[3.6] Updated / Ice Nova CoC & Cospri ! / 2 - 3M SHAPER DPS /Clear Speed / Multiple Versions
3.6.0 Change log:
The basic mechanics did not change at all in the new patch 3.6, but the damage output has received a 20%-ish nerf :(
But do not worry, there's always a way if you still fancy this build :)
Upon the huge nerf of the life leech from Ascendant's Slayer, and the life leech itself, a man has no reason to stick to this "Atziri's Acuity + Slayer" combo anymore (a man is hyped for GoT S8) xD
A man can choose the Champion passive to get easy perma Fortify.
A man can get rid of both Slayer and Champion and choose the Inquisitor path. Why?
1, The Inquisitor passive does not only provides lots of damage (20%-ish more) which can neutralize the 3.6 nerf.
2, It gives you almost perma Consecrated Ground, which is remaked in patch 3.6. Enemies standing in your Consecrated Ground can receive 100% increased crit chance from you.You also have increased life regen and elemental ailment immunity on the Consecrated Ground.
But what's the alternative option of Atziri's Acuity?
A man can get the Command of the Pit for lazy Arcane Surge.
A man can simply get a pair of rare gloves.
A man can use the new unique Vixen's Entrapment for the +1 curse limit.
Why +1 curse? Because curses have received a buff in patch 3.6.
"Bosses which previously had 60% or 80% less effect of curses on them now have 33% or 66% less effect of curses on them respectively."
That means the curse Enfeeble is a decent choice to make up with the leech nerfs.
And just saying in case some might ask, Temporal chain is not that good because you can slow the enemies too which makes the effect less efficient.
A man can also get a +1 curse from other sources (for example your Amulet or passive tree), and use rare gloves.
Here's the gem changes upon using two curses(warlord's from the ring, and Enfeeble from CWDT):
1, You replace the Frost Bomb in your CWDT setup with Enfeeble.
2, You put Frost Bomb if your Cospri (Frost Bomb - Ice Nova - Frostbolt)
3, You replace one of your gems with Frozen Trail to get more Frostbolt projectiles.
I'd also like to mention the new flask Bottled Faith, you can replace Atziri's Promise with this one.
This can provide lots of damage as well.
At last, the big nerf of Loreweave. Well, you call this a nerf?
I CALL THIS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY AND REASON TO USE CARCASS JACK.
(just make sure you use a MTX on your Carcass, the original art of Carcass is unbearable for me.)
But seriously, although the elemental mitagation has reduced to 12% from 20%, it's still a decent defensive option, just not that OP. Otherwise, you might wanna use Carcass for better QoL.
The basic concept of this build is:
Using CoC+Nova, plus Frostbolt on cospri, and other cool things like Arctic breath and Vortex, to create multiple casts of Ice Nova per trigger! As well as a good use of the 3.5 cold skills new mechanics!
Some gameplay GIF
Shaper: 5 sec per phase
Variants of this build (inspired by the community!):
Assassin/Slayer, MoM, life/mana double recovery version (quite expensive, but not unreachable,see for yourself!)
NOTE: this setup is specifically for BF version, and encounters like Uber Elder, where most of the deadly damage comes from spell. For futher discussion, check page 21.
It has 8.5K ehp, 2M shaper dps, and a bunch of other defensive layers.
Here's the PoB link: https://pastebin.com/kESYedqr
And here's the tree(kill all):
Now let me explain what I did to this build.
Basically I've added a lot of end-game uniques, these are:
Mind of the Council, Atziri's Acuity, Loreweave, Yoke of Suffering, Unnatural Instinct.
Now let's see the changes and mechanics step by step:
1,Mind of the Council.
MotC gives lots of mana, and most importantly, when you shock an enemy, you recover 3% mana instantly. Combined with your mana leech, your mana can recover VERY fast.
2,Yoke of Suffering.
Yoke of Suffering allows you to shock. don't worry, we can shock Shaper (although it can only apply 3-4% damage taken increased, it's still a shock).
With added fire damage and added chaos damage in the Abbysal jewels, you can also ignite and poison shaper.
So the calculation of Shaper's total damage taken increased from Yoke is:
Ignite 5%, Poison 5%, Chill 5%, Shock 5%+3% = 23% damage taken increased!
80% maximum res equals 20% more elemental damage mitigation (compared to 75% max res).
It also has elemental damage, life, and crit chance. One of the best items in PoE.
The Vaal Pact it provides combining with the Slayer's "Leech does not stop" is a very good layer of defensive with huge sustainability. And it provides some life and crits. This item plus the previous "recover mana when you shock" mechanic, results in an insane amount of recovery for MoM!
5, At last, the items I've listed in PoB are not even close to any mirrored items.They are expensive, but not unreachable.
