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Cospri's CoC Ice Nova/Glacial Cascade Assassin build - Odealo's Crafty Guide


Cospri's CoC Ice Nova/Glacial Cascade Assassin build - Odealo's Crafty Guide

One of the fastest map-clearing builds in Path of Exile based on the powerful Cospri's Malice Sword

Updated for Patch 3.14

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Guide notes
July 30, 2020
-Updated for Patch 3.11
July 31, 2020
-Updated gameplay video
April 18, 2021
-Updated for Patch 3.14
April 23, 2021
-Updated gameplay video


In Patch 3.5 many Cold skills got reworked and also Cast on Critical Gem's cooldown was lowered 0.5s to 0.15s, letting it proc up to 7 times per second! This change made Cast on Critical Strike based builds one of the strongest in the game. This build is focused mainly on triggering Ice Nova and Frostbolt with Cyclone, but it fits all kinds of Cold spells really well, so if you prefer to play Glacial Cascade or Freezing Pulse, you don't need to change anything except the desired Spell Gems. The only required, and the most expensive item in this build is Cospri's Malice, the rest is focused on stacking as much Critical Strike Chance and Multiplier as possible. Thanks to the addition of Cluster Jewels we can push this build's DPS even further. They are quite expensive, but also the best option for players that want to min-max their characters.

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1. Gameplay

The gameplay is pretty straightforward - you Cyclone into packs of monsters and trigger all your socketed Cold Spells. The more monsters, the more spell casts per second. It's one of the most satisfying and fastest map-clearing builds in the game, thanks to cold explosions and ice projectiles flying all over the screen. Getting high Attack Speed is critical versus Bosses, as you increase the number of Hits per second, and trigger your Spells more frequently.

We have updated the video for the current Patch 3.14. It was recorded on a level 93 Assassin with two Cospris, Pandemonius Amulet, and mainly rare gear. We had slightly below 5,000 Life and the DPS from the main setup's Ice Nova was around 2kk

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2. Build's PROS & CONS

  • one of the best AoE in the game
  • great clear speed 
  • decent Life pool and solid defenses
  • enjoyable triggering mechanism
  • high flexibility in terms of item choices, with just a few required uniques
  • can run reflect maps
  • requires to be played in Melee range with mediocre Physical Damage mitigation
  • expensive if you want to kill Guardians and Shaper


3. Leveling tips

This build feels really good, when you have all gear required for it and leveling Cast on Critical strike might be hard, that's why we recommend using Frost Blades for leveling, until you hit level 68, when you can wear all the required unique items. During leveling focus on upgrading your weapon to the highest Elemental/Physical DPS you can find.

Suggested leveling Gem setups:


We recommend killing all the Bandits for two additional Passives Points or helping Alira if you prefer additional Critical Strike Multiplier and making it easier to cap Elemental Resistances

Leveling Skill Trees:

32 Points Skill Tree
Priorities: 1) Blood Siphon 2) Coldhearted Calculation 3) Blood Drinker 3) Arcanist's Dominion

62 Points Skill Tree
Priorities: 1) Herbalism 2) Discipline and Training 3) Acrobatics 4) Heartseeker

Recommended leveling items:

Wake of DestructionWake of Destruction - definitely best-leveling boots for attack based builds, provides a lot of flat Lightning damage to attacks
Adds 1 to 120 Lightning Damage to Attacks
(20-60)% increased Armour and Energy Shield
+(10-20) Life gained on Kill
10% chance to Cause Monsters to Flee
15% increased Movement Speed
Karui ChargeKarui Charge- amazing amulet, that increases Attack Speed and Damage for your Frost Blades and your Movement Speed, making leveling faster and smoother
+(20-30) to Dexterity
+(20-30) to Strength
(5-10)% increased Attack Speed
+100 to Accuracy Rating
30% increased Projectile Speed
10% increased Movement Speed
30% increased Projectile Damage
GoldrimGoldrim - amazing leveling Helmet which covers up all your needs for Elemental Resistances during early levels
+(30-50) to Evasion Rating
10% increased Rarity of Items found
+(30-40)% to all Elemental Resistances
Reflects 4 Physical Damage to Melee Attackers
Level Requirement reduced by 100 (Hidden)
Belt of the DeceiverBelt of the Deceiver - all Resistances and additional Life are amazing during leveling, on top of that we have little DPS boost
(15-25)% increased Global Physical Damage
You take 30% reduced Extra Damage from Critical Strikes
+(30-40) to maximum Life
+(10-15)% to all Elemental Resistances
Nearby Enemies are Intimidated
RedbeakRedbeak - perfect sword for early game, that you can use it since level 1
100% increased Damage when on Low Life
50% increased Physical Damage
Adds 2 to 6 Physical Damage
10% increased Attack Speed
+(20-30) to maximum Life
+2 Life gained for each Enemy hit by Attacks
The Tempestuous SteelThe Tempestuous Steel - this will be perfect for full conversion to Elemental Damage leveling build because all attacks with this weapon Penetrate enemies Resistances
Adds (5-8) to (15-20) Physical Damage
(8-14)% increased Attack Speed
Hits can't be Evaded
Attacks with this Weapon Penetrate 30% Elemental Resistances
Gain 15% of Physical Attack Damage as Extra Lightning Damage
Gain 15% of Physical Attack Damage as Extra Fire Damage

HrimsorrowHrimmsorrow - great Gloves, providing additional Damage and Physical Conversion to Cold, which scales with Elemental/Cold Damage nodes on the skill tree

+(20-30) to Strength
Adds (5-7) to (13-15) Cold Damage to Spells and Attacks
+(40-50) to Evasion Rating
+(20-30)% to Cold Resistance
50% of Physical Damage Converted to Cold Damage
Reflects 10 Cold Damage to Melee Attackers


4. Final Skill Tree, Ascendancy Points, and Pantheon

Final Skill Tree:

116 Points Skill Tree
116 Points Path of Building (PoB) link 

Ascendancy points:

Preferably in that order:

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


Major God: Soul of Solaris 6% Physical Damage Reduction if there is only one nearby Enemy; 20% chance to take 50% less Area Damage from Hits

Minor God: Soul of Garukhan +5% chance to Evade Attacks if you've taken a Savage Hit recently


5. Final Gems links

[DPS] Frostbolt/Ice Nova
(1st Cospri's Malice)
FrostboltFrostbolt - Frostbolts are recommended for this build since they greatly increase our clear speed and radius of Spells triggered by Cospri's Malice. Spells in this setup deal a moderate amount of damage but provide very important Life Leech
Ice NovaIce Nova - same as Frostbolt, deals some extra damage and grants Life Leeched
Life Leech SupportLife Leech Support - will make Spells in your first Cospri to grant some of the damage dealt Leeched as Life
[UTILITY] Frostbite/Vortex
(2nd Cospri's Malice)
FrostbiteFrostbite - one of the core Curses that can be used in this build which reduces the Cold Resistance of affected enemies. It will be triggered by your Second Cospri
VortexVortex - deals some extra AoE Damage and chills enemies to increase Cold Damage they take via Bonechill Support
Bonechill SupportBonechill Support - increases the effect of Chill and Cold Damage taken by enemies affected by it
(Shaper Ring)
Assassin's MarkAssassin's Mark - if you manage to get Whispers of Doom anointed on your Amulet, you should definitely get a Shaper Ring which will Trigger Assassin's Mark when you hit a Rare or Unique enemy

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5. Gear Setup

Below you will find all the recommended and required items for this build. As usual, all required stats are listed (items are also included in the PoB link). This is a rather inexpensive build, which should not cost more than a few Exalted Orbs, but you can increase it's power immensely by investing in more powerful uniques. 

