Ice Spear Freezing Pulse Totem Hierophant PoB, Passive Skill Tree & Gem Links




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Here is the Freezing Pulse Ice Spear Totem Hierophant Low Budget PoB:.

Once the skill-tree is finished, just focus entirely on more jewel sockets or cluster jewels, if you can afford it.


Depending on if you’re playing Hardcore or Softcore, you will have to adjust your routine based on the quality of the gear you find. For example, if you have lots of Life and Resistance from drops you get during the Acts, you can focus on taking damage-increasing nodes over defensive ones and vice versa. The links below are to trees that should fit in almost any situation regardless of the drop RNG.


A lot of the masteries available come down to a matter of personal preference but some are more or less mandatory.

Life Mastery: “+50 to maximum life” strongest life mastery node available, pick it up
Life Mastery: “10% increased maximum life & 10% reduced life recovery rate.” This is a simple node to take for increasing Life.
Mana Mastery: “Regenerate 5 mana per second while you have Arcane Surge.” Since we scale a lot of our defense via mana, this node helps us sustain the heavy mana cost of summoning our totems.
Critical Mastery: “+25% to critical strike multiplier against unique enemies.” A simple, straightforward boss damage modifier.
Elemental Mastery: “40% increased effect of non-damaging ailments.” It doesn’t sound overpowered, but this will scale the chill and, most importantly, the shock effect we get from our Skitterbots, substantially increasing our damage output.


There are a few great options here. The best ,and most expensive, is Heart of Ice, which requires 1x Crimson Oil Crimson Oil, 1x Opalescent Oil Opalescent Oil & 1x Golden Oil Golden Oil. The second best option, Mark the Prey, is still quite comparable and requires only 1x Sepia Oil Sepia Oil, 1x Indigo Oil Indigo Oil & 1x Crimson Oil Crimson Oil.


6-Link Ice Spear / Freezing Pulse

We are going to be using Ice Spear solely for single target damage output. When we are clearing maps, we will use the Freezing Pulse gem instead.

  1. Ice Spear Ice Spear & Freezing Pulse Freezing Pulse
  2. Hypothermia Support Hypothermia Support
  3. Cold Penetration Support Cold Penetration Support
  4. Multiple Totems Support Multiple Totems Support
  5. Added Cold Damage Support Added Cold Damage Support
  6. Increased Critical Damage Support Increased Critical Damage Support


This set-up is our generic mobility links:

  1. Flame Dash Flame Dash

3-Link CWDT

A simple CWDT set-up:

  1. Cast when Damage Taken Support Cast when Damage Taken Support (level 1)
  2. Void Sphere Void Sphere (level 1)
  3. Increased Area of Effect Support Increased Area of Effect Support

4-Link Vortex Bonechill

This set-up allows us to increase the damage efficiency of our main source of damage thanks to Bonechill:

  1. Vortex Vortex
  2. Bonechill Support Bonechill Support
  3. Unbound Ailments Support Unbound Ailments Support
  4. Arcane Surge Support Arcane Surge Support (level 10)

4-Link Arcanist Brand CoH

The Arcanist Brand will automatically cast the linked spells for you:

  1. Arcanist Brand Arcanist Brand
  2. Sniper's Mark Sniper's Mark
  3. Spell Cascade Support Spell Cascade Support
  4. Frost Bomb Frost Bomb

4-Link Utility

Simple utility set-up to fill the gaps:

  1. Arcane Cloak Arcane Cloak
  2. Efficacy Support Efficacy Support
  3. Arcane Surge Support Arcane Surge Support
  4. Increased Duration Support Increased Duration Support

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