[3.5] Jewel-based High-DPS spectre summoner | All Bosses



INTRODUCTION & SUMMARY
This summoner build focuses on scaling spectre DPS with jewels instead of auras. It will work well with all spell-based spectres. The build can take you all the way from league starter to Uber Elder to getting your 40/40 totem.

There are two variants: an expensive hybrid build that uses 5 spectres, and a cheaper life build that uses 4 spectres.


*** UPDATE for 3.5 ***

3.5 brings back Bestiary, Incursion and Delve, so the crafting mods from those leagues will be available again!

This build was previously named "Scaling Cannibal Fire-Eaters for boss killing | Hybrid Summoner [All Bosses]".


PROS:
+ High DPS
+ 10k+ eHP (ES build) / 8k+ eHP (life build)
+ Good clear speed
+ Good movement speed
+ Life build is cheap


CONS:
- Cannot do elemental reflect mod
- ES Build is expensive
- Short range


VIDEOS
3.3 - Deathless Uber Elder (Hybrid build, using Cannibal Fire-Eaters)

3.3 - Shaper & Guardians Compilation (Hybrid build)

3.4 - 5-min 5-key Uber lab run (life build)

More videos

3.4 - Uber Elder (life build, using Cannibal Fire-Eaters)

3.4 - Ahuatotli (life build)

3.4 - Kurgal (life build)

3.3 - Chayula - deathless full run (Hybrid build)

3.3 - Uber Atziri -deathless (using Hybrid build)

With different spectres:

3.3 - Frost Sentinels vs Uber Elder
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wUh0Utjgio

Lots of death since I haven't done the Uber fight in a while. However, Frost Sentinels are viable using the build.

3.3 - Flame Sentinels vs Uber Elder
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAXbXNpZArw

Flame Sentinels are also very viable using this build (with a few changes); just need to play better so as to not die to stupid mistakes.


3.4 - mapping demo (chimera map + elder guardian)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqbnHToWnLA

3.3 - Shaper - deathless full run
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3U6bJtDg7E


DPS NUMBERS
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All DPS numbers are: boss=shaper, frenzy charges, minions killed recently, enemy hit by light damage.

Basic level 84 Fire-Eater vs this build's Fire-Eater (Faster Proj)


Basic level 84 Solar Guard vs this build's Solar Guard (GMP)




PASSIVES / ASCENDANCY
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This build focuses on jewel sockets; by level 92, the build has 15 jewel sockets, 13 of which come from the passive skill tree.

Passive Skill Tree & Path of Building - Life build

Level 95, 12 jewel sockets

PoB: https://pastebin.com/dhqDJgq3

Bandits: Kill all

Passive Skill Tree & Path of Building - Hybrid build

Level 92, 13 jewel sockets

PoB: https://pastebin.com/gRYUahge

Bandits: Kill all

Ascendancy

1: Invoker
2: Soul Weaver
3: Commander of Darkness
4: Puppet Master

Pantheon

Major:
Soul of Lunaris (helps with avoiding projectile attacks and chaining off your spectres)
Minor:
Soul of Yugul (when fighting Uber Elder/Shaper)
Soul of Shakari (helps chaos resistance)



GEAR / ITEMS
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Shield:
For end game boss killing: Victario's Charity + Necromantic Aegis so your minions will generate frenzy charges. In 3.3, chaos damage can be a problem, so use Esh's Visage, so that chaos damage does not bypass energy shield:

Chest:
Vis Mortis, for the extra spectre. Naturally, a 6L is your goal, but 5L is enough to easily kill shaper. 4L will be enough for mapping up to red tier.
Important: must have 1 green socket.

Boots:
Bones of Ullr, for the extra spectre. Important: 15% movement speed.

Weapon:
Midnight Bargain, for the extra spectre. Important: 30% minion damage.

Belt:
Darkness Enthroned, for 2 jewel sockets, and the 50% bonus to each. With optimal jewels, you can get 150ES from this belt, plus 45-75 added damage to your spectres.

Helmet:
Rare helmet with as much energy shield (and resists) as you can afford.
Alternatively, you could use a Vertex if your resists are fine.

Gloves:
Rare helmet with as much energy shield (and resists) as you can afford.
Important: open prefix for crafting 15% minion damage.

Jewellery:
Rings: As much energy shield (and resists) as you can afford. Important: try to get some chaos resist here.
Amulet: Presence of Chayula, for 60% chaos res, stun resistance, sizable ES bonus.

Jewels:
This build is all about the jewels. You will want to stack Ghastly Eye Jewels and Cobalt Jewels. At level 92, you will have 15 jewels sockets to fill. Additionally, this build doesn't use Heard the Flock, so you'll want some minion resist on your jewels.
For ghastly eyes, you want flat ES and added fire damage. Additionally, look for minion leech and regen.
For cobalt jewels, you want %ES and % minion damage.
In addition, a Watcher's Eye with ES regen or ES recharge is highly recommended.

Flasks:
If you prefer to have big DPS over survivability, you'll be running around with about 1.5k HP and chaos damage will bypass your ES. This is how I play. For this reason, you'll want two health flasks: a long duration flash with 'heat' and an instant with 'staunching'. Next, you will need a quicksilver with 'adrenaline'. I also like to have a quartz with 'adrenaline' because the main defense of this build is to keep running. Rounding out the flasks is a sulphur with 'dousing' (the 6% regen will apply to energy shield). For situations where you know there will be a lot of chaos damage (eg. Chayula), swap the quartz for a Coruscating Elixir.

