2.6 Renewed Leary's Auramancer (Spectre, AW etc)(Great flexibility, Shaper farming!)
DISCLAIMER: there is a faq, I will not answer questions that are in there!
Comprehensive Videoguide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShchQdjYu1g (not a substitute to the written guide)
Hii there, Big chance you landed here because you like summoners, and you are trying to find your ideal build. So what does mine offer?
1. Easy mapping. No worries: Can do any mod, and has a lot of free mods
2. Easy playing. For during dinner time: technically can play the build with just mouse in easier maps
3. Great party-play. Great solo play: It doesn't really matter what you do, you're always useful, for both defense and offense.
4. Very versatile. Options to go MF, Lab-running, or mapping: Boots and jewelry are easy to swap in and out without losing much more than vaal haste or something alike.
5. Fun to gear and grow. Satisfying to complete: Pretty much any upgrade is noticeable in a significant way
6. Now with core being Auramancer, Ive added options to run 6link Animate weapon, Golems or Spectres. Its up to you!
So, our core will be an auramancer. It's up to you to tweak it and make changes, but the core is strong and tested, Ive ran many variations so you can trust me on this.
Lvl 74 Start of mapping tree
This is where you can start mapping, you can do it earlier if you really want to, but most of the stuff you see in the tree is core to the auramancer build.
Lvl 85 Midgame tree
After you enter maps, you will start working on your curses as they level up and get more impact, and thus scaling better with %curse effect. Grab whispers of doom once you're ready to run dual curse.
Lvl 95 Endgame tree
This is your endgame goal, and should be able to carry you up to lvl 100 with at least 10k ES (by 95 you should have been able to twink your character well enough, if you can't, I recommend you to watch zizaran's efficiency video. I use those strats as a summoner, and rarely pick up rare items besides jewelry, yet usually manage to get 20-30ex worth of gear once I reach 95)
So with that out of the way, lets look at gear (ignore the links or colors you see, as these swap around often due to me running different content):
Generally you will always want shavronne's. If you cant afford it, run a Solaris lorica, or a hybrid chest piece with life and get chaos resistance in that case (up to about 4-5k effective life vs chaos)
Use either Severed in sleep/United in dream or midnight bargain, depending on availlabiltiy, Tho severed in sleep and its upgrade are a significant power boost to the build.
This item is core and should, besides the boots, be the first to get
Look for either a Vertex, +2 minion helmet, or in the case of the united in dream unique, a 4-5% reduced mana reserved ES helmet (can craft yourself with shrieking essence of loathing). This is to make sure you can run the envy aura with all your other ones.
this amulet is BiS for the build. If you dont have access to it, run eye of chayula, or a GG rare amulet (with flat es, %es and intelligence, stats/resistances only if truly necessary)
Unsets are as obligatory as prism guardian to this build. Find ones that have stats similar to these: Flat ES, intelligence and all attributes, resistances only if truly necessary. Then craft %es on them.
Yes I was somewhat lucky to find these, but you should probably try to chase +1 to gems gloves with ES. They dont need to be 50 int 200 es, but if you can, dont hesitate. 1 month later I still havent found an upgrade to these.
For the belt its quite easy. Get strenght and flat energy shield. Int and resistances if you are lucky to find one, but this is your main source of strenght, as you dont get as much from your tree.
+1 Bones of ullr are extremely solid for the build, and not to expensive either. Look for either cheap ones, or properly colored ones (both 2r2b and 2g2b work very well)
Last but not least. You need 2 animation flasks (trust me, Ive never ran without, because I instantly notice the difference), 1 anti-bleed and 1 anti-freeze. Last flask is truly up to you.
Now, lastly, our core support links, the true core of this build:
4 link no 1: Wither - Cast while channeling - Spirit offering - Desecrate
4 link no 2: Enhance - Blasphemy - Temporal chains - Enfeeble (preferably in a +1 to gems item)
4 link no 3: Stone golem - Zombie - Minion damage/Minion life - Empower (preferably in a +1 to gems item or +2 to minions helmet)
Prism Guardian: Purity of lighting - Purity of Ice - Discipline
Freebie slots: Convocation, Shield charge, Purity of Fire, Haste
If you have united in dreams, put blood magic unlinked into it. If you dont, instead use vaal haste in your last slot.
