Vaal Ice Nova Build Assassin

Vaal Ice Nova Vaal Ice Nova is a vaal spell that casts an expanding circle of ice emanating from the player, which repeats off of enemies hit by it.

Vaal Ice Nova

Every Nova that hits an enemy will repeat from the enemy it hit. Having more area of effect will increase the chances of novas hitting enemies and repeating.

PoE Vaal Ice Nova Assassin Build

1. Character: 100 Assassin

Life: 1355 Strength: 98
Energy Shield: 6391 Dexterity: 193
Mana: 1575 Intelligence: 454
Evasion Rating: 590 Charges: E: 3 / F: 3 / P: 6
Armour: 239

2. Main Skills Build

Main skill: Ice Nova Ice Nova. AVERAGE HIT: 245k.

Damage types:

  • Cold: 88%
  • Chaos: 12%

Main skill: Cyclone Cyclone. DPS: 59k.

Damage types:

  • Cold: 83%
  • Chaos: 12%
  • Physical: 5%

Vaal Ice Nova Support Gems:

  • Awakened Cast On Critical Strike Cast On Critical Strike Support(Green): 89%
  • Hypothermia Hypothermia Support(Green): 69%
  • Awakened Added Cold Damage Added Cold Damage Support(Green): 59%
  • Inspiration Support(Red): 56%
  • Increased Critical Strikes Increased Critical Strikes Support(Blue): 50%
  • Concentrated Effect Concentrated Effect Support(Blue): 35%
  • Cast On Critical Strike Cast On Critical Strike Support(Green): 11%
  • Awakened Increased Area of Effect Increased Area of Effect Support(Blue): 9%
  • Awakened Elemental Focus Elemental Focus Support(Blue): 9%
  • Awakened Cold Penetration Cold Penetration Support(Green): 4%
  • Cold to Fire Cold to Fire Support(Red): 4%
  • Increased Area of Effect Increased Area of Effect Support(Blue): 2%
  • Added Cold Damage Added Cold Damage Support(Green): 2%

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3. Skill Gems Build

These are the support skill gems for it:

Boots: Aspect of the Spider (Aspect Skill) (20), Precision Precision (Green) (20), Herald of Ice Herald of Ice (Green) (20 / 20), Summon Ice Golem Summon Ice Golem (Green) (20), Cast when Damage Taken Cast when Damage Taken Support (Red) (20), Summon Ice Golem Summon Ice Golem (Green) (20), Cast when Damage Taken Cast when Damage Taken Support (Red) (20), Aspect of the Spider (Aspect Skill) (20), Precision Precision (Green) (20), Herald of Ice Herald of Ice (Green) (20 / 20), Aspect of the Spider (Aspect Skill) (20),

Body Armour: Cyclone Cyclone (Green) (20 / 20), Inspiration Support (Red) (20), Awakened Cast On Critical Strike Cast On Critical Strike Support (Green) (5 / 15), Concentrated Effect Concentrated Effect Support (Blue) (21 / 20), Awakened Elemental Focus Elemental Focus Support (Blue) (1 / 20), Vaal Ice Nova Vaal Ice Nova (Blue) (21 / 10),

Gloves: Vortex Vortex (Blue) (20 / 20), Curse On Hit Curse On Hit Support (Blue) (20 / 20), Frostbite Frostbite (Blue) (21), Flame Dash Flame Dash (Blue) (10),

Helmet: Flesh and Stone Flesh and Stone (Red) (20), Blood and Sand Blood and Sand (Red) (6 / 20), Purity of Elements Purity of Elements (Blue) (21), Enlighten Enlighten Support (Blue) (4),

Weapon: Frostbolt Frostbolt (Blue) (20 / 20), Energy Leech Energy Leech Support (Blue) (20 / 20), Hypothermia Hypothermia Support (Green) (20 / 20),

Offhand: Hatred Hatred (Green) (20), Zealotry Zealotry (Blue) (20), Vaal Discipline Vaal Discipline (Blue) (20),

4. Passive Skill Build

Vaal Ice Nova Build

Keystones / Ascendency:

  • Unstable Infusion: 100%
  • Deadly Infusion: 100%
  • Mistwalker: 99%
  • Opportunistic: 98%
  • Chaos Inoculation: 42%
  • Ghost Reaver: 41%
  • Acrobatics: 34%
  • Phase Acrobatics: 33%
  • Pain Attunement: 31%
  • Mind Over Matter: 24%
  • Conduit: 21%
  • Minion Instability: 4%
  • Ambush and Assassinate: 4%
  • Zealot’s Oath: 3%

5. Equipment Build

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

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

Offhand Weapon: Prism Guardian Prism Guardian Archon Kite Shield

Helmet: Demon Shelter Hubris Circlet

Gloves: Beast Palm Fingerless Silk Gloves

Boots: Maelström Stride Conjurer Boots

Belt: Headhunter Headhunter Leather Belt

Amulet: Presence of Chayula Presence of Chayula Onyx Amulet

Ring: Circle of Fear Circle of Fear Synthesised Sapphire Ring x2

Vaal Ice Nova Gem Level Progression

Level Required
Level
Required
Intelligence
Deals
x to y
Cold Damage
Experience
needed to level up
Total
Experience needed
1 12 33 11 to 17 0 0
2 15 39 14 to 22 15,249 15,249
3 19 48 18 to 29 41,517 56,766
4 23 56 24 to 37 81,983 138,749
5 27 64 31 to 48 147,968 286,717
6 31 73 39 to 61 250,557 537,274
7 35 81 49 to 76 405,086 942,360
8 38 88 57 to 89 447,718 1,390,078
9 41 94 67 to 105 615,318 2,005,396
10 44 100 78 to 123 834,639 2,840,035
11 47 106 91 to 143 1,570,760 4,410,795
12 50 113 106 to 166 1,633,987 6,044,782
13 53 119 123 to 193 2,151,030 8,195,812
14 56 125 143 to 223 2,812,189 11,008,001
15 59 132 164 to 257 5,099,360 16,107,361
16 62 138 190 to 296 9,400,731 25,508,092
17 64 142 208 to 325 15,273,366 40,781,458
18 66 146 228 to 357 26,286,582 67,068,040
19 68 151 250 to 391 62,890,590 129,958,630
20 70 155 274 to 428 212,046,017 342,004,647
21 72 159 300 to 469 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%.

PoE Vaal Ice Nova Gem Farming

1. Buy a Vaal Ice Nova Gem from Other Players

The price of a level 1 Vaal Ice Nova Vaal Ice Nova is one Chaos Orb Chaos Orb. This is the best recommended way to get it.

2. Gem Divination Cards

Amount Divination Card Result Drop Areas
9 Volatile Power random corrupted superior Vaal gem (Q20) The Mines Level 1 • The Mines Level 2 • The Crystal Veins • The Tunnel • The Quarry • Crystal Ore Map • Dig Map • Excavation Map • Flooded Mine Map • Geode Map
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 a Ice Nova gem then use Vaal Orb corrupting it

It is possible to create a Vaal Ice Nova Vaal Ice Nova skill gem by using a Vaal Orb Vaal Orb on a normal Ice Nova Ice Nova skill gem. You can buy a Ice Nova Ice Nova gem from one of the following vendors.

  • 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.

4. Slain Monsters

Vaal skill gems can be looted from corrupted areas, Gemcutter’s Strongboxes, and bosses of corrupted maps. The drop level of Vaal Ice Nova Vaal Ice Nova is 12.

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