[3.13] Kay's Necro Summoner (Spectres | Spiders | SRS) | League Start & Endgame | Video Guides

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Thanks for the answer !
Was something very interesting in the patch notes:

"Updated the Cannibal's torch-throwing behaviour. It also looks cooler now.". If that is an AI buff I assume the clear speed and QoL of this build went up quite a lot? At least it will be cooler :)

Also Phase Run need (80->50). Will need to play a bit more careful now I guess. Do you think this requires a different layer of defense?
Kay's Spectre Summoner build guide: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2181275
My youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/KayGaming
Last edited by kayella on Jan 21, 2021, 12:51:05 PM
Hi

What do you think about the new Bitterbind Point spectre shield, could it be useful for the build ?

(PoB does not have it yet)
https://www.youtube.com/user/PeipeMasta
Why no GMP? Does it make the fire cone too wide, does it not work somehow, or is it just not better then controlled destruction/elemental focus?

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DjParagon wrote:
Hi

What do you think about the new Bitterbind Point spectre shield, could it be useful for the build ?

(PoB does not have it yet)


Bitterbind has a really nice buff (much better than frenzy charges), but it only procs Arcane Surge on your crit. I think a summoner in general has such low crit chance that it would be rare to get the arcane surge buff.

Victario + Aegis gives 100% uptime on frenzy charges because the spectres have 25 casts per second with an aoe.


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eaglewiz wrote:
Why no GMP? Does it make the fire cone too wide, does it not work somehow, or is it just not better then controlled destruction/elemental focus?


I prefer to run with a high DPS loadout, so I made the build for 5B and 1G, usually swapping between Faster Projectiles, GMP and Slower Projectiles for the 'utility'; all the green gems are for damage.

While running maps, I'll use GMP and swap in Slower Proj or Faster Proj for bosses.


Kay's Spectre Summoner build guide: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2181275
My youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/KayGaming
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kayella wrote:




Bitterbind has a really nice buff (much better than frenzy charges), but it only procs Arcane Surge on your crit. I think a summoner in general has such low crit chance that it would be rare to get the arcane surge buff.

Victario + Aegis gives 100% uptime on frenzy charges because the spectres have 25 casts per second with an aoe.



Thanks for the gem clarification.
There is a solution to the Bitterbind problem, although I don't know if it would make the shield worth it - it procs Arcane Surge on your gain of Arcane Surge, so if you give either the mobility or curse delivery spell the Arcane Surge support at a low-medium level, it should allow fairly consistent arcane surge uptime


This levelling guide and walkthrough is a mix of 3.11 and 3.12. I am writing a new guide based on what I did in gauntlet/mayhem/delve/flashback!

Intro and Early Levelling Main Skills

Tip: Always check vendors when you are in town for 3-link or 4-link items!
In act 1, sell unid rare and magic items to get transmute orb to buy gems.
In act 2, Sell id rares to get alteration orb to buy gems.
In act 3, craft flask of animation and +1 minion helmet.


For Act 1 - 4, use a mix of zombies and skeletons with support spectre. Then Act 5, switch to DPS spectres.

Act 1:
1. Holy Flame Totem area damage and 6% heal
2. Summon Skeletons
3. Zombies meatshield (need to resummon them)


Act 2:
3. Skitterbots + infernal legion are permanent burning aura.


Act 3:
4. Support Spectres
Use Carnage Chieftain from Act 2 Old Fields to give big DPS boost to skeletons and zombies.


Act 4:
5. Stone Golem* - extra damage and life regen. Use if you have a spare red socket



Act 5 -> maps
Change to Slave Driver as DPS spectre.


See: Gem Checklist for Each Act for more details.


Useful Crafting for Levelling

Craft 10% ms boots


Sell to town vendor: white boots + augmentation orb + quicksilver flask. Socket links and colours do not change.


Craft Flask of Animation (heals minions)

Keep your minions alive in Acts 1 - 5.


Sell to vendor: Orb of Transmutation + Any life flask + Bone Spirit Shield.


Craft +1 minion gem helmet

Increase minion damage in Acts 3+.
Only do this craft if you find a 4-link helmet.


Sell to vendor: Orb of Alteration + Flask of Animation + blue helmet.



Gem Checklist for Each Act

Make sure you have these gems at the end of each Act.

