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[3.2][Life][4 flame] Now SEVEN Golem D-Curse "BROmancer" In-depth Guide

Patch Changes and how they affect us

3.2 changes
Great Ascendancy rework - now SEVEN golem and surviveability for us (we cannot be frozen, ignited, shocked, Also some new Uniques which we can use (armour Loreweave which can up our MAX res to 80%)

3.1 changes
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Your minions (and their minions) will no longer deal or take damage while you are dead

Pretty huge nerf for abusive start (now cant kill shaper only in tabula xD), but this not affect lvl90+ gameplay at all. We live - we kill.

Build changes LOG

- changes in GEM setup
- changes in Jewel setup
- edit Ascendancy choice
- edit Pantheon choice

Test Zone

- Abyss-stricted items IN PROGRESS

My gear BESTIARY



Sections
1. Overview
2. Pro/Cons
3. Passives
-3.1 Bandits
-3.2 Ascendancy
-3.3 Pantheon
4. Gear
-4.1 Gems setup
-4.2 Items
5. Leveling
6. Can be MF? IIQ/IIR
7. Tips, Tricks, Adviсe
8. Videos

1. Overview
Yes yes yes, its "another" golemancer build, but in this thread i want to do as detailed as possible guide.

Build focused around stacking Life pool and utilizing power of Primordial Jewels

(dont buy Anima Stone straight, its overpriced - u can obtain this jewel from vendor recipe "Might+Eminence+Harmony")
Mainly we utilize property of Primordial Harmony increase golem damage for each type of golem you have summoned. Totally we need 8 Harmony jewels (we can use 9, but it requires 100 lvl). Simple calculation: 8 jewels with high stat 20% = 160%, we use 4 type of golems 4*160% = 640% total damage and its sounds better, when we using double curse + elemental equilibrium.

Our golems: 4 flame, 1 lightning, 1 ice, 1 stone

If u have troubles with something - read chapter 7. Tips, Tricks, Adviсe


2. Pro/Cons
Lets start with pros
- All content
- Any map mods, ez
- Can do with MF gear
- Optimal clearing speed
- Cheap and good for starter build

And now cons
- Expensive at high end gear (not so much, estimated 12ex)
- Need to learn, how ur BROs interact with u (yes, sometimes they do stupid things and u want to kill them by self)

3. Passives
Necessary nodes: Jewels, Elemental Equilibrium, Double Curse
Links
Path of Building: 100 lvl, pure HP, 12 jewels
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https://pastebin.com/7vqm6L3u

Path of Exile: 100 lvl, pure HP, 12 jewels
Path of Exile site

-3.1 Bandits
Simple - Kill All for 2 skill point

-3.2 Ascendancy
Elementalist rule the world! Cause in this ascendancy we have +2 extra golem, 20% increase damage for EACH summoned golem and golems are immune to elemental damage. In sum this nodes make more profit, than all Necromancer ascendancy.
So thats the order:
v Liege of the Primordial
v Elemancer
v Pendulum of Destruction
2 small nodes Elemental Damage and Resistances, Elemental Damage Attack and Cast Speed (cause other BIG nodes dont affect us)

-3.3 Pantheon
Boss killer setup
Major Soul of Solaris
Minor Soul of Ryslatha

Mapping setup
Major Soul of Lunaris
Minor Soul of Gruthkul or Soul of Ralakesh (if u still dont have anti bleed flasks)


4. Gear
-4.1 Gems setup
Spoiler
Our main DPS 6-links
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R-B-B-B-B-G
Summon Flame Golem - Spell Echo - Minion Damage - Controlled Destruction - Elemental Focus -
Greater Multiple Projectiles


SWAP option: Elemental Focus for Fire penetration
Personally, i dont recommend swap Elemental Focus for Empower. We dont use Fire penetration for mapping, cause we already have Double Curse and Elemental Equilibrium (44% elemental weakness + 44% flammability + 50% EE = -138% elemental resistance) but its good option for boss killing. What about Empower? Image below:
Spoiler

Conclusion: Empower 4 lvl is expensive and do same job as Elemental Focus (we already have tons of Life for golem, another 10k from Empower dont give us advantage). Empower "empowers" ur BRO's only when Flame Golem have total 27 lvl (+2 from Skin of the Loyal, but we dont use it/Empower 4/Flame Golem 21/20 - its VERY EXPENSIVE setup).
(1) 4-links
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B-B-B-B
Curse On Hit - Ball Lightning - Elemental Weakness - Flammability


Nothing special, default setup for cursing enemies plus activation Elemental Equilibrium
(2) 4-links
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R- R - B - *
Anger - Generocity - Enlighten - *

In 4 link u can use HASTE, but in Bestiary i prefer craft Aspect of the Avian/Aspect of the Crab and left this 4 slot for Vaal Gems or Portal
(3) 4-links
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B - B - R - G
Summon Lightning Golem - Minion Life Support - Summon Stone Golem - Summon Ice Golem

