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Here's an updated, strong, BETRAYAL and DELVing ready SPECTRE SUMMONER guide for you!
One of the best league starters in Path of Exile!
PS: Check out my SKELEMANCER (PURE Skeletons!) build as well:
https://respoe.xyz/forum/view-thread/2192730/

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VIDEO BUILD/GUIDE: https://youtu.be/UWF-LijeVDc
VIDEO v 1.2 Update: https://youtu.be/sR8gA1kOewc
V 1.8 Update (22/09/2019):
-3.8 PoB link updated.
-Feeding Frenzy buff enabled
-Refreshed the boots with proper Spectre mod, fixed Bone helmet from 40>20.
-Added Slave Drivers skill gem setup due to popular demand. Yes, nothing stops you from using Slave Drivers here as well. It's a universal Spectre build.
-Cleared the old information about the 90+ minion damage Sceptre from the crafting section and added new information about a 74% minion damage wand/sceptre as well as new Convoking Wand base. Also added new images as an example.
V 1.7 Update (10/09/2019):
-3.8 PoB link updated.
-switched Multistrike to Feeding Frenzy (it will show much less dps though as it's not yet supported in PoB!) on skellies. Meat Shield is optional.
-we now have 5 spectres and 12 skeletons as it seems.
-dropped 1 minion life node and now POB is at 94 levels.
-added a default Carrion golem instead of Stone Golem. Use him if you wish, he also adds 3% damage to skeletons.
V 1.6 Update (08/09/2019):
-3.8 PoB link updated. Levelling trees added!
-Both Viz Mortis and Bones of Ullr CANNOT have +1 spectres anymore, yet they still stay as best in slot items for levelling!
-faq section added about proccing EE.
V 1.5 Update (05/09/2019):
-3.8 PoB link updated.
-Spectre boots craft is gone!
-Simulated Onslaught for minions on a gem so far
-Ascendancy choices fixed
-As of PATCH 3.8 your spectre level depends on the SPECTRE GEM alone, and not on the corpse level!
-most of the time you will run 5 Spectres now. With 6 being only possible through a very high-investment setup described in FAQ section.
V 1.4 Update (06/06/2019):
-3.7 PoB link updated. No visible changes for now, just fresh!
V 1.3 Update (01/02/2019):
-Switched Anger to Zealotry. More damage!
V 1.2 Update (01/02/2019):
-Added EE
-Added Betrayal gear to PoB (with +1 Spectre Chest)
-Added Clarity in a 4L to proc Commander of Darkness
-Added Minion Damage Rings
-Added "melee spectres" 6L PoB section for you to experiment with Melee Spectres
VIDEO v 1.1 Update: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DWbjJHhdEo
V 1.1 Update (05/12/2018):
-Greatly increased levelling link/gem section
-Added options for high/low level convocation
-Added new meta-crafting options for end-game weapons!
-New PoB link. Grave Intentions dropped for now. Got more minion life/regen.
-Added new Spectre for Levelling!
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http://www.angryroleplayer.com/path-of-exile-builds/spectre-summoner-2019-edition-necromancer-build-for-path-of-exile/
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How does it work, in general?
What are Spectres?
By using Spectres you are effectively summoning real monsters to fight for you. They will use all attacks and spells they naturally have. As well as will become stonger with level.
In order to summon a desired monster you need a corpse of this monster, target a corpse with "A" and press Summon Spectre.
As of 3.8 Spectres only scale with the GEM LEVEL now. The level of corpse does not matter.
You will summon 5 strong Spectres who will obliterate screens and screens around, while you zoom across the screen with your Shield Charge. Literally 1 minute clears...
For bosses we will have 11-12 skeletons who will Taunt the boss himself and monsters around as well as Blind them on hit and distract and annoy the hell out of everyone. And they don't need corpses too. And we don't care if they die... EZ PZ.
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1) PROS

Spoiler

+safe across most content. Bosses offscreening.
+extremely fast for map clearing
+around 70% potential Phys Damage Reduction (Basalt, Taste of Hate, etc)
+decent regen
+flexible, can stack a lot of block chance if needed
+great single target damage (around 3 million with Victario)
+much better than Zombies as you don't need to constantly resummon spectres, also you don't care if Skeletons die. So you effectively are PAIN-FREE.
+can go Energy Shield and 4-5 spectres too! POGCHAMP!

