[3.22] Lk's Cold DoT Ele [League-start to over 40m DoT] (Update: 3.23 patch notes commentary)

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esostaks wrote:
Wanted to thank author for the build. This is definitely one of the smoothest and most fun mapping builds that I've played. I rarely play the same build two leagues in a row, but I might play this one next league too, if it's not nerfed.

Acts: extremely smooth, everything just melts, and phases are the only thing that protects act bosses from dying in 5 seconds (this was without any leveling gear).

~100 c budget: basic rare gear with life + resistances. Was able to do unrolled/transmuted red tier maps with rituals in them without problems. Also highest level heists and grand heists. Would quite often die to map bosses when doing Maven + 1-3 extra bosses strategy, and Maven invitations would often eat up 5 of my portals.

~5 div budget: bought Diadem, Cowards Legacy, Fury, cheap Vulnerability immunity Watcher's eye. Was easily able to do alch & go red tier maps with the Maven strategy. Started dying a bit from the Eater's altar packs when started doing those.

~another 25 div: Skin of the Lords, Empower 4, most main setup gems 21/20, amulet + 1 and non-damaging ailments, gloves with exposure, replaced rings to fix resistances. Even though there's still plenty of upgrades like awakened gems, better Skin of the Lords, expensive Watcher's Eye, Frigid Wake jewels and of course rares with min-maxed rolls, everything already melting like crazy. I managed to easily hit 95 level myself because I die only every 15-20 maps and mostly due to my own mistakes - for example, stopping to move.




I second that, I've tried to get into this game a bunch of times but the guides and stuff that I followed always seemed overwhelming and I never lasted more than a few days, with this build though and the atlas strategy video, even if I had no idea what I was doing for the first week I could complete the atlas, get the stones, farm maps well enough to be able to work towards improvements and overall enjoy the game fully, it also enables for all kinds of content so to learn the game with it has been a smooth joyful journey.

Thank you LkGGz for the easy well written guide and the related videos that supplies us with all the information we need to play this at its maximum potential, hope you keep putting out videos and grow your channel because none of the guides i've seen were as comprehensible or complete, I too hope this gets updated for the next league because i for one will definitely be coming back to the game and using this again.

As a closing thought I'd also like to thanks and shout out everyone else who posts in this thread with informational stuff and tips, i've been using this thread as my gps and asking way every kind of questions and i have gotten so much help from different people, you guys truly make this game be much more enjoyable and this community is truly amazing, thank you all :)
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LkGGz wrote:
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blueshift314 wrote:
what maps do people run for this build now? I only have two voidstones so I'm doing crimson + city square with deli, red altars, and niko (I'm hiero but still doing cdot).

Just found your content Lk, great stuff 👍


Thanks :)

I'm running Beach and Strand with 4 voidstones.

Btw you should replace your Vortex and CF with lvl 21 gems. It will be a ~14% DPS boost for a low cost.


yeah Beach and Strand were what I heard as well. Guess I'll just have to work towards those last two voidstones.

I'm levelling up Vortex and CF myself to corrupt it to lvl21. I'm still not making tons of currency so I am spending it on anything that I can't make/get myself easily and I don't mind waiting for the extra DPS.
i'm running beach and tropical island. they finally added a cool div card for these maps

I ran a +1 Carcass for a while, the AOE is huge QOL earlier on before you get higher damage. You really want to kill stuff before it has a chance to kill you in this build so until your damage gets up Carcass helps to delete stuff further away(the huge evasion is also helpful). I was able to find a +2 aoe/+1 socketed Victarios with BBBBGR after that for like 3Div that I threw an Empower into. My dps shot up at that point pretty substantially....I've got my Creeping Frost and Vortex up to level 32 now. I also can't stress enough to not sleep on the Divine Blessing/Hatred setup....feels like I am loading a rocket launcher every 15 seconds in terms of the dps boost. Legacy of Fury is also insanely powerful for mapping...and hugely satisfying for the splosions.
Last edited by KrunkleMonkey on Sep 14, 2023, 11:15:11 PM


Hi, what else should I improve on?
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shafiqepain wrote:


Hi, what else should I improve on?


consider some of these


https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/3362183/page/1#p24931284

run VRF + death rush, will be pretty fun
Last edited by SonsOfKorhal on Sep 15, 2023, 3:44:39 AM
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LkGGz wrote:
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Ravesence wrote:
Hi!

So far I really enjoy the build, I know that I have to replace my skin for something with another keystone, and to upgrade the rest of my games, but then, what else can I upgrade here?

Pobb: https://pobb.in/jL-J1iosNwK0

Cheers :)

edit: also, how do we sustain all of the auras? i can run only three at the moment.


You need to add the sovereignty wheel to sustain the auras. I think you should follow the passive skill tree in the guide. It will allocate all of the important nodes first, then add less important ones last.

Take note that you should be running Vaal Cold Snap instead of normal Cold Snap, and you should run lvl 1 CWDT so that it procs with a lower threshold.

Gloves - roll cold dot multi for exarch implicit
Flasks - replace Silver with Quartz. You have double armour and evasion suffix rolls and they don't stack. Change two of them into movement speed and reduced curse effect.
Mark of the Shaper - purchase higher rolls and use catalyst on it
Amulet - you need increased effect of non-damaging ailments craft
Jewels - you need invul to determination Watcher's eye
Boots - get 6% life corrupted implicit

Cheers :)


Hi!

I've completed all of those changes but I still die from time to time, do You have any idea what to upgrade further?

Current PoB: https://pobb.in/UiK3WNnyEirX

Cheers!
Last edited by Ravesence on Sep 15, 2023, 9:44:22 AM
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SonsOfKorhal wrote:
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shafiqepain wrote:


Hi, what else should I improve on?


consider some of these


https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/3362183/page/1#p24931284

run VRF + death rush, will be pretty fun


Whats the playstyle with VRF? we use both spells at all times?
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Dentao wrote:
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SonsOfKorhal wrote:
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shafiqepain wrote:


Hi, what else should I improve on?


consider some of these


https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/3362183/page/1#p24931284

run VRF + death rush, will be pretty fun


Whats the playstyle with VRF? we use both spells at all times?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4gVClbxzI8&ab_channel=LkGG

we toggle on RF/VRF for the spell dmg boost, and use death rush to kill and recover the life we are degenerating while being ignited
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SonsOfKorhal wrote:
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Dentao wrote:


Whats the playstyle with VRF? we use both spells at all times?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4gVClbxzI8&ab_channel=LkGG

we toggle on RF/VRF for the spell dmg boost, and use death rush to kill and recover the life we are degenerating while being ignited


Thanks, I will check it out, do you think this could work on my character? https://pobb.in/JeRH67wGxAxX I kinda went full memes with move speed over life and dmg because i'm currently bossrushing easy maps with essences so idk if i'd be able to keep my life up

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