Forum Index Witch [3.8] The Baron Soul Tether Zombies [HC]

History

This is my first guide ever , so i’m sorry if anything is unclear
feel free to ask questions in the comments
I know there are alot of build guides around the baron and zombies but this is my take on it , specifically for hardcore.

Intro

iv'e been wanting to attempt uber elder for quite a while now but i always jump around between builds.
this league , my friend tried playing necro dominating blow and he tried with the baron zombies + soul tether and succeeded killing uber elder for the first time in his second attempt ever.
after iv'e seen him kill it live (discord stream) iv'e wanted to try it as well but i've changed a few things such as using cyclone as a way to proc spirit offering.
then we started working on our version for the build together and I wanted to write this guide.
Gameplay

spinning around using cyclone (triggering spirit offering) while your minions destroy everything , every once in a while vigilant strike for fortify and convocation to summon your minions back to ya.
Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypmhbdOvQKw - uber elder
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEk5PwM2qG8 - 19X aul fight
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCwJsNXgjzs - synthesis boss
it's not from the beginning of the fight , I'll try and record a better vid later.
will upload more videos later


Pros and Cons

Pros -
Super Tanky
around 1M dps
scale very well the more you invest in
spin2win
can do all map mods except phys reflect
Viable league starter (generic summoner till u can get enough STR + baron)
Cons -
requires a few very specific uniques (not ssf viable)
might be considered slow
another summoner...


Mandatory Uniques

The Baron
Close Helmet
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  • +2 to Level of Socketed Minion Gems
  • +26 to Strength
  • Minions have 20% increased maximum Life
  • Half of your Strength is added to your Minions
  • +1 to maximum number of Raised Zombies per 300 Strength
  • With at least 1000 Strength, 2% of Damage dealt by your Raised Zombies is Leeched to you as Life
  • "The Emperor's trusted surgeons are not the only ones who

    practice the dark arts. Some of us are just more discreet."


    getting to 1k str for the leech from the zombies.
    this is the base of the build defense wise

    Build Concept

    this build is for hardcore so iv'e been trying to build the most tanky version i could think of
    the build focuses around zombies with the baron helmet
    The Baron
    Close Helmet
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  • +2 to Level of Socketed Minion Gems
  • +26 to Strength
  • Minions have 20% increased maximum Life
  • Half of your Strength is added to your Minions
  • +1 to maximum number of Raised Zombies per 300 Strength
  • With at least 1000 Strength, 2% of Damage dealt by your Raised Zombies is Leeched to you as Life
  • "The Emperor's trusted surgeons are not the only ones who

    practice the dark arts. Some of us are just more discreet."


    specifically : "2% of damage dealt by your zombies is leeched to you as life"
    And to even boost our leech and survivability even further and even get overleech , we will be using Soul Tether
    Soul Tether
    Cloth Belt
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  • 24% increased Stun and Block Recovery
  • +40 to Intelligence
  • Your Energy Shield starts at zero
  • You cannot Recharge Energy Shield
  • You cannot Regenerate Energy Shield
  • You lose 5% of Energy Shield per second
  • Life Leech effects are not removed at Full Life Life Leech effects Recover Energy Shield instead while on Full Life
  • Gain 5% of Maximum Life as Extra Maximum Energy Shield
  • Vaal bloodpriests were among the earliest intellectuals on record.

    It was they who found that a newly freed soul would

    desperately cling to any other source of life.


    Then because we are necromancer that takes mistress of sacrifice , we will be using Spirit Offering
    Spirit Offering

    To gain 3% of maximum life as extra ES per corpse cosumed (up to 5 corpses)
    but would u want to trigger an offering manually? god no.
    this is why we’ll be using :
    Cyclone
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  • Level 1
  • Deals 44% of Base Damage
  • 5 to 8 Added Attack Physical Damage
  • 8% increased Area of Effect per 1 additional Melee range
  • 30% less Movement Speed
  • First Hit deals 50% less Damage
  • Gains 1 Stage every 0.3 seconds while Channelling
  • Maximum 3 Stages
  • +1 to radius per Stage
  • Lose 1 Stage every 0.3 seconds while not Channelling
  • Cast while Channelling Support
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  • Level 1
  • You cannot Cast Supported Triggerable Spells directly
  • Trigger a Supported Spell every 0.45 seconds while Channelling Supported Skills
  • Desecrate
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  • Level 15
  • Deals 163.2 Base Chaos Damage per second
  • Base duration is 4.00 seconds
  • Spawns 5 corpses
  • Spawns corpses up to Level 65
  • Maximum of 10 corpses allowed
  • Spirit Offering
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  • Level 1
  • Base duration is 5.00 seconds
  • Additional 1.00 seconds Base Duration per extra corpse Consumed
  • Minions gain 20% of their Physical Damage as Extra Chaos Damage
  • Minions gain 4% of their Maximum Life as Extra Maximum Energy Shield for each corpse Consumed
  • Minions gain +20% to all Elemental Resistances