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2) CONS
Spoiler

-Not super tough

3) Skill Tree Progression / Path of Building / Ascendancy / Bandits
Spoiler
Path of building:
5 Spectres and 12 Skeletons (not counting Vaal ones): https://pastebin.com/zCJFXdbH
For Ascendancy: Mindless Agression, Unnatural Strength, Commander of Darkness, Plaguebringer
Bandits: Kill All

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4) Early Levelling Gear / Skills
Spoiler

Get Explosive Trap after the very first quest, use it along with ZOMBIES.
Once you get Multiple Traps, attach it to the Explosive Trap.
2L Explosive Trap: Explosive Trap-Multiple Traps
You can also use Arc Traps later instead of Explosive Trap
3L Arc: Arc-Trap Support-Multiple Traps
You can also link Phantasms to your Explosive Trap or Arc Trap
4L Arc: Arc-Trap Support-Multiple Traps-Summon Phantasm on Kill.
Also start using Summon Raging Spirits if you wish, but it is not necessary.
3L Zombies: Zombies-Minion Damage
3L Zombies: Zombies-Summon Phantasm on Kill-Minion Damage
4L Zombies: Zombies-Summon Phantasm on Kill-Minion Damage-Melee Phys.Damage (melee phys gem can be bought from Yeena in act 2)
You can use Zombies up till maps and drop them if you wish or just put them into Flesh Offering link, dropping Increased Duration there.
They will still die all over in end-game...
Start using Skeletons at level 10. Link them with
2L Skeletons: Skellies-Minion Damage
3L Skeletons: Skellies-Minion Damage-Melee.Phys
4L Skeletons (no Elder Helm): Skellies-Minion.Damage-Multistrike-Melee.Phys
Your Spectres will NOT be VERY effective till Cruel lab (this is when you can POTENTIALLY (if you saved enough currency to buy a Vis Mortis)
For the gear, i recommend 3L Lifesprig for +1:
Lifesprig
Driftwood Wand
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  • 10% increased Spell Damage
  • +1 to Level of Socketed Spell Gems
  • 20% increased Spell Damage
  • 6% increased Cast Speed
  • +19 to maximum Life
  • +17 to maximum Mana
  • Regenerate 8 Life over 1 second when you Cast a Spell
  • From the smallest seeds

    To the tallest redwoods,

    Life endures in Wraeclast.

    Wanderlust
    Wool Shoes
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  • +5 to Dexterity
  • +18 to maximum Energy Shield
  • 27% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
  • 20% increased Movement Speed
  • Cannot be Frozen
  • All the world is my home.

    Goldrim
    Leather Cap
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  • +46 to Evasion Rating
  • 10% increased Rarity of Items found
  • +31% to all Elemental Resistances
  • Reflects 4 Physical Damage to Melee Attackers
  • No metal slips as easily through the fingers as gold.

    Mark of the Red Covenant
    Tribal Circlet
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  • +31 to maximum Energy Shield
  • Minions have 15% increased Movement Speed
  • Summoned Raging Spirits deal 146% increased Damage
  • 75% reduced Maximum number of Summoned Raging Spirits
  • Summoned Raging Spirits' Hits always Ignite
  • Summoned Raging Spirits refresh their Duration when they Kill an Ignited Enemy
  • Gleeful are the few

    who bask in the blood of the many.

    Wraithlord
    Bone Circlet
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  • +2 to Level of Socketed Minion Gems
  • 121% increased Energy Shield
  • Minions Regenerate 1% of Life per second
  • +1000 to Spectre maximum Life
  • Countless men proclaimed themselves the masters of death,

    and each one succumbed to it.


    Then buy Incursion/Bestiary Staff or a 1Hander with a lot of Minion Damage:
    Citaqualotl's Coiled Staff of Snow
    -
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  • +20% Chance to Block Attack Damage while wielding a Staff
  • 7% increased Cold Damage
  • Minions deal 138% increased Damage
  • Victario's Flight
    Goathide Boots
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  • +15 to Dexterity
  • +15 to Intelligence
  • 130% increased Evasion Rating
  • 15% increased Movement Speed
  • 8% of Damage taken gained as Mana over 4 seconds when Hit
  • 10% increased Movement Speed for you and nearby Allies
  • Alive but not unscathed, Victario fled

    as slaughter blossomed at the gates.


