Herald of Ice PoE Build, Support Gems, Farming, MTX, Ring

Herald of Ice Herald of Ice is Herald skill. It reserves mana to grant added cold damage to attacks and spells and causes frozen enemies you’ve shattered to deal cold damage in an area around it.

Herald of Ice

Herald of Ice Support Gems

  • Enlighten Enlighten Support – Reduces the mana reserved of the aura by the amount of the mana multiplier.
  • Empower Empower Support – Adds levels to supported auras, but increases their cost by the mana multiplier.
  • Enhance Enhance Support – Increases the quality of the gem, granting increased area of effect, but at increased mana cost.

PoE Ethereal Knives Build with Herald of Ice

1. Character: 100 Ascendant

Life: 1291 Strength: 106
Energy Shield: 2390 Dexterity: 154
Mana: 866 Intelligence: 336
Evasion Rating: 1572 Charges: E: 3 / F: 3 / P: 3
Armour: 697

2. Main Skills Build

Main skill: Ethereal Knives Ethereal Knives. DPS: 322k.

Damage types:

  • Cold: 76%
  • Chaos: 14%
  • Physical: 7%
  • Fire: 2%
  • Lightning: 1%

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3. Skill Gems Build

These are the support skill gems for it:

Body Armour: Ethereal Knives Ethereal Knives (Green) (21 / 20), Inspiration Support (Red) (21), Chain Chain Support (Green) (21 / 20), Spell Echo Spell Echo Support (Blue) (21 / 20), Physical to Lightning Physical to Lightning Support (Blue) (21 / 20), Energy Leech Energy Leech Support (Blue) (21 / 20),

Boots: Herald of Thunder Herald of Thunder (Blue) (20 / 20), Purity of Fire Purity of Fire (Red) (20), Purity of Lightning Purity of Lightning (Blue) (20), Vaal Righteous Fire Vaal Righteous Fire (Blue) (21), Aspect of the Avian (Aspect Skill) (20),

Helmet: Clarity Clarity (Blue) (4), Discipline Discipline (Blue) (21), Blood Magic Blood Magic Support (Red) (21), Vaal Haste Vaal Haste (Green) (21),

Gloves: Vaal Impurity of Ice Vaal Impurity of Ice (Green) (21), Herald of Agony Herald of Agony (Green) (20), Herald of Ice Herald of Ice (Green) (20 / 20), Precision Precision (Green) (21),

Weapon: Herald of Ash Herald of Ash (Red) (20 / 20), Herald of Purity Herald of Purity (Red) (20 / 3), Leap Slam Leap Slam (Red) (14),

