[3.12] Spectres+Zombies (20-30+ Mil DPS, 90% resistances, Beginner Friendly, League Starter, Budget)

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Changelog

Latest Changes:
- Added even more budget friendly end-game build with almost the same offense and defense (using Midnight Bargain Wand).

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Changes
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- Corrected Budget PoB's Zombie linking with Maim. Changed to Fortify.
- Added even more budget friendly end-game build: 5ex (6 Link Shavs) + 11 ex (Jewels) + 200c (Misc gear) with almost the same offense and defense (using Midnight Bargain Wand).
- Updated the levelling POBs to a spectre based ones that took me 5 hours to level up. All skill points and 3 ascendancies done.
- Added a leveling section for early, mid, post campaign (white maps) and pre red maps passive skill tree and gearing. Updated PoB section accordingly.
- Added Key Ideas of the Build section to explain what's unique about the build and what makes it work.
- Added a "How to Gear up to End-game, Upgrades Priority Section".


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- Add FAQs and AG section.



Key Ideas of the Build

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1. Aura stack. Then easily fit 4 physical damage boosting auras rather than the traditional 3 through clever enlighten or Midnight Bargain usage. Dread Banner, Pride, Vaal Haste and Flesh and Stone.

2. Use high life pool Syndicate Operaives spectres. Minions such Carrion Golems, Zombies die easily in 100% delirious maps without high build investment. Minions such as Skeleton or Sentinals are bulky or require us to go melee. Then WE die easily without high build investment.

3. Using one of the following helms
- Use Bex's newly introduced 3.12 helm, Maw of Mischief, to get a cheap way of getting all our minions to behave aggressively, without investing in 1-2ex jewels or losing DPS by using Feeding Frenzy support.
- Use cheap enchants on Crown of the Inward Eye and get better ES scaling.

4. Add 10+ million DPS aggressive zombies that kill everything that is in melee range of Syndicate Operatives. This fixes the spectre's trash AI, that "stops" attacking if anything reaches melee range.

5. Anything on screen that survies for more than 3s, get's demolished by the DPS ramp provided by Animated Guardian's buffs, without using expensive losable uniques such as Kingmaker. This is via:
- High attack speed "#% chance to Intimidate Enemies for 4 seconds on Hit" weapon
- Victario's Charity, Frenzy charges


Tala Moana, friend. If you have any questions, please leave a comment and I'll try to address them as soon as I can.

Build Stats

Offense
- 20-30+ Million Sirus DPS (No awakened gems, No alt quality gems, No crazy cluster jewels)
- Screen-wide clear
- Maw of Mischief Version (No minion blow up): Always aggressive Minions without DPS drop or gem swap.

Defense
- 7-9k ES
- 1-2k ES regen per second
- 90% Elemental Resistances
- 40% Reduced Physical Damage Taken
- 77% Chance to Evade
- 2k Bone Barrier Shield
- Undead Secret Service (Buffed melee minions are good meat shields)

Misc
- 133% Movement Speed
- Can do all map mods, except Physical Reflect
- 15% Spell/Attack Dodge Chance
- Addresses Syndicate Operatives Positioning Issues.

Pros
+ Beginner friendly. No complex mechanics or timings required.
+ High single target DPS
+ Screen wide clear
+ Tanky (Evasion, Physical reduction, 90% resistance)

Cons
- Minion playstyle. You don't do any damage.
- Mapping is done on low life ES. Absence of life flask makes tougher on absolute beginners.

All the GIFs in this build were recorded without end-game optimization (Vaal Haste not activated. Flesh and Stone set to Sand stance to not provide DPS bonus. Random spectre positioning. Gives a better idea of how build would perform with a beginner at the helm. It definitely has nothing to do with me forgetting to turn them on during recording ;p).



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Deafening Essence of Build:

Low time investment and game knowledge requirement. I mostly play on the weekends and I only really started playing this game since Delirium. So I'm making this build for casual filths like me.

- High number of cheap uniques. Beginners can buy gear with guaranteed rolls.
- No worries about finding correct mix of stats or capping resistence through gear.
- Uniques used are available through highly dropped divination cards
or common bosses.

