[3.3] GOLEMENTALIST (Flame Golems Elementalist) Build (Easy & Safe for everyone!) +Video guide!

Hello guys!
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VIDEO BUILD GUIDE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxdZ_YX4gGE

http://www.angryroleplayer.com/path-of-exile-builds/golementalist-flame-golems-elementalist-build-for-path-of-exile/
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Why a "NEW" golem build right now? I did a research and to be honest, most of the older builds are waaay too complex and heaped with unnecessary data or oudated information. When i started this project i was pretty lost, as some people recommended 5 golems.. some 7.. some 6.. this gear... that gear.. ES... Life..Curses... What to choose?
Then i started checking the ACTUAL playing characters and consulted some players as well. And only after some extensive research i came up to conclusions and my own vision of the build.
Since i cleared most of the end-game content with this exact setup and literally no extra effort, i decided to leave this build as easy and straightforward as possible to both old and new players. It's a very easy setup here, without complex double-curse curse-on-hit, EE selfcast stuff and other unnecessary things that are literally not worth it for 99.99% of the game.
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How does it work, in general?
1) Flame Golems do all damage here, other golems are just meat bags who provide immunities, regen and BUFF Flame Golems via Primordial Harmony jewels and themselves. In the end you will have 4 Flame Golems, 1 Ice, Lightning and Stone golem. = 7 in Total.
2) Flame Golems damage is scaled mostly by generic Minion Damage / Minion Cast Speed and through their skill cooldowns via Primordial Harmony Jewels as well as other Golem Jewels.
3) Primordial Harmony jewels start "working" really well when you have a lot of them as well as 3 other "different" golems up and running as well.
4) Your role is to just run ahead, cursing everything with AOE Flammability and cast Flesh Offering as well as avoid potential death. Try to stay closer to Golems for Anger to be active on them.
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1) PROS
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+massive AOE
+high effective HP: can be around 10K+ in total (3-4k life & 4-7k ES)
+Chill, Freeze, Reflect, Ignite, Shock IMMUNE! Flasks are free!
+very passive gameplay. Good for SUPER BORED people! :D
+any bosses are EZ PZ. You just run around. You can do them very early on. I killed Atziri at 68 with level 16 gem and Shaper with level 19 gem. Uber Izaro is a complete joke.

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2) CONS
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-Can be hard to pull off the ground in fresh economy (Anime Stone jewel requires abour 80-100c investment)
-End-game HYBRID gear can be expensive if you min-max.
-Not a "wander" clear speed
-Not a "Blade Flurry 20M Shaper dps"
-You need a bit of chaos resistance (if no Shavronne's Wrappings)
-If you don't like BORING builds, this might not be for you! hehe

3) Skill Tree Progression / Path of Building / Ascendancy / Bandits
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Path of building: https://pastebin.com/ugSqChHU
For Ascendancy: Liege of the Primordial, Elemancer, Paragon of Calamity, whatever (uber lab)
Bandits: Kill All

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4) Early Levelling Gear / Skills
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Nothing crazy here. Double Lifesprigs, Wanderlust, Lochtonial Caress. Bones of Ullr boots are 1alch and will give you a MASSIVE boost till level 41.


For skills: Summon Raging Spirits-Minion Damage-Faster Casting-Summon Phantasm on Kill
As well as Raise Zombie and Raise Spectre in other 4Ls.
At level 41 buy 2 Clayshapers!

4L: Flame Golems-Minion Damage-Greater Multipler Projectiles-Spell Echo

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5) My Actual Gear / End-Game Skills
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5L: Flame Golems-Minion Damage-Greater Multipler Projectiles-Spell Echo-Controlled Destruction
6L: Flame Golems-Minion Damage-Greater Multipler Projectiles-Spell Echo-Controlled Destruction-Elemental Focus

You need 1 of each
and then just as much Harmonies
as possible.
And this is my setup for SPEEDFARMING MAPS. One move-speed-minion ring is enough:

Generic jewels for your belt:


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6) Flasks
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Put your curse immunity on your utility. I am just lazy. Overall you can have anything here. 2 quicksilvers. Stibnite..even Rumi's. Most important: Chaos Res, phys res and quicksilver.