(1) 3-links
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R- R - G
Cast When Damage Taken (lvl 3) - Immortal Call (lvl 5) - Phase Run (lvl 5)

Very good defense. Nothing special.
(1) 3-links
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B- B - B
Flame Dash - Convocation - Faster Casting



-4.2 Items
Mandatory items:
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Primordial Harmony total 8 jewels (9 for lvl 100). Priority stat: 19-20% increase golem damage for each type of golem you have summoned.
Primordial Might total 1 jewel.
Anima Stone total 1 jewel.
Primordial Eminence total 1 jewel.
Buy clayshapers first, +1 max golem for each. After that we need as soon as possible 2 jewels - Might and Anima Stone. Might give us new golems AI and they will be crazy as hell, Anima Stone give us +1 golem and another +1 golem when we have totally 3 Primordial jewels in our tree (like 1 Might and 2 Harmony, but if u dont have enough currency atm u can buy 3 Eminence they really cheap, like 1 chaos).

Gear in details
Helmet

Base type: Bone Helmet
iLVL: 84+
Priority stats: implicit Minions deal 38-40% increased damage, high Life 100+, Resistances
IMPORTANT: don't use enchats on this helm - it will rewrite Minions damage

Another options

IMPORTANT: this is expensive option, cause we need Enchant Flame golem have 40% increased damage.
This helm give us less Life, but increase survivability for golems. Pretty good helmet for leveling.

Gloves

Base type: Any
Priority stats: high Life 80+, Resistances, Dexterity (if possible)
Master craft: Minions deal % increased damage

Boots

Base type: Any
Priority stats: high Life 80+, Resistances, Movement Speed, Dexterity (if possible)

Rings

This ring really cheap and it looks like Decoy Totem, works perfect with bosses. Sadly, ring dont have much Life and resistances. Put Summon Ice Golem in this ring, but if u have resistances issue - use 2 rare ring.

Base type: Any
Priority stats: high Life 75+, Resistances, increase Fire Damage, All Atributes

Amulet

Base type: Any
Priority stats: high Life 100+, All Atributes, Spell Damage, Resistances

Belt

Base type: Leather Belt
Priority stats: high Life 150+, Resistances

Another options

HeadHunter
Yes! Headhunter. Very expensive and useful belt. This item can greatly boost output damage and our survivability. In this case also can be used Vaal Breach Gem for boss fights.

Bisco's Leash
If u dont have trouble with resistances this belt can help with clear speed for mapping.

Body

Now i can RECOMMEND for MAIN use this item:

Loreweave increase our MAX resistances up to 80, have some HP, all atributes - great body armour!
Belly of the Beast
IMPORTANT: This item can be mandatory, but... It has several disadvantages for this grade: 4 offcolours can eat tons of chromatics.
In other - great body armour.

Another options

Tabula Rasa
Simple as Simple Robe. Tabula Rasa +1 socketed gems. Cheap and good. Even in TR we have 5800 Life.

The Perfect Form
Life, free Arctic Armour, Dexterity, Phase Acrobatics but no resistance

Cloak of Defiance
Another interesting option. We can greatly increase EHP, but for this need to use slightly different skill tree and also have flat Mana mod on Rare items.



5. Leveling
Below link to album with trees till 75 points, and after this u can go in any other directions of main tree.
imgur starting tree
https://imgur.com/a/BVV8T

Leveling until 41 lvl not so good (well, i can say it really bad and annoying part), cause we do not collect DPS nodes, but we have 2 ways: summoner or spell caster.
For summoner - default gem set SRS+Zombies plus fire trap/magma orb
For spell caster - freezing pulse plus zombies
My new meta for leveling this build till 41 - MINES! "Minefield - Frostbolt - LMP - Mine". Its not super good choice, but it do what i need. With 2 Axiom Perpetuum mines deal insane DMG, sadly not so fast.
When reach 41 lvl - take 2 Clayshaper, setup 4L RGBB (if dont have tabula or 5L RGBBB with Controlled Destruction as 5 gem) "Flame Golem - GMP - Spell Echo - Minion Dmg", 2L RR "Anger - Generosity", 3L RRG "CWDT - Phase Run - Immortal Call", 4L BBBB "Ball Lightning - Curse on Hit - Flammability - Ele Weakness" and clear content with 3 flame golem. Try Easy Lab (1100 hp req) and get 4 golem - thats all leveling guide, cause at this point u do not need any other DPS skill-gem.

6. Can be MF? IIQ/IIR
Yes!

swap Elemental Focus for Item Rarity and remove Culling Strike
and 2 Ventor Gamble Gold Ring


7. Tips, Tricks, Adviсe
Boss fights

Uber Atziri
Vaals and Atziri - piece of cake. Just evade all attacks and never stop running. Main problem here - trio. Strongly recommend do Uber Atziri runs with all Jewels and golem gems at least 18/20, because of trio can melt ur BROs with desecrated ground and multiple stacks corrupted blood, and yes, u need to be alive in this room.