Be immortal on a budget.
- 7 to 9k Energy Shield with 2k regen.
- 90% Elemental Resistances, 40% Reduced Physical Damage Taken, 77% Chance to Evade
- Aggressive auto targetting. Kills without knowledge of game mechanics.

Transition into high-tier content.
- Can do 100% delirious maps without any minions dying.
- Can tank Sirius die beams
- Bosses (including A8 Sirus) will phase or melt in seconds.
- Most of the gear used for aura stackers.

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Path of Building, PoB, TL;DR
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Install link for Path of Building (PoB) Community Fork: : https://github.com/PathOfBuildingCommunity/PathOfBuilding/releases

End of Campaign (Look at levelling section):
https://pastebin.com/YqT21nYa

End-game (New, Budget) (Look at upgrades priority section):
https://pastebin.com/rkici0a5

End-game (Old, Expensive) (Look at upgrades priority section):
https://pastebin.com/mtSUVPcE


Gems Links and Gear
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Note for Beginners
For every gear, I've provided trade site links which'll show you the gear you want to target. These links will search for the minimum stats you want on gear to make the build function smoothly. For every gear, I've also provided a written list of minimum stats you want on the gear. For better rolls and optimization, you might want to follow the priorities assigned to each stats.
The links don't filter based on socket colors, no of links, corruptions. Please choose those to your liking.

End-game (Budget) Links
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Chest (6 Link): Raise Spectre - Brutality - Vicious Projectile - Volley - Spell Echo - Minion Damage or Predator (if having trouble with targeting)

Helmet: Discipline, Vitality, Flesh and Stone, Purity of Ice

Gloves: Clarity, Flesh Offering, Animate Guardian - Feeding Frenzy

Boots: Blood Magic - Precision - Dread Banner, Desecrate or Phase Run (Bossing or Mapping)

Ring (5 link, Hungry Loop): Raise Zombie - Brutality - Melee Physical Damage - Maim - Minion Damage

Ring (Blue or White Socket, Pariah): Purity of Lightning

Offhand: Pride, Purity of Fire, Vaal Haste

Wand: Summon Carrion Golem, Flame Dash, Convocation


End-game (Expensive) Links
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Chest (6 Link): Raise Spectre - Brutality - Vicious Projectile - Volley - Spell Echo - Minion Damage or Predator (if having trouble with targeting)

Helmet: Dread Banner - Vitality - Blood Magic - Enlighten

Gloves: Convocation, Flesh Offering, Animate Guardian - Feeding Frenzy

Boots: Discipline - Flesh and Stone - Precision - Enlighten

Ring (5 link, Hungry Loop): Raise Zombie - Brutality - Melee Physical Damage - Maim - Minion Damage

Ring (Blue or White Socket, Pariah): Vaal Impurity of Lightning or Purity of Lightning

Offhand: Pride, Vaal Impurity of Fire or Purity of Fire, Vaal Haste

Wand: Summon Carrion Golem, Impurity of Ice or Purity of Ice, Flame Dash


End-game (Budget) Gear
Max Approx Cost: 200 Chaos, 5 Exalts

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Helm, Crown of the Inward Eye (30-60 Chaos)
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Trade Link: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Heist/ZmWP0d9CQ
Enchant (Choice 1): 150% increased Effect of the Buff granted by your Carrion Golems
Enchant (Choice 2): Spectres have 40% increased Damage
Enchant (Choice 3): Spectres have increase attack and cast speed or ignore enchant if expensive
Priority 1: 20% increased maximum Life, Mana and Global Energy Shield
Priority 2: 333% increased Armour and Energy Shield
Guantanteed, Doesn't Matter: Transfiguration of Soul
Guantanteed, Doesn't Matter: Transfiguration of Body
Guantanteed, Doesn't Matter: Transfiguration of Mind


Body, Shavronne's Wrappings (4-5 Exalts)
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Trade Link: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Heist/6z3k7PbiG
Priority 1: 145% increased Energy Shield
Guaranteed: 10% faster start of Energy Shield Recharge
Guaranteed: Chaos Damage does not bypass Energy Shield
Doesn't Matter: Implicits: 5% increased Spell Damage
Doesn't Matter: +35% to Lightning Resistance
Doesn't Matter: Reflects 1 to 250 Lightning Damage to Melee Attackers


