Intro & build description
With Necromancer getting buffed 3.8 and minion skills reworked, this build is currently in a very strong position. Minion builds are known to be excellent league starters and this one is not an exception.
- Cheap to start, excellent as a league starter
- Tanky - more than 7000 effective hp
- Excellent boss killer - can go to over 10Million Shaper DPS
- Reflect is not a problem
Passive tree(s)[3.9] Skill tree
|Bandits Quest Choice|
|Kill all bandits|
Ascendancy skill points
|Labyrinths||Skill point choice|
|Labyrinth 1||Mindless Agression|
|Labyrinth 2||Unnatural Strength|
|Labyrinth 3||Commander of Darkness|
|Endgame Labyrinth||Mistress of Sacrifice|
Skill gem setup
Cast When Damage Taken Support (Max lvl)
Steelskin (Max lvl)
Increased Duration (Max lvl)
Summon Raging Spirit
Awakaned Elemental Damage With Attacks Support
Awakened Melee Physical Damage Support
Awakened Elemental Focus Support
Awakened Minion Damage Support
Orb of Storms
Curse on Hit Support
Summon Carrion Golem
Faster Attacks Support
Offhand weapon / shield
Awakened Generosity Support
Vaal Haste Support
Build uniques / Example rare gearTip: Click on the item to view it on PoE Wiki or to view similar rare items in poe.trade
HelmetRare Bone helmet
Look for rare Bone Helmet with at least 80 life and some resistances.
Body ArmourThe Covenant
Great offensive option that completely negates the need for mana regeneration, since we use Blood magic to cast SRS.
GlovesGrip of The Council
These are really good gloves for most summoner builds, although they are not that cheap.
Alternative would be rare gloves with high life and resistances.
Look for generic boots with high life, 30% increased movement speed and some resistances.
Left RingRare Coral Ring
Look for rare Coral rings with life and elemental resistances.
You could also use Essence of Fear to craft rings, giving your minions extra movement speed, but it will be more expensive.
Right RingRare Coral Ring
Same as previously mentioned ring.
AmuletRare Shaper Amulet
Look for rare Shaper amulet with life and %reduced mana reserved. Resistances and attributes are great stats to have as bonuses.
Look for generic rare Stygian Vise with at least 80 life and resistances.
1Hand WeaponCrafted Sceptre
You should look for rare sceptre with “%increased minion damage” mod as a primary one, and craft “Trigger a Socketed Spell when you Use a Skill”. That way your Offering skill will require no maintenance.
Later you can multimod it to also craft minion attack and cast speed.
Great shield to boost damage of our minions even further with Frenzy and Power charges.
Use rare Abyss jewels and look for following stats:
1.) Minions deal #-# additional Physical Damage
2.) x% Increased Minion Damage if you’ve used a Minion Skill recently
3.) +x to maximum life
4.) Resistances / Attributes / Other minion damage stats
This build also uses unique jewel Careful Planning. Put it in socket which is located between Quick Recovery and Aligned Spirits nodes in the skill tree.
1.) Divine Life flask with instant recovery and bleed removal
2.) Basalt Flask with freeze removal
3.) Quicksilver Flask of adrenaline
4.) Blood of The Karui
5.) Silver Flask