[3.13] Ice Dancing Queen - Icestorm/Cyclone/CI - Viable For Everything

how do we fit in the clusters in the occul tree? and where do we fit split personlety?
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gruumine wrote:
Is there any other way to get stun immunity? for example cluster jewel skill, anointment, etc etc?


There is, but it's a bit of investment. Lucidity, gives you 40%, Unwavering Focus (notable from medium challenging cluster jewel) gives you another 40% At that point you can get another Unwavering Focus, or anoint Unpredictable Offensive to pick up another 30%.

So you are looking at an anoint, a cluster jewel node, and 3 passives.

Profane Bloom looks to be kind of awesome though. We get around 700-800% increased generic damage on the build, that makes things that explode explode with around 200% of their maximum life. Imagine coupling that with a curse on hit affix from someplace.

Lots of possibilities to play with. Will it be worth it? Who knows, but that's part of the fun.
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LiNGeN wrote:
Don't forget that any hit can stun. This includes spells and they cannot be evaded. The staff only gives attack block. A good example is atziri/uber atziri where you respecc into Elementalist for the reflect immunity as Ascendant. In there the spark skeletons stun you almost constantly. Anything that hits multiple times, say Porcupines, are also likely to stun despite some evade/block.

I just did Uber Atziri full clear to check this out. Nope. All trash there is completely trivial and haven't stunned me even once. Bosses too. Other than not standing in the Archer Bitch'es mega rain, I had to disable the curse link on Atziri because I didn't care to bring any Warding flasks.

Looking for Porcupines now...
Last edited by Kelvynn on Jan 13, 2021, 5:22:04 PM
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Kelvynn wrote:

Looking for Porcupines now...


For a real test stand in the middle of a bunch of them! 8-)

(I always need to watch out for them, even at 11k ES.)
Found the porcupines! T16 Terrace map AL8, and it even happened to have a nice pack size and Vulnerability. Half of them got exploded by the 25% Profane Bloom and thus didn't do their normal explosion. Others did their own explosion but it wasn't really dangerous. I eventually got myself killed by standing in big packs and looking for them to non-Profane explode. But that was really asking for it. Other than that, I got a few micro-stuns but nothing really serious.

Thing with Profane Bloom is, it should be really nice for leveling and mapping before you have the godly gear. You don't yet 1-shot everything everywhere, so the mobs have a good chance to get cursed. And then BOOM!
Last edited by Kelvynn on Jan 13, 2021, 5:24:15 PM
Did a blighted T15 map. Muahahahaha! Who needs towers?! Profane BOOM and everything is dead!
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Kelvynn wrote:
Did a blighted T15 map. Muahahahaha! Who needs towers?! Profane BOOM and everything is dead!

Damn, this is a very strong argument against Ascendant
PoB has been updated with the 3.13 changes.

Here's my best result so far with my Standard gear:
https://pastebin.com/bPbT0ALK

- Broke 3k Int on Occultist with a godly 2-mod amulet.
- Maxing resist proved to be not too hard, it's just a matter of getting the right mods. I even got all resists equal at 75% for the max Wise Oak bonus. And didn't have to help Alira or allocate Ash, Frost & Storm or Faith & Steel. Anointed Cloth & Chain and spent the points on a longer tree.
- Getting just the right amount of Str and Dex also isn't hard. With this tree I didn't even need Practical Application.

Ideally, I would prefer to anoint Lucidity and take Faith & Steel with the 2 points freed up on it. But then I would need to find 4% all res somewhere.

No reason to min-max too much on Standard anyway. A lot will depend on the actual items you obtain in the new league. There are many ways to min-max things by switching tree nodes and playing with different jewelry. There is also a jewel slot available for it - the one that has Emperor's Wit in the final version.
Last edited by Kelvynn on Jan 13, 2021, 6:31:05 PM
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Nishrek wrote:
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Kelvynn wrote:
Did a blighted T15 map. Muahahahaha! Who needs towers?! Profane BOOM and everything is dead!

Damn, this is a very strong argument against Ascendant

Not for me. Blight is a very niche target these days. It's fun but lacks rewards compared to the more recent league mechanics. Even with the 'lucky' chests, it's way behind Delirium in the reward vs investment.

Still, watching them all explode makes me giggle :)
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Kelvynn wrote:
Anointed Cloth & Chain and spent the points on a longer tree.

Isn't Holy Dominion a better anoint for us? We basically get nothing out of the extra evade chance and we have no armor at all.

Might as well get a tiny amount increased damage.

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