Undying Evangelists RAPE my summons

These guys pretty much ruin end game maps for me. Before the release I could do almost any map type up to lvl 70ish with not great gear and now every time I face these guys they wipe out my specters and then I am finished. I have no way of resummoning my specters without leaving the map and going to get more. And then even if I came back and tried again, they would still die because of their stupid shields. Are the days of using ranged specters with GMP over? How has everyone else using this type of build adapted to these new enemies?
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The best strategy for me is to run together with my summons into the bauble and attack them so my zombies can react. But I am using the same spectres you are having trouble with, so they will never die to evangelists :) Strangely rambo mode worked best for me against them.
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Ive been heavily using lightning warp. U warp right on top of them and your army either quickly follows or teleports with you.
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Are you using the flame sentinals? Because that is what I am using. I am also running vitality, purity, and discipline with a number of aura buffs. I try to run in but the evangelists start spamming their explosion ability which keeps killing off my skeletotem and i have to keep trying to recast zombies as well and then eventually my specters get caught in the blasts and go down like it was nothing. Does running into their bubble really make your specters go in there too to attack? Because most of my dmg comes from my 3 5-linked flame sentinals GMPing everywhere with their fiery goodness.
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Are you using the flame sentinals? Because that is what I am using. I am also running vitality, purity, and discipline with a number of aura buffs. I try to run in but the evangelists start spamming their explosion ability which keeps killing off my skeletotem and i have to keep trying to recast zombies as well and then eventually my specters get caught in the blasts and go down like it was nothing. Does running into their bubble really make your specters go in there too to attack? Because most of my dmg comes from my 3 5-linked flame sentinals GMPing everywhere with their fiery goodness.


You should not be using ranged minions vs them they have a shield that blocks projectile damage. I would personally go for Burning Miscreations. As for minions you need to get the close so when they die they proc minion instability and kill them also.

Check out my guide - 2.2 spectre load outs.

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As mentioned try to go for other spectres. I used to LOVE Flame Sentinels due to their absurd firepower, and who doesn't love the fireworks across your screen. However, they absolutely rape your framerate and it's near impossible to see shit on the screen. I switched to Burning Miscreations which are just as good if not better; Extremely easy to get (Right at Lunaris lvl 2 wp), really good but nonstacking aoe burn plus they are tankier with Unrighteous Fire since it increases their armor. The only con is the "build up time", sometimes it takes near a minute for them to switch on their aura, so it's kinda meh if you constantly switch area.
Any melee spectre (like bears, golems, flickers, etc) kills evangelists very fast. Each map has a specific type of spectre that would work better than others, i suggest to experiment with different types of them and build strategies (summoner = strategist/commander of a mini army).
I have sentinels set up as my spectres and I have zero problems with evangelists.

I summon skellies right in the bubbles and zombies clean up. plus the bubbles dont have 100% uptime so some of these dudes get 2-shotted by sentinels when their bubble is down
Get up close and personal with them - while they're distracted by your minions, run within their shield and hit them with your attack. Typically your zombies will follow you in and help out, and once you're inside the shield they die pretty quickly.

I like using ranged spectres too, so whenever I saw an evangelist I'd go straight for it and get rid of it before it could do too much damage.

The only times this got dangerous was when there were several evangelists in the same room, in which case a skeleton totem planted in the middle of them worked well - it'll cast skeletons inside their shield.
Dual-totem, dual-curse CI EE summoning sporker guide: http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/633100
honestly, these are less dangerous to my minions then those pesky alchemists.

If your zombies have "offensive" support gems (Mulistrike, Minion damage, added fire, etc) you can simply run inside the bubbles and they'll kill those Evangelists instantly.
If your zombies have "defensive" support gems (Life leech, Minion health, resistances) you might have to add some skeletons.

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