3.16 Doryani's prototype Animate weapon necromancer (low to very high budget)

This is not a comprehensive build guide, more of a short guide / build showcase.

Upsides of the build:

Build is quite fast to clear maps and good boss killer.
Depending on budget it can do 50-140 mill DPS.
Quite tanky : UP TO 84 % fire / cold resists 90 % lighting and physical mitigation 60/30 block chance or cap with glancing blows .
If you like minions this is the build to play , fun and interactive

5sec buildup of AW's on start of every map
Animate weapons are reasonably tanky but if they all die simulacrums and feared are close to impossible to recover
lighting DOT's delete your HP
maybe just to many buttons for beginners
NOT a HC build

Short explanation of mechanics of the build:
build uses Doryani's prototype unique body
armor(nearby enemies have your lightning resistance) and Triad grip gloves
with 4 blue sockets (converts all minions physical damage to lightning).
We aim to have the biggest negative lighting resistance we can get ,lighting mitigation is done thru armour stacking .

Other notable interactions:

Weapon and shield partially negate downside on helm (minions take damage when they crit).
Stacking of negative lighting resists is done with scourge mods on items and 2 Threads of hope with big - resists.
https://pathofexile.fandom.com/wiki/Hydrosphere is 62 % multiplier combined with https://pathofexile.fandom.com/wiki/Awakened_Melee_Splash_Support

About POB: short version without leveling tree with multiple option on some of the most expensive items.
Note on POB : there is alternate location for thread of hope jewel left of templar starting area, it can be located in slot just below mind over matter but has to be very big and allocates decay ward passive .
Increased critical strike gem in POB is high lvl to compensate the Animate guardian /kingmaker buff , culling strike is not in POB.

:build will work fine with 15 ex or so , but at 30 or so will become smooth to play and min/max version can be any amount you want.
Priority of item purchase : pretty much the build must have its core pieces at once otherwise it wont work well.Every unique must be present but not needed to have - lighting res on it for starter, just upgrade as you go .

Play style: stay behind minions , you can semi zoom , AW is crazy fast ( must invest heavy in to minion speed thou) .
At the start of the map summon minimum amount of AW's that you need 7-8 is ok and summon 1-2 every 2-3 packs .

Possible alternative setups:
1.Drop Renewal on large cluster for Glancing blows
2.https://pathofexile.fandom.com/wiki/Bone_Offering instead of https://pathofexile.fandom.com/wiki/Flesh_Offering
This is more of a MUST for invitations and simulacrum then alt setup
3.add https://pathofexile.fandom.com/wiki/Vaal_Haste to another unset ring ( high budget)
4.https://pathofexile.fandom.com/wiki/Purity_of_Ice replaced by https://pathofexile.fandom.com/wiki/Tempest_Shield
5.CI version of the build , currently not going to make one but i might add pastebin of that if that's even possible(could be tankier)

Will edit when i have time to add more info on gearing, leveling ,pantheons and gems links.

Last edited by Fibonaru on Dec 27, 2021, 3:31:39 AM
Last bumped on Dec 26, 2021, 1:28:17 PM

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