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[3.11] - Ice Crash - The power of the Saviour (5-10M shaper DPS) (All content, Boss Killer)

3.11 - This build is completely viable to 3.11 , I not considering the cluster jewel, so you can try to modify.

Welcome to the Ice Crash Guide with The Saviour.

The guide will be pretty similar with the Frost Blades (https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2760014), I`m creating this one just to avoid discuss two skills in one topic and bring confusion to the players.

The build items are almost the same used in the frost blades, I did small adjustments, I can say there is a VERY good synergy among The Savior and Ice Crash.






I've already done with this build:
All Guardians down in seconds
All Protectors down in seconds
Sirius Down

Gear & Recomendations (Cheaper options)
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Strongly Recommended / Cheaper options:
- (Mandatory) I`m using The Saviour + Paradoxica, you can try a Foil (400dps instead - Cheaper option), I had a 470pds foil and I replaced for this Paradoxica, in my tests and PoB, the damage of Paradoxica is much better.

- (Strongly Recommended) I got a Lethal Price with 10% Double and Intimidate (It explains why I selected some skill nodes close the slot), try at least to get 10% double damage, it`s a BIG improvement, I bought mine and with 3 Divines I got 10%DD + Intimidate.

Detailed explanation
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Let me explain, Lethal Pride with some attributes like Double Damage and Chance to intimidate, will give you a huge damage boost.

How this gem works, it will give you a chance of random attributes in your passives (small nodes will give you str, and notables nodes will give you a chance for many good attributes like Double Damage, Intimidate, Criticals, etc.

So the trick is:

Buy a Lethal Pride check if there is at least 5% Double damage in nodes that is a part of this build, I highlighted socket gems that you need to try, if there is no Double Damage, apply a Divine (will roll the gem numbers), and check again in all slots (highlighted), repeat it until you get DD in a good place.



If you get 5% in nodes that are a part of this build, save it and start using, buy another Lethal Pride and Divine it until you get 5% + Intimidate.

You can get in the passives another 4% DD, so 5 + 4 = 9% is a good improvement, you`ll see the differences killing bosses.

My gem has 2 5% nodes + 1 Intimidated node = 10% DD + intimidated, but I started with 5% until I roll a better one.




Gloves: Get a rare one with Warlord influence with some stats and Prefix open to craft Physical to cold conversion.

- I`m using this boots for damage burst and defensive (Tailwind + Elusive) , you can have a cheaper option that is Darkay:
(Damage and also defensive)

- This ring is about 7Ex, you can replace him for
or


- Farrus give you Frenzy and Power charges all the time, it`s really OP, but normally costs around 9-10Ex 6L , you can try a Cheaper option like:

#1 Lorewave 6L - Will give you Critical Chance, Atributes, Life and Increase resist cap. (2Ex)
#2 Rare armour with: Attacks have xxx to Critical Strike Chance + life, I saw some options for 1EX - 2Ex.

- Atziri is also a good and strong option, it`s cheaper and can replace Taste of hate or Bottled Faith.



The life potion with critical can be a very good cheaper option for someone can`t afford a Bottled Faith, I got this tip into another Frost Blades topic (Fiver - Frost Blades with claws).

you can search directly a life with Critical, and check for you the best 2nd status, the mandatory is the Life + Critical.



Videos 3.9 - Metamorph League
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Metamorph T16: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PZhmhGMwY8
Minotaur T16 Buffed Map: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNm0q_heaw0 (3-4s kill)
Minotaur only Boss: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36LtEHh4M9U
Baran (2s Kill)- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1dTzHfZ_XU
Veritania (2s Kill) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxWYAD47VnQ
Sirius - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpgELikBmyI



Gems
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6 link Armor:


4-Link (Boot/Helm or Gloves):







3 Links (Weapons):






PoB
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https://pastebin.com/4hJxF1jx

I added 59 More melee damage due to the close combat


Bandit & Phanteon & Ascendancies
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Bandit choice: Alira (recommended)
Phanteon: Soul of Solaris and Soul of Shakari
Ascendancies: Way of the Poacher -> Avatar of the Slaughter -> Rapid Assault -> Avatar of the Chase.



Damage Mitigation
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#1 -
- Taste of Hate grants you a very good damage mitigation, 20% Physical dmg as a Cold damage.

#2 -
- The Pandemonius grants more evade chance (Blinding the mobs)

#3 -
- Boots with a Chance to gain Elusive on Critical Strike , it will grant you a very good defence initially grant you 20% chance to Doge and or Attack Hits, and also 40% increased movement speed, Buff reduces over time, and you can get again.
If you can`t afford, try
and try to cap resists on Belt.

#4 - Phanteon - Go Soul of Solaris and Soul of Shakari

#5 - Acrobatics Skills nodes.



Pros & Cons
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Pros:
* Tanky Rate (3.5/5) (Very Rarely I take one shoot, this build has no issues with that, but as it`s Acrobatics/evade defense, it`s not a fully tanky build)
* Funny (Clear everything in seconds)
* Strong and Fast (very strong build due to the Onslaught 100% effect and double damage in Lethal Pride + Big Burst DMG with The Saviour)
* Frenzy and Power charges always UP
* No Abyssus required :)

Cons:
* Middle-Expensive (I made the build based on the saviour)
* Need some attributes on items to adjust Int and Str
* No Reflect Maps



Last edited by afonsosp on Jul 8, 2020, 12:23:41 PM
Last bumped on Aug 7, 2020, 1:29:21 PM
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Some videos:

Metamorph T16: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PZhmhGMwY8
Minotaur T16 Buffed Map: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNm0q_heaw0 (3-4s kill)
Minotaur only Boss: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36LtEHh4M9U
Baran (2s Kill)- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1dTzHfZ_XU
Veritania (2s Kill) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxWYAD47VnQ
Sirius - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpgELikBmyI

I`m preparing yet the guide.
Any eta?
I'd love to try this build out.
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ImRed wrote:
Any eta?
I'd love to try this build out.


Today, a lot o job here, probably EOD.
Guide Updated with PoB.
How do you have enough mana for both Haste and Herald of ice? Haste alone is 50% of your mana, HoI is another 35%, not to mention clarity or precision.
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Gunzip wrote:
How do you have enough mana for both Haste and Herald of ice? Haste alone is 50% of your mana, HoI is another 35%, not to mention clarity or precision.


I use only Vaal haste, not haste :)

Oh of course, I don't know how I missed that lol, i'll have to pick one up, but playing with 4k HP is really scary lol.
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Gunzip wrote:
Oh of course, I don't know how I missed that lol, i'll have to pick one up, but playing with 4k HP is really scary lol.


Nah , I did all end game with 4k life, check my part regarding damage mitigation, I can tell you is really hard I die.

All Guardians, protectors, Sirius, etc down with my 4k life.

Sirius unfortunately I died 2 times, the other bosses I killed in 2-4s.

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