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[3.1]Starter Spectre Summoner Necromancer - Odealo's Crafty Guide

[3.1]Starter Spectre Summoner Necromancer - Odealo's Crafty Guide

Raise Spectre is the best and the most popular Minion Spell in Patch 3.11. Check out our recommended setup for it

Spectre Summoner Necromancer
Double-variant build

Updated for Patch 3.12

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Guide notes
September 19, 2020
-Updated for Patch 3.12
Major changes:
-Redemption Sentries Spectres have been nerfed - they deal lower Damage and have lower Life
-Enduring Cry is less efficient without the corresponding Warcry Passives
-Glancing Blows has been nerfed and changed location and can't be allocated via Thread of Hope

 

Patch 3.8 heavily focused the Summoner/Necromancer build archetype which made it one of the most popular builds in the entire game, with most of the Summoners playing Raise Spectres. Raise Spectre is a Minion Spell that allows you to resurrect slain enemies to fight for you and Support Gem with Gems that benefit their abilities. It offers massive DPS and at the same time, it's budget-friendly and has no specific item requirements. With the recent changes, Spectre's logic has been greatly improved which makes increases your clear speed, and the damage is simply absurd with bigger investments in Minion equipment.

There are plenty of powerful Spectres that you can summon for your build, however, as they may require different Skill Gem setups we are only going to include two different setups for Slave Drivers/Scinteel Synthete which are Lightning Spell Caster and Redemption Sentries which are Cold-based Ranged Spectres. 

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1. Gameplay

Spectre Summoner is somewhat similar to other summoner builds. Your main role is to Support your Minions with Auras, position yourself to avoid enemy Attacks to stay alive. Spectres will obliterate anything on your Map within seconds, while Zombies will tank a lot of incoming damage for you and grant Feeding Frenzy bonuses. For our base build, we suggest using Slave Drivers as your Spectres, which have insane Lightning AoE Damage and are very easy to find. You can Summon them in Act's 5 Control Blocks, and since Patch 3.8, you no longer need to worry about the Corpse's level to do that as the Spectre level depends on your Raise Spectre Gem, not the Corpse level. Below you will find the list of the best Spectres in Path of Exile, that we recommend using, though this guide primarily will focus on Slave Drivers and Redemption Sentries.

Best Spectres for Raise Spectre build

SLAVE DRIVER

Location: Control Blocks, Act 5
Type: Lightning Spell Caster
Maps: 
Bosses:

Description: Slave Drivers are the primary Spectres recommended for this build. They are easy to Summon as you only have to teleport to Act 5's Town and enter Control Blocks. They offer solid single-target damage and use Area Lightning Spells which are also good for clearing Maps. They are basically the best overall Spectres that require no special preparations to have them summoned so they are our top recommendation for the majority of players that are just starting their adventure with Raise Spectre Summoner builds

SCINTEEL SYNTHETE

Location: Synthesised Maps
Type: Lightning Spell Caster
Maps: 
Bosses:

Description: Scinteel Synthetes are another Lightning-based Spell Caster Spectres with various Projectile Spells at their disposal. They are considered the best Spell Casters in the game currently, however, they can only be found in Synthesised Maps, and they are not a guaranteed spawn, so it may take some time to have them summoned. However, if you are playing with Slave Drivers, switching to Synthetes shouldn't be a problem as you will only have to switch one Support Gem in the main setup. Since Synthetes mainly use Projectile Spells, you should Support your Raise Spectre Gem with either Lesser or Greater Multiple Projectiles Support (whether you want to clear Maps or kill Bosses faster)

Redemption Sentry

REDEMPTION SENTRY

Location: Redeemer influence or Veritania Citadel Map
Type: Cold Ranged Spectre
Maps: 
Bosses:

Description: Redemption Sentries are currently the Number 1 Spectre in the entire game. They are, however, quite rare to spawn, as they will appear only in your final Redeemer influenced Map - the only that has a blue icon on your Atlas after which you will be able to open Veritania's Citadel or the Zana's Map that leads to it directly. Redemption Sentries are quite unique, as they are Ranged Spectres that use powerful Bow Attacks that deal terrific Cold Damage. Redemption Sentries have high range, very high DPS, and high Life, making them the best end-game Spectres to deal with all the Bosses in Path of Exile. Please keep in mind that the Redemption Sentry setup is much more expensive as it requires a Helmet that costs at least several Exalted Orbs and approximately 4-6 Cluster Jewels with Crit. Chance and Multiplier for your Minions

Redemption Knight

REDEMPTION KNIGHT

Note: Redemption Knight's are not the subject of this guide!

