Winter Orb clears remarkably well provided it has dps. Winter has pretty shitty single target dps. CwC has a right mix of both but requires a 6l. At the Begin of this build use Tabula is the MVP here.
Winter orb CWC Ice Spear Uber Elder kill
Build PoB Link
Build Skill Tree
At the Begin Level use Tabula is the MVP here. Winter Orb clears remarkably well provided it has dps. Winter has pretty shitty single target dps. CwC has a right mix of both but requires a 6l. Tabula is the answer.
But seriously tho, if you're starting from scratch and afford a tabula, start with a +1 cold gems scepter/wand. You can make them yourself by vendoring a white scepter/wand with a sapphire ring to get that frosty gem.
Level 1 - 27
Grab freeze pulse and explosive trap to start.
Both deals pretty significant damage as a single link and have a single high target as well. Use a +1 gems scepter/wand using a recipe or a dagger if you manage to find one with some great spell damage.
If you have a guild, try to ask them for 2x life springs. Lifesprings makes leveling so much easier. Alternatively, you can try your luck on global 820 if you're cheap. Equip Lifesprigs if once you reach lvl 14. Grab added cold damage link it to your freeze pulse/explosive trap.
Grab herald of ice and thunder asap once you reach act 2.
Grab an ice spear and level it in your spare gem slots
Level 28 - 45
Once you hit level 28, grab winter orb added cold and lesser multiple projects and socket in a 3l wand/scepter +1 icy gems. Use an offhand with spell damage/crit or flat damage. Anything that boosts your dps. Equip tabula if you have/can afford one at this point. This set up should be able to carry you till Act 5 without much of a problem. Don't facetank and run around in circles when fighting bosses.
By level 40 you should either have a 3l in a +1 gems setup OR a 4l/5l with spell dps weapons OR tabula with winter orb, cwc and ice spear in that setup.
Take GMP and CWC but don't link it with your WO unless its in a 6l with ice spear.
If you're on gloves 4l, craft +1 to projectile gems/ pierce additional one target that huge QoL increase.
Level 45 - 70
Now would the time when you just finished act 5. Grab resists gears, equip that gold trim that you have been holding off for a while and make sure you get withstands on rings.
Grab a brine crown once you hit level 63.
Once you clear act 10 you need to upgrade your resistance gear again. Make sure you are capped(except chaos), or you will have a hard time entering maps.
Do not enter maps without a tabula or with uncapped resistance.
Use discipline to increase your EHP pool.
Grab voidwalkers if you are saving up for an uproar.
Upgrade rings and amulet to decent rares (life -> resists -> es)
Pathing for a spellcaster assassin is pretty straight forward; the path from shadow area, move on to witch and finally templar. We need to get all three power charges as an assassin, so the structure of the tree is pretty standard. Do not take power charges before your second ascendancy (Deadly infusion)- it may hinder your leveling progress. As an assassin, the damage is pretty essential for survivability as your crit, and cold damage will freeze mobs and leave you unscathed.
At the Begin of this build use Tabula is the MVP here. Winter Orb clears remarkably well provided it has dps. Winter has pretty shitty single target dps. CwC has a right mix of both but requires a 6l. Tabula is the answer. But seriously tho, if you're starting from scratch and afford a tabula, start with a +1 cold gems scepter/wand. You can make them yourself by vendoring a white scepter/wand with a sapphire ring to get that frosty gem.
Pros & Cons:
+ 9k+ EHP with Fenumus Shroud, 7k+ ehp with a tabula!
+ Cheap to start gearing!
+ No gem swapping!
+ End game viable!
+ Can do all map mods!
+ Nice clearspeed!
+ Can handle t16 syndicates easily due to playstyle
- Nonfacetank build
- Not T1 clear speed
- Less DPS than double voids
- Quite a lot of buttons to press
Unstable Infusion -> Deadly Infusion -> Opportunistic -> Ambush and Assassinate
Bandits: Alira - Crit multi, resists, and mana regen
Major God: Brine king when mapping/early in the atlas, Soul of arakaali for uber elder
Minor God: Soul of Ryslatha when in the lab, Yugul for Uber Elder.