End of Act 1

Linked:
1. Summon Skeleton + Minion Damage + Infernal Legion (BBB)

2. Raise Zombie + Minion Damage (BB)

3. Holy Flame Totem + Summon Phantasm (RB)

Unlinked:
Frostblink, Flesh Offering


End of Act 2

Linked:
1. Summon Skeleton + Minion Damage + Melee Phys (BBR)

2. Holy Flame Totem + Summon Phantasm (RB)

3. Summon Skitterbots + Infernal Legion + (BB)

4. Raise Zombie + Minion Damage + Predator (BBB)

Unlinked:
Frostblink, Flesh Offering, Desecrate


End of Act 3

Linked:
1. Summon Skeleton + Minion Damage + Melee Phys (BBR)

2. Holy Flame Totem + Summon Phantasm (RB)

3. Summon Skitterbots + Infernal Legion (BB)

4. Raise Spectre + Minion Life (BB)

5. Raise Zombie + Minion Damage + Predator + Feeding Frenzy (BBBB)

Unlinked:
Frostblink, Flesh Offering, Desecrate, Convocation


End of Act 4

Linked:
1. Summon Skeleton + Minion Damage + Melee Phys + Stone Golem (BBRR)

2. Holy Flame Totem + Summon Phantasm (RB)

3. Summon Skitterbots + Infernal Legion (BB)

4. Raise Spectre + Minion Life (BB)

5. Raise Zombie + Minion Damage + Predator + Feeding Frenzy (BBBB)

Unlinked:
Frostblink, Flesh Offering, Desecrate, Convocation, Spell Echo


End of Act 5

Linked:
1. Raise Spectre + Minion Damage + Spell Echo + Predator (BBBB)

2. Raise Zombie + Minion Damage + Physical to Lightning + Stone Golem (BBBR)

3. Summon Skeleton + Minion Damage + Melee Physical Damage (BBR)

4. Wrath + Generosity + Skitterbots (BRB)

5. Armageddon Brand + Hextouch + Conductivity (BBB)

Unlinked:
Flame Dash, Flesh Offering, Desecrate, Convocation


Passive Trees

Here is the list of notables in order:
1. Enduring Bond
2. Lord of the Dead
3. Heart and Soul
4. Death Attunement + 1 regen passive
5. Sacrifice + 1 leech passive
6. Indomitable Army
7. Quick Recovery
8. Retribution
9. Discipline and Training
10. Sanctity
11. Elemental Equilibrium
12. Gravepact
13. Spiritual Command
14. Constitution
15. Cruel Preparation
16. Tireless
17. Barbarism
18. Juggernaut
19. Solidity
20. Warrior’s Blood
21. Heart of the Warrior
22. Mystic Bulwark
23. Devotion
24. Righteous Army
25.Redemption



Full Walkthrough for Acts 1 - 10


Act 1

Needed links:
1x blue, blue, blue (BBB)
1x blue, blue, red (BBR)

starting zone:
link: fireball + arcane surge.
kill hillock. go: town.

town:
take: freezing pulse
buy: raise zombie

link: freezing pulse + arcane surge

the coast -> mud flats -> submerged passage -> coast -> tidal island

tidal island: kill hailrake. take medicine chest. go: town.

town:
take: Summon Raging Spirits, Summon Phantasms, Frostblink, Quicksilver flask.
buy: Holy Flame Totem

link: holy flame totem + phantasms

go: submerged passage.

submerged passage -> ledge -> climb -> lower prison -> submerged passage -> flooded depths

flooded depths: kill deep dweller. go: town.

town:
take: skill book, infernal legion
buy: minion damage x2

link:
summon raging spirits + minion damage + infernal legion
holy flame totem + summon phantasm + minion damage

go: lower prison.

lower prison: labyrith trial -> upper prison

upper prison: kill boss. go: town.

town:
take: flame dash.

go: prisoner's gate.

prisoner's gate -> ship graveyard -> ship graveyard cave

ship graveyard cave: get the allflame. find canvern of wrath.

cavern of wrath: go: ship graveyard.

ship graveyard: kill fairgraves. go: town.

town:
take: skill book, flesh offering.

