Winter King Infiltrator
Pretty safe two-handed cold Infiltrator build, that has decent amount of hp, OA/DA, good armor and great damage/resist reduction. That character managed to kill all “max cold resist” nemeses (undead/beast/cronley) and Iron Maiden (less then 19sec). Also my 1st. “no-soldier” HC build, that works :3
damage with Rune of Hagarrad/Leviathan/Amarasta’s Blade Burst
Huge amount of hp, armor, decent DA, 2 passive heal constellations + 2 aktive heals (pneum. burst word of ren.), dryad, medal
Excellent resist reduction
-185% from all sources (skills/devotions/equipment) and -320 DA reduction (Rune of Hagarrad + Amulets component)
Good Crowd Control
Horn of Gandarr/Ring of Steel/Leviathan+Helm+Veil of Shadow slow enemies movement a lot
Requires rare non-craftable green rings and pants, otherwise pretty squishy
high mana cost (may need to use a mana potion from time to time)
Pic. without any buffs, except for 5 auras and deadly aim, ABB for LM.
Where is Amatok?
- Blizzard has a bit cc and destroys most of enemies, but is less useful against Bosses imho. You can take it instead of Dryad, especially when you play softcore
Why no Alkamos Rings?
- You can use Alkamos blue/purple rings for better damage, if you play Softcore. “prefix” Living Rings of NB have good +hp/+%hp/stun reduction and resistance stats.
Infiltrator or Spellbreaker?
- Sure it will work fine with Arcanist and Nightblade, but 1st. has less hp and 0 good AoE abilities for cold damage, also 0 resist reduction
Aura of Conviction or Aura of Censure?
- Aura of Conviction provides good OA/phys. resist and +%frostburn damage, but Aura of Censure has a free Maiven’s Sphere (20% reduced targets damage and !!! -35% elemental resist. For faster leveling take the 1st. one, but change it to Aura of Censure, when you start playing on Ultimate.
No use of item granted Winter King’s Might?
The helm granted skill was prolly fixed and doesn’t deal much damage (3 projektiles 20k dmg each), but you can use it with “Rumor”. I’d stay with “Horn of Gandarr” for better crowd control.
Relic - Ignaffar’s Combustion (+DA/+AS/-cold res.)
Weapon - Mythical Bane of the Winter King (+flat cold dmg/+armor/-cold res.)
Armor - Mythical Frostdread Cuirass (+flat cold dmg)
Helm - Mythical Crown of the Winter King (+flat cold damage/-cold res./)
Gloves - Mythical Icekorn Talons (good damage boost for ABB)
Amulet - Mageslayer’s Protector (+OA/-cold resist)
Medal - Mythical Mark of Divinity (+hp/musthave for no soldier)
Ring - Incorruptible Living Ring of NB (+hp/+% cold dmg/+resists)
Ring #2 - Generals Living Ring of NB (same as 1st. + stun resist)
Pants - Impervious Aleksander’s Chausses of Vitality (+hp xD)
LMB - Amarasta’s Blade Burst (w/ Dryads Blessing)
RMB - Shadow Strike (w/ Whirlpool)
Keyboard 1 - Rune of Hagarrad
Keyboard 2 - Pneumatic Burst
Keyboard 3 - Inquisitors Seal
Keyboard 4 - Horn of Gandarr (w/ Rumor)
Keyboard 5 - Ring of Steel (w/ Elemental Storm)
Keyboard Q - Word of Renewal
Mouse 4 (back) - Blade Barrier
First two nemeses have maximal 97% cold resist
Moosilauke (Undead Nemesis) on Ultimate (old version of build)
Fabius The Unseen (Cronley’s Nemesis) on Ultimate (current version)
The Iron Maiden (Kymon’s Nemesis) on Ultimate (current version)