My tactics for trio room:
1. Vaal Summon skeletons in right upper corner (dont activate fight before this, simple moving along the border of room)
2. return to entrance and rush to the babe, use convocation, ball lightning
3. moving near the babe, evade attacks, use ball lightning and convocation if necessary
4. well, when she dies, we can breath a little better. Now we must running and find places without desecrated ground, use convocation and ball lightning. Golems can die (if their lvl/quality not maxed), so u need to control their population. Remember, one use flame golem summon two of them, so use it when 2 golems left.

Personally, i prefer fight in this room without desecrate+offering, cause we need all 3 type of golems in our skill panel. Better use Vaal Haste.

Chimera Guardian

Main problem here - smoke cloud phase. U need find chimera as fast as possible. Flask menedgement needed. In phase with minions just be near one entrance.
Possible help: Kiara's Determination, Eye of Chayula, Kaom roots (in this case we definitely remove our desecrate+flash offering and movement skill, but its very good option for this fight)
Bad mods for this map but doable: DMG, LIFE

Minotaur Guardian

Golems can die in multiple stacks of his slams. Burrow dont kill golems (at least 20/20), but can kill you. Tactics: evade burrow, be careful. Use convocation for removing golems from slams, summon again if they die.
Bad mods for this map but doable: AOE, DMG, LIFE


Double Aura?

Yes, we can do Double Aura, Best choice - Haste. Options in spoilers below.
without Enlighten
We need some nodes for reducing aura reserve. Аn obvious best way out of this situation - amulet with double curse corrupt. After that we can refund points from Double Curse nodes and add to Sovereignty circle (left side, templar).
Another options:
Cospri's Will body armour or Windscream boots. Both cases we sacrificing our survivability.
Expensive option Alphas's Howl with enchant Flame golem have 40% increased damage

Essence Worm this ring can do instant second aura for us, but u need to decide, what ring swap for this.

Enlighten
Enlighten gem can be used as well, but in this case we need to prepare 4-link for this (and we totally lose one of this: Desecrate + Flesh offering OR our movemenet skill combo). Enlighten will work even lvl 2, cause we dont need much mana, only for Ball Lightning cast

Double aura problems: we cant resummon any golem since they have high mana cost, however, this does not concern general mapping. The solution for hard bosses is to disable one (not anger) aura.

8. Videos

My Stream
If u want view this build in action, my links below

Twitch
YouTube
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Last edited by EinKRieGeR on Mar 26, 2018, 10:49:50 AM
Last bumped on Jul 4, 2018, 8:07:21 PM
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Harsh RNG, fair trade is dead, botting everywhere, oneshot mechanic -=RIP=-
The pantheon choices seem suboptimal. Life flask charges pales in comparison to bleed reduction or any of the phys reduction nodes. Soul of the Brine King is also somewhat meh, you are seldom getting stunned and the fight it matters (Shaper) you can take the node specifically for that fight. Soul of Lunaris is certainly better for general mapping; phys reduction, MS, and dodge from projeciles.
Thanks for reply, i will bear in mind. Thread not complited yet, soon add much more info
Harsh RNG, fair trade is dead, botting everywhere, oneshot mechanic -=RIP=-
hey there.
I couldn't find how many of each golem type to use.
so, 3 flame, one ice and one lightning?
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hey there.
I couldn't find how many of each golem type to use.
so, 3 flame, one ice and one lightning?


4 flame,1 light,1 ice golems
Ah.
Thanks for the reply and the awesome build.
■► It's a business. You won't get the full experience.
■► Yes, this is an addiction. This is a Slot Machine. I am addicted.
■► You won't be rewarded. There is no reward.
Hey bro, your build is awesome however I have one concern. I have a total of 15-16 exalts of budget right now. Do you think this will be enough for fast mapping and t15/t16/guardians/shaper?
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hey there.
I couldn't find how many of each golem type to use.
so, 3 flame, one ice and one lightning?


oops, i forgot about it. First post fixed.
As already said - 4 flame, 1 ice, 1 lightning

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Hey bro, your build is awesome however I have one concern. I have a total of 15-16 exalts of budget right now. Do you think this will be enough for fast mapping and t15/t16/guardians/shaper?


october 2017, harbinger

Primordial Might x2 ~3 exa (u need 2 for vendor recipe Anima Stone - just sell to vendor one of each jewel Might+Eminence+Harmony)
Harmony x10 ~1.5 exa
Eminence ~1 chaos
Clayshaper x2 ~2 alchemy

summon flame golem 21/20 ~2.5 exa OR 20/20 ~5 chaos
other gems 20/20 ~3 exa
tabula +1 ~1 exa
rare items with needed mods ~1 exa

total ~12 exa

well, this is an approximate calculation. U can do shaper/phoenix/hydra with mandatory items even in tabula and rares (while dead). Chimera/Mino need to be careful and better with good rare items. Mapping fast enough with 19/20 gems.
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Last edited by EinKRieGeR on Oct 8, 2017, 2:46:46 AM
Thank you for your time! Keep up the good work. Cheers!

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