Weapon, Midnight Bargain (1-5 Chaos)
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Trade Link: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Heist/7r8z4ggS5
Doesn't Matter, Implicits: 25% increased Spell Damage
Guaranteed: Cannot be used with Chaos Inoculation
Priority 1: Minions deal 70% increased Damage
Priority 2: +20 to Intelligence
Priority 2: Minions have 26% increased Movement Speed
Guaranteed: +1 to maximum number of Raised Zombies
Guaranteed: +1 to maximum number of Spectres
Guaranteed: +1 to maximum number of Skeletons
Guaranteed: Reserves 30% of Life


Shield, Prism Guardian (1-5 Chaos)
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Trade Link: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Heist/ly0rXW0iV
Priority 1: +25 to Dexterity
Dropable, if expensive: Implicit: 8% of Physical Damage from Hits taken as Lightning Damage
Guaranteed: +2 to Level of Socketed Aura Gems
Guaranteed: Socketed Gems have Blood Magic
Guaranteed: Socketed Gems have 25% reduced Mana Reservation
Guaranteed: +25% to all Elemental Resistances
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Change trade link from Damage taken as Cold to Fire or Lightning. Whichever is cheaper.


Rare Gloves (10 - 30 Chaos)
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Trade Link: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Heist/Gojo673cb
Priority 1: +42 to Strength
Priority 1: +30 to Dexterity
Priority 2: Energy Shield: 100

Can also be easily crafted by using Shrieking Essence of Rage on a Sorcerer Gloves. Look for any 2 of the stats and benchcraft the 3rd: +Maximum ES, Increased ES, +Dexterity


Belt, Darkness Enthroned (1-5 Chaos)
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Trade Link: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Heist/rmwggHQ
Stygian Vise
Guaranteed: Implicit: Has 1 Abyssal Socket
Guaranteed: Has 1 Abyssal Socket
Guaranteed: 75% increased Effect of Socketed Jewels


Boots, Sin Trek (5-10 Chaos)
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Trade Link: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Heist/RlPwJOF7
Priority 1: +25 to Dexterity
Priority 1: Energy Shield: 170
Priority 2: +30 to Intelligence
Priority 3: 90% increased Evasion Rating
Dropable, if expensive: Implicit: Regenerate 2% of Life per second if you were Hit Recently
Guaranteed: 30% increased Movement Speed
Guaranteed: Enemies Cannot Leech Life From you


Amulet, Presence of Chayula (30-60 Chaos)
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Trade Link: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Heist/bGmauL
Annoint: Allocates Charisma
Priority 1: Implicit: +16 to all Attributes
Priority 1: 24% of Maximum Life Converted to Energy Shield
Guaranteed: 30% increased Rarity of Items found
Guaranteed: +60% to Chaos Resistance
Guaranteed: Cannot be Stunned

Re-roll implicit cheaply using blessed orb. 24% of max life to ES can be achieved by using defense quality catalyst.


Ring, The Pariah (10-30 Chaos)
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Trade Link: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Heist/9kqyhK
Implicits: Has 1 Socket
Priority 1: Sockets: B
Priority 1: +100 to Maximum Energy Shield per Blue Socket
Guaranteed: +2 to Level of Socketed Gems
Doesn't Matter: 5-10% increased Attack and Cast Speed

Try white socket if you don't care about maximizing ES. I prefer Item Quant over ES.


Ring, The Hungry Loop (1-5 Chaos)
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Trade Link: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Heist/YoozRcY
Implicits: Has 1 Socket
Guaranteed: Consumes Socketed Support Gems when they reach Maximum Level
Guaranteed: Can Consume 4 Support Gems

For league start, we'll level 0% quality gem anyway in our chest piece. As soon as the following gems start approaching level 20, start socketing it in the ring.
1. Brutality
2. Melee Physical Damage
3. Minion Damage
4. Maim
Finally socket zombie or Vaal Summon Skeleton as the 5th gem for 10+ million Sirus DPS boost and screen wide application of Maim.




