Intro & build description
Carrion Golems were one of the most popular builds of 3.12 and Heist league. The build had it all, insane damage, 90% resistances, fast and safe map clear. Nerfs were expected and they are introduced in 3.13 Echoes of The Atlas and Ritual league, however, this Carrion golem build is still amazingly strong. Endgame build requires you to go low-life with Shavronne’s Wrappings, but you can easily do maps and farm currency without it as well.
- Amazing boss killing capabilities
- Great survivability due to minions doing all the killing
- Great as a league starter
- Reflect is not a problem
- Endgame build can be a bit pricey in a new league
- Build uses tons of cluster jewels, so it involves considerably more customization than other builds
Passive tree(s) and Path of Building[3.13] Skill Tree Path of Building
|Bandits Quest Choice|
|Kill all bandits|
Ascendancy skill points
|Labyrinths||Skill point choice|
|Labyrinth 1||Commander of Darkness|
|Labyrinth 2||Mindless Agression|
|Labyrinth 3||Unnatural Strength|
|Endgame Labyrinth||Bone Barrier|
Skill gem setup
Feeding Frenzy Support
Minion Life Support
Summon Carrion Golem
Awakened Brutality Support
Melee Physical Damage Support
Minion Damage Support
Purity of Lightning
Clarity (LVL 1)
Blood Magic Support
Precision (LVL 10)
Offhand weapon / shield
Purity of Ice
Build uniques / Example rare gearTip: Click on the item to view it on PoE Wiki or to view similar rare items in poe.trade
Really solid helm option to keep zombies alive, as well as good evasion + ES.
For your helms enchant, look for carrion golems deal 40% increased damage.
Body ArmourShavronne's Wrappings
A must have item for low-life builds, there’s no way around it.
Until you can get it, use regular rare chest with life and energy shield.
GlovesRare Energy shield gloves
Look for rare energy shield gloves with at least 120 energy shield. Other good mods to look for – intelligence, resistances and other attributes crafted on the bench.
Good, affordable boots that give us a lot of ES, movement speed and attributes. Try to get ones with as high energy shield roll as possible.
This build uses 2x Vivinsect rings. They are amazing for aura builds and this one is not an exception.
They are on the more expensive side of items, so until you can afford them, use regular unset rings or the Pariah for the Discipline.
Socket Discipline in one of them and Purity of Fire in the other.
We use 2 Vivinsect rings.
AmuletThe Jinxed Juju
Great price/performance amulet for the build.
Later on you would still be slightly better off transitioning into Presence of Chayula.
Great belt for the build since we can boost abyssal jewels socketed in it to the great effect.
Mods for 2 Abyssal jewels socketed in the belt:
1.) +To maximum energy shield
2.) Minions deal #-# additional physical damage
3.) Minions have x% chance to hinder / blind enemies on hit
4.) Minions have % increased movement speed
Clayshaper is a great all-around option for better map clear and extra golem.
You could potentially craft better rare convoking wand, but that would be way more expensive.
A must-have item for the build which allows us to stack auras. Start using it as soon as you transition into low life with Shavronne’s Wrappings.
This build uses quite a few cluster jewels, unique jewels and regular rare jewels.
Unique jewels you should get:
Golem jewels – Anima Stone, Primordial Harmony and Primordial Eminence.
Energy From Within – socket it near Melding for energy shield conversion.
Cluster jewels to look for:
2 Large cluster jewels with minions deal 10% increased damage as small passive skills. Renewal is a great notable to look for.
Look for 4 Medium cluster jewels with x% increased effect of Non-Curse auras from your skills. The goal is to hit 200% increased effect of non-curse auras, so also look for First Among Equals and Replenishing Presence as notables for medium cluster jewels. Pure aptitude is also a good notable to have.
Build uses following flasks:
1.) Granite Flask with freeze removal
2.) Quicksilver Flask of adrenaline
3.) Quartz Flask with bleed removal
4.) Taste of Hate
5.) Jade Flask with poison / ignite removal