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Path of Exile 3.8 Blight: Cold Iron Point Blade Vortex Build – Assassin Shadow

Dear Exile! Today’s PoE 3.8 Build is Cold Iron Point Blade Vortex Build - Assassin Shadow. You can read this article which was posted by MmoGah, where you can buy Safe PoE Currency. Or watch the original video to learn more details.







Look for these stats on rare PoE Items:

-Spell Damage

-Area Damage

-Cast Speed

-Damage to Spells

-Elemental Resistances





Mandatory Uniques

The Covenant 

-Socketed Gems have Blood Magic, so you don’t have to worry about Mana.

-10% increased Maximum Life.

-Socketed Gems are supported by Added Chaos Damage.


Essence Worm 

-This Ring gives you the chance to use an Aura without reserving more mana.

-Let’s use it to boost our DPS with the Aura Pride.


Cold Iron Point 

-This dagger grants +3 to level of all Physical Spell Gems. Wearing 2 we have +6 levels to Blade Vortex, this grants a big load of extra damage.

-They are really cheap.


Recommended Uniques

-Asenath's Gentle Touch

-Atziri's Step

-Starkonja's Head


Warning: Always check your elemental resistances before equipping too many Unique Items, reaching 75% in all of them is your priority.


Recommended Flasks

-Divine Life Flask

-Stibnite Flask

-Diamond Flask

-Quicksilver Flask

-Atziri's Promise

-Sin's Rebirth


My Gameplay Gear


Recommended Enchantments

Of Fury Blade Vortex Damage Movement Speed
-Repeatedly fires a piercing projectile based on your weapon. Good for clearing.

-40% increased Blade Vortex Damage.

-10% Increased Movement Speed if you haven't been Hit Recently.



-I highly recommend this one because it's not expensive and the extra Power Charge grants a lot of extra damage.


Full Build Attribute Requirements

Strength 155 Dexterity 155 Intelligence 155
-Hard to acquire, look for Str on your rare items. You can also pick the +30 str nodes on your Passive Tree. -Super easy to acquire, just with your Passive Tree. -Super easy to acquire, just with your Passive Tree.





-First of all I’d like to say that you can and should replace Blade Vortex for Vaal Blade Vortex as soon as you can. It's a good addition to your damage.

-Start forming a 4L with Power Charge on Critical, Controlled Destruction and Increased Area of Effect.

-Then grab a 5 or 6L Armour and add Empower and Intensify.

-When fighting big bosses change Increased Area of Effect for Concentrated Effect for more damage.


-Flesh and Stone needs to be on Flesh stance all the time, t maims nearby enemies for up to 29% increased physical damage taken (when supported by Maim).

-Flame Dash is a great movement skill.

-Skitterbots are going to keep chilling and shocking your enemies for more damage and survivability.


-Orb of Storms linked with lvl 7 Arcane Surge will always grant a Spell damage and Cast speed buff when used, It also instant kill enemies with 10% life or lower because of Culling Strike.


-CWDT + Steelskin gives you a shield that absorbs Damage when you take a certain amount of Damage (Keep CWDT at lvl 11 and Steelskin at lvl 16)

-Vaal Grace is a temporary aura that grants a huge amount of chance to dodge attacks and spells. (Use it on bosses)


-Vaal Righteous Fire grants 8 Seconds of 39% more spell damage. Great to use during a big fight.

-Stone Golem grants extra life regeneration.


-With this setup you'll auto cast Purifying Flame as soon as you take a little amount of damage. This will create a Consecrated Ground, granting more life regeneration for you and 100% increased critical strike change your enemies.


-Pride must be on your Essence Worm Ring, it will highly increase your DPS









Look for these Stats on Rare Jewels:

-Spell Damage

-Area Damage

-Cast Speed

-Maximum Life

-Critical Multiplier

-Physical Damage


Abyss Jewel





Tips for Super Easy Level (beginner friendly)

-Start with Spark until lvl 12 then change it to Blade Vortex, use the recommended Leveling Items for a smooth leveling process.


Leveling Setup of Links

-From lvl 1 to 12 use Spark

-Support it with Added Lightning Damage at lvl 8.

-Reaching lvl 12 change Spark for Blade Vortex and Added Lightning Damage for Added Fire Damage.

-At lvl 18 add Controlled Destruction and Physical to Lightning to this setup.

-Keep it that way until lvl 38.

-Reaching lvl 38 change Added Fire Damage for Efficacy and Physical to Lightning for Increased Area of Effect.

-At lvl 50 buy yourself a Heartbreaker, and it’ll boost your DPS and provide Culling Strike.

-As soon as you have at least 6 Power Charges you can replace Efficacy with Power Charge on Critical Strike.



-At level 10 activate Clarity to help you with mana.

-At lvl 16 you can start using Herald of Ice for DPS and clear speed buff. At this level you can also activate Skitterbots for more damage and survivability.

-Reaching level 49 equip The Covenant and you won't need to worry about mana anymore, so remove Clarity.

-Also remove Herald of Ice and use Flesh and Stone instead.

-As soon as you get your Essence Worm ring, socket Pride in it.

-Remember to always keep Flesh and Stone on the Flesh stance.


Recommended Items

-Gloom Circle Two-Stone Ring


-Atziri's Foible

-Lochtonial Caress


-Tabula Rasa (around 20 Chaos Orb)


-String of Servitude

-Asenath’s Mark


-Axiom Perpetuum




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