    Start using Anger at level 24. And link it with Generosity at level 31.
    Also don't forget Blasphemy with Elemental Weakness!
    Buy a cheap Vaal Summon Skeletons gem with high quality.
    Make sure you have https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Bones_of_Ullr by level 28 (when u get first Spectre).
    Bones of Ullr
    Silk Slippers
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  • 48% increased Energy Shield
  • +20 to maximum Life
  • +20 to maximum Mana
  • +1 to Level of all Raise Zombie Gems
  • +1 to Level of all Raise Spectre Gems
  • 15% increased Movement Speed
  • The dead man walks where

    the living fear to tread.


    SELFCAST Convocation helps A LOT in Delves and in Syndicate encounters! Don't put it into CWDT if you feel unsafe or your Spectres are too slow! I recommend to have both a low-level Convocation for CWDT, as well as a high level one for Delves
    At level 59, let's hope you have enough currency for
    https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Vis_Mortis
    Vis Mortis
    Necromancer Silks
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  • 205% increased Energy Shield
  • +26 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


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    SPECTRES PROGRESSION:
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    You will be using https://poedb.tw/us/mon.php?n=Flame+Sentinel till
    Act 5. Then you will get https://poedb.tw/us/mon.php?n=Prayer+Guard and will be using them in a 4L
    Spectres 4L: Spectre-Minion.Damage-Spell.Echo-Ele.Focus
    Or https://poedb.tw/us/mon.php?n=Slave+Driver from Act 5 Control Blocks.
    You will use them till Act 8, this is where you can finally get https://poedb.tw/us/mon.php?n=Solar+Guard or stick with Slave Drivers.
    Then just progress to the maps.
    Buy a cheap https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Bone_Helmet at level 73 and use Blessed Orb on it when you can.
    There are many cheap uniques that you can use:
    https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Sidhebreath
    https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Bones_of_Ullr
    https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Wraithlord
    https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Skullhead
    https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Mon%27tregul%27s_Grasp
    https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Midnight_Bargain
    https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Severed_in_Sleep
    I strongly recommend using Skullhead before you can afford a good Bone Helmet.
    Helena allows you to craft lower Minion Damage as well (during levelling):


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    5) My Actual Gear / End-Game Skills
    Spoiler

    For Uber Lab enchant:You don't need one.. just use a Bone Helmet
    CHEAP STUFF:
    Vis Mortis
    Necromancer Silks
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  • 217% increased Energy Shield
  • +22 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

    Eagle Brow
    Bone Helmet
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  • Minions deal 40% increased Damage
  • +18 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +109 to maximum Life
  • +60 to maximum Mana
  • +48% to Cold Resistance
  • +28% to Lightning Resistance
  • +28% to Fire Resistance
  • (keep in mind, i am using Minion Damage here instead of Brutality because it's not an ELDER helmet at this point)
    MY BETRAYAL GEAR:
    Phoenix Smasher
    Sambar Sceptre
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  • Damage Penetrates 6% Elemental Resistances
  • 25% increased Attack Speed
  • +26% to Cold Resistance
  • Minions deal 90% increased Damage
  • Minions have 14% increased Attack Speed
  • Minions have 14% increased Cast Speed
  • Grim Suit
    Spidersilk Robe
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  • 20% increased Energy Shield
  • +19% to Fire Resistance
  • +10% to Cold Resistance
  • 22% increased Stun and Block Recovery
  • +1 to maximum number of Spectres
  • +84 to maximum Life
  • Bramble Salvation
    Bone Helmet
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  • Minions deal 40% increased Damage
  • +1 to Level of Socketed Minion Gems
  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 18 Immolate
  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 18 Minion Damage
  • +79 to maximum Life
  • +22% to Fire Resistance
  • 16% increased Ignite Duration on Enemies
  • Minions deal 22% increased Damage
  • +34% to Lightning Resistance
  • Storm Rosary
    Agate Amulet
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  • +20 to Strength and Intelligence
  • +30 to Dexterity
  • +75 to maximum Life
  • +38% to Cold Resistance
  • +24% to Lightning Resistance
  • +51 to maximum Mana
  • Brood Gyre
    Coral Ring
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  • +28 to maximum Life
  • Adds 7 to 16 Cold Damage to Attacks
  • +144 to Evasion Rating
  • +36% to Fire Resistance
  • +43% to Lightning Resistance
  • +53 to maximum Life
  • Death Grip
    Two-Stone Ring
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  • +16% to Fire and Cold Resistances
  • +13 to Strength
  • +71 to maximum Life
  • +42 to maximum Mana
  • +39% to Fire Resistance
  • +27% to Lightning Resistance
  • Phoenix Claw
    Carnal Mitts
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  • +50 to Dexterity
  • +83 to maximum Life
  • +38% to Fire Resistance
  • +40% to Cold Resistance
  • Minions deal 20% increased Damage
  • Pain Strap
    Stygian Vise
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  • Has 1 Abyssal Socket
  • +18 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +94 to maximum Life
  • +11% to Fire Resistance
  • +29% to Cold Resistance
  • +33% to Lightning Resistance
  • Kraken Spur
    Two-Toned Boots
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  • +18% to Fire and Cold Resistances
  • +1 to Level of all Raise Spectre Gems
  • +19% to Cold Resistance
  • +15% to Lightning Resistance
  • 10% increased Movement Speed
  • +60 to maximum Life
  • Victario's Charity
    Laminated Kite Shield
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  • +8% to all Elemental Resistances
  • +63 to maximum Life
  • +24% to Lightning Resistance
  • +11% to Chaos Resistance
  • 20% increased Area of Effect of Aura Skills
  • 10% chance to grant a Power Charge to nearby Allies on Kill
  • 5% chance to grant a Frenzy Charge to nearby Allies on Hit
  • A man's life is the greatest gift he can give.


