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About myself:
I'm a livestreamer who plays 99% summoners ever since i started playing Path of Exile. Mostly known for my unending dedication towards the summoner community of PoE!
In my guides you will see a large variety of summoner builds ranging from extremely resilient tanky hardcore mapping builds, all the way to the highest DPS'ing summoner build in the game, capable of ending the reign of Uber Atziri in the Alluring Abyss!

My inspiration towards summoners originates from from our beloved game "Diablo 2" where my main character was a Necromancer, with that love and nostalgic feeling i entered Path of Exile with one goal. To clear end game content as a summoner. This started roughly 1.5 years ago, and GGG has continued to feed my needs and kept me going.

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Useful links:
Leveling Guide for Witch & Scion:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qpbwKn-DPs
For Low Budget summoner builds check out the second guide thread:
https://respoe.xyz/forum/view-thread/968988
If you are looking to minmax your summoner gear this is the place for you:
https://respoe.xyz/forum/view-thread/983676
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This buildthread is directly designed for those summoners who want to kill Uber Atziri. It is dedicated for extreme high budget builds with no thoughts on expenses. If you are NOT an experienced summoner, or have a wallet big enough to come, even remotely, close to the requirements of these builds. I suggest checking the low budget thread (https://respoe.xyz/forum/view-thread/968988) as many of those builds can be upgraded to mid budget builds.

If you are an experienced summoner with a big wallet ready to be wasted for the most awesome summoner builds around, please do enjoy yourself!


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Low Life SRS Uber Atziri Viable


Introduction:

This build is designed for 1 thing, and 1 thing only. Uber Atziri.
That it happens to have an insane map-clearing speed doesn't matter. We are strictly building this towards Uber Atziri farming.

The build has the most insane damage of all summoner builds on the market, it is what most people call: "A Fucked Up Build". It is the type of build that I've personally ran Uber Atziri services with prior to the 2.0 patch, over 1000 times. Now, SRS builds are even stronger.

Enjoy!

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Skill-Gems & Setups:

Summon Raging Spirits:
Summon Raging Spirit + Echo + Minion Damage + Melee Physical Damage + Empower(4) + Melee Splash (if Pledge of Hands => Add Culling Strike)
When doing trash or maps, change Melee damage on full life for Melee Splash. This is while using the absolute best staff in the game for this build, which is: Pledge of Hands!
Should you for some odd reason do this build without having the currency for it, which i do NOT recommend. A +3 Staff is absolutely viable, but not as good.

Keep in mind that IF you have an INSANE ammount of mana regen via gear and NOT spending extra nodes for mana/mana regen and/or mana cost reduction nodes to sustain the use of Multistrike you should change Culling Strike for this. I will repeat the fact that you should NOT get to that point via extra nodes in the tree as getting more minion damage jewels is more efficient, but IF your GEAR allows you to, the Multistrike gem is a better choice.

Meat Shields:
Raise Zombie + Animate Guardian + Minion Life + Fortify
These links must be used in a +2 to Minion Gems helmet.
Animate Guardian Gear






There are arguements saying it is not worth using the Animate Guardian. However, this build is displaying the absolute maxed out build you could possibly imagine.

Elemental Equilibrium:
Spell Totem + Arc

Auras:
Discipline
Clarity + Haste + Blood Magic + Enlighten(3-4)
Anger + Hatred + Generosity + Enlighten(4)


This is how the aura pool should look like when everything is equipped: https://poe.mikelat.com/#bv3R75/H8L7h/vNGw4/sYGvWFPb

Utility:
Vaal Summon Skeletons
Vaal Haste
Vaal Haste
Vaal Haste
Desecrate
Flesh Offering
Summon Chaos Golem

Keep in mind that the extra Vaal Gems are used specifically for the Uber Atziri map.

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Passive Skill-Tree:



Keep in mind that this link is to a LvL 100 Witch as it is the absolute best class for this build. If you're playing another class my suggestion would be to either do your own version, or simply get your ass in to the route asap! If you are below LvL 100, remove what ever node you feel is not required, depending on gear it could mean less effective HP by removing Energy Shield nodes, or simply remove a Jewel slot or 2.

If you are sustaining the mana to cast your spirits you shoudl look in to removing mana & mana regen. If you can remove these you can either reach more jewel slots or grab cast speed nodes at this point. Or if you're having mana issues, go for the "Dynamo" cluster. Just remember that you will have an absurd ammount of cast speed at this stage. You will only get 0.01 sec faster casting on your SRS for roughly 8-10% cast speed gain. Which makes it a lot better to spend more points to reach another jewel slot.