Mainstream Spectre summoner
Advantages: Boss killing, Survivable
Disadvantages: Somewhat lower clearspeed
This setup runs the following:
Flame sentinel - Spell echo - Minion damage - Added chaos - Void manipulation - Faster projectiles
We run added chaos, because it scales well with the United in dream and poison, it can do Uber and Guardians, provided you swap faster proj for slower proj.
You can also easily swap Spell echo with Controlled destruction and Faster proj with slower proj to run Cannibal Fire-Eaters for Shaper/Uber/Guardians. This is a Shaper viable setup with that.
If you run midnight bargain, instead of severed in sleep/united in dreams, the following is recommended:
Flame sentinels - Spell echo - Minion Damage - Elemental Focus - Controlled Destruction - Faster Proj
You will also swap wither with scorching ray in this setup. If you want to run Cannibal Fire-Eaters with this, swap out Spell echo for Added lightning or Minion Speed. I havent actually tested this, so test it yourself whats better
Alternatively, you could go with the more survivable physical approach:
Evangelists - Spell echo - minion damage - Increased AoE - Conc effect - Increased Duration
For Uber/Guardians, swap Increased AoE with Controlled destruction.
You can also swap to Slashed miscreations and swap spell echo for Added Chaos and Conc effect for Void manip. U can then swap Inc aoe for Conc for bosses. They perform extremely well vs single target and obliterate shaper (see the video)
Again, if you are running midnight bargain, Swap Conc effect for poison, then swap Inc AoE with Conc for bosses, instead of Controlled destruction.
The ultimate XP machine
Advantages: Super fast from start to end
Disadvantages: Less defense
Bonus Uul-Netol video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nu3cMOdoxgo
In this one I run a 6link spectre and 4link CWC animate weapon, while dropping enhance to slot in vaal haste instead. You gain some more mana, you lose some defense.
6link spectre stays the same, but instead of our normal cwc we run:
Wither - CWC - Animate weapon - Added chaos
Shaper kill setup
Solo Self Found Zombie Auramancer
For those who want to do this build SSF, there will be some adaptations you'll need to make. Firstly, lets re-evaluate the uniques we use, and wether or not we can viable get them:
1. Bones of ullr - Common drop. Yes, but you wont get +1 and not guaranteed to be an early drop either
2. Shavronne's - Rare drop, tho farmable from scriptorium. With a hybrid build you could quite reasonably get up to this t13 and farm it for the card.
3. Prism Guardian - Rare drop, not farmable. We'll leave this out, losing an aura, since we wont be able to run 3 auras with the blood magic gem. We also wont be able to run envy later on.
4. Severed in sleep/midnight bargain. Either is an option, but not early. Montregul's Grasp has a divination card that drops fairly commonly: Death
Because we cant rely on spectres until we go bones of ullr, SSF is best done with the main focus on Zombies, and due to the new victario's flight boots effect, once we get those, we'll run an animated guardian as well.
With this, we can both go CI, or life/mom based, of which I think either is viable, but life/mom is slightly easier to keep alive, due to offerings being an actual defensive buff. CI will be stronger clearspeed wise tho, as well as being easier on the passive nodes.
Besides that, if we drop the zombie threshold jewel, we'll use it, we'll use a victario's charity if we happen to get one, and we will only use unsets if they drop well enough, trying to minimize sockets.
Main link will be:
Raise Zombie - Minion Damage - Minion Speed - Poison - Concentrated effect - Melee physical/Empower
I will be tracking my own SSF progression in this spoiler:
How to do: *to be updated*
Equip Wondertraps (100iir on low life), and 2 ventor's and your good to go for maps. You can push it even further if you want to get a gg amulet, or if you dare to drop your gloves for sadima's. You can even swap inc aoe/conc effect for the item rarity gem in your spectres, but I don't like doing this since they don't get all the kills anyways, and you lose clearspeed with this. You'll need to drop 2 gems for equipping double ventor's btw, I recommend dropping inc duration vhaste.
