[3.18] Cheapbunny's Flask Drinking Critical Stone Golem Ascendant | Mother's Embrace




Introduction
This is the last build I made in Archnemesis league, since there is no balance change in 3.18, I decided to make a build guide for this. This build perform pretty well in both offense and defense. However, you will need to summon golems constantly (similar to summon skeletons), this playstyle might not be for everyone.

The idea is to boost the golems dps via flask using Mother's Embrace belt unique mods, your minion will use your flask when summoned. With enough flask charge recovery nodes one the tree, it is possible to keep all the flasks effect up on 3 golems most of the time.

I do not recommend less experienced player to league start this build, because it requires some transition in gear and passives skill tree from early game to late game. Also scion is generally harder to level in early acts due to lack of damage nodes around her starting passive tree location.

Build Thought
Spoiler



The build idea starts with Mother's Embrace belt, I wanted to play a build using this belt.


Doedre's Elixir is the first flask comes into my mind, 3 frenzy and 3 power charges provides a lot damage to minions, but with the chaos damage taken downside.


Atziri's promise counter the downside from Doedre's Elixir effectively, it also provides decent damage boost



These items scale minion critical chance further, which has good synergy with power charges granted by Doedre's Elixir.

Why Stone Golems?
Flask charges are limited and regenerate slowly overtime during boss fight, so I need a minion skill that has small maximum minion numbers allowed and can be summoned occasionally, which is golems. I chose stone golem because it has better single target dps.

Why Ascendant?
Flask + Golems = Pathfinder + Elementalist



Videos


Skill Tree (PoB)
Spoiler

Kill all bandits.

9 May 2022 - [POE 3.18] 96 lvl skill tree
https://pastebin.com/U57TyREz


Leveling
Spoiler

This is my suggestion for leveling, you may do differently as you prefer.

Early Acts, Level 1-50 (before Second Lab)
Use Zombie and SRS to level. Grab as much minion damage passive nodes as possible.

