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[3.13 PoE Build] Carrion Golem Witch (Necromancer)

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.

Build Pros

  • Amazing boss killing capabilities
  • Great survivability due to minions doing all the killing
  • Great as a league starter
  • Reflect is not a problem

Build Cons

  • 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

Bandits Quest Choice
Kill all bandits

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Commander of Darkness
Labyrinth 2Mindless Agression
Labyrinth 3Unnatural Strength
Endgame LabyrinthBone Barrier

Skill gem setup

Helm


Raise Zombie

Feeding Frenzy Support

Maim Support

Minion Life Support


Body Armor


Summon Carrion Golem

Awakened Brutality Support

Melee Physical Damage Support

Multistrike Support

Impale Support

Minion Damage Support


Gloves


Purity of Lightning

Clarity (LVL 1)

Raise Spectre

Blood Magic Support


Boots


Dread Banner

Vulnerability

Precision (LVL 10)

Generosity Support


2h Weapon


None


1h Weapon


Shield Charge

Fortify

Vitality (Unlinked)


Offhand weapon / shield


Purity of Ice

Pride

Haste



Build uniques / Example rare gear


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Helmet

The Vertex

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 Armour

Shavronne'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.


Gloves

Rare 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.


Boots

Sin Trek

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.


Left Ring

Vivinsect

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.


Right Ring

Vivinsect

We use 2 Vivinsect rings.


Amulet

The Jinxed Juju

Great price/performance amulet for the build.

Later on you would still be slightly better off transitioning into Presence of Chayula.


Belt

Darkness Enthroned

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


1Hand Weapon

Clayshaper

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.


Offhand

Prism Guardian

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.


Jewel

Jewel Setup

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.


Flask

Flask Setup

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



Feel free to share your thoughts/experiences/tips about the build in comments section below.

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