PoE Ice Nova Assassin Build, Ice Nova Support Gems

Ice Nova Ice Nova is a spell that deals cold damage in an area around the caster. If the player has any active Frostbolt Frostbolt projectiles, Ice Nova Ice Nova will be cast around those projectiles instead.

Ice Nova

PoE Ice Nova Assassin Build

1. Character: 100 Assassin

Life: 1 Strength: 44
Energy Shield: 8129 Dexterity: 221
Mana: 1151 Intelligence: 353
Evasion Rating: 702 Charges: E: 3 / F: 3 / P: 7
Armour: 3000

2. Main Skills Build

Main skill: Ice Nova Ice Nova. AVERAGE HIT: 104k.

Damage types:

  • Cold: 100%

Main skill: Cyclone Cyclone. DPS: 44k.

Damage types:

  • Cold: 95%
  • Physical: 4%
  • Fire: 1%

Ice Nova Ice Nova Support Gems:

  • Awakened Cast On Critical Strike Cast On Critical Strike Support(Green): 89%
  • Hypothermia Hypothermia Support(Green): 74%
  • Awakened Added Cold Damage Added Cold Damage Support(Green): 59%
  • Inspiration Support(Red): 58%
  • Increased Critical Strikes Increased Critical Strikes Support(Blue): 53%
  • Concentrated Effect Concentrated Effect Support(Blue): 31%
  • Cast On Critical Strike Cast On Critical Strike Support(Green): 11%
  • Awakened Increased Area of Effect Increased Area of Effect Support(Blue): 7%
  • Awakened Elemental Focus Elemental Focus Support(Blue): 6%
  • Awakened Cold Penetration Cold Penetration Support(Green): 4%
  • Cold to Fire Cold to Fire Support(Red): 3%
  • Increased Area of Effect Increased Area of Effect Support(Blue): 2%

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3. Skill Gems Build

These are the support skill gems for it:

Body Armour: Cyclone Cyclone (Green) (20 / 20), Awakened Cast On Critical Strike Cast On Critical Strike Support (Green) (5 / 20), Awakened Added Cold Damage Added Cold Damage Support (Green) (5 / 20), Hypothermia Hypothermia Support (Green) (20 / 20), Ice Nova Ice Nova (Blue) (21 / 20), Increased Critical Strikes Increased Critical Strikes Support (Blue) (20 / 20),

Helmet: Herald of Ice Herald of Ice (Green) (21 / 20), Precision Precision (Green) (21), Vaal Discipline Vaal Discipline (Blue) (20), Enlighten Enlighten Support (Blue) (4), Aspect of the Spider (Aspect Skill) (20),

Gloves: Vortex Vortex (Blue) (20 / 20), Increased Duration Increased Duration Support (Red) (7 / 20), Arcane Surge Arcane Surge Support (Blue) (7), Bonechill Bonechill Support (Blue) (20 / 20),

Boots: Phase Run Phase Run (Green) (20 / 20), Second Wind Support (Green) (20 / 20), Flame Dash Flame Dash (Blue) (20 / 20), Vaal Righteous Fire Vaal Righteous Fire (Blue) (20),

Weapon: Frostbolt Frostbolt (Blue) (21 / 20), Cold Penetration Cold Penetration Support (Green) (20 / 20), Ice Nova Ice Nova (Blue) (21 / 20),

Offhand: Tempest Shield Tempest Shield (Blue) (7), Cast when Damage Taken Cast when Damage Taken Support (Red) (2), Frost Bomb Frost Bomb (Blue) (9),

4. Passive Skill Build

Ice Nova Build

Keystones / Ascendency:

  • Unstable Infusion: 100%
  • Deadly Infusion: 100%
  • Mistwalker: 99%
  • Opportunistic: 97%
  • Chaos Inoculation: 48%
  • Ghost Reaver: 47%
  • Pain Attunement: 32%
  • Acrobatics: 32%
  • Phase Acrobatics: 32%
  • Conduit: 25%
  • Mind Over Matter: 22%
  • Minion Instability: 3%
  • Zealot’s Oath: 3%
  • Ambush and Assassinate: 3%

