A new build for the Ice Gauntlet map in Fortnite Battle Royale.
The new world fire staff build is a new build for the Great Axe in New World. The build has been released on May 8th, 2018.
The Ice Gauntlet is one of the most unusual weapons in New World. The Ice Gauntlet is a ranged weapon with some of the most powerful crowd control powers in the game. However, most people will find this weapon tough to learn due to its lengthy cooldowns and mana-intensive strikes. The Great Axe is an unexpected companion for Ice Gauntlets, which may be combined with a variety of secondary weapons. Let’s take a look at how to make an Ice Gauntlet using the Great Axe.
Ice Gauntlet and Great Axe – New World Ice Guantlet
For this build, we’ll be using Ice Gauntlets and a Great Axe. The attack combinations, weapon configurations, characteristics, and gear required to complete this build are shown here.
Playstyle & Attack Combination
Our Ice Gauntlet and Great Axe build will provide us some great crowd control and AoE abilities, allowing us to be useful in both PVE and PVP. In most cases, our assault combination will look like this:
- To gather opponents, use the Gravity Well.
- AoE will begin with an ice storm.
- Using an ice shower to assist paralyze
- If necessary, charge
- Execute to increase damage.
Gravity Well will provide our primary CC, which will be followed by Ice Storm. We can charge in at this point, but if you get near enough, you can dump Ice Shower on top of them and start doing damage. If things become a little dicey, you can use your Entombed, and you can also use your Charge to assist you escape out of the battle.
Your Great Axe can do a lot of damage, but you’ll need to be near to wield it. Your light armor should provide you with the mobility you need to enter and exit battle. Use your Ice Gauntlets to suffocate your foes from afar. Let’s have a look at the framework that will enable all of this to happen.
Ice Gauntlet is the primary weapon.
We’ll divide our points between Ice Tempest and Builder for the Ice Gauntlet. Ice Storm, Ice Shower, and Entombed will be our main powers.
We’ll select all of the passive abilities in Ice Temptest to get enough points to get Ultimate Chill. This will result in a huge 35 percent increase in ice damage against chilled enemies.
We’ll max up Ice Shower under Builder to get Frigid Showers at the end of the tree. By using Rend, we can decrease our frostbitten targets’ protection by 10%. Quick Frost is chosen as an entrance point and to provide us with some more mobility if needed. Entombed is a common option on the ice gauntlets to provide some escape options. You may change the build here by skipping the Entombed tree and instead opting for a passive like Refreshing Frost.
Great Axe as a secondary weapon
We’ll take up Gravity Well from the Mauler tree with our Great Axe, which will be Reaper heavy. Gravity Well, Execute, and Charge will be our main moves.
Gravity Well is typically our opening, therefore it’s a crucial play to make. You don’t have to travel all the way down that tree to Fortify your friends, but you may if you believe they need it.
Charge will either be a significant damage increase or an evasion move for us. The direction of the battle will determine how you utilize Charge, and Execute is a clear option for huge damage output. Of course, Blood Lust at the end of the tree is one of the most OP abilities in the game, so be sure to take it up for a huge speed and damage increase.
Intelligence and Constitution will be divided among our qualities. You have some leeway with your attribute stopping points, but getting to 200 Intel and then moving the rest of the point to Consitution is usually a solid strategy. The attribute milestones for both Intelligence and Constitution are shown below.
- 50 points – 10% damage from light and heavy magical attacks, 10% harvest speed
- 100 points – 10% critical damage, 5% chance of getting 1 Azoth while harvesting
- 150 points – 10% elemental damage and a 10% reduction in the weight of harvested goods
- 200 points – 10% mana regeneration after a dodge, 10% harvesting speed (Good stopping point here)
- 250 points – DoT spells have a 30% longer duration, and harvesting yields have a 10% boost.
- 300 points – 30 percent damage on first strike of full health target, 10% Azoth travel cost decrease
- 50 points – All health consumables are 20% more powerful, and logging speed is 10% faster.
- 100 points – Increase your maximum health by 10% of your physical armor, and reduce tool durability loss by 10%.
- 150 points – a -10% reduction in crit damage received and a -10% reduction in the weight of logged goods.
- 200 points equals a 20% boost in armor and a 10% improvement in logging speed.
- 250 points — -80% damage reduction when at full health (60s cooldown) and a 10% boost in yield while recording.
- 300 points – 20% longer duration of stun, slow, and root spells, as well as a 25% chance to cut down a tree in one stroke.
We’ll need to get up close and personal with our Great Axe, and we don’t want to be nuked right away, so consistency is crucial.
For this build, we’ll stay with Light Armor because of the huge damage and mobility increase it provides. Light Armor will offer us a 20% damage increase as well as a complete rolling dodge over a long distance.
A Sapphire gem will need to be inserted into our Great Axe. The Sapphire gem will scale the weapon’s damage with Intelligence, which is exactly what we desire.
The remainder of our gear will clearly need Constitution and Intelligence stats, and if at all feasible, aim to get gear that reduces cooldowns and increases crits.
We hope you find our Ice Gauntlet build useful and that you enjoy playing with it. Of course, the Ice Gauntlet works well with both the Rapier and the Fire Staff, so be sure to look into those setups as well.