Passive Skill Trees
This is our recommended Level 100 Passive Skill Tree. Leave the bottom part of the tree for last, particularly keystones like Vaal Pact. Point Blank is also not recommended until you start to feel like your damage on single targets or Rares is not sufficient to delete them instantly — usually, this is around the time you are finishing Uber Lab for the first time in the mid 80s.
Kinetic Blast is our main skill for clearing and general play. For any situation where we need strong single target damage, we instead use Barrage for its potent single-target damage. Kinetic Blast requires a wand, which means that we can only work one 6-Link into our build. This is absolutely fine, however, as Kinetic Blast only needs a 4-Link to rip apart practically all enemies with the weapon(s) that can be used in the build. The advantage of this is that it allows us to index heavily towards single target, giving Barrage a proper 6-Link and helm enchant to ensure we still have the damage to slaughter formidable targets, such as the Uber Elder, with relative ease.
For additional damage and shatter-chains, the auras Herald of Ice and Wrath are employed. This adds a great deal of offense and defense to the build via Shock, Freeze, and Shatter. Shattered enemies, for example, can not be exploded by any form of detonate dead mechanic, which is a great convenience to have in your build. Vaal Grace is also used for the active effect, which makes us practically unhittable while active due to the sheer amount of Evasion and Dodge this build accrues.
A variety of buffs are employed to empower the build even further. Summon Ice Golem adds some additional Critical Strike, which makes it quite easy to reach guaranteed Critical status when using a Diamond Flask. Frenzy Charges and Power Charges are both used as well, and are especially useful for beefy bosses, where full uptime of a Diamond Flask is not possible or guaranteed. Blood Rage is a natural complement for the build, and takes care of the Frenzy Charge generation organically. Power Charges are generated using Brinerot Flag and a Warcry, and using Assassin's Mark.
For all the gem links we provide below, keep in mind that we list the gems in order of priority (starting from the top left, going to the right on each row of the links), meaning that if you lack the required number of sockets to fit all the gems, the first ones to drop are the ones at the bottom (with the bottom right being the last). Also note that in-game, as long as the sockets are linked, it makes no difference at all what order the gems are placed in.
This is our link that is mainly used for single target and bossing. Since we utilizing Point Blank to significantly boost our damage, Slower Projectiles Support has no real downside and results in a massive damage spike once the sixth link is acquire on your Queen of the Forest.
- Elemental Damage with Attacks Support
- Added Lightning Damage Support
- Elemental Focus Support
- Lightning Penetration Support
- Slower Projectiles Support
Kinetic Blast 4-Link
This is our main skill for clearing and general gameplay.
- Kinetic Blast
- Greater Multiple Projectiles Support
- Elemental Damage with Attacks Support
- Pierce Support
Herald of Ice 4-Link
This link is employed in order to enable shatter-chains, Power Charge generation while clearing, and Onslaught.
If you are using Tombfist, simply drop Enlighten Support from the link and slot this in your gloves. The reduced Mana reservation from not having Onslaught Support in your Herald link will compensate. Level 4 is, of course, not necessary to get the build working, and is more of a convenience than anything.
Vaal Skill 3-Link
You could opt to add Vaal Haste instead, but we feel this build already feels like a Formula 1 car, and can even feel “too fast” in some areas that are very tight or difficult to navigate.
Blood Rage 3-Link
You may, of course, use Blood Rage completely on its own and unlinked while you are league starting or accruing currency.
Brinerot Flag 3-Link
This is an off-hand swap used on for tough bosses that do not have enough extra enemies to provide stable Power Charge generation. This is not a link that goes into the build for standard play, and you must be using Brinerot Flag and Storm Prison as a weapon swap in order for this link to work correctly. You may use any Warcry in this link, as preference suits you.
Enhance Support is used to extend the duration as much as possible, but is such a small quality of life thing that it should not be prioritized until long after all the core upgrades are completed.
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