[3.12] Kay's Spectre Summoner | League Start | Endgame | Levelling Guide | Crafting Guide | HC | SSF






Welcome to my build guide!

This summoner build uses spectres as the main damage dealers. Spectres are 'ghosts' of monsters that you kill. You can find hard hitting melee spectres, fast map clearing spectres and everything in between. This gives a spectre summoner a lot of flexibility depending on what you want to focus on.

This guide actually has 3 builds! The first is cheap and tanky 'Base Build'. It is designed for fresh league start and also HC and SSF. If you play in trade league, there is also 'Pure Spectres' which is focused on DPS, and 'Spectres & Spiders' which is a high speed mapper. All three build are viable for endgame!

Each build option has a detailed breakdown on passives/equipment/gems. I also have video guide on my youtube channel. There is also a crafting guide, spectre guide and a full levelling guide with walkthrough.

These builds are based on my own character as well as the contributions, suggestions and theorycrafting of many other players. Feel free to use the build as a starting point for your own customised version!

Please use Path of Building Community Fork for POB Pastebin.
https://github.com/PathOfBuildingCommunity/PathOfBuilding/releases



If you have a question about the build, please post it here in the build guide? I cannot always answer questions in-game.





27 SEP
Updated Pure Spectres build for 3.12 PoE 3.12 - Pure Spectres Build Guide & Syndicate Operative Showcase


21 SEP
Uploaded new Spectre Bank guide :) PoE 3.12 - Spectre Bank Guide


18 SEP
Uploaded new build guide :) PoE 3.12 - Spectre Summoner League Starter Build
Base Build: League Start & SSF updated for 3.12


17 SEP
I have posted a quick patch notes review. I focused on spectre stuff.
PoE 3.12 Heist League - Buff, Nerfs & New Stuff for Spectre Summoners






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1. Introduction & Summary

2. Updates & Announcements

3. Videos

4. Base Build: League Start & SSF

5. Build Option: Pure Spectres

6. Build Option: Spectres & Spiders

7. Recommended Spectres

8. Animate Guardian

9. Crafting Guide

10. Levelling Guide

11. Frequently Asked Questions








Build Guide: PoE 3.12 - League Start & SSF

Build Guide: PoE 3.12 - Pure Spectres Build Guide & Syndicate Operative Showcase

Build Guide: Spectres & Spiders

Build Guide: Fist of the Animate Guardian


Levelling Guide: ACT 1 + ACT 2 + ACT 3 + ACT 4 + ACT 5



How-to Guide: Finding Redemption Sentry & Spectre Bank | Animate Guardian


Spectre Showcase: Slave Driver | Scale of Esh | Baranite Preacher | Redemption Knight | Spectral Tactician | Scinteel Synthete | Baranite Thaumaturge | Solar Guard | Kitava's Herald | Frost Sentinel | Dreadwheel | Tukohama's Vanguard + Wickerman | Primal Crushclaw | Baranite Purge Knight | Wild Infestation Queen | Primal Reborn | Templar Tactician











About this build


League Starter / SSF

This build is designed as a league starter and SSF build.

It will take you from a fresh league start all the way to endgame bossing on cheap or self-crafted gear.

It is focused on tankiness while still having good DPS.

Required Uniques: none.


Passive Tree, Ascendancy, Pantheon and PoB Pastebin


Path of Building Pastebin
https://pastebin.com/d3HbpXJp
(includes levelling trees)

Passive Skill Tree

Level 100

Bandits
Kill all


Ascendancy
1. Mindless Aggression
2. Unnatural Strength
3. Mistress of Sacrifice
4. Commander of Darkness


Pantheon
Major: Lunaris for mapping or Solaris for bossing
Minor: Choose best one for map mods

Equipment


Note: Always look for highest total life and any resists you need.
See: Crafting section below for how to craft your gear.


Armour
Spoiler

Helmet:
Crafted +1 helmet -> life helmet -> Crafted +3 helmet

Chest:
5L rare -> Tabula Rasa or 6L rare -> 6L +1 spectre.

NOTE: +1 spectre body armour is drop only (mod cannot be crafted)


Gloves:
Crafted gloves


Boots:
Fossil-crafted boots




Weapons
Spoiler

Double damage wand from Temple or crafted Convoking wand



Shield:
Any shield with high life -> Crafted Shaper/Warlord shield with 'recover 5% life when block'



Accessories
Spoiler

Belt:
Stygian Vise or Leather Belt

Jewellery:
Amulet: Rare amulet or Amulet with +1 int gems

Rings: any ring; vermillion recommended.



Jewels & Flasks
Spoiler

Jewels:
You can craft or buy ghastly eyes. Mod priorities:
#1: life
#2: Taunt and blind
#3: increased minion attack/cast speed or increased minion damage


Highly recommend for Sirus fight
'Corrupted Blood cannot be inflicted on you'


Recommended Unique Jewels:
Anatomical Knowledge: +flat life & 8% increased maximum life
Unending Hunger: 50% chance for minion to gain Soul Eater


Recommended Flasks:
Bubbling Divine Flask of Staunching - instant life flask & remove bleed
Quicksilver of Adrenaline - increased movement speed
Basalt of Warding - phys damage reduction & remove curse
Quartz Flask of Heat - 10% Dodge, phasing & remove freeze
Jade Flask of Reflexes - evasion


Recommended Unique Flasks:




Gem Links


Body Armour

Slave Drivers:


Note: Deathmark name changed to Predator in 3.12 (will update)

Please see Recommended Spectres section below for Awakened Gems and gems for other spectres.


Helmet, Boots & Gloves


Helmet: Support minions 1 red & 3 blue.

1. Stone Golem gives life regen.
2. Golem and Zombies can proc Feeding Frenzy buff that give spectres more damage and attack/cast speed.
3. Physical to Lightning (and lightning res debuff on enemy) give Golem and Zombie good damage for mapping.

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Boots - Skitters and Aura: 1 blue, 2 red, 1 blue or green.

1. Skitterbots chill and shock enemies.
2. Dread banner reduce nearby enemy accuracy (less hit chance).
3. Wrath Aura for more damage.


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Gloves - EE/Curse: 4 blue


1. Arma Brand reduces enemy ele res (Elemental Equilibrium -50% and Conductivity curse -44%)
2. Flame Dash is get out of danger movement skill.