    Eagle Turn
    Coral Ring
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  • +30 to maximum Life
  • +29 to maximum Mana
  • +27% to Cold Resistance
  • +22% to Lightning Resistance
  • 0.24% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Mana
  • Minions deal 27% increased Damage
  • +46 to maximum Life
  • (can be expensive and hard to get)
    For speedfarming:
    Bisco's Leash
    Heavy Belt
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  • +32 to Strength
  • 5% increased Quantity of Items found
  • +29% 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.


    Spectres 5L: Spectre-Minion.Damage-Spell.Echo-Ele.Focus-Greater.Multiple.Projectiles
    Spectres 6L Mapping: Spectre-Minion.Damage-Spell.Echo-Ele.Focus-Controlled.Destriuction-Greater.Multiple.Projectiles
    Spectres 6L Bossing: Spectre-Minion.Damage-Spell.Echo-Ele.Focus-Controlled.Destriuction-Slower.Projectiles
    ^These are the most common, basic, reliable gem setups for ANY spellcaster spectres of ANY element.
    If you decided to stick with Solar Guards and use fire, you can also try this combination:
    Spectres 6L Fire: Spectre-Minion.Damage-Spell.Echo-Combustion-Fire.Penetration-Greater.Multiple.Projectiles/Slower.Projectiles
    Slave Drivers 6L (they use Lightning AOE spell): Spectre-Minion.Damage-Spell.Echo-Elemental.Focus-Controlled.Destruction-Concentrated,Effect
    4L Skeletons (in 5-6L Minion Damage Elder Helm): Skellies-Brutality-Multistrike-Melee.Phys (this is END-GAME Skeleton links, assuming we have Elder Helm with Minion Damage)
    Enthralling Gaze
    Ghastly Eye Jewel
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  • +33 to maximum Life
  • Minions have 4% chance to Taunt on Hit with Attacks
  • Minions have 4% chance to Blind on Hit with Attacks
  • Hollow Prism
    Ghastly Eye Jewel
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  • +35 to maximum Life
  • Minions have 7% chance to Taunt on Hit with Attacks
  • Minions deal 1 to 5 additional Fire Damage
  • Minions have 8% increased Attack and Cast Speed if you or your Minions have Killed Recently
  • Enthralling Prism
    Ghastly Eye Jewel
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  • +32 to maximum Life
  • Minions deal 14 to 17 additional Cold Damage
  • Minions have 4% chance to Blind on Hit with Attacks
  • Morbid Sphere
    Ghastly Eye Jewel
    Click to expand
  • +27 to maximum Life
  • Minions deal 15% increased Damage if you've used a Minion Skill Recently
  • Minions have 6% increased Attack Speed
  • Minions have 4% increased Cast Speed
  • Minions deal 4 to 7 additional Physical Damage

  • From Dust is not needed for mapping, but it's a QoL for bossing.
    From Dust
    Cobalt Jewel
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  • Summon 2 additional Skeleton Warriors with Summon Skeleton
  • +1 second to Summon Skeleton Cooldown
  • "Would you leave an orchard of apples to rot unharvested?

