[3.10] - Ice Crash - The power of the Saviour (5-10M shaper DPS) (All content, Boss Killer)

Welcome to the Ice Crash Guide with The Saviour.

The guide will be pretty similar with the Frost Blades (https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2760014), I`m creating this one just to avoid discuss two skills in one topic and bring confusion to the players.

The build items are almost the same used in the frost blades, I did small adjustments, I can say there is a VERY good synergy among The Savior and Ice Crash.






I've already done with this build:
All Guardians down in seconds
All Protectors down in seconds
Sirius Down

Gear & Recomendations (Cheaper options)
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Strongly Recommended / Cheaper options:
- (Mandatory) I`m using The Saviour + Paradoxica, you can try a Foil (400dps instead - Cheaper option), I had a 470pds foil and I replaced for this Paradoxica, in my tests and PoB, the damage of Paradoxica is much better.

- (Strongly Recommended) I got a Lethal Price with 10% Double and Intimidate (It explains why I selected some skill nodes close the slot), try at least to get 10% double damage, it`s a BIG improvement, I bought mine and with 3 Divines I got 10%DD + Intimidate.

Detailed explanation
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Let me explain, Lethal Pride with some attributes like Double Damage and Chance to intimidate, will give you a huge damage boost.

How this gem works, it will give you a chance of random attributes in your passives (small nodes will give you str, and notables nodes will give you a chance for many good attributes like Double Damage, Intimidate, Criticals, etc.

So the trick is:

Buy a Lethal Pride check if there is at least 5% Double damage in nodes that is a part of this build, I highlighted socket gems that you need to try, if there is no Double Damage, apply a Divine (will roll the gem numbers), and check again in all slots (highlighted), repeat it until you get DD in a good place.



If you get 5% in nodes that are a part of this build, save it and start using, buy another Lethal Pride and Divine it until you get 5% + Intimidate.

You can get in the passives another 4% DD, so 5 + 4 = 9% is a good improvement, you`ll see the differences killing bosses.

My gem has 2 5% nodes + 1 Intimidated node = 10% DD + intimidated, but I started with 5% until I roll a better one.




Gloves: Get a rare one with Warlord influence with some stats and Prefix open to craft Physical to cold conversion.

- I`m using this boots for damage burst and defensive (Tailwind + Elusive) , you can have a cheaper option that is Darkay:
(Damage and also defensive)

- This ring is about 7Ex, you can replace him for
or


- Farrus give you Frenzy and Power charges all the time, it`s really OP, but normally costs around 9-10Ex 6L , you can try a Cheaper option like:

#1 Lorewave 6L - Will give you Critical Chance, Atributes, Life and Increase resist cap. (2Ex)
#2 Rare armour with: Attacks have xxx to Critical Strike Chance + life, I saw some options for 1EX - 2Ex.

- Atziri is also a good and strong option, it`s cheaper and can replace Taste of hate or Bottled Faith.



The life potion with critical can be a very good cheaper option for someone can`t afford a Bottled Faith, I got this tip into another Frost Blades topic (Fiver - Frost Blades with claws).

you can search directly a life with Critical, and check for you the best 2nd status, the mandatory is the Life + Critical.



Videos 3.9 - Metamorph League
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Metamorph T16: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PZhmhGMwY8
Minotaur T16 Buffed Map: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNm0q_heaw0 (3-4s kill)
Minotaur only Boss: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36LtEHh4M9U
Baran (2s Kill)- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1dTzHfZ_XU
Veritania (2s Kill) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxWYAD47VnQ
Sirius - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpgELikBmyI



Gems
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6 link Armor:


4-Link (Boot/Helm or Gloves):







3 Links (Weapons):






PoB
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https://pastebin.com/4hJxF1jx

I added 59 More melee damage due to the close combat


Bandit & Phanteon & Ascendancies
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Bandit choice: Alira (recommended)
Phanteon: Soul of Solaris and Soul of Shakari
Ascendancies: Way of the Poacher -> Avatar of the Slaughter -> Rapid Assault -> Avatar of the Chase.



Damage Mitigation
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#1 -
- Taste of Hate grants you a very good damage mitigation, 20% Physical dmg as a Cold damage.

#2 -
- The Pandemonius grants more evade chance (Blinding the mobs)

#3 -
- Boots with a Chance to gain Elusive on Critical Strike , it will grant you a very good defence initially grant you 20% chance to Doge and or Attack Hits, and also 40% increased movement speed, Buff reduces over time, and you can get again.
If you can`t afford, try
and try to cap resists on Belt.

#4 - Phanteon - Go Soul of Solaris and Soul of Shakari

#5 - Acrobatics Skills nodes.



Pros & Cons
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Pros:
* Tanky Rate (3.5/5) (Very Rarely I take one shoot, this build has no issues with that, but as it`s Acrobatics/evade defense, it`s not a fully tanky build)
* Funny (Clear everything in seconds)
* Strong and Fast (very strong build due to the Onslaught 100% effect and double damage in Lethal Pride + Big Burst DMG with The Saviour)
* Frenzy and Power charges always UP
* No Abyssus required :)

Cons:
* Middle-Expensive (I made the build based on the saviour)
* Need some attributes on items to adjust Int and Str
* No Reflect Maps



Last edited by afonsosp on Mar 15, 2020, 11:00:43 AM
Last bumped on May 8, 2020, 9:12:12 AM
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Some videos:

Metamorph T16: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PZhmhGMwY8
Minotaur T16 Buffed Map: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNm0q_heaw0 (3-4s kill)
Minotaur only Boss: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36LtEHh4M9U
Baran (2s Kill)- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1dTzHfZ_XU
Veritania (2s Kill) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxWYAD47VnQ
Sirius - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpgELikBmyI

I`m preparing yet the guide.
Any eta?
I'd love to try this build out.
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ImRed wrote:
Any eta?
I'd love to try this build out.


Today, a lot o job here, probably EOD.
Guide Updated with PoB.
How do you have enough mana for both Haste and Herald of ice? Haste alone is 50% of your mana, HoI is another 35%, not to mention clarity or precision.
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Gunzip wrote:
How do you have enough mana for both Haste and Herald of ice? Haste alone is 50% of your mana, HoI is another 35%, not to mention clarity or precision.


I use only Vaal haste, not haste :)

Oh of course, I don't know how I missed that lol, i'll have to pick one up, but playing with 4k HP is really scary lol.
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Gunzip wrote:
Oh of course, I don't know how I missed that lol, i'll have to pick one up, but playing with 4k HP is really scary lol.


Nah , I did all end game with 4k life, check my part regarding damage mitigation, I can tell you is really hard I die.

All Guardians, protectors, Sirius, etc down with my 4k life.

Sirius unfortunately I died 2 times, the other bosses I killed in 2-4s.

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