  • i currently have 7k life so 3% of that (0.75 x 4) is 210 ES.
    so 210 x 5 = 1050 ES per cwc trigger from our cyclone.
    actually ingame i'm getting around 1.5k to 2k es per cwc proc so it might be affeceted by #% increased es.
    For Damage , we will be using 6L or even 7L (maim chest or rotting legion) zombies and skeletons from “Trigger A socketed Spell when you use a skill” Craft on our weapon for applying maim and feeding frenzy buff and some extra damage.
    For Example :
    Entropy Spiker
    Cutlass
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  • 40% increased Global Accuracy Rating
  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 16 Brutality
  • Socketed Gems are supported by Level 18 Multistrike
  • Socketed Gems are supported by Level 18 Increased Critical Damage
  • 111% increased Physical Damage
  • Adds 42 to 64 Fire Damage
  • 19% increased Attack Speed
  • +24% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
  • Trigger a Socketed Spell when you Use a Skill



  • Build

    PoB - https://pastebin.com/9H0446g9
    my profile is also always open -
    https://www.pathofexile.com/account/view-profile/arielrahamim/characters?character=MushrambosSSF
    Bandits - Kill All.
    Ascendency -
    Leveling

    for leveling this build u can do as a generic summoner with SRS / zombies / spectres from act 5 or anything really
    could always get leveling gear to make it faster ofc
    https://www.poe-vault.com/guides/beginner-guide-to-unique-items-for-leveling-in-path-of-exile-blight-38
    from level 38 and after normal lab , u can start using cyclone cwc spirit offering desecrate which would u make u very tanky


    Gear

    Helmet

    The Baron
    Close Helmet
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  • +2 to Level of Socketed Minion Gems
  • +26 to Strength
  • Minions have 20% increased maximum Life
  • Half of your Strength is added to your Minions
  • +1 to maximum number of Raised Zombies per 300 Strength
  • With at least 1000 Strength, 2% of Damage dealt by your Raised Zombies is Leeched to you as Life
  • "The Emperor's trusted surgeons are not the only ones who

    practice the dark arts. Some of us are just more discreet."


    Good Enchants are Zombies Attack Speed or Damage , not mandatory at all though.

    Belt

    Soul Tether
    Cloth Belt
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  • 24% increased Stun and Block Recovery
  • +40 to Intelligence
  • Your Energy Shield starts at zero
  • You cannot Recharge Energy Shield
  • You cannot Regenerate Energy Shield
  • You lose 5% of Energy Shield per second
  • Life Leech effects are not removed at Full Life Life Leech effects Recover Energy Shield instead while on Full Life
  • Gain 5% of Maximum Life as Extra Maximum Energy Shield
  • Vaal bloodpriests were among the earliest intellectuals on record.

    It was they who found that a newly freed soul would

    desperately cling to any other source of life.


    Could get %strength corruption , will help with getting 1k str

    Gloves

    Shaper's Touch
    Crusader Gloves
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  • 118% increased Armour and Energy Shield
  • +4 Accuracy Rating per 2 Intelligence
  • +1 Life per 4 Dexterity
  • +2 Mana per 4 Strength
  • 2% increased Energy Shield per 10 Strength
  • 2% increased Evasion Rating per 10 Intelligence
  • 2% increased Melee Physical Damage per 10 Dexterity
  • By my hand, the inert is given life.

    By my hand, that which rots is reborn.

    There is nothing that cannot be changed.

    Nothing.


    Could get enfeeble/temporal chains on hit corruption or +2 gems for auras.
    on my current character , those gloves are around 1.5k es.

    Boots

    For starters , i would recommend using
    Alberon's Warpath
    Soldier Boots
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  • Adds 1 to 80 Chaos Damage to Attacks
  • +219 to Armour
  • +12% to Chaos Resistance
  • 20% increased Movement Speed
  • +1 to maximum number of Skeletons
  • 17% increased Strength
  • Alberon walked among the accursed,

    and they welcomed him.


    try and get 18% strength
    try and get a near max roll % strength , the boots will help at the start to get to 1k str
    Later on , when u get more STR from other sources you can get boots with “Socketed Gems Are Supported By level 20 Fortify”
    Morbid Slippers
    Two-Toned Boots
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  • +12% to Cold and Lightning Resistances
  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 20 Fortify
  • Can have multiple Crafted Modifiers
  • +69 to maximum Life
  • 20% increased Movement Speed
  • +20% to Fire and Cold Resistances
  • +20% to Fire and Lightning Resistances

  • By doing that , u can have perma fortify on your cyclone
    until then though you can just use vigilant strike with the vigil jewel , more on that in the gems & jewels sections.