    A cemetery is no different."

    -Kadavrus, Surgeon to the Umbra


    Soulwrest Staff can be quite useful pre-maps and while mapping, to give you more DPS juice
    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
  • 111% increased Spell Damage
  • 28% increased Cast Speed
  • 80% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
  • Minions deal 46 to 77 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.


    You also need 1
    Unending Hunger
    Cobalt Jewel
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  • You cannot be Hindered
  • Minions have 7% increased Area of Effect
  • With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, Raised Spectres have a 20% chance to gain Soul Eater for 30 seconds on Kill
  • They roamed, they fed, they grew,

    Killing as they went,

    Conquer though they may,

    Their hearts will never be content.

    for mapping.
    Jewels are very important. get TAUNT jewel as fast as possible for your skeletons. Blind very good too.
    HINDER jewel would be very useful for Spectres too.
    Overall you need cast speed/miniond damage.
    If you want to go full DPS you can try to buy a +1 Skeleton amulet.

    If you don't have money to buy a good mace/wand with minion damage then just get Scourge
    The Scourge
    Terror Claw
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  • 2% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Life
  • 10% Chance to Trigger Level 18 Summon Spectral Wolf on Kill
  • Adds 36 to 101 Physical Damage
  • 13% increased Attack Speed
  • Minions have 10% increased Attack Speed
  • Increases and Reductions to Minion Damage also affect you
  • Minions deal 70% increased Damage if you've Hit Recently
  • With increasing mastery over death

    comes an increasing desire for it.

    . The real problem here is hitting something every 4 seconds.
    The easiest way to get minion damage is to use BOUND FOSSIL though, on a level 75 MACE!
    http://poedb.tw/us/item.php?n=Bound+Fossil
    You can craft up to 80% Minion Damage this way.
    But BETTER way is to drop %Minion Damage gear from a level 3 Temple of Atzaotl room called https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Hybridisation_Chamber (Hatchery->Automation Lanb>Hybridisation_Chamber) or just buy yourself a 70+ Minion Mace/Wand. They are pretty cheap now! And you can add a minion attck+cast speed suffix veiled mode too:

    This makes a CHEAP and very powerful weapon.
    In 3.8 a new base called CONVOKING WAND was added. It's the only type of weapon that can roll +1 to ALL MINION SKILL GEMS (does not buff support gems).
    This type of weapon can roll a variety of mods and is potentially the BEST weapon, but a good combination is hard to get and costs a lot of exalts.

    However this kind of weapon, for example only beats a 10c wand by around 10%. Using 2x Convoking Wands is the only way to get the 6th Spectre "normally" (without Midnight Bargain).
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    You can also craft increased Minion Life on a Stygian Wise belt using the same fossil. Do it if you are not lacking resists. Strongly recommended for UBER ELDER!
    For the chest, there is a HARD TO GET option instead of Vis Mortis, a Delve-only-drop chest with +1 Spectre. Very hard to find with proper colors and it cannot be crafted! You need a ES-based chest with potentially opened prefix to craft LIFE on it (or with LIFE already). Luckily they are fairly affordable due to MASSIVE amount of people playing!
    Spoiler

    Doom Cloak
    Vaal Regalia
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  • 61% increased Energy Shield
  • +61 to maximum Mana
  • +41% to Fire Resistance
  • 18% increased Stun and Block Recovery
  • +1 to maximum number of Spectres

  • For the gear i would prioritize:
    1) Bones of Ullr
    2) Vis Mortis 5-6L
    3) Getting a TAUNT jewel
    4) Bone Helmet
    5) Crafting Minion Damage Gloves
    6) Buying a +70% TEMPLE Minion Damage MACE/Sceptre with/without additional Veiled Attack/Cast Speed Minion Mod. Or Convoking Wand with +1 All Minion Skill Gems.
    7) Crafting / Buying GG ES/EVA-based chest with +1 Spectres
    8) Crafting / Buying Minion Movement Speed Rings
    9) Crafting a 2x-3x res high life Stygian Wise with Bound Fossil
    10) Elder Bone Helmet with +1-2-3 and Minion Damage to create a solid 5L for Skeletons.

