Ice-Fire Gemma Build – Torchlight Infinite Guide for Beginners
Ice-Fire Gemma is likely to be your first choice for a hero in Torchlight Infinite. She is a fiery and icy mage who is enjoyable to play if you want a mage who can cast flame and frost, respectively. If you found this article while looking for information on how to play Torchlight Infinite, you might be interested in our Torchlight Tips Guide.
Our current guide is geared toward getting players to level 80 and beyond on Ice-Fire Gemma, making it a good choice for newcomers. To help you complete the story and make it to the Netherrealms, we are looking at the best talents, hero memories, traits, and pact spirits.
Please keep in mind that our current Ice-Fire Gemma guide has been updated for the Blacksail season.
Ice-Fire Gemma’s Gameplay & Build Introduction
Ice Fire Gemma turns up the heat on the battlefield while keeping her cool. She is a mage who uses projectiles and spells that affect a large area to kill waves of enemies. She can have a lot of builds and is a popular character for beginners who wants to go deep with skill combinations.
Ice-Fire Gemma Best Hero Traits
Ice-Fire Gemma has been reworked for the Blacksail season with a new hero trait involving Fusion Energy.
Ice and Fire
Max Fusion Energy +4. Gains Fusion Energy when using or triggering Fire Skills or Cold Skills
Click the Hero Gauge when Fusion Energy is full to use Frostfire Rampage
+20% Fire Damage and Cold Damage for every point of Fusion Energy
+5% chance to inflict Ignite and Frostbite for every point of Fusion Energy
For our hero traits, here’s the recommended list:
- Level 13: Ice-Fire Radiance – When dealing damage at Max Fusion Energy, Fire Damage bonuses and additional bonuses are also applied to Cold Damage. When dealing damage at Max Fusion Energy, Cold Damage bonuses and additional bonuses are also applied to Fire Damage.
- Level 32: Ice-Fire Embrace – Max Fusion Energy +2. +50% Fusion Energy Effect at Max Fusion Energy.
- Level 50: Restless Ice-Fire – At Max Fusion Energy, always attempt to use Frostfire Rampage automatically. While Frostfire Rampage is active, Fusion Energy does not deplete.
+10% additional Fire Damage for 4 s, up to 3 stacks, when using or triggering a Cold Skill while Frostfire Rampage is active.
+10% additional Cold Damage for 4 s, up to 3 stacks, when using or triggering a Fire Skill while Frostfire Rampage is active
- Level 62: Glacial Flames – Max Fusion Energy +3. Fusion Energy gains an additional effect: +3/2% additional Fire Damage and Cold Damage for every point of Fusion Energy.
- Level 80: Extreme Fusion – Fusion energy is no longer removed at the end of Frostfire Rampage.
When dealing damage at Max Fusion Energy, Lightning Damage bonuses and additional bonuses are also applied to Cold Damage.
When dealing damage at Max Fusion Energy, Lightning Damage bonuses and additional bonuses are also applied to Fire Damage.
Using or triggering Lightning Skills grants 1 Fusion Energy.
Hero Relics and Memories for Ice-fire Gemma
Torchlight Infinite’s Blacksail update brings a new mechanic to further make our heroes powerful. These are our hero relics and memories for Ice-fire Gemma that will make her strong.
Our primary hero relic would be the Heart of Absolute Fusion, which has three memory slots. You are going to focus on stacking memories with fire damage as well as increasing critical strike damage and spell critical strike rating.
- Heart of Absolute Fusion
- Masterpiece of the “Doctor”
- Elemental Fusion Component
- Ice Embraces Fire
- Two Extremes
Best Ice-fire Talents Setup
For our talents, generally speaking, we are focusing on creating a battlemage with Gemma as she is able to dish out damage while having enough defenses to survive hits.
You’re going to start with the God of Might tree. Tenacity will be your main hero talent to take once you reach Level 10, and Fueling at Level as we want to focus on survival while dealing damage.
God of Might
Quick Tip: Tenacity will be converted with the Sacrifice talent for additional attack speed and area damage.
Next Talent tree should be the Bloodstriker with Sacrifice and Survival Will.
Lastly take the Warlord tree with Rock and Focused Strike.