    Weapon

    from the weapon slot , all we really want a rare weapon that we will be able to use cyclone with and "Trigger A socketed gems when you use a skill" suffix craft , the rest is extra.
    we will be using the "cast on cast" craft for automating summoning our skeletons , which will deal some damage and apply maim + feeding frenzy.
    so , for the rest of the mods on the weapon its all your choice:
    resists , life gain on hit claw , or my favorite , a combination of "Socketed Gems Are Supported By level 20 X" Elder mods to buff our skeletons damage.
    weapons for example :
    Entropy Spiker
    Cutlass
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  • 40% increased Global Accuracy Rating
  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 16 Brutality
  • Socketed Gems are supported by Level 18 Multistrike
  • Socketed Gems are supported by Level 18 Increased Critical Damage
  • 111% increased Physical Damage
  • Adds 42 to 64 Fire Damage
  • 19% increased Attack Speed
  • +24% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
  • Trigger a Socketed Spell when you Use a Skill
  • Havoc Hunger
    Eye Gouger
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  • +50 Life gained for each Enemy hit by Attacks
  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 18 Ancestral Call
  • Socketed Gems are supported by Level 18 Multistrike
  • Adds 45 to 91 Fire Damage
  • Adds 1 to 6 Lightning Damage
  • 17% increased Attack Speed
  • 9% increased Area of Effect
  • Trigger a Socketed Spell when you Use a Skill
  • Torment Song
    Corsair Sword
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  • 40% increased Global Accuracy Rating
  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 16 Ruthless
  • Socketed Gems are supported by Level 20 Increased Critical Damage
  • 110% increased Physical Damage
  • Adds 2 to 27 Lightning Damage
  • +26% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier
  • 11% of Physical Damage Converted to Chaos Damage
  • Trigger a Socketed Spell when you Use a Skill
  • Dread Barb
    Gemstone Sword
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  • +400 to Accuracy Rating
  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 18 Chance To Bleed
  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 16 Melee Physical Damage
  • 106% increased Physical Damage
  • Adds 9 to 16 Fire Damage
  • +4 Life gained for each Enemy hit by Attacks
  • 10% chance to cause Bleeding on Hit
  • Trigger a Socketed Spell when you Use a Skill

  • they are corrupted because i was trying to get fortify on hit before i got the fortify boots cuz thats way too rare.
    another type of weapon you could use is a mutlimodded dagger/sceptre with +1 spell gems and ofc the cast on cast craft.
    i'm not using a weapon like that yet so i'll updated the process of crafting and list examples later.

    Chest

    for the chest piece we have some options.
    the first one and my favorite is
    Rotting Legion
    Loricated Ringmail
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  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 1 Meat Shield
  • 139% increased Armour and Energy Shield
  • +74 to maximum Life
  • 7% increased Damage per Raised Zombie
  • 1% less Elemental Damage taken per Raised Zombie
  • A glacier of putrid meat, crushing mountains and valleys alike.


    we get around 11% less elemental damage , another link to our zombies and some life.
    other good choices are Geofrie's Sancutray for a bunch of ES from our strength
    or a rare astral plate with %life , flat life , resists and maim but it can get pretty damn expensive.
    overall i think rotting legion is the best one , for uber elder at least.

    Shield

    for shield , we want as much ES as possible pereferably with chance to block spells mod , resists if we are missing any and life.
    Sol Star
    Titanium Spirit Shield
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  • 12% Chance to Block Spell Damage
  • +51 to maximum Energy Shield
  • 90% increased Energy Shield
  • +14 Mana gained when you Block
  • 24% increased Stun and Block Recovery
  • +64 to maximum Life

  • ofcoure if u can't afford getting an ES one , life resists and the spell block mod is fine as well.

    Amulet

    a really good amulet we could get is
    Astramentis
    Onyx Amulet
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  • +16 to all Attributes
  • +96 to all Attributes
  • -4 Physical Damage taken from Attack Hits
  • Mindless rage will shake the world,

    Cunning lies will bend it.

    Reckless haste will break the world,

    And into darkness send it.


    ton of stats that we are missing and of course more STR.
    before that , u could use a rare with some flat strength/dex/int , life , resists , maybe es and preferably %attributes (shaper mod or talisman corruption)
    ofc , a godly rare with %attributes talisman corruption will surpass astramentis

    Rings

    for rings u want at least one with -2/-3 mana cost for channeling skills craft to make our cyclone free
    then u want a bunch of strength , a ton of resists , some life and maybe es.
    u can get unset rings as the build could always use more skill gems but it is not mandatory and you should first get resist cap and 1k str.
    Behemoth Coil
    Ruby Ring
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  • +30% to Fire Resistance
  • +44 to Strength
  • Adds 14 to 25 Fire Damage to Attacks
  • +44 to maximum Life
  • +16% to all Elemental Resistances
  • +6% to Fire Resistance
  • Channelling Skills have -3 to Total Mana Cost
  • Spirit Grasp
    Two-Stone Ring
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  • +16% to Fire and Lightning Resistances
  • +40 to Strength
  • +66 to maximum Life
  • +20 to maximum Mana
  • +14% to Cold Resistance
  • +45% to Lightning Resistance
  • +26 to maximum Energy Shield


  • Jewels

    Rare Jewels :
    flat life or % life
    one or two jewels with "Minions Have +X to all elemental resistances"
    one jewel with "Minions Leech of damage as life"
    one jewel with "mana gained on hit for each enemy hit by your attacks" this is just for no regen maps.
    on the rest of the jewels u should get resists or strength if missing any
    and some energy shield if possible.
    Unique Jewels :
    u would wanna asap to get an efficiant training jewel to convert int to STR , u place it between tempalr and witch.
    at start u won't have access to fortify boots so i recommend getting The Vigil Jewel and use vigilant strike to around 30 sec Fortify Buff.
    a bit higher budget but u can also use purity of ice watcher's eye with the
    mod "% of Physical Damage from Hits taken as Cold Damage while affected by Purity of Ice"