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Bandit Quest Rewards:

- Normal: Kill them all (+1 Skill Point)
- Cruel: Kill them all (+1 Skill Point)
- Merciless: Kill them all (+1 Skill Point)

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Gearing and stat priorities:

* Pledge of Hands
* Shavronne's Wrappings
* Minion Damage Jewels with spell cost reduction
* Capped Resistances
* 159+ Dexterity
* 114+ Strength
* 21/20 and/or 20/20 gems

Due to being an extreme high budget build, there are no priorities. These stats are what you NEED to make this build work as it should be working.
I can't stress the fact enough, that you should not be doing this build without having everything you need to test it.

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Jewels:

Affixes in order of efficiency:

1) Minion Damage (Prefix)
2) Spell Cost Reduction
3) Any type of cast speed (atk/cast hybrid, fire skills, staves, normal cast speed)
4) Energy Shield / Dexterity / Resistances (Anything to help gearing really)

Again, these stats are the absolute best ones in order of efficiency, as long as you have Minion Damage + any of the cast speed modifiers it will be a good gem for you. Anything extra is just a bonus.

Gear & Flasks I'd use
Due to a popular demand on what flasks to use and what type of gear I have been using for this build heres the list:
Rumi's Concoction
Granite Flask
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  • +39% Chance to Block Attack Damage during Flask effect
  • +20% Chance to Block Spell Damage during Flask effect
  • "Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world.

    Today I am wise, so I am changing myself."

    -Rumi of the Vaal

    Rumi's Concoction
    Granite Flask
    Click to expand
  • +40% Chance to Block Attack Damage during Flask effect
  • +19% Chance to Block Spell Damage during Flask effect
  • "Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world.

    Today I am wise, so I am changing myself."

    -Rumi of the Vaal

    Perpetual Sanctified Mana Flask of Staunching
    -
    Click to expand
  • 40% increased Charge Recovery
  • Immunity to Bleeding during Flask effect Removes Bleeding on use
  • Perpetual Quicksilver Flask of Heat
    -
    Click to expand
  • 21% increased Charge Recovery
  • Immunity to Freeze and Chill during Flask effect Removes Freeze and Chill on use
  • Ample Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline
    -
    Click to expand
  • +19 to Maximum Charges
  • 24% increased Movement Speed during Flask effect
  • Perpetual Ruby Flask of Dousing
    -
    Click to expand
  • 31% increased Charge Recovery
  • Immunity to Ignite during Flask effect Removes Burning on use
  • Surgeon's Ruby Flask of Dousing
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    Click to expand
  • Recharges 1 Charge when you deal a Critical Strike
  • Immunity to Ignite during Flask effect Removes Burning on use


  • Double Quicksilver with double Rumi's Concoction is used for mapping, i then change 1 quicksilver and 1 rumis for double ruby flask when fighting Atziri.
    The reason I have a mana flask is to guarantee myself to always have charges on a flask that isnt being used for anything but to remove bleeding from me. Seeing as this is a glasscannon i want to always be able to get that DoT off my ass 100% of the times.

    Pledge of Hands
    Judgement Staff
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  • +12% Chance to Block Attack Damage while wielding a Staff
  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 30 Greater Spell Echo
  • 154% increased Spell Damage
  • 100% increased maximum Mana
  • "To shake a hand is to double your power."

    - Jaetai, Queen's Advisor

    Pandemonium Ward
    Hubris Circlet
    Click to expand
  • +2 to Level of Socketed Minion Gems
  • +48 to Intelligence
  • +72 to maximum Energy Shield
  • 119% increased Energy Shield
  • +43% to Fire Resistance
  • +44% to Lightning Resistance
  • Shavronne's Wrappings
    Occultist's Vestment
    Click to expand
  • 10% increased Spell Damage
  • 240% increased Energy Shield
  • 10% faster start of Energy Shield Recharge
  • +38% to Lightning Resistance
  • Reflects 1 to 250 Lightning Damage to Melee Attackers
  • Chaos Damage does not bypass Energy Shield
  • Shavronne's apparel became ever more extravagant

    as her body and soul became ever more corrupted.

