[3.24] CheapBunny's Summon Reaper Ailmentalist | Ahuana's Bite | Call of the Void

Updated to 3.24 - Necropolis League
- Added POB for 3.24
- Remove +1 Pierce craft from gloves, as it would lower single damage (I made a mistake), so the build gets even more single target damage now

Previous Version Update
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Updated to 3.23 - Affliction League
- Added POB for 3.23
- Removal of Helmet Enchantment
- Added Transfigured Reaper of Revenants as mapping setup




Introduction
Hello Exile, Reaper is back! This is my third Summon Reaper build since it was introduced in 3.17.

My previous Reaper build guide.
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Summon Reaper (Hit based/Bleed/Poison) + Animate Weapon Necromancer
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/3155821

Rupturing Bleed Summon Reaper Pathfinder
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/3306752

Due to balance changes, I have stopped updating my previous Reaper build guide. And the new quiver, Ahuana's Bite from Ancestor league, has given me the idea to make another Reaper build, so here is it.

As you might already can tell, Summon Reaper is my favorite skill in POE, it has been really fun making another version of Summon Reaper. While each of these versions are very different than the others, this version might the best one I have made so far.

Once again, Reaper is Love <3.

Build Thought
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This build idea started with Ahuana's Bite.


A big part of Reaper damage is coming from bleed, and to maximise bleed damage for minions, we need Ensnaring Arrow to cause enemy always counted as moving, hence a bow is needed. However, there wasn't any offensive quiver usable for minions before Ahuana's Bite introduced, so I thought I want to make Reaper build with Ahuana's Bite.


Why Elementalist? Why ailments (chill and shock)?
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I think the answer is pretty obvious. As a summoner build, we dont have enough damage to chill enemy reliably that is needed for Ahuana's Bite's damage taken bonus. Elementalist ascendancy allow us to chill enemy reliably even if our damage is low.



Besides, combining with Shaper of Storms, we can shock enemy reliably as well, hence able to gain huge damage boost by stacking ailment effects to boost both chill and shock effect.




Why scale both hit and bleed damage?
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As this build invest a lot into damage taken stats (bonus from Ahuana's Bite, Vulnerability curse and Shock) which scales both hit and bleed damage, I thought it would be a waste if only uses bleed. Besides, increase minion damage bonus also scale both hit and bleed from Reaper.




Build Mechanic
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Ailment Effect
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Below are the sources of ailment effect I used in the build, I am able to chill/shock uber bosses up to 40%/46% respectively.

1. Unbound Ailment support


2. Helmet Eldritch implicit


3. Abyss Jewel corrupted implicit


4. Breath of Lightning (Notable passive)


5. Prismatic Burst (trigger Elementalist Shaper of Winter/Storms bonus)




Call of the Void
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This ring is extermely good defensively since this build can chill everything in the game up to 40%, which means 20% less damage taken.

The all damage can chill you downside is also mitigated by element ailment immunity from purity of element aura.



Reaper Consume
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The Consume skills kill one allied damageable minion, then recovers 50% of the Reaper's life and applies a buff to the Reaper for a base duration of 6 seconds. The Reaper has 2 versions of this skill. Each version has its own cooldown. The buff grants the following effects:

40% increased attack speed
40% increased movement speed
30% increased Area of Effect
10% increased character size

In this build, I feed Reaper with Golems, and due to Elementalist ascendancy, golem will respawn 4 secs after consumed, so infinite food for reaper :).




Utula's Hunger
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As this build is using many uniques, and all of them does not have life modifiers, I decided to use Utula's Hunger, which gives a lot of life and makes gearing a lot easier.

NOTE : The downside is we cannot have any life modifiers in all of the gears including maximum life to minions

However, life modifiers on jewels are not counted, so you can still have life/minions life on the abyss jewels.



Defenses used in this build
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1. Decent Armour (11k+ before flask)

2. 20% less damage from chilled enemy (Call of the Void)

3. 100% Spell Suppression

4. 75% chaos res

5. 2700 Elemental Aegis (from Elementalist ascendancy)

6. 500+ life regen

7. 40% chill

8. 60% reduced critical strike damage taken (from tattoos)

9. 1400+ Molten Shell

10. Elemental ailment immunity (from purity of element)





Build Problem
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Clear speed
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Transfigured Reaper of Revenants
Transfigured Reaper of Revenants introduced in 3.23 can greatly help improving clear speed. Swap to regular Summon Reaper for bossing.

Oriath's End
I do not use any explosion to help with clear in this build because the clear speed is already good enough for me, but I think that it might be not up to standard for others who are used to zoom zoom playstyle, so please check out the map clearing video first to see if you like it before playing this build.

Unlike ordinary bleed Reaper build, this build invest into some attack speed/movement speed for minions, so this Reaper actually attack and move faster than a bleed Reaper build would, hence able to clear faster.

Golems also help a bit in clearing too, not much but still.

