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Build

This is an Arctic Breath build that uses AA/EB/MoM and life. This build has been designed for use in Invasion/Hardcore.

Gems

The following is the skill gem setup one would use for this character. You will need either a weapon or shield with at least +2 to Cold Gems for Arctic Armour and Frostbite.

  • Chest
    4L: Arctic Breath + Greater Multiple Projectiles + Concentrated Effect + Added Chaos Damage
    5L: Arctic Breath + Greater Multiple Projectiles + Concentrated Effect + Added Chaos Damage + Added Lightning Damage
    6L: Arctic Breath + Greater Multiple Projectiles + Concentrated Effect + Added Chaos Damage + Added Lightning Damage + Faster Casting
  • Helmet
    4L : Cold Snap + Elemental Proliferation + Increased Area of Effect + Cold Penetration
  • Gloves
    4L : Reduced Mana + Purity of Ice + Discipline + Clarity
  • Boots
    4L : Vaal Molten Shell + Elemental Weakness + Life Leech + Lightning Warp
  • Weapon
    3L : Frostbite + Arctic Armour + Empower
  • Shield
    3L : Tempest Shield + Reduced Mana + Frost Wall

Quest Rewards

First make a Scion in order to mule a Spectral Throw gem, this can be done in a couple of minutes.

Second make a Duelist and level the character until Merveil in order to get Hatred from Brutus and then Life Gain on Hit from the pre-Merveil reward.

In addition to this you will also need to purchase the following gems:

  • Increased Duration, Melee Physical Damage, Reduced Mana (x2)
  • Blood Rage, Vaal Haste
  • Discipline, Increased Critical Damage, Tempest Shield

Normal

Level Quest Reward
Normal   —   Act I
1 Dying Exile on Beach Double Strike
2 Enemy at the Gate —
16 Mercy Mission —
5~6 Breaking Some Eggs Whirling Blades
16 A Dirty Job 2 Skill Point Refund(s)
16 Dweller of the Deep 1 Skill Point(s)
13 A Caged Brute Wrath
14~15 The Marooned Mariner 1 Skill Point(s)
16 The Siren's Cadence Increased Critical Damage
25 The Way Forward   (Act II) 1 Skill Point(s)
Normal   —   Act II
27 The Great White Beast Item: Rare Belt
23 Intruders in Black Critical Weakness
24 Sharp and Cruel Power Charge on Critical
27 Through Sacred Ground 2 Skill Point Refund(s)
25 Deal with the Bandits Help Oak: +40 Maximum Life
Normal   —   Act III
35 Lost in Love Enfeeble
35~36 Victario's Secret 1 Skill Point(s)
2 Skill Point Refund(s)
37 The Ribbon Spool Item: Rare Resist Ring
37 Sever the Right Hand Lesser Multiple Projectiles
38 A Fixture of Fate —
38 A Swig of Hope Item: Rare Hybrid Amulet
38 Piety's Pets 2 Skill Point(s)

Cruel

Level Quest Reward
Cruel   —   Act I
37 Enemy at the Gate Grace
45 Mercy Mission Item: Magic Flask (ilvl~34)
—
37 Breaking Some Eggs Item Rare Helmet/Gloves/Boots (ilvl~36)
45 A Dirty Job 2 Skill Point Refund(s)
38 Dweller of the Deep 1 Skill Point(s)
40 A Caged Brute Arctic Armour
45 The Marooned Mariner 1 Skill Point(s)
41 The Siren's Cadence Physical Projectile Attack Damage
46 The Way Forward   (Act II) 1 Skill Point(s)
Cruel   —   Act II
48 The Great White Beast Item: Rare Ring (ilvl~44)
45 Intruders in Black Item: Rare Weapon (ilvl~44)
46 Sharp and Cruel Faster Attacks
48 Through Sacred Ground 2 Skill Point Refund(s)
46 Deal with the Bandits Kill All: 1 Skill Point(s)
Cruel   —   Act III
52 Lost in Love Clarity
? Victario's Secret 1 Skill Point(s)
2 Skill Point Refund(s)
? The Ribbon Spool Item: Rare Amulet (ilvl~50)
? Sever the Right Hand —
? A Fixture of Fate —
? A Swig of Hope Item: Rare Amulet/Ring (ilvl~51)
? Piety's Pets 2 Skill Point(s)

Merciless

Level Quest Reward
Merciless   —   Act I
? Enemy at the Gate Item: Rare Ring (ilvl~52)
? Mercy Mission Item: Magic Flask (ilvl~52)
Faster Attacks
? Breaking Some Eggs Item Rare Helmet/Gloves/Boots (ilvl~52)
? A Dirty Job 2 Skill Point Refund(s)
? Dweller of the Deep 1 Skill Point(s)
? A Caged Brute Haste
? The Marooned Mariner 1 Skill Point(s)
? The Siren's Cadence Faster Attacks
? The Way Forward   (Act II) 1 Skill Point(s)
Merciless   —   Act II
? The Great White Beast Item: Rare Ring (ilvl~61)
? Intruders in Black Item: Rare Weapon (ilvl~59)
? Sharp and Cruel Item Rare Weapon (ilvl~59)
? Through Sacred Ground 2 Skill Point Refund(s)
? Deal with the Bandits Kill All: 1 Skill Point(s)
Merciless   —   Act III
? Lost in Love Item: Rare Ring (ilvl~61)
? Victario's Secret 1 Skill Point(s)
2 Skill Point Refund(s)
? The Ribbon Spool Item: Rare Amulet (ilvl~61)
? Sever the Right Hand Item: Rare Belt (ilvl~64)
? A Fixture of Fate Multistrike
? A Swig of Hope Item: Rare Flask/Ring (ilvl~67)
? Piety's Pets 2 Skill Point(s)
? Spectre of God Item: Rare Lv66 Map (ilvl~70)