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styg wrote:
Hi, sorry for noob question. I started your build and i am around lvl 32 at the moment.

I am trying to follow your leveling skill plan. And for the weapons i am using recommended leveling uniques. And for the skills i am using raging spirit with summon phantasm on kill support. And i am using summon skeletons for tougher opponents.

I have just gotten raise specter skill and my noob question is how do i summon multiple specters? How do you have 20+ spectres on your full build? What am i missing? :)

We dont have 20 spectres. Its impossible. It's 20 phantasms. :)

In leveling you can get 2 spectres. +1 from passive tree.

Then you'll get

+1 from chest armor and +1 from boots.

You'll end up with 4 spectres.

PS:I really recommend linking raging sprits with spell echo and melee splash for leveling.

Link them into matua tapuna or reverberation rod

or It can be +1 minion helmet or The Baron.

If you do so your 4th link can be minion damage or minion speed.

Dec 12, 2018 09:28:52 AM


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Dec 12, 2018 09:46:35 AM

lapilesos wrote:
Very nice build - but as starter - prices for soulwrest will be way over 100 chaos for first week. Is this build playable into yellow maps just with basic equipment?

Like you, I'm waiting for the price of a soulwrest to go down. In the meantime, I have an absolute garbage Frankenstein build, with the saving grace of a vaal summon skeleton gem in a tabula rasa that includes summon phantasm on kill. At least this way I get a bit of a feel for what the soulwrest will be like once I can afford it.

Tabula Rasa
Simple Robe
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The rest of my gear really is crap, mostly self found. But even so, thanks to a couple of cheap dead reckoning jewels and the tabula, my skeleton mages just melt everything before it can get close. White maps are a breeze and tonight I just took down the Atzoatl boss first try. I'm guessing this'll be viable into yellow maps too.

Dec 12, 2018 11:17:49 AM

You dont need to take 4 str nodes above barbarism In order to reach Barbarsim node.

Reaching Barbarism from Born to Fight (right to Barbarism) node takes 3 str nodes.

Instead of taking intellinence node above Born to Fight, connect it via str node in the left of By the blade node if you prefer 5 life from str over 10 int.

Dec 14, 2018 13:22:50 PM

I think the fair price for Soulwrest is around 50-60c at top.
The reason it reach 2-3ex at league start is the result of drop rate nerf and high demand (because many people expected it to be cheap, me and you guys include :P).

Seriously, with 1ex, you can get all mandatory items for Golemancer build, and it's a very solid build with the same play style.

Anyway, I just got my Soulwrest yesterday, the clear speed is nice but single target damage seems a bit off.
So I use Tukahoma Vanguard as a spectre instead.

Dec 21, 2018 09:13:30 AM

Should be no problems with Bone Sculptor and the use of melee skellies, they literally instantly phase out certain bosses and do between 1-2 mil DPS depending on the links.

Dec 21, 2018 13:05:18 PM

Quick question regarding helmets, where would you rank a +3 minion mod?

Dec 23, 2018 14:33:44 PM

I'm using the 4-link SRS baron build in the leveling section and the 6 link melee skellies build rn, when should i start to use Raise Spectre?

Dec 24, 2018 12:04:06 PM

CziborII wrote:
Quick question regarding helmets, where would you rank a +3 minion mod?

Never, this build wants to use an Elder helmet for your spectres, lvl of gems for spectres means roughly ~1% more damage which is futile compared to having a proper elder helmet with another "socket" so to say.

Eunbunnie wrote:
I'm using the 4-link SRS baron build in the leveling section and the 6 link melee skellies build rn, when should i start to use Raise Spectre?

As soon as you get Soul Weaver ascendancy node :)


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Dec 25, 2018 01:25:13 AM

Have been wanting to try a Summoner build for a while now and ended up crafting a pretty good helmet on Tiny's Trial so figured I would give it a try.