Note: Curse on Hit name changed to Hextouch 3.12 (will update)


Weapon & Shield


Weapon: 1 green, 2 blue.

1. Desecrate spawns corpses.
2. Bone Offering consumes corpses to increase block chance for minions and necro, as well as some life recovery.
3. Skeletons add extra minions for pulling agro (and taunt if you have it on a cluster or ghastly jewel).

NOTE: You can use Vaal Skeletons to body block bosses with a mass of skeletons!



Shield: 2 red, 1 blue

1. Convocation teleport spectres to you.
2. Steelskin gives extra '2200 life'.

NOTE: You can set Steelskin to left mouse button. Also set 'always attack without moving'. It will autocast on cooldown.




Amulet Anointment


Death Attunement
When you anoint Death Attunment on your amulet, you can refund the passive points and use them in another place.


+1 to Maximum number of Spectres
Minions have 8% increased Attack Speed
Minions have 8% increased Cast Speed
+1 to Maximum number of Raised Zombies
+1 to Maximum number of Skeletons

Double the DPS with Weapon Swap

You can use this trick to get DPS boost for boss fights. Only use this if you know boss fight well and you can dodge the attacks!

Your mapping weapon set will be the same as in the guide.


Then have second weapon set just for bossing:


Flesh Offering will give big DPS boost. Multi totem + HFT will generate frenzy charges. The totems will also have culling strike to instantly kill boss at 10%!






Why use this build option?

Pure Spectres
'Pure Spectres' is one of two specialised build options for my spectre summoner.
It is an endgame build that is focused on DPS. It designed for redemption sentries, and it will also work well with redemption knights, if you like melee spectres.

The build uses several uniques and new mechanics to give:
> a big boost to DPS
> improve quality-of-life
> decent survivability

Currently no cluster jewels are included in the build.



Key Mechanics

The Pure Spectres build uses several key mechanics to boost DPS and quality of life.

devouring diadem + sovereignty
Devouring diadem and Sovereignty notable give a lot of
reduced-mana-reserve. It also has eldritch battery, so you use energy shield instead of mana. This allows you to reserve 100% mana with 2 auras and skitters. It also provides a large amount of life recovery from feast of flesh. And you can do maps with ‘no regen’.

skitterbots + profane proxy
Skitters normally have a shock and chill aura, but we can replace one aura with a curse by using profane proksy. So, your skitters become a mobile curse aura. This means we don’t need to use curse on hit, and we can curse monsters without stopping.


Passives, Ascendancy, Pantheon and PoB Pastebin

Path of Building Pastebin
https://pastebin.com/NHWxAhiJ




Ascendancy
1. Mindless Aggression
2. Unnatural Strength
3. Commander of Darkness
4. Mistress of Sacrifice


Pantheon
Lunaris, Shakari


Equipment


Armour
Spoiler

Helmet:
Devouring Diadem (required item)
Enchant: Spectre damage, minion ias, or flesh offering ias
Sockets: 1 red, 1 blue, 2 green.


Body:
Crafted delve body armour with +1 spectre number
Sockets: 3 white, 3 blue -or- 3 blue, 2 green, 1 red

Delve chest with high life. Hunter's orb to get the offering mod. Bench craft is 8% life.

Gloves:
Triad Grip
Sockets: 4 green


Boots:
Fossil-crafted boots with +1 spectre gem level
Sockets: 1 red and 3 blue



Wand & Shield
Spoiler

Wand:
Crafted Convoking wand or Temple wand with Trigger craft
Sockets: 1 green, 2 blue


Shield:
Shaper or Warlord influence
Sockets: 3 blue



Accessories
Spoiler

Belt:
Stygian Vise


Amulet:
Hunter influence amulet with +1 to all intelligence gems with Death Attunement anointment (required item)


Rings:
1x Profane Proxy, 1x Vermillion ring



Jewels & Flasks
Spoiler


Jewels:
Thread of Hope medium
Unending Hunger*
Ghastly Eye
Cobalt



Recommended Flasks:
Bubbling Eternal life of staunching for instant life recovery and bleed removal.
Rumi's Concoction for extra block.
Quicksilver flask of adrenaline for big speed boost.
Jade flask of reflexes for evasion.
Quartz flask of dousing to give phasing, dodge and remove burning.




Cluster Jewels
Spoiler

Can use 1 or 2 cluster sets:





Gem Links


Body Armour - Syndicate Operative
Spoiler



This spectre casts a spell that triggers the range attack. It can also shotgun, so GMP add more damage!


Boots - Animate Guardian & Carrion Golem
Spoiler





Helmet - Auras
Spoiler


Vaal Haste and Hatred linked to Generosity will give a big boost to DPS. Skitters don’t benefit from generosity, but need the reduced mana reserve from diadem.



Gloves - Utility
Spoiler



Movement focused gems.


Ring - Curse
Spoiler


In Profane proxy, use Frostbite. Remember to have it on the left side!



Wand & Shield
Spoiler

Wand:

Spell cascade linked to desecrate will create 10 corpses for bone offering & feast of flesh.


Shield:

Arma Brand to proc EE, Tempest shield is a cheap way to get extra block. Convocation to reposition your spectres.



How to upgrade from Base Build


I recommend upgrading in this order:

1. triad grip
2. 4 spectres (Raise Spectre 25)
3. devouring diadem
4. 5 spectres (6L delve body)
5. awakened gems (all are useful, but get GMP last)
6. Thread of Hope
7. Cluster jewels*

You can skip Undending Hunger if the price is too high.






Still 3.11 build. Update soon!

Why use this build option?


Spectres & Spiders is a very tanky and fast mapping build. Bossing damage is not as good as Pure Spectres.


Required Uniques: Arakaali's Dagger, Speaker's Wreath



Build mechanics & How to play


[KEY MECHANICS]

[spiders]
Arakaali’s Fang summons spiders that have high movement speed, are extremely aggressive, and will attack everything on-screen and off-screen. They hit with physical and chaos damage, and will proc poison. They are also immune to damage.

[speaker’s wreath & spider’s poison]
Speaker’s wreath blocks your spectres and spiders from killing monsters with hits, because they cannot ignite the monsters.
This means all monsters will die from spider’s poison.
And any kill from a minion’s poison will count as a player kill.