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7) Pantheon Gods
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Major: Arakaali
Minor: Shakari

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8) Hardcore Viable or not?
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Very viable, especially if you go Shavronne's. Otherwise just stack as much HP and ES as possible.

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9) More good gear
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All of these can be useful.

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10) FOR THE RICH GUYS
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Legacy ES gear on Standard and some crazy ass Watcher's Eye jewels
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MORE VIDEOS:
Shaper Kill: https://youtu.be/7aY-K19aCVA
T13 Shaped Shore with Beyond, 43% mob life and resists: https://youtu.be/Zj2Ol2bWi0k
T14 Palace with -res, beyond and 2 bosses: https://youtu.be/rkKVrBE0i58
T11 Coves with 110% extra fire, -50% flasks, Beyond, Vulnerability: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfrACpeHDaE
T16 Hydra with 23% more damage and Power Charge on Hit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1ScNAr0Qx4
T16 Phoenix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V63eJHQ-ULE
T16 Minotaur: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lTnIKXGafU
T16 Chimera: https://youtu.be/PSBuHAjgbUI
Yellow Tier Elder: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QurDMCbQm4
UBER Elder: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72yGH_pnSjk
Pale Court: https://youtu.be/O028UpERLvk
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FAQ
1) But you have legacy gear?
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I created this build on standard, just because i wanted to see how much ES i could afford for cheap (2-3 ex gear). The only difference between THIS gear and "Temp League" gear: around 2-3K ES. I've seen people with 8-9K EHP with 95+ levels and beyond. You can check poe.ninja for yourself. 8K EHP is enough for all content, including Uber Elder.

2) What about LIFE BASED Golem build?
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Good luck finding good shaper Helm with necessary minion damage and Golem enchants! Tbh i think it's not optimal damage-wise and far more problematical to make. Good guide for life golems is here: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1828990. I think that golems on a shaper pseudo-7L would be sub-par though as you need other DPS skill gems for proper support, not Immolate for example.

3) Can i get Golem jewels cheaper?? Or use something instead?
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Yes, you can sell Eminence, Harmony and Might to the vendor to get ANIMA STONE. You will save around 30-40 chaos this way (intsead of buying from trade). TADAAAAM! Also for the Anima Stone bonus you can use several Eminence's temporary to get an extra golem (once you have enough currency for Harmony's)

4) Why there is no Temporal Chains, two curses, Elemental Equilibrium, Curse on Hit, Beacon of Ruin?
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I've used Temporal Chains, but dropped as i saw no reason for it. On HARDCORE it might be a safety option, but for softcore all you need it literally damage. And i barely died with or without Temporal Chains. Double cursing will also require additional skill tree nodes to be taken and cursing via Curse on Hit or other selfcast crap. NOT WORTH IT REALLY. Bosses die just fine with just Flammability and other mobs are just joke..
Just let's be real. Do you need all this fancy stuff for mapping? No. Do you need it to kill map bosses? No. They all literally die while you a reading chat in your twitch...Do you need this stuff for end-game bosses? Not really. Like i mentioned i killed Shaper on first attempt without even "trying hard" and 19 level flame golems. So, for 99.99% content of the game you absolutely don't need the fancy stuff.
Elemental Equilibrium will also be nerfed in 3.3 and all people will have to edit their builds ). I didn't include it on purpose as well, as i see no reason to selfcast things either, except Flesh Offering.

5) Why other Golems are worse?
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Lightning Golems are actually pretty damn good in open maps as well as for bosses if you increase their damage through INCREASED DURATION gem. But for corridor maps and dungeon maps they are worse then Flame Golems, cause their projectiles fly in a cone and would mostly be blocked by walls. Flame Golems drop their Magma Balls on the ground with one huge pile, so they are good for both open maps and corridor maps.
Melee Golems are just slow, cause you are running ahead and aggroing mobs. Monsters need to die BEFORE you approach them or at the same time are you are facing them. You will have to drag your melee golems through teleporting or stack crazy amount of minion speed. So far it's not worth it unless minion speed will get a buff.