End-game (Expensive) Gear
Max Approx Cost: 150 Chaos, 21 Exalts

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Helm, Maw of Mischief (1-5 Chaos)
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Trade Link: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Heist/XR4OwdRUP
Priority 1: Implicits: Minions deal 20% increased Damage
Doesn't Matter, Guaranteed: Grants Level 20 Death Wish Skill
Priority 1: 60 to maximum Life
Priority 1: 25% reduced Mana Cost of Minion Skills
Guaranteed: Minions are Aggressive

Please, DO NOT BLOW UP ANY OF YOUR MINIONS with Death Wish Skill. We don't use that skill at all.

Alternately, we can use The Vertex and go more defensive with 90 resistance from all Purity gems and +500 ES, but I prefer the QoL added by aggressive minions.


Body, Shavronne's Wrappings (4-5 Exalts)
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Trade Link: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Heist/6z3k7PbiG
Priority 1: 145% increased Energy Shield
Guaranteed: 10% faster start of Energy Shield Recharge
Guaranteed: Chaos Damage does not bypass Energy Shield
Doesn't Matter: Implicits: 5% increased Spell Damage
Doesn't Matter: +35% to Lightning Resistance
Doesn't Matter: Reflects 1 to 250 Lightning Damage to Melee Attackers


Weapon, Convoking Wand (10-15 Exalts)
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Trade Link: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Heist/glr2Y52hQ
Priority 1: +1 to Level of all Minion Skill Gems
Priority 1: +1 to Level of all Spell Skill Gems

The most expensive gear in the build. I'll add cheap alternatives and craft options soon.


Shield, Prism Guardian (1-5 Chaos)
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Trade Link: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Heist/ly0rXW0iV
Priority 1: +25 to Dexterity
Dropable, if expensive: Implicit: 8% of Physical Damage from Hits taken as Lightning Damage
Guaranteed: +2 to Level of Socketed Aura Gems
Guaranteed: Socketed Gems have Blood Magic
Guaranteed: Socketed Gems have 25% reduced Mana Reservation
Guaranteed: +25% to all Elemental Resistances
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Change trade link from Damage taken as Cold to Fire or Lightning. Whichever is cheaper.


Rare Gloves (10 - 30 Chaos)
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Trade Link: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Heist/Gojo673cb
Priority 1: +42 to Strength
Priority 1: +30 to Dexterity
Priority 2: Energy Shield: 100

Can also be easily crafted by using Shrieking Essence of Rage on a Sorcerer Gloves. Look for any 2 of the stats and benchcraft the 3rd: +Maximum ES, Increased ES, +Dexterity


Belt, Darkness Enthroned (1-5 Chaos)
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Trade Link: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Heist/rmwggHQ
Stygian Vise
Guaranteed: Implicit: Has 1 Abyssal Socket
Guaranteed: Has 1 Abyssal Socket
Guaranteed: 75% increased Effect of Socketed Jewels


Boots, Sin Trek (5-10 Chaos)
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Trade Link: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Heist/RlPwJOF7
Priority 1: +25 to Dexterity
Priority 1: Energy Shield: 170
Priority 2: +30 to Intelligence
Priority 3: 90% increased Evasion Rating
Dropable, if expensive: Implicit: Regenerate 2% of Life per second if you were Hit Recently
Guaranteed: 30% increased Movement Speed
Guaranteed: Enemies Cannot Leech Life From you


Amulet, Presence of Chayula (30-60 Chaos)
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Trade Link: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Heist/bGmauL
Annoint: Allocates Charisma
Priority 1: Implicit: +16 to all Attributes
Priority 1: 24% of Maximum Life Converted to Energy Shield
Guaranteed: 30% increased Rarity of Items found
Guaranteed: +60% to Chaos Resistance
Guaranteed: Cannot be Stunned

Re-roll implicit cheaply using blessed orb. 24% of max life to ES can be achieved by using defense quality catalyst.


Ring, The Pariah (10-30 Chaos)
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Trade Link: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Heist/9kqyhK
Implicits: Has 1 Socket
Priority 1: Sockets: B
Priority 1: +100 to Maximum Energy Shield per Blue Socket
Guaranteed: +2 to Level of Socketed Gems
Doesn't Matter: 5-10% increased Attack and Cast Speed

Try white socket if you don't care about maximizing ES. I prefer Item Quant over ES.


