Quick Start Guide to Frostmaiden Diablo 2 Resurrected (D2R)

Quick Start Guide to the Frostmaiden build (D2R)

Welcome to our Quick Start Guide To Frostmaiden for Diablo 2 Resurrected (D2R). In this guide we will be giving a simple breakdown on the Skills, Stats, Breakpoints, and Gear used in this build.

Table of Contents
  1. Build Synapsis
  2. Skills
  3. Stat Points and Attributes
  4. Gear
  5. Mercenary
  6. Breakpoints

Build Synapsis

The Frostmaiden is an Amazon build based on using Freezing Arrow. This build focuses on safety and crowd control. A bonus is that gearing is relatively cheap making it an easy choice for progressing through nightmare and hell difficulties.


Skills

The following section lists the core abilities for this build. Freezing Arrow is your main ability. Valkyrie offers a solid addition to help deal with tanking creatures and dealing with cold immunes. Any other points are up to you.

Frostmaiden skills
  • 1 into Prerequisites
  • 20 into Freezing Arrow
  • 20 into Cold Arrow
  • 20 into Ice Arrow
  • 20 into Valkyrie

Stat Points and Attributes

In this section we will be listing the stat points distribution recommended for this build.

StrengthDexterityVitalityEnergy
Enough for gearEnough for gearEverything elseNone

Gear

In this section we will list the gear for this build. This build is fairly inexpensive to be effective. The M’avina’s set is also good to use.

Main Damage Set

  • Weapon: Ice Matriarchal Bow or Grand Matron Bow with +3 to Freezing Arrow for Mana Steal
  • Weapon Swap: Call to Arms and Lidless Wall,(Spirit is an option if you have enough strength)
  • Body Armor: Chains of Honor
  • Helm: Nightwing’s Veil socketed with a 5/5 Cold Rainbow Facet
  • Gloves: Magic gloves with +3 to Bow and Crossbow Skills and 20% Increased Attack Speed (IAS) or Rare gloves with +2 to Bow and Crossbow Skills, and Increased Attack Speed (IAS)
  • Boots: Ethereal Sandstorm Trek
  • Belt: Razortail
  • Ring 1: Raven Frost
  • Ring 2: The Stone of Jordan or Rare ring with % Life and Mana Stolen per Hit
  • Amulet: Mara’s Kaleidoscope
  • Charm 1: Amazon Hellfire Torch
  • Charm 2: Annihilus
  • Charm 3: Bow Skiller Grand Charms with Life (If Possible)
  • Charm 4: Any Charms (Preferably Small) with Life, Resistances, Strength, Dexterity, or Faster Hit Recovery (FHR), depending on needs for reaching Breakpoints, Gear Requirements, and Survivability

M’avina’s Set

Optional Starter Items


Mercenary

In this section we will talk about mercenary choices and gearing.

Act 2 Might/Blessed Aim/Holy Freeze Mercenary

The mercenary of choice is the Act 2 Might/Blessed Aim/Holy Freeze. The might mercenary will increase the damage of your physical shots, the Blessed aim will help you hit with your physical shots better, and the Holy freeze will help keep creatures away from you for survivability.

Best Gear

Optional Gear


Breakpoints

In this section we will list the breakpoints for the build.

Faster Hit Recovery Breakpoints

Frames per action13121110987654
Faster Hit Recovery required to reach Breakpoint0%5%10%16%24%37%54%86%152%360%
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