Offhand: Zealotry Zealotry (Blue) (21), Wrath Wrath (Blue) (21),

4. Passive Skill Build

Herald of Ice Build

5. Equipment Build

Body Armour: Shavronne’s Wrappings Shavronne’s Wrappings Occultist’s Vestment

Weapon: Nebulis Nebulis Synthesised Void Sceptre

Offhand Weapon: Prism Guardian Prism Guardian Archon Kite Shield

Helmet: Alpha’s Howl Alpha’s Howl Sinner Tricorne

Gloves: Maligaro’s Virtuosity Maligaro’s Virtuosity Deerskin Gloves

Boots: Onslaught Onslaught Track Sorcerer Boots

Belt: Corruption Bond Crystal Belt

Amulet: Dragon Clasp Agate Amulet

Ring: Call of the Brotherhood Call of the Brotherhood Two-Stone Ring x2

Herald of Ice Gem Level Progression

Level Required
Level
Required
Dexterity
Required
Intelligence
Adds x to y
Cold Damage
to Spells
Adds x to y
Cold Damage
to Attacks
Deals x to y
Cold Damage
Experience
needed to level up
Total
Experience needed
1 16 26 18 4–5 4–5 18–26 0 0
2 20 31 22 5–7 5–7 23–35 49,725 49,725
3 24 37 25 6–8 6–8 30–45 95,714 145,439
4 28 42 29 7–10 7–10 38–57 169,595 315,034
5 31 46 32 8–12 8–12 45–67 199,345 514,379
6 34 50 35 9–14 9–14 53–80 285,815 800,194
7 37 54 37 10–16 10–16 62–94 401,344 1,201,538
8 40 58 40 12–18 12–18 73–110 554,379 1,755,917
9 43 62 43 13–20 13–20 85–128 755,049 2,510,966
10 46 66 46 15–23 15–23 99–149 1,016,533 3,527,499
11 49 70 48 17–26 17–26 115–173 1,898,602 5,426,101
12 52 74 51 19–29 19–29 134–200 1,964,019 7,390,120
13 55 78 54 22–33 22–33 154–232 2,573,731 9,963,851
14 58 82 57 24–37 24–37 178–267 4,676,439 14,640,290
15 60 84 59 26–39 26–39 195–293 3,017,327 17,657,617
16 62 87 60 28–42 28–42 214–321 7,823,001 25,480,618
17 64 90 62 30–46 30–46 235–352 15,264,208 40,744,826
18 66 92 64 33–49 33–49 257–386 26,272,845 67,017,671
19 68 95 66 35–53 35–53 282–422 62,872,274 129,889,945
20 70 98 68 38–56 38–56 308–462 212,023,122 341,913,067
21 72 100 70 40–61 40–61 337–505 N/A N/A

Herald of Ice Quality

Per 1% Quality: 0.75% increased Cold Damage. A Gemcutter’s Prism Gemcutter’s Prism (often abbreviated GCP) is a currency item that can be used to improve the quality of a gem. Each Gemcutter’s Prism Gemcutter’s Prism will always raise the quality by 1%. The maximum quality is 20%.

Herald of Ice Mechanics

Like Herald of Ash Herald of Ash and Herald of Thunder Herald of Thunder, Herald of Ice Herald of Ice has two separate effects on the player:

  • the first adds flat x-y cold damage to spells and attacks.
  • the second is the on-kill effect. Upon shattering an enemy, the enemy explodes dealing cold secondary damage to surrounding targets in an AoE. Enemies will shatter if they are killed while frozen. Added damage support gems such as Added Lightning Damage Added Lightning Damage Support will be added to the explosion only.

It is worth noting that Herald of Ice Herald of Ice is a secondary damage and not spell damage, and does not receive any direct bonuses from spell damage modifiers. This includes bonuses from items, passive nodes, and spell only support gems such as Spell Echo Spell Echo Support and Iron Will Iron Will Support. It will, however, have its flat damages boosts affected by passives that explicitly boost Cold damage.

The quality of the gem is global. This means that the increased Cold Damage will affect all types of cold skills, not just Herald of Ice Herald of Ice.

PoE Herald of Ice Gem Farming

1. Direct purchase from vendor

  • Siosa(The Library, Act 3) sells Herald of Ice Herald of Ice for an Orb of Alteration Orb of Alteration.
  • Lilly Roth(Lioneye’s Watch, Act 6) sells Herald of Ice Herald of Ice for an Orb of Alteration Orb of Alteration as well.