Ring, The Hungry Loop (1-5 Chaos)
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Trade Link: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Heist/YoozRcY
Implicits: Has 1 Socket
Guaranteed: Consumes Socketed Support Gems when they reach Maximum Level
Guaranteed: Can Consume 4 Support Gems

For league start, we'll level 0% quality gem anyway in our chest piece. As soon as the following gems start approaching level 20, start socketing it in the ring.
1. Brutality
2. Melee Physical Damage
3. Minion Damage
4. Maim
Finally socket zombie or Vaal Summon Skeleton as the 5th gem for 10+ million Sirus DPS boost and screen wide application of Maim.



My Gear (Gear might be reused for other builds later, so please don't use this as a reference)
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Cluster Jewels, Ghastly, Cobalt Jewels
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The budget end-game version of the build uses the same jewels as thhe expensive version except the following 2 Ghastly Eye Jewels and a unique jewel. Please check PoB regarding which socket to place which jewels.

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Minion Accuracy Jewel
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Trade Link: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Heist/32ngl9gc5
Ghastly Eye Jewel
+25 to maximum Energy Shield
Minions have +150 to Accuracy Rating
Any one of following:
- Minions have #% increased Attack Speed, Minions have #% increased Cast Speed
- Minions deal #% increased Damage if you've used a Minion Skill Recently
- Minions have #% chance to Taunt on Hit with Attacks


Strength, Dexterity and Minion Jewel
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Ghastly Eye Jewel
Mandatory: +10 to Strength and Dexterity
Priority 1: +28 to maximum Energy Shield
Any one of following:
- Minions have #% increased Attack Speed, Minions have #% increased Cast Speed
- Minions deal #% increased Damage if you've used a Minion Skill Recently
- Minions have #% chance to Taunt on Hit with Attacks

The above option depends on how defensive, offensive and expensive you want the jewel to be.


Unique Jewel, Inertia
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Trade Link: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Heist/LgODb22Cn
Priority 1: +20 to Strength
Guaranteed: Dexterity from Passives in Radius is Transformed to Strength



2 of the following Large Cluster Jewel.

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Large Cluster Jewel
Trade Link: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Heist/r2Q54lRCQ
Adds 8 Passive Skills
2 Added Passive Skills are Jewel Sockets
Added Small Passive Skills grant: Minions deal 10% increased Damage
1 Added Passive Skill is Renewal
1 Added Passive Skill is Rotten Claws


4 of any of the following Medium Cluster Jewels.

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Medium Cluster Jewel
Trade Link: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Heist/WqbZRKbUm
Adds 6 Passive Skills
Added Small Passive Skills grant: 6% increased effect of Non-Curse Auras from your Skills
1 Added Passive Skill is First Among Equals
1 Added Passive Skill is Replenishing Presence
1 Added Passive Skill is a Jewel Socket

Medium Cluster Jewel
Trade Link: https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Heist/ypPOOnrsR
Adds 6 Passive Skills
Added Small Passive Skills grant: 6% increased effect of Non-Curse Auras from your Skills
Added Small Passive Skills have 25% increased Effect
1 Added Passive Skill is Replenishing Presence
1 Added Passive Skill is a Jewel Socket

Bonus stats to look on either type of Cluster Jewel.
Priority 1: Maximum Energy Shield
Priority 2: Dexterity (To easily acheive Dexterity requirement on gems, Not required if already met with other gear)
Priority 2: Strength (To easily acheive Strength requirement on gems, Not required if already met with other gear)
Priority 3: %Life Regen


2 Ghastly Jewels with the following stats:

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Ghastly Eye Jewel
Mandatory: +10 to Strength and Dexterity
Priority 1: +28 to maximum Energy Shield
Any one of following:
- Minions have #% increased Attack Speed, Minions have #% increased Cast Speed
- Minions deal #% increased Damage if you've used a Minion Skill Recently
- Minions have #% chance to Taunt on Hit with Attacks

The above option depends on how defensive, offensive and expensive you want the jewel to be.