However, if you are willing to invest more, Oriath End + Spiritual Aid (passive skill notable) combo would make mapping smoother.




Videos
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(PS : I played with +1 pierce the entire league, so the actual single target damage should be much higher than what is showcased in the videos.)

Trial of the Ancestors League

T16 Cemetery + Veritania
https://youtu.be/Gq3jL6MBocY

T16 Chimera
https://youtu.be/5Mfb1yqOEXw

Invitations
https://youtu.be/r53SjLompFA

Sanctum & Lycia
https://youtu.be/AexuRejt7cQ

Uber Maven
https://youtu.be/Ph3vWBdCoFA

Uber Eater of World
https://youtu.be/fSgTaejP-Rw


Skill Tree (POB)
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Kill all bandits.

28 Mar 2024 - [POE 3.24] 97 lvl skill tree (Latest)
https://pobb.in/kyI1jK55A8Ga

8 Dec 2023 - [POE 3.23] 97 lvl skill tree
https://pastebin.com/MmNHjepw

1 Oct 2023 - [POE 3.22] 97 lvl skill tree
https://pastebin.com/rqik4PVi


Leveling
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Use Zombie and SRS to level from act 1 until you get Summon Reaper in act 3 (level 28). Reaper is pretty strong in campaign, you can use Reaper together with SRS throughout the campaign. Because this build is scaling both hit and bleed damage, so there is no rush to change into bow.

This is my setup at level 70.
https://pastebin.com/6B2kVZgz



Ascendancy
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Bastion of Elements -> Liege of the Primordial -> Shaper of Winter -> Shaper of Storms


Gears
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Weapon
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Early/Mid Game
Minion damage/Minion Minion Attack Speed Rare wand

End Game
+4 gem/Minion Damage/Minion Attack Speed Rare Bow
or +3 Synthesized (Minion damage)/Minion Damage/Minion Attack Speed Rare Bow


Note : Avoid having life modifier mods including increased minion life

Crafting Guide
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+4 Gem Bow
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1. Buy a Bow with 100%+ fractured Minion Damage

2. Use Faceted fossil until you hit +1 Sockected STR or INT (1 in 4 according to Craft of Exile)

3. Annul until +1 STR/INT left, if +1 STR/INT removed, go back to step 2

4. Benchcraft "Can have up to 3 Crafted Modifiers" and "Cannot roll Attack Modifiers"

5. Exalt slam "+1 Socketed Bow"

6. Remove bench craft then craft "Can have up to 3 Crafted Modifiers" + "+2 Socketed Support" + "Increased Minion Attk/Cast speed"


+3 Synthesized (Minion damage) Rare Bow
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1. Buy a Minion Damage Synthesized base bow
https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Ancestor/7z0yXzBu5

2. Use Deafening Essence of Fear until you hit +1 Socketed Gem (1 in 41 according to Craft of Exile)


3. Annul until you have one opened prefix and at least one opened suffix. If you annuled +1 socketed gem or Minion damage, go back to step 2.

4. If you got suffix with life modifier/or two suffixes, then prefix cannot be change -> Scour, else go to step 5

5. Multimod -> +2 Support Gem + Minion Attack/Cast speed



How to make 6 off-colors
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1. Bench craft 1 Red 1 Blue until at least 4 off-colors (not more than 2B)

2. T3/T4 Vorici

3. If any green socket does not turn white, back to step 1



Off Hand
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Early/Mid Game
Minion damage/Minion Minion Attack Speed Rare wand

End Game


Corrupted Implicit : Chance to Suppress Spell


Body Armour
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Early/Mid Game
Life/Resis Rare Body Armour

End Game

3% Life on Kill/950+ Maximum Life

Life on kill would recover your life if the mobs are killed by Reaper's bleed damage, because Damage over time from non-character sources like minions and totems will give the kill credit to their owner instead in POE.



Helmet
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Early/Mid Game
Life/Resis Rare Helmet

End Game
+2 Minions Level/Spell Suppression/Resis Rare Helmet


Enchant : Summoned Reaper has +20% to Physical Damage over Time Multiplier
Eldritch Implicit : Non-damaging Ailment Effect/Minion Movement Speed

Note : Avoid having life modifier mods including increased minion life

Crafting Guide
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1. Buy a ilvl 75+ Str/Dex Helmet with Reaper Physical Dot enchant https://www.pathofexile.com/trade/search/Ancestor/6GOy3PXiG

2. Bound+Dense+Pristine Fossil Craft until hit +Minion Level
(This combo can prevent all life modifier mods from appearing)
(Average tries for +1 Minion, 22 tries for +2 Minion according to Craft of Exile)

3. Eldritch Craft Suffix

4. Bench Craft if there is opened suffix



Gloves
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Early/Mid Game
Life/Resis Rare Gloves

End Game
Minion Damage/Spell Suppression/Resis Rare Gloves


Eldritch Implicit : Spell Suppression/Minion Damage

Note : Avoid having life modifier mods including increased minion life

Crafting Guide
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1. Buy fractured Spell Suppression Str/Dex based Rare Gloves