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Our recommended items will:

  1. Cap your resistances 
  2. Give you enough DPS/Life to start mapping successfully

Stat priorities on items:

  1. Life
  2. Elemental Resistances
  3. Added Cold Damage to Spells
  4. Critical Strike Multiplier
  5. Critical Strike Chance
  6. Accuracy Rating
  7. Cooldown Recovery Rate - grants amazing DPS bonus, but may be hard to get and will be expensive
Rat's Nest(Helmet) Rat's Nest - decent and inexpensive pick for this build, however, it grants no defensive Utility

15% increased Attack Speed
(60-75)% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
150% increased Evasion Rating
(20-25)% increased Rarity of Items found
10% increased Movement Speed
10% reduced Character Size

Rare Helmet(Helmet) Rare Helmet - look for a Shaper piece with Added Cold Damage to Spells or additional Maximum Power Charge
Min. requirements:
65 maximum Life
75% Total Elemental Resistances
Optional affixes:
Added Cold Damage to Spells
Accuracy Rating
+1 to Maximum Power Charges
Critical Strike Multiplier
Helmet enchantments:
Ice Nova deals 40% increased Damage
Cospri's Malice(Weapon) Cospri's Malice - mandatory item for this build, which is based on this weapon. Try to get the highest Attack Speed and flat Cold Damage to Spells as possible. You have to dual-wield them for the best performance, however, you can always use a Shield or other off-hand, which will require you to Cast Frost Bomb and Frostbite manually though
No Physical Damage
Adds (80-100) to (160-200) Cold Damage
Adds (40-60) to (90-110) Cold Damage to Spells
(8-14)% increased Attack Speed
+257 Intelligence Requirement
60% increased Critical Strike Chance against Chilled Enemies
Trigger a Socketed Cold Spell on Melee Critical Strike
Assassin's Garb(Body Armour) Rare Armour - potentially the BiS option if you can afford all the affixes on it. Primarily look for high Life bonus and Spell Critical Strike Chance
Min. requirements:
110 Maximum Life
10% Maximum Life
Optional affixes:
+#% to Spell Critical Strike Chance
Elemental Resistances
You can apply an additional Curse
Loreweave(Body Armour) Loreweave - a decent option that grants high all around bonuses for this build, and increases your Maximum Resistances
Has 6 Sockets
+(8-24) to all Attributes
Adds (4-10) to (14-36) Physical Damage to Attacks
(20-60)% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
+(15-50) to maximum Energy Shield
+(20-60) to maximum Life
+(20-50) to maximum Mana
(6-30)% increased Rarity of Items found
(15-50)% increased Elemental Damage
Your Maximum Resistances are (76-78)%
Carcass Jack(Body Armour) Carcass Jack - solid Body Armour which grants all the essential Stats and makes it easy to hit the right Socket Colors
(120-150)% increased Evasion and Energy Shield
+(50-70) to maximum Life
+(9-12)% to all Elemental Resistances
(40-50)% increased Area of Effect
(40-50)% increased Area Damage
Extra gore
Boots(Boots) Rare Boots 
Min. requirements:
60 maximum Life
80% Total Elemental Resistances
25% increased Movement Speed
Optional affixes:
You have Tailwind if you have dealt a Critical Strike Recently
Boot enchantment:
Adds 45 to 68 Cold Damage if you've been Hit Recently
Stygian Vise(Belt) Rare Stygian Vise - with the same stat as the regular belt. Will grant Abyss socket and allow you to use one more jewel
Min. requirements:
100 maximum Life
90% Total Elemental Resistances
Optional affixes:
Elemental Damage
The Pandemonius(Amulet) The Pandemonius - the BiS (except for Mirror-level Rare Amulets) which provides very high bonus DPS and insane defensive utility
(20-30)% increased Cold Damage
+(35-40)% to Cold Resistance
Chill Enemy for 1 second when Hit, slowing them by 30%
Blind Chilled Enemies on Hit
Damage Penetrates 20% Cold Resistance against Chilled Enemies
Rare Amulet(Amulet) Rare Amulet - just grab a mixture of DPS and Utility stats until you can afford any of the above. For end-game Amulet, you will want a Shaper one with the bonuses listed below, and the Whispers of Doom Anointment
Min. requirements:
60 maximum Life
30% Critical Strike Multiplier
Optional affixes:
Elemental Resistances
Damage Penetrates #% Cold Resistance
Chance to gain Frenzy/Power/Endurance Charge on kill (Shaper)
+1 to level of all Cold Skill Gems (Redeemer)
Recommended Anointments:
  • Whispers of Doom (use with Assassin's Mark on Ring, or Elemental Weakness Corruption on Gloves)
  • Arcane Potency
  • Heart of Ice
  • True Strike
Diamond Ring(Ring) Rare Ring - Diamond Rings are quite a good option as they can increase your Critical Strike Chance

Min. requirements:
50 maximum Life
75% Total Elemental Resistances
Optional affixes:
Trigger Level # Assassin's Mark when you Hit a Rare or Unique Enemy
Global Critical Strike Multiplier
Accuracy Rating
Shock enemies for 2 Seconds when you Focus

Gifts from Above(Ring) Gifts from Above - if you can afford to lose some Resistances, it's also a viable option, granting a lot of extra Critical Strike Chance and Damage increase
(20-30)% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
Trigger Level 10 Consecrate when you deal a Critical Strike
(30-35)% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
(10-15)% increased Light Radius
(40-50)% increased Rarity of Items Dropped by Enemies killed with a Critical Strike
50% increased Damage while on Consecrated Ground
+5% Chance to Block Attack Damage while on Consecrated Ground
Gloves(Gloves) Rare Gloves - preferably Fingerless Silk Gloves but most other types are also viable
Min. requirements:
60 maximum Life
30% Fire Resistance
30% Cold Resistance
30% Lightning Resistance
Optional affixes:
Accuracy Rating
Glove enchantment:
Commandment of Frost
Militian Faith(Jewel) Militant Faith - allows you to benefit from Inner Conviction that greatly boosts your Spell damage for each active Power Charge. Our Jewel had 6000 sacrificed in the name of Dominus in order to convert Pain Attunement Passive
Carved to glorify (2000-10000) new faithful converted by High Templar (Avarius-Dominus-Maxarius)
Passives in radius are Conquered by the Templars
<two random mods of devotion>
Watcher's Eye(Jewel) Watcher's Eye - an extremely powerful Jewel that can grant tons of base Crit. Chance while you are affected by Hatred. It can also have additional bonuses to Hatred and Precision Auras, but multiple bonuses make it an extremely expensive Item
(4-6)% increased maximum Energy Shield
(4-6)% increased maximum Life
(4-6)% increased maximum Mana
<Two or Three random aura modifiers>
Recommended Aura modifiers:
+(1.2-1.8)% to Critical Strike Chance while affected by Hatred
Adds (58-70) to (88-104) Cold Damage while affected by Hatred
+(20-30)% to Critical Strike Multiplier while affected by Precision
Gain a Flask Charge when you deal a Critical Strike while affected by Precision
Frozen Trail(Jewel) Frozen Trail - Frostbolt's threshold Jewel which increases your Cold Damage and the number of Frostbolt's Projectiles
(7-10)% increased Projectile Damage
With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, Frostbolt Projectiles gain 40% increased Projectile Speed per second
With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, Frostbolt fires 2 additional Projectiles
Intuitive Leap(Jewel) Intuitive Leap - allows you to pick up Herbalism, Acuity, and Heartseeker without having to connect them to your tree, saving you a bunch of Passives for more important nodes
Passives in Radius can be Allocated without being connected to your tree
Cobalt Jewel(Jewel) Rare Jewels - all Jewels should provide extra Life and at least one Damage amplification mod
Recommended affixes:
maximum Life
Critical Strike Multiplier
Optional affixes:
increased Cold/Area/Spell Damage
Abyss Jewel(Jewels) Abyss Jewels - priority is maximum Life and Crit. Multiplier
Recommended affixes:
Maximum Life
Critical Strike Multiplier
Optional affixes:
Added Cold Damage to Spells
The Wise Oak(Flask) The Wise Oak - if your uncapped Cold Resistance is the highest, it will offer an amazing DPS bonus while being quite cheap
+35% to all Elemental Resistances
During Flask Effect, 10% reduced Damage taken of each Element for which your Uncapped Elemental Resistance is lowest
During Flask Effect, Damage Penetrates (10-15)% Resistance of each Element for which your Uncapped Elemental Resistance is highest
Cinderswallow Urn(Flask) Cinderswallow Urn - one of the most popular Utility Flask in Path of Exile which grants amazing Life/Mana Recovery and Onslaught buff. It can also have a valuable Veiled mod on it
Recharges 1 Charge when you Consume an Ignited corpse
Enemies Ignited by you during Flask Effect take 10% increased Damage
Recover (1-3)% of Life when you Kill an Enemy during Flask Effect
Recover (1-3)% of Mana when you Kill an Enemy during Flask Effect
Recover (1-3)% of Energy Shield when you Kill an Enemy during Flask Effect
Veiled Suffix
Other suggested Flasks:
  1. Bubbling Divine Life Flask of Staunching (Bleeding immunity)
  2. Experimenter's Diamond Flask of Warding (Curse immunity)
  3. Experimenter's Quicksilver Flask of Heat (Freeze immunity)
The Wise OakCinderswallow UrnDivine Life FlaskDiamond FlaskQuicksilver Flask