Just run seven-league steps. As long as you familiar yourself a bit with the trap layout, you can run it without arcane vision. If you want you can turn of Purity of lightning. I can run lab myself in about 5-7 minutes average when it's a decent layout.
How to Die hard level as summoner
*DO NOT DO THIS IF UR TRYING TO BE COMPETETIVE OR HAVE NO KNOWLEDGE OF SUMMONERS
Raise zombie (hillock reward)
Summon Raging spirits (Submerged passage reward)
Minion damage x2 (Prison enter reward, buy 1) and buy melee splash
Clarity + flame dash (Brutus reward, buy 1)
Arc + offerings (Cavern merveil enter reward, buy any offerings you need too)
Desecrate (Chamber of sins reward)
Conc effect (Spider reward)
Discipline + convocation (Crematorium piety reward, buy 1), buy enfeeble, use until gettign temp chains
Raise spectre (gravicius reward)
Blasphemy (library reward)
Inc AoE + Spell echo (Kaom + Daresso reward, buy 1)
Act 1 cruel:
Minion life (brutus reward)
Rest of the gems are either ones you need to trade or less required for leveling.
Step 1: Get to level 4 and to the submerged passage! Pick up Summon raging spirits from tarkleigh
Step 2: Use SRS as ur main skill. Get a 3 link sceptre or wand (cast speed wand pref.) asap and then make it into a +1 fire, by using the vendor recipe (ruby ring, alteration + magic 3 link wand/sceptre). Then link SRS with minion damage and melee splash when they become availlable.
Step 3: Level like this until you happen to come across or are able to buy a staff with +2 fire gems, and start using that instead. Work towards the main build while level and yolo thru. Im not gonna go more in depth, because you shouldnt do this unless you know summoners :P
*BUT FOR REAL, JUST GO FIRESTORM UNTIL LVL 50-60 xD
Where do I get my flame sentinels?
- Eternal laboratory, after 3 desecrates, if you dont get them, reset zone and retry
Where do I get Cannibal Fire-Eaters?
- Coast merciless, same deal, or hunt them down
Where do I get evangelists?
- Sceptre of God
Where do I get slashed miscreations?
- Maps only. They spawn guaranteed on demonic maps
How do you consistently get high lvl spectres?
- Go into a map with the spectre already summoned. This will make it so your desecrate can spawn that spectre too. Credits to XxWolf for finding this out
- I kill all
- Its in the tree, but Commander of darkness > Mistress of sacrifice > Soul weaver
Where's ur leveling tree?
- I don't level as summoner, but, in the notes below are preliminary trees (for the offline planner) which I made before going into this, and pretty much followed
Does blasphemy auras give you the dmg from ascendancy?
- Sadly no, but logical, it doesnt affect you or allies
Why not run X?
Why not montegrul over midnight?
- to cut it short, midnight is the core of the build, more than bones, shavs or prism guardian. If you need to improve survivability of minions, start of by considering necro aegis, if you need to improve your own survivability, considering dropped bones for 200+ es ms boots is the better thought.
What about heretic's veil?
- heretic's veil for one too expensive to get one with temp chains, and secondly not enough to actually give 2 curses without dropping an aura, combined with losing enhance levels and no quality on blasphemy. Overall it's a significantly worse item for what we're aiming at.
Why arent you running Animate Guardian/Rejuv totem?
- No slots, not powerful enough. Please stop asking. Just trust me!
What about Victario's Charity with Necro Aegis?
- We're an auramancer. Not a glass cannon summoner
- NO! too much stats on on our belt
Drop stone golem for more damage?
- Sure you can. Just play more careful. If you do, also respec out of ZO
BM mortal conviction?
- Only if you want to be really squishy, and only with severed in sleep/united in dreams. It takes a boatload of points.
- You clear fast enough without. Ur true cap is dependant on minion AI
Why not use unique jewel X?