2. Herald of Ice Gem Divination Cards

Amount Divination Card Result Drop Areas
6 The Fox random level 20 gem The Western Forest (Act 2) • The Riverways (Act 6) • The Vaal City • The Crossroads (Act 7) • The Fellshrine Ruins (Act 7) • Barrows Map • Castle Ruins Map • Sunken City Map
13 The Cataclysm random corrupted level 21 Spell gem Strange Sinkhole • Concealed Cavity • Sunken Shingle • Clouded Ridge • Forgotten Oubliette • Remote Gulch • Cremated Archives • Narrow Ravine• Mystical Clearing • Covered-up Hollow • Hidden Patch • Entombed Alcove • Secret Laboratory • Secluded Copse • Forbidden Chamber • Quarantined Quarters • Inner Grounds • Sealed Corridors • Restricted Gallery • Disused Furnace • Blind Blind Alley • Entombed Chamber • Sacred Chambers • Stagnant Canal • Walled-off Ducts • Neglected Cellar • Arcane Chambers • Forgotten Conduit • Ancient Catacomb • Haunted Mineshaft• Abandoned Dam • Desolate Track • Reclaimed Barracks • Sealed Basement • Secluded Canal • Forbidden Archives • Cremated Archives • Twisted Inquisitorium • Deathly Chambers • Restricted Collection • Side Chapel • Radiant Pools • Clouded Ledge • Flooded Complex • Forbidden Shrine • Sealed Repository • Evacuated Quarter • Concealed Caldarium • Moonlit Chambers • Shifting Sands • Forgotten Gulch • Desolate Isle • Dusty Bluff
3 Gemcutter’s Promise random superior gem (Q20) The Ebony Barracks • The Lunaris Concourse • Colonnade Map • Promenade Map

3. Buy level 21 Herald of Ice Spell Gem from Other Players

You can exchange an Exalted Orb Exalted Orb for a level 21 Herald of Ice Herald of Ice spell gem with other players.

4. Quest Reward

It can be obtained by completing Intruders in Black(Act 2) quest.

5. Slain Monsters

The drop level of Herald of Ice Herald of Ice is 16. You can get it by killing enemies, opening Gemcutter’s Strongbox.

Herald of Ice Related Items

1. Herald of Ice Jewel: Megalomaniac

Megalomaniac is a unique Medium Cluster Jewel. It may have "1 Added Passive Skill is Heraldry" modifier.

2. Herald of Ice Gloves: Southbound

Southbound is a pair of unique Soldier Gloves. It has the "50% increased Herald of Ice Damage" modifier.

3. Herald of Ice Ring: Circle of Fear (Synthesised)

It has two of the following modifiers randomly:

  • +(50-60)% to Cold Resistance while affected by Herald of Ice
  • (40-60)% increased Cold Damage while affected by Herald of Ice
  • Herald of Ice has (70-100)% increased Buff Effect
  • Herald of Ice has (40-30)% reduced Mana Reservation
  • +1% to maximum Cold Resistance while affected by Herald of Ice

4. Herald of Ice Passives: Mastermind of Discord

astermind of Discord is a notable Ascendancy passive skill for the Elementalist that grants elemental penetration based on the element you have a Herald skill active for. It has the "Damage penetrates 25% Cold Resistance while affected by Herald of Ice" modifier.

5. Herald of Ice Helmet Enchantments

Name Level Stats Spawn Weighting
Enchantment Herald Of Ice Damage 1 66 25% increased Herald of Ice Damage helmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Herald Of Ice Damage 2 75 40% increased Herald of Ice Damage helmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Herald Of Ice Mana Reservation 1 66 Herald of Ice has 20% reduced Mana Reservation helmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Herald Of Ice Mana Reservation 2 75 Herald of Ice has 30% reduced Mana Reservation helmet 100
default 0

6. Herald of Ice MTX

Item Effect(s)
Automaton Herald Effect Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes an Automaton Effect.
Blood Guard Herald Effect Your Herald becomes a Blood Guard Effect.
Celestial Herald Effect Your Herald becomes a Celestial Effect.
Demonic Herald Effect Your Herald becomes a Demonic Effect.
Divine Herald Effect Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a divine effect.
Faith Guard Herald Effect Your Herald becomes a Faith Guard Effect.
Gloom Herald Effect Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a dark effect.
Gore Herald Effect Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a gory effect.
Innocence Herald Effect Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes an innocence effect.
Purple Herald Effect Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a purple effect.
Sin Herald Effect Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a sin effect.
Sunprism Herald Effect Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a sun prism effect.
Wasteland Herald Effect Your Herald of Ash, Thunder or Ice becomes a Wasteland Effect.
White Herald Effect Your Herald becomes a White Effect.

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