2 Unique Jewels

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Fortress CovenantCobalt Jewel
Minions deal 40% increased Damage
Minions have +11% Chance to Block Attack Damage
Minions have +11% Chance to Block Spell Damage
Notable Passive Skills in Radius are Transformed to
instead grant: Minions take 20% increased Damage

Unending Hunger
Cobalt Jewel
Minions have 5-8% increased Area of Effect of Area Skills
Minions have 6-8% increased Area of Effect of Area Skills
With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, Raised Spectres have a 50% chance to gain Soul Eater for 30 seconds on Kill


2 of the following Cobalt Jewel

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Cobalt Jewel
+10 to Strength and Dexterity
7% increased maximum Energy Shield
Minions deal 15% increased Damage




Flasks
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Bandits
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Kill all


Pantheon
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Major: Soul of Lunaris
Minor: Soul of Garukhan, Soul of Shakari (Your choice)


Levelling Guide
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Look at Early and Mid Campaign passive skill trees in the End of Campaign PoB: https://pastebin.com/revUArp4 to learn about the order in which to allocate passive skill points.

For gem choices and levelling walkthrough, I'm going to recommend Kay's excellent videos until Act 4. ACT 1 + ACT 2 + ACT 3 + ACT 4

For Act 5 and after, use the skill gems mentioned in the End of Campaign PoB in the PoB section. Skeletons with melee splash support provides good clear but still keeps good single target DPS to phase Act 10 Kitava.





How to Gear up to End-game, Upgrades Priority Section
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Campaign can be finished simply using rares due to insane DPS output of Slave Driver Spectre + Skeletons + Zombies + Carrion Golem, with defense carried by Vitality aura. View levelling section or PoB section for more details.

Until you have enough currency to 6 link Shavarone's Wrapping, your main damage link will be Summon Skeletons (or Vaal). Keep using that if you get 5 link or 6 link drops.

As you gather some currency in white maps, I would recommend getting any and every of the following items when someone posts them for 3c or less.
1. Jinxed Juju
2. Maw of Mischief
3. Voideye
4. Darkness Enthroned
5. Energy from Within
6. ES Stats Jewel: Ghastly jewels with Dex + Str + Max Energy Sheild (check PoB labelled "Mapping before Red Maps")
7. Taste of Hate

Try to get Prism Guardian last since moving away from Life flask is hard without 2.5k ES. Move to Prism Guardian needs to happen in tandem with Solaris Lorica. This is to protect against chaos damage. Allocate Wicked Ward passive skill if you prefer relying on ES recharge.

By yellow maps, look out for the following items. I would recommend getting any and every one of them when someone posts them for 30c or less.
1. 6 link Solaris Lorica
2. Sin Trek
2. The Pariah (Blue Socket)

By red maps, the upgrades become highly subjective to league economy. However, I can recommend switching to the following gear first.
1. Craft Str + High ES Sorcerer Gloves
2. 5 link Shavronne's Wrapping
- This means changing the gems to the ones mentioned in End-game PoB and raising Syndicate Operatives. Ask someone in /trade 420, /trade 820 or The Forbidden Trove discord to give you the spectre or raise it yourself from Syndicate Encounters.
3. Midnight bargain (if switched to spectres)
4. Fortress Covenent
5. The Hungry Loop (As Maim, Melee Physical Damage, Brutality and Minion Damage start approaching level 20s.)
6. Animated Guardian gear, as soon as AG gem level gets to 20.

For everything else, simply get whichever one is the cheapest. Note: Unending Hunger improves clear speed severly. However, they're consistently expensive. The +1 minion gem level and +1 spell gem level wand, Cluster jewels and Watcher's Eye on the other hand are much prone to sniping at lower prices.



Acknowledgment
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My Heist league start used WaffleT's Radiating Carrion Golem Build
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2882940
Last edited by kkhode on Nov 20, 2020, 3:33:24 AM
Last bumped on Nov 30, 2020, 4:42:06 PM
Hey man, thanks for sharing the build, it is awesome. Changed my cold SO necro into this and been having a blast. :)

I have one question though. Are you using the normal Kingmaker and Mask AG? Saw from PoB that you have vuln on hit on it, but from the GIFs it does not seem that you have the Kingmaker aura. I know you have AG section planned so sorry for asking anyway, I was just wondering if you have anything specific on AG. :)

Thank you, great build. GL HF :)
@Rhothgarr Niceee! It's great to hear you've been enjoying the build.