Location: Redeemer influence or Veritania Citadel Map
Type: Melee Spectre
Maps: 
Bosses:

Description: Redemption Knights are the best Melee Spectres you can summon in PoE, however, just like Redemption Sentries they are quite hard to summon. We have decided to include them in the list as many of you asked if there are any viable Melee Specters available. They would require changing your Skill Gems and Passives most likely, and if you would like us to include such variation in this guide, please let us know in the comments on the bottom of this page.

Full gameplay video:


0:07 Tier 14 Defiled Cathedral
0:22 Tier 15 Siege
0:48 Tier 16 Forge of the Phoenix
1:13 Tier 17 Shaper

This is a video recorded on level 90 Necromancer with 4 Slave Drivers summoned and on Standard in Patch 3.9. We are going to add a second Video with Redemption Sentries in a matter of a few days

 


0:08 Tier 15 Courtyard with Veritania
0:28 Tier 16 Lair of the Hydra
0:47 Tier 16 Maze of the Minotaur
1:09 Tier 16 Pit of the Chimera
1:28 Tier 17 Shaper

This is a video recorded on level 92 with 5 Redemption Sentries summoned in Patch 3.11. The char had approximately 5,800 Maximum Life and had Victario's Charity equipped


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2. Build's PROS & CONS

PROS
  • insane damage and clear speed
  • very easy to level up with Minions doing all the job for you
  • good survivability based on high Life pool and Block
  • can do most Map Mods
  • Slave Driver setup is budget-friendly
CONS
  • needs a lot of preparations to resummon your Spectres when they die with only Slave Drivers being relatively easy to get
  • Spectres are vulnerable to Elemental Reflect

 

3. Leveling tips

The leveling phase with Spectre Summoner is very easy. You will be using Raise Zombies as Meat Shields and Summon Raging Spirits as your main DPS skill. There are no special item requirements for this phase, however, a +1 to socketed Gems wand is advised. You should socket your SRS setup in it. In general, a 3-4 linked Raging Spirit setup should carry you all the way to 28 when you can start using Spectres for an amazing DPS boost. Just try to summon any Spell Caster monster to aid you, and then when you reach Act 5, replace it with Slave Drivers.

Suggested leveling Gem setups:

Raise Zombie
Raise Zombies Raise Zombie - extremely useful during leveling. Not only they tank a lot of incoming damage, but also deal a moderate amount of damage themselves
Minion Life Support Minion Life Support - one of the best support Gem for the zombie setup
Minion Damage Minion Damage - increases your Zombie's Damage which is very useful during the leveling phase
Fortify Support Fortify Support - increases your Zombie's DPS and grants them the Fortify buff which reduces their damage taken
Fire Trap
Fire Trap Fire Trap - use it for some extra AoE Damage on the first level - before you can use Summon Raging Spirit
Summon Raging Spirit setup
Summon Raging Spirit Summon Raging Spirit - your main DPS spell until you reach Act 8. Raging Spirits act like homing missiles and have to be recast frequently as they last only for a couple of seconds 
Melee Splash Support Melee Splash Support - a mandatory Gem for fast leveling, otherwise your SRS will be unable to cope with big packs, and leveling will be too slow without any other AoE spell
Minion Damage Support Minion Damage Support - great DPS buff, as simple as that
Unleash Support Unleash Support - stores charges which will cause more Raging Spirits to be created with each cast
Summon Raging Spirit setup
Raise Spectre Raise Spectre - primary Minion Spell used in this build. Inititally summon any Spell Caster Spectres, which should be replaced above level 40 with Slave Drivers
Minion Damage Support Minion Damage Support - great DPS buff, as simple as that
Controlled Destruction Controlled Destruction Support - greatly increases Spell Damage at the cost of reduced Crit. Chance
Feeding Frenzy Feeding Frenzy Support - makes your Spectres Aggressive and increases their Damage greatly