Pro tip: use 2x sapphire ring for Merveil fight (act 1 final boss)

buy: iron ring x2
sell: fireball + iron ring
sell: freezing pulse + iron ring


go: cavern of wrath.

cavern of wrath -> cavern of anger
cavern of anger: kill boss.


Act 2

Needed links:
1x BBB
1x BBR
1x BR

southern forest -> forest encampment -> old fields -> crossroads -> broken bridge

broken bridge: find & kill kraitlyn. go: town.

town -> riverways -> find waypoint -> go: left -> wetlands

wetlands: find & kill oak. find waypoint. go: riverways.

riverways -> western forest

western forest:
kill blackguard. pick up thaumetic emblem, open path.
find & kill alira.
find weaver's chamber.

weaver's chamber: kill weaver and get maligaro's spike. go: town.

town:
talk: eramir (2 passive points)
take: death mark
buy: elemental focus

go: act 1 town.

act 1 town:
take: skill book.
buy: combustion.

go: crossroads.

crossroads -> felshrine ruins -> crypt

crypt
level 1: labyrith trial
level 2: find & kill geofri. get golden hand. go: town

go: crossroads

crossroads -> go left -> chamber of sins

chamber of sins:
level 2: labyrinth trial, kill fidelis -> baleful gem.

go: town.

town:
take: desecrate
buy: summon skitterbots, melee physical damage, wave of conviction

link:
holy flame totem + phatasms + combustion
skitterbots + infernal legion + minion damage
summon raging spirits + mininon damage + melee physical damage

go: wetlands.

wetlands -> poison the tree roots -> vaal ruins -> northern forest -> caverns -> ancient pyramid

ancient pryamid: kill boss

Act 3

Needed links:
1x BBBB
1x BBB
1x BBR
1x BR

city of sarn: talk to clarissa. go: town.

town -> slums -> crematorium

crematorium:
labyrinth trial.
find & kill piety. take tolman's bracelet. go: town.

town:
take: sewer keys, convocation
buy: elemental weakness.

go: slums.

the slums -> the sewers

the sewers: find 3 quest items.

marketplace -> catacombs

catacombs:
labyrinth trial.
go: town.

town:
take skill book.

go: marketplace.

marketplace -> battlefront

battlefront: find Blackguard chest -> ribbon spoon. go: solaris temple.

solaris temple
level 2: find dialla. take jade amulet. go: battlefront.

battlefront -> docks

docks: find container -> thaumatic sulphite. go: solaris temple level 2.

solaris temple level 2: dialla -> infernal talc. go: the sewers.

sewers: clear the undying blockage. find ebony barracks.

ebony barracks: find & kill gravicius. go: lunaris temple.

lunaris temple: find waypoint. go: town.

town:
take: raise spectre
buy: animate guardian

go: act 1 town
act 1 town:
buy: minion damage

link: raise spectre + minion damage + elemental focus + deathmark

go: the ledge

the ledge: use desecrate to create corpses. look for 'cannibal fire-eater'. raise two spectres. go: lunaris temple.


lunaris temple: find & kill piety. take the tower key. go: town.

town:
take: skill book.

go: ebony barracks.

ebony barracks -> imperial gardens

imperial gardens: labyrinth trial. go: library.

the library & archives: find siosa. find 'loose candle'. find golden pages. return to siosa. take feeding frenzy. buy added fire damage (need transmute orb).

link:
summon raging spirits + mininon damage + added fire damage

go: imperial gardens.

imperial gardens -> find 'locked door' -> scepter of god

upper scepter: find & kill dominus.


Act 4

Needed links:
1x BBBB
1x BBBR
1x BBR
2x BBB

if get BBBR, link:
summon raging spirits + mininon damage + added fire damage + raise zombie

aqueduct -> town -> dried lake

dried lake: find & kill boss. get deshret's banner. go: town.

town:
go: act 3 town.

act 3 town:
buy: elemental army, generosity.

go: act 4 town
open mines entrance. don't enter.
talk to oyun.
take stone golem.

go: mines

mines:
level 2: find deshret's spirit. go: crystal veins.

crystal veins: find dialla. go: town.

town:
take skill book.
go: crystal veins.

crystal veins:
1. daresso's dream -> grand arena find & kill daresso. take 'eye of desire'.
2. kaom's dream -> kaom's stronghold find & kill kaom. take 'eye of fury'.

go: crystal veins.

crystal veins: talk to dialla. go: town.

town:
talk to dialla. take spell echo.
talk to petarus and vanja. buy curse on hit.

link:
raise spectre + minion damage + spell echo + elemental focus
wave of conviction + curse on hit + elemental weakness


go: crystal veins.

crystal vein -> belly of the beast -> bowels of the beast

bowels of the beast: defeat piety. go: harvest.

the harvest: find & kill doedre, maligaro & shavronne. talk to piety. go: black core.

the black core: kill boss. portal to town.

town -> the ascent

the ascent: find portal to oriath.


