Path of Exile 3.6 Winter Orb Most Popular Build Guilde
[PoE 3.6 Occultist]The KnightKing Budget League Starter BuildLast Season [3.5] Betrayal: I did Uber Elder and Shaper on a Lvl 90 Character that had higher and better stats for DPS and Defenses than 99% of the Level 100 Ice Spear builds on POE.NINJA even though they are using 8-link Staves which cost 50EX... My whole build cost less than one stupid (but Awesome) Unnatural Instinct Jewel.
Pros & Cons:
+ GGG Gave us for Free 2 Million Extra DPS and 1k EHP + ES Leech GG!
+ combines Massive DPS with exceptional safety and Defensive Strategies
+ Cheap and Accessible Required Unique(s) other than the Shav's which will be pricy this season I think
+ Webbed, Chilled and Shattering enemies everywhere
+ No need for a Golem or a totem (Also no need to remember to cast them)
+ Only Two Activated skills and one is frost bomb which has a duration
- no need to think about flasks… smash every flask, all the time… Great for Popsicle stick players (Or those with macros setup)
+ Doesn’t run Blasphemy or self-cast curses so no need to kiss the monsters up close
+ customizable curses for each map you enter
+ Budget End Game Gear uniques
+ NOT socket hungry so you can cut out sockets to have Abyssal Sockets
+ Capable of clearing Maps and Bosses really well without any clunky mechanics or weapon swapping, snapshotting, gem-swapping or well anything
+ Run Every Phys reflect map you can find
+ No mana issues ever… like you physically will not be able to have mana issues as long as you can channel the skill each second
+ Not flask Dependent – Flasks just bump dps and give you your safe suffixes… but I’ve finished all guardians without flask charges up.
+ offscreen Killing
+ No full passive tree Respec Necessary & Can Level as your Final Build and Skill Set
+ No Enlightened Required
- You need to understand the basic mechanics of the character, itemization and the game to play this build... e.g. the importance of resistance, what is LL, how you get to the end game in a chaos mitigation/immune situation, and how to scale damage, particularly in the time leading up to the Shavronne's wrappings.
- Low Movement Speed… and limited to Flame Dash or Charged Dash for Movement Skills
- No Life Flasks
- Ele Reflect maps kill you instantly
- Zero Leech/No Regen maps are not as fun as you might think (Both are doable)
- Looking at your offhand… Don’t do it… 6 aura’s to restart, and with no life regen… you won’t be able to without a portal… just don’t unless you travel to town first… make a trip to Oriath so you don’t have to lose them… sadly portal gem in offhand is a total no-no.
- Channeling Skill which you must stand still to cast
Chest 6-link in order of Importance: Main Ability
Winter Orb (Max/20) -> Cast While Channeling Support (Max/20) -> Ice Spear (Max/0) -> Greater Multiple Projectiles (max/20) -> Power Charge on Critical Support (20/Max) -> Controlled Destruction (Max/20) or Energy Leech (Max/20)
Note: Controlled Destruction has better top end, but Energy Leech is much safer
Wand: Arctic Armor + 2 Open Gems Slots
Arctic Armor (Max/20)
Vaal Discipline (Max/0)-/- Zealotry (Max/0) -/- Hatred
Boots: CWDT Setup
Immortal Call (3/0) -> Cast When Damage Taken (4/max) -> Increased Duration (13/Max) -> Frost Bomb (12/Max)
Clarity (20/Max) -/- Herald of Ice (max/20) -/- Flame Dash (Max/20)-> Faster Casting
Helm: Bane + Curse Setup
Bane (Max/20) -> (2 Curses from List below) -> Enhance (Max/any)
Projectile Weakness (20/Max) Best Offensive Curse
Frostbite (Max/20) runner up Offensive Curse
Assassin's Mark (Max/20)
Temporal Chains (20/Max) Best defensive Curse
Enfeeble (Max/20) runner up defensive curse
Warlords Mark (Max/20) Really only for the endurance charges
1) Alira for Crit Multi and Resists
2) Kill All for Passive Points Only do this if you expect to have a large endgame budget to get a res on your gear and dps elsewhere
1st: Wicked Ward
2nd: Void Beacon
3rd: Vile Bastion
4th: Forbidden Power
Major - Soul of Solaris
Minor – Soul of Tukohama *favorite* This will be Changing in 3.6
Could also consider Shakari, Ralakesh, Gruthkul, or Garukhan
EXTENSIVE Video Guide:
Low Life on a Tabula Description:
Chaos Mitigation Farming t9 and t10 maps:
Betrayal: First Ever Shaper Kill:
Video with the 1st day of Synthesis walk through and PoB update:
PoB Link: https://pastebin.com/7xasjz25
Skill Tree: http://tinyurl.com/y5d3pokn
[PoE 3.6 Elementalist]G00fy_goober's WinterIsComing BuildThis is a build that can clear ALL content (maps/shaper/lab/atziri/uber elder etc). It must be FUN and Engaging, not cost an extraordinary amount of currency, and have the ability to be a league starter with the ability to do all content later on as you upgrade and invest into your character. On top of this, it must have fast movement or move skills and not have to worry about any weird issues that ruin builds for me.
