❄️ [3.15] Cold Explosion Storm Brand Assassin ❄️ Inpulsa's ❄️ Badge of the Brotherhood ❄️

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Hey everyone!

I wanted to play a build that was fast with explosions. This build definitely fits that mold. This build can be played at no budget and work up to this high budget variant. There are more improvements I can make to this build, so I will mention them in the gear section. There are a few variants of storm brand that I went through, and this Inpulsa's variants was the most fun.

I went with a smooth playstyle over maximizing DPS. If you want to get a bit more DPS out of the build there are a few tweaks you can make that I will go over later.

I hope you guys enjoy.


League of Nerfs!

- Pretty much all support gems were nerfed across the board, so keep that in mind. I'm not gonna name them all, because none were game breaking though it is going to be a damage loss (welcome to 3.15).

New build!



PoB: https://pastebin.com/Uyg4hdWv


Storm Brand - Ice Bite - Power Charge on Crit - Inspiration - Awakened Added Lightning Damage - Increased Critical Damage

- Ice Bite is used to generate frenzy charges, there are different methods to do this but Ice Bite was easiest
- Swap Inspiration and Increased Critical Damage for Swiftbrand and Concentrated Effect for max dps

Brand Recall 4L:
Brand Recall - Arcane Surge lvl 1 - Empower - Second Wind

WoC 4L
Wave of Conviction - Hextouch - Frostbite - Bonechill

CWDT - Immortal Call - Increased Duration

Aura 3L:
Zealotry - Hatred - Enlighten

Movement 3L:
Flame Dash - Second Wind - Faster Casting

Vaal Skill 1L:
Vaal Discipline

- Only use vaal skill

- Swiftbrand - Concentrated Effect for Increased Critical Damage - Ice Bite to maximize DPS. You will need to generate frenzy charges from Blood Rage or Frenzy or swap amulets.


I explain best mods to look for on items. Higher up on the list = more important. Also make sure you have max out your resistance and have enough attributes to equip all items.



Void Battery
- Adds max power charges
- Damage scaling per power charge


Inpulsa's Broken Heart
- Gives us explosions, we scale the lightning damage from the explosion


ilvl 73+ Hunter Boots
- Tailwind on crit (Hunter)
- Movement Speed
- Life
- Resistance
- ES


Replica Inya's Epiphany
- Gives good damage and movement speed
- When you have no power charges you are slow


ilvl 75+ Warlord Helm
- +1 to Maximum Power Charges (Warlord)
- Life
- Resistance
- ES

Helm Enchants:
- Storm Brand deals 40% increased Damage
- Storm Brand has a 18% chance to Chain an additional time


Storm's Gift
- Allows us to shock and shock prolif so Inpulsa's can work


Badge of the Brotherhood
- Allows our max frenzy charges = max power charges, so we can be faster and do more damage

Annoint: Infused


Call of the Brotherhood
- Allows us to convert lightning to cold damage


Rare Belt
- Life
- Resistance
- ES

- Headhunter works well


- Atziri's Promise (DPS and leech)
- Cinderswallow Urn (ES, Mana, Life recovery on kill)
- Quicksilver Flask
- Quartz
- Diamond Flask (or Bottled Faith)
Freeze Immune and Bleed Immune on magic flasks

Current Gear


The Cluster jewels are the most important, try to get at last 1 large and 2 medium to start the build.

2 Large Cluster Jewel:
12% Increased Cold Damage
8 Passive Skills
Blaketed Snow
Widespread Destruction/Doryani's Lesson

3 Medium Cluster Jewel:
12% increased Brand Damage
4-5 Passive Skills
Grand Design

1 Medium Cluster Jewel:
12% increased Brand Damage
4-5 Passive Skills
Holy Conquest

Glorious Vanity
- Doryani so we can get Corrupted Soul on a Keystone Passive

Rare Jewel
- #% increased maximum Life
- +#% to Elemental Resistance (until you are capped on res)
- +#% to Critical Strike Multiplier with Lightning Skills
- +#% to Critical Strike Multiplier with Elemental Skills
- +#% to Critical Strike Multiplier
- #% increased Cast Speed with Lightning Skills
- #% increased Cast Speed

Rare Abyss Jewel
- +# to Life
- +#% to Elemental Resistance (until you are capped on res)
- +#% to Critical Strike Multiplier
- #% chance to gain Onslaught for 4 seconds on Kill
- #% chance to gain Phasing for 4 seconds on Kill

Watcher's Eye
- Damage Penetrates #% Cold Resistance while affected by Hatred
- +(1.2-1.8)% to Critical Strike Chance while affected by Hatred
- Critical Strikes Penetrate (8-10)% of Enemy Elemental Resistances while affected by Zealotry

Transcendent Flesh
- Big DPS but expensive

Passive Tree



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


Kill All


Check out my Leveling series, where I level up this exact build!


Major: Soul of Lunaris

Minor: Soul of Garukhan

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


+ Fast clear speed
+ Easy playstyle
+ Can work on lower budget

- End game bossing is harder
- Squishy

Last edited by ShamefulPenguin on Aug 2, 2021, 3:49:24 PM
Last bumped on Oct 22, 2021, 5:46:07 PM
where are your resistances coming from?
herreppe wrote:
where are your resistances coming from?

Rings (implicits), belt, boots, helm, and jewels (a lot from jewels)
Love the build im level 76 pretty much all the gear you have how to push this to max?

dmoniak wrote:
Love the build im level 76 pretty much all the gear you have how to push this to max?

As long as the cluster jewels are the same as mine or similar, then you are gonna be OP :D
There is no cinderswallow with all three of those mods. What should I do?
isnt SB "dead" this league? i mean, with the same/less invest you can get another build way better?
This build isn't updated in any way and it doesn't work like this anymore without 3x the investiment...
Hey man! i'm really looking forward to play your build now on Scource , 3.16 , will you update it? seems fun af. Thanks on advance!

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