 

Bandits:

We recommend killing all the Bandits for two additional Passive Points

Leveling Skill Trees:

34 Points Skill Tree
Priorities: 1) Lord of the Dead 2) Quick Recovery 3) Death Attunement 4) Ravenous Horde 5) Cruel Preparation

66 Points Skill Tree
Priorities: 1) Righteous Army 2) Redemption 3) Discipline and Training 4) Spiritual Command 5) Devotion

Recommended leveling items:

Sidhebreath Sidhebreath - one of the best leveling Amulets for any Summoner character. You can use it until you swap to Spectres, or even keep it for a little longer for the bonuses it grants to all your Minions
(20-30)% increased Mana Regeneration Rate
+25% to Cold Resistance
0.2% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched as Mana
Minions have (10-15)% increased maximum Life
Minions have (10-15)% increased Movement Speed
(15-10)% reduced Mana Cost of Minion Skills
Minions deal (10-15)% increased Damage
 
PraxisPraxis - one of the best leveling Rings when you are playing Summon Raging Spirits on lower levels. It helps you Manage your Mana like no other Ring
+(20-25) to maximum Mana
+(30-60) to maximum Mana
(3-6) Mana Regenerated per second
-(8-4) to Mana Cost of Skills
8% of Damage taken gained as Mana over 4 seconds when Hit
 
Reverberation RodReverberation Rod - one of the best wands for the 3L Summon Raging Spirit setup. It will support the skill Gem with Spell Echo which greatly increases your DPS output, and on top of that it increases all socketed Gem levels by 1
(15-19)% increased Spell Damage
+1 to Level of Socketed Gems
Socketed Gems are Supported by level 1 Spell Echo
+(10-30) to Intelligence
 
Victario's CharityVictario's Charity - this shield is one of the end-game items for this build, but you can get it as soon as you reach level 50. It will help you finish the campaign in no time. It grants your Minions Frenzy Charges for amazing DPS bonuses
3% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)
+8% to all Elemental Resistances
+(50-70) to maximum Life
+(20-30)% 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
 

 

4. Final Skill Trees, Ascendancy Points, and Pantheon

Final Skill Tree - Slave Driver/Scinteel Synthete variant:

115 Points Final Skill Tree 
115 Points Path of Building(PoB) link

Final Skill Tree - Redemption Sentry variant:

116 Points Final Skill Tree (doesn't include the Passives Cluster Jewels)
116 Points Path of Building(PoB) link

Ascendancy points: 

Preferably in that order:

  1. Mindless Aggression
  2. Unnatural Strength
  3. Plaguebringer or Mistress of Sacrifice
  4. Bone Barrier

Pantheon:

Major God: Soul of the Brine King You cannot be Stunned if you've been Stunned or Blocked a Stunning Hit in the past 2 seconds

Minor God: Soul of Gruthkul 1% additional Physical Damage Reduction for each Hit you've taken Recently up to a maximum of 5%

 