Here's my gear so far, I don't think I need much more investment for now as I just made the swap but map clearing is insane fast, thanks for the build!

Wrath Brow
Vaal Mask
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  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 20 Concentrated Effect
  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 20 Minion Damage
  • Socketed Attacks have +2% to Critical Strike Chance
  • +67 to maximum Life
  • +47% to Fire Resistance
  • Minions deal 25% increased Damage
  • 24% increased Area Damage
  • Minions have 20% increased maximum Life
  • Soulwrest
    Ezomyte Staff
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  • +18% Chance to Block Attack Damage while wielding a Staff
  • Trigger Level 20 Summon Phantasm Skill when you Consume a corpse
  • 136% increased Spell Damage
  • 29% increased Cast Speed
  • 83% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
  • Minions deal 51 to 74 additional Physical Damage
  • If you Consumed a corpse Recently, you and nearby Allies Regenerate 5% of Life per second
  • Death is but the start of your servitude.

    Vis Mortis
    Necromancer Silks
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  • 220% increased Energy Shield
  • +24 to maximum Mana
  • Minions have 20% reduced maximum Life
  • Minions deal 15% increased Damage
  • +1 to maximum number of Spectres
  • Minions gain Unholy Might for 10 seconds on Kill
  • Reap what others have sown

    Muster them from their graves

    Parade them for your pleasure

    Zealots in mortis enslaved

    Chimeric Scarab
    Lapis Amulet
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  • +28 to Intelligence
  • +48 to Dexterity
  • +79 to maximum Life
  • 9% increased Rarity of Items found
  • +15% to all Elemental Resistances
  • +23% to Lightning Resistance
  • Storm Whorl
    Unset Ring
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  • Has 1 Socket
  • +31 to Strength
  • +38 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +55 to maximum Life
  • 9% increased Rarity of Items found
  • +39% to Cold Resistance
  • +45% to Lightning Resistance
  • Hypnotic Whorl
    Unset Ring
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  • Has 1 Socket
  • +41 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +70 to maximum Life
  • 11% increased Rarity of Items found
  • +41% to Lightning Resistance
  • +28 to Dexterity
  • Agony Claw
    Ancient Gauntlets
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  • Adds 3 to 7 Cold Damage to Attacks
  • +87 to maximum Life
  • +44% to Fire Resistance
  • +45% to Cold Resistance
  • +15% to Chaos Resistance
  • Minions deal 19% increased Damage
  • Foe Urge
    Two-Toned Boots
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  • +20% to Fire and Lightning Resistances
  • +28 to Strength
  • +32 to Intelligence
  • +57 to maximum Mana
  • +1 to Level of all Raise Spectre Gems
  • 15% increased Movement Speed
  • +70 to maximum Life
  • Bisco's Leash
    Heavy Belt
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  • +34 to Strength
  • 5% increased Quantity of Items found
  • +34% to Cold Resistance
  • 1% increased Rarity of Items found per 15 Rampage Kills
  • Rampage
  • You were always there, by my side,

    whether we sat or played.

    Our friendship was a joyful ride,

    I wish you could have stayed.

    Seething Divine Life Flask of Staunching
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  • 66% reduced Amount Recovered
  • Instant Recovery
  • Immunity to Bleeding during Flask effect Removes Bleeding on use
  • Rumi's Concoction
    Granite Flask
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  • +17% Chance to Block Attack Damage during Flask effect
  • +10% 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

    Chemist's Quartz Flask of Warding
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  • 23% reduced Charges used
  • Immune to Curses during Flask effect Removes Curses on use
  • Experimenter's Basalt Flask of Heat
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  • Immunity to Freeze and Chill during Flask effect Removes Freeze and Chill on use
  • 35% increased Duration
  • Alchemist's Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline
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  • 30% increased Movement Speed during Flask effect
  • 25% increased effect
  • 33% reduced Duration
  • shortstak
    Jan 02, 2019 20:46:54 PM
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