Regarding Animated Guardian's weapons, I've used
1. Main hand: Fast attack speed 1 handed weapon with "#% chance to Intimidate Enemies for 4 seconds on Hit".
2. Offhand: Victario's Charity
3. Helmet: Leer Cast
4. Body: Bloodbond
5. Boots: Victario's Flight
6. Gloves: Any glove with Vulnerability on hit implicit.

I've tried to make this build beginner and league start friendly, so I've stuck to cheap gear. As long as you're giving regen to minions via convocation your AG will never die. Even in 100% delirious map.

But if you have a kingmaker already, I would recommend just sticking to it since it makes your AG and Zombies near immortal. You can add the gloves for Vulnerability on hit in your setup though.
Hey man, thank you very much for your answer. :)

In the end, I still decided to go for the Kingmaker and with Nearby enemies are blinded chest. It saves mod on abyss jools, plus I like the occasional fortify in Heist as well as the culling strike aura for minions. However, it is more expensive than it is worth, the setup you recommended is prolly still better dmg and infinitely cheaper.

Also, wanted to ask how would you push the build further for a higher budget if you were to min-max it?

Thank you and keep up the great work man! :)
@Rhothgarr I updated the PoBs yesterday in an effort to make the guide more complete. They should have more updated info now.

You don't need the blind jewels, Flesh and Stone's sand stance provides a nice on demand blind already. So you can forgo the blind chest and go for a more DPS focused ghastly jewel.

If you want to push the build
1. Awakened version of chest gems is always an options. Albeit a very expensive one. Great DPS boost.
2. Use AG helm with "Nearby Enemies take 9% increased Physical Damage" suffix. Great DPS boost.
3. Use AG chest "Garb of the Ephemeral". You and your minions only get one shotted due to crits in the end-game, so having this is huge defensivly.
4. Use AG boot, "Can have an additional curse" and add Punishment or Assassins Mark on hit. Great DPS boost.
5. Watcher's Eye with ES regen when affected by Discipline.
6. Large or Medium Cluster jewels with 25-35% increased effect, Maximum ES, ES regen.

When I get time this weekend, I'll try to put together a min-max section as well.
Oh right. Completely forgot about the Flesh and Stone. I'm dumb lol. Will change the chest to Garb I guess once I have the money.

I got the Awakened gems, but I use Anomalous Spell Echo instead of the Awakened version, as to my understanding, our spectre dmg benefits only from cast speed, and with Awakened you'd pay 80 ex just for a 5% cast speed increase.

Was also looking at other useful mods on large clusters, but even Vicious Bite is only a very minimal increase without the support from medium clusters, so I suppose the increased effect is going to be the best bet.

Thank you for your suggestions, they are a tremendous help. :)
@Rhothgarr No worries. There's something about Flesh and Stone. Everyone forgets it. Even in the GIFs I forgot to switch to Blood stance :D

Regarding Spell echo, SO's dagger attack isn't tagged as a spell, so I assume spell damage penalty or double damage bonus won't affect SOs at all. You're right, anomolous spell echo is the way to go.

Thx your build, now i can kill sirus 8 easy.
What do you think about used: Alpha's Howl Sinner Tricorne, Doryani's Delusion Slink Boots, and amulet reduced mana reserved + avia aura skill.
I used Unnatural Instinct istead Energy from Within to save 5 skill point, and add it into % increased maximum energy shield
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Thx your build, now i can kill sirus 8 easy.
What do you think about used: Alpha's Howl Sinner Tricorne, Doryani's Delusion Slink Boots, and amulet reduced mana reserved + avia aura skill.
I used Unnatural Instinct istead Energy from Within to save 5 skill point, and add it into % increased maximum energy shield


@pt3481 Sirus is just the beginning. The aggressive syndicate operatives make < wave 18 simulacrum afks a breeze with consistent 5 & 6 tier rewards.

The Alpha's Howl Sinner Tricorne, Doryani's Delusion Slink Boots, and amulet reduced mana reserved + avia aura skill makes this build absolute OP! Unfortunately, I can't invest more time into this league to buy high tier gear, so you're down to test it out, we could brainstorm a high-end version of this build.
which spectres to use ???

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