Act 5

Can do Labyrinth 1: Ascend to Necromancer -> Mindless Aggression

the slave pens -> town -> control blocks

control blocks: find miasmeter. go: oriath square

oriath square -> templar courts -> chamber of innocence

chamber of innocence: find & kill boss. go torched courts

torched courts -> ruined square -> ossuary

ossuary: find sign of purity. go: ruined square

ruin square -> reliquary

reliquary: find 3 quest items -> go: town

town:
take skill book x2.

go: ruined square

ruined square -> cathedral rooftop

cathedral rooftop: find & kill kitava


Act 6

town -> twilight strand: kill all monsters.

town:
take book of regrets.

go: the coast.

the coast -> the mud flats -> karui fortress

karui fortress: find & kill boss. go: the ridge.

the ridge -> lower prison -> town

town:
take skill book x2.

go: lower prison

lower prison -> labyrinth trial -> shavronne's tower

shavronne's tower: find & kill bosses -> warden's chambers -> prisoner's gate.

prisoner's gate -> valley of the fire drinker: find & kill boss -> western forest -> riverways


riverways: find waypoint. go left to find entrance to wetlands.

wetlands -> spawning ground: find & kill boss. go: to town

town:
take book of skill x2.

go: riverways

riverways -> southern forest -> caverns of anger: take black flag -> passage -> beacon

beacon:
complete 'refuel the beacon' escort puzzle.

brine king's reef: find & kill boss.


Act 7

broken bridge -> crossroads -> fellshrine ruins -> crypt

the crypt: labyrinth trial. find maligaro's map. go: to town.

town -> crossroads -> chamber of sins level 1

chamber of sins 1: find silk. use 'maligaro's map' in the map device.

maligaro's sanctum: find & kill boss. take black venom. go: chamber of sins 1

chamber of sins 1: talk to silk. take obsidian key.

chamber of sins 2: labyrinth trial -> the den -> ashen fields -> fortress encampment -> northern forest -> dread thicket

dread thicket: collect fireflies. find den of despair: find & kill boss.

northern forest -> causeway.

the causeway: find waypoint. find kishara's star.

vaal city: find portal, go: town.

town:

take book of skill x3

go: vaal city.

vaal city -> temple of decay -> arakaali's web: kill boss.


Act 8


Your Raise Spectre gem should hit level 13 in Act 8. Remember to get your 3rd spectre!

sarn ramparts -> town -> toxic conduits -> doedre's cesspool

doedre's cesspool: find & kill boss.

doedre's cesspool: -> the quay

quay: find 'sealed casket', 'ankh of eternity'. go: ressurection site -> kill tolman. go: quay: find grain gate.

grain gate: find & kill gemling legion. go: imperial fields.

imperial fields -> solaris temple.

solaris temple find & kill boss. take sun orb. go: town.

town:
take skill book x2

go: toxic conduits

toxic conduits -> grand promenade -> bath house

bath house: labyrinth trial. go: high garden.

high garden: find & kill boss. go: to town.

town:
take skill book.

go: bath house.

bath house -> lunaris concourse -> lunaris temple


lunaris temple find & kill boss. take moon orb. go: town.

town:

go: lunaris concourse.

lunaris concourse -> harbour bridge -> sky shrine

kill both bosses


Act 9

blood aqueducts -> town -> descent -> vastiri desert

vastiri desert:
find storm-weathered chest. take storm blade.
find blocked entrance to 'the oasis'.

go: foothills.

foothills -> boiling lake

boiling lake: find and kill boss. take basilisk acid. go: town.

town: talk to petarus and vanja. talk to sin. talk to petarus and vanja again. take bottled storm.