With this level of gear, you can get 2M Shaper dps (1.65M without frenzy charges), 8.46K effective HP,20% more elemental damage reduction, and a huge amount of recovery (both life and mana).
I hope this can solve the build's defensive problem. GL and Enjoy!
Life based (non-MoM) Ass/Slayer, with potentially 7K life pool and decent leech from Acuity.
Here's the PoB link: https://pastebin.com/LR5USbtX
Here's the tree:
Basically, you get lots of %life from tree (a total of 232%), using Acuity for Vaal pact and having a decent damage output as well!
Life Evasion/dodge based Assassin/Inq or Assassin/Raider, , high damage, clearspead.
Note: you can either use Farrul's fur + Aspect of the cat(enchant on any rare item), or use Queen of the forest for even more movement speed.
Assassin/Inq for potentially more damage, and Assassin/Raider for clearspeed and perma frenzy charges.
Here's the Farrul's Assassin/Inq version of PoB, you can change it to your preference: https://pastebin.com/Vp4cquLE
Here's the tree:
Inspired by @sergio_thor92.
Got Phase Acrobatics on the tree, added an Intuitive Leap, (you can also use Atziri's Step for more spell dodge).
Another option for Cospri's gem setup
Use Frozen Trail(for +2 frostbolt projectiles), and put Frostbolt, Ice Nova and Frost Bomb in Copsri. This way you can apply a much more reliable debuff (-25% cold res) to the enemies!
The only downside is that the damage output can be slightly lower, but since Frost Bomb has its own cd, it shouldn't be a problem!
How to enhance the survivability?
@edleHerrscher 's Red Tier Elder kill in Betrayal (Cyclone Ver.), "83 lvl with 18 lvl gem without quality and some trash gear vs red elder" quoted from himself. He's using thief's torment, a 5link Carcass, Ungil's Harmony, and a Lavianga's Spirit (good choice on the last one!)
Cyclone Version mapping showcase (T15 Carcass):
Video of Hydra, ft. extra cold damage, beyond, incursion,
It has multiple types of encounters, and I thought this might be a good showcase in general for you guys :)
Leveling tips from @sergio_thor92
See the last reply of page 16
PoB and how can it be "2.5M Shaper DPS"?
The PoB is updated! the actual Highest shaper DPS can reach 2.5M+ (and 2.1M+ without frenzy charges).
here's the PoB link: https://pastebin.com/WWaNTLZF
The dps calculation is written in the "Skills".
PS: starting from Shadow or Templar makes no difference, however, I would recommend you start from Shadow first (because Inquisitor is not always the option)
Ok, now the build, I'll make it simple and quick.
Items and Links and Mechanics
Kaom's Root is not mandatory for this build (if you're using Cyclone, you don't need it at all!). you can get Duskblight or rare boots, even Atziri's step and Garukhan can do just fine..
Let me explain a bit the mechanics:
First we got the 6-Linked Carcass Jack (which received a decent buff with the AoE), a typical BF-CoC-IceNova setup. We're using Increased Crit. Chance for more procs, and Hypothermia instead of Elemental Focus because we need the defensives from Chill and Freeze.
The next will be the 3L Cospri:GMP-Frostbolt-Ice Nova
And on another item, Vortex-Bonechill
Here's how it works:
Frostbolt will let Ice Nova cast again, up to 2 frostbolt duplicating per Ice Nova. which basically means the Ice Nova will double its damage if there's enough frostbolt in front of you!
Cospri's Ice Nova can also proc on frostbolts as well!
Vortex can provide multiple benefits including end-game encounters, you can easily cast it since its an Instant skill! (where you cannot apply chill that easy).
Vortex provides Chill Ground, which is counted as a fixed Chill effect against any enemy(including Shaper/Elder). And this helps with the Pandemonius (20% cold pen. against chilled enemy) and the Hypothermia support (more damage aganst chilled enemies).
Annnd, when you cast Vortex while there are up to 4 Frostbolts out there, it will cast Vortex on the Frostbolts again! thus, a huge area coverage.
Annnnnnnnnd, with the new support Bonechill, it gives you even more damage!
As for other gems like Blood Rage and Ancestral Protector, they can give you more attack speed (more procs), and frost bomb gives you more cold damage (and a not that reliable culling strike, since only the explosion of Frost Bomb counts as a hit). However, these are flexible.
Flasks and Jewels
Nothing special for the flasks.
As for the jewels, all you need is a Pure Talent and a Clear Mind.
You can also have up to two Might of the Meek if you can afford them. (And if you have even more currency, get Unnatural Instinct)
For the rare jewels just look for Life, Crit Mult, % cold damage (and other % damage), Maximum Mana, attack speed, etc.