    Flasks

    Rumi's Concoction
    Granite Flask
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  • +18% Chance to Block Attack Damage during Flask effect
  • +6% 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 Basalt Flask of Warding
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  • 22% reduced Charges used
  • Immune to Curses during Flask effect Removes Curses on use
  • Chemist's Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline
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  • 22% reduced Charges used
  • 25% increased Movement Speed during Flask effect
  • Experimenter's Jade Flask of Grounding
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  • Immunity to Shock during Flask effect Removes Shock on use
  • 32% increased Duration
  • Experimenter's Quartz Flask of Heat
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  • Immunity to Freeze and Chill during Flask effect Removes Freeze and Chill on use
  • 31% increased Duration

  • rumi's is great, a really good defensive option
    basalt for some phys dmg reduction
    quicksilver with movement speed to help our dodge bossses attacks while cycloning
    jade could be replaced for whatever tbh , i only use it for the shock immunity
    quartz for some dodge and phasing
    at the beginning though you should use an instant life flask
    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

  • could also use a sapphire flask for uber elder , maybe even taste of hate on a higher budget.
    Taste of Hate
    Sapphire Flask
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  • 20% of Physical Damage from Hits taken as Cold Damage during Flask effect
  • Gain 16% 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.




    Gems&Links

    Zombies

    in your chest , you want to use the zombies with the following links :
    Raise Zombie
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  • Level 1
  • Maximum 3 Raised Zombies
  • Multistrike Support
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  • Level 1
  • Supported Skills Repeat 2 additional times
  • Supported Skills have 35% more Melee Attack Speed
  • Supported Skills deal 20% less Attack Damage
  • First Repeat of Supported Skills deals 22% more Damage
  • Second Repeat of Supported Skills deals 44% more Damage
  • Brutality Support
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  • Level 1
  • Supported Skills deal 40% more Physical Damage
  • Supported Skills deal no Chaos Damage
  • Supported Skills deal no Elemental Damage
  • Melee Physical Damage Support
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    Click to expand
  • Level 1
  • Supported Skills deal 30% more Melee Physical Damage
  • Supported Skills deal 30% more Damage with Bleeding and Poison caused by Melee Hits
  • Minion Damage Support
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    Click to expand
  • Level 1
  • Minions from Supported Skills deal 30% more Damage
  • Ruthless Support
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  • Level 19
  • Quality +20%
  • Every third Attack with Supported Melee Attacks deals a Ruthless Blow
  • Ruthless Blows with Supported Skills deal 129% more Melee Damage
  • Ruthless Blows with Supported Skills deal 129% more Damage with Bleeding caused by Melee Hits
  • Ruthless Blows with Supported Skills have a base Stun Duration of 0.8 seconds
  • Supported Skills deal 10% increased Attack Damage

  • if u are not using vigilant strike & the vigil for whatever reason , swap in fortify
    Fortify Support
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  • Level 1
  • Supported Skills grant Fortify on Melee hit
  • Supported Skills have 15% increased Fortify duration
  • Supported Skills deal 20% more Damage with Ailments caused by Melee Hits
  • Supported Skills deal 20% more Melee Damage

  • instead of ruthless

    4LSpectres+Animate_Guardian

    Animate Guardian
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  • Level 1
  • Can use Items requiring up to Level 33
  • Minions' Attacks deal 22 to 34 additional Physical Damage
  • Meat Shield Support
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  • Level 1
  • Minions from Supported Skills have 20% chance to Taunt on Hit
  • Supported Skills have 10% increased Minion Movement Speed
  • Minions from Supported Skills deal 20% more Damage to Enemies that are Near you
  • Minions from Supported Skills take 15% less Damage
  • Minions from Supported Skills are Defensive
  • Blood Magic Support
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  • Level 1
  • Supported Skills Spend Life instead of Mana
  • Raise Spectre
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  • Level 1
  • Minions have +30% to all Elemental Resistances
  • Maximum 1 Raised Spectre
  • 55% more Minion Movement Speed
  • Minion Movement Speed is Capped
  • Raised Spectres are Level 31
  • Minions have 150 additional Accuracy Rating

  • you could also use minion life instead of meat build i prefer the ag and spectres to be near me at all times.
    Spectres :
    one host chieftain for power charges
    https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Host_Chieftain
    one carnage chieftain for frenzy charges
    https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Carnage_Chieftain
    and a curse , personal preference i use enfeeble
    enfeeble - https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Diabolist
    temporal chains - https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Mortality_Experimenter
    and if u have a 4th spectre from death attunement , you could also use
    https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Ruins_Hellion
    for rallying cry dmg buff.
    For your animate guardian gear u could use the following :
    Leer Cast
    Festival Mask
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  • +21 to Dexterity
  • 30% reduced Damage
  • +28 to maximum Life
  • +27 to maximum Mana
  • You and nearby allies gain 15% increased Damage
  • For none of us are as cruel as all of us.

