Wintertide Brand PoE Build 3.11 Trickster, Occultist

Wintertide Brand Wintertide Brand is a new intelligence skill gem: It creates a magical brand which can attach to a nearby enemy, dealing cold damage over time and chilling them. It periodically activates while attached, gaining stages that raise the damage. When removed, a short-duration debuff dealing the same damage over time and chill is applied to each nearby enemy.

It requires Level 12, 33 Int. Tag: Spell, AoE, Cold, Duration, Brand

Per 1% Quality: +0.5% to Cold Damage over Time Multiplier

Wintertide Brand Support Gems

Wintertide Brand

Popularity

  • Trickster: 58%
  • Occultist: 38%

Weapons Popularity

  • Wand / Shield: 68%
  • Mace / Shield: 18%
  • Wand / Wand: 9%
  • Staff: 3%
  • Dagger / Shield: 2%

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Trickster Keystones / Ascendency Occultist Keystones / Ascendency
  • Ghost Dance: 100%
  • Elemental Overload: 97%
  • Patient Reaper: 97%
  • Prolonged Pain: 92%
  • Escape Artist: 92%
  • Runebinder: 89%
  • Elemental Equilibrium: 71%
  • Wicked Ward: 32%
  • Glancing Blows: 29%
  • Chaos Inoculation: 24%
  • Zealot’s Oath: 16%
  • Weave the Arcane: 8%
  • Acrobatics: 5%
  • Phase Acrobatics: 5%
  • Void Beacon: 100%
  • Elemental Overload: 96%
  • Frigid Wake: 96%
  • Runebinder: 88%
  • Profane Bloom: 64%
  • Vile Bastion: 64%
  • Chaos Inoculation: 56%
  • Elemental Equilibrium: 52%
  • Wicked Ward: 48%
  • Zealot’s Oath: 24%
  • Glancing Blows: 24%
  • Forbidden Power: 24%
  • Malediction: 20%
  • Pain Attunement: 8%

Wintertide Brand Trickster Build 3.11 Example

1. Character: 90 Trickster

Life: 4092 Strength: 166
Energy Shield: 2692 Dexterity: 116
Mana: 1447 Intelligence: 329
Evasion Rating: 11197 Charges: E: 3 / F: 3 / P: 3
Armour: 0

2. Skill Gems Build

These are the support skill gems for it:

Body Armour: Wintertide Brand Wintertide Brand (Blue) (19), Swift Affliction Support Swift Affliction Support (Green) (19 / 20), Efficacy Support Efficacy Support (Blue) (18 / 20), Increased Duration Support Increased Duration Support (Red) (19), Elemental Focus Support Elemental Focus Support (Blue) (19 / 20), Hypothermia Support Hypothermia Support (Green) (18 / 20),

Boots: Vaal Cold Snap Vaal Cold Snap (Blue) (19), Efficacy Support Efficacy Support (Blue) (19 / 20), Controlled Destruction Support Controlled Destruction Support (Blue) (19 / 20), Hypothermia Support Hypothermia Support (Green) (19),

Helmet: Vortex Vortex (Blue) (19 / 20), Bonechill Support Bonechill Support (Blue) (19), Efficacy Support Efficacy Support (Blue) (19 / 20), Hypothermia Support Hypothermia Support (Green) (19 / 20),

Gloves: Enduring Cry Enduring Cry (Red) (10), Second Wind Support Second Wind Support (Green) (7), Arcane Surge Support Arcane Surge Support (Blue) (5), Flame Dash Flame Dash (Blue) (19 / 20),

Offhand: Vaal Discipline Vaal Discipline (Blue) (19), Malevolence Malevolence (Blue) (19), Enlighten Support Enlighten Support (Blue) (2),

Weapon: Frostbite Frostbite (Blue) (19), Orb of Storms Orb of Storms (Blue) (19), Frost Bomb Frost Bomb (Blue) (19),

3. Passive Skill Build

Wintertide Brand Build

4. Equipment Build

Body Armour: Honour Cloak Carnal Armour

Weapon: Soul Gnarl Profane Wand

Helmet: Fate Sanctuary Titanium Spirit Shield

Gloves: Woe Knuckle Sorcerer Gloves

Boots: Sin Trek Sin Trek Stealth Boots

Belt: Beast Bond Crystal Belt

Amulet: Bramble Charm Citrine Amulet

Ring: Dream Fragments Dream Fragments Sapphire Ring, Hate Eye Ruby Ring

Wintertide Brand Build Showcase

As time goes by, the Wintertide Brand Wintertide Brand inflicts Cold Damage on the branded enemy and chills them. Every time it is activated, the damage effect of the brand on the enemy will be stronger.