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  • You are guaranteed to have your Elemental Resistances capped!
  • All items are Non-Corrupted.
  • Every gem you get is Level 20 and 20% Quality, unless specified.
  • All flasks have 20% Quality.
  • The gear has the exact socket colors to fit in the given gem setup.

With 3.5 bringing back Cast on Crit to life, this Assassin build utilizies every aspect of this playstyle! With exceptional clear speed, even on high tier maps. The build focuses on building as much critical strike chance and multiplier as possible. You will recieve every gear pieces and gems to start playing this amazing build.

Starting Currency:

  • 5x Exalted Orb
  • 100x Chaos Orb
  • 200x Jewellers Orb
  • 100x Orb of Fusing
  • 200x Chromatic Orb
  • 100x Orb of Alchemy

Items (all Non-Corrupted):

  • Cospris Malice
  • Lycosidae
  • 6-Link Loreweave with 80% Maximum Resistances
  • Starkonjas Head
  • The Pandemonius
  • Bubonic Trail with 2 Abyssal Sockets
  • Mark of the Shaper
  • Rare Elder Ring with Curse Enemies with Warlords Mark on Hit, Life and Resistances
  • Rare Items with Life and Resistances
  • 2x Frozen Trail
  • Watchers Eye with You have Phasing while affected by Haste

Gem setup:

  • Cyclone-Hypothermia-Cast on Critical Strike-Increased Critical Strikes-Ice Nova-Increased Area of Effect
  • Herald of Ice-Onslaught-Vaal Righteous Fire-Increased Duration
  • Shield Charge-Faster Attacks-Fortify
  • Ice Nova-Cold Penetration-Frostbolt (Weapon)
  • Cast when Damage Taken (1)-Immortal Call (1)-Blood Rage (1)-Tempest Shield (1)
  • Summon Ice Golem-Haste


  • The Wise Oak (You will have Cold resistance as highest for penetration)
  • Atziris Promise
  • Seething Divine Life Flask of Staunching
  • Quicksilver Flask of Heat
  • Diamond Flask of Warding

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[3.14] Kami's Life | LL | CI CoC Ice Nova Assassin | all Content | deep Delve | max Block

Hey Guys,
I wanted to make a complete and detailed build guide, from a near zero(1-70ex) Life Based Coc Ice Nova Assassin up to a real dps or tank Hero (50-1000ex) LL/CI Character.
With this build it's possible to do all Content. It doesn't matter if its Delve 1k+, kill Sirus A8or farm juiced T16maps.

I played CoC Assassin already like 20 times in many different variations, some where Tanky as hell with okayish dps, some were very high dps but squishier, some were for a balanced gameplay.

In the end you normally choose 2 out of the 3 stats listed for your prefered playstyle, unless you wanne balance it:
-Life / Energy Shield
-Defensive and smoother gameplay mechanics(max Block, Aoe scaling, Chain Explosions, Dodge)

After choosing your 2 options the only limiting factor is your Budget.

In terms of Life/ESPool:
Make sure that a Life based CoC (5k HP) never can reach the High EHP Pool of a LL (6-8k ES)or even CI Charakter (8-10k ES), but they tend to be way more Budget friendly and easier to gear.

In terms of Damage:
LL Builds are with distance the strongest version of a CoC build dps wise, but they tend to be mostly squishy, cause the lack of defensive mechanics like Dodge or Block.

In terms of Defensive and smoother gameplay mechanics:
Max Block -> only make sense if you go the full defensive CI route.
Dodge -> Only viable and recommended if you play the Life based starter
Aoe Scaling via Tree and Cluster Jewels-> pretty nice to have for smoother gameplay. In combinations with Herald of Ice and explode Armour (Life or CI) you're getting chainexplosions.

If you want the build to see in action you can visit my twitch site where I stream from time to time:

Before you want to start this build, there are a few mechanics you should know. I recommend to carefully read the next few spoiler before you're starting to buy or craft your gear.

How the Build works, Aps and CdR

1) you hit an enemie with Cyclone -> try getting 100% Hit Chance

2)on that hit you try to get a critikal strike -> try to get 100% critical strike chance for Cyclone

3)the hit with cyclone crits and your CoC gem activates so you cast on crit Ice Nova thats linked to it in your gem setup.

4)After that you Cospri's Malice is going to trigger and shoots Frostbolt

If you wanne go deeper in the substance of how CoC works:

Cooldown reduction is a very important stat in our build, cause there are Breakpoints we can hit to cast more often Ice Nova with Cast on Critical through Cyclone.

BP0 At 0-13% CDR you need to stay below <6.06 APS

BP1 At 14-51% CDR you need to stay below <7.57 APS

BP2 At 52%-57% CDR you need to stay below <10.1 APS

In the End we need to get the BP1 Breakpoint, so wee need atleas 14% CDR

you can get the stats on Boots, Belt or the awakening gem @lvl.3

If you have higher aps with your cyclone then the BP you got, you start missing casts from Ice Nova and loose a bunch of dps

for the aps calculation in PoB Fork:

1) import build
2) go to cyclone as your main skill
3) activate all flasks
4) activate Mistwalker, Tailwind, Onslaught, Frenzy Charges only if you got it from Gear, Gems or somewhere else

After reading carefully and understanding the mechanics, you can start picking the build version you want to play and start crafting or buying your Gear together.



