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Old 03-11-2018, 04:30 PM
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Dat duration on Winter's veil. My cold FoI infiltrator wants it

You should do a video of this
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Old 03-11-2018, 04:41 PM
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Thought about going Chillsurge + Frozen Core and for a non-MI setup found it harder to work with, though I could see Mage Hunter being stronger with the right gear.

Otherwise, I'd prefer Nightblade over Arcanist for providing resist reduction and flat Frostburn without having to use an exclusive, effective DA increase from Veil of Shadow and more DA + Dodge/Deflect from Pneumatic Burst (Maiven's % damage absorption is also nice though) and the extra resists from Phantasmal Armour/Elemental Awakening make overcapping easier (Arcanist does have an edge with increasing Stun/CC resists though).
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https://www.grimtools.com/calc/pZrrEJLZ

-Reason for changes

>You get better stats on the chest (OA/DA)
>Blame Fluff for my addiction to Censure aura
>The shoulders aren't the most reliable source of Frostburn but they go off plenty in boss fights and imo that's what matters.
>You get more skill points this way


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You should do a video of this
I want to but I am a little apprehensive of the hammer

Your Cold Infiltrator is fine w/o the hammer. Honestly I'd recommend the Scepter although the lack of Cast Speed might hurt you


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Your Cold Infiltrator is fine w/o the hammer. Honestly I'd recommend the Scepter although the lack of Cast Speed might hurt you




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I reworked it a bit. Needs an update for OA. Going censure hurts bad for OA again
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Old 03-11-2018, 06:15 PM
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I reworked it a bit. Needs an update for OA. Going censure hurts bad for OA again
I have 1 maybe 2 elemental builds using Conviction these days. You were right it is not easy to not pick Censure. The new buffs aren't half bad either
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Old 03-23-2018, 04:34 PM
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For those of you are don't like Dual Wield builds, you might consider picking up a Crossbow and chilling your enemies from a distance instead.


Stats shown are with passives + Pneumatic Burst/World of Renewal active.

This is what my build looks like currently. It basically is the one I posted much earlier on the first page (but I'm missing some Mythicals, need to move some skill points around and I need to pick up the last point as well).

I haven't yet tried your setup yet Chthon, still need a few pieces of gear but will be able to do so soon.

Some things I should probably mention are:
  • This build is completely fine with energy except for Ice Wyrm's Breath. This guy will slowly eat your energy as he's used. You're not chugging tonics every minute or anything like that but you still need it on your hotbar or on a close key bind somewhere. You could also use it somewhat sparingly (i.e. not for clearing) and you'd be fine.
  • I could swap out Runeguard Greaves for Stormtitan Treads for the extra stun resistance and a bit of extra health. Noticed this was an option from Chthon's setup so credit for the idea goes to him.
  • Aura of Conviction vs Aura of Censure. Dropping Conviction puts me down to around 2700-2800 OA but with the DA reductions from Murmur and Biting Cold and the extra % OA from Deadly Aim, you probably could afford to do it anyway. I guess it's a matter of preference which one you want to use. Maybe it's just me but I think adding another -35% Cold RR to -129% is overkill

Thus far, I have been able to kill Rashalga, Sentinel and tackle Bastion of Chaos with it easily. Confident I could take Steps of Torment/Alkamos and some of the Nemeses too. Ancient Grove is trickier, I see more damage spikes/close calls here. Haven't played Valbury enough to comment on it.

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Next step is going to be to get a nice set of 'of Kings' legs or boots to bring my stun resistance up some more and to aim for some nice blacksmithing bonuses

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Old 03-26-2018, 06:33 AM
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@Baka your guide is pretty detailed I added it to the second post.
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Old 03-31-2018, 06:38 PM
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Updated Evil_Baka's guide and added a video of Lokarr fight

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I also realized that Lokarr's shadow strike/teleport has a different animation than the movement skills we got.
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Old 06-23-2018, 09:35 AM
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Guide updated
Added Frozen Core + Frostburn CT Spellbreaker
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