5. Final Gems links

SLAVE DRIVER/SCINTEEL SYNTHETE VARIANT

[DPS] Raise Spectre
Raise Spectre Raise Spectre - your main DPS spell. Use it on Slave Drivers Corpse in Act's 5 Control Blocks. They will do insane Lightning AoE Damage, and they appear to be the most well-rounded Spectres currently. You should aim to have your Raise Spectre Gem on a total level of 25 so that you get an additional Spectre. You can get it via Fossil Crafted affix on Boots, +1 To Minion Spell Skill Gems on Wand. You can also get Scinteel Synthetes in from Synthesised Maps, just make sure to switch Lightning Penetration with Lesser Multiple Projectiles for better clear speed
Spell Echo Support Spell Echo Support - Spell Echo makes Slave Drivers' Spells to repeat an additional time with each Cast
Minion Damage Support Minion Damage Support - great DPS buff to your Spectres
Controlled Destruction Support Controlled Destruction Support - increases Slave Driver's Spell Damage
Elemental Focus Support Elemental Focus Support - grants insane DPS bonus to your Spectres, though makes them unable to Shock your enemies
Lightning Penetration Support Lightning Penetration Support - makes Spectres Spell ignore some of the monsters' Resistance to Lightning - and that's the main damage type of Slave Drivers. Replace this Gem with Lesser Multiple ProjectilesLesser Multiple Projectiles if you are using Scinteel Synthetes Spectres instead
[AURA] Wrath and Zealotry
Wrath Wrath - grants more Lightning Spell Damage to your Minions
Zealotry Zealotry - grants more Spell Damage to your Minions
Generosity Support Generosity Support - makes your Auras apply only to your Allies, but with greatly increased effectiveness
Enlighten Support Enlighten Support - reduces Mana Reserved by Supported Auras
[UTILITY] Offering, Desecrate, and Golem Spells
(triggered automatically by Wand affix)
Flesh Offering Flesh Offering - you consume Corpses for potent Attack Speed and Cast Speed bonuses for your Minions
Desecrate Desecrate - allows you to create Corpses which help you Summon the Spectres you want, and allow you to use Raise Zombie and Flesh Offering in Boss fights without any ads
Summon Stone Golem Summon Stone Golem - the recommended Golem for this build which grants you increased Life Regeneration
[UTILITY] Meat Shield Zombies
Raise Zombie Raise Zombie - defensive Minions which will tank a lot of damage and intercept enemies before they reach you
Feeding Frenzy Feeding Frenzy Support - Attacks from Zombies will have a chance to grant you the Feeding Frenzy buff which will increase the Damage, Attack, and Cast Speed of all your Allies
Fortify Support Fortify Support
Meat Shield Support Meat Shield Support - makes your Zombies defensive, and reduces their damage taken
[CURSE] Elemental Weakness
Storm Brand Storm Brand - used to apply the Supported Curse and proc Elemental Equilibrium to increases your Spectre's Damage output. For that reason, we use Avatar of Fire, so that it deals only Fire Damage. You can use level 1 of this Gem to reduce Mana Cost
Curse on Hit Support Curse on Hit Support - will cause your Storm Brand to apply the socketed Curse
Elemental Weakness Elemental Weakness - reduces Elemental Resistances of affected enemies
[DEFENSE] Bone Armour
Bone Armour Skill Bone Armour - new Guard Skill which is granted by Necromancer's Ascendancy Passive. It absorbs up to 2200 incoming Damage when you trigger it
[UTILITY] Convocation
Convocation Convocation - summons all your Minions to your location and grants them increased Life Regen. It's very useful when you want to progress faster through Maps
[MOBILITY] Dash/Warcry
Dash Dash - the fastest Mobility Spell you can use in this build
Enduring Cry Enduring Cry - generates Endurance Charges and grants nearly instant Life Regeneration. It will be cast instantly thanks to Call to Arms Passive
Second Wind Support Second Wind Support - increases the number of available Flame Dash's Charges, and increases Cooldown Recovery Speed of linked Spells

 

REDEMPTION SENTRY VARIANT

[DPS] Raise Spectre
(Socketed in Helmet)
Raise Spectre Raise Spectre - your main DPS Minion. You have to find Redemption Sentries in Redeemer influenced Maps or Veritania Citadel and summon them directly from their slain corpses. You should be able to use 5 Spectres here. It has to be socketed in the Helmet to get the bonus 2 or 3 Gem levels from it
Elemental Damage with Attacks Elemental Damage with Attacks Support - greatly increases Redemption Sentries DPS
Vicious Projectiles Support Vicious Projectiles Support - greatly increases Physical Projectile Damage your Spectres do, which is then converted to Cold
Pierce Support Pierce Support - you need either it or Fork SupportFork Support to increase the clearing potential of your Spectres
Gems granted by the required Helmet:
Minion Damage Support Minion Damage Support - the best overall DPS Gem for all types of Minions
Hypothermia Support Hypothermia Support - grants high bonus damage against Chilled targets, and with Sentries Critical Hits, most the enemies will be
[AURA] Hatred and Precision
Hatred Hatred - grants very high bonus Cold Damage based on your Sentries Physical DPS making it the best Aura for this build
Precision Precision - Precision increases the Accuracy Rating and Critical Strike Chance for your Minions, and since this is a Crit. build, it's a very important Aura here
Generosity Support Generosity Support - makes your Auras apply only to your Allies, but with greatly increased effectiveness
[UTILITY] Offering, Desecrate, and Golem
(triggered automatically by Wand affix)
Flesh Offering Flesh Offering
Desecrate Desecrate
Summon Carrion Golem Summon Carrion Golem - the recommended Golem for this variation as all your Minions benefit from the Added Physical Damage here
[UTILITY] Zombies/Animated Guardian
(Socketed in Body Armour)
Raise Zombie Raise Zombie - defensive Minions which will tank a lot of damage and intercept enemies before they reach you
Feeding Frenzy Feeding Frenzy Support
Fortify Support Fortify Support
Meat Shield Support Meat Shield Support 
Elemental Army Support Elemental Army Support - linked Minions' Attacks will apply Cold Exposure to enemies reducing their Cold Resistance and increasing your DPS
Animated Guardian Animated Guardian - another useful Minion Spell that can be used in the same setup to benefit from all the defensive Gems. You can have your Guardian consume Unique Items and will then wield them and grant the bonuses to yourself and your other Minions. Recommended Uniques that you can use on your Animated Guardian:
  • Leer Cast - which increases the damage of all Allies by 15%
  • Dying Breath - increases the damage taken by nearby enemies and Curse effectiveness on them
  • Victario's Flight - increases Movement Speed of all nearby allies
  • Ambu's Charge - grants Endurance Charges to all allies