go:vastiri desert.

vastiri desert -> oasis

oasis: find and kill boss. go: town.

town:
take skill book.

go: foothills.

foothills -> tunnel: labyrinth trial -> quarry -> shrine of the winds: kill boss -> go: quarry

quarry -> refinery: find and kill boss. take trarthan powder. go: town.

town:
take skill book.

go: quarry.

quarry -> belly of the beast -> rotting core -> black core

black core: kill shavronne, maligaro and doedre. enter the black heart.

black heart: kill boss


Act 10 & Epilogue


town -> cathedral rooftop -> cathedral apex: kill monsters -> cathedral rooftop -> ravaged square -> control blocks

control blocks: find & kill boss. go: town.

town:
talk to NPCs.
talk skill book.

go: control blocks.

control blocks -> ravaged square -> ossuary: labyrinth -> ravaged square -> torched courts -> desecrated chamber

desecrated chamber -> sanctum of innoncence: kill avarius. take staff of purity. go: town.

town:
talk to NPCs

go: ravaged square.


ravaged square -> canals -> feeding trough: find and kill kitava. go to oriath.

oriath: talk to lani. talk skill book. talk to kirac. do epilogue quests.



How to transition to mapping

Congratulations! You did it! I hope the early acts were not too difficult.

Now that you have reach maps, follow the gems and equipment for 'Base Build'.

If you are in trade league, you can push the build further with 'Pure Spectres' or 'Spectres & Spiders'.

Kay's Spectre Summoner build guide: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2181275
My youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/KayGaming
Last edited by kayella on Jan 7, 2021, 12:34:24 PM
Anger aura worth it with fire-eaters?




Hi everyone it's Kay!

This necro summoner is a very flexible build. The build start off with using a small minion army, and then gives you the choice to specialise on boss killing, fast mapping or a combination. You can do all content in the game with just one character!

This build is based on my own character as well as the suggestions and theorycrafting of many other players. So a big thank you to everyone who has contributed!



15 JAN 2021
League Start & SSF Build Guide released
Watch the new video on youtube: PoE 3.13 - Necro Summoner League Start & SSF






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1. Introduction

2. Latest Updates

3. Videos

4. Build Guides
ㆍ4.1 League Start & SSF
ㆍ4.2 Pure Spectres
ㆍ4.3 Spectres & Spiders
ㆍ4.4 Minion Bomber


5. Recommended Spectres

6. Levelling Guide & Walkthrough

7. Animate Guardian Guide

8. Crafting Guide

9. Frequently Asked Questions






Build Guide: PoE 3.13 - League Start & SSF

Build Guide: PoE 3.12 - Pure Spectres

Build Guide: PoE 3.12 - Spectres & Spiders

Build Guide: PoE 3.12 - Minion Bomber



Levelling Guide: ACT 1 + ACT 2 + ACT 3 + ACT 4


How-To Guide: PoE 3.13 - Spectre Bank Guide

How-To Guide: PoE 3.13 - Animate Guardian Guide



Spectre Showcase: Slave Driver | Scale of Esh | Baranite Preacher | Redemption Knight | Spectral Tactician | Scinteel Synthete | Baranite Thaumaturge | Solar Guard | Kitava's Herald | Frost Sentinel | Dreadwheel | Tukohama's Vanguard + Wickerman | Primal Crushclaw | Baranite Purge Knight | Wild Infestation Queen | Primal Reborn | Templar Tactician | Frost Auto-Scout | Artless Assassin | Ashblessed Warden | Goodboy Robot Doggo








Key mechanics

KEY MECHANICS

League Start & SSF is designed for league start and solo-self-found. It is completely made from rare items, that you can pick up or self-craft. There are no uniques needed for this build.

The build uses a small army of minions: Spectres are the main damage dealers, golem and zombies are meat shields, raging spirits help add extra damage for tough monsters like bosses and the skeletons are extra meat shields as well as damage.

I recommend using the Frost Auto-Scout spectre. It’s the best all-round spectre with good damage and survivability.



DEFENCES

The build has several defensive features.
• Meat shield minions to take incoming attacks instead of you.
• A large life pool so you can take a hit and not instantly die.
• Good amount of block, and life recovery on block.
• Several defensive flasks that increase damage mitigation.
• Blind and taunt from your minions.


