Cast While Channelling Winter Orb & Ice Spear Inquisitor Gear, Jewels, and Flasks

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This build is not updated for the current patch, but we have evaluated it and we consider it to still work as intended. You can try it out, but you may find slight differences between this guide and the current game state. Although viable, this build is not considered strong enough to be an optimal play choice during this league.

Gear

Capping your elemental resistances is essential and it should always be your top priority in any build; it should be the first thing you do when gearing up a character. Obtaining a 6-link, while very powerful and certainly recommended, can potentially be very expensive (requiring an average of 1500 Orbs of Fusing, obviously depending on your luck); as such, this should not really be a goal for you while gearing up, and you should instead settle for a 5-link until you have enough resources. A simple Tabula Rasa Tabula Rasa can carry you a long way. Besides that, having decently rolled rare items will be good enough to clear most game content.

Helmet

Well rolled rare Helmet is best in slot. For enchant, look for “15% Chance to gain a Power Charge on Critical Strike with Ice Spear”. The Rare affix priority is:

  1. +#% total Elemental Resistances (until capped)
  2. Energy Shield (200)

Body Armour

A well rolled Shaper-based Body Armour can be very powerful. Inpulsa's Broken Heart Inpulsa's Broken Heart can increase your clear speed by a great amount as long as you have some Lightning damage added to your spells. The Rare affix priority is:

  1. +#% total Elemental Resistances (until capped)
  2. Energy Shield (at least 500)
  3. Spells have +#% to Critical Strike Chance (Shaper Mod)

Gloves

Well rolled rare pair of Gloves is best in slot. For item base, look for Fingerless Silk Gloves Fingerless Silk Gloves for the additional damage provided by the implicit mod. The Rare affix priority is:

  1. +#% total Elemental Resistances (until capped)
  2. Energy Shield (at least 150)
  3. % Increased Attack Speed (for faster Shield Charge Shield Charge)

Boots

Well-rolled rare Boots are best in slot. The Rare affix priority is:

  1. +#% total Elemental Resistances (until capped)
  2. # to Energy Shield (at least 150)
  3. % Increased Movement speed (at least 20%)

Belt

A well rolled Stygian Vise Stygian Vise is best in slot. A Crystal Belt Crystal Belt also works very well. The Rare affix priority is:

  1. +#% total Elemental Resistances (until capped)
  2. # to Energy Shield (at least 150)
  3. % Increased Cold Damage
  4. % increased Elemental Damage

Amulet

Eye of Chayula Eye of Chayula will solve all of your Stun-lock problems. If you choose to deal with Stuns in other way you can also use a rare Amulet, which would be better in the long run. The Rare affix priority is:

  1. +#% total Elemental Resistances (until capped)
  2. Global Critical Strike Multiplier (at least 25%)
  3. % Increased Spell Damage
  4. % Increased Cold Damage

Rings

Dream Fragments Dream Fragments is a great unique Ring that solves issues with Freezes and Chill effects, which gives you some freedom when rolling Flasks too. For the second Ring you can simply use a well rolled rare Opal Ring Opal Ring. You can definitely use two rare Rings for better endgame potential. The Rare affix priority is:

  1. +#% total Elemental Resistances (until capped)
  2. # to Energy Shield
  3. % increased Elemental Damage
  4. % increased Cold Damage

Weapon

The build will benefit most from a well rolled rare Dagger, since Daggers implicitly provide Global Critical Strike Chance, they also have high base Attack Speed, which will improve your Shield Charge Shield Charge speed by a great deal. The Rare affix priority is:

  1. % Increased Spell Damage (at least 40%)
  2. % Increased Critical Strike Chance for Spells (at least 90%)
  3. % Increased Attack Speed (at least 15%)
  4. % to Global Critical Strike Multiplier (at least 25%)

Shield

A well rolled Shield is best in slot. The Rare affix priority is:

  1. +#% total Elemental Resistances (until capped)
  2. Energy Shield (at least 250)
  3. % Increased Critical Strike Chance for Spells (at least 90%)
  4. % Increased Spell Damage (at least 50%)

Flasks

Diamond Flask Diamond Flask is mandatory in every Critical-based build; this is a good flask to have Curse or Freeze immunity on. For the other flask slots you can improvise, we recommend having Basalt Flask Basalt Flask, Quicksilver Flask Quicksilver Flask and Granite Flask Granite Flask flasks. Make sure you have Bleeding, Curse and Freezing immunity on your flasks.

Be sure to check out our Flask Crafting Guide to learn everything you need to know about how to set up your non-Unique flasks.

Jewels

There are no mandatory Jewels for the build. A Watcher's Eye Watcher's Eye with Zealotry Zealotry mods would be ideal for the build but might be very expensive.

Regular Jewel Affix Priority

  1. % Increased Energy Shield
  2. % Increased Damage
  3. % Increased Area Damage
  4. % Increased Attack/Cast Speed
  5. % Increased Cold/Spell Damage

Abyssal Jewel Affix Priority

  1. % Chance to gain Onslaught for 4 seconds on Kill
  2. # to Energy Shield (at least 30)
  3. Adds # to # Cold Damage to Spells while holding a Shield
  4. Adds # to # Cold Damage to Spells
  5. % increased Cast Speed if you’ve dealt a Critical Strike Recently
  6. % increased Attack Speed if you’ve dealt a Critical Strike Recently

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    Hi! Thanks for the build! 1 question, why did you take the spiritual aid node? We dont have minion inthis build, or its juste for the accuracy ? Sorry for my english! Good day and thx again!