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    6) Flasks
    Spoiler

    Catalysed Divine Life Flask of Steadiness
    -
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  • 50% increased Recovery rate
  • 48% increased Block and Stun Recovery during Flask effect
  • Blood of the Karui
    Sanctified Life Flask
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  • 100% increased Life Recovered
  • 11% increased Recovery rate
  • Recover Full Life at the end of the Flask Effect
  • "Kaom fought and killed for his people.

    Kaom bled for his people.

    And so the people gave, the people bled,

    So their King might go on."

    - Lavianga, Advisor to Kaom

    Ample Quicksilver Flask of Resistance
    -
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  • +20 to Maximum Charges
  • 26% additional Elemental Resistances during Flask effect
  • Alchemist's Basalt Flask of Resistance
    -
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  • 26% additional Elemental Resistances during Flask effect
  • 25% increased effect
  • 33% reduced Duration
  • Taste of Hate
    Sapphire Flask
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  • 20% of Physical Damage from Hits taken as Cold Damage during Flask effect
  • Gain 19% of Physical Damage as Extra Cold Damage during effect
  • 30% chance to Avoid being Chilled during Flask effect
  • 30% chance to Avoid being Frozen during Flask effect
  • A sip will freeze your lips,

    A swig will chill your heart,

    A glass will still your soul.


    These make you safe against Uber Elder.
    For general mapping, make sure you have anti-bleed and anti-freeze flask. Nothing else is important.
    You can also use Rumi's as a cheap substitute for Taste of Hate.
    Rumi's Concoction
    Granite Flask
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  • +19% 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



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    7) Pantheon Gods
    Spoiler

    Major: Arakaali
    Minor: Ryslatha

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    8) Hardcore Viable or not?
    Spoiler

    Indeed very viable. Just don't Shield Charge into death!
    PS: BETRAYAL content is REALLY RIPPY!!

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    9) FOR THE RICH GUYS
    Spoiler

    +1 Vis Mortis / GG high life Eyes.
    +2-3 Minion Elder Bone Helmet with Minion Damage! SUPER POG!
    +1 Spectre ES-based Chest with Life and Resists


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    MORE VIDEOS:
    Spoiler

    T15 Shaped Bog
    https://youtu.be/o968qky_Yn8
    T14 Shaped Waste Pool + Chayula Breach
    https://youtu.be/YL54_c3N_eg
    Undying Incinerators kill Shaper on a 5L
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjGN_7X0oqo
    Uber Elder with Victario's Charity and GMP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bb4_HAFkUxs
    Uber Atziri
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1tNvBAVJMw

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    FAQ
    1) How to Raise a Spectre
    Spoiler

    Find a desired corpse. Remove SPELL ECHO. Target a corpse with A. Cast Spectre.
    If your Spectre dies = Desecrate till you see desired Corpse. Remove SPELL ECHO. Target a corpse with A. Cast Spectre.

    2) How to kill Uber Elder/ Uber Atziri?
    Spoiler

    If you have problems..
    Drop Desecrate and Blasphemy/Ele.Weakness for Purity of Ice. use Taste of Hate, drop Victario's Charity for Lioneye's Remorse and unspec Necromantic Aegis to get the bonus yourself. Use new skill points to get a couple more jewel sockets for more life.
    Use Kaom's Roots if you can.
    Make sure your Spectres have enough leech and life pool to survive everything!
    Purchase additional MINION LEECH jewel if necessary!
    Drop Unending Hunger for From Dust. It's a great QoL for bossing.
    From Dust
    Cobalt Jewel
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  • Summon 2 additional Skeleton Warriors with Summon Skeleton
  • +1 second to Summon Skeleton Cooldown
  • "Would you leave an orchard of apples to rot unharvested?

    A cemetery is no different."

    -Kadavrus, Surgeon to the Umbra

    . You will unpack your skellies much faster this way!
    Also use Anatomical Knowledge too, to get 200+ HP!
    Anatomical Knowledge
    Cobalt Jewel
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  • 8% increased maximum Life
  • Adds 1 to Maximum Life per 3 Intelligence Allocated in Radius
  • Once you understand how your body truly works

    you can't help but treat it better.