Enchants
Boots: +2% life/mana regen
Helm: +40% Spectre Damage
Gloves: X of Light (drops consecrated ground) or X of Reflection (create a copy of you).




GEM LINKS
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6L / 5L (Chest)

Colours: 5B1G. Green is mandatory, so a 5L will be 4B1G.


For a 5L, drop Controlled Destruction. Faster Projectiles cannot be dropped because it is needed for extending the range of FE's spell.

For stationary bosses, you can swap Faster Projectiles for Slower Projectiles. This will give you 29% more damage, but at a significant reduction to range (essentially melee range).


4L (Helmet, Gloves, Boots)

Colours: 3R1G, 4B, 2B2G.

Defence / Movement:

I recommend levelling up CWDT so it's about 10% of your ES. This build uses Phase Run as an active skill to boost run speed, so level it as high as your dex will allow.

Movement Skill / Convocation:

I'm still trying to figure out a better place to put Vaal Discipline...

Curse / EE:

While running to the bosses, I swap Curse on Hit with Blasphemy:



3L (Weapon, Shield)

Colours: 2B1G, 2R1B.

Offering:

Flesh Offering instead of the usual Bone Offering as we're here to scale minion dps.

Defense:

Secondary defense layer that uses level 1 cwdt to proc IC and vortex, which chills enemies that hit you and applies EE to them.



2L (Belt) - Ghastly Eyes

Darkness Enthroned has two abyssal sockets and gives a 50% bonus to each. So, two Ghastly Eyes with 50ES will give you 150ES overall, which is more than a crystal belt.




SPECTRES
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Boss killers:
Cannibal Fire-Eater


Fire-Eaters' main attack is called 'incinerate' which is fast casting, short range fire spell. There is no cast delay for their spell.

Cannibal Fire-Eater do not spawn in the Acts; you will need to encounter them in Maps. They spawn in Shore, but I've also had good luck with them in Beach.

They also have a chance to spawn in any map, especially with the humanoid mod.

Map clearer:
Solar Guards


You can find solar guards in Act 8, Solaris Temple.


LEVELLING - COMING SOON
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Updated:
5 DEC 2018 - Updated for 3.5
13 SEP 2018 - Life-based variant for delve league.
23 AUG 2018 - Added Uber Elder videos: Flame and Frost Sentinels.
29 JUL 2018 - Added Chayula and Uber Atziri videos
21 JUL 2018 - Added Uber Elder video; Tweaked and simplified the build.
Last edited by kayella on Dec 5, 2018, 7:27:05 AM
Last bumped on Dec 5, 2018, 6:02:24 AM
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Last edited by kayella on Dec 5, 2018, 7:11:09 AM
Gz on the build guide!
Nice build,

and nice dps

How Uber elder is with this build ?
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Nice build,

and nice dps

How Uber elder is with this build ?


The DPS is definitely there for a deathless kill, but I have yet to do it deathless, though. Working on it.
This is a strictly worse version of a SG+Skele build. Your fire-eaters clear slower than pierce+faster proj SGs, and your single-target is worse than pseudo 5-linked skele. Plus walking around in 3.3 with 1.4k HP sans Visage/Wrappings is just asking to die.
cannibal fire eaters are available on the coast, when i played with them 2 seasons ago
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Completed 1 ChallengeSher101 wrote:
This is a strictly worse version of a SG+Skele build. Your fire-eaters clear slower than pierce+faster proj SGs, and your single-target is worse than pseudo 5-linked skele. Plus walking around in 3.3 with 1.4k HP sans Visage/Wrappings is just asking to die.


SG+Skele is certainly a good build, I agree with you there. However, the point of this build was to see if FEs could replace TVs without needing FGs or some other minion as clear speed helpers. I think it succeeds; it certainly feels a lot better than TVs without Dyadus.

1.4k HP without shav's is asking to die in any league. It's managable though - I've done a full deathless chayula, for example. Also, the build is really meant for T16+Shaper+Uber Elder, so I never really considered getting a shav's. But, I'll see if I can borrow a 6L shav's to link to the build, when I can. Thanks for the suggestion.





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prospecial wrote:
cannibal fire eaters are available on the coast, when i played with them 2 seasons ago


Oh. I didn't see them there, I'll have to check again, carefully. Thanks!
Last edited by kayella on Jul 10, 2018, 12:38:34 PM
Interesting build. I will try those spectres for a change.


The pastbin for the High DPS version returns an error: 'This page has been removed'
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Completed 11 Challengeskayella wrote:
High DPS
https://pastebin.com/KjR5JF6H

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Completed 7 ChallengesHamallainen wrote:
Interesting build. I will try those spectres for a change.


The pastbin for the High DPS version returns an error: 'This page has been removed'
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Completed 11 Challengeskayella wrote:
High DPS
https://pastebin.com/KjR5JF6H



Hi, sorry for the late reply. I've been busy tweaking this build for Uber Elder.
As a result, I've had to update the guide because 'High DPS' wasn't viable for Uber Elder.

I've simplified the build to just one setup: https://pastebin.com/a5L8k51t

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