6) Uber Atziri/Elder viable?
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Yes, but you might need Elemental Equilibrium for extra DPS.

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3.3 CHANGES:
I am pretty sure we will have to buy new Harmonies (for as cheap as possible lol).
As far as i could understand the golem skills cooldown contributed to the actual golems' skills they were casting. So it was kinda (OLD Harmony's):

Golem Skills have (20-30)% increased Cooldown Recovery Speed
Golems have (10-15)% increased Cooldown Recovery Speed

in 3.2: 30+15=45% to golems (supposed to be just 15) and 30% to golem skills.
in 3.3: 45% to golems and 30% to golem skills. So basically the same, just properly working.
the 3.2 ones will be "fixed" and will only have 15% cooldown (not 45%).

CHANGES IN SKILL SETUP (Pob already updated!):
1) Dropped Discipline for Vaal Discipline and put Enduring Cry instead of "normal" Discipline
This will make the build even stronger!
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Last edited by Angry_Roleplayer on Aug 18, 2018 4:24:05 PM
Last bumped on Aug 18, 2018 2:53:51 PM
Awesome simple and straight to the point guide. Going to give this a shot. Letting you know that you posted the wrong video guide link as a heads up.
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Completed 18 ChallengesRunal wrote:
Awesome simple and straight to the point guide. Going to give this a shot. Letting you know that you posted the wrong video guide link as a heads up.

Oooops! Thanx my man!! Fixed the link! Copied a template from my previous build :)
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Good guide, just one question, why don't you take Elemental Equilibrium?
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Completed 12 Challengeslucassan wrote:
Good guide, just one question, why don't you take Elemental Equilibrium?

It will be nerfed in 3.3 and all people will have to edit their builds ). And tbh i don't find it necessary at all. Most map bosses die in 5 seconds. Maybe they will start dying in 3 seconds with ee and ball lightning, but i am not gonna waste sockets for that. This setup works just fine and there's enough damage for all bosses
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Thanks! Seems quite interesting so I will try this out on next league.
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Completed 9 ChallengesKillhoven wrote:
Thanks! Seems quite interesting so I will try this out on next league.

Thanx for feedback and have fun!
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Hi,

I just tried the build (novice plaqyer here), seems to be exactly my playstyle :)

But I have a question, how do you get 7 Golems?

2 extra from the Clayshaper
1 extra from the Anima Stone
1 extra from League of the Primordial
1 extra from Elemancer

Where does the last come from?
What am I missing?
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Penecho83 wrote:
Hi,

I just tried the build (novice plaqyer here), seems to be exactly my playstyle :)

But I have a question, how do you get 7 Golems?

2 extra from the Clayshaper
1 extra from the Anima Stone
1 extra from League of the Primordial
1 extra from Elemancer

Where does the last come from?
What am I missing?

Anima Stone gives 2 golems if you have 3 primordial jewels
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Hey.
Thx for the guide, i was boring already in this league and decided to make a lazy build to mapping a bit before the end.I did already golem build 2 times this is the third.Easy and simple build, i like it.Some question:Would it be good to use taste of hate for the extra cold res and the 20%phys dmg taken as cold dmg for better defense?And using rumi for better defense against phys again.Maybe topaz flask for extra lightning and ruby flask for extra fire resist.I know that dmg flask wont work with golems, thats why i thought i would increase my defenses with these flasks.Another question:what about the avian skill?Its a pretty nice damage boost, maybe better then anger?Dunno really, im not that type who plays a lot with PoB.For more damage:Dunno why but i feel that my damage against bosses is not that good.Trash and rare mobs are melting pretty well but bosses are not that fast.I know u mentioned in your guide why dont u use EE or another curse neither, maybe u have much higher damage than me and u dont need them.Can u help, what should i improve in my gear except the helm enchant?That will be my next upgrade if i get more currency.Thx in advance.
Last edited by slicchabib on May 24, 2018 12:21:56 PM

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