[on kill effects]
Spider’s poison kill will proc any ‘on kill’ effect, such as:
• Re-spawning spiders
• Life and ES recovery
• Power charges for your spectres and spiders
• Explosions
• Frenzy charges from the explosions


[HOW TO PLAY]
To start mapping, let spectres hit the nearest monsters. They will reduce the monster’s life to 0, but they won’t be able to kill them because of Speaker’s Wreath.
Walk close and kill the monsters with your Arma Brand. This will spawn spiders.


Passive Tree, Ascendancy, Pantheon and PoB Pastebin

Path of Building Pastebin
https://pastebin.com/dMyWdJ2p

Passive Tree

Level 100


Ascendancy
1. Mindless Aggression
2. Unnatural Strength
3. Commander of Darkness
4. Mistress of Sacrifice

Pantheon
Choose the one that you need for the map!

Equipment


Armour
Spoiler

Helmet:
Speaker's Wreath (required)
Sockets: Two 2-links: 1 red + 1 green || 2 red


Body:
Crafted delve body armour with +1 spectre number
Sockets: 6-link: 3 blue, 3 red (or white sockets)


Gloves:
Grip of the Council
Sockets: 4-link: 4 blue


Boots:
Fossil-crafted boots with +1 spectre gem level (Elder influence)
Sockets: 4-link: 1 red, 3 blue



Weapons
Spoiler


Weapon 1:
Arakaali's Fang
Sockets: 1 blue, 2 red


Weapon 2:
Rare sceptre with added fire/lightning damage to spells, trigger craft
Sockets: 1 blue, 2 green


--

** swap Arakaali's Fang to Victario's when doing endgame bosses **
(don't worry about spiders)

Shield:
Victario's Charity
Sockets: 1 green, 2 red




Accessories
Spoiler

Belt:
Stygian Vise


Amulet:
Amulet with +1 to all intelligence gems.
Anoint with Death Attunement (required item)


Rings:
1x Vermillion ring
1x Unset ring


*One ring should have Frostbite curse.



Jewels & Flasks
Spoiler

Jewels:
• Anatomical Knowledge
• Ghastly eye-jewels with minion leech and minion blind




Cluster Jewels:
• One 8-passive Large jewel, with vengeful commander, cold-blooded killer, third notable (don’t allocate).
• Two 4 or 5-passive Medium jewels, with vengeful commander, first among equals.
• One 2-passive Small jewel, with brush with death.
• And one 2-passive Small jewel, with enduring composure.




Recommended Flasks:
Bubbling Eternal life of staunching for instant life recovery and bleed removal.
Experimenter’s quicksilver of adrenaline for big speed boost.
Cinderswallow Urn. This recovers life and ES when you kill a monster or a monster dies from poison. Damage taken leeched as life is the recommended craft.
Basalt flask of Warding for curse immunity.
Jade flask of reflexes for evasion. This can combine with AG with blind aura to give you 65% chance to evade hits.



Gem Links


Arakaali's Fang
Spoiler




Sceptre
Spoiler




*Shield for bossing*
Spoiler




Body Armour - Spectres
Spoiler


For normal mapping, use splash instead of multistrike.



Boots - AG
Spoiler




Helmet
Spoiler

Link 1:


Link 2:


* Level up CWDT until 30% of your life pool. Level up IC to match CWDT.


Gloves
Spoiler




Unset Ring
Spoiler




Kay's Spectre Summoner build guide: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2181275
My youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/KayGaming
Last edited by kayella on Sep 28, 2020, 10:09:43 AM
Last bumped on Sep 28, 2020, 3:25:12 PM


Syndicate Operative (SO) - Ranged spell/attack*

Bossing:
Good


Mapping:
Excellent


Damage type:
Physical (convert to cold with Triad Grip)


Strength:
Shotgun effect
Good AI
Fast movement speed
Fast cast speed


Weakness:
Will use default melee attack when in melee range - must reposition with convocation.


Demo videos:
Build Guide and Showcase


Where:
Syndicate Safehouse mission, Syndicate intervention
(see build guide for how to get it)


6-link supports:



Aura:



Curse:



Gloves:



Slave Driver (SD) - Ranged spell

Bossing:
4.5/5


Mapping:
3.5/5


Damage type:
Lightning spell


Strength:
High damage
Area of Attack spell


Weakness:
Short-range
Very low HP (dies easily)


Demo videos:
T16 map: https://youtu.be/aaD5slUdtyE
Sirus, AL8: https://youtu.be/VDL86ThQ8Wg


Where:
Act 5 - Control Blocks


6-link:



Aura:



EE trigger:



Scale of Esh (SoE) - Ranged spell

Bossing:
5/5


Mapping:
3/5


Damage type:
Lightning spells


Strength:
High damage
High HP
Mini me


Weakness:
AI is passive (must use Deathmark)
Big spider & mini spiders (not good for arachnophobia)


Demo videos:
T16 map: https://youtu.be/UivMAnAPuKM
Sirus, AL8: https://youtu.be/TWFHeoAohbs (@Crafterlynx1)


Where:
Esh's Domain
Esh Breach


6-link:



Aura:



EE trigger:



Redemption Sentry (RS) - Ranged attack

Bossing:
4/5


Mapping:
4.5/5


Damage type:
Cold and physical ranged attack (not spell)


Strength:
Good damage
Long range
High HP


Weakness:
Needs gem swap for mapping and endgame bossing
Slow base attack speed


Demo videos:
PoE 3.10 - Spectre Showcase: Redemption Sentry vs T16 Delirium, Simulacrum and Sirus | EB & MoM
PoE 3.10 - Spectre Showcase: Redemption Sentry vs Uber Elder | EB & MoM
PoE 3.10 - Delirium League - Spectres & Spiders, Simulacrum and Explosions!


Where:
Redemption influence map when Veritania talks to you. First spectre must be raised from killed monster.


PoB:
https://pastebin.com/cHNqg2bg


6-link (bossing):


6-link (mapping):


When you are fighting endgame bosses, such as Sirus, swap GMP with:
Ele focus, if you have a white socket
or hypo, if you don’t have a white socket
Normal map bosses will die quickly without swapping.


