BUILD VIDEO LIVE [3.12] ICE POP! Blade Vortex Herald of Ice Assassin | Low Life

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Intro
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Hey everyone!

I love Blade Vortex, and there are so many ways to build around it. I enjoy using Herald of Ice to cause big explosions, so that's what this build is about! There are tons of expensive items to make this build go to the next level, but this build is a medium budge build and can make you some good currency!

I have made a HOI BV build previously used Badge of the Brotherhood and dual Void Batteries. That build can be found here. It did more damage than this build but died much more as well. This build is a lot more safe and is able to still deal a ton of damage!

If you have questions for me, comment on my YouTube for faster replies!


Changelog
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3.12
Now a low life build


Videos
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Build Video: https://youtu.be/aA6Dn1ocxHg



POB
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3.12 PoB: https://pastebin.com/UZxA7AmS



Gems
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Body:
Vaal Blade Vortex - Controlled Destruction - Unleash - Inspiration - Hypothermia - Concentrated Effect or Power Charge on Critical

Herald of Ice - Hextouch - Frostbite - Increased Area of Effect

Withering Step - Flame Dash - Vaal Righteous Fire - Second Wind

Wand:
Immortal Call - Wave of Conviction - Cast when Damage Taken

Shield:
Zealotry - Anger - Hatred

Flesh and Stone - Vitality - Vaal Discipline - Enlighten

Keep in mind that this setup is for smooth gameplay. If you are trying to kill bosses then link:
WOC - Hextouch - Frostbite

Then self cast WOC on boss


Gear
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Explanation
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Wand

Void Battery
Scales our power charges for the most damage

Shield

Prism Guardian
We are Low Life so allows us to maximize blood magic

Body

Shavronne's Wrappings
Mandatory for a Low Life build

Boots

Sin Trek
or
Rare boots with:
Movement Speed
Energy Shield
Tailwind on Crit (Expensive)
Resistance

Helm

Rare helmet with:
Most ES possible
Resistance
Unleash has +1 to maximum seals

Helmet Enchant:
Blade Vortex Duration or Damage

Gloves

Rare gloves with:
Most ES possible
Physical Damage converted to Cold Damage (Crafted)
Resistance

Amulet

Presence of Chayula
Great for getting good Chaos resistance and lots of ES

Badge of the Brotherhood = Best in Slot but too expensive to recommend

Rings
Ring 1:

Circle of Fear (More expensive, needs Enlighten lvl 2+ on Auras)
Herald of Ice has increased Buff Effect
Increased Cold Damage while affected by Herald of Ice

Circle of Fear (Cheaper)
Herald of Ice has increased Buff Effect
Herald of Ice has reduced Mana Reservation

Ring 2:

Rare Ring with:
Resistance
Energy Shield
Dex or Str if needed

Belt

Rare Belt with:
Resistance
Energy Shield
Dex or Str if needed

Can use a Baited Breath if have Resistance Cap

Flasks


You want bleed, freeze, and curse immunity normally. Wise Oak is optional, but helps a lot with the Cold Penetration.

Atziri's Promise will add a bunch of DPS

Rumi's Concoction will add a bunch of defense


Current Gear
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This gear will be updated when I make any noteworthy changes.


Jewels
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1 Large Cluster Jewel:
Cold Damage
Widespread Destruction
Blizzard Caller
Blanketed Snow

2 Medium Cluster Jewels:
Area Damage
Vast Power
Magnifier

1 Abyss Jewel:
%Onslaught
+ES

1 Energy From Within

1 Watcher's Eye: (not mandatory but good dps)
Hatred Physical Converted to Cold Damage

1 Thread of Hope:
Medium Ring

Rare Jewels:
%ES
Damage




Bandits
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Alira


Leveling
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How I leveled:

Stormblast Mine - Swift Assembly - Arcane Surge - Added Lightning

Frost Bomb - Onslaught - Arcane Surge

Once BV becomes available:

BV - Controlled Destruction - Arcane Surge - Increase Crit

Herald of Ice

Concentrated Effects adds a lot of damage but AOE is low so I don't use it while leveling



Ascendancy
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Assassin

1. Unstable Infusion
2. Deadly Infusion
3. Mistwalker
4. Opportunistic



Pantheon
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Major: Arakaali

Minor: Garukhan

P.S. This is players choice and not mandatory. If you like something else, then go for it!


Pros/Cons
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+ Easy/Fast Leveling
+ Fast clear speed
+ Can do bosses
+ High ES/Safe
+ Pops everything
+ No explody chest

- Needs a budget to go Low Life
- Does not explode screens like bleed explosions




Last edited by ShamefulPenguin on Oct 30, 2020, 2:56:57 PM
Last bumped on Nov 30, 2020, 3:33:48 PM
Hey, looks very nice, gonna lvl this one up. Would love to see some vids.
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kubiqqq wrote:
Hey, looks very nice, gonna lvl this one up. Would love to see some vids.


Video is up :)
NEed damage solo target)
Currently using this build, very smooth.
What anointment should i take?
Really enjoying this build so far.

/edit: could you maybe make a topic where you talk about alternate quality gems and which ones to use for the build?
Last edited by Prokarus on Nov 6, 2020, 11:27:16 AM
Hey, nice build. Nice Explosions. Could you elaborate the Defense of this build? i feel its kinda squishy.
hflg
Looks pretty sick. Going to try this. Just wondering, what is the purpose Anger is serving in the build? Given the cold theme is this purely just for DPS?

Also, purely curious, how would you continue to push the DPS numbers of this build up?
Last edited by fxvwlf on Nov 9, 2020, 4:38:02 AM
but need some strenght right?

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