If you don't want to be bothered with the Animated Guardian just add an extra Support for your Zombies - either EmpowerEmpower (more life, damage) or Melee Physical DamageMelee Physical Damage (high DPS increase)

[CURSE] Elemental Weakness
Storm Brand Storm Brand - used to apply the Supported Curse and proc Elemental Equilibrium to increases your Spectre's Damage output
Awakened Curse on Hit Awakened Curse on Hit Support - will cause your Storm Brand to apply the socketed Curses. You need a level 5 of this Gem to be able to apply the second one
Assassin's Mark Assassin's Mark - grants increased Critical Strike Chance to your Minions and make them generate Power Charges
Elemental Weakness Elemental Weakness - reduces Elemental Resistances of affected enemies
[DEFENSE] Bone Armour
Bone Armour Skill Bone Armour - new Guard Skill which is granted by Necromancer's Ascendancy Passive. It absorbs up to 2200 incoming Damage when you trigger it
[UTILITY] Convocation
Convocation Convocation - summons all your Minions to your location and grants them increased Life Regen. It's very useful when you want to progress faster through Maps
[MOBILITY] Dash/Warcry
Dash Dash - the fastest Mobility Spell you can use in this build
Enduring Cry Enduring Cry - generates Endurance Charges and grants nearly instant Life Regeneration. It will be cast instantly thanks to Call to Arms Passive
Second Wind Support Second Wind Support - increases the number of available Flame Dash's Charges, and increases Cooldown Recovery Speed of linked Spells

 


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5. Gear Setup

The Spectre Summoner build is not only extremely powerful but also budget-friendly. As usual, we are providing all the recommended stats for each of the items listed. First, you can find the recommended Items for the Slave Driver/Scinteel Synthete setup which is much cheaper than the second setup which relies on using Redemption Sentries. 

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Our recommended items will:

  1. Cap your resistances 
  2. Give you enough DPS/Life/Mana to start mapping successfully

Stat priorities on items:

  1. Life
  2. Elemental Resistances
  3. Minion Damage
  4. Minion Speed
  5. Attributes

 