Aura:



EE trigger:



Recommended unique (replaces rare gloves):



Enhanced Vaal Fallen (EVF) - Melee

Bossing:
5/5


Mapping:
1/5


Damage type:
Elemental melee (PoB is wrong, they do no physical damage)


Strength:
Extreme damage
High HP


Weakness:
Extremely slow movement speed (best used with Spiders)
Slow attack speed
Melee range


Demo videos:
T16 map: -
Sirus, AL8: https://youtu.be/sZuug8R_OZo?t=385 (watch the background video of the build guide)


Where:
Delve - Vaal Outpost
Temple of Atzoatl


6-link:



Aura:



EE trigger:



Redemption Knight (RK) - Melee

Bossing:
4/5


Mapping:
4/5


Damage type:
Cold melee


Strength:
High damage
High HP
High movement speed


Weakness:
Melee range


Demo videos:
T16 map: https://youtu.be/FUO7ZdqEQTw
Sirus, AL8: -


Where:
Redemption influence map when Veritania talks to you. First spectre must be raised from killed monster.


6-link (endgame bosses):



6-link (mapping):



Aura:



EE trigger:



Recommended unique (replaces rare gloves):



NOTE: RK are not in POB. See FAQ for how to add them yourself.






Why use it?

You can use an AG for added utility. It can be equiped with armour and a weapon to get buffs and debuffs. Note: if your AG is killed, all the equipment will be lost!

There are two main options for the AG based on the weapon:
1. Dying Breath
2. Kingmaker

Dying Breath AG is cheap. Each piece of equipment should cost 1c each. The equipment will provide some damage buffs for your spectres and debuffs on the enemy.

Kingmaker AG is expensive. It can cost around 4-5ex to equip. Kingmaker provides fortify (20% less damage taken) and culling strike (instantly kill enemies at 10% hp) for you and your spectres.

NOTE: Never use AG in Hall of Grand Masters or in Delve 500+. The damage scaling can instantly kill it.

Equipment

For both Kingmaker and Dying Breath, I recommend a chest with 'nearby enemies are blinded'. This reduced enemies accuracy to 50%.



AG is in the yellow circle. Red circle shows how far the blind goes.


Dying Breath AG:



Kingmaker AG:
You must have 10% life gained as ES crafted on your AG's body armour. It combines with the Mask of the Stitched Demon and Minion Life gem to give your AG about 17% life regen. This will keep it alive for most of the game content. NOT: delve 500+ or HoGM!




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Gems:


If you want more DPS, swap Raise Zombie and Meat Shield for Feeding Frenzy and Elemental Army



-


Video guide on how to summon and equip your AG:
https://youtu.be/V5MSR9bARg4






General Notes and Warning
Crafting in PoE is random, so you may need to repeat the craft many times to get the required mods. Some mods have a very low chance of rolling and the crafting mats can be extremely expensive.

Keep these points in mind before you start crafting!

Cheap 5-link/6-link chest



Look for a 5-link/6-link chest with INT base & Screaming Essence of Greed.


SSF: Farm 6 Dapper Prodigy cards.


Trigger Wand



Trigger will auto-cast any gems in your wand when you use another skill.

You will need: wand with 1 free suffix.

Bench craft 'trigger' (3c).


Note: This craft comes from syndicate encounters and is rare.


+1 Minion Wand



You will need:
Convoking Wand
Bound fossil
1-socket resonator


Note: +1 minion gem has a very low chance. You may need to use many bound fossils to get the mod. The craft for +2 minion wand has a higher chance to get the mod, but will cost more. You can also use Alt orbs, but the chance is very very low!


+2 Minion Wand



You will need:
Convoking Wand
4-socket resonator
Jagged, Shuddering, Corroded, Metallic fossils


Notes: These 4 fossils will block all many unwanted mods.



+1 Spectre Gem Level Boots



You will need:
Boots with Elder influence
3-socket resonator
Bound, Shuddering, Pristine fossils






You can save some currency by only using 2-socket resonator and bound + shuddering.

Note: you need i86 boots to get 35% ms.


+2/+3 Minion Helmet


This will give your support minions more survivability.

You will need:
item level 86 Bone helmet
1-socket resonator
Bound fossil




6-link helmet for RK/RS


Step 1: Create Base

i86+ Elder or Shaper Bone Helmet.


Awakener Orb


Elder or Shaper 'other' helmet.


Click on Awakener Orb -> click on other helmet -> click on Bone Helmet.

This will make a Shaper/Elder Bone Helmet.



Step 2: Fossil Craft

3-socket resonator
bound fossil (minion mod: minion damage, +3 minion level)
frigid fossil (cold mod: hypothermia)
aetheric fossil (spell mod: +3% to Critical Strike Chance)





Step 3: Keep rolling until you get good mods.

(missing crit)


Mirror tier helmet



1. i86 elder/shaper bone.
2. spam horror essence until hypo 20 + 3% spell crit + 30% ele (3x suffix)
3. craft suffix cannot be changed
4. exalt slam -> get minion damage 20
5. if you don't get minion damage, scour -> go to 3
if you get minion damage -> slam again -> get +3 minion gem
if you don't get +3 minion gem, scour -> go to 3

Cluster jewels

Overshock clusters (low cost)

Large Jewel

Lightning damage, 8-passive, i50-67

Fossil craft (metallic) or Harvest craft (lightning) = Overshock(P) + any suffix notable
Then Augment Fire = Vengeful Commander(P)

or

Fossil craft (metallic) or Harvest craft (lightning) to get Overshock(P) + any suffix notable + Vengeful Commander(P)
[super lucky]


Medium Jewel

Aura, 5 or 6-passive, < i49

Alt spam for Vengeful(P) and First(P) + Regal

or

Harvest craft (any element) to get Vengeful(P) and First(P)


Crit clusters (high cost)

Large Jewel

Minion damage, 8-passive, i75+

Fossil craft (pristine) or Harvest craft (life) to get Renewal(P) + Feasting Fiends(P)
Then Augment Crit to get Vicious Bite(S)

or

Fossil craft (pristine) or Harvest craft (life) to get Renewal(P) + any suffix
Then Augment Crit to get Vicious Bite(S)
Then Augment Life to get Feasting Fiends(P)

(you need a random suffix to have 2 suffixes to block out fire res)

(Reminder that you can't augment magic items, so you will probably have to regal and then annul and hope you keep the desired mods.)