    .Make sure you place it near a lot of int
    Spoiler

    Overall Uber Elder can't kill your Spectres if you have enough minion leech and life. Uber Atziri can though, her FLameblasts are deadly. So make sure you dispatch her as fast as possible!

    3) Animated Guardian setup
    Spoiler

    I do not recommend using AR with Spectres, as it's just not necessary, but if you fit him, here are some tips:
    Start using Animated Guardian when he gets to at least level 19. Better use him in a +1-3 minion Helm.
    Gems: Minion Life, Minion & Totem Resistances are MANDATORY to keep him alive in high-tier content.
    These items make him last the most and be most useful/effective:
    https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Southbound
    https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Dying_Breath
    https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Leer_Cast
    https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Victario%27s_Flight
    https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Bloodbond
    you can also use https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Ambu%27s_Charge, but Bloodbond is better for Uber Elder.
    Drop them all on the ground and click (in a map on in lab) on Animated Guardian to let him use these items.
    If he dies = all will be lost and you have to rebuy/restock/reequip again.
    If you LOGOUT or quit the game you don't have to rebuy/reequip everything. Just resummon him.

    4) Best Spectres?
    Spoiler

    I prefer Solar Guards for so many projectiles, but you don't have to stick to them. There are plenty of cool spectres to explore! Ranged.. melee. spells.. attacks..
    https://poedb.tw/us/mon.php?n=Solar+Guard
    https://poedb.tw/us/mon.php?n=Risen+Vaal+Advocate
    https://poedb.tw/us/mon.php?n=Slashed+Miscreation
    https://poedb.tw/us/mon.php?n=Kitava%27s+Herald
    https://poedb.tw/us/mon.php?n=Undying+Incinerator
    http://poedb.tw/us/mon.php?n=Goatman+Fire-raiser
    http://poedb.tw/us/mon.php?n=Frost+Sentinel
    http://poedb.tw/us/mon.php?n=Undying+Grappler
    https://poedb.tw/us/mon.php?n=Stygian+Revenant
    https://poedb.tw/us/mon.php?n=Cannibal+Fire-eater
    http://poedb.tw/us/mon.php?n=Tukohama%27s+Vanguard
    http://poedb.tw/us/mon.php?n=Undying+Evangelist
    https://poedb.tw/us/mon.php?n=Knitted+Horror
    As of PATCH 3.8 your spectre level depends on the SPECTRE GEM alone, and not on the corpse level!
    Don't forget to remove SPELL ECHO before you desecrate, or you will suck in unnecessary corpses around.
    SPECTRES OVERVIEW:
    SOLAR GUARDS
    VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhfebgcAlF8
    PROS and CONS:
    +good HP
    +projectiles + AOE
    +great damage both AOE and single target
    +good move speed / control / cast rate
    -just fire res
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    RISEN VAAL ADVOCATES (LIGHTNING)
    VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zb5vXkTUGLY
    PROS and CONS:
    +2x tankier than solar guards
    +projectiles only, no delays
    +good damage both AOE and single target
    +good move speed / control / cast rate
    +have resistances against all elements
    -15% less damage than solar guards
    ===========
    RISEN VAAL ADVOCATES (FIRE)
    VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zb5vXkTUGLY
    PROS and CONS:
    +2x tankier than solar guards
    +decent damage both AOE and single target
    +good move speed / control / cast rate
    +have resistances against all elements
    -40% less projectile damage than solar guards but higher damage delayed attack
    -massive clusterfuck on screen
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    UNDYING ICINERATORS
    VIDEO: https://youtu.be/6SL7pgLn0Qw
    PROS and CONS:
    +great single target and decent AOE
    +decent move speed / control / cast rate
    +easy to get
    -just fire res
    -low HP
    GOATMAN FIRE-RAISERS
    VIDEO: https://youtu.be/1GEf1n-3Stw
    PROS and CONS:
    +great single target and decent AOE
    +easy to get
    +good HP (can potentially survive Uber Elder)
    -just fire res
    -very slow (never keep up even with Move Speed Ring)

    5) Is it possible to get more Spectres? 5-6? What is tne maximum now?
    Spoiler

    4 from the gem at level 31, + 1 from chest and +1 from the tree. So technically 6 is possible without Midnight Bargain or Dual wielding. However in order to get 4 from the chest you need to put Spectre Gem in +3 helm along with lvl.4 Empower and Dual Wield some +1 wands. So you will have to switch Skellies back to body armour.
    This way you will get:
    Base 21 gem
    +3 from Empower = 24
    +2 from the Necromancer = 26
    +2 from dual wielding = 28
    +3 from the helm = 31.
    It is also possible if you use:https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Midnight_Bargain. One or two of them. This will make you really squishy if you are running a LIFE build. But it is possible to do if you will respec into Energy Shield build. For this you need really good, expensive ES gear, as well as a Clarity Watcher's Eye jewel which is worth at least 10 exalted orbs alone.