SLAVE DRIVER/SCINTEEL SYNTHETE VARIANT

Bone Helmet(Helmet) Rare Bone Helmet - a Bone Helmet with increased Minion damage is the best in slot option but might be very expensive early in the League
Min. requirements:
70 maximum Life
30% Cold Resistance
30% Lightning Resistance
30% Fire Resistance
increased Minion Damage
Optional affixes:
maximum Mana
Vis Mortis(Body Armour) Vis Mortis - grants decent DPS bonus to your Minions, but sadly no defensive utility. After the recent nerfs it's still a solid, but not BiS, option here
(200-220)% increased Energy Shield
+(20-30) to maximum Mana
Minions have 20% reduced maximum Life
Minions deal 15% increased Damage
Minions gain (15-20)% of Elemental Damage as Extra Chaos Damage
Rare Armour(Body Armour) Rare Armour -  a Rare piece with high defensive stats is your best pick. You could also try corrupting a relatively cheap six-linked Armours to get the +1 Level to Socketed Gems Implicit on it, which would make your Item godly for this build
Min. requirements:
90 Maximum Life
+1 to Level of Socketed Gems
Optional affixes:
Elemental Resistances
Convoking Wand(Weapon) Convoking Wand - the new base Wand type which can roll Minion Modifiers
Min. requirements:
50% Minion Damage
+1 to level of All Minion Gems
Trigger Socketed Spell when you use a Skill
Optional affixes:
Minion Cast Speed
Victario's Charity(Shield) Victario's Charity - the best DPS-wise Shield for this build. It grants your Minions' Frenzy Charges for massive DPS bonus
+8% to all Elemental Resistances
3% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)
+(50-70) to maximum Life
+(20-30)% 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
Lioneye's Remorse(Shield) Lioneye's Remorse - grants very high defensive bonuses, making it one of the best budget-friendly Shields if you are struggling to stay alive
+(20-30) to maximum Life
(200-250)% increased Armour
20% increased Stun and Block Recovery
+(160-180) to maximum Life
5% reduced Movement Speed
-25 Physical Damage taken from Projectile Attacks
+5% Chance to Block
Bones of Ullr(Boots) Bones of Ullr - a budget-friendly option that helps you increase your maximum number of Spectres
(40-60)% increased Energy Shield
+20 to maximum Life
+20 to maximum Mana
(5-15)% increased Movement Speed
+1 to Level of all Raise Zombie Gems
+1 to Level of all Raise Spectre Gems
Rare Boots(Boots) Rare Boots - Rare pair with +1 to level of all Raise Spectre Gems crafted Mod will be the best in the slot
Min. requirements:
55 maximum Life
25% Movement Speed
50% Total Elemental Resistances
Optional affixes:
+1 to level of All Raise Spectre Gems
Chaos Resistance
Attributes
Boot enchantment:
10% Chance to Dodge Attack Hits if you've taken a Critical Strike Recently
Rare life/res belt(Belt) Rare Belt - with the highest possible defensive Stats
Min. requirements:
110 maximum Life
25 Strength
70% Total Elemental Resistances
Optional affixes:
Chaos Resistance
Rare Amulet(Amulet) Rare Amulet - aim for the highest Life and Elemental Resistances. Also it's quite important to have the Ravenous Horde anointed on the Amulet
Min. requirements:
60 maximum Life
40 maximum Mana
70% Total Elemental Resistances
Optional affixes:
Allocated Ravenous Horde
Attributes
Coral RingCoral Ring(Rings) Rare Life Rings - preferably Essence Crafted Rings with increased Minion Speed. You should have enough Life and Resistances since most of our Gear is Rare, so this may be a worthy investment
Min. requirements:
70 maximum Life
50% Total Elemental Resistances
increased Minion Movement Speed (Essence crafted)
Optional affixes:
Attributes
Chaos Resistance
ES Gloves(Gloves) Rare Gloves
Min. requirements:
75 maximum Life
Minions have #% increased Damage (Crafting bench)
Optional affixes:
Elemental Resistances
Attributes
Glove enchantment:
Commandment of Frost
Unending Hunger(Jewel)Unending Hunger - increased the radius of AoE spells cast by your Spectres. It also grants them the Soul Eater buff, which grants them increased Cast Speed (5% per stack of Soul Eater) 
Minions have (6-8)% increased Area of Effect of Area Skills
With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, Raised Spectres have a 50% chance to gain Soul Eater for 30 seconds on Kill
Anatomical Knowledge(Jewel)Anatomical Knowledge - grant increased Life. Put it on the left from Witch's starting point. It is rather inexpensive and will be a better pick early on than Rare Life/Damage Cobalt Jewels
(6-8)% increased maximum Life
Adds 1 to Maximum Life per 3 Intelligence Allocated in Radius
Cobalt Jewel(Jewels) Rare Jewels - try to get cheap Cobalt Jewels with maximum Life and Minion Damage bonuses
Recommended affixes:
increased maximum Life
increased Minion Damage
Optional affixes:
increased Minion Life
Abyss Jewel(Jewels) Rare Jewels - try to get cheap Cobalt Jewels with maximum Life and Minion Damage bonuses
Recommended affixes:
maximum Life
Minions deal additional # Cold Damage
Optional affixes:
Minions have #% Chance to Hinder on Hit with Spells
Rumi's Concoction(Flask) Rumi's Concoction - great utility Flask which increases your Chance to Block and your Armour Rating
+3000 to Armour
+(14-20)% Chance to Block Attack Damage during Flask effect
+(6-10)% Chance to Block Spell Damage during Flask effect
Suggested Flasks:
  1. Bubbling Divine Life Flask of Staunching (Bleeding immunity)
  2. Experimenter's Quartz Flask of Warding (Curse immunity)
  3. Ample Silver Flask of Heat (Freeze immunity)
  4. Ample Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline (increased Movement Speed)
Rumi's ConcoctionDivine Life FlaskQuartz FlaskSilver FlaskQuicksilver Flask

