[3.12] Ice Dancing Queen - Icestorm/Cyclone/CI - Viable For Everything

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Graiaule wrote:
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TayuBW wrote:
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Graiaule wrote:


Chest/helm crafting with ilvl 75-79 items takes a while to find usable items but pays off very nicely with high probability.


I have an extremely difficult time believing your gear only cost around 250c.
I see similar chests for 500~
Helms for 400~
Amulets for 600~



The helm was purchased for 1ex + 50c, about four days after league start. The seller was pissed off he didn't get the max %int roll, so sold it to me for the cost of the hunter exalt at the time.

The chest was purchased with 2 free suffixes for 20c. I bought a crusader orb for 90c and hit the %int roll. I rerolled it a few times with some hellion alphas.

The amulet was purchased for 5c early in the league. I always have a trade window looking for amulets like this, so got extremely lucky there. But then again, I've managed to do exactly that in the last three leagues (paying 5c-10c for a similar amulet.)

The tranquility anointment was remarkably cheap, at another 46c.

However, previous to that I had an anointed Astramentis that was near max that I essentially got for free. Near league start, buy polymath cards and make your astra. If it's a bad roll, you can ALWAYS sell it for more than you paid for the cards. So you keep buying and selling until you get a good one, then use it. Net cost can be negative depending on how many tries it took.

All the other gear was 1c-5c each except for the belt which I paid 40c for.

So around 270c actually. My bad.

P.S. I counted the number of active searches I have. 18 at the moment. Upgrades are way too expensive now, though. So it'll be cluster jewel time.


Even if you manage to find ridiculously insane deals, though, it's not a reasonable suggestion for others to just go find gear like that on the cheap :p
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TayuBW wrote:


Even if you manage to find ridiculously insane deals, though, it's not a reasonable suggestion for others to just go find gear like that on the cheap :p


Excuse me?

https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Heist/elOBnO6FL for example lists three possibilities for further crafting (avoid the one with crafted % ES.) Given annul orbs are less than 2c each, you can craft 6% incr attr for now, and when you're ready with a crusader orb, you can try to annul off a suffix.

Cheap gear is still there. Crafting is in the game for a reason.
Last edited by Graiaule on Oct 22, 2020, 9:40:56 PM
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Graiaule wrote:
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TayuBW wrote:


Even if you manage to find ridiculously insane deals, though, it's not a reasonable suggestion for others to just go find gear like that on the cheap :p


Excuse me?

https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Heist/elOBnO6FL for example lists three possibilities for further crafting (avoid the one with crafted % ES.) Given annul orbs are less than 2c each, you can craft 6% incr attr for now, and when you're ready with a crusader orb, you can try to annul off a suffix.

Cheap gear is still there. Crafting is in the game for a reason.


But the %int is not the only possible outcome with a Crusader Orb. You could brick the thing and waste 70c.
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TayuBW wrote:


But the %int is not the only possible outcome with a Crusader Orb. You could brick the thing and waste 70c.


As long as you ensure there are no open prefixes, at least one open suffix, and the ilvl is 75-79, you have a 50% chance to get a ~45 int +14% to +18% chest. Total cost per attempt is pretty much the cost of the crusader orb. I hit it. Your mileage may vary.

Note the chest is not bricked if you miss the +int%; it's still quite usable at 43+ int and 6% incr attrs.

Regarding the helm, the chance is 100% to hit at least +8% int.

Yeah, there's some luck in the game. It'd be boring otherwise. I quoted what it actually cost me for my gear. And for the last three leagues, it's been about the same cost to me to be able to do nearly everything in the game.

Last edited by Graiaule on Oct 23, 2020, 8:44:47 AM
Hi, im just trying out this build and it seems that I deal zdps with my gear.
Can anyone help me where am I doing wrong?
Here is my pastebin : https://pastebin.com/0a4d7yM4
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v1cviper wrote:
Hi, im just trying out this build and it seems that I deal zdps with my gear.
Can anyone help me where am I doing wrong?
Here is my pastebin : https://pastebin.com/0a4d7yM4


What's your hideout DPS? Also, your gems aren't 20/20, so your DPS will be lower than normal.

Buy a better belt. A cyclopean with 17-18% increased attribute or a rare belt with increased INT with INT and a few more mods.

You can buy a pair of rare boots with 30% move speed with 50+ INT and more ES and resistance if you really need it.

A rare amulet with increased INT or attributes and 1% damage per 15 intelligence. One is available at the moment and has 70 INT, 13% increased INT, 1% damage per 15 INT for 8 exalt (exalts being 25c at the moment, 8ex shouldn't be an issue).

Rings with more INT and if possible, with increased INT as a prefixe.
I haven't played this build since introduction of cluster jewels and I probably won't play it until next league but now it doesn't lag any more even with the one support skill that double the icestorm?
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TheChosenOne_ wrote:
I haven't played this build since introduction of cluster jewels and I probably won't play it until next league but now it doesn't lag any more even with the one support skill that double the icestorm?


GGG fixed things so that Spell Cascade lowers your DPS too much, so no one uses it. And without that and the other changes to Whispering Ice, there's no visible lag anymore. Yes, it got fixed.
Last edited by Graiaule on Oct 23, 2020, 9:32:51 PM
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Graiaule wrote:
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burndangel wrote:
Hi all, looking for some general advise on how to improve my survivability and maybe damage on red maps. Currently on awakenening level 4 and redeemer is shredding me apart.

I've might have started using clusters abit too early.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.


The goal of this build is, FIRST, you get your intelligence up. THEN, you mess with min-maxing and cluster jewels.

Your intelligence is way too low. I'm running at 2766 int at level 91, with fairly crappy gear (total cost around 250c.) Check out my gear for ideas.

Chest/helm crafting with ilvl 75-79 items takes a while to find usable items but pays off very nicely with high probability.


Thank you, managed to find a better glove and craft a 9% increased int helm. Currently sitting on 2.3k int, aiming to upgrade my body next.

I should drop crusader's orb on the body piece before 6-linking?
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burndangel wrote:


Thank you, managed to find a better glove and craft a 9% increased int helm. Currently sitting on 2.3k int, aiming to upgrade my body next.

I should drop crusader's orb on the body piece before 6-linking?


1. Your chest has 2 fixed suffixes and one free (crafted) one. You're better off crafting 6% inc attributes while you keep looking for another chest that has 2 free suffixes.

2. When you have the right one, craft str/dex + incr quality to 30% before you attempt to reroll to 6 sockets.

3. Before you use the crusader orb, make sure you have all three prefixes taken up. You want one (or two) free suffixes only.

4. You have a 50% chance to hit %int with an ilvl 75-79 chest, and around 35%? (too lazy to do the exact math) for ilvl 80+.

Good luck.
Last edited by Graiaule on Oct 24, 2020, 5:42:45 PM

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