MASTER TREE OVERVIEW

The two Ice Gauntlet skill trees are the Hail and Builder skill trees.

Hail

The active skills in the Hail tree revolve around AoE damage and have a powerful key passive ability in Ultimate cool. Ice spikes is a split ability with an associated skill shot called Mighty Strike. It has a range of 8 meters, but the player can finish it by activating the Mighty Spike at any time. Once upgraded, players will be rewarded by hitting Mighty Strike on target, reducing cooldown and dealing 20% ​​more damage to enemies under 30%. The Path of Death Upgrade adds Ice spikes to the Path of Ice, where Spikey Reach adds Ice Shards to the outer edge of the Might Stike, increasing the AOE range but dealing less damage. Wind Chill is an ice flamethrower version with a limited set up time. After upgrading, Wind Chill has a channel duration longer by 1 second and inflicts a 5% tear on the target, which can stack up to 5 times. Final Active skill in the Hail to Hail tree. Hail is a ranged attack that adds 25% to Slow and deals damage to targets in the area of ​​effect. Once upgraded, Hail applies 10% debuff to targets below 50% health. It also gains a reduced cast cost and deals 10% more damage for each target stuck in AOE.

Passives in Hail have a wide variety of passives that range from managing mana to increasing your Critical Chance against enemies in a frozen area (Critical Frost). Energized Critclas increases your critical hit chance by 15% if the crop is at full health, while Critical rejuvenation restores 5 mana after a critical hit. The coming storm also helps keep you going, returning 15 mana after three consecutive light attacks. Heavy freezing works with both Hail and Ice Rain, as it allows you to "Freeze" the target for 1 second if you manage to land a heavy one while the target is frostbitten or standing in an Hail.

The key passive skill in Hail Tree is Ultimate cool. Ultimate cool provides 35% increased damage against targets hit with Ice. This buff lasts for 3 seconds, but can be reapplied with any Ice Gauntlet skill. This is an extremely strong passive DPS effect and the most likely choice for most Ice Gauntlet users.



Builder

Skills active in the Builder tree are very useful, but it's hard to find a centered Theme. Ice Pylon is the main skill in the builder tree. Even the passive key, Ultimate Frost, is tied to the Ice Pylon upgrade chain. Ice Pylon is a tower placed on the ground that automatically attacks the nearest target. There are 5 Ice Pylon upgrades, with Ultimate Frost at the end. Other improvements include increased damage, built-in health regeneration if the pylon has not been attacked within 5 seconds, and increases the rate of fire if the player dodges at full health. Refreshing the Pylon extends the duration of the Ice Pylon's duration by 1 second for each successful Pylon hit. Ultimate Frost, the latest Ice Pylon upgrade and a passive key in the Builders tree, doubles the Ice Pylon health and increases the radius of the frost zone to 5 meters. While standing in this frost zone, players will receive the passive skills Rapid Frost and Enhanced Frost.

The other two abilities in the Builder's Tree are Ice Rain and Burial. Ice Rain Summons a 1 by 5 million area area that applies a massive debuff to enemies hit called Frostbite. Frostbite blocks sprint and dodge, slows speed by 50%, and stays on the target for 1 second after exiting the icy rain. It is the only current source of Frostbite and thank goodness because it is one of the most powerful CCs in the game. After upgrading, the duration of Ice Rain is increased to 6 seconds and Frostbite lasts for 3 seconds after the opponent leaves the shower instead of 1. Quick Shower upgrades Ice Rain to apply a 25% buff to speed up allies who pass through area rain. Buryed is a unique skill that makes the Ice Gauntlet user immune to damage and greatly increases mana regeneration. Bury lasts 10 seconds or players can finish it early with RMB or deal damage to players with LMB recoil. Once upgraded, Bury provides a defensive buff that increases defense by 25% if the player breaks out, and adds a powerful purge effect that removes all debuffs.

Passive abilities in the builder tree are just as random as active abilities. Fast Frost and Fortified Frost provide buffs for players in frosty areas. Defiant Freeze Gives 20% fortification buff for a few seconds after casting Ice. Refreshing frost Reduces all active cooldowns of ice skills by 20% when casting skills in a frozen area, and Frozen Touch applies a slow to enemies for 2 seconds if they hit you with a melee attack while you are at 100% health.



Recommended Roles and Mastery Points Assignment


DPS

Recommended active skills

  • Ice shower
  • Ice spikes
  • Ice Pylon


Recommended passive skills

  • Fortified Frost
  • Refreshing frost
  • Energizing critical
  • Critical Frost


Passive key recommended

  • Ultimate cool


PVP

Recommended active skills

  • Ice shower
  • Bury
  • Hail

Recommended passive skills

  • Fast Frost
  • Critical Frost
  • Cold range
  • Heavy freezing
  • Critical rejuvenation
  • Agitated critical
  • The coming storm

Passive key recommended

  • Ultimate cool


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