Eye of Winter - Path of Exile Expedition

Eye of Winter Eye of Winter is a large projectile that fires out a torrent of cold projectiles in a spiral formation as it travels.

Eye of Winter PoE Expedition Build

Support Gems Description Requires
Level
Tag Popularity
Trap and Mine Damage Support Trap and Mine Damage Support Supports skills which throw Traps or Mines. 18 Support, Trap, Mine 54%
Increased Critical Strikes Support Increased Critical Strikes Support Supports any skill that hits enemies. 8 Support 50%
Inspiration Support Inspiration Support Supports any skill. Minions, Totems, Traps and Mines cannot gain Inspiration Charges. 31 Support 46%
Added Cold Damage Support Added Cold Damage Support Supports any skill that hits enemies. 8 Cold, Support 41%
Swift Assembly Support Swift Assembly Support Supports skills which throw Traps or Mines. 4 Support, Trap, Mine 40%
Charged Mines Support Charged Mines Support Supports skills which throw mines. 31 Support, Mine 36%
Blastchain Mine Support Blastchain Mine Support Supports spells, or attacks that use bows or wands. Instead of using that skill, you will throw a mine that will use the skill for you when you detonate it. Mines cannot use channelling skills. 8 Support, Mine 36%
Cold Penetration Support Cold Penetration Support Supports any skill that hits enemies, making those hits penetrate enemy cold resistance. 31 Cold, Support 35%
High-Impact Mine Support High-Impact Mine Support Supports spells, or attacks that use bows or wands. Instead of using that skill, you will throw a mine that will use the skill for you when you detonate it. Mines cannot use channelling skills. 31 Mine, Support, AoE, Aura 31%

PoE Eye of Winter Build for Saboteur & Occultist

There is about 1.1% of Path of Exile players use this gem as the main damage skill. Among those players, 48% of players are Saboteur. Other players: Occultist(21%), Ascendant(13%), Deadeye(10%).

Cold and Lighting are the main damage types. It mainly throws Traps or Mines. Therefore, recommend using these support gems: Trap and Mine Damage Support, Inspiration Support, and other mine support gems. For a Level 96 Saboteur, the DPS is about 96k: Cold(99%), Lightning(1%).

Other skills are also recommended: Flame Dash, Hydrosphere, Summon Skitterbots, Sniper's Mark, Clarity, Arcanist Brand.

For the Saboteur class, recommend using these passives: Pyromaniac, Born in the Shadows, Explosives Expert, Bomb Specialist, Acrobatics, Phase Acrobatics, Guerilla Tactics, Pain Attunement, Surprise Sabotage.

For the Occultist class, recommend using these passives: Void Beacon, Frigid Wake, Malediction, Forbidden Power, Pain Attunement, Wish for Death, Profane Bloom.

For weapons, you can choose Wand / Shield, or Wand / Wand.

For attributes and defensive, here is an example of a Level 96 Saboteur character:

Name Value
Strength157
Dexterity121
Intelligence263
Life5206
Mana1166
Energy shield2260
Armour2462
Evasion rating2208

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Eye of Winter Skill Gem

Eye of Winter Eye of Winter is a new Intelligence Skill Gem. Requires Level 28, 67 Int. Tag: Spell, Projectile, Cold. Cost: (14-26) Mana. Cast Time: 0.80 sec. Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%. Effectiveness of Added Damage: 40%.

Fires a single eye projectile which constantly releases shard projectiles in a spiral. The shards will damage enemies they impact, dealing cold damage. The eye cannot damage enemies. When the eye dissipates or collides with terrain, it releases a faster spiral of extra shards.

  • Deals (17–169) to (25–254) Cold Damage
  • Projectiles continuously gain Damage, dealing up to 200% more Damage by the time they dissipate
  • Fires 8 Shard Projectiles in a Spiral when Projectile ends
  • Modifiers to number of Projectiles only apply to the final Spiral
  • Additional Effects From Quality: (0-20)% increased Cold Damage

Inspired by the Witch’s Elementalist ascendancy class, Path of Exile created this skill gem.

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Eye of Winter Sound Design

  • Composer: Patricia.

I was very excited when I started designing sounds for Eye of Winter. Those icy visuals inspired me to gather some messy crunchy ice creaks of varying sizes and to blend them together with some scratchy whooshes. I then finished with a lightweight icy impact as it ended with an explosive spin. I tried a bunch of different approaches on this until I found the right combination that you are hearing now. This skill wears it’s inspiration on its sleeve and I was conscious of both acknowledging this lineage but also creating something fresh. For me, the sound that keeps it engaging is the icy-start cast sound and the natural tail for when projectiles shoot out of the sphere. It can be a real challenge for us to keep elements of skills sounding unique, with their own characteristics, but to also make them balanced and not annoying when spammed.

Alternate Quality

Gem Quality Stats Weight
Eye of Winter Eye of Winter (0–20)% increased Cold Damage 100
Anomalous Eye of Winter Anomalous Eye of Winter (0–20)% increased Projectile Speed 50
Divergent Eye of Winter Divergent Eye of Winter (0–30)% reduced Shard Spiral Angle during flight 50

Quest Rewards

Eye of Winter is now offered to the Witch for completing Sever the Right Hand, and can be purchased from Clarissa by the Templar, Shadow, and Scion.

Act Quest Complete NPC Character
3 Sever the Right Hand Quest Reward Witch
3 Sever the Right Hand Clarissa Templar Shadow Scion

PoE Eye of Winter Skill Build 3.15

The Eye of Winter Eye of Winter is a large projectile that fires out a barrage of cold projectiles in a spiral formation as it travels. When it reaches its maximum distance or collides with terrain, it explodes, firing out even more projectiles in a spiral.

This type of skill is one that we’ve wanted to bring to Path of Exile for some time, and we felt that this new collection of skills was the perfect place to showcase it.

Labyrinth Enchantment helmet

Level Name Mod Weight
The Merciless Labyrinth Enchantment Eye of Winter Damage 1 25% increased Eye of Winter Damage 100
The Eternal Labyrinth Enchantment Eye of Winter Damage 2 40% increased Eye of Winter Damage 100
The Merciless Labyrinth Enchantment Eye of Winter Projectile Speed 1 20% increased Eye of Winter Projectile Speed 100
The Eternal Labyrinth Enchantment Eye of Winter Projectile Speed 2 30% increased Eye of Winter Projectile Speed 100
The Merciless Labyrinth Enchantment Eye of Winter Shard Frequency 1 Eye of Winter fires Shard projectiles with 8% increased Frequency during flight 100
The Eternal Labyrinth Enchantment Eye of Winter Shard Frequency 2 Eye of Winter fires Shard projectiles with 12% increased Frequency during flight 100

Eye of Winter Screenshots

Eye of Winter Screenshots

Level 20 with 20% quality

Eye of Winter Level 20 with 20% quality