    6) How do you proc Elemental Equilibrium? Can minions do it?
    Spoiler

    Only you can do it. We proc EE by shield charging into bosses with added source of non-fire damage.

    Angry_Roleplayer
    Dec 06, 2018 10:48:28 AM

    I am planning to make this build I think:) THANKS:)

    Mighty_fist
    Dec 06, 2018 21:15:12 PM

    But I have few questions. Could you please check if you updated EVERYTHING? In the poebuilding link I see unset rings, but in your actual gear I do not see them. And also some items in poebuilding are not the same as in the actual gear. Which one is more up to date then?

    Mighty_fist
    Dec 06, 2018 21:34:53 PM

    "
    Mighty_fist wrote:
    But I have few questions. Could you please check if you updated EVERYTHING? In the poebuilding link I see unset rings, but in your actual gear I do not see them. And also some items in poebuilding are not the same as in the actual gear. Which one is more up to date then?


    my end game builds always go with unsets lets you stick in extra things like flame dash or phase run, or whatever you like for those odd times. my fav is an extra convocation not in the cwdt for those times i really want my damn spectres to get to where i am is handy. usually places like lab or something where they end up on the other side of a wall or the bottom of a cliff.

    edit to say i also like having my slower proj in an unset for quick swapping and it gets levels

    Iznuts
    Dec 06, 2018 21:55:19 PM

    Unfortunately it is still not clear for me:( I am not very familiar of all those slangs etc. Could you just write what to do and how step by step and give the exact end game build with exact gems setup? I cannot decide where and how to go without strict guidelines:(. I am not really "do whatever you feel to do" kinda guy, so the descriptions like "if you take this then you use that, but not this, if you do that you do not take this" are not really working for me:( I would really appreciate if you could just provide few gear/skill setups like low budget, medium, high and super rich so I could just upgrade step by step when I have currency. THANKS!!

    As it is a friendly beginner guy etc:)

    Mighty_fist
    Dec 06, 2018 22:08:15 PM

    the PoB link is pretty much bang on with everything. i was just saying why Unsets are end game cause you can socket more gems, these gems are to YOUR preferance. craft unset rings with the essence that gives minion move speed. Elder bone helmets are $$$$$ so use a normal bone helmet till you get the funds. craft a normal bone helm to have +1/2 to minion gems. use the shitty Bones of Ullr boots till you can craft +1 spectre boots from fossils.

    the endgame gear spoiler tab at the bottom pretty much lists how you upgrade as you get the funds.

    Iznuts
    Dec 06, 2018 22:28:24 PM

    Can you possibly post leveling trees in POB or does it not work that way?

    OhGodDanimal1
    Dec 07, 2018 02:24:34 AM

    "
    Mighty_fist wrote:
    But I have few questions. Could you please check if you updated EVERYTHING? In the poebuilding link I see unset rings, but in your actual gear I do not see them. And also some items in poebuilding are not the same as in the actual gear. Which one is more up to date then?

    PoB link is more like a "project" to give you an idea what stats and gear you should be aiming for. It does not contain mirror gear, but it as well might be slightly different from the actual gear that i am using at the moment. Unset Rings do not matter, they were just on my other SKELEMANCER build (and that was used a base to create a Spectre one). They have better stats than the ones that i currently managed to find from scraps on my another standard necromancer character (which i had to do to showcase some actual footage).

    Angry_Roleplayer
    Dec 07, 2018 09:06:32 AM

    "
    OhGodDanimal1 wrote:
    Can you possibly post leveling trees in POB or does it not work that way?

    It's in the video for now. But i will update the POB link today too!

    Angry_Roleplayer
    Dec 07, 2018 09:07:18 AM

    I saw you only have 83 dex in POB, when GMP support need 111 dex ?

    nhoxbuzz123
    Dec 07, 2018 15:57:39 PM
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