50 points skill tree (POB code)
Spoiler
eNqtWltX4sgWfu75FVk8R0hSldssmFmIqHSDMgTbsV96laGAtEkKkwpIzzr__exKUNARLKqnHzQU375fau_YzT-fklhb0iyPWNqqmXWjptE0ZJMonbVqN-PzE6_25x-_NYeEz6-np0UUi2_--O1Ts3zWYrqkMdDVNE6yGeVfnzmh78BpQVI-pywdkB8su2CTVu2KpbSm3ZN0EvHnT2FM8vyKJLRVC0IgrmkkD2k66WzPK2BCojRg4QPlFxkrFqXYZURXAzYBTG8wvB6Nd4RG6a5Q0PlTcxiTNc0CTriWw49WrQ2mkxk9Iwn8BG4kLoCVVbdc2_IMz_c818G1xvvEwYLSyQuRWXfwXugwo93plIY8WtJOFvHOnKThVqCxj-5Y7KCIebSII5rt6GXvo7j8F3PT2Mt-zDiJz4bBCxbVXWzYjun6rvDWYTrGPzbgNuLz0xh8qiBF0PZmacSpIvGQRTlLf8G-XdL9MSriGApIDsuS-yhV8saApKTDcgmf96MplUN2AzncCCpJDim0HNIMap3LK3sUwUZCQEMG_eQYGceQ7NihJkyBshuoECgICvi2leC9neSMPm1zdC-vXroVaNrGfmZLxsuL4CPlytrrXg63ndvw67br-76BPMd39hpVOgBuiCgh8YA8RUmRQDMckwe6lWpaTt1z7UOx25GLDtwS4e8C3EvDF7zrHWJ7k2Y0p9ly53Y5IOA1xSbKMh1dEI7obMdkH9oLPgTvUxrOL-AeHhFO5Spjqwl2D_pIgHd9dLi9veOjAwJeUxzhI0H42ke47hwCH-mhW5JNJIo3pdlsHcwjGkugS2_ukrzyqpSQ1yZLkRxpeHdJ8t0aN53D5lTwXUv2x4zCEAEEEyo7Og0z9kMMZ_FxZO0sYUUmGZAKLGXAcL7OoxCminIsHdFJEcr1w5cZc8CWNIEUL0dUmI-3bt5HehrDZC1rOLCN46Mo2pyT8OGMTWb0KCHHUwTFYgGFLrJFlu48ysDLebRzH544Euhr2B46ZCEzyomSkhWwRUsL6EezOU9hspSX8oZE3pY5YflbMbYlAZcWcQ5TstSIPGQrYDkXq2d-HBou_e3AslePjKY_19L8X8GlBHTTSZGJHJWW8Zbi32KajXI1F0-9ZMEyXh52SBzmJcteuii4lpZ7dRLl4ff7YjoVK3QNRGTl3t89P-92xr2v3Y0WuyT5QxTH39MiuRc7ZvV721YCWnYqLWRxTBY5he17SuIceEfwGAjaALpzyKXwMJJtNnMZNFylYRaBE2XAYiGVUrnc8WWQYv2WAkJUSEzlHTZeL6jIgFzWZ5u2J4Mu120pZLUfyxlY7uFyYaAhWUshX8YLKXQ3pu0oFjegnNcGUAjV5SmHh-ssi-4LLplt5a4gpYcYmKUM3J0IJatDDrgZaqSU2MxwMtjNjSGXlDBYSIftjE4ppLtk2ZftpNrzqmb53BibZa3lWg4d84Im-ekabqBz4d43b2ISwiERadIXrz7HTPRhEnKa9atXoRthr9i0ajwr4HBCp6SIxflfBYkjvhaNfud0wwJGdC2fs5WYZCo2ogXkEJp-v_qmHfMNByHjWWhp0DijVCPlECjGTtGaK7_Ah90Xq71JKTwhOei-3uR-q_YPwrZt6di0Mf4f9He4F-DURZ6nW9izsG5iw3Z10zcNpFuWb-kIe56h27ZvOLrluNjQTdezTN1BvgsnrlUCDcfSXQe4VPwd1wFWhm9g3YdNHciRi3Tk-KatYyDUsW_ZgECG4YMypm_o2EPAwwbWnm7ahmfqtosRHHgI6di1bBOA8FtHCLu-7sCzqSPPwKC5iZChO4YtWBoYmAEDLJRzTBOUxsAMI8fzQXUX2bqDLRMwQnNkeq6tWzZCFgAtF_SwHAfM8B3BGNzgAGPkg04mFoHj4P-dt-Cmu3nBXflbhOJTszuB_ji5Er5tVCc3o3758GnO-SL_vdFYrVb1BeFzNqVPsJbUQ5Y0FsAGwnpSXsEnQlCjDf9OZ-32YP4zvBvOLOfmcdoZBr2_rhYRuRydp9OUkYer2_4c9-bLGbnvPN59_pLdjb-1f3YD1P72oz9i18RziqvH6-Lh9t6NxmzW6Tx9b0_jL6fjm2L95cuQOU_J8v4bunh8vPl6ecJ73Rytz-6WoyR9JHlSnD7lxbLof1612-SzkNMqjWo8W9Ws3tpXxjYbIhXL2hO5Kh6uGDRS8Z04fP5QZvLXiK60nMLNPg84zBk17SdjyV2r5qC67bku9nwfgmVXZXFJCR-QxUsRCuymptCmpOAePYsg2bOyZzwXpgD-3ar5uG552LEdSCbIq6qgehxKbFNR4jmgvPzLQ5HT6jXSLSULlpbHldxqZqqgB2BlQzI3KRHE7HnCqoCaGazIQmvfr_OcxFrlQQ0MhdRJqmRq7CV9S2bJkR1GnTLGc0WF3rPlA6VOacyPJDmHQnvQkJRK1nsqITX3yjnB-o_IsJqSjpo0R92bKvn0QQQuKQx1_FhB72SSoyLng_S7iNlS7HDHM0bqVWSqyMNquWCqZR7-ODwyjj2W7XvppWi4VN-xFfRR6IHoIzGTtVbN8EeG730vK-WXrUIkVZIygVCy01Z2q6UQd0etkpBa-qLjswyrt32FnDaVnY9kEgLLgBTU_oXhRzKS6lFwFLJSPQy_kC6yLVnQSlaNPFTBc6MonclNAkc3ir3uVWwX8vFUMQdJ-MlUDwNW9patYo1Mvagn-QcqtZMifuduazY2W2S5LZeLaPkun6XTaAaIZuPt_8v7P_zCTlk=


Above Level 50, transition into Stone Golems (After Second Lab)
After second lab, and take "Golem Commander" on passive skill tree, you would have maximum 3 golems, you can start leveling with stone golems from this point. Your priority should be farming Anima Stone jewel and 3 other golem jewels for additional 2 golems.