Medium Jewel

Aura, 4 or 5-passive, i68+

Alt spam for Vengeful(P) and Precise(P) + Regal

or

Alt spam for Vengeful(P) + any suffix + Regal
Then Augment Crit = Precise Commander(S)







Intro and Early Levelling Main Skills

Tip: Always check vendors when you are in town for 3-link or 4-link items!
In act 1, sell unid rare and magic items to get transmute orb to buy gems.
In act 2, Sell id rares to get alteration orb to buy gems.
In act 3, craft flask of animation and +1 minion helmet.


For Act 1 - 4, use a mix of zombies and skeletons with support spectre. Then Act 5, switch to DPS spectres.

Act 1:
1. Holy Flame Totem area damage and 6% heal
2. Summon Skeletons
3. Zombies meatshield (need to resummon them)


Act 2:
3. Skitterbots + infernal legion are permanent burning aura.


Act 3:
4. Support Spectres
Use Carnage Chieftain from Act 2 Old Fields to give big DPS boost to skeletons and zombies.


Act 4:
5. Stone Golem* - extra damage and life regen. Use if you have a spare red socket



Act 5 -> maps
Change to Slave Driver as DPS spectre.


See: Gem Checklist for Each Act for more details.


Useful Crafting for Levelling

Craft 10% ms boots


Sell to town vendor: white boots + augmentation orb + quicksilver flask. Socket links and colours do not change.


Craft Flask of Animation (heals minions)

Keep your minions alive in Acts 1 - 5.


Sell to vendor: Orb of Transmutation + Any life flask + Bone Spirit Shield.


Craft +1 minion gem helmet

Increase minion damage in Acts 3+.
Only do this craft if you find a 4-link helmet.


Sell to vendor: Orb of Alteration + Flask of Animation + blue helmet.



Gem Checklist for Each Act

Make sure you have these gems at the end of each Act.

End of Act 1

Linked:
1. Summon Skeleton + Minion Damage + Infernal Legion (BBB)

2. Raise Zombie + Minion Damage (BB)

3. Holy Flame Totem + Summon Phantasm (RB)

Unlinked:
Frostblink, Flesh Offering


End of Act 2

Linked:
1. Summon Skeleton + Minion Damage + Melee Phys (BBR)

2. Holy Flame Totem + Summon Phantasm (RB)

3. Summon Skitterbots + Infernal Legion + (BB)

4. Raise Zombie + Minion Damage + Predator (BBB)

Unlinked:
Frostblink, Flesh Offering, Desecrate


End of Act 3

Linked:
1. Summon Skeleton + Minion Damage + Melee Phys (BBR)

2. Holy Flame Totem + Summon Phantasm (RB)

3. Summon Skitterbots + Infernal Legion (BB)

4. Raise Spectre + Minion Life (BB)

5. Raise Zombie + Minion Damage + Predator + Feeding Frenzy (BBBB)

Unlinked:
Frostblink, Flesh Offering, Desecrate, Convocation


End of Act 4

Linked:
1. Summon Skeleton + Minion Damage + Melee Phys + Stone Golem (BBRR)

2. Holy Flame Totem + Summon Phantasm (RB)

3. Summon Skitterbots + Infernal Legion (BB)

4. Raise Spectre + Minion Life (BB)

5. Raise Zombie + Minion Damage + Predator + Feeding Frenzy (BBBB)

Unlinked:
Frostblink, Flesh Offering, Desecrate, Convocation, Spell Echo


End of Act 5

Linked:
1. Raise Spectre + Minion Damage + Spell Echo + Predator (BBBB)

2. Raise Zombie + Minion Damage + Physical to Lightning + Stone Golem (BBBR)

3. Summon Skeleton + Minion Damage + Melee Physical Damage (BBR)

4. Wrath + Generosity + Skitterbots (BRB)

5. Armageddon Brand + Hextouch + Conductivity (BBB)

Unlinked:
Flame Dash, Flesh Offering, Desecrate, Convocation


Passive Trees

Here is the list of notables in order:
1. Enduring Bond
2. Lord of the Dead
3. Heart and Soul
4. Death Attunement + 1 regen passive
5. Sacrifice + 1 leech passive
6. Indomitable Army
7. Quick Recovery
8. Retribution
9. Discipline and Training
10. Sanctity
11. Elemental Equilibrium
12. Gravepact
13. Spiritual Command
14. Constitution
15. Cruel Preparation
16. Tireless
17. Barbarism
18. Juggernaut
19. Solidity
20. Warrior’s Blood
21. Heart of the Warrior
22. Mystic Bulwark
23. Devotion
24. Righteous Army
25.Redemption



Full Walkthrough for Acts 1 - 10


Act 1

Needed links:
1x blue, blue, blue (BBB)
1x blue, blue, red (BBR)

starting zone:
link: fireball + arcane surge.
kill hillock. go: town.

town:
take: freezing pulse
buy: raise zombie

link: freezing pulse + arcane surge

the coast -> mud flats -> submerged passage -> coast -> tidal island

tidal island: kill hailrake. take medicine chest. go: town.

town:
take: Summon Raging Spirits, Summon Phantasms, Frostblink, Quicksilver flask.
buy: Holy Flame Totem

link: holy flame totem + phantasms

go: submerged passage.

submerged passage -> ledge -> climb -> lower prison -> submerged passage -> flooded depths

flooded depths: kill deep dweller. go: town.

town:
take: skill book, infernal legion
buy: minion damage x2

link:
summon raging spirits + minion damage + infernal legion
holy flame totem + summon phantasm + minion damage

go: lower prison.

lower prison: labyrith trial -> upper prison

upper prison: kill boss. go: town.

town:
take: flame dash.

go: prisoner's gate.

prisoner's gate -> ship graveyard -> ship graveyard cave

ship graveyard cave: get the allflame. find canvern of wrath.

cavern of wrath: go: ship graveyard.

ship graveyard: kill fairgraves. go: town.

town:
take: skill book, flesh offering.

Pro tip: use 2x sapphire ring for Merveil fight (act 1 final boss)

buy: iron ring x2
sell: fireball + iron ring
sell: freezing pulse + iron ring


go: cavern of wrath.

cavern of wrath -> cavern of anger
cavern of anger: kill boss.


