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[3.8] Soulwrest Summoner Witch (Necromancer)

Intro & build description

With the 3.8 and Blight league comes rework for summoners and how they operate offering much more enjoyable experience overall. If you have never played summoner before, this is the perfect moment to try it out. Summoner builds are very cheap to get going and are perfect build of choice to start in a new economy (League), they are very safe and pretty much work perfectly fine with any items you pick up from the ground as your minions are doing all the heavy lifting. But this is not your ordinary summoner build, this build utilizes Soulwrest unique staff which allows us to summon Phantasm every time we consume the corpse, which synergizes perfectly with Bubonic Trail and we summon our minions automatically as we move through corpses.

Build Pros

  • Fun
  • Very tanky (around 8-9k life with a high block and spell block)
  • Cheap
  • Very safe due being summoner build
  • Can do every map mod
  • Summoners are getting buff and QOL features with Blight league

Build Cons

  • Summoner builds are not for everyone

Passive tree(s)

[3.8] Full Build

Bandits

Bandits Quest Choice
Kill all bandits

Ascendancy skill points

LabyrinthsSkill point choice
Labyrinth 1Commander of Darkness
Labyrinth 2Mistress of Sacrifice
Labyrinth 3Mindless Aggression
Endgame LabyrinthUnnatural Strength

Skill gem setup

Helm


Raise Zombie

Minion Life Support

Minion Speed Support

Bone Offering


Body Armor



Gloves


Desecrate

Phase Run

Increased Duration Support

Spell Cascade Support


Boots


Curse on Hit Support

Projectile Weakness


2h Weapon


Summon Phantasm Support

Minion Damage Support

Brutality Support

Greater Multiple Projectiles Support

Faster Projectiles Support

Minion Speed Support


1h Weapon


None


Offhand weapon / shield


None



Build uniques / Example rare gear


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Helmet

Rare Helmet

Stats:
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+ 80 to maximum life
+60% to total elemental resistances


Body Armour

Kaom's Heart

Any rare chest with high life and elemental resistances works perfectly fine. Kaom’s Heart is just that big ticket item you wish to purchase to make your character super tanky and push higher tier content.


Gloves

Rare Gloves

Stats:
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+ 80 to maximum life
+60% to total elemental resistances


Boots

Bubonic Trail

Build can definitely function without Bubonic Trail boots, they are not required by any means. However, QOL value they provide while detonating corpses and automatically summoning phantasm makes them insanely sought after. Use rare boots till you can afford 1 abyssal socket Bubonic Trails. Upgrade to 2 socket once you can afford them.


Left Ring

Rare Unset Ring

As we are using lots of uniques, Kaom’s included, we are kind of short on gem sockets. I suggest using Unset ring to make some extra room.


Right Ring

Essence Worm

As we are using Blood Magic, we need Essence Worm and Purity of Elements to fill the gaps in resistances.


Amulet

Stone of Lazhwar

This amulet boosts our spell block further, very cheap and very strong choice. If you wish to use rare amulet instead, you can definitely do that. Use whichever you prefer.


Belt

Stygian Vise

Stats:
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+ 80 to maximum life
+60% to total elemental resistances


2Hand Weapon

Soulwrest

Pretty much only unique which is required for the build to work. Bread and butter of the build, hence the name.


Jewel

Careful Planning

I would suggest using Careful Planning in jewel slot next to Quick Recovery. Transforms 90 intelligence into 90 dexterity.


Jewel

Might of the Meek

They are expensive but bonus they provide socketed into scion jewel slots  makes them so worth it. Use rare jewels till you can afford Might of the Meek.


Jewel

Abyss Jewels

  1. Maximum life
  2. Minions deal additional physical damage
  3. Elemental resistances

Jewel

Rare Jewels

  1. Increased life
  2. Increased damage
  3. Minions deal increased damage
  4. Elemental resistances

Flask

Flask Setup

  1. Forbidden Taste
  2. Rumi’s Concoction
  3. The Wise Oak
  4. Experimenter’s Basalt Flask of Staunching
  5. Experimenter’s Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline


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

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