    Ambu's Charge
    Crusader Chainmail
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  • 201% increased Armour and Energy Shield
  • +73 to maximum Life
  • +15% to all Elemental Resistances
  • Gain an Endurance Charge when you take a Critical Strike
  • Share Endurance Charges with nearby party members
  • Regenerate 2% of Life per second if you have been Hit Recently
  • Nothing stops the pain like a courageous rush into battle.

    Victario's Flight
    Goathide Boots
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  • +15 to Dexterity
  • +15 to Intelligence
  • 119% increased Evasion Rating
  • 15% increased Movement Speed
  • 10% 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.


    https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Dying_Breath
    could use a rare helmet with nearby enemies take 9% more phys damage from fossils instead of the leer cast for more damage

    Auras

    for auras i'm using
    Flesh and Stone
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  • Level 1
  • Nearby Enemies are Blinded while in Sand Stance You take 9% less Damage from Attacks from Enemies that aren't nearby while in Sand Stance Nearby Enemies are Maimed while in Blood Stance
  • Enemies Maimed by this Skill take 13% increased Physical Damage
  • Purity of Ice
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  • Level 1
  • You and nearby allies gain 22% additional Cold Resistance
  • Summon Skitterbots
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  • Level 1
  • Maximum 1 Summoned Skitterbot of each type
  • Chilling Skitterbot's Aura Chills Enemies near it
  • Shocking Skitterbot's Aura Shocks Enemies near it
  • Skitterbots grant 10% more Trap and Mine Damage

  • if u can afford an enlightne 3 , link the 3 above to it in a 4L and use
    Dread Banner
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  • Level 1
  • You and nearby Allies have 20% chance to Impale Enemies on Hit with Attacks
  • Gain 1 Stage when you Impale an Enemy while carrying the Banner, up to 5 per second
  • +1 second to Base Placed Banner Duration per Stage
  • When placed, 8% increased Area of Effect per Stage
  • When placed, 1% increased Aura effect per Stage
  • Base Duration of 10.00 seconds after being Placed
  • Nearby Enemies have 15% less Accuracy Rating
  • Gain Fortify for 0.05 seconds per Stage on Placing the Banner
  • 2% increased Fortify effect per Stage
  • in a 1L

    Offering

    Cyclone
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  • Level 1
  • Deals 44% of Base Damage
  • 5 to 8 Added Attack Physical Damage
  • 8% increased Area of Effect per 1 additional Melee range
  • 30% less Movement Speed
  • First Hit deals 50% less Damage
  • Gains 1 Stage every 0.3 seconds while Channelling
  • Maximum 3 Stages
  • +1 to radius per Stage
  • Lose 1 Stage every 0.3 seconds while not Channelling
  • Cast while Channelling Support
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  • Level 1
  • You cannot Cast Supported Triggerable Spells directly
  • Trigger a Supported Spell every 0.45 seconds while Channelling Supported Skills
  • Spirit Offering
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    Click to expand
  • Level 1
  • Base duration is 5.00 seconds
  • Additional 1.00 seconds Base Duration per extra corpse Consumed
  • Minions gain 20% of their Physical Damage as Extra Chaos Damage
  • Minions gain 4% of their Maximum Life as Extra Maximum Energy Shield for each corpse Consumed
  • Minions gain +20% to all Elemental Resistances
  • Desecrate
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  • Level 1
  • Deals 8.2 Base Chaos Damage per second
  • Base duration is 4.00 seconds
  • Spawns 5 corpses
  • Spawns corpses up to Level 20
  • Maximum of 10 corpses allowed


  • Skeleton

    on your weapon togther with "cast on cast" craft u wanna link 3L skeletons :
    Summon Skeletons
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  • Level 1
  • Base duration is 20.00 seconds
  • Maximum 5 Summoned Skeletons
  • Summons 2 Skeleton Warriors
  • Minions gain 50% more Added Damage
  • Feeding Frenzy Support
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  • Level 1
  • Feeding Frenzy base Duration is 4 seconds
  • Minions from Supported Skills have 25% chance to grant Feeding Frenzy to you on Hit
  • Minions from Supported Skills deal 15% more Damage while you have Feeding Frenzy
  • Minions from Supported Skills are Aggressive
  • Maim Support
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  • Level 1
  • Supported Skills deal 15% more Physical Damage
  • Supported Attacks have 30% chance to Maim on Hit
  • Enemies Maimed by Supported Skills take 10% increased Physical Damage


  • Utilities

    Convocation
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  • Level 1
  • Base duration is 2.00 seconds
  • Regenerate 0.7% of Life per second
  • Flame Dash
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  • Level 1
  • Deals 7 to 11 Fire Damage
  • Deals 19 Base Fire Damage per second
  • Base duration is 4.00 seconds

  • if u got an unset ring or two u could add :
    Summon Chaos Golem
    -
    Click to expand
  • Level 13
  • Maximum 1 Summoned Golem
  • 54% increased Minion Maximum Life
  • Golems grant 4% additional Physical Damage Reduction

  • or add
    Faster Casting Support
    -
    Click to expand
  • Level 17
  • Supported Skills have 36% increased Cast Speed
  • to flame dash


    FAQ

    Will add Questions from comments



    Thank you for reading the guide , i hope you found it useful

    if u have any suggestions or questions about the build just let me know.

    arielrahamim
    Oct 15, 2019 00:31:37 AM

    Jack pot! How lucky i am to find exactly a build i was looking for to play on HC.
    Thank you very much sir, for being here in the time of my need.