- Rare jewels are better. BIS is minion damage + ES jewels every single time. Havent seen a unique one yet to be better than that
In the post below there is a general view of what gearing steps and passive tree steps I went thru myself
Breach update: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bj027YrhZj0
United in dream update: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PajGtOpIoY
Slashing spectre atziri: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHC89WuH58g
Conservatory (Improved Quality): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGwjR9Uzr_w
Shrine (twinned): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVWboc42xxw
Uber atziri attempt (trio defeated): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eU_HvctRIwo
Palace (twinned): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_g-x7U5HDH0
Abyss (twinned): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jlxSxXxUkA
Slashing Spectre Abyss: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22H1ATzyTfE
Xoph fight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfB7A7NCnX0
Esh fight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yjTwMKrvD4
Tul fight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ru8DVvyTixQ
Uul-Netol fight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nu3cMOdoxgo
Chayula fight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-x-wRfHnFlg
Uber down (uncut): https://youtu.be/t-3m7KGG_pw
Uber down (short version): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDpuT-Z3oFg
Uber in Breach : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXw2QYP6zM4
Guardian of the Chimera : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jE8bBAH3748
Guardian of the Minotaur : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWv4LV7nHwA
Guardian of the Phoenix : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5kUXGc-uHk
Guardian of the Hyrda : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mLcW_sPsfs
Deathless endgame ----
Shaper! : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbQ2EPab1is
Blade Vortex Uber! : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMUAwARs1Ek
Last edited by leary93 on Mar 9, 2017, 6:48:07 AM
Last bumped on Sep 1, 2017, 4:03:16 AM
on Mar 1, 2016, 9:47:37 AM
Breach league lvl 95
Essence league progress lvl 73
And my tree currently: Essence Summoner
lvl 73 and running up to t7's quite fine. Hp/Es is on the low side, but the offenses make that up quite well so far. Currently looking to only enhance defenses.
Perandus league progressing
day 1 update, after 24hr. lvl 74:
Notes: Found everythign except bones and victario's. Build came together from when I started using a 4link and hatred. Easy to play. Safe to play. Idiot proof to play. At least, I could still do merciless Izaro after 24 hours of streaming/playing.
Day 3 update (havent played a full day), lvl 81:
yeah I kinda got lucky
Day 5? update, lvl 89:
I finally switched to full spectre mode, running 7 aura, enfeeble and flame sentinels. I can run either MF boots and run alched t10-12's with them, or run Bones of Ullr for fast clearing.
Week 2 update, lvl 93:
Im pretty much done here. At this point Im just saving up for a 6 link shavs, a lvl 4 empower and lvl 21 gems (the ones that are key ofc), before I will make my push to a 100. I can do pretty much any mod (for no regen I put mana leech on my arc and turn off enfeeble, for blood magic I just run the purities that I need and haste, bm is by far the hardest and least worth the effort tho). I havent gotten to T15 maps yet, but Im sure with some well maneuvring I would be able to kill koam, and once I get my enfeeble helmet enchant, maybe even malachai or daresso. Once I do a T15, I will record it and make a proper guide
week 3-4 update, lvl 95:
1 month later, at lvl 97, and almost done with gearing, hitting 8700 es :D:
Prophecy league Progress:
lvl 63 going into maps right now, already did my first map trial
lvl 78, using victario's charity to create a somewhat fast clearing build
lvl 86 tree, uber lab done and farmable, as well as t10-12 maps.
Last edited by leary93 on Jan 9, 2017, 9:06:24 AM
on Mar 5, 2016, 6:23:18 PM
Nice, I've been follow your steps :) plz keep it up!
on Mar 16, 2016, 6:28:00 PM
on Mar 29, 2016, 4:34:33 PM
did my first solo Colloseum/Daresso, He killed me, but that was my own fault. It went pretty well besides that. Hope you enjoy.
on Mar 30, 2016, 6:25:09 AM
atziri added, will work on dps calc later today, also have a palace video to be uploaded
on Mar 31, 2016, 9:03:39 AM
Thank you for the guide.
If I may give one suggestion: For your videos, increase the quality of your voice, and decrease the volume of the background music.
System specs: AMD Ryzen 3600, RTX 2060 Super
on Mar 31, 2016, 12:05:21 PM
Thank you, I will try to work on that :)
on Mar 31, 2016, 12:24:36 PM
Damage calculations finished, also added conservatory double boss, in HD quality this time, hope that's going to make it more enjoyable to watch
on Apr 2, 2016, 9:00:52 AM
What about bandits?
on Apr 3, 2016, 10:58:59 AM