80 points skill tree (POB code)
Spoiler
eNrFWltT4soWfp79Kyieg6TTnQu7cJ8CRUVBGMBx44vVhAaiuZF0UDx1_vtZnQRBt2CTOVXHqdIY1q1Xf1-vtdqp_-vVc0srFsVO4J-W0YlaLjHfDqaOPz8t340uKlb5X3_9Ue9TvujNmonjik_--uNHPX0uuWzFXNArlziN5oz_2ljCj2AppD5fsMDv0qcgugymp-XbwGfl0oT6U4dvfrNdGse31GOn5aENyuUSjW3mT8-27zNBjzr-MLCfGb-MgiRM3a4c9tINpiDT7vZ7g9GOU8ffdQox_6j3Xbpm0ZBTXorh22m5AUunc3ZOPfgO1qibgCl8ourbL6Nc_Vp5GDI2fVdCJwYh-0T7EWvNZszmzoqdRQ4_W1Df3jpU9-kdK9tNXO6ErsOinbj0fRpX_zCO1L3mRwGn7nl_-C6rn6ga3n4d1gv49wu4d_ii6UJOC3gRuu2573BWULkfOHHg_8b6dlX371HiukAgOdnAmzh-oWx0qU_Pglgi5x1nxuQkW0M5uQEwSU5SRNlnEXCdywd7lELuYcjsAM6TY3wco7KzjmLOCmi2hkUUCjga8u1RYu6VOmevW4zulWr7W4eaesDYKuBpIfguuJR7rav-uyTR8QlGhmWpBtINc--i0gRAhXA86nbpq-MlHhyGI_rMtl41jE4s9P7v0B5uK4d6qFrYfwrhtm_vnLcH7d75EYtZtNopMwc8fNTIt1vmaBeKAzbfWTsiJ5DEQ_IdxuzFJVTkAeVMjiPbzCJ0MEtCeDdLOjpk9oskHXDwUeOIJAnFj0kyToxDwkdm6J5GUwka-yyar4cLh7kS0mk2d1V2s6pJOfm4ZCmVIxfeWtF4l-2aqh1eTya_uxRj_0YwaChAY8o-dTq6tb9XC55Ep-YeqdeIvCCJJDclE_6wHfubx8U6dmxoMtIudcCmiS13PL63nN1gxTzAedqxQru8xfs-1aYLjbZs5wlmXfcojQbn1H4-D6ZzdpST4zWGSRgC2wViPve6e9unCyeCNMfOTn2sYO176R5ME2c0lGntBLFkHWylpR10nPmC-9Bpynv5pCK_lgUN4s9udE1CXNrFBXTNUi1zP3gBkwsxisbHSUMTsC2xe-OImP-2lrb_QVzKQcufJpEAqbSPzxr_dFOvpqO6eGp7YRDx9OUZde04Ndn2w4SX_HTO9pzYfpwks5kYqcvgIkrvAVoXF62zUftXK49iVyV-dlz30U-8iZg5s5_bc2XI0qOqZAeuS8OYwTQ-o24Mth14HArdIZzQNpeShxYtn9RlpKGg2pEDSZQRFgOqVMjpzC8jKcZxKUHYFeoy-YSN1iETCIhlc5afezLS6fgtJZnNy3ILTOdyuW1gNl1LSb43GVLSLZc1HFeUQLmsdYEIWfWUk4d6FjmThEuiLZ0ZpOIQbbPUAnf7Qkl2yAnmbY1UEHknJyObVww5UEJnIb1t52zGAO6StE-Pk2zuyw7LzcFYT7kWl2I4MS-ZFzfXUIEuRHo_3cx4lAMQmdcRV6GjQJzD1OYs6mRXo7mzD2ZOyzxK4OWUzWjiivc_E-o6fC0O-p23uQlo1EvxIngRrUxmRhwBMWxNp5N90nB5bkH42DhNFzSKGCvRtAsUjSdYy65CxS-7F63taercozHEvs6xf1r-Nya6rikE6YT8B853qAvw1sSWpWjE0oiCiKqbCqohFSuaVtMUTGD6VnS9phqKZphEVZBpaUghFjY0RTO1VFCFZxNGTCWzb5gGmFJrKlFq2DJAHZtYwUYN6QrBNVMhNU0HCayqNQXpqgX2NMOwFB1MQyjg3gB9UgPPloWxQkxNRwpCRFMVjIlZUwxETKToJgH3CGMV1gRCCrZUYgmTBMI1DYQUg2gIPsWGBa5ME-uwDAIOkYgcI8uEFzrGELSqQ0yaoZmqYkCQBphEEIGh4hosrAZa5RKH_O_ciiMzv_DO8i224ke9NYXzcXorclvN3twNOunDjwXnYfxntfry8nISUr4IZuwVJpMTO_CqIZiBba2kJbgiHFUb8NWcNxrdxZs97s814245O-sP2z9vQ4deDS78yduSPt_edxakvVjN6eRsOb6-icajh8Zba4gbD0-dQS_xvKh3u7Qn7aASOaPO9frs9bExu_Bqo7tlu-HeNIxXbzWp8Jvl8u7X1QNutWK8Ph-vRrHjUVZhzlxPVomXQDD0Wvg5TRdV3ayqnt3iZ4utVwUUt5jkDnezW6TfgydSLa22C0ykI8METBmYfABjhoMUjAibiOTbjTW1hhTNElDJgZhiEGOAH9jVVSSsE5JjLUdZigmCauAKiKBZAneotoHTZwiBsKWDGQNQBlAl6AOr9lEpg1xGInHbhXMW7RAIWUTVMgxm5EpZBEEIIKcs0pBIRM6lFLfIEAnKuGTVYNkZfXJCEZHIjG5Y1-HZ0EAkY1VGKB1rZi2nUsazHT5ljM74tOEcQmZOWohfrJFYsBMZsSFhkEFDN62cTynD_l98umu-2TfP6MZ_eVJ7b5X-ZSR41HMaTdK-fbj27b_RZLJc_uxaTW-eDLqdu6idXPfOXivrm6BSqax6j9Fy-bzhyXh1t34Lz9155XwSOq1zOvYW6uABeb47TpjVu6ykvAyvSBjNL72XQeehMejyi7v5UxQGvfHjNb5ct5N27N-8XhFteRO9Lu6tJvCTN2a9eHw_0QQ_O-MR8BP4ap4Pn4xFHC5ubmjc-llBFvCzwuZH8bNeFbVEPNwG0OiIz8TLzS9ppfnlsJdSzKDzXgw5zAHl0lsQeGMYCJB6opsYaQRQZulZ2bpilHdp-F4kheym5uUlD_rccwfYHqU1fVM4heDf6S0lUYHrKlAVkJIVvDaHEphXPPE8ZDz9S2ESs-za957RMPDT15nfbKbJRA-IpQ0DyiE2dIPNBJQJltDwhYalxmQdx9QtZRkswUIBil4Gzupe1c9qmpzaYalmEPC4YEBfreWboJrM5UeqXABxn0tYKiTtq5BwsfTKJUH7H6mRYkEaxbwZxbNZBE_f7MAVg6GLH-voCyQZRfx8A79LN1iJO5bjDePiLEJF_JFiWEDFkEe-3x6ZxB5r9it4FVy41LmjF4inwBmIv3MzXZeyGfvI7fs6y4XwpRdRkqKkzEYUWqdeOK1agX03ijEJF4MvPh5lpPixXwDTqHDysQwgiIxQgbB_o_mR3Mniu2AUQGXxbfgNuMgeyUJXkjXyogUyN3D8uVwncPRBsTe9BY8L-f0sshwskSdUfBtI4WzpRVYjw5fiIP8mpIaXuF_Utno1nyLTaTkdRNO_tQX-zJmDRL36-f_R_herEz8Y