5. Equipment Build

Body Armour: Rage Rage Guardian Vaal Regalia

Weapon: Cospri’s Malice Cospri’s Malice Jewelled Foil

Offhand Weapon: Vengeance Vengeance Weaver Titanium Spirit Shield

Helmet: Fate Ward Hubris Circlet

Gloves: Vengeance Vengeance Hand Sorcerer Gloves

Boots: Rage Rage March Sorcerer Boots

Belt: Rapture Harness Crystal Belt

Amulet: The Pandemonius The Pandemonius Jade Amulet

Ring: Maelström Eye Moonstone Ring, Fate Coil Two-Stone Ring

Ice Nova Gem Level Progression

Level Required
Level
Required
Intelligence
Mana
Cost
Deals
x to y
Cold Damage
Adds
x to y
Cold Damage
against
Chilled Enemies
+x to
Radius
Experience
needed to
level up
Total
Experience
needed
1 12 33 8 18 to 26 3 to 4 N/A 0 0
2 15 39 9 23 to 33 3 to 5 N/A 15,249 15,249
3 19 48 10 30 to 44 5 to 7 N/A 41,517 56,766
4 23 56 11 40 to 58 6 to 9 N/A 81,983 138,749
5 27 64 12 51 to 75 8 to 11 +1 147,968 286,717
6 31 73 13 66 to 97 10 to 15 +1 250,557 537,274
7 35 81 14 83 to 122 13 to 19 +1 405,086 942,360
8 38 88 15 99 to 145 15 to 22 +1 447,718 1,390,078
9 41 94 16 117 to 172 18 to 26 +2 615,318 2,005,396
10 44 100 16 138 to 203 21 to 31 +2 834,639 2,840,035
11 47 106 17 162 to 238 25 to 36 +2 1,570,760 4,410,795
12 50 113 18 190 to 279 29 to 42 +2 1,633,987 6,044,782
13 53 119 19 222 to 326 34 to 50 +3 2,151,030 8,195,812
14 56 125 19 259 to 381 40 to 58 +3 2,812,189 11,008,001
15 59 132 20 301 to 443 46 to 67 +3 5,099,360 16,107,361
16 62 138 21 350 to 515 54 to 78 +3 9,400,731 25,508,092
17 64 142 21 387 to 568 59 to 86 +4 15,273,366 40,781,458
18 66 146 22 426 to 627 65 to 95 +4 26,286,582 67,068,040
19 68 151 22 470 to 691 72 to 105 +4 62,890,590 129,958,630
20 70 155 23 518 to 762 79 to 116 +4 212,046,017 342,004,647
21 72 159 24 570 to 839 87 to 127 +5 N/A N/A

Quality

Per 1% Quality: 0.5% increased Area of Effect. 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%.

Skill functions and interactions

  • Frostbolt: The player may cast Frostbolt Frostbolt and subsequently cast Ice Nova Ice Nova from the Frostbolt Frostbolt projectiles. If Ice Nova Ice Nova is cast this way, it will have 20% less area of effect and it may cast on up to 2 Frostbolt Frostbolt projectiles. If Ice Nova Ice Nova would normally repeat (ie. if it was supported by Spell Echo Spell Echo Support and/or Greater Spell Echo Spell Echo Support) and is cast on Frostbolt Frostbolt projectiles, it will expand again from those projectiles after a short delay. This does not cause the player to repeat the casting animation.
  • Frostbolt and triggers: If the player has any active Frostbolt Frostbolt projectiles and Ice Nova Ice Nova is triggered by an effect (such as Cast On Critical Strike Cast On Critical Strike Support), Ice Nova Ice Nova will automatically be cast on the Frostbolt Frostbolt projectiles.

PoE Ice Nova Gem Farming

1. Direct purchase from vendor

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

2. 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 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 Ice Nova Gem from Other Players

You can exchange two Exalted Orbs for a level 21 Ice Nova Ice Nova gem with other players.

4. Quest Reward

For Witch, Shadow, Templar, and Scion players, it can be obtained by completing The Siren’s Cadence(Act 1) quest.

5. Slain Monsters

The drop level of Ice Nova Ice Nova is 12. You can get it by killing enemies, opening Gemcutter’s Strongbox.

Related Items

1.Helmet Enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Ice Nova.

Name Level Stats Spawn Weighting
Enchantment Ice Nova Damage 1 66 25% increased Ice Nova Damage helmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Ice Nova Damage 2 75 40% increased Ice Nova Damage helmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Ice Nova Freeze Chance 1 66 Ice Nova has +20% chance to Freeze helmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Ice Nova Freeze Chance 2 75 Ice Nova has +30% chance to Freeze helmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Ice Nova Minimum Chill 1 66 Chills from Ice Nova Hits always reduce Action Speed by at least 6% helmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Ice Nova Minimum Chill 2 75 Chills from Ice Nova Hits always reduce Action Speed by at least 8% helmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Ice Nova Area Of Effect 1 66 16% increased Ice Nova Area of Effect helmet 75
default 0
Enchantment Ice Nova Area Of Effect 2 75 24% increased Ice Nova Area of Effect helmet 75
default 0

2. Microtransactions

The list below shows microtransactions for Ice Nova.

Item Effect(s)
Arctic Ice Nova Effect Your Ice Nova becomes a swirling ring of arctic wind.
Water Nova Effect Your Ice Nova becomes a rippling burst of cold water

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