Passive Tree & Jewels, Ascendancy, Pantheon and PoB Pastebin

PASSIVE TREE & POB PASTEBIN



POB PASTEBIN
You must use POB Community build to open my POB Pastebin.
https://github.com/PathOfBuildingCommunity/PathOfBuilding/releases


https://pastebin.com/z8s0sztv




JEWELS

You can craft or buy ghastly eyes. Mod priorities:
#1: life
#2: Taunt and blind
#3: increased minion attack/cast speed or increased minion damage


Highly recommend for Sirus fight
'Corrupted Blood cannot be inflicted on you'


Recommended Unique Jewels:
Anatomical Knowledge: +flat life & 8% increased maximum life
Unending Hunger: 50% chance for minion to gain Soul Eater


*Skip Unending Hunger if it too expensive.



CLUSTER JEWELS

See Pure Spectres build for cluster jewels.



BANDITS

Kill all

*Help Alira if you need extra resistance (good for HC or SSF)



ASCENDANCY

1. Mindless Aggression
2. Unnatural Strength
3. Bone Barrier
4. Mistress of Sacrifice



PANTHEON

Major: Lunaris
Minor: Shakari


Gear, Gems Links & Flasks

HELMET

Crafted +1 helmet -> life helmet -> Crafted +3 helmet


Extra DPS Minions - Option 1 SRS 1 red & 3 blue.


Extra DPS Minions - Option 2 Skeletons 2 red & 2 blue.




BODY

5L rare -> Tabula Rasa or 6 link rare -> 6 link +1 spectre


Frost Auto-Scout 6 link: 5 blue& 1 white.


Swap for mapping:


If you can't get white sockets. Use 5 blue, 1 green


Swap for mapping:




GLOVES

Crafted gloves


Meat Shield Minions: 3 blue & 1 red.




BOOTS

Fossil-crafted boots with +1 spectre gem level (Elder influence)


Skitters and Aura: 2 blue, 1 red, 1 green.

1. Skitterbots chill and shock enemies.
2. Hatred Aura for more damage.



WEAPON & SHIELD

WEAPON:
Convoking wand or Temple wand


Weapon: 1 green, 2 blue.

1. Desecrate spawns corpses.
2. Bone Offering consumes corpses to increase block chance for minions and necro, as well as some life recovery.
3. Skeletons add extra minions for pulling agro (and taunt if you have it on a cluster or ghastly jewel).

If you use Skeletons in your helmet, use Tempest Shield in your wand.


SHIELD:
High life/resistance -> Crafted Shaper/Warlord shield with 'recover 5% life when block'


Shield: Elemental Equilibrium & Curse 3 blue



Storm Brand reduces enemy ele res (Elemental Equilibrium -50% and Conductivity curse -44%)



BELT

Leather Belt or Stygian Vise with high life/resists.


Socket Ghastly Eye with Taunt and Blind.



AMULET

Any amulet -> amulet with +1 to all intelligence gems.



Early in league: Anoint with Alacrity
+30 Dex to help with gearing



Later in league: Anoint with Death
When you anoint Death Attunment on your amulet, you can refund the passive points and use them in another place.


+1 to Maximum number of Spectres
Minions have 8% increased Attack Speed
Minions have 8% increased Cast Speed
+1 to Maximum number of Raised Zombies
+1 to Maximum number of Skeletons



RINGS

Rings with high life/res.

1x Unset Ring


1x Coral or Vermillion rings





RECOMMENDED FLASKS

Bubbling Divine Flask of Staunching - instant life flask & remove bleed
Basalt of Warding - phys damage reduction & remove curse
Quicksilver of Adrenaline - increased movement speed
Quartz Flask of Heat - 10% Dodge, phasing & remove freeze
Granite Flask of Iron Skin - extra armour (physical damage reduction)


Recommended Unique Flasks:



Upgrading after League Start

This build can carry you to level 100 and Sirus A8. But if you have currency and you play in the trade league, think about upgrading to Pure Spectres or Spectres & Spiders.