 

REDEMPTION SENTRY VARIANT

Bone Helmet(Helmet) Rare Bone Helmet - a Bone Helmet with increased Minion Gem level, Hypothermia, and Minion Damage is a must-have for this version of our Spectre Summoner build
Min. requirements:
40 maximum Life
+2/3 to level of Socketed Minions Gems
Socketed Gems are Supported by level # Minion Damage
Socketed Gems are Supported by level # Hypothermia
Optional affixes:
Elemental Resistances
Helmet enchantment:
Spectres have 40% increased Damage
Rare Armour(Body Armour) Rare Armour -  a Rare piece with high Life bonus and +1 to Maximum number of Spectres is the best option here
Min. requirements:
100 Maximum Life
+1 to Maximum number of Spectres
Optional affixes:
Elemental Resistances
Maximum Life%
You can apply an additional Curse
Convoking Wand(Weapon) Convoking Wand
Min. requirements:
50% Minion Damage
+1 to level of All Minion Gems
Trigger Socketed Spell when you use a Skill
Optional affixes:
Minion Attack Speed
Victario's Charity(Shield) Victario's Charity - one of the best Shields you can use as you will generate Frenzy Charges with hits from Storm Brand. You can also use a high Life/Defense shield if you use Animated Guardian with this shield
+8% to all Elemental Resistances
3% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)
+(50-70) to maximum Life
+(20-30)% 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
Shield(Shield) Rare Shield - just aim to squeeze as much defensive utility as possible here
Min. requirements:
110 Maximum Life
Elemental Resistances
Optional affixes:
Chance to Dodge
Physical Damage Reduction
Rare Boots(Boots) Rare Boots - Rare pair with +1 to level of all Raise Spectre Gems or Elusive for extra defenses
Min. requirements:
55 maximum Life
25% Movement Speed
50% Total Elemental Resistances
Optional affixes:
+1 to level of All Raise Spectre Gems
Chance to gain Elusive on Critical Strike
Attributes
Boot enchantment:
10% Chance to Dodge Attack Hits if you've taken a Critical Strike Recently
Stygian Vise(Belt) Rare Belt - with the highest possible defensive Stats
Min. requirements:
110 maximum Life
35 Strength
70% Total Elemental Resistances
Optional affixes:
Chaos Resistance
Rare Amulet(Amulet) Rare Amulet - aim for the highest Life and Elemental Resistances. Also it's quite important to have the Ravenous Horde anointed on the Amulet
Min. requirements:
60 maximum Life
50 Dexterity
70% Total Elemental Resistances
Optional affixes:
Allocated Ravenous Horde
Strength
Coral RingCoral Ring(Rings) Rare Rings - just stack as much Life and Resistances as possible
Min. requirements:
70 maximum Life
100% Total Elemental Resistances
Optional affixes:
increased Minion Movement Speed (Essence crafted)
Attributes
Grip of the Council(Gloves) Grip of the Council - the BiS pair of Gloves for this setup. It grants a massive DPS bonus to your Spectres
+30 to Strength
+(30-50) to maximum Life
+(20-40)% to Cold Resistance
Minions have 10% reduced Movement Speed
Minions have +40% to Cold Resistance
Minions gain 20% of Physical Damage as Extra Cold Damage
ES Gloves(Gloves) Rare Gloves - always a reasonable choice if you need extra defensive Bonuses
Min. requirements:
75 maximum Life
Minions have #% increased Damage (Crafting bench)
Optional affixes:
Elemental Resistances
Attributes
Unending Hunger(Jewel)Unending Hunger - increased your Spectres' AoE and Attack Speed
Minions have (6-8)% increased Area of Effect of Area Skills
With at least 40 Intelligence in Radius, Raised Spectres have a 50% chance to gain Soul Eater for 30 seconds on Kill