Act 2

Needed links:
1x BBB
1x BBR
1x BR

southern forest -> forest encampment -> old fields -> crossroads -> broken bridge

broken bridge: find & kill kraitlyn. go: town.

town -> riverways -> find waypoint -> go: left -> wetlands

wetlands: find & kill oak. find waypoint. go: riverways.

riverways -> western forest

western forest:
kill blackguard. pick up thaumetic emblem, open path.
find & kill alira.
find weaver's chamber.

weaver's chamber: kill weaver and get maligaro's spike. go: town.

town:
talk: eramir (2 passive points)
take: death mark
buy: elemental focus

go: act 1 town.

act 1 town:
take: skill book.
buy: combustion.

go: crossroads.

crossroads -> felshrine ruins -> crypt

crypt
level 1: labyrith trial
level 2: find & kill geofri. get golden hand. go: town

go: crossroads

crossroads -> go left -> chamber of sins

chamber of sins:
level 2: labyrinth trial, kill fidelis -> baleful gem.

go: town.

town:
take: desecrate
buy: summon skitterbots, melee physical damage, wave of conviction

link:
holy flame totem + phatasms + combustion
skitterbots + infernal legion + minion damage
summon raging spirits + mininon damage + melee physical damage

go: wetlands.

wetlands -> poison the tree roots -> vaal ruins -> northern forest -> caverns -> ancient pyramid

ancient pryamid: kill boss

Act 3

Needed links:
1x BBBB
1x BBB
1x BBR
1x BR

city of sarn: talk to clarissa. go: town.

town -> slums -> crematorium

crematorium:
labyrinth trial.
find & kill piety. take tolman's bracelet. go: town.

town:
take: sewer keys, convocation
buy: elemental weakness.

go: slums.

the slums -> the sewers

the sewers: find 3 quest items.

marketplace -> catacombs

catacombs:
labyrinth trial.
go: town.

town:
take skill book.

go: marketplace.

marketplace -> battlefront

battlefront: find Blackguard chest -> ribbon spoon. go: solaris temple.

solaris temple
level 2: find dialla. take jade amulet. go: battlefront.

battlefront -> docks

docks: find container -> thaumatic sulphite. go: solaris temple level 2.

solaris temple level 2: dialla -> infernal talc. go: the sewers.

sewers: clear the undying blockage. find ebony barracks.

ebony barracks: find & kill gravicius. go: lunaris temple.

lunaris temple: find waypoint. go: town.

town:
take: raise spectre
buy: animate guardian

go: act 1 town
act 1 town:
buy: minion damage

link: raise spectre + minion damage + elemental focus + deathmark

go: the ledge

the ledge: use desecrate to create corpses. look for 'cannibal fire-eater'. raise two spectres. go: lunaris temple.


lunaris temple: find & kill piety. take the tower key. go: town.

town:
take: skill book.

go: ebony barracks.

ebony barracks -> imperial gardens

imperial gardens: labyrinth trial. go: library.

the library & archives: find siosa. find 'loose candle'. find golden pages. return to siosa. take feeding frenzy. buy added fire damage (need transmute orb).

link:
summon raging spirits + mininon damage + added fire damage

go: imperial gardens.

imperial gardens -> find 'locked door' -> scepter of god

upper scepter: find & kill dominus.


Act 4

Needed links:
1x BBBB
1x BBBR
1x BBR
2x BBB

if get BBBR, link:
summon raging spirits + mininon damage + added fire damage + raise zombie

aqueduct -> town -> dried lake

dried lake: find & kill boss. get deshret's banner. go: town.

town:
go: act 3 town.

act 3 town:
buy: elemental army, generosity.

go: act 4 town
open mines entrance. don't enter.
talk to oyun.
take stone golem.

go: mines

mines:
level 2: find deshret's spirit. go: crystal veins.

crystal veins: find dialla. go: town.

town:
take skill book.
go: crystal veins.

crystal veins:
1. daresso's dream -> grand arena find & kill daresso. take 'eye of desire'.
2. kaom's dream -> kaom's stronghold find & kill kaom. take 'eye of fury'.

go: crystal veins.

crystal veins: talk to dialla. go: town.

town:
talk to dialla. take spell echo.
talk to petarus and vanja. buy curse on hit.

link:
raise spectre + minion damage + spell echo + elemental focus
wave of conviction + curse on hit + elemental weakness


go: crystal veins.

crystal vein -> belly of the beast -> bowels of the beast

bowels of the beast: defeat piety. go: harvest.

the harvest: find & kill doedre, maligaro & shavronne. talk to piety. go: black core.

the black core: kill boss. portal to town.

town -> the ascent

the ascent: find portal to oriath.


Act 5

Can do Labyrinth 1: Ascend to Necromancer -> Mindless Aggression

the slave pens -> town -> control blocks

control blocks: find miasmeter. go: oriath square

oriath square -> templar courts -> chamber of innocence

chamber of innocence: find & kill boss. go torched courts

torched courts -> ruined square -> ossuary

ossuary: find sign of purity. go: ruined square

ruin square -> reliquary

reliquary: find 3 quest items -> go: town

town:
take skill book x2.

go: ruined square

ruined square -> cathedral rooftop

cathedral rooftop: find & kill kitava


Act 6

town -> twilight strand: kill all monsters.

town:
take book of regrets.

go: the coast.

the coast -> the mud flats -> karui fortress

karui fortress: find & kill boss. go: the ridge.

the ridge -> lower prison -> town

town:
take skill book x2.

go: lower prison

lower prison -> labyrinth trial -> shavronne's tower

shavronne's tower: find & kill bosses -> warden's chambers -> prisoner's gate.

prisoner's gate -> valley of the fire drinker: find & kill boss -> western forest -> riverways


riverways: find waypoint. go left to find entrance to wetlands.

wetlands -> spawning ground: find & kill boss. go: to town

town:
take book of skill x2.

go: riverways

riverways -> southern forest -> caverns of anger: take black flag -> passage -> beacon

beacon:
complete 'refuel the beacon' escort puzzle.

brine king's reef: find & kill boss.