Stat Priority:
- Energy Shield (ilvl.84+)
- -9% Cold Resistance to nearby enemies (Redeemer)(ilvl.85)
- +1 power Charge (Warlord)(ilvl.75)
- Resistance
- Intelligence

- 40% Ice Nova Damage (~7% more Damage)
- 30% Reduced Mana Reservation for HoI / Precision / Hatred

Preferred Crafting Method:
Dense + Frigid Fossil

Body Armour

Stat Priority:
- Energy Shield (ilvl.86)
- Recover #% of Energy Shield on kill (shaper ilvl.75)
- Quality / Resistance / Intelligence
- Attacks have +1.5% to Critical Strike Chance (hunter / elder ilvl.84)
- Enemies you Kill Explode, dealing 3% of their Life as Physical Damage (legacy mod, crusader ilvl.85)

Preferred Crafting Method:
Dense Fossil + preffix block and reforge with a crit from harvest


Stat Priority:
- Energy Shield (ilvl.86)
- Recover #% of Energy Shield on block (shaper ilvl.68)
- chance to Block Spell Damage (shaper ilvl.75)
- Resistance / Dexterity / Intelligence
- Socketed Gems have 15% reduced Mana Reservation (shaper ilvl.80)

Preferred Crafting Method:
Dense Fossil + preffix block reforge rare with defence mod


Stat Priority:
- Energy Shield (ilvl.84)
- Accuracy (ilvl.85)
- 50% Damage against chilled enemies (Incursion mod)
- Resistance / Dexterity / Intelligence
- chance to Unnerve enemies in hit (Hunter ilvl.85)
- culling strike (warlord ilvl.73)

Preferred Crafting Method:
Dense Fossil


Stat Priority:
- Energy Shield (ilvl.84)
- Movement Speed (ilvl.86)
- Resistance
- Tailwind (Hunter ilvl.75)
- Cooldown Recovery Speed (shaper / crusader ilvl.80)
- Intelligence

- 10% Movementspeed for mapping
- 10% Damage Penetration for Bossing
- 80% chance to Avoid being Stunned if you've Killed Recently (if you don't be stun immune otherwise)

Preferred Crafting Method:
Dense + Shuddering Fossil


Option 1(for vary playstyle)

Stat Priority:
- Energy Shield (ilvl.74)
- increased maximum Energy Shield (crusader ilvl.82)
- Assassins Mark on hit (shaper ilvl.80) / Frostbite on hit (redeemer ilvl.80)
- Accuracy (ilvl.75)
- Resistance / Dexterity / Intelligence
- critical stirke multiplier (elder ilvl.80)
- cold damage to spells (redeemer ilvl.75)

Preferred Crafting Method:
Dense Fossil

Option 2(for offensive playstyle)

recommended to take atleast 1 ring with reduced Mana reserved, unless you got a reduced mana reserved Helm Enchant to get Hatred running.

Option 3(for hybrid playstyle)+ Elder ring


Stat Priority:
- Energy Shield (ilvl.80)
- increased maximum Energy Shield (crusader ilvl.82)
- Cooldown Recovery Speed (shaper ilvl.75-84)
- increased Energy Shield from Body Armour (shaper ilvl.80)
- increased Spell Damage during any Flask Effect (shaper ilvl.80)
- Resistance

Preferred Crafting Method:
Dense Fossil


Option 1(recommended for Budget Life/CI)

Option 2(recommended for LL)

Option 3(High Budget)

Stat Priority:
- increased maximum Energy Shield (ilvl.77)
- Accuracy (ilvl.75)
- to Level of all Cold Skill Gems (redeemer ilvl.82)
- Cold Penetration (redeemer ilvl.82)
- crit Multiplier (ilvl.74)

Preferred Crafting Method:
dense + frigid Fossil or alternation

- Tranquility
- Charisma
- Deflection


Watcher's Eye

- Watcher's Eye with ES on hit

For the Moneyboys as second stat:
- Discipline Spell Block
- Precision crit Multiplier ~12% more dps
- Clarity 18% maximum Mana as ES ~700ES
- Hatred crit
- Hatred Cold penetration

Frozen Trail

- take your corrupted Blood implict here

Militant Faith

Great Jewel to boost our dps. It converts "Conduit" to "Inner convition" which let us grant 3% more spell damage per Power Charge. Also we get through the unique Modifier Res and even more dps

Thread of Hope (large)

- Light Eater
- Heart of Ice
- Arcane Focus
- Utmost Intellect

- Breath of Rime
- Deep Wisdom

Large Cluster Jewel (optional)

Blanketed Snow:
-10% Cold Penetration

Corrosive Elements:
-Cold Skills have a 25% chance to apply Cold Exposure on Hit
-15% increased Elemental Damage

Widespread Destruction:
- 10% AOE
- 20% increased Elemental Damage

Medium Cluster Jewel 1(optional)

Master of Fear:
- Enemies are unnerved and take 10% increased Spell damage

Wish for Death:
- culling Strike -> 10% more dps

Medium Cluster Jewel 2(optional)

Medium one with Channeling tag

Unwavering Focus:
- 40% chance to avoid being stunned while channeling

Precise Focus:
- 30% crit chance
- 20% crit multi

Medium Cluster Jewel 3(optional)

Vast Power:
- 20% increased Area Damage
- 3% increased AoE per Power Charge

- 10% increased Area of Effect
- 10% critical Multiplier

Small 1 & 2

Energy from Naught:
- 100 Energy shield

Gem setup

Make sure I listed here a general gem setup, this varies on your weapon setup, curse ring and mana reservation pool
6-Link CoC setup

- swap in awakened added cold instead of inc. crtitical strike for a big dps boost, but only if you can keep your flasks up during fight for 100% Crit chance. Awakened CoC gem is only needed if you aim for the 52% CdR, make sure with the gem level the CdR increases.

4-Link Aura setup

You can place Precision instead of Discipline here if you're playing the Life based build

3-Link Movement and Vaal RF for dps

use Vaal RF on Bosses for more dps

4-Link cwdt setup

3-Link Cospri setup

4-Link Vortex setup

Make sure that depending on your Gear and version of CoC you play the Gem setup can vary.

Leaguestart Day 1-5

Day 1-5

Day 1

leveled with Freezing pulse and then swapped to a self cast Frostbolt Ice Nova setup.

Reached maps after 6.5h with all sidequest and 3 labs done. Bought now a Tabula and 2 Widowmaker, switched to a CoC setup and start farming maps.

Day 2

farmed 16 watchstones and now farming red maps for the missing 16. So far I got no problems with doing T16 maps, dps is pretty good, but need to upgrade tomorrow my defences cause Life CoC is squishy against 1 shots with 4k Life.

- completed Uber Lab
- lucky 6 linked my Carcass Jack (5 Link is still fine)
- bought GG Militant Faith for 2ex
- alt spammed ilvl 75 Belt Base till I hit the recovery mod to equip a onslaught flask for aps and MS
- upgraded the Rare Gear for more Life and Accuracy

Day 3

- killed A5 Sirus easy Deathless
- changed gloves for one with the delve mod, used 1 harvest craft to augment the lightning res for future gearing
- changed passive tree to allocate 4 jewel sockets for life/ crit multi and res
- changed Boots for Atziri steps to have more spell dodge
- changed onslaught flask for a phasing flask

Day 4

played the hole day up to, 2 Conquerors left for a full Atlas. spent 3h in the morning to upgrade my Gear. Atm feeling really tanky after some adjustments, dps skyrocketed even more.

changes so far since Day 3:
-lvl 21 Ice Nova gem (10c)
-Pandemonious with Annoint for insande dps boost and blind on hit for defence
-mark of the shaper for a good defence and offence choice
-elder ring with life, crit and chaos res through harvest crafting
-rare helmet to fix the missing accuracy, some more chaos res and stun immunity during fight
-enchanted boots for stun immunity which is pretty good during mapping
-new belt with a bit more Life, Res and dps
-thread of Hope which let us get a big dps boost without using more passive points

never felt that tanky so far with 4.6k Life. Did Sirus A7 toady with 1 unavoidable Death. Hopefully I can reach 5k Life @ lvl95. I think I did my best so far with the budget I got. I also bought awakened added cold and cast on crit for future projects, which arent necessary now.