    And a question: isn't Feeding Frenzy gem linked to zombies is safer than Meat shield? with FF gem zombies aggro faster = we get leech faster.

    aefoa
    Oct 15, 2019 19:42:11 PM

    "
    aefoa wrote:
    Jack pot! How lucky i am to find exactly a build i was looking for to play on HC.
    Thank you very much sir, for being here in the time of my need.

    And a question: isn't Feeding Frenzy gem linked to zombies is safer than Meat shield? with FF gem zombies aggro faster = we get leech faster.


    first of all , glad you enjoyed the guide

    now for the feeding frezy , u r correct but becuase we are cycloning almost all the time to trigger spirit offering we r usually on top of enemies or at least at melee ranged and probably spamming convocation to re-summon all the minions


    u could use feeding frenzy if you'd like , should be better for clear but i do think the rotting legion is very important for the build becuase of the less elemental damage taken per zombie.

    arielrahamim
    Oct 15, 2019 20:59:46 PM

    Looks like your build's tree/items are set for end game bossing.
    I think we need an anti-bleed flask while mapping as we attack mobs with cyclone, right?

    aefoa
    Oct 17, 2019 12:31:40 PM

    Socketing zombies on that chest is just gimping their damage, and also reduces your overall EHP. Its a noob trap unique.

    This was my set before i crafted my belt and decided to push for 1800 str, just missing a good lethal pride. Replace the belt with soul thether and feel the difference

    Dire Blast
    Solar Maul
    Click to expand
  • 4% increased Area of Effect
  • +1 to Level of Socketed Gems
  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 20 Maim
  • 20% chance to Maim on Hit
  • Can have multiple Crafted Modifiers
  • +2 to Level of Socketed Support Gems
  • Minions have 44% increased maximum Life
  • Minions deal 41% increased Damage
  • Minions have 27% increased Attack Speed
  • Minions have 28% increased Cast Speed
  • The Baron
    Close Helmet
    Click to expand
  • +2 to Level of Socketed Minion Gems
  • +39 to Strength
  • Minions have 20% increased maximum Life
  • Half of your Strength is added to your Minions
  • +1 to maximum number of Raised Zombies per 300 Strength
  • With at least 1000 Strength, 2% of Damage dealt by your Raised Zombies is Leeched to you as Life
  • "The Emperor's trusted surgeons are not the only ones who

    practice the dark arts. Some of us are just more discreet."

    Dragon Loop
    Ruby Ring
    Click to expand
  • +25% to Fire Resistance
  • +55 to Strength
  • Adds 7 to 14 Physical Damage to Attacks
  • +72 to maximum Life
  • +30% to Fire Resistance
  • +16% to Cold and Lightning Resistances
  • Saqawal's Nest
    Blood Raiment
    Click to expand
  • +71 to all Attributes
  • +32% to Lightning Resistance
  • 10% reduced Mana Reserved
  • 100% increased Aspect of the Avian Buff Effect
  • Aspect of the Avian also grants Avian's Might and Avian's Flight to nearby Allies
  • +127 to Evasion Rating and Energy Shield
  • The First of the Sky was the Last of the First.

    It was he who showed us that our limits are self-imposed,

    that what we take for law may just be an illusion.

    Death Clasp
    Three Rat Talisman
    Click to expand
  • 13% increased Attributes
  • +46 to Strength
  • 20% increased Evasion Rating
  • 9% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 66% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
  • +1 to maximum number of Raised Zombies
  • +16 to Strength and Dexterity
  • When we free ourselves from the shackles

    of civilised existence

    we learn to feed and run and breathe

    as the First Ones have always done.

    - The Wolven King

    Plague Eye
    Sapphire Ring
    Click to expand
  • +30% to Cold Resistance
  • +55 to Strength
  • +78 to maximum Life
  • +7% to all Elemental Resistances
  • +1 to Minimum Endurance Charges
  • Shaper's Touch
    Crusader Gloves
    Click to expand
  • +1 to Level of Socketed Gems
  • 81% increased Armour and Energy Shield
  • +4 Accuracy Rating per 2 Intelligence
  • +1 Life per 4 Dexterity
  • +2 Mana per 4 Strength
  • 2% increased Energy Shield per 10 Strength
  • 2% increased Evasion Rating per 10 Intelligence
  • 2% increased Melee Physical Damage per 10 Dexterity
  • By my hand, the inert is given life.

    By my hand, that which rots is reborn.

    There is nothing that cannot be changed.

    Nothing.