Notes : Do not use Mother's Embrace belt and Replica Primordial Might jewel before you transit into Flask Golems

Transition into Flask Golems
I recommend to switch into Flask Golems only after you have 5 maximum golems, Pathfinder Ascendancy, all the flasks (You may use Taste of Hate instead before you got Bottle Faith), 2 Replica Primordial Might jewels and Mother Embrace's Belt.



Ascendancy
Spoiler


Intelligence/Passive Point (Witch) -> Elementalist/Dexterity-> Passive Point (Witch)/Path of the Witch -> Passive Point (Ranger)/Pathfinder


Gears
Spoiler

Weapon
Spoiler


Early Game
Minion Damage/Minion Attack Speed Rare Wand

Mid Game
+1 Minion/Minion Damage/Minion Attack Speed Rare Wand

OR


Cold Iron Point

Note : You will not be able to apply Exposure and Shock if you are using Cold Iron Point, but it is good for mid game.

Late Game
+1 Spell/+1 Minion/Minion Damage/Minion Attack Speed Rare Wand


Note : You want to have trigger socked spell mod in one of the weapons


Helmet
Spoiler

Early/Mid Game
Life/Resis Rare

Late Game (After switching into flask golems)


Notes: Only use this Helmet after switching into flask golems, your minions will be dying very fast if they don't have Atziri's Promise flask on them.