    Dusk Mitts
    Sorcerer Gloves
    Click to expand
  • +50 to Dexterity
  • +48 to Intelligence
  • +46 to maximum Energy Shield
  • 170% increased Energy Shield
  • +42% to Cold Resistance
  • 16% increased Stun and Block Recovery
  • Glyph Stride
    Sorcerer Boots
    Click to expand
  • +47 to Intelligence
  • +47 to maximum Energy Shield
  • 171% increased Energy Shield
  • +44% to Fire Resistance
  • +42% to Cold Resistance
  • 16% increased Stun and Block Recovery
  • Honour Strap
    Chain Belt
    Click to expand
  • +20 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +9 to Armour
  • +42 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +77 to maximum Life
  • +31% to Fire Resistance
  • +37% to Cold Resistance
  • +45% to Lightning Resistance
  • Beast Clasp
    Onyx Amulet
    Click to expand
  • +20 to all Attributes
  • +10 to Strength
  • 12% increased Cast Speed
  • 22% increased Armour
  • +46 to maximum Energy Shield
  • 20% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • +35% to Fire Resistance
  • Miracle Grasp
    Unset Ring
    Click to expand
  • Has 1 Socket
  • +24 to Dexterity
  • Adds 2 to 5 Physical Damage to Attacks
  • +42 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +12% to all Elemental Resistances
  • 18% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • Incandescent Unset Ring of the Virtuoso
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    Click to expand
  • Has 1 Socket
  • +50 to Intelligence
  • +40 to maximum Energy Shield


  • Please note that the gear displayed are consisting of incorrect gem links for other tests I've been doing lately! The blue ring has been a reseted craft project I've had for some time as well.

    Most of the gear pieces are up for mirrorservice and/or for sale as i am focusing on creating an Uber Atziri farming classic summoner build next!



    For the sake of a few laughs of how insane this build is, theres a DPS guide video I made for this specific build just before i minmaxed every little detail within it during the 1.3 patch.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41PPZLHHB48
    In this video you can also see the boss fights in the Atziri map, the only difference in terms of execution is during the Trio-Boss where you should always place a Vaal Summon Skeletons in the bottom corner just before you start pre-casting prior to intiating the fight. This is done to avoid getting one shotted by the Rain of Arrows done by, A'Alai!

    On top of the build being nerfed then, as well as an extra bit for The Awakening. We are ultimately doing MORE damage than we did during that video. Quiet a lot so as well...
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    If you have decided to go through and play any of these builds, feel free to show off you gear and tell us about your experience by commenting on the thread!
    Also, most importantly, if you want to be a REAL summoner you must name all your permanent minions! It is crucial for minmaxed enjoyment of the class! ;)

    For live assistance for any build or any other questions, pop in to my stream!

    Ghazzy
    Oct 13, 2014 07:41:57 AM

    NEWER PLAYERS ARE RECOMMENDED TO CHECK THIS THREAD FOR SUMMONER GUIDES:

    https://respoe.xyz/forum/view-thread/968988

    Ghazzy
    Oct 13, 2014 08:05:49 AM

    What is the reason that you a running hatred instead of wrath+anger like in your SC guide?

    Bada_Bing
    Oct 13, 2014 10:40:13 AM

    Where in my SC guide do i use wrath?

    I use Anger because i have the availabililty of using auras on my life which you don't have access to on the HP build.

    Also, Hatred is the best DPS providing Aura.

    Ghazzy
    Oct 13, 2014 15:40:23 PM

    "
    Ghazzy wrote:
    Where in my SC guide do i use wrath?

    Right. My memory ain't the best anymore it seems. Could have sworn you used wrath+anger in the HB-SRS-Summoner section.

    Memo to self: Read 'n check before posting. (And cut back on boozing too)

    Bada_Bing
    Oct 13, 2014 16:28:52 PM

    "
    Bada_Bing wrote:
    "
    Ghazzy wrote:
    Where in my SC guide do i use wrath?

    Right. My memory ain't the best anymore it seems. Could have sworn you used wrath+anger in the HB-SRS-Summoner section.

    Memo to self: Read 'n check before posting. (And cut back on boozing too)


    NEVER EVER cut down on boozing, it is like saying you should cut back on breathing... jeez get a hold of yourself!

    Ghazzy
    Oct 13, 2014 18:36:54 PM


    If u do this minions have +10% max life
    its better do it?

    iScreem123
    Oct 14, 2014 01:40:47 AM

    "
    iScreem123 wrote:


    No. Srs doesnt benefit from life. Since they have only a short duration, you dont care about them dying (for if they even die, because they cant be targeted)

    leary93
    Oct 14, 2014 02:01:36 AM

    Basically what Leary wrote.

    Since SRS can only die via colateral splash dmg or projectiles it is not needed to give them additional HP. The extra lvls they get via the staff provides them with the needed HP to survive most projectile effects.

    Ghazzy
    Oct 14, 2014 21:02:12 PM

    If successful against Atziri I will also add a cheaper SRS build viable for hardcore that is using CI!

    Ghazzy
    Oct 15, 2014 21:31:40 PM
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