2. Use Deafening Essence of Fear until good suffix + 1 opened prefix and no life modifiers





Boots
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Early/Mid Game
Movespeed/Life/Resis Rare Boots

End Game

(1 Socket Variant, at least 20% reservation efficiency)

Corrupted Implicit : Chance to Suppress Spell


Belt
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Early/mid Game
Life/Resis Rare Belt

End Game



Amulet
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Early/Mid Game
Life/Resis/Attributes Rare Amulet

End Game


(Anointment : Ravenous Horde)


Rings
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Early/Mid Game
Life/Resis Rare Rings

End Game
Call of the Void with corrupted implicit "Grants Level 21 Pride Skill"

(Use Pride skill gem before you can find the corrupted implicit)

Minion Damage/Minion Attack Speed/Res Rare Ring

Note : Avoid having life modifier mods including increased minion life


Jewels
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Abyss Jewels

(At least 1 Magic/1 Rare/1 Unique rarity to gain full bonus from Bubonic Trail boots)
(Slot in the best 2 rare abyss jewels in belt)

Cluster Jewels


Unique Jewels

(Caspiro Variant if you want to use tattoos, Slot in specific jewel socket, refer to POB)
(Look for Minion Damage/Minion Life/Spell Suppression/Chaos Resis)


(Slot in specific jewel socket, refer to POB)


(Slot in specific jewel socket, refer to POB)


(The Agnostic variant)



Tattoos
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(Refers to POB)



Gem Link
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6L Summon Reaper (Bow)
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(Use Transfigured Reaper of Revenants for mapping. Swap to regular Summon Reaper for bossing.)
(Replace Multistrike with Increase AOE for clear before you got enough Minion Attack Speed)


5L Auras/Curse (Body Armour)
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4L Ensnaring Arrow
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3L Golems
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(Replace Carrion Golem with Chaos Golem if you want a more defensive setup)


1L Skill Gem
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(Molten Shell on LMB)



My other build guides
Last edited by cheapbunny on Apr 13, 2024, 4:42:02 AM
Last bumped on Apr 15, 2024, 6:54:44 PM
Update
6 April 2024
- Remove +1 Pierce craft from gloves, as it would lower single damage (I made a mistake), so the build gets even more single target damage now

28 Mar 2024
- Added POB for 3.24

8 Dec 2023
- Added POB for 3.23
- Removal of Helmet Enchantment
- Added Transfigured Reaper of Revenants as mapping setup

4 Oct 2023
- Added +4 Bow crafting guide

1 Oct 2023
- Added Oriath End + Spiritual Aid combo as a suggestion to improve clear speed
Last edited by cheapbunny on Apr 6, 2024, 9:35:39 AM
Would 50div be enough to get this from the ground?
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Voodzzz wrote:
Would 50div be enough to get this from the ground?


Yes, I spent about 40div on this build
hey i've seen your build on poe.ninja before you put the guide out there and playing it for a few days already.

if you want to craft the bow from the ground up (with fractured minon damage),
you have to spam faceted fossils until you get +1 level to socketed strength gems, annul everything else and pray that the +1 stays, after that you craft ->
"can have up to 3 crafted modifiers" and "cannot roll attack modifiers", this blocks the suffix portion of the bow, then you slam an exalt to guarantee the +1 to socketed gems.

oh yeah, and thanks for the build!:)
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rvdeh wrote:
hey i've seen your build on poe.ninja before you put the guide out there and playing it for a few days already.

if you want to craft the bow from the ground up (with fractured minon damage),
you have to spam faceted fossils until you get +1 level to socketed strength gems, annul everything else and pray that the +1 stays, after that you craft ->
"can have up to 3 crafted modifiers" and "cannot roll attack modifiers", this blocks the suffix portion of the bow, then you slam an exalt to guarantee the +1 to socketed gems.

oh yeah, and thanks for the build!:)


Nice :), will add that into the guide
Please help! I can't access the link skill tree https://pastebin.com/rqik4PVi
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mrbinh94 wrote:
Please help! I can't access the link skill tree https://pastebin.com/rqik4PVi


Not sure if you are using POB, you need to paste the link in POB.
Use this link if you dont have POB.
https://pobb.in/cMurg1WeveQe
Last edited by cheapbunny on Oct 6, 2023, 7:07:10 AM
Builds like this make PoE the great game that it is. I think the current league is the best state the game has been in since I started playing in Blight. I really hope Tattoos go core. I have so many builds I wanna try this league and you just added another one to the list :D
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Mr_Hemingway wrote:
Builds like this make PoE the great game that it is. I think the current league is the best state the game has been in since I started playing in Blight. I really hope Tattoos go core. I have so many builds I wanna try this league and you just added another one to the list :D


:D, this build is using two Ancestor uniques, might be dead if Ancestor does not go core sadly.

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