    Phoenix Thread
    Heavy Belt
    Click to expand
  • +35 to Strength
  • Grants Level 20 Aspect of the Avian Skill
  • +40 to Strength
  • +56 to maximum Life
  • 12% increased Attributes
  • +283 to Armour
  • +24 to maximum Energy Shield
  • Alberon's Warpath
    Soldier Boots
    Click to expand
  • Adds 1 to 80 Chaos Damage to Attacks
  • +189 to Armour
  • +12% to Chaos Resistance
  • 20% increased Movement Speed
  • +1 to maximum number of Skeletons
  • 18% increased Strength
  • Alberon walked among the accursed,

    and they welcomed him.

    rolandojuantamad
    Oct 17, 2019 12:49:53 PM

    sorry for the late responses , didn't have access to my pc


    "
    aefoa wrote:
    Looks like your build's tree/items are set for end game bossing.
    I think we need an anti-bleed flask while mapping as we attack mobs with cyclone, right?




    even when u get a basic set of gear for this build i never needed an anti-bleed flask , ofc u can roll one if u wanna


    "
    Socketing zombies on that chest is just gimping their damage, and also reduces your overall EHP. Its a noob trap unique.

    This was my set before i crafted my belt and decided to push for 1800 str, just missing a good lethal pride. Replace the belt with soul thether and feel the difference

    Dire Blast
    Solar Maul
    Click to expand
  • 4% increased Area of Effect
  • +1 to Level of Socketed Gems
  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 20 Maim
  • 20% chance to Maim on Hit
  • Can have multiple Crafted Modifiers
  • +2 to Level of Socketed Support Gems
  • Minions have 44% increased maximum Life
  • Minions deal 41% increased Damage
  • Minions have 27% increased Attack Speed
  • Minions have 28% increased Cast Speed
  • The Baron
    Close Helmet
    Click to expand
  • +2 to Level of Socketed Minion Gems
  • +39 to Strength
  • Minions have 20% increased maximum Life
  • Half of your Strength is added to your Minions
  • +1 to maximum number of Raised Zombies per 300 Strength
  • With at least 1000 Strength, 2% of Damage dealt by your Raised Zombies is Leeched to you as Life
  • "The Emperor's trusted surgeons are not the only ones who

    practice the dark arts. Some of us are just more discreet."

    Dragon Loop
    Ruby Ring
    Click to expand
  • +25% to Fire Resistance
  • +55 to Strength
  • Adds 7 to 14 Physical Damage to Attacks
  • +72 to maximum Life
  • +30% to Fire Resistance
  • +16% to Cold and Lightning Resistances
  • Saqawal's Nest
    Blood Raiment
    Click to expand
  • +71 to all Attributes
  • +32% to Lightning Resistance
  • 10% reduced Mana Reserved
  • 100% increased Aspect of the Avian Buff Effect
  • Aspect of the Avian also grants Avian's Might and Avian's Flight to nearby Allies
  • +127 to Evasion Rating and Energy Shield
  • The First of the Sky was the Last of the First.

    It was he who showed us that our limits are self-imposed,

    that what we take for law may just be an illusion.

    Death Clasp
    Three Rat Talisman
    Click to expand
  • 13% increased Attributes
  • +46 to Strength
  • 20% increased Evasion Rating
  • 9% increased maximum Energy Shield
  • 66% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
  • +1 to maximum number of Raised Zombies
  • +16 to Strength and Dexterity
  • When we free ourselves from the shackles

    of civilised existence

    we learn to feed and run and breathe

    as the First Ones have always done.

    - The Wolven King

    Plague Eye
    Sapphire Ring
    Click to expand
  • +30% to Cold Resistance
  • +55 to Strength
  • +78 to maximum Life
  • +7% to all Elemental Resistances
  • +1 to Minimum Endurance Charges
  • Shaper's Touch
    Crusader Gloves
    Click to expand
  • +1 to Level of Socketed Gems
  • 81% increased Armour and Energy Shield
  • +4 Accuracy Rating per 2 Intelligence
  • +1 Life per 4 Dexterity
  • +2 Mana per 4 Strength
  • 2% increased Energy Shield per 10 Strength
  • 2% increased Evasion Rating per 10 Intelligence
  • 2% increased Melee Physical Damage per 10 Dexterity
  • By my hand, the inert is given life.

    By my hand, that which rots is reborn.

    There is nothing that cannot be changed.

    Nothing.

    Phoenix Thread
    Heavy Belt
    Click to expand
  • +35 to Strength
  • Grants Level 20 Aspect of the Avian Skill
  • +40 to Strength
  • +56 to maximum Life
  • 12% increased Attributes
  • +283 to Armour
  • +24 to maximum Energy Shield
  • Alberon's Warpath
    Soldier Boots
    Click to expand
  • Adds 1 to 80 Chaos Damage to Attacks
  • +189 to Armour
  • +12% to Chaos Resistance
  • 20% increased Movement Speed
  • +1 to maximum number of Skeletons
  • 18% increased Strength
  • Alberon walked among the accursed,

    and they welcomed him.




    the rotting legion is not gimping thier dmg and it does not reducde your EHP , its just a lot more defensive than other options specfically agianst elemental damage

    we don't need 1800 str in the build becuase we r focusing more on the defensive side.

    also , your build is quite different as u r not using soul tether at all.