The next steps I'm going to do is to buy a watcher's and then swap my inc. crit gem with a dps one. After that I'm mostly done with gearing and just grinding currency.

So far the only Problems I have are ground degen and random one shots every 20th? map or so.

Day 5

So you ask what I changed? -> I wanted more AoE, so I rebuilt the tree and lost nothing but got much more AoE.
After the end of the thay I swapped my inc. crit gem for an awakened added cold. This results that we arent crit capped anymore. So to compensate that we got 3 options.
1) keeping up Bottled Faith and Diamond Flask during Fights
2) get a hatred crit Watcher's Eye + Diamond Flask
3) get a Attack Crit Armour + Diamond Flask

I choosed the Bottled Faith, cause the currently 9ex watcher's eye cost are not worth it in my opinion, also I had to sacrifice 1 Jewel Socket. A other Armour is with attack Crit and mostly explode is to expensive atm and I also dont wanne lose the AoE from Carcass. So I choosed the bottled Faith which is good dps upgrade and the Price of the Flask is also increaseing atm.

For now I dont see any big improvements without sacrificing defence mechanincs or investing a ton into some GG items.

A few options could be done with a big investment:
- +2/4 Carcass
- explode/ crit Armour
- Cluster Jewels (Sacrificing ~500 Life)
- Awakened cast on crit lvl 3+ to swap for a belt witout cooldown recovery speed
- awakened added cold @lvl 5 for +1 cold gems

Question & Answer

Why is my dps so low?

This depends mostly on your gear and stats.
1)first of all you have to be sure that your Hit Chance for Cyclone is near 100% otherwise you will not hit with cyclone. Accuracy is your friend here, try to get it from tree and gear
2)The Next things is that you have near 100% Crit Chance in fight with cyclone. Global Crit Chance or crit chance for attacks is here your friend, and you can get it from Diamond or Bottled Faith Flask, Hatred crit Watchers, suffix from influenced Body Armour, cluster Jewels and increased crit gem. If you dont have near 100% crit chance for cyclone you wont trigger the Ice Nova from the 6-Link setup.
3)attack speed is the next pretty big point in the build. This interacts with the cooldown you got for Ice Nova to be able to trigger the next cast. For the moment I recommend to go for a maximum of 7.57 aps with atleast 14% Cooldown recovery speed. If you have just 0.01 more aps then that you are going to skip a Ice Nova Cast, cause the Cooldown of Ice Nova wasnt ready when you attacked. If you are on Leaguestart and have 0% Cooldown recovery speed, you shouldnt hit faster then 6.06 attacks per second with cyclone.
For attack speed we havent much choice to get it unless from passive tree, gear or precision watchers.
For Cooldown recovery speed the only options we got is from belt up to 20%, Boots with 15% or an awakened CoC gem(scales with level)

If you can say yourself that all these stats are fine on your caracter, you should check your gear vs others from as an example or compare the gear your got vs the one in the guide listed. Then you normally should see room for improvents. I cant tell you how oftern I recommend to use pob and add some other gear, higher gems or other passive points/cluster Jewels in there to see how it can improve the build.

Why am I so squishy?

Also a pretty good question. First of all squishy is spongy expression for others, you have to know what killed you to work against it.
But there are some defensice mechanics you can build into your caracter to make it in general more tanky
1)High Life / ES pool, the more you can get the better. This is the only way that protect you against oneshots
2)Max Block / Dodge, the way to go to minimize the chance for getting hit or oneshooted, and with a good shield you get uup to 5% of your ES back
3)Stun Immune -> protects you against Stuns, so you can just smoothly cyclone through enemies without stops
4)Life / ES leech -> small but good ability to get some regen to go
5)ES on hit watchers -> pretty good during boss fights to get some ES back from your hits you deal to the enemy
6)Elemental Ailment Immune -> A pretty underestimated stat that makes you Immune to all Ailments like chill, freeze, scorch, brittle, ignite, sap and shock

Last edited by xXx_Kamikaze_xXx on May 18, 2021, 4:27:11 PM

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【Path of Exile - Outdated】Cast on Critical Strike Assassin–Build Guide– Shatter Entire Screens!

All Guide Pages

  1. Cyclone Cast on Critical Ice Nova Assassin
  2. Cyclone Cast on Critical Ice Nova Assassin Passive Tree and Gem Links
  3. Ascendancy, Bandits, & Pantheon Powers
  4. Gear, Jewels, & Flasks

Table Of Contents of this Page

  1. Introduction
  2. Path of Building
  3. Playstyle
  4. Passive Skill Tree
  5. Gems
  6. Ascendancy, Bandits, and Pantheon
  7. Gear Summary / TL;DR
  8. Leveling
  9. FAQ


Cast on Critical Strike (colloquially known as CoC) builds have long been one of the iconic build archetypes in Path of Exile, offering an engaging and very unique experience that can tear through maps and decimate bosses with little effort. Cast On Critical Strike Support Cast On Critical Strike Support reigned triumphantly as one of the most potent and entertaining build archetypes in the 3.11 Harvest league, but changes to the Thread of Hope Thread of Hope gem have shaken up its defenses somewhat. This guide has received a considerable overhaul for and remains a heavyweight bosser despite some light nerfs, continuing to return as a potent powerhouse ready to leave a frozen wake of shattered enemies.


This build is one of incredible power and potential, that feels capable with only a few core investments, but scales into a monstrously powerful end-game that hardly any builds can match. Incredible offensive firepower is distilled into a simple and engaging end point, allowing you to annihilate bosses like The Shaper in seconds. Survival, however, is often just as important as the raw attack power of your exile, perhaps even more so. Fortunately, this build feels stable and can withstand any attacks enemies manage to get off against you.

Overall, this build can be one of the most fast-paced, exciting, and well rounded in the entire game. It excels in practically every respect, and has plenty of changes and permutations that can be made to customize it to preference, or upgrade it further towards god status.

Build Assessment


+ Incredible damage output

+ Well-rounded defenses

+ Melts all types of content; Bosses, Mapping, Delving, Labyrinth, etc.

+ Extremely fast clear speed

+ Extremely fast kill times (Uber Elder, Sirus, Aul the Crystal King, Mastermind, etc.)

+ High movement speed

+ Viable as both league starter and league finisher — functions a budget, but has plenty of investments to continually elevate the build


– Moderate cost required to get rolling in the end-game (Cospri's Malice Cospri's Malice, Chaos Innoculation)

Cyclone Cyclone requires prescient positioning on spooky bosses

– Can feel squishy when league starting or if you cannot afford baseline gear

Path of Building

Path of Building for the Chaos Innoculation (recommended) build can be found here.

Included are the skill trees, gem links, and an example set of gear with room for upgrades. Resistances have been excluded as they can be filled in on any piece as needed and available.

We use the Path of Building Community Fork for all of our builds, which is highly recommended. If you are encountering errors importing the build, please ensure you are .


This build clears everything extremely quickly, whether you are farming your T16 Maps or farming the Uber Elder. Players who love smashing through content but have a measured and precise style of play will enjoy this build the most, as it does require and reward careful movement in certain cases.

Cyclone Cyclone is used as the trigger spell for our CoC build, due to its extremely high attack speed and relatively generous range of effect. Cyclone is technically a movement skill, and it can be a polarizing choice for this reason. That said, the sheer power of Cyclone when compared with alternatives, such as Blade Flurry Blade Flurry, make it the clear winner.

