[3.9] Journey of Carrotizer's Self-cast Ice Nova Asssassin | MoM 8k+ EHP |

Previous builds:
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3.7 Legion: Divine Ire/Vaal Arc Inquisitor (https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2610732)


Hello exiles,

This is my second log. I'll be updating this periodically! Last updated 2019/12/13.
You can check out the playthrough videos and stream here:
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Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/Carrotizer
YouTube:
* T14 Dark Forest with Einhar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLWlVwvSYRM
* T14 Villa with Zana, Blight, Vaal side area: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BLOsHeIZHM


Build & Gear:
Path of Building Pastebin link @ lv 94: https://pastebin.com/xjWFPWy5 (on 12/13)

Offense (vs Shaper, less effective Assassin's Mark):
* Average hit DPS: 156847.1
* Total DPS: 696849.4 (need to check if this factors in Greater Spell Echo!)
* Effective crit chance with Diamond Flask: 90.49% (69.16% without)
* Crit multi: 486%
* 4.44 casts per second

Defense:
* Life: 4979, with Mind over Matter
* Inc life from tree: 172%
* Mana: 2773, unreserved: 2439
* ES: 1099 (60% ES increased from tree)
* Chaos resistance with Atziri's Promise: 76% (capped at 75%)
* Block chance: 18%
* Attack dodge chance: 5%


Current gear & gem links (updated 2019/12/21):
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Pledge of Hand: Vaal Ice Nova - Spell Echo - Intensify - Hypothermia - Controlled Destruction - Cold Penetration (I'm wondering if Empower lv 4 would be a better setup here)


Carcass Jack: Frostbolt - Faster Casting - Curse on Hit - Assassin's Mark - Slow Projectiles
I'm using 6th socket for Clarity, but with 6L + Awakened Curse on Hit, I would use Frostbite. At that point, Empower lv 4 may be better than Cold Penetration.


Helmet: Any helmet


Amulet & Rings:
Amulet: The Pandemonius. Short of a Mirror-tier Amulet, Pandemonius does it all; damage, resistance, and blind (since we don't invest heavily into evasion and rather utilize Mind over Matter, we can "maximize" the 50% less chance to hit :)).
I first assumed "resistance" catalyst would increase penetration, but "elemental damage" catalyst actually affects it.









Passive tree:

Release weekend:
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Leveling:
I saw sub-1hr A5 Kitava video and tried out Stormblast Mine league this time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYhz6virHIw&t=3084s

I didn't quite get used to Detonate Mines, but the skill felt very fast and powerful damage-wise, especially with nearby Mine nodes around Shadow.
I made several mistakes in the leveling process:
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1. I first rushed to travel to Templar area to grab AoE nodes, elemental damage, and life nodes. I then took Elemental Overload keystone, but Elemental Overload doesn't trigger off of traps/mines, so I had to manually trigger it with Orb of Storms.
2. I didn't grab 3 Notables in Clever Construction wheel until around lv 70. I probably should have rushed to get these and then move to Templar, because Witch area doesn't give much bonus compared to the number of stat points you have to spend to get there early on.


Once in Blood Aqueduct, I ran it for experience and Humility/Vanity cards for until mid-70. I bought the 9th Vanity card, sold Humility cards at 2.5c, and got +1 socketed gem Tabula from Vanity! It sold for 100c later.

Monday:
First exalt drop, got 2-soc Tombfist that I got from 1st Lich (wow HP/res buff is real!) which sold for 160c. Good start!

Tuesday:
Got second exalt drop. Fossil crafted belt ilvl85 Stygian Vise with Prismatic, Pristine, Metallic. I got lucky on first try and got this:

* Buying fossils is still pretty painful, but infinitely better than having an AH ruin the game...

It took me exactly 14 hours (13 hr 58 min) to complete 10 acts + 3 Labrynths.



Random statistics & item trade prices:
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Bought 6L Pledge of Hands
: 6 ex + 20C + 40 alch + 20 regal (penniless after this purchase, but it's a giant upgrade)
Sold a Shaper steel ring for 1 exalt in the first week.
Bought Watcher's Eye for 2 Exalt
Sold 10% crit chance Frozen Trail for 80c
Bought Cannot be Hindered Frozen Trail for 10c
Paid 5 ex + 60c + 30 alch for perfect Pandemonius

Sold 6L Femur of the Saints (that I almost vendored for a Divine...) for 3.5 ex.
55c for 24 aoe helmet with life mana tri res

25c for dodge boots


Sold fossil crafted belt (T1 life, 45+ res, 40% weapon ele, delve ele damage mod, 1 open prefix I think) for 1 ex + 210c

Near perfect Mark of the SHaper (2% off spell damage, 1% off ES) for 3 ex 55c

Bought Elder Essence Worm for 11 ex + 60c



Legion 40/40: Lv 99 Disintegrator Divine Ire/Vaal Arc Inquisitor (thread #2610732)
Betrayal 40/40: Lv 100 Soul Mantle Arc Totem Hierophant
Abyss 40/40: Lv 95 Piscator Barrage/Kinetic Blast Ascendant
Breach 36/40
Last edited by Carrotizer on Jan 10, 2020, 4:02:55 AM
Last bumped on Dec 26, 2019, 2:11:19 PM
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Legion 40/40: Lv 99 Disintegrator Divine Ire/Vaal Arc Inquisitor (thread #2610732)
Betrayal 40/40: Lv 100 Soul Mantle Arc Totem Hierophant
Abyss 40/40: Lv 95 Piscator Barrage/Kinetic Blast Ascendant
Breach 36/40
https://pastebin.com/4scmSNX0 lol if the totems poison inflict affects but i think yes so dps is true...
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Ziurkesas wrote:
https://pastebin.com/4scmSNX0 lol if the totems poison inflict affects but i think yes so dps is true...


Totem's poison? What build does that link to?

Updated gear & gem links.
Legion 40/40: Lv 99 Disintegrator Divine Ire/Vaal Arc Inquisitor (thread #2610732)
Betrayal 40/40: Lv 100 Soul Mantle Arc Totem Hierophant
Abyss 40/40: Lv 95 Piscator Barrage/Kinetic Blast Ascendant
Breach 36/40

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