Pros & Cons:
+ Very fun and engaging build to play
+ Very fast pace build
+ Incredibly fast movement speed with phase run + Quicksilver
+ Flame Dash with faster casting to jump gaps/cliffs
+ One of the best AOE clears in the game hands down
+ Able to do strong burst single target damage which shreds map bosses
+ Incredibly fun self-crafting on tons of gear pieces
+ Can do almost all map mods
+ Able to do all content (all maps, uber atziri, all labs, shaper and guardians, uber elder)
+ Extremely high defensive capabilities
+ Immune to corrupting blood
+ Warlord's Mark on Hit
+ Aspect of the spider makes monsters covered in webs which looks sweet
+ Free Arcane Surge + Inpulsa explosion effect
+ Easy/Cheap to gear with room for lots of improvements as you get more currency
- Ele Reflect maps are NOT possible
- Physical Reflect maps are best to be avoided
- Hexproff AND no regen on the same map should be avoided.
- Can be slightly laggy when you run into allies cannot die totem
- Single Target dps is hard to maintain for anything with multiple phases
- Not the best uber elder farmer, though can still be done decently
- Can be decently expensive to fully min/max yourself for end game gear
Bandits: Kill all
Pendulum of Destruction > Mastermind of Discord > Shaper of Desolation > Beacon of Ruin
Minor God - Shakari. I simply like the immune to poison.
Major God - Any will work but I like the Soul of Lunaris for added projectile avoidance, dodge, and no chained projectiles.
4L Setup (winter orb in gloves for pseudo 6l): Winter Orb - GMP - Cold to Fire - Increased Duration
4L Setup (Vaal BV in helm for pseudo 6l): Vaal Blade Vortex - Controlled Destruction - Physical to Lightning - Conc effect
3L Setup: Herald of Ash - Herald of Thunder - Herald of Ice (Can all be unlinked)
3L Setup: Flame Dash - Faster Casting - Portal
1L Setup (unset ring): Vaal Righteous Fire
4L Setup: Phase Run - Enhance - Blasphemy - Temp Chains
PoB Link: https://pastebin.com/F32x3wm4
[PoE 3.6 Elementalist]Lyxara's Winter Orb Non-Crit BuildWelcome to my write-up for the 3.6 Synthesis Winter Orb. A lot of people are posting in older threads (Site 70-80) that are not being updated so I thought why not give it a quick write up to help everybody to get their questions answered and find the information they need. Now deals 25 to 31 Cold damage at gem level 1 (from 23 to 28) and 232 to 289 Cold damage at gem level 20 (from 258 to 322). Now has an added damage effectiveness of 50% (from 60%).
Main Skill Winter Orb:
Winter Orb - Infused Channeling Support - Concentrated Effect Support - Greater Multiple Projectiles - Cold Penetration - Hypothermia
Heralds (+ Aspect of the Spider on an item):
Herald of Thunder - Herald of Ice - Empower - Enhance
Movement & Utility
Phase Run - Increased Duration - Vaal Grace - Frostbomb
Flame Dash - Faster Casting - Arcane Surge
Cast When Damage Taken Setup:
CWDT (1) - Immortal Call (3) - Increased Duration - Vaal Righteous Fire
CWDT (1) - Bone Chill - Cold Snap (7)
Bandits: Kill all!
[PoE 3.6 Elementalist]Beginner Friendly: Winter Orb BuildThis build doesn't have any specific item that truly enables it to be played. However, the core design of this specific version being the Occultist crit CI one is using 2x Void Batteries which is also the main factor that brings this build from a potential low budget to a high budget state.
However, the build can easily be done with Incursion weapons, you simply search for "Cold Damage" and have that be at least 80%+ then you can chose from base items granting Elemental Penetration or even more spell damage resulting in well over 100% increased damage + some flat spell dmg additions to the build which is VERY cheap and effective.
Is this build for you?