The easiest upgrade is the Pure Spectres build. I recommend upgrading in this order:
1. 4 spectres (Raise Spectre gem level 25)
2. Triad Grip gloves (4G sockets) + Syndicate Operative
3. Cluster Jewels
4. Devouring Diadem + reserve Haste aura
5. 5 spectres (6L delve body)
6. Awakened Dems
7. Thread of Hope
8. Unending Hunger*

Please check the guides below as well as the video guides on youtube for more information.



Key mechanics

KEY MECHANICS

The Pure Spectres build uses several key mechanics to boost DPS and quality of life.

devouring diadem + sovereignty
Devouring diadem and Sovereignty notable give a lot of
reduced-mana-reserve. It also has eldritch battery, so you use energy shield instead of mana. This allows you to reserve 100% mana with 2 auras and skitters. It also provides a large amount of life recovery from feast of flesh. And you can do maps with ‘no regen’.

skitterbots + profane proxy
Skitters normally have a shock and chill aura, but we can replace one aura with a curse by using profane proksy. So, your skitters become a mobile curse aura. This means we don’t need to use curse on hit, and we can curse monsters without stopping.


Passive Tree & Jewels, Ascendancy, Pantheon and PoB Pastebin

PASSIVE TREE & POB PASTEBIN



POB PASTEBIN
You must use POB Community build to open my POB Pastebin.
https://github.com/PathOfBuildingCommunity/PathOfBuilding/releases


https://pastebin.com/L6RdAvJ4




JEWELS

Thread of Hope medium
Unending Hunger*
Ghastly Eye
Cobalt


*Skip Unending Hunger if it too expensive.



CLUSTER JEWELS

SINGLE CLUSTER:
• One 8-passive Large jewel, with feasting fiends, renewal, third notable (don’t allocate).
• Two 4 or 5-passive Medium jewels, with vengeful commander, first among equals.
• One 2-passive Small jewel, with surging vitality.
• One 2-passive Small jewel, with enduring composure.


DOUBLE CLUSTER:
Same large and medium as SINGLE CLUSTER.
• Two 2-passive Small jewels with Surging Vitality.




BANDITS

Kill all

*Help Alira if you need extra resistance (good for HC or SSF)



ASCENDANCY

1. Mindless Aggression
2. Unnatural Strength
3. Commander of Darkness
4. Mistress of Sacrifice



PANTHEON

Major: Lunaris
Minor: Shakari


Gear, Gems Links & Flasks

HELMET

Devouring Diadem


Vaal Haste and Hatred linked to Generosity will give a big boost to DPS. Skitters don’t benefit from generosity, but need the reduced mana reserve from diadem.

Enchant: Spectre damage, minion ias, or flesh offering ias

If Devouring Diadem is too expensive. Just use a normal helmet and don't reserve Haste Aura. You can use Vaal Haste for speed boost against bosses.




BODY

Crafted delve body armour with +1 spectre number


This spectre casts a spell that triggers the range attack.

Volley is used for shotgun effect.
*This is changed from GMP from video guide.

Delve chest with high life. Hunter's orb to get the offering mod. Bench craft is 8% life & mana.



GLOVES

Triad Grip with 4 green sockets.




BOOTS

Fossil-crafted boots with +1 spectre gem level (Elder influence)




WEAPON & SHIELD

WEAPON:
Convoking wand or Temple wand with Trigger craft

Spell cascade + desecrate creates 10 corpses for bone offering (triggered spell) & feast of flesh (helmet).


SHIELD:
Shaper or Warlord influence shield

Arma Brand to proc EE, Tempest shield is a cheap way to get extra block. Convocation to reposition your spectres.



BELT

Stygian Vise with high life/resists.


Socket Ghastly Eye with Taunt and Blind.



AMULET

Amulet with +1 to all intelligence gems.


Anoint with Death Attunement
When you anoint Death Attunment on your amulet, you can refund the passive points and use them in another place.


+1 to Maximum number of Spectres
Minions have 8% increased Attack Speed
Minions have 8% increased Cast Speed
+1 to Maximum number of Raised Zombies
+1 to Maximum number of Skeletons



RINGS

1x Profane Proxy, 1x Vermillion ring


In Profane proxy, use Frostbite.

NOTE: Profane Proxy must be on the left side on your character.



RECOMMENDED FLASKS

Bubbling Eternal life of staunching for instant life recovery and bleed removal.
Rumi's Concoction for extra block.
Quicksilver flask of adrenaline for big speed boost.
Jade flask of reflexes for evasion.
Quartz flask of dousing to give phasing, dodge and remove burning.





