[3.2]Blink & Mirror Arrow Necromancer * Shaper down * Build of the Week * Deadeye version added*

Yes, Cloak of Flame is for physical damage reduction, although many people prefer to use
. The idea is that the guardian walks around the battlefield blocking things and creating patches of healing ground for allies, and it gives it nice Chaos res too. It is your choice, both of them are pretty cheap anyways.

Update: Edited the FAQ section with info about traps, Infractem.
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Last edited by dariidar on Sep 22, 2015, 10:39:28 AM
Very cool idea for a build. I always thought mirrow arrow/blink arrow were fun to play with (when I played a ranger). I plan on trying this build out on the 1 month league, the only thing I'm worried about is the leveling. It will be hard to get a stormcloud early on in the league I think, so I might just end up going freeze pulse until maps and spending all my quest re-spec points+a few regrets later once I get a decent 4 link lioneyes bow.
IGN- FrOArrow
I think that levelling this build will not actually be that bad. I will be testing it myself in the next few days, I think it can be done without a Storm Cloud (just a normal rare bow) because the minion damage multipliers are so darn strong. In the very worst case, this build will level as slowly as an SRS build, but in my experience it's quite a bit faster with the right gear.
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Do you think anger+wrath+artic armour is a viable setup over empower+wrath+anger? I don't know how much the +1 gem level matters, but it seems like arctic armour is quite useful especially on hardcore.
IGN- FrOArrow
Arctic Armour is quite good as well. I think that our damage will still be alright if we take out the Empower; that gem was always optional in the first place. I will add AA to the guide.

On a side note, I've been levelling up a character from scratch; no Storm Cloud/Deerstalker. Turns out that Mirror/Blink + LMP/Chain + Minion Damage, alongside with Flame Totem and Fire Trap, are enough to level up at a comfortable speed. I've added a "How to Level Without Currency" section to the guide.

Furthermore, I've realized how dang easy it is to find bows while levelling up. You don't need a high phys bow; you just need a bow with high pDPS+eDPS, so basically anything with 2+ prefixes will probably give you decent damage. This is because our mirror arrows scale with Minion Damage early on; we don't need to worry about whether it's phys damage or ele damage! (At least, until you use EE/WED, etc). Here's some bows that helped me level up very easily; as you can see, I don't have to be very picky:



I've added a levelling build to the guide for new-league starts.
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Last edited by dariidar on Sep 24, 2015, 1:02:46 AM
Cool build! And very strong from the start with Tabula/Storm Cloud. Most summoners take until Merciless to really get going.
Did a practice run leveling with this build for the new league, was really fun to play/actually pretty damn fast as far as leveling goes. It's a nice change of pace from the whole spam 1 spell over and over. Have to actually watch cooldowns/position correctly with this build. I cheated a little bit and used some currency from my main character and got 2 3 links/a stormcloud but I don't think the dps will be much different with a high phys bow. Once you get the minion nodes/skill duration nodes near scion+anger the build really starts taking off as far as leveling goes.

One kinda stupid question, I know mirror arrow/blink arrow uses your bow/quiver, so if I equip gloves that give 1-xx lightning damage, is the tooltip just bugged and it increases my damage but it really does nothing?

Same for minion damage, does the tooltip just not calculate it into account? My tooltip dps doesn't change when I put in minion damage.
IGN- FrOArrow
Glad to hear that fro, that was my experience as well. You can easily get a bow that outdpses storm cloud by level 30 (and the bow can be mixed phys/ele so it's very easy to find)

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One kinda stupid question, I know mirror arrow/blink arrow uses your bow/quiver, so if I equip gloves that give 1-xx lightning damage, is the tooltip just bugged and it increases my damage but it really does nothing?

The tooltip does NOT reflect your minions' actual dps. Mirror/Blink fires an arrow in the air.. when that arrow lands, then it deals damage in a tiny AoE. That initial arrow hit is the damage listed on your tooltip. Then, your clone spawns and deal dps completely different from what is shown on the tooltip.

To find out your clones' actual dps, check the "What's My DPS" section of this guide. I have made a spreadsheet you can download and input your own stats.

Gloves with x_x increased damage will not affect the minions, but it will increase the damage dealt by the Mirror/Blink Arrow when it lands on the enemies. however, that damage is so tiny we're not going to bother scaling it.

As a side note, the Added Lightning Damage gem from Thunderfist will benefit your clones, if you socket the minion setup in there. However, Thunderfist gives your character +lightning damage as well, which means it hinders our ability to apply Elemental Equilibrium. Therefore , by endgame, I do not recommend that your character has any gear with +elemental damage on it (except for Cold damage)
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dariidar wrote:
Glad to hear that fro, that was my experience as well. You can easily get a bow that outdpses storm cloud by level 30 (and the bow can be mixed phys/ele so it's very easy to find)

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One kinda stupid question, I know mirror arrow/blink arrow uses your bow/quiver, so if I equip gloves that give 1-xx lightning damage, is the tooltip just bugged and it increases my damage but it really does nothing?

The tooltip does NOT reflect your minions' actual dps. Mirror/Blink fires an arrow in the air.. when that arrow lands, then it deals damage in a tiny AoE. That initial arrow hit is the damage listed on your tooltip. Then, your clone spawns and deal dps completely different from what is shown on the tooltip.

To find out your clones' actual dps, check the "What's My DPS" section of this guide. I have made a spreadsheet you can download and input your own stats.

Gloves with x_x increased damage will not affect the minions, but it will increase the damage dealt by the Mirror/Blink Arrow when it lands on the enemies. however, that damage is so tiny we're not going to bother scaling it.

As a side note, the Added Lightning Damage gem from Thunderfist will benefit your clones, if you socket the minion setup in there. However, Thunderfist gives your character +lightning damage as well, which means it hinders our ability to apply Elemental Equilibrium. Therefore , by endgame, I do not recommend that your character has any gear with +elemental damage on it (except for Cold damage)


I felt like leveling with storm cloud was still better than even this bow-



which is one of the better bows you would find while leveling. Maybe the dps was slightly better but it felt 10x more awkward to play without the mass attack speed from storm cloud. Plus having to get the dex to use some of these bows was really annoying. Didn't notice much of a clear speed difference between the two. And after this tier of bow the dex requirements become even more ridiculous.

It's too bad there's really no way to fit a cast when damage taken>immortal call on this build. Seems like such a waste to not be able to run that+have all the duration nodes on the tree. almost a full second of immunity just off a level 1 immortal call without endurnance charges.
IGN- FrOArrow
If you have trouble with Dex, you can use the Careful Planning jewel in the slot between Mind over Matter and Elemental Equilibrium. Should cost no more than a few alteration orbs even in a new league.

We don't really need immortal call. I used to use it until I tried Zombies and never turned back. Once you learn how to control them (Shift + move, or use attack skills to direct them) then they're far better than IC for tanking titty bitches, quill explosions, etc. Even spectres feel better than IC (see Grandmasters video)
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Last edited by dariidar on Sep 28, 2015, 3:30:08 PM

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