1. If you are looking for a Winter Orb build that has good enough single target damage for the end-game!
2. A build capable of competing in the clear speed meta.
3. Boss kill potential despite being designed as a clear speed build.
4. A cheap yet very effective clear speed build.
5. If you prefer a build guide that has a video linked to it.
Winter Orb is a channeling ability that builds up stages up to 10 (12 with helmet enchant from the uber lab), that then decays over a duration. The higher the stack is the more frequent your orb you've created over your head will shoot projectiles that then explodes on the ground in an AoE based damage area. This AoE damage shotguns, which means that each projectile can hit the same target, this is why we use support gems like Lesser Multiple Projectiles as well as Concentrated Effect. This makes the build function very similarly to a Blade Vortex build where you charge up the ability, then you move through the map whilst your ability kills everything to then only stop briefly to recharge a few stages of your ability.
- Soul of Lunaris
Basically just helps with avoiding some projectile damage as well as chaining projectiles from our golem to us.
- Soul of the Brine King
This is used to avoid getting chain stunned, however, we should always have active stages of Winter Orb so this shouldn't be needed. I prefer to Lunaris myself.
- Soul of Tukohama
Basically when we are channeling Winter Orb we are very stationary vs bosses this allows us to build up some mitigation during those seconds.
- Winter Orb, Lesser Multiple Projectiles, Concentrated Effect, Increased Duration, Added Cold Damage, Controlled Destruction
- Herald of Ice, Ice Bite, Curse on Hit, Warlord's Mark
- Herald of Thunder
- Flame Dash, Arcane Surge [LvL 8], Faster Casting, Enhance
- Frost Bomb, Bonechill, Unbound Ailments
- Flame Golem OR Lightning Golem
- Phase Run, Vaal Righteous Fire, Increased Duration
- CWDT, Immortal Call, Vortex
- Kill all.
[PoE 3.6 Ascendant] Winter Orb CWC Ice Spears BuildChanges in 3.6:
-Slayer nerfs: This is still a pretty viable build even with the nerfs to the slayer ascendancy for the ascendant.
-Winter orb loses some dps but we are only using it to clear
-Ice Spear gains additional base dmg
-Vaal RF is less powerful (-11% more dmg)
-No changes to cast while channeling
This build clears pretty fast as expected of a winter orb setup while dealing millions of dps to obliterate bosses and syndicate members with ice spears. The idea here is to combine the fastest clearing spell build that has built-in auto-targeting with the highest dps spell in the game to create a build that is both fasts at clearing and has an amazing single target. The scion ascendancy gives us the option to obtain slayer leech as well as reflect immunity on top of the good clear speed and single target we already have
It should be noted that the ice spears projectiles have a 2nd form which is much more powerful than the 1st form (more crit and crit multi) and hence there is a need to position yourself at a suitable distance to maximize your dps. You can check out the gif of my character downing minotaur above where I stand at just the right distance to hit and shotgun the boss with all the 2nd form ice spears projectiles.
Probably elementalist + inquisitor for this league
elementalist + slayer is fine too. 2.5 seconds of over leech is still pretty decent and we do have a high leech uptime when moving through maps because winter orb is an auto-targeting duration skill
Help Alira! The obvious choice for a crit build
Shaper Run- old setup with 3.5milsl less dps
Minotaur Run- old setup with 3.5 mil less dps
[PoE 3.6 Elementalist]Winter Orb Highest DPS BuildWinter Orb is one of the most popular skills in Betrayal, with every 10th player actually using it!
Since the beginning of the league, I've been observing things and looking for a better way to squeeze the most out of it.
Pros & Cons:
+ fast mapper, crit heavy
+ 6000 HP with decent leech and some regen
+ homing projectiles, you don't need to aim anything
+ fantastic AOE
+ insane for Incursions and Delves
- Weak to Physical damage and heavy hits (any buffed bosses)
- Not the absolute fastest mapper if you want to stay alive too, but very strong nevertheless
Pendulum of Destruction, Mastermind of Discord, Shaper of Desolation, Beacon of Ruin
Bandits: Alira or Kill All
Major: Arakaali / Brine King
Minor: Ryslatha / Gruthkul
Aspect of the Spider is another option to boost DPS, so use it if you can get it somewhere!
WORB 5L: WORB-Concentrated Effect-Greater.Multiple.Projectiles-Increased.Critical.Strikes-Hypothermia
WORB 6L: WORB-Concentrated Effect-Greater.Multiple.Projectiles-Increased.Critical.Strikes-Hypothermia-Controlled.Destruction
WORB 6L fast mapping: WORB-Concentrated Effect-Greater.Multiple.Projectiles-Increased.Duration-Hypothermia-Controlled.Destruction
WORB + Ice Spear CwC for heavy bossing damage: WORB-Controlled Destruction-Greater.Multiple.Projectiles-Hypothermia-Cast.While.Channelling-Ice.Spear
For extra toughness, you can also use Vaal Grace somewhere.
