[3.5] Ice Spear CoC Deadeye AKA Ice Laser (Cheap) (Endgame Viable) (Shaper DOWN)

INTRODUCTION

Hey guys, Leysonic here. I never thought that I would ever write a build guide but there have been several people in pubs who have asked for one so here it is!

With the coming of 3.5 were several skill gem changes that made this build possible.

Ice Spear had been reworked to give huge single target potential with the abiliy to use all its projectiles to hit a single target.

Cast on Crit has also been buffed to have an internal cooldown lowered to 0.15s, allowing around 7 triggers per second.

Finally, the new skill Lancing Steel is the ideal way to trigger cast on crit as it has a long range and can hit the same target multiple times with a single attack.

Putting all these three together is a beast of a character launching up to 56 ice spears per second!



Other awesome builds:
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2302865

VIDEO UP
t16 phoenix (-max, crit)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzVLMi_y4RI
t16 chimera (monster life, damage and speed)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lg7zb_uXOy4
Shaper
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXRO4I9Harw
t12 map run
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sdo7r7P03H4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cybRR7vWPWc

POB
https://pastebin.com/0S4cSa58

PROS

-Look awesome shooting out so many ice spears it looks like a laser beam
-Very powerful single target
-Safe play style freezing everything a screen away


CONS

-Can't do ele reflect

WHY DEADEYE?

Spoiler
This build requires a variety of support from ascendancy choice which deadeye provides:
- crit chance
- pierce
- accuracy
- attack speed (with tailwind)
- life gain on hit

While other choices might provide more of a single aspect (assassin for more crit / inquisitor for more damage) they do not provide the wide range of support that allows this build to shine.


GEAR

Spoiler



GEAR BREAKDOWN

Spoiler

WEAPON


We dual wield swords to make use of the Twin Terrors passive branch which adds 125% crit chance while dual wielding. This along with the Fatal Blades branch allows us to not use the Increased Critical Strikes support gem and use Hypothermia for more damage.

Minimum Stats
-high attack speed
-high crit chance

HELM


Starkonja gives life, crit chance and attack speed.
Rats nest if you want to sacrifice life for more damage.

ENCHANT IS IMPORTANT. Get the power charge on crit enchant to boost lancing steel crit chance.

CHEST


Many options are viable but I chose to go with Belly for more life.
Others include Loreweave (hard to get right colours), Lightning Coil, Daresso's Defiance, Shroud of the Lightless

GLOVES



Rares with life/resists.


If you have walord's mark on hit ring you can use the spare mana for aspect of the spider aura.

BOOTS



Rares with life/resists/movespeed.

BELT



Stygian Vise for extra jewel slot with life/resists.
Alternatively you can get a shaper belt with Cooldown Recovery Speed but is a more expensive option.

AMULET


Rares with minimum crit multi/life/resists.

The Pandemonius is the great amulet but it is very expensive at the moment.
Yolk of Suffering is also very nice but expensive as well.

RINGS


Mark of the Shaper gives us up to 100% increase spell damage (with an elder ring equipped) which this build sorely needs.

Alternate option: rare opal ring with life/resists/crit multi


Rare elder ring with life/resists.

Would be ideal to also have Curse Enemies with Warlord's Mark affix but this is also very expensive.

JEWELS

Rares with crit multi
Other useful mods - life/spell damage/cold damage/projectile damage.





GEMS

Spoiler
Main CoC setup

Lancing Steel - Cast on Critical Strike - Ice Spear - Cold Penetration - Greater Multiple Projectiles - Hypothermia
KEEP LANCING STEEL AT LVL 1 TO PRESERVE MANA

Order of importance
1) Lancing Steel - Cast on Critical Strike - Ice Spear - Greater Multiple Projectiles
2) Cold Penetration
3) Hypothermia

Hypothermia can be subbed for Increased Critical Strikes or if you feel your crit is too low or power charge on crit if you don't have the helm enchant.

Auras

Herald of Ice

Blasphemy - Warlord's Mark
(if you already have a ring with curse on hit warlord's mark you can use Aspect of the Spider)

War Banner

Movement
Whirling Blades - Faster Attacks - Fortify


Cast when Damage Taken

CWDT - Increased Duration - Immortal Call - Frostbomb

CWDT - Cold Snap - Summon Ice Golem

Others

Vaal Righteous Fire
Vaal Haste




SKILL TREE



PLAYSTYLE (IMPORTANT)

Spoiler
When mapping you can cast lancing steel then whirling blades INTO the pack for better clear.

For bosses whirl AWAY from the boss and make sure ice spear transitions into its second form before hitting the target.



BANDITS

Kill All

ASCENDANCY PATH

Rupture -> Powerful Precision -> Gathering Winds -> Fast and Deadly

PANTHEONS

Depends on preference but I chose
Soul of the Brine King
Soul of Tukohama


LEVELLING

Spoiler
Level with swords (dual wield preferably) and use spectral throw.

Gem setup
Spectral Throw - Added Fire - Greater Multiple Projectiles - Vicious Projectiles - Faster Attacks

Upon reaching blood aqueducts is a good time to transition into cast on crit gem setup and level the gems.

23 points
www.poeurl.com/cdeL

50 points
www.poeurl.com/cdeN

90 points
www.poeurl.com/cdeO


WHY NOT USE BELTIMBER?

Spoiler

The most important things of a Cast on Crit build is having very high attack speed and very high crit chance. Beltimber has none of them.


Surely the extra projectiles will carry our damage?
They do help a lot but since the weapon crit chance is too low, you are forced into using increased critical strikes support and drop hypothermia/cold penetration. In the end you will be doing around 12% less damage. On top of this your attack speed will be lower meaning you may not reach the CoC cooldown of 0.15s in single target situations.

Last edited by Leysonic on Jan 11, 2019, 1:01:09 AM
Last bumped on Jun 8, 2019, 8:01:00 PM
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Looks pretty bonkers. How would this hold up in HC SSF? is it playable without mark of shaper/starkonja
I think it would be very possible in HS SSF. Although I would be make several changes such as
-using increased critical strikes as the 6th link
-not use dual wield and using a tanky shield instead

You could easily play it without mark of shaper/starkonja. You will lose a bit of damage but have more chances to cap resistances with rares.

Looks cheap and powerful. How would this do SSF (no uniques) and with a 5L dropping controlled destruction?
nm
Last edited by BYL80 on Dec 19, 2018, 11:21:28 AM
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ressiv wrote:
Looks cheap and powerful. How would this do SSF (no uniques) and with a 5L dropping controlled destruction?


None of the uniques are build defining so it should work fine in SSF. Yes, if you using a 5l dropping controlled destruction is totally ok.
sick build
ima try this with cospris for 112 ice spears per second
and lyco to always hit, but maybe dual cospris could be nuttier lol
Last edited by Doyzord on Dec 19, 2018, 4:12:03 PM
Level as standard bow Ranger?
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Doyzord wrote:
sick build
ima try this with cospris for 112 ice spears per second
and lyco to always hit, but maybe dual cospris could be nuttier lol


bad news, cospris doesnt trigger on lancing steel because it isn't melee =/

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