Level 96 Passives (help Alira)
The ascendancy can be very flexible, however, i would recommend Assassin for crit chance, power charges and a decent start point from the passive tree.
-For instance, if you don't like Kaom's root and want to take advantage of Pandemonius' blind effect, you can choose Jugg.
-If you'd like more damage and some ailment immunity, take Inquisitor.(my personal choice)
-If you're using Cyclone instead of Blade Flurry, you might want to get the Champion node for fortify.
-Raider for infinite frenzy charges and onslaught, and even Slayer for the overleech.
Assuming you have all gods captured and unlocked:
Soul of Lunaris: for general mapping, Elder/Uber Elder, Hydra, Chimera, Phoenix, etc.
Soul of Solaris: for Shaper, Minotaur, Purifier, Enslaver, Catarina, Phoenix, etc.
Soul of Arakaali: for Eradicator, Constrictor,etc.
Special Note(from @Malzamist): the recovery from Arakaali's minor god Arachnoxia is insane (especially when it's combined with the Acuity).
Soul of Gruthkul: for Minotaur (cyclone),general mapping,etc.
Soul of Tukohama: for Minotaur (Blade Flurry), general mapping,etc.
Soul of Yugul: for Elder/Uber Elder, Hydra,etc.
Soul of Ralakesh: for general mapping (to reduce the dot from Blood Rage)
Soul of Shakari: for any encounter that involves chaos dot and poison.
Soul of Abberath: for Enslaver, Phoenix,etc.
Soul of Garukhan: for general mapping.
How do I start the league with literally NO CURRENCY to buy these bad bois?
It's simple, before you can get those items, the only MUST HAVE is Lycosidae, you can have anything on other parts, self-cast Vortex+Bonechill (its instant cast !), put Ice Nova AND Frostbolt into your 5-linked CoC setup, buy a Mortem Morsu (a claw that'll probably cost you 1 chaos) and an Ungil's Harmony, and you're good to go!
---If you're Chinese, check my original post at NGA
---Congratz @edleHerrscher lol
---Thank you @TheMadkitten for sharing your similar Assassin build!
Last edited by diabloyd on Mar 7, 2019, 2:45:33 AM
Last bumped on Jul 5, 2019, 4:46:22 AM
on Dec 8, 2018, 10:16:05 AM
Looks interesting! i might start this out, how is defensive?
Also can you do leveling tree? or post PoB with leveling tree path there if u got time
Last edited by Tecken1407 on Dec 8, 2018, 12:06:59 PM
on Dec 8, 2018, 12:05:14 PM
It can reach up to 8k effective hp (with mom, 6000hp+2000mana), I'd say its pretty tanky. Tho the sustain might be a bit tricky, since you only have warlord's life/mana leech plus the consecrated ground from the Inquisitor node. (I tried Vaal Pact, but it's too far away and not worth it.)
I can't do the leveling tree now but I can give you a direction, first start with the Life nodes on the left of scion's starting area, then go up to the witch's area, take the aoe nodes and crit nodes.The path is rather flexible, just get enough life and damage (don't bother allocating MoM while leveling)
And you can get the addition curse(or just get a doedre's ring), assassin's mark + warlord's mark both are very helpful early on.
Also, you can use basically any spell to start with (don't use CoC too early, it'll be clunky as hell)
on Dec 8, 2018, 12:36:55 PM
I can't stand Blade Flurry. any other good Gem you can use here?
on Dec 8, 2018, 3:17:16 PM
BF and Cyclone are the only melee aoe gems with more attack speed.
Another high hit-rate melee gem is double strike, but it's single target.
on Dec 8, 2018, 6:32:40 PM
I see thanks, when should i start using CoC setup? and i will farm currency on other starter build so i can have item ready for this build.
on Dec 8, 2018, 6:52:42 PM
I see on your build you don't have any extra projectile for frostbolts. Wouldn't this not proc both ice nova for frostbolt? Is there any reason why you only have 1 frostbolt projectiles?
on Dec 8, 2018, 8:42:26 PM
I've done a PoB Link for you guys.
Haven't added the Flasks and some Gems. So you guys have to add those yourself.
And you probably should check the jewels.
But here you go:
on Dec 8, 2018, 9:30:48 PM
Hell you're actually right mate! Thank you so much for pointing it out!
I made a huge mistake, I though vortex would cast more frostbolts! But the true mechanic is that forstbolts would cast more vortex!
Means I got it all wrong (the skill effects are too flashy for me to comprehend what's actually happening lol, but still, it wasn't too bad tho.)
I fixed the build, check the post!
on Dec 8, 2018, 11:54:06 PM
I'd say after you get Lycosidae, and the Assassin ascendancy node, then you can start to play CoC !
and btw, I made a big mistake, fixed it already in the post
on Dec 8, 2018, 11:56:04 PM