[3.9] Frost King WhirlWind – Powerfull Cyclone with lowest price [Great Starter - Boss Killer]

UPD for 3.9
Still very strong. Actual because we use elemental damage. Really cheap and strong

UPD for 3.7
Build in 3.7 much stronger and MUCH tanky. New fortify and passive nodes for channeling skills will grants our bers good buffs

Hi There. This is the budget, starter, endgame, delving friendly buid. And non-meta too. Build easy killing Elder, Shaper, t16 bosses. Can do Uber Atziri (if you know how to play with cyclone) and Uber Elder (I think). Yes, Against Syndicate bulsh*t all melee builds = poo.

Video Gameplay
Shaper last stage, High Tier Maps (3.6) - https://youtu.be/4ES28Il3WDo


For El Overload

For damage boost with instant cry and berserker warcry passives

For cold convert


And Hatred penetration watcher eye
You can also use Kaom's Heart if you want 7.5k hp


PoB - https://pastebin.com/uSFBEhTC
Kill all bandits or help Kraityn
Pantheon - Lunaris/Gruthkul/Garukhan

Main Gems

Cyclone-Melee phys-Elemental Damage with attacks-Fortify-inc aoe/conc/pulverize-Infused Channeling
Hatred-Herald of Purity


Why cyclone
Comfort farming, elemental overload and onslaught instant gain, can dodging syndicat attacks (sometimes)
You can switch to ice crash - just replace passives from convertion nodes to mace
What can they do
Farming most of the maps (el reflect, no regen is bad). Killing most of the bosses (see up).
That's not cheap!
You need Kongor mace (1c), Hrimsorrow (1alc) and Deidbellow (1c). Everything else is not neccesary. Self craft opal ring with essences and buy another stuff for <1 ex each (amulet, watchers eye, chest)
Total Budget
Around 5ex
Mana struggles
Yes, sometimes. Enchant helping alot. Cyclone - hungry.

Most powerfull
I think yes. 700k PDPS without flasks, frenzy and other stupid stuff against Shaper. Maybe Ngamahu's similair, but calculate this is too hard. Typical Slayer Disfavor/Starforge PDPS - around 300-400k.

Last edited by Kursed_one on Dec 15, 2019, 2:59:23 PM
Last bumped on Jan 20, 2020, 9:24:09 AM
With Video
Updated Q/A
I'm currently lvl 46 with this build and wondering how you run purity/hatred/ash?
Thunderchubs wrote:
I'm currently lvl 46 with this build and wondering how you run purity/hatred/ash?

Using only purity and hatred.
Man nice build, simple and strong, did a lot of testing in standard and probably will be my starter build for 3.6.

Also did a lot of testing with cloacked in savagery or rite of ruin and prefer the second because it has most consistent damage.

After a lot of though i have a full uniques suggestion for starters.. did with this setup t16 maps with no hard mods with ease.. the only need is to constanly spam your enduring cry(easy)


pob: https://pastebin.com/gWtUKPjz

dual curse for life/mana gain on hit and power charge generation and with correct implicits on amulet+gloves can go up to triple curse.

again thanks for the build!
Last edited by stred_ on Feb 19, 2019, 6:19:38 PM
Awesome suggestion, I am following this build, But I have some lack of mana issue.

Is your build good soloution for mana issue? and how far complete tier? good for t16?

Sorry, I am noob and try to learn soemthing

Really nice build!

The build reminded me of sth I read on Reddit, just for Winter Orb.

You should be able to play a gimmicky version of the build that is fire only.
You equip Malachai's Artifice ring and put Herald of Purity in the ring-socket.

You replace "Hypothemia" and "Cold Pen" with "Cold to Fire" and "Fire Pen".
You spec Avatar of Fire.

Herald of Purity has EE from the ring. Herald of Purity is buffed by Hatred and does cold damage. It will give you a -50% fire res proc.
If you Sovereignty or Enlighten you can go: Hatred, Herald of Ash and Herald of Purity.

You can use both cold and fire damage to buff the damage.


Damage is around 1,1mil shaper dps with Warchief and no flasks.
That is with a Xoph's Blood and Lava Lash.

Warchief totem is with Cold to Fire, WED and either Melee Phys or Multiple Totems. Multiple totems would add another 480k.

All that goes even higher with flasks of course.

Oh..just recognized that Combustion > Fire Pen. All you need is Elemental Focus on Warchief. Jesus the DPS is insane. Ice Crash is of course really good with the exact same setup too.

Here is the Ice Crash version with flasks enabled. Over 2.1mil dps without warchief on first wave. https://pastebin.com/usgEduCt

The damage per hit is so high that even ignite is over 50k dps. >_>

I will definetely keep this build in mind for 3.7.
Last edited by zorker on May 6, 2019, 2:23:04 PM
Updated for 3.7

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