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    On 25/10/2019 at 2:27 PM, Ben0308 said

    Hi! Thanks for the build! 1 question, why did you take the spiritual aid node? We dont have minion inthis build, or its juste for the accuracy ? Sorry for my english! Good day and thx again!

    Spiritual Aid allows Minion Damage to also affect us. Considering that Minion Damage nodes are more efficient than regular nodes we choose to go for Spiritual Aid.

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    Edited by Darknes69 on October 31st, 2019

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    Hey there, can you please show the final end-game tree? As you said, we should transition to ‘Critical Strikes’, i didnt get what u mean. And please answer, is Inpulsa save choice for hc? Shouldn it be shavronne’s wrappings?

    Edited by CallMeWhenKitavaWakesUp on November 12th, 2019

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    On 12/11/2019 at 12:06 AM, CallMeWhenKitavaWakesUp said

    Hey there, can you please show the final end-game tree? As you said, we should transition to ‘Critical Strikes’, i didnt get what u mean. And please answer, is Inpulsa save choice for hc? Shouldn it be shavronne’s wrappings?

    Hey, here is the final passive skill tree. When it comes to the Inpulsa's Broken Heart Inpulsa's Broken Heart you can definitely use it to boost up the clear speed. Shavronne's Wrappings Shavronne's Wrappings is mainly used in builds that go Low-Life, which is not the case with this character.

    Edited by Vvckd on November 12th, 2019

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    Can you provide a Path of Building link? Can’t find it in the guide.

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    On 21/11/2019 at 6:52 AM, enumag said

    Can you provide a Path of Building link? Can’t find it in the guide.

    Hey, unfortunatelly we do not have PoB links at the moment.

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    On 21/11/2019 at 11:19 AM, Vvckd said

    Hey, unfortunatelly we do not have PoB links at the moment.

    Hmm? Why is that? Do the build authors not provide them or does the website not support it? If the site doesn’t support it, is that intentional or just a matter of not having someone to implement it?

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    On 01/12/2019 at 7:35 PM, enumag said

    On 21/11/2019 at 11:19 AM, Vvckd said

    Hey, unfortunatelly we do not have PoB links at the moment.

    Hmm? Why is that? Do the build authors not provide them or does the website not support it? If the site doesn’t support it, is that intentional or just a matter of not having someone to implement it?

    Hey, we have made a good effort of providing all the detailed information a player needs in the written build guides. PoB links are a delicate matter that would be time-consuming and for the time being we have decided not to work on it and focus on keeping all the content updated and answer any question the community has. If you have any questions I would be more than happy to answer.

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    Can you revalidate your freezing pulse leveling, in act 3 it took already forever to kill dominos, not underleveled.
    Playing 3.9 leagestart with some rares.

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    On 14/12/2019 at 4:37 PM, MTsig said

    Can you revalidate your freezing pulse leveling, in act 3 it took already forever to kill dominos, not underleveled.
    Playing 3.9 leagestart with some rares.

    In 3.9 bosses have much higher Life pool in general. You can use any other skill you prefer but you will be killing them much slower than before. Piety A4 is another really tough encounter, so watch out!

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    Ok thanks for the warning piety was a pain but after that I had CwC ready and Malachai was beaten deadless. This build now feels good.

    As little change, I use vortex for additional damage and whirling blade for movement.

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    On 15/12/2019 at 1:01 AM, MTsig said

    Ok thanks for the warning piety was a pain but after that I had CwC ready and Malachai was beaten deadless. This build now feels good.

    As little change, I use vortex for additional damage and whirling blade for movement.

    Awesome, do your thing. Glad to hear it got better.

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    Hi i have a question regarding the Uniques you recommend, why eye of chayula is useful in this build and how does the inpulsa broken heart helps in this build? thx

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    On 19/12/2019 at 5:48 AM, blackhot1 said

    Hi i have a question regarding the Uniques you recommend, why eye of chayula is useful in this build and how does the inpulsa broken heart helps in this build? thx

    Hey, Eye of Chayula Eye of Chayula prevents you from getting permanently Stun-locked. Inpulsa's Broken Heart Inpulsa's Broken Heart can improve your clearspeed by a great deal, if you have no other way of Shocking you can use things like Summon Skitterbots Summon Skitterbots.

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    Hi! Thanks a lot for the build! I am a casual player, usually level up a character to lvl 90-92, could you pls let me know which nodes would be best to skip? (I see only the 100lvl tree) Thanks in advance!

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    On 05/01/2020 at 1:22 PM, Mescaline77 said

    Hi! Thanks a lot for the build! I am a casual player, usually level up a character to lvl 90-92, could you pls let me know which nodes would be best to skip? (I see only the 100lvl tree) Thanks in advance!

    Hey, here is a level 90 passive skill tree.

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    Great! thanks a mil!

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    Hey !
    I really like this build ans I was wondering which node would be best with oils (maybe Flash Freeze or Arcane Guarding) and also if MoM is usefull or not.

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    On 16/01/2020 at 4:58 PM, Soporifik said

    Hey !
    I really like this build ans I was wondering which node would be best with oils (maybe Flash Freeze or Arcane Guarding) and also if MoM is usefull or not.

    Hey, MoM is great but keep in mind you cannot use it with CI. For the annointment I’d recommend something like Crystal Skin, what you’ve mentioned also works very well.

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