[3.6] 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

Quick explanation:
The build uses unearth to create 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.

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
expensive alternative to the shield for getting level 30 unearth.

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. Alternatively, one hand weapons from Synthesis league can be synthesized with +1 gems implicit, then crafted with +1 to gems, and a further +2 to support gems to also reach level 30 unearth.

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.

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 Bound fossils to craft minion life and minion damage. If you have money then you can even attempt to craft 30% more elemental damage as well.

Part 3 Other mechanics

Sustain comes mainly from having life regen and not being hit. It is important to allocate life regeneration nodes on the tree and aim for 700+.

Elemental Equilibrium reduces resists by a further 50% which applies in full to bosses. To do this, you must hit the enemy with cold or fire damage, and you must not deal any fire damage yourself. Your minions do not proc EE, and since Minion instability deals fire damage, they will hit a lot harder.

If using a flame golem setup in the chest, you can link it with combustion so that it ignites enemies and reduces their resists even further.

Part 4: versions of the build

A) Original version: outdated
Uses bone offering as well as mistress of sacrifice for some extra defense. This is done on a CWDT with desecrate. Phase run is used to travel quickly. Haste provides movement speed and cast speed. Watcher's eye can be used but is not necessary.

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.

6L chest with Flame golem and 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.

B) Austhern's Version Killer Queen
Does not use a flame golem in the chest. Instead, there are two spectre setups: One is for killing bosses, and the second uses increased area, chance to ignite, ignite proliferation, and combustion to clear very quickly. He does not use bone offering and focuses on attack speed and cast speed so he can raise spectres and use whirling blades for speed.

This version also uses an animate Guardian that wears Crown of the Tyrant with either a blue or green socket. When near, the guardian provides you with cold or lightning damage to proc Elemental equilibrium.

This version works much better than the original version.

C) The Synthesis CI version

The build achieves a higher healthpool using ES items, while making use of some of the new Synthesis mods.
On a weapon, it is possible to craft +1 to all gems implicit, then further crafting +1 gems prefix, and master crafting +2 to socketed support gems (this applies to empower) and achieving a level 30 unearth.

This frees up the shield spot for another one called Bitterbind Point. This unique gives spectres up to 100% increased life (a massive damage bonus) as well as having 200 es.

6l spectres ignite setup is used in the chest and the boss killing setup is used in the helm.

Discipline provides a higher ES pool, but can also be used with the watcher's eye mod "gain 20-30 energy shield each time you hit an enemy". This provides excellent defense against large packs of monsters. A higher ES pool means that our regeneration will also be higher.

Character Info (Gear, Skill tree, etc



Soul's Wick (+2 spectres)

Rare abyss jewels with: life --- minion life --- minions deal X% increased damage if you have used a minion skill recently

and optional Watcher's eye with Onslaught on kill (haste)

Skill Tree:
Soul Weaver
Puppet Master
Commander of Darkness

Path of Building:

Energy Shield


Soul's Wick (+2 spectres)

Watcher's eye (30 ES gain per hit)

Abyss Jewels with: Flat energy Shield --- Minion life --- Minions deal X% damage if you have used a minion skill recently

Skill Tree:
Soul Weaver
Puppet master
Commander of Darkness

Path of Building:

Spectre HP

Spectre HP - should be around 250k when geared up.


thank you to the Reddit user Belodri


Old Guide



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.


https://youtu.be/2xGZPYWRBeQ CI synthesis Uber elder first try

https://youtu.be/r8PH-lUhouI Uber Elder Deathless


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 May 2, 2019, 10:04:08 PM
Last bumped on Oct 11, 2019, 12:56:38 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!
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Godlike for boss, shit for mapping, lol
i have a feeling phantasm on kill with golems is gonna fix the mapping issues
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just waiting for the lovely Phantasm gem
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hahah, nice :)
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⛄ Ice Golems:
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for boss killing awesome!
Wow that's crazy. Wonder how good the lvl 95 spectre fights normally haha?
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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.
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