[3.9] Self-Cast Ice Nova Necromancer - Millions of DPS, Great AOE, and Tanky! - All content

Hi and many thanks for this build. I am new to POE and just started this season playing Enki's Arc Witch. However, I was a little uncomfortable with his new updates. So I wanted to start a new character and came across your extremely interesting guide.
Could you please tell me, if the sequence of skills in combination with CWDT is important and if so, how it affects it?
It is a great guide, expecially cost wise. I am just a little concrened about having the perfect colours for all those sockets.
Many thanks for your reply.
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D1mka2212 wrote:

Could you please tell me, if the sequence of skills in combination with CWDT is important and if so, how it affects it?

This question is so deep that I can't believe you are a new player. The short answer is NO, it won't affect anything.
As you may know, the position of the gem slot affects the order of the skills triggered by CWDT. However, desecrate has a short delay before creating corpses, so corpses will be generated after spirit offering is cast. It does not matter if desecrate is triggered before or after spirit offering.
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D1mka2212 wrote:

It is a great guide, expecially cost wise. I am just a little concrened about having the perfect colours for all those sockets.
Many thanks for your reply.

For the staff, you'll need 167 trials (chroma spam) on average, which is not too bad. For the body armour, you can just use crafting recipe.
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N0esy wrote:
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D1mka2212 wrote:

Could you please tell me, if the sequence of skills in combination with CWDT is important and if so, how it affects it?

This question is so deep that I can't believe you are a new player. The short answer is NO, it won't affect anything.
As you may know, the position of the gem slot affects the order of the skills triggered by CWDT. However, desecrate has a short delay before creating corpses, so corpses will be generated after spirit offering is cast. It does not matter if desecrate is triggered before or after spirit offering.
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D1mka2212 wrote:

It is a great guide, expecially cost wise. I am just a little concrened about having the perfect colours for all those sockets.
Many thanks for your reply.

For the staff, you'll need 167 trials (chroma spam) on average, which is not too bad. For the body armour, you can just use crafting recipe.


Many thanks for your fast reply. This is a huge relief.
I came across the sequence issue when I was reading your guide. I googled CWDT and poe wiki said CWDT follows a specific pattern. So I just had to ask to not mess it up. This is also when I was concerned about having the correct colours (to recreate the pattern).
Once again, thank you so much.
I've been playing since some 2012 or something and this is the most fun build I have ever played. More so than Cospri's CoC. I find the survivability better. I did opt for a second curse over Culling. Thanks a bunch. Too much fun.
What would be the best Amulet Anointment? I see you are using Survivalist but I don't need the extra resistances
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ezarurazvan wrote:
What would be the best Amulet Anointment? I see you are using Survivalist but I don't need the extra resistances


Heart of Ice if you want DPS.
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Gr0w wrote:
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ezarurazvan wrote:
What would be the best Amulet Anointment? I see you are using Survivalist but I don't need the extra resistances


Heart of Ice if you want DPS.

Actually, Crusader, which gives you transfiguration of mind, is better for damage.
But I like survivalist. It gives me +2% chance to evade (or 4% chance to evade against non-blinded enemies). You may think 2% is small, but it's not.
I have 86% chance to evade without the anointment and 88% with the anointment. In other words, the chance of being hit changes from 14% to 12%. 12/14 = 0.86, so this is equivalent to 14% less damage taken from attacks. On top of that, you get 8% elemental res, so you can focus on chaos resistance from your gear.

I must tell you that this node is less efficient if you don't have the extra evade chance from the watcher's eye. Your evade chance will become 84% from 82%, so this is equivalent to 11% less attack damage taken. If you don't like it, you can use something else. Crusader for damage, Constitution for life, or Whispers of Doom for an extra curse.
Last edited by N0esy on Jan 16, 2020, 12:37:50 PM
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Gr0w wrote:
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ezarurazvan wrote:
What would be the best Amulet Anointment? I see you are using Survivalist but I don't need the extra resistances


Heart of Ice if you want DPS.

Actually, Crusader, which gives you transfiguration of mind, is better for damage.
But I like survivalist. It gives me +2% chance to evade (or 4% chance to evade against non-blinded enemies). You may think 2% is small, but it's not.
I have 86% chance to evade without the anointment and 88% with the anointment. In other words, the chance of being hit changes from 14% to 12%. 12/14 = 0.86, so this is equivalent to 14% less damage taken from attacks. On top of that, you get 8% elemental res, so you can focus on chaos resistance from your gear.

I must tell you that this node is less efficient if you don't have the extra evade chance from the watcher's eye. Your evade chance will become 84% from 82%, so this is equivalent to 11% less attack damage taken. If you don't like it, you can use something else. Crusader for damage, Constitution for life, or Whispers of Doom for an extra curse.


Thanks for the reply, I never knew there were some passives only available from anointments. I also wanted to ask about the body armor links because it's a little bit confusing.

So for this link only the CWDT needs to be lv1 and frostbolt lv11? Is there a problem if I'm going lvl 20/21 on the other gems in the link ?

I never used so many gems in a CWDT link xD
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ezarurazvan wrote:
Gr0w wrote:
Thanks for the reply, I never knew there were some passives only available from anointments. I also wanted to ask about the body armor links because it's a little bit confusing.

So for this link only the CWDT needs to be lv1 and frostbolt lv11? Is there a problem if I'm going lvl 20/21 on the other gems in the link ?

I never used so many gems in a CWDT link xD

You MUST level up frostbite. If the gem level of frostbite is too low, it is supported by both CWDT and curse on hit. Skill gems supported by multiple trigger gems are disabled, so it doesn't work at all.
You can level up the support gems, but the benefit of leveling them up is minimal. I stopped leveling them up because I didn't want to increase the dex requirement. The exception is of course curse on hit. you want to level it up as high as possible.
Last edited by N0esy on Jan 16, 2020, 3:05:51 PM
Mate what do you think about Leash of Oblation belt and use all Offerings?

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