[3.4] Spectrenate Dead (1-shot shaper)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWrmdidp_ng - 1 flask - 50% shaper hp gone.

https://youtu.be/RYEUCR2kf5A - boss montage

Mandatory items:

you need +5 unearth helm enchant

makes flasks apply to spectres

activates minion instability on spectres

potential +9 to Unearth level with empower

Quick explanation:
Using the items mentioned above, Unearth creates corpses on the ground which are level 95. By using raise Spectre on them, they become spectres with insane hp (100k+ hp). You can then detonate the spectres and deal massive damage, killing bosses instantly.

How it Works (detailed explanation)

Part 1 Detonating your spectres

Minion Instability keystone on the passive tree causes your minions to explode when they reach low life. This can happen when they take damage, or you can cause it to happen yourself*. To do this, you will need Umbilicus Immortalis belt (this is a legacy item, you can only get it from divination cards). The belt makes flasks apply to spectres (and zombies) instead of you. Coruscating elixir brings their hp down to 1, which then activates Minion instability and they go boom.

Part 2 Unearth and Spectres

Unearth is used to generate high level corpses on the ground. A level 20 Unearth creates level 80 corpses. By using the Vix Lunaris shield corrupted with +1 to skill gems, as well as a level 4 empower, you can obtain a level 30 unearth. Level 30 unearth creates level 90 corpses. With the helm enchant, this is further increased to create level 95 corpses on the ground.

minion life is based on the level of the corpse which you used raise spectre on. By raising spectres from the level 95 corpses, you create bone archers which have a very high HP. This is further increased by your gear, skill tree, and the more multiplier from minion life gem.

Lastly, minion Instability is based on 33% of the minions MAXIMUM hp. It is further augmented by increases and more multipliers to minion damage.

With the recent addition of Elder items, you will want to look for an elder helm (at least ilvl 68, but preferably ilvl 83) with the +5 level of corpses generated by unearth enchant. Once you have the base item, you can use chaos orbs to craft the item until you get both minion life and minion damage skills on it. This effectively becomes a 6-link.

Part 3 The rest of the build

Since we cannot use flasks ourselves, we need a way to sustain our HP. This is done using bone offering (in 3.2, it is getting nerfed, but it is stilled very effective) as well as high life regeneration.

Phase run allows you to travel quickly and get close to a pack. I went with haste aura because it provides movement speed and cast speed which are extremely helpful. I also use a watcher's eye which provides permanent phasing and chance to gain 10% mana when using a skill.

Elemental Equilibrium can be activated using a cwdt lvl 1 ball lightning as well as a modified unearth which also deals either cold or lightning damage (shaped amulet provides this). It is very important that YOU deal NO fire damage.

And lastly, if you are using a 6L or better elder helm, then you have the opportunity to use a 6L chest. Flame golem with Phantasm on kill and the Anima stone supports the build extremely well. Most of the supports that work with flame golem also greatly augment the phantasms.



For more damage, you can use


Look for abyss jewels with flat hp (25+)|| minion life ||minion damage when you use a minion skill.

Gear Explanation

- elder helm with unearth enchant. Try to get minion life and minion damage

- Cannot be frozen makes this the best of the 3 shields.

- provides big boost to minion damage and also summons wolves to help you.

- provides life regeneration, lots of %hp to you and your minions.

- allows unearth to create 2 corpses without wasting a gem socket in the shield.

- look for hp, dex, and resists.

- try to get the shaper mod to convert phys damage to cold or lightning.

- life, dex, resists

- movement speed, resists, life, 2% regen enchant

- mandatory

- quite literally provides 2 free spectres with no downside tot he build. try to get 50% reduced mana.

Gem Links

Elder helm with Minion life and minion damage mod
raise spectre - increased area of effect - chance to ignite - Ignite proliferation

For high hp bosses swap in elemental focus and conc effect

Vix Lunaris
Unearth - Empower - faster casting

4L - CWDT 20 - desecrate - bone offering - curse (enfeeble, Ele weakness, or flamability)

4L - Aura (haste) - cwdt lvl 1 - ball lightning - tempest shield

3L - movement skill (phase run) - increased duration - convocation

6L chest - flame golem - GMP - controlled destruction - spell echo - minion damage - summon phantasm on kill

Skill Tree:

Level 92 witch


3.2 Ascendancy points:

-Mistress of Sacrifice


-Soul Weaver

-Puppet master (unless you need the resists)

Path of Building

https://pastebin.com/rkSDDtFw 3.4 updated PoB

old PoB

Please note that this does not show the actual damage of spectres. It is much higher.

Spectre HP



https://youtu.be/RYEUCR2kf5A boss montage

https://youtu.be/wiKVoT_f4L4 - t16 minotaur phantasms and 1-shot boss

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_HQEaHYx3Q&feature=youtu.be - t15 map using phantasms and golems

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWrmdidp_ng - shaper erased

https://youtu.be/9jmiSq08WXM - uber atziri (1 death)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsVlZMddCZk - t16 hydra map (empty 6L)

Main characters: Deep_water - AnomaIy - Artica
Build guides: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1602863
Last edited by DreamScythe on Sep 24, 2018, 3:01:45 AM
Last bumped on Jan 6, 2019, 2:26:56 AM
This gets my seal of approval.

I'm gonna try a golemancer and use this setup for boss kills and see how it goes. Fucking awesome!
Crit Shockwave Totem 650k +: #1657327 / Crit VMS (1 mil DPS): #1511368 / Crit self-cast spark: #1565708
1.3 crit firestorm: #1280086 / 1.3 crit Ice Nova: #1219809 / Flame Nova (sire of shards incinerate): #1359847
Godlike for boss, shit for mapping, lol
i have a feeling phantasm on kill with golems is gonna fix the mapping issues
Main characters: Deep_water - AnomaIy - Artica
Build guides: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1602863
just waiting for the lovely Phantasm gem
Main characters: Deep_water - AnomaIy - Artica
Build guides: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1602863
hahah, nice :)
⚡ Lightning Golems:
⛄ Ice Golems:
reserved )
for boss killing awesome!
Wow that's crazy. Wonder how good the lvl 95 spectre fights normally haha?
macsdf1 wrote:
Wow that's crazy. Wonder how good the lvl 95 spectre fights normally haha?

Other than having a lot of HP, the spectres themselves are crap.
Main characters: Deep_water - AnomaIy - Artica
Build guides: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1602863

Report Forum Post

Report Account:

Report Type

Additional Info