Key mechanics & How to play

KEY MECHANICS

1. Spiders
Arakaali’s Fang summons spiders that have high movement speed, are extremely aggressive, and will attack everything on-screen and off-screen. They hit with physical and chaos damage, and will proc poison. They are also immune to damage.

2. Speaker’s wreath & spider’s poison
Speaker’s wreath blocks your spectres and spiders from killing monsters with hits, because they cannot ignite the monsters.
This means all monsters will die from spider’s poison.
And any kill from a minion’s poison will count as a player kill.

3. on kill effects
Spider’s poison kill will proc any ‘on kill’ effect, such as:
• Re-spawning spiders
• Life and ES recovery



HOW TO PLAY

To start mapping, let spectres hit the nearest monsters. They will reduce the monster’s life to 0, but they won’t be able to kill them because of Speaker’s Wreath.
Walk close and kill the monsters with your Arma Brand. This will spawn spiders.
See build guide video for demonstration.


Passive Tree & Jewels, Ascendancy, Pantheon and PoB Pastebin

PASSIVE TREE & POB PASTEBIN



POB PASTEBIN
You must use POB Community build to open my POB Pastebin.
https://github.com/PathOfBuildingCommunity/PathOfBuilding/releases


https://pastebin.com/dMyWdJ2p




JEWELS

• Anatomical Knowledge
• Ghastly eye-jewels with minion leech and minion blind
• Watcher's Eye with Phasing/Haste.




CLUSTER JEWELS

SINGLE CLUSTER:
• One 8-passive Large jewel, with vengeful commander, cold-blooded killer, third notable (don’t allocate).
• Two 4 or 5-passive Medium jewels, with vengeful commander, first among equals.
• One 2-passive Small jewel, with brush with death.
• One 2-passive Small jewel, with enduring composure.


DOUBLE CLUSTER:
Same large and medium as SINGLE CLUSTER.
• Two 2-passive Small jewels with Surging Vitality.




BANDITS

Kill all

*Help Alira if you need extra resistance (good for HC or SSF)



ASCENDANCY

1. Mindless Aggression
2. Unnatural Strength
3. Commander of Darkness
4. Mistress of Sacrifice



PANTHEON

Major: Lunaris
Minor: Shakari


Gear, Gems Links & Flasks

HELMET

Speaker's Wreath with 3 linked gems, 1 unlinked gem

UNLINKED:




BODY

Crafted delve body armour with +1 spectre number

For more boss DPS, swap melee splash to




GLOVES

Grip of the Council with 2 linked gem, 2 unlinked gem.

UNLINKED:

NOTE: CWDT should be about 30% of HP.



BOOTS

Fossil-crafted boots with +1 spectre gem level (Elder influence)




DUAL WEAPONS

WEAPON 1:
Arakaali's Fang (summons spiders)



WEAPON 2:
Rare sceptre with added fire/lightning damage to spells, trigger craft




BELT

Stygian Vise with high life/resists.


Socket Ghastly Eye with Taunt and Blind.



AMULET

Amulet with +1 to all intelligence gems.


Anoint with Death Attunement
When you anoint Death Attunment on your amulet, you can refund the passive points and use them in another place.


+1 to Maximum number of Spectres
Minions have 8% increased Attack Speed
Minions have 8% increased Cast Speed
+1 to Maximum number of Raised Zombies
+1 to Maximum number of Skeletons



RINGS

Rings with high life/res.

1x Vermillion ring
1x Unset ring



NOTE: One ring must have Frostbite curse.



RECOMMENDED FLASKS

Bubbling Eternal life of staunching for instant life recovery and bleed removal.
Experimenter’s quicksilver of adrenaline for big speed boost.
Cinderswallow Urn. This recovers life and ES when you kill a monster or a monster dies from poison. Damage taken leeched as life is the recommended craft.
Basalt flask of Warding for curse immunity.
Jade flask of reflexes for evasion. This can combine with AG with blind aura to give you 65% chance to evade hits.



Kay's Spectre Summoner build guide: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2181275
My youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/KayGaming
Last edited by kayella on Jan 15, 2021, 5:11:32 AM

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