Act 7

broken bridge -> crossroads -> fellshrine ruins -> crypt

the crypt: labyrinth trial. find maligaro's map. go: to town.

town -> crossroads -> chamber of sins level 1

chamber of sins 1: find silk. use 'maligaro's map' in the map device.

maligaro's sanctum: find & kill boss. take black venom. go: chamber of sins 1

chamber of sins 1: talk to silk. take obsidian key.

chamber of sins 2: labyrinth trial -> the den -> ashen fields -> fortress encampment -> northern forest -> dread thicket

dread thicket: collect fireflies. find den of despair: find & kill boss.

northern forest -> causeway.

the causeway: find waypoint. find kishara's star.

vaal city: find portal, go: town.

town:

take book of skill x3

go: vaal city.

vaal city -> temple of decay -> arakaali's web: kill boss.


Act 8


Your Raise Spectre gem should hit level 13 in Act 8. Remember to get your 3rd spectre!

sarn ramparts -> town -> toxic conduits -> doedre's cesspool

doedre's cesspool: find & kill boss.

doedre's cesspool: -> the quay

quay: find 'sealed casket', 'ankh of eternity'. go: ressurection site -> kill tolman. go: quay: find grain gate.

grain gate: find & kill gemling legion. go: imperial fields.

imperial fields -> solaris temple.

solaris temple find & kill boss. take sun orb. go: town.

town:
take skill book x2

go: toxic conduits

toxic conduits -> grand promenade -> bath house

bath house: labyrinth trial. go: high garden.

high garden: find & kill boss. go: to town.

town:
take skill book.

go: bath house.

bath house -> lunaris concourse -> lunaris temple


lunaris temple find & kill boss. take moon orb. go: town.

town:

go: lunaris concourse.

lunaris concourse -> harbour bridge -> sky shrine

kill both bosses


Act 9

blood aqueducts -> town -> descent -> vastiri desert

vastiri desert:
find storm-weathered chest. take storm blade.
find blocked entrance to 'the oasis'.

go: foothills.

foothills -> boiling lake

boiling lake: find and kill boss. take basilisk acid. go: town.

town: talk to petarus and vanja. talk to sin. talk to petarus and vanja again. take bottled storm.

go:vastiri desert.

vastiri desert -> oasis

oasis: find and kill boss. go: town.

town:
take skill book.

go: foothills.

foothills -> tunnel: labyrinth trial -> quarry -> shrine of the winds: kill boss -> go: quarry

quarry -> refinery: find and kill boss. take trarthan powder. go: town.

town:
take skill book.

go: quarry.

quarry -> belly of the beast -> rotting core -> black core

black core: kill shavronne, maligaro and doedre. enter the black heart.

black heart: kill boss


Act 10 & Epilogue


town -> cathedral rooftop -> cathedral apex: kill monsters -> cathedral rooftop -> ravaged square -> control blocks

control blocks: find & kill boss. go: town.

town:
talk to NPCs.
talk skill book.

go: control blocks.

control blocks -> ravaged square -> ossuary: labyrinth -> ravaged square -> torched courts -> desecrated chamber

desecrated chamber -> sanctum of innoncence: kill avarius. take staff of purity. go: town.

town:
talk to NPCs

go: ravaged square.


ravaged square -> canals -> feeding trough: find and kill kitava. go to oriath.

oriath: talk to lani. talk skill book. talk to kirac. do epilogue quests.



How to transition to mapping

Congratulations! You did it! I hope the early acts were not too difficult.

Now that you have reach maps, follow the gems and equipment for 'Base Build'.

If you are in trade league, you can push the build further with 'Pure Spectres' or 'Spectres & Spiders'.






Why use Victario's Charity without Necromantic Aegis?


I don't recommend Necro Aegis because mapping is already easy.
You will lose defense from shield (life,block,res)
You can't get powercharge in boss fight because nothing to kill.
It's easy to get frenzy charge against boss with HFT.



How can I edit POB for Redemption Knights?

POB doesn't have any info for RKs, but their default attack has the same stats as Redemption Sentries.

So you can edit POB to add them.

Step 1:
Find the spectre list file:
Path of Building\Data\3_0\Spectres.lua

Add this to the bottom of the file:

RK spectre listing


-- Redemption Knight
minions["Metadata/Monsters/AtlasExiles/EyrieInfluenceMonsters/EyrieSeraphFighter"] = {
name = "Redemption Knight",
life = 4.05,
fireResist = 0,
coldResist = 75,
lightningResist = 0,
chaosResist = 0,
damage = 1.5,
damageSpread = 0.2,
attackTime = 1.17,
attackRange = 14,
accuracy = 1,
weaponType1 = "One Handed Sword",
skillList = {
"MeleeCold",
"AtlasEyrieFighterSlash",
"EmptyActionAttackEyrieFighter",
},
modList = {
},
}



Step 2:
Find the spectre skill file:
Path of Building\Data\3_0\Skills\spectre.lua

Add this to the bottom of the file:

RK spectre skill


skills["MeleeCold"] = {
name = "Default Attack",
hidden = true,
color = 4,
description = "Strike your foes down with a powerful blow.",
skillTypes = { [SkillType.Attack] = true, [SkillType.ProjectileAttack] = true, [SkillType.SkillCanMirageArcher] = true, [SkillType.Projectile] = true, [SkillType.MeleeSingleTarget] = true, [SkillType.AttackCanRepeat] = true, [SkillType.Melee] = true, [SkillType.SkillCanVolley] = true, },
statDescriptionScope = "skill_stat_descriptions",
castTime = 1,
baseFlags = {
attack = true,
melee = true,
},
baseMods = {
},
qualityStats = {
},
stats = {
"skill_physical_damage_%_to_convert_to_cold",
"active_skill_damage_+%_final",
},
levels = {
[1] = { 75, 0, 25, baseMultiplier = 0.75, levelRequirement = 1, statInterpolation = { 1, 2, 1, }, },
[2] = { 75, 0, 25, baseMultiplier = 0.75, levelRequirement = 19, statInterpolation = { 1, 2, 1, }, },
[3] = { 75, 1, 25, baseMultiplier = 0.75, levelRequirement = 20, statInterpolation = { 1, 2, 1, }, },
[4] = { 75, 200, 25, baseMultiplier = 0.75, levelRequirement = 84, statInterpolation = { 1, 2, 1, }, },
},
}




Note: The special attack has the same damage stats, so I didn't include it here.