Helmet Enchant : Stone Golem Damage



Body Armour
Spoiler

Early Game
Life/Resis Rare

Mid Game
4Red 2Blue Skin of the Loyal


End Game
4Red 2Blue Skin of the Lords with Elemental Equilibrium


Note 1 : You need to buy one with correct socket colours, as you will not be able to recolour Skin of the Royals/Skin of the Lords
Note 2 : You may take Elemental Equilibrium Keystone from the tree first before you find Skin of the Lords with Elemental Equilibrium


Gloves
Spoiler

Early Game
Life/Resis Rare

Mid Game
4Green Triad Grip

Late Game
4Green Triad Grip with Elemental Weakness on Hit




Boots
Spoiler

Early/Mid Game
Movement speed/Life/Resist Rare

Late Game
Movement speed/Life/Resist/Spell Suppression



Belt
Spoiler

Early/Mid Game
Life/Resist Rare

Late Game (After switching into Flask Golem)


Note: You want to have 40% reduced flask charge used, and as high flask duration as possible on Mother's Embrace.


Amulet
Spoiler

Early Game
Life/Resis Rare

Mid/Late Game


Anointment : Redemption

Rings
Spoiler

Early/Mid Game
Life/Resis/ES


Late Game
Life/Resis/ES/Minion Damage



Jewels
Spoiler

Cluster Jewels


Unique Jewel

(Doryani Variant, Slot in specific jewel socket, refer to POB)


(Medium Ring Variant, Slot in specific jewel socket, refer to POB)


(No specific jewel socket)



Flask
Spoiler

Early/Mid Game
Anything.

Late Game (After switching into Flask Golem)


Note 1 : Use Taste of Hate instead before you got Bottle Faith
Note 2 : You want to have 250%~255% increase charge per use, 3 frenzy charges on use, 3 power charges on use on Doedre's Elixir
Note 3 : You will still be able to gain flask charge after your golems use the flasks because the flask effect is not on you.




Gem Link
Spoiler

6L Stone Golem (Body Armour)
Spoiler

Early/Mid Game


Late Game




4L Animate Guardian (Helmet)
Spoiler



Note : Animate Guardian should be the last thing you want to get, unless you are experienced player. All item on Animate Guardian will be gone when it dies.

Animate Guardian Item
Spoiler

Weapon - Kingmaker
Body Armour - Doppelgänger Guise
Helmet - Cadigan's Crown
Gloves - Rare gloves with chance to Intimidate on hit Eldritch implicit/Resis
Boots - Rare boots with Life Regen when Hit enchant/Resis

Note 1 : Cadigan's Crown is very important to prevent Animate Guardian from dealing critical strikes, which will trigger "Whisper" debuff from Ancient Skull.
Note 2 : You should try to max out Animate Guardian Resis (includes Chaos Resistance)



3L Arc (Weapon without "Trigger Spell" mod)
Spoiler



To apply Elemental Equilibrium and Shock.


Skill Gems in Weapon with "Trigger Spell" mod
Spoiler




Skill Gems in Gloves
Spoiler

2L Dash


1L Aura


Note: Keep Precision at level 1


Skill Gems in Boots
Spoiler

2L Hatred


1L Skill Gems





My other build guide
Spoiler


Triple Offering Low Life Chaos Tornado/Seismic Trap Occultist
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/3239590

Summon Reaper Build (Hit based + Bleed + Poison) + Animate Weapon
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/3155821

Petrified Blood Low Life 6 Aura Double Strike Champion
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/3194071

Duo/Group Gravebind MagicFind Support
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/3213600

Dual 8L Herald of Agony + Herald of Purity Necromancer
https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/3223035
Last edited by cheapbunny on May 9, 2022, 2:41:12 PM
Last bumped on May 15, 2022, 4:47:24 PM
reserved
"
flawedfox wrote:
reserved


Well....I forgot to reserve for update notes apparently...

[Reserved]
Last edited by cheapbunny on May 9, 2022, 9:53:04 AM
Yo I just found this build and I am in love with the concept. Have you considered srs/ what are your thoughts on it applied to this format? It got me curious since the belt seems reliant on resummoning, or would it be too much for the pots to handle
"
Blytx wrote:
Yo I just found this build and I am in love with the concept. Have you considered srs/ what are your thoughts on it applied to this format? It got me curious since the belt seems reliant on resummoning, or would it be too much for the pots to handle


It think SRS could work to some extent, using unique helmet "Mark of the Red Covenant" to create small number powerful SRS.

Report Forum Post

Report Account:

Report Type

Additional Info