[3.12 Video Guide] Vortex Cold Snap DoT [HC/SC/Uber Elder/Shaper viable]

HI, will you update this guide to 3.12 HEIST when new league start?
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xerailas wrote:
HI, will you update this guide to 3.12 HEIST when new league start?


When we get patch notes I update all my guides live on stream actually, so yes! :)
Due to popular demand and me not being a full-time streamer I'm unable to go through all forum threads as I used to, however, I still respond to every question on my YouTube videos!
Build Guides: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1686036
https://www.youtube.com/GhazzyTV
Played this already a few leagues ago, I think during Betrayal, then took a long break. Absolutely phantastic build for league start and end game (first time I actually got into end game, killing red elder). I hope today it's just as good. Back then Frost Bomb and Storm Brand were self cast. Can't wait to see how the trigger weapon works out for me. Thumbs up, and good luck everyone in "Heist".
BUILD IS NOW UPDATED FOR 3.12


(Literally nothing changed LuL)
Due to popular demand and me not being a full-time streamer I'm unable to go through all forum threads as I used to, however, I still respond to every question on my YouTube videos!
Build Guides: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1686036
https://www.youtube.com/GhazzyTV
I'm going to play this build for Heist. Been trying to compare this build to Shakcentrals build and the main difference I see (comparing CI versions) are that this guide has a lot more ES, his has more damage / speed.

Are there any other major things that I'm missing?

Great guide my dude.
Great build guide
Last edited by DaleDVM on Sep 20, 2020, 10:50:03 AM
Leveling this build proved really painfull between lvl 55 and 65. Act 9 with ball lightning mines and orb of storm was so horrible i switched to vortex and cold Snap at that time. And honestly it immediately was better 😃
Last edited by Ashandaar on Sep 21, 2020, 10:34:33 AM
I leveled this build using Frozen Pulse for damage. Some quest gives a unique gem that gives it more projectiles and damage, and you potentially don't have to refund as much when you make the switch later because you can grab the cold specific nodes as you level.

Was running Herald of Ice, Discipline, and Clarity for auras, Frozen Pulse for main damage with Lesser Multiple Projectiles. Eventually supported with Efficacy and Unbound Ailments iirc. Frost Bomb and Frostbite for lowering resistances, Sigil of Power for big fights when you need the extra damage. Lightning Golem for the cast speed. Probably not all optimal, even for running Frozen Pulse, but it worked well for me, and I was able to swap over to Vortex/CI in my early 70s with 10 refund points remaining from what the campaign gives you, so no orbs of scouring needed.

I can't speak for the leveling recommendation of the guide, but I'm level 76 right now running almost all of the gems listed(no 6 link chest at the moment) and it's working great. Great job with the guide. The only complaint I have is that it says to switch over to CI around 70+. For someone rusty/new(the former for me), I think it'd be helpful to have a sample tree for if you switch to both Vortex and CI around level 70.
I need some input for the Sirus fight. It was my first attempt ever at Sirus but I feel that maybe a replacement skill for phase 4 might help? I made it easily to phase 4, no problem, but there he teleports so often that I didn't even scratch him. The issue is really just keeping him long enough in a vortex to do some damage.
Having a lot of fun with the build so far, at lvl 89 even on a 5-Link it works like a charm!

Would anyone be able to point me to a level 100 skill tree for 3.12? Would be much appreciated!

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