T14 Shaped Waste Pool:
T15 Shaped Bog:
Phoenix Kill in 30 seconds:
PoB Link: https://pastebin.com/QymjpuCT
Example Link: http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2320561
[PoE 3.6 Elementalist]BSC Winter Orb~2 min UE~Ridiculous Clear Speed BuildMany on many Elementalist Winter Orb builds have been posted boasting high-end game content damage and clear. This version is far superior in single target damage while sacrificing defenses on a skill that is naturally tanky through movement and phase run abuse. "Dead mobs can't attack" except Celeron while being dead, the piece of shit. ANYWAY. Let's get into it.
We took some hits, Damage lowered, Craft lowered, ETC. I will continue to fully test but I see no problem in losing around 15-20% dmg. Should still be more than enough.
Pros & Cons:
+ Ridiculous Clear Speed
+ Ridiculous Movement Speed
+ Ridiculous Delver
+ Ridiculous Bosser
+ Builds full built with around 30ex
+ Helm Enchantment is not needed, although it is 10% more damage
- Not hardcore viable
- Can't tank due Shaper Balls
- Expensive/Tedious to MinMax
Bandits: Kill All
Brine King/Rysthala for UE.
Lunaris/Rysthala for everything else.
[PoE 3.6 Elementalist] Ivonbeton's Winter Orb Cheap And Effective For All Content BuildInfused Channeling support has been added! This is a really strong gem and probably will make the build even stronger! You can switch out any support gem for this new one except for Greater Multiple Projectiles. I've updated the guide and took out Hypothermia/Added Cold and replaced it with Infused Channelling. You can still use either Hypothermia or Added Cold instead of Concentrated Effect if you'd like. It all depends on your preference. I've also updated the pastebin link to the new tree.
Also, Elemental Overload has been changed. It's not as easy to get it going these days. I would slot a Storm Brand linked to Cast When Damage Taken, Increased Critical Strikes and Immortal Call. You drop Vortex and Increased Duration.
That's about the gist of it! This took more effort than I anticipated, but I hope it's useful to someone. The wonderful thing about this build is that I'm fairly certain this will work just as good next league. The skill needs some QoL changes, but it certainly doesn't deserve a nerf. They might tweak it a bit, but I'd sooner see it getting buffed than nerfed. I hope I didn't jinx it now.
So this will most likely be a great league starter to take into endgame come next league! Thanks for reading and stay sane exiles.
Pros & Cons:
+ Great and Cheap league starter
+ Still scales with more investment
+ Fast map clear
+ Very safe to use due to the mechanics of Winter Orb
+ Very versatile when it comes to building choices
+ Hardcore viable due to Mind over Matter and the ability to freeze enemies
+ Herald of Ice 'Splosions are extremely satisfying
- Winter Orb targets randomly which can be a pain to deal with
- Uber Atziri is very frustrating with this build unless picking up the Paragon of Calamity ascendency
- Can't handle Elemental Reflect and struggles a bit with Elemental Resistance map mods
You should end up with Mastermind of Discord and Beacon of Ruin. Whichever you take first entirely depends on what you prefer. I'd say that ideally, you'd first take up Shaper of Desolation and then move towards Beacon of Ruin. You can also go to Mastermind of Discord first, but I would only suggest doing that if you intend on using Herald of Ice with Warlord's Mark prior to finishing your Uber Labyrinth. This is certainly an option as discussed during the gem section of the guide.
It's also important to note that you can respec towards Paragon of Calamity if you intend on doing Uber Atziri. This will make you immune to Elemental Reflect. It's not ideal, but it does make the fight a lot less frustrating. I wouldn't advise farming Atziri without it.
Kill all for the two passive points.
I use the twice upgraded Soul of the Brine King for mapping and the twice upgradedSoul of Lunaris for Uber Elder. My minor Pantheon is Soul of Ryslatha.
Winter Orb - Infused Channelling - Greater Multiple Projectiles - Concentrated Effect - Controlled Destruction - Cold Penetration
Herald of Ice - Enlighten - Ice Bite - Onslaught
Frost Bomb - Increased Duration - Unbound Ailments - Bonechill
Cast When Damage Taken - Immortal Call - Increased Duration - Vortex
Phase Run - Increased Duration - Arcane Surge
Flame Dash - Faster Casting
Vaal Righteous Fire
Flame Golem or Lightning Golem! only when using Malachai's Artifice
- Video Guide
- Burial Chambers t16
- Uber Elder