Each time you approach an enemy, activate Cyclone Cyclone, ideally clicking close to your character to afford the most precise movement, affording you more agency to avoid dangerous abilities and ensuring you are not slowed for any longer than necessary. This will trigger our Ice Nova Ice Novas, which are socketed in both our main 6-link (with Cyclone and Cast On Critical Strike Support Cast On Critical Strike Support) as well as Cospri's Malice Cospri's Malice, our weapon of choice. Frostbolt Frostbolts, also socketed in Cospri’s, will trigger additional Ice Novas, resulting in a satisfying helping of freezing and screen shattering that absolutely tears apart the enemies on screen.

This build also incorporates skills like Vortex Vortex to increase our damage on sturdy targets and bosses. There are plenty of personal adjustments and customizations to be made, if desired, allowing you to adapt the build to further specialize towards a specific style of play. For example, if you really enjoy the security of playing with a Decoy Totem Decoy Totem on tough bosses, there are multiple “optional” gems that could be swapped out to accommodate personal preference.

Cerebral use of Flasks is relatively important to maintaining maximum damage and clear speed, as we do rely on The Wise Oak The Wise Oak and the Diamond Flask quite heavily to maintain our absurd damage output. While liberal use is advised, be careful not to “munch” charges by re-activating them too early and wasting any remaining duration. Additionally, due to Cyclone Cyclone’s status as a movement skill, certain care must be taken when using flasks that affect movement speed. Using a Quicksilver Flask will cause your character to travel farther and faster, which can be detrimental for uptime on a boss. There is no hard and fast rule; becoming comfortable with the skill and how your character moves is the main optimization and can only be developed with practice and muscle memory.

Passive Skill Tree

This is our recommended skill tree for the (recommended) version of the build.

This is our recommended skill tree for the (cheaper) version of the build.

For more details on the Passive Tree, an early game Life version, skill acquisition order, and more, be sure to check out the Passive Skill Tree page for in-depth information.

Passive Skill Tree and Gem Links


We go over all of the gem links this build uses in the end-game on our Gem Link page.

Passive Skill Tree and Gem Links

Ascendancy, Bandits, and Pantheon

Our Ascendancy, Bandit, and Pantheon Power page goes into detail about all the choices you need to make in these regards.

Ascendancy, Bandits, and Pantheon Powers

Gear Summary / TL;DR

These items strike a balance between power and cost-effectiveness. If you want to explore more options for Gear (both budget and high-end), Flasks, or get more information on alternatives and specialty items, please ensure you read the Gear, Jewels, and Flasks section in its entirety.

Chaos Innoculation

Life Based

Example end game gear used by our character:

Example Gear

For much more detailed information on the best gear, jewels, and flasks to use, be sure to check out our Gear Page section in its entirety.

Gear, Jewels, and Flasks


As a reminder, we have several guides to help you level up a character.

We recommend starting with Freezing Pulse Freezing Pulse, which works well with Lifesprig Lifesprig if you have one. If you have another character to pass Storm Brand Storm Brand to you at Level 12, this is ideal for leveling. Alternately, you can opt to use Freezing Pulse Freezing Pulse until Act III where Storm Brand Storm Brand can be acquired from the Fixture of Fate Library quest. Blade Vortex Blade Vortex is another great option that can be used until Act III (or all the way until maps if you choose) as either your primary leveling skill or as an additional means of boosting single target damage in an off-link.

Use this Level 48 Passive Tree as a general reference if you are leveling with Storm Brand Storm Brand. You will need to respec a few points later, but nothing drastic.

Passive Tree Storm Brand

In order of priority, the Storm Brand links are:

  1. Storm Brand Storm Brand
  2. Elemental Focus Support Elemental Focus Support
  3. Added Lightning Damage Support Added Lightning Damage Support
  4. Controlled Destruction Support Controlled Destruction Support
  5. Added Cold Damage Support Added Cold Damage Support
  6. Hypothermia Support Hypothermia Support

If you are using a Tabula Rasa Tabula Rasa, simply fill in the other gem sockets with whatever supports are available from the vendors until you reach Act II and Act III for the other gems.

Link Brand Recall Brand Recall to Arcane Surge Support Arcane Surge Support (Level 3) and Flame Dash Flame Dash. This is a great leveling link and should be acquired as soon as possible.

At Level 12 you can also acquire Blade Vortex Blade Vortex. Link it to Added Cold Damage Support Added Cold Damage Support, Added Lightning Damage Support Added Lightning Damage Support, and Controlled Destruction Support Controlled Destruction Support as soon as possible.

Herald of Ice Herald of Ice, Herald of Thunder Herald of Thunder, and Clarity Clarity should be used as early as possible.

Once you reach Act III and can acquire Lightning Spire Trap Lightning Spire Trap, set up the following 4-link, replacing your Blade Vortex Blade Vortex link:

  1. Lightning Spire Trap Lightning Spire Trap
  2. Added Lightning Damage Support Added Lightning Damage Support
  3. Controlled Destruction Support Controlled Destruction Support
  4. Trap and Mine Damage Support Trap and Mine Damage Support

You can play Storm Brand Storm Brand into early mapping if you like, which may be easier for league starter characters until Cospri's Malice Cospri's Malice can be acquired. Take a look at our full Storm Brand guide for tree reference if you plan on respeccing later.

You can transition to Cast On Critical Strike Support Cast On Critical Strike Support as early as level 44, when Widowmaker Widowmaker can be acquired. Ideally, you will also want to have a Diamond Flask, which is really essential before you get your second Ascendancy node, Deadly Infusion. Refer to the links and Passive Tree earlier in the guide for more details. Instead of Herald of Thunder Herald of Thunder, use Frostbite Frostbite with Blasphemy Support Blasphemy Support instead to provide you with a nice damage boost. Enfeeble Enfeeble or Temporal Chains Temporal Chains are also great alternatives if you feel like you need a bit of extra defense.


Which Annointment Should I Use on my Amulet?

There are plenty of options for utility and defense, but from a damage perspective these are our recommendations:

  • If you are , then the notable is your best bet.
  • Heart of Ice: Hands down the best damage option due to the damage, cold penetration, and energy shield leech.
  • Arcane Potency: Not far behind Heart of Ice for damage, but loses on bosses and lacks the leech. Possibly a better option in lesser gear when Critical Strike is still very desirable and not yet close to cap.
  • Eagle Eye or Depth Perception: Budget options that can be used to cap Accuracy if needed and grant some Critical Strike.

Chaos Innoculation or Life?

Chaos Innoculation is a safer way to play the build and recommended if you can afford the gear. Life is a little easier to setup with similar or better damage potential, but much more squishy.

Cast on Critical Strike Mechanics Explained

Cast On Critical Strike Support Cast On Critical Strike Support can only trigger a maximum number of times per second, which is just over 6 times per second, due to an internal cooldown. Cyclone Cyclone hits twice with every hit, and therefore we want to have a “Attacks Per Second” (APS) of 3.0, which would result in 6 total attacks per second. Since this is just under the maximum trigger rate of Cast on Critical Strike, this gives us the best chance of attaining the maximum possible triggers since there is almost no overlap.

This means that using a Silver Flask will actually reduce your damage output, since your Cyclone Cyclone hits will no longer cleanly line up with the Cast On Critical Strike Support Cast On Critical Strike Support internal cooldowns, which will result in slight delays between some triggers and a sizeable amount of lost damage potential. You will essentially be wasting every 7-8th “attack” from Cyclone, as Cast on Critical Strike would be on cooldown for that period. In order to not exceed this limitation, you should not purchase a Cospri's Malice Cospri's Malice with an Attack Speed value that exceeds 9%, and avoid Attack Speed on Rares.

