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PoE 3.12 Builds: Critical Freezing Pulse Build - Assassin Shadow

Dear exiles! Today the Best Gaming Store MmoGah will share the Critical Freezing Pulse Build with you. Now let's jump into this useful PoE 3.12 Build.


Critical Freezing Pulse Build cover




Look for these stats on rare PoE Items:

- Cold Damage

- Elemental Damage

- Cast Speed

- Spell Damage

- Strength

- Critical Multiplier

- Elemental Resistances

- Life


Mandatory Uniques

First Snow

- You need one of it

- With a First Snow, you get 2 Extra Projectiles for your Freezing Pulse, increasing our clear speed.


Rare Body Armor

The best body armor you can get is a rare one with:

- At least +100 to maximum life

- +#% critical chance to spells

- At least 500 evasion and some energy shield

Since this kind of body armor is not so cheap, I'll now show a budget option that also works great.


The budget body armor you can get is a rare one with:

- At least +100 to maximum life

- At least 1000 evasion and some energy shield


Rare Helmet

The best helmet you can get is a rare one with -% cold resistance to enemies

- Enemies have -9% cold resistances

- All least 70 life

- Some Evasion

- This kind of helmet is expensive


Recommended Uniques

- Starkonja's Head

- Void Battery

- Singularity

- The Pandemonius


Recommended Flasks

- Divine Life Flask

- Diamond Flask

- Quicksilver Flask

- Jade Flask

- The Wise Oak

- Atziri's Promise


Gameplay Gear

Critical Freezing Pulse Build gear


Recommended Enchantments

Of Reflection

Freezing Pulse Damage


- Creates a clone of you that attacks with your weapon. Good for not taking all the Damage.

- Freezing Pulse deals 40% Increased Damage

- Damage penetrates 10% of enemies' elemental resistances if you haven't killed recently


Full Build Attribute Requirements

Strength 130

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.



Heart of Ice

- 25% Increased Gold Damage

- Damage penetrates 6% of enemies' Cold Resistance





- Start supporting Freezing Pulse with Spell Echo, Pinpoint, and Inspiration.

- Controlled Destruction if 5L

- Hypothermia if 6L



- This Brand is for bosses. It will cast Frost Bomb that reduces enemies' Cold resistance by 25%.

- It'll also curse them with Sniper's Mark for more Projectile Damage.



- Dash is a great movement skill. And with this setup, it'll trigger Arcane Surge for more spell damage.



- Clarity grants more mana regeneration.

- Herald of Ice increases your Damage and clear speed.

- Hatred grants more cold Damage.


Main Hand

- Steelskin gives you a shield that absorbs Damage. Please keep it in your Left-Click shortcut so you'll activate it while walking.

- Lightning Golem grants extra cast speed.


Off Hand

- 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 28% more spell damage. Great to use during a big fight.




Critical Freezing Pulse Build skill tree




Look for these stats on rare jewels:

- Cold Damage

- Cast Speed

- Critical Multiplier

- Spell Damage

- Maximum Life


Abyss Jewel

I highly recommend you guys to get an onslaught abyss jewel with:

- X% chance to gain Onslaught for 4 seconds on kill

- +X to maximum life


Watcher's Eye

A Hatred Watcher's Eye can be used to maximize your DPS:

- +X% to critical strike chance while affected by Hatred.

- This is not mandatory at all, but a good way to optimize your Damage.


Unique Jewels

- First Snow




Tips for Easy Level (beginner friendly)

- You can start using Freezing Pulse right on level 1, and the sky is the limit.


Leveling Setup of Links:

- At level 8, support Freezing Pulse with Added Cold Damage.

- Reaching level 18, add Controlled Destruction, and Faster Casting.

- Reaching level 31, replace Added Cold Damage and Controlled Destruction with Inspiration and Pinpoint.

- Reaching level 38, replace Faster Casting with Spell Echo.

- Of course, as soon as you have a 5L or 6L chest, you can use the complete setup: Freezing Pulse – Spell Echo – Pinpoint – Inspiration – Controlled Destruction – Hypothermia.

- It's ok if you don't have 6 linked sockets. It's a luxury. You will be fine with 4 or 5 while saving PoE Currency to link the last slots.



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

- At Level 16, you can start using Herald of Ice for DPS and clear speed buff.

- As soon as you're comfortable with your Mana Regeneration, you can also activate Hatred.


Recommended Items

- Gloom Circle Two Stone Ring (-8 to mana cost of skills)

- Praxis

- Atziri's Foible

- Lochtonial Caress

- Wanderlust

- Tabula Rasa

- Goldrim

- String of Servitude

- Asenath's Mark

- Lifesprig

- Axiom Perpetuum

- Heartbreaker



Here is the ending of this build, and I hope this guide will help you. You can click mmogah.com to see more PoE Builds, and you can also buy Cheap PoE Goods such as Exalted orb and Chaos Orb here.

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