Note: When you open POB, it will say 'update ready'. Do not update. It will delete the added info.

How does Elemental Equilibrium (EE) work with spectres?

"
Enemies you hit with Elemental Damage temporarily get +25% Resistance to those Elements and -50% Resistance to other Elements

The effect lasts 5 seconds or until being overwritten.

Trap, Mine, and Totem skills trigger EE ... Minions do not proc EE.

https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Elemental_Equilibrium

Any elemental spell you use will proc EE on all enemies that you hit. Your minions cannot proc EE, but they will benefit from its effects.

Example:
Slave Driver spectres use a lightning spell. So, you hit a boss with Armageddon Brand which is fire damage. It will proc EE: monsters will get +25% fire res and -50% lightning and cold res.


Elemental Equilibrium appears as pink circles under monsters.

Why use Spell Echo?

"
Spell Echo is a support gem that makes linked spell gems repeat themselves after the initial cast.

Spell Echo only works for spells cast by an actual player or minion

https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/Spell_Echo_Support

This means that both the player and minions will benefit from the repeated cast, as well as the increased cast speed. Spell Echo will more than double your spectres' DPS.

Note: Spell Echo will cause Raise Spectre to repeat, so you need to remove it before raising spectres. Remember to put the gem back in when you are finished.


How do I get 4 or 5 spectres?


1. RAISE SPECTRE GEM LEVEL
1 spectre at level 1-12
2 spectres at levels 13-24
3 spectres at level 25+

Raise Spectre can be level 20 or 21.


Unnatural Strength ascendancy passive gives +2 level to minion gems.


Hunter influence amulet can give +1 to all intelligence skill gems.


Convoking Wand can give +1 or +2 to minion gems.


Boots can give +1 spectre skill gem.



2. DEATH ATTUNEMENT PASSIVE SKILL

Death Attunement gives +1 spectre. It can be found at the top left of the passive tree.

3. +1 MAXIMUM NUMBER OF SPECTRES DELVE BODY ARMOUR

Note: +1 chest is a rare delve drop; it cannot be crafted.


How about 6 spectres?

You need to use Midnight Bargain to get +1 spectre. But it takes away 30% of your life.
Another option is Queen's Decree, but it is a 2h sword so you can't use a shield and trigger wand for easy Bone Offering.

Can I do elemental/physical reflect maps?


Yes!

You will need to change Pantheon to Yugul and use Sibyl's Lament. They combine to reduced reflected damage by 105%





Can you check my gear? What should I upgrade?

There are 3 things you need to do:

1. Check the example equipment for upgrade ideas.

2. Make sure your spectres are in a 6-link.

3. Make sure you have Raise Spectre 25+

4. Stack life on all your gear.

That's basically it.

THE BUILD GUIDE HAS CHANGED! WHERE CAN I FIND THE OLD VERSION?

Previous build versions can be found in the build archive.

https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2581892

CHANGELOG

17 APR
New video on Youtube: PoE 3.10 - Spectre Showcase: Redemption Knight vs T16 & Minotaur | EB & MoM

13 APR
New video on Youtube: PoE 3.10 - Spectre Showcase: Redemption Sentry vs T16 Delirium, Simulacrum and Sirus | EB & MoM

7 APR
Added Redemption Sentry and Scale of Esh to Recommended Spectre section with gem links (finally!)

5 APR
New video on Youtube: PoE 3.10 - Spectre Showcase: Redemption Sentry vs Uber Elder | EB & MoM

2 APR
New video on Youtube: PoE 3.10 - Delirium League - Spectres & Spiders, Simulacrum and Explosions!

Comments on page 968

Kay's Spectre Summoner build guide: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2181275
My youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/KayGaming
Last edited by kayella on Sep 27, 2020, 6:29:39 PM
Gz on the build guide!
Nice build,

and nice dps

How Uber elder is with this build ?
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Nice build,

and nice dps

How Uber elder is with this build ?


The DPS is definitely there for a deathless kill, but I have yet to do it deathless, though. Working on it.
Kay's Spectre Summoner build guide: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2181275
My youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/KayGaming
This is a strictly worse version of a SG+Skele build. Your fire-eaters clear slower than pierce+faster proj SGs, and your single-target is worse than pseudo 5-linked skele. Plus walking around in 3.3 with 1.4k HP sans Visage/Wrappings is just asking to die.
cannibal fire eaters are available on the coast, when i played with them 2 seasons ago
"
Sher101 wrote:
This is a strictly worse version of a SG+Skele build. Your fire-eaters clear slower than pierce+faster proj SGs, and your single-target is worse than pseudo 5-linked skele. Plus walking around in 3.3 with 1.4k HP sans Visage/Wrappings is just asking to die.


SG+Skele is certainly a good build, I agree with you there. However, the point of this build was to see if FEs could replace TVs without needing FGs or some other minion as clear speed helpers. I think it succeeds; it certainly feels a lot better than TVs without Dyadus.

1.4k HP without shav's is asking to die in any league. It's managable though - I've done a full deathless chayula, for example. Also, the build is really meant for T16+Shaper+Uber Elder, so I never really considered getting a shav's. But, I'll see if I can borrow a 6L shav's to link to the build, when I can. Thanks for the suggestion.





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prospecial wrote:
cannibal fire eaters are available on the coast, when i played with them 2 seasons ago


Oh. I didn't see them there, I'll have to check again, carefully. Thanks!
Kay's Spectre Summoner build guide: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2181275
My youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/KayGaming
Last edited by kayella on Jul 10, 2018, 12:38:34 PM
Interesting build. I will try those spectres for a change.


The pastbin for the High DPS version returns an error: 'This page has been removed'
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kayella wrote:
High DPS
https://pastebin.com/KjR5JF6H

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Hamallainen wrote:
Interesting build. I will try those spectres for a change.


The pastbin for the High DPS version returns an error: 'This page has been removed'
"
kayella wrote:
High DPS
https://pastebin.com/KjR5JF6H



Hi, sorry for the late reply. I've been busy tweaking this build for Uber Elder.
As a result, I've had to update the guide because 'High DPS' wasn't viable for Uber Elder.

I've simplified the build to just one setup: https://pastebin.com/a5L8k51t
Kay's Spectre Summoner build guide: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2181275
My youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/KayGaming

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