There is a way around this, however, and it is explained in our Belt section. A Shaped Rare belt with Increased Cooldown Recovery Speed (ICRS) of at least 14% will increase the maximum number of Cast On Critical Strike Support Cast On Critical Strike Support triggers to ~7.60 per second. This means our optimal APS value would become around 3.75, giving us 7.50 attacks per second, once again just beneath the maximum trigger rate for the smoothest triggers.

If you have 14% ICRS, you can upgrade your Cospri's Malice Cospri's Malice to a maximum Attack Speed roll (14%). You can also swap your Basalt Flask for a Silver Flask for a sizeable damage boost, but at a loss to defensive capability.

How Do I Calculate DPS?

Calculating DPS for this build is not as simple as merely ticking the right boxes in Path of Building. You will have to done a daisy chain of napkin math — none of it particularly complex — to accurately account for the various effects of the build. I made a comment demonstrating to a reader how to calculate DPS which I have re-pasted here for your convenience. When inputting your Ice Nova Ice Nova and Frostbolt Frostbolt damage you (taking the multiplier into account) because we nearly always deal Critical Strikes. We then multiply by a decimal of our Critical Strike (e.g. 0.95) to account for the percentage of times that we do not crit. If you are using a second Cospri's Malice Cospri's Malice with Elemental Focus Support Elemental Focus Support you will also need to take this into account.

Originally posted by Furty on June 23rd 2019:

Using my gear from Synthesis League:

6L Ice Nova Ice Nova: Ice Nova Ice Nova hit (223,011) * 2 (Frostbolt Frostbolt procs) * 7.57 (triggers per second with CDR) * 0.95 (Crit Chance) = 3,207,567 DPS

Cyclone Cyclone: 47,000 DPS

Cospri's Malice Cospri's MaliceFrostbolt Frostbolts: Frostbolt Frostbolt hit (69,433) * 7.57 (triggers per second with CDR) x 0.95 Crit Chance) = 499,327 DPS — Divide by two, since Cospri's Malice Cospri's Malice procs alternate between socketed gems — 249,664 DPS

Cospri's Malice Cospri's MaliceIce Nova Ice Nova: Ice Nova Ice Nova hit (52,766) * 2 (Frostbolt Frostbolt procs) * 7.57 (triggers per second with CDR) * 0.95 (Crit Chance) = 758,933 DPS — Divide by two, since Cospri's Malice Cospri's Malice procs alternate between socketed gems — 379,466 DPS

Combined DPS Calculation: 3,883,697 DPS

Bonechill Support Bonechill Support applied by Vortex Vortex: 3,883,697 DPS * 1.3 = 5,048,806 DPS

Shock: 5,048,806 DPS * 1.2 = 6,058,567 DPS

Vaal Righteous Fire Vaal Righteous Fire: 6,058,567 DPS * 1.4 = 8,481,994 DPS

Righteous Fire Righteous Fire 6,058,567 DPS * 1.4 = 8,481,994 DPS

Righteous Fire Righteous Fire and Vaal Righteous Fire Vaal Righteous Fire: 8,481,994 DPS * 1.4 = 11,874,791 DPS

These calculations were done with Concentrated Effect Support Concentrated Effect Support as my 6th link, as “Shaper DPS” should be calculated using gems I would use on Shaper or Uber Elder. This is an extremely complicated build with many layered interactions between damage, ailments, and triggers — unfortunately, there is no way in Path of Building to automate this calculation. Good luck!

What About Lycosidae Lycosidae?

Lycosidae Lycosidae is still a perfectly viable choice and can be used all throughout the end-game if you prefer not to mess around with Accuracy.

Cospri’s Malice Explained

Gems trigger from top to bottom in Cospri's Malice Cospri's Malice, as explained earlier in the guide. This item will trigger automatically from our Cyclone Cyclone, so there is no need to do anything beyond socketing the gems. The gems socketed in Cospri's Malice Cospri's Malice alternate between triggers, therefore the Ice Nova Ice Nova socketed in Cospri’s will trigger half as many times as your main 6-Link.

  • 3.15 Expedition updates.

  • Corrected visual bug that was displaying code.

  • 3.14 Ultimatum first round of updates are in.

  • 3.13 Ritual; updated and ready to blend enemies!

  • Updated leveling section with new Blasphemy curse recommendations.

  • Ready for Heist 3.12; Massive build overhaul, added Chaos Innoculation, added Path of Building, new gem links, new gear recommendations, and text body updated.

  • Updated for Harvest 3.11; added Low-Life version to prevent stuns, new trees, new gear recommendations, all new gems section, and more.

  • 3.10 Delirium; Build was buffed through Ascendancy, tree and formatting updated for the new league.

  • Updates for Patch 3.9 Metamorph: Passive Skill Tree, Gear, Guide Format, Build Assessment, and FAQ.

  • Annointment advice added.

  • Big overhaul for Patch 3.8 Blight League: Redesigned the build with new links, gear, tree, leveling, FAQ, and much, much more!

  • Updated Gem Links.

  • Updated for Patch 3.7 Legion: Passive Skill Trees, Gear and Gem Recommendations, Leveling, and more!

  • Updated for Synthesis 3.6.

  • Added new section.


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[Expedition] PoE 3.15 Templar CoC Ice Nova Inquisitor Fast Build

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Class: Ranger Witch Duelist Marauder Shadow Templar

This PoE 3.15 Temple CoC Ice Nova Inquisitor build can works great with low budget, cheap to start. We can do all content in the game including 100% delirium T16 maps (without headhunter) all bosses and Maven's Invitation: The Feared.

[Expedition] PoE 3.15 Templar CoC Ice Nova Inquisitor Fast Build

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Pros & Cons

  • + Explosions from Herald of Ice :D
  • + Tanky and safe playstyle.
  • + Immune to elemental ailments.
  • + Fast clear.
  • + Good boss killer.
  • + Cheap to start.
  • + Can do all content in the game including 100% delirium T16 maps (without headhunter) all bosses and Maven's Invitation: The Feared.
  • - To do elemental reflect maps or Uber Atziri you need to switch one ring for Sibyl's Lament and take Soul of Yugul pantheon.
  • - For no regen maps you have to switch one flask for Enduring mana flask. (It's easier to avoid this mod).


Core Mechanics

  • Cospri's Malice
  • Corrupted Soul + Pious Path
  • Righteous Providence

Corrupted Soul Keystone split non-chaos damage you take to 50% be taken as Life and other 50% as Energy shield. For example if you get hit by 1000 dmg you lose 500 life and 500 energy shield instead of losing 1000 energy shield in regular case. It's worthy mention that because of split damage received you don't benefit if you ES>Life.

Pious Path add your life regen to you ES regen. In our case if we have 800 life regen we will also get 800 ES regen. With Corrupted Soul we always lose equal amount of life and ES when dealing with non-chaos damage and in this case we always utilize our double regeneration rate.

Righteous Providence gives us over 500% increased critical strike chance which allows us to always have 100% Critical Strike Chance.

Here you can find explanation about attack speed and cooldown recovery of CoC and Cospri's Malice:


Skill Tree

Ascendancy: Righteous Providence -> Inevitable Judgement -> Sanctuary -> Pious Path



You can use any of Major Pantheon.

  • Brine King if you feel you have problems with stuns.
  • Lunaris for mapping.
  • Solaris for bosses.
  • Arakaali for more Life/ES regen.