    arielrahamim
    Oct 20, 2019 15:24:58 PM

    Yoo man, why do you have Brutality support when u're using Spirit offering? In this case minions won't get that juicy 30% extra chaos damage D:

    aefoa
    Oct 20, 2019 17:51:07 PM

    "
    aefoa wrote:
    Yoo man, why do you have Brutality support when u're using Spirit offering? In this case minions won't get that juicy 30% extra chaos damage D:


    even with the spirit offering buff , according to pob brutality is still really strong

    iirc its around number 3 support dmg wise

    arielrahamim
    Oct 20, 2019 17:56:17 PM

    Just to share my build as the same way as more defense but still, get good DPS as 550k per zombies (16) and 450k per skelly (11) total Hp 6700 Es 9200 with spirit offering

    Spoiler
    Horror Shatter
    Solar Maul
    Click to expand
  • 4% increased Area of Effect
  • +1 to Level of Socketed Gems
  • Socketed Gems are Supported by Level 20 Maim
  • 20% chance to Maim on Hit
  • Can have multiple Crafted Modifiers
  • +2 to Level of Socketed Support Gems
  • Minions deal 72% increased Damage
  • Minions have 27% increased Attack Speed
  • Minions have 27% increased Cast Speed
  • Kraken Shell
    Vaal Regalia
    Click to expand
  • +92 to maximum Energy Shield
  • 106% increased Energy Shield
  • Can have multiple Crafted Modifiers
  • +23 to Strength
  • +33% to Lightning Resistance
  • +18% to Quality
  • Gain 10% of Maximum Life as Extra Maximum Energy Shield
  • The Baron
    Close Helmet
    Click to expand
  • +2 to Level of Socketed Minion Gems
  • +40 to Strength
  • Minions have 20% increased maximum Life
  • Half of your Strength is added to your Minions
  • +1 to maximum number of Raised Zombies per 300 Strength
  • With at least 1000 Strength, 2% of Damage dealt by your Raised Zombies is Leeched to you as Life
  • "The Emperor's trusted surgeons are not the only ones who

    practice the dark arts. Some of us are just more discreet."

    Shaper's Touch
    Crusader Gloves
    Click to expand
  • +1 to Level of Socketed Gems
  • 83% increased Armour and Energy Shield
  • +4 Accuracy Rating per 2 Intelligence
  • +1 Life per 4 Dexterity
  • +2 Mana per 4 Strength
  • 2% increased Energy Shield per 10 Strength
  • 2% increased Evasion Rating per 10 Intelligence
  • 2% increased Melee Physical Damage per 10 Dexterity
  • By my hand, the inert is given life.

    By my hand, that which rots is reborn.

    There is nothing that cannot be changed.

    Nothing.

    Alberon's Warpath
    Soldier Boots
    Click to expand
  • Adds 1 to 80 Chaos Damage to Attacks
  • +216 to Armour
  • +12% to Chaos Resistance
  • 20% increased Movement Speed
  • +1 to maximum number of Skeletons
  • 18% increased Strength
  • Alberon walked among the accursed,

    and they welcomed him.

    Onslaught Nail
    Unset Ring
    Click to expand
  • Has 1 Socket
  • +42 to Strength
  • +10 to maximum Energy Shield
  • +68 to maximum Life
  • +33% to Fire Resistance
  • +44% to Cold Resistance
  • Non-Channelling Skills have -9 to Total Mana Cost
  • Death Loop
    Unset Ring
    Click to expand
  • Has 1 Socket
  • +41 to Strength
  • +73 to maximum Life
  • +56 to maximum Mana
  • +29% to Lightning Resistance
  • +16% to Fire and Cold Resistances
  • Pain Clasp
    Citrine Amulet
    Click to expand
  • +24 to Strength and Dexterity
  • +46 to Strength
  • 35% increased Global Critical Strike Chance
  • +59 to maximum Life
  • +1 to maximum number of Raised Zombies
  • +17 to Strength and Intelligence
  • Soul Tether
    Cloth Belt
    Click to expand
  • 4% increased Strength
  • 6% increased Intelligence
  • +26 to Intelligence
  • Your Energy Shield starts at zero
  • You cannot Recharge Energy Shield
  • You cannot Regenerate Energy Shield
  • You lose 5% of Energy Shield per second
  • Life Leech effects are not removed at Full Life Life Leech effects Recover Energy Shield instead while on Full Life
  • Gain 5% of Maximum Life as Extra Maximum Energy Shield
  • Vaal bloodpriests were among the earliest intellectuals on record.

    It was they who found that a newly freed soul would

    desperately cling to any other source of life.

    Seething Divine Life Flask of Staunching
    -
    Click to expand
  • 66% reduced Amount Recovered
  • Instant Recovery
  • Immunity to Bleeding during Flask effect Removes Bleeding on use
  • Chemist's Granite Flask of Iron Skin
    -
    Click to expand
  • 24% reduced Charges used
  • 97% increased Armour during Flask effect
  • Chemist's Quartz Flask of Warding
    -
    Click to expand
  • 24% reduced Charges used
  • Immune to Curses during Flask effect Removes Curses on use
  • Chemist's Basalt Flask of Heat
    -
    Click to expand
  • 25% reduced Charges used
  • Immunity to Freeze and Chill during Flask effect Removes Freeze and Chill on use
  • Alchemist's Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline
    -
    Click to expand
  • 28% increased Movement Speed during Flask effect
  • 25% increased effect
  • 33% reduced Duration
  • enolcycer21
    Oct 26, 2019 06:23:02 AM
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