Best Pact Spirits for Ice-fire Gemma
Our best Pactspirit recommendations for Gemma include skills such as attack, attack speed, critical strike rating, and multistrike. If you do manage to get a Melting Flames pact spirit then that will be a great addition as it amplifies fire damage, fire penetration and fire area.
The image below would be the Pactspirit tree slot allotment. It focuses exclusively on attack and critical strike rating as the main allotment points in the inner, middle and outer rings.
Recommended Skills for Building Ice-fire Gemma
Fearless Warcry is a combo starter that should draw enemies to you. It should be followed by Bull’s Rage, which should increase your attack speed and attack radius, and then by Life Source, which should heal you over time. Do note that it will stop healing you when your life is maxed out. That’s when killing monsters should charge it as you spam Flame Slash as a wide-range sweeper to the front.
Positioning yourself towards the monsters will allow for maximum damage; be careful of being flanked, as then you have to move out and reset the combo.
Flame Slash is your primary damage skill that would clear waves. Combine Raging Slash, Elemental Fusion, Steamroll, Slash Duet and Critical Strike Rating Increase.
Flame Slash’s damage per second at Level 80 would reflect this base number from this guide in combination with equipment, pactspirits and talents.
Life Source will be our main healing skill used after Bull’s Rage. It’s support skills would be Emergency Restoration, Residues and Armor Infusion.
Spiral Strike combined with Quick Mobility and Hardened will be a useful skill to fall back on when you are surrounded to do more extra damage before repositioning.
Fearless Warcry with Powerful Warcry, Cost Conversion and Lion’s Roar will amplify the area, reduce mana cost and help draw enemies to your center to be hit.
Bull’s Rage with Mania, Deathwill, Soul Focus, and Extended Duration makes the main skill stronger and last longer.
Death’s Pact with Bloodthirst, Fearless, and Thunderlight Field will be great skills to have against elite monsters.
Cast on Critical Strike with Blizzard, Seal Conversion, and Fixate are good skills to have for an all offensive build.
Curse on Hit with Scorch and Abysmal Hatred will add additional target damage to the area.
Your energy allocation when you reach level 80 is primarily focused on your main damage skill, all others would take up energy according to the image above.
Recommended Equipment for Building Ice-fire Gemma
As we mentioned with regards to gear, get the best armor with high regen and resistances to max out Ice-fire Gemma’s capabilities. Listed here are recommendations on the best gear once you have gone through the Netherrealms.
Helmet: Ranger’s Broken Mask or focus on at least 3-4 stats on this list:
- max life
- (+)% maximum life
- elemental damage
- critical strike rating/damage
Armor: Fallen Knight’s Armor or focus at least 3-4 stats on this list:
- max life
- (+) % max life
- fire/elemental damage
Necklace: Broken Sun Ring and its base affixes.
Gloves: Varagon Shroud and its base affixes
Belt: Pale Mist’s Embrace and its base affixes
Boots: Fallen Knight’s Footguards or focus at least 3-4 stats on this list:
- max life
- adds physical damage as fire damage
- elemental damage
Ring 1: Chaotic Ending or focus at least 1-2 stats on this list:
- Max Tenacity Blessing Stacks +1
- (%) Melee Damage per stack of Tenacity Blessing
Ring 2: Divine Punishment Ring or focus at least 3-4 stats on this list:
- (+) max life
- adds physical damage to attacks
- adds fire damage to attacks
Weapon 1 : Hero’s Longsword or focus on at least 3-4 stats on this list:
- (%) gear physical damage
- elemental damage
- adds physical damage to the gear
- (%) gear attack speed
- (%) critical rating for this gear
- (%) critical strike damage
Weapon 2 Off-Hand : Warlord’s Kite Shield or focus on at least 3-4 stats on this list:
- (%) physical damage
- (%) elemental damage
- adds (%) of physical damage as fire damage
- (%) attack speed
- (%) critical strike rating
- (%) critical strike damage
This current Ice-fire Gemma build should get you through the main story and the end-game content, as it currently sits atop one of the best builds. We hope to feature more content later as the game develops.
We also have guides for other heroes like Berserker Rehan, Commander Moto, Divineshot Carino, Spacetime Illusion Youga, Oracle Thea, and Cateye Erika so feel free to check that out.