While Wizards are the ultimate master of a variety of elements, it can be a lot of fun to invest fully in one particular style. Fire and Lightning are both popular options, but sometimes it’s best to chill out and entomb your enemies in bone-chilling Cold abilities. Today’s Play Your Way from Leshin#1101 turns their Wizard into an unforgiving Ice Goddess that will make any monster in Sanctuary shiver at mere sight.
About the BuildFirst and foremost, the Ice Goddess Wizard is a channeling build, taking advantage of your usual round-up of channel-boosting powers and abilities and stacking as many of them as possible. This does mean you should be willing to plant your feet and stand your ground—a risky playstyle many players are naturally averse to adopting. However, this approach becomes quite exciting once you discover that you will rarely be budged. Like an iceberg in dangerous waters, those that run headlong into you won’t survive. Like many of the other submissions we’ve seen, most of the testing of this build occurred on Torment X and there’s definitely room to expand toward the necessary damage and survivability that higher difficulties would demand. Leshin has left several slots open for flexibility, including bracers, boots, amulet, and belt, as well as an opening for a third Legendary Gem. I’ve made my own recommendations below, but it’s clear there’s plenty to explore!
The SkillsHere’s a closer look at this build in the skill calculator. Active Skills:
Ray of Frost (Snow Blast)
Hydra (Frost Hydra)
Black Hole (Absolute Zero)
Energy Armor (Pinpoint Barrier)
Magic Weapon (Force Weapon)
The ItemsRequired Items:
Light of Grace
Mantle of Channeling
Legacy of Nightmares (2-pieces)
Offense: Critical Hit Chance, Critical Hit Damage, Attack Speed
Defense: Armor, +% Life, All Resist, Life per Second
Other: +% Hydra Damage, +% Ray of Frost Damage