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CoC Ice Nova Assassin

By | May 21st, 2020 | Categories: Melee Builds

If you want to literally be a cold-blooded killer, then the CoC Ice Nova Assassin may very well be the perfect build for you. It’s got the right balance between survivability and offense, and it’s a pretty affordable build to boot!

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Passive Skill Tree and Gems

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Skill Gem Setup

Cospri

  • Frostbolt  with Cold to Fire and Combustion support gems.
  • Ice Nova with Cold to Fire Support and Elemental Focus support gems.

Chest

  • Cyclone with Wave of Conviction, Increased Critical Strikes, Faster Attacks, Fortify, and Cast on Critical Strike.

Mobility

  • Whirling Blades and Leap Slam with Faster Attacks and Leap Slam.

Auras

  • Herald of Ash, Flesh of Stone, Precision, and Summon Skitterbots

Utility

  • Vortex, Arcane Surge, and Vaal Righteous Fire with Increased Duration support gem

Gear Setup

Weapon

  • Cospri’s Malice (Unique) for global critical strike multiplier and triggering of socketed cold spells on melee critical strike.

Helm

  • Devoto’s Devotion and Starkonja’s Head are both good options, as they give solid stats, including the dexterity needed for Cospri’s Malice. You can also use a Rare helm that gives bonuses to maximum life, elemental resistances, critical strike chance multiplier, regeneration, and fire resistance reduction of nearby enemies.

Chest

  • Any Rare gear with bonuses to elemental resistances, life, frenzy charge on hit, blinding of nearby enemies, and life recovery on kill. Good alternatives Uniques are Loreweave and Carcass Jack.

Gloves

  • Any Rare gear with bonuses to life, elemental resistances, fire damage bonus, spell damage, and chance to evade attacks, unnerve enemies. Atziri’s Acuity is a good alternative Unique, as it gives life, critical strike chance, and Vaal Pact.

Boots

  • Any Rare boots with bonuses to life, elemental resistances, movement speed, cooldown recovery speed, and chance to dodge attack and spell hits.

Belt

  • Any Rare belt with bonuses to life, elemental resistances, cooldown recovery speed, spell damage during flask effect, attack speed, and increased fire damage.

Accessories

  • The Effigon (Unique amulet) for increased dexterity, fire damage and resistance, accuracy, evasion
  • Any Rare rings with bonuses to life, resistances, attack speed, fire damage, spell damage
  • Mark of the Shaper with Elder Rings with bonus curse to enemies with either Poacher’s or Warlord’s Mark on hit

Jewels

  • Frozen Trail (Unique) for increased projectile damage and speed, and Frostbolt fires two additional projectiles with 40 Intelligence on radius
  • Watcher’s Eye for increased energy shield, life, mana, and modifies three random auras
  • any Rare jewels with bonuses to  life, damage, area damage, fire or cold damage, and spell damage, critical strike chance, and critical strike multiplier

Flasks

  • Divine Life Flask of Staunching for life recovery and bleeding recovery/immunity
  • Chemist’s Quartz Flask of Heat for chance to dodge spells and attacks, as well as chill/freeze recovery/immunity
  • Experimenter’s Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline for increased movement speed
  • Diamond Flask of Warding for lucky critical strike chance and curse recovery/immunity
  • Eternal Mana Flask of Heat for mana recovery and chill/freeze immunity/recovery
  • The Wise Oak (Unique) for increased elemental resistances and damage penetration.

So there you have it, the CoC Ice Nova Assassin. A fire-to-ice melee build that triggers AoE casting, it’s quite the playful yet reliable that you should definitely try.

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