When the Brand is removed (for example, when it expires, is recalled, the target dies, or the Brand is replaced), the damage over time is released in the area. This affects both brand enemies (if they are alive) and all the others around them. This means that if the damage effect is enhanced by multiple activations, a very powerful damage effect may be applied to an area over time.

Unlike other Brands, the basic limit of the Wintertide Brand Wintertide Brand is two brands per target. With the Runebinder keystone, you can apply three Wintertide Brands to a single target, causing huge cold damage over time. This means that over time, the character’s body will be completely different from other cold damage, but the duration based nature of Brands means that you can easily cast cold skills such as Vortex Vortex, Cold Snap Cold Snap or Arctic Breath Arctic Breath between refreshing your Brand effect.

Wintertide Brand Leveling Guide

Level Required Level Required Intelligence Mana
Cost
Deals x Base Cold Damage per second Experience needed to level up Total experience needed
1 12 33 6 12.5 0 0
2 15 39 6 15.2 15,249 15,249
3 19 48 7 19.3 41,517 56,766
4 23 56 8 24 81,983 138,749
5 27 64 9 29.4 147,968 286,717
6 31 73 9 35.6 250,557 537,274
7 35 81 10 42.7 405,086 942,360
8 38 88 11 48.7 447,718 1,390,078
9 41 94 11 55.2 615,318 2,005,396
10 44 100 12 62.5 834,639 2,840,035
11 47 106 12 70.5 1,570,760 4,410,795
12 50 113 13 79.3 1,633,987 6,044,782
13 53 119 13 89 2,151,030 8,195,812
14 56 125 14 99.7 2,812,189 11,008,001
15 59 132 14 111.3 5,099,360 16,107,361
16 62 138 15 124.1 9,400,731 25,508,092
17 64 142 15 133.3 15,273,366 40,781,458
18 66 146 16 143.1 26,286,582 67,068,040
19 68 151 16 153.5 62,890,590 129,958,630
20 70 155 16 164.6 212,046,017 342,004,647
21 72 159 17 176.3 N/A N/A

PoE Wintertide Brand Gem Farming

1. Direct purchase from vendor

The price of Wintertide Brand Wintertide Brand is an Orb of Transmutation Orb of Transmutation. This gem can be bought at the listed NPC vendors, after completing the following quests:

  • Nessa(Lioneye’s Watch, Act 1). For Witch, Shadow, Templar, Scion players, after completing The Siren’s Cadence(Act 1) quest, you can buy this gem.
  • Siosa(The Library, Act 3). After completing A Fixture of Fate he acts as a vendor for all vendor reward gems for the quests you have completed, without the normal class restrictions.
  • Lilly Roth(Lioneye’s Watch, Act 6). After completing Fallen from Grace quest, you can buy gems from this vendor.

2. Divination Card

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. Vendor quest reward

For Witch, Templar players, after completing The Siren’s Cadence(Act 1) quest, this gem is given as a quest reward.

Related Items

1.Helmet Enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Wintertide Brand.

Name Level Stats Spawn Weighting
Enchantment Winter Brand Chill Efffect 1 66 Wintertide Brand has 25% increased Chill Effect helmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Winter Brand Chill Efffect 2 75 Wintertide Brand has 40% increased Chill Effect helmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Winter Brand Damage 1 66 Wintertide Brand deals 25% increased Damage helmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Winter Brand Damage 2 75 Wintertide Brand deals 40% increased Damage helmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Winter Brand Stages 1 66 Wintertide Brand has +2 to maximum Stages helmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Winter Brand Stages 2 75 Wintertide Brand has +4 to maximum Stages helmet 100
default 0

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