  • Gruthukul for mapping.
  • Ryslatha or Garukhan for bosses.
  • Shakari if you expect chaos damage.
  • Yugul for Uber Atziri and Maven's Invitation: The Feared.

Bandit: Help Alira or Kill all

Passive Tree & PoB

Path of Building Link:

PoE 3.15 Inquisitor CoC Ice Nova Endgame Temple Passive Skill Tree





Gems Setup

Body Armour

Cyclone - Awakened Cast on Critical Strike - Ice Nova - Hypothermia - Awakened Added Cold Damage (Increased Critical Strikes before Watcher's Eye) - Inspiration

Cospri's Malice

Frostbolt - Ice Nova - Ice Bite (Power Charge on Critical Strike before you get cluster jewel with Cold Conduct + Stormrider)

You can change Ice Bite for added cold damage support or any other support which gives you more damage.


Shaper's Touch with +2 to socketed AoE gems or +1 to all socketed gems:

Enlightent - Herald of Ice - Hatred - Flesh and Stone


Vortex - Bonechill - Arcane Surge (around lvl. 6) - Culling Strike or Unbounded Ailments.


Immortal Call(20) - Cast When Damage Taken(20)

Dash or Flame Dash - Second Wind

1-links: Vaal Righteous Fire, Precision (just to cap you accuracy, it should be around lvl. 11), Vitality

Notice if you will have in 3-link Cast When Damage Taken and Vaal Righteous Fire both at lvl. 20 then your CWDT will activate your regular Righteous Fire skill when you get hit. You need to unlink that item or use Vaal Righteous Fire with at least one level higher than CWDT (for example VRF lvl. 21 and CWDT lvl. 20). Also look out to not support precision with anything to not higher it reserved mana cost.

Recommended upgrade order:

Enlighten lvl. 3 > Awakened Added Cold Damage Support > Enlighten lvl. 4 > Awakened Cast on Critical Strike > Anomalous Ice Nova > Divirgent/Phantasmal Cyclone > Other alternative quality gems


Gear Setup

Core items

1. Cospri's Malice

2. Replica Soul Tether or Glorious Vanity in the name of Doryani

3. Shaper's Touch (+1 to socketed gems to ugrade Enlighten or +2 to AoE gems for our Auras)

4. Astramentis (anoint Utmost Might or Tranquility when you cap you crit chance without Utmost Might)

Recommended items

1. First ring - Circle of Fear with 2 out of 3 affixes:
- Herald of Ice Has #% reduced mana reservation - this one is very important early when you don't have Enlightment lvl. 4. or even lvl. 3.
- Increased cold damage while affected by Herald of Ice
- Herald of Ice has #% increased buff effect

2. Second ring - The Taming because we freeze, shock and ignite either way so we got full benefits. Other than that you can use any other ring with resistances and life.

3. Helmet - Blizzard Crown - free +cold dmg because with Inevitable Judgement Ascendancy it has no downside. The best will be warlord+shaper with +1 maximum power charge and nearby enemies take 6% increased elemental damage.

4. Body Armour - can be any chest with life, ES and resistance. The best would be explosive chest with Attack have +#% to Critical Strike Chance and resistance. Preferable Vaal Regalia or Sadist Garb. Vaal Regalia is better with Glorious Vanity Timeless jewel and Sadist Garb is better with replica Soul Tether. There is also an extremely useful syndicate craft "Gain 10% of your life as Energy Shield".

5. Boots - movement speed, life and resists.

6. Shield - Light of Lunaris or any shield with spell damage and resistances.


  • Cinderswallow Urn with Increased Critical Strike Chance or Regenerate 3% of Life per second.
  • Rumi's Concotion or Quartz Flask.
  • Atziri's Promise.
  • Basalt Flask.
  • Quicksilver Flask


1. Large Cluster Jewel +12% cold damage (8 passives). Ideally you want 3 good skills from the list but any 2 out of 3 will be good enough:

  • Prefix: Cold to the Core, Prismatic Heart, Sadist.
  • Suffix: Doryani's Lesson, Disorienting Display, Widespread Destruction. (I prefer Doryani's Lesson because of life leech)

This is a tricky part because you only need good 2 out of 3 skills but depends on which one you get they might be located in different order on your jewel. For example I currently use jewel with Cold to the Core, Doryani's Lesson and Snowstorm which is useless for me but it's located on the opposite side of the cluster jewel so I can skip it and still have the good ones Cold to the Core and Doryani's Lesson. You can check how cluster jewel will look with a certain skills in PoB.

2. Medium Cluster Jewel +10% Area Damage (4-5 passives): Magnifier, Vast Power

3. Medium Cluster Jewel +10% increased Effect of Non-Damaging Ailments (4-5 passives): Cold Conduct, Stormrider

4. Abyss jewel with life and +fire damage to spells if you using Cinderswallow Urn for additional 10% increased damage taken by enemies.

5. Frozen Trail (Ideally with corrupted blood cannot be inflicted on you but you can have anti-bleeding flask instead).

6. Watcher's Eye with +#% critical strike chance while affected by Hatred.

7. Thread of Hope with Large radius.

8. One normal jewel with increased life and some critical strike multipliers.

9. Unnatural Instinct - there are few sockets around our passive tree where this jewel gives us a lot of good stuff.

All jewels except Unnatural Instinct are mandatory at some point but you can start without them and start using them when you progress your character. The only jewel you need to use at the beginning is Frozen Trail but it is a quest reward so it should not be a problem to obtain it.

Recommended upgrade order

Frozen Trail x2 > Medium Cluster Jewel +10% increased Effect of Non-Damaging Ailments > Large Cluster Jewel +12% cold damage (with at least one good passive on the road to sockets) > Watcher's Eye > Thread of Hope (you replace one Frozen Trail with it) > Medium Cluster Jewel +10% Area Damage > Large Cluster Jewel +12% cold damage (with 2 good passives on the road to sockets).

Meanwhile we use normal jewels with increased life/ES and some damage or even to cap our resistance. When you get Cinderswallow Urn then you change one normal jewel with Abyss jewel +life and +fire dmg to spells.



League start possibilities

It might be possible to league start with this build but as Mjolner instead Cospri's Malice. The main concept of the build will remain the same but Mjolner should be significant cheaper than Cospri's Malice in the first week of a new league. You can switch later to Cospri as soon as you can afford it.

Upgrade order

1. Core items and Flasks (Life flask in place of Cinderswallow Urn)
2. At least one Ice Nova lvl. 21. (I don't know why but Vaal Ice Nova is cheaper than corrupted Ice Nova)
3. Circle of Fear with Herald of Ice has #% reduced mana reservation and one of "Increased Cold damage" or "Herald of Ice increased buff effect".
4. Other cheap items and jewels life + one multiplier mod whenever you need them.
5. Enlighten level 3.
6. Watcher's Eye with +#% Critical Strike Chance while affected by Hatred.
7. Awakened Added Cold Damage, Thread of Hope, basic cluster jewels and Cinderswallow Urn. In no particular order, they all should be at the similar prices so buy whatever you want.
8. Explo chest with "Attacks have +#% to Critical Strike Chance".
9. More expensive Large Cluster Jewel (3 good passives or 2 on the right spots) and Enlighten level 4 and better normal jewels.
10. Awakened Cast On Critical.
11. Alternative quality gems.

IMPORTANT!!! DO NOT start this build with buying Awakened Cast On Crit. It's a waste of money at the beginning. If you already bought it but you still don't have other important items/jewels/gems than sell it and buy them. It's extremely important in the case of Watcher's Eye. You want it as soon as you can afford it.


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