Fortress Covenant(Jewel)Fortress Covenant - grants very high bonus damage for your Minions and increases their defenses. It can be socketed in one of the Cluster Jewels which will make it ignore the negative part of this Gem
Minions deal (35-45)% increased Damage
Minions have +(10-12)% Chance to Block Attack Damage
Minions have +(10-12)% Chance to Block Spell Damage
Notable Passive Skills in Radius are Transformed to
instead grant: Minions take 20% increased Damage
Quickening Covenant(Jewel)Quickening Covenant - just like above, grants high bonuses and has no downside if you socket it in a Cluster Jewel Socket
Minions have (12-16)% increased Attack Speed
Minions have (12-16)% increased Cast Speed
Minions have (10-12)% chance to Dodge Attack Hits
Minions have (10-12)% chance to Dodge Spell Hits
Notable Passive Skills in Radius are Transformed to
instead grant: Minions have 25% reduced Movement Speed
Anatomical Knowledge(Jewel)Anatomical Knowledge - grant increased Life. Put it on the left from Witch's starting point
(6-8)% increased maximum Life
Adds 1 to Maximum Life per 3 Intelligence Allocated in Radius
Large Cluster Jewel(Jewels) Large Cluster Jewel - you should get two Large Cluster Jewel with Minion Damage bonuses and Vicious Bite Passive for extra Crit.
Recommended affixes:
2 Added Passive Skills are Jewel Sockets
1 Added Passive Skill is Renewal
1 Added Passive Skill is Vicious Bite
Medium Cluster Jewel(Jewels) Medium Cluster Jewel - depending on your character level, you should be able to use up to four Medium Cluster Jewels. The most important Passive here is Precise Commander which grants high Crit. bonuses. Getting both the "commander" Passives may be hard (or expensive) just primarily focus on the Precise one and some other additional bonuses that you find useful
Recommended affixes:
1 Added Passive Skills are Jewel Sockets
1 Added Passive Skill is Precise Commander
1 Added Passive Skill is Vengeful Commander
Cobalt Jewel(Jewels) Rare Jewels - try to get cheap Cobalt Jewels with maximum Life and Minion Damage bonuses
Recommended affixes:
increased maximum Life
increased Minion Damage
Optional affixes:
Attributes/Elemental Resistances
Abyss Jewel(Jewels) Rare Jewels - aim for high Added Physical Damage to Minion Attacks
Recommended affixes:
maximum Life
Minions deal additional # Physical Damage
Optional affixes:
Minions have increased Attack Speed if you or your Minions have killed recently
Rumi's Concoction(Flask) Rumi's Concoction - great utility Flask which increases your Chance to Block and your Armour Rating
+3000 to Armour
+(14-20)% Chance to Block Attack Damage during Flask effect
+(6-10)% Chance to Block Spell Damage during Flask effect
Bottled Faith(Flask) Bottled Faith - amazing Utility Flask which grants very high bonus Crit. to your Minions when the enemies are standing the Consecrated Ground it creates
40% increased Damage
Creates Consecrated Ground on Use
(30-50)% increased Duration
Consecrated Ground created by this Flask has Tripled Radius
+(1-2)% to Critical Strike Chance against Enemies on Consecrated Ground during Effect
Consecrated Ground created during Effect applies (7-10)% increased Damage taken to Enemies
Suggested Flasks:
  1. Bubbling Divine Life Flask of Staunching (Bleeding immunity)
  2. Experimenter's Quartz Flask of Warding (Curse immunity)
  3. Ample Quicksilver Flask of Heat (Freeze Immunity)
Rumi's ConcoctionBottled FaithDivine Life FlaskQuartz FlaskQuicksilver Flask


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