[3.4] Beginner’s Guide Spectre Summoner [HC/SC/Atziri/Shaper Viable]

If you are new or uncertain how summoners work, how they are scaled or behave, check out this video guide: Generic Summoner Mechanic Guide Path of Building Link for the guide: https://pastebin.com/H0y9txBu Simply go to “Import/Export Build” > Click the “Import from Pastebin” paste the link in there, and then click “Import”

If you have any questions you can always come to my twitch stream to get them answered or just to enjoy the stream:

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Is this build for you?

1. If you are looking for an amazing Necromancer build, that is not SRS, Zombies or AW.

2. A build that is not only viable in both hardcore & sofcore, but also Atziri.

3. Insanely high eHP with really good clearing speed that is NOT SRS or AW.

4. If you prefer a build guide that has a video linked to it.


Defence & Utility

The build is going pure life which allows for life flask usage as well as having a Vaal Lightning Trap to help cope with the insanely tanky bosses as of patch 3.0


Pantheon Choices: Pantheon List Major God:

– Soul of Lunaris
Basically just helps with avoiding some projectile damage

Minor God:

– Soul of Ryslatha
Basically just an additional layer of defence when you’re on low life.


Skill-gems & Setups: Spectres:

Raise Spectre, Spell Echo, Minion Damage, GMP, Controlled Destruction, Elemental Focus (Switch GMP for Slower Projectiles vs harder bosses)

Optional setup is to use the Summon Phantasm On Kill instead of Controlled Destruction which is really cool and works very effectively as they get concovated by Convocation!

The spectres you’ll be using are called Solar Guard and can be found in these areas:
[58] The Battlefront
[59] The Solaris Temple Level 1
[59] The Solaris Temple Level 2
[60] Harbour Bridge

The general recommendation is to resummon them in a map when ever you find them to further scale their efficiency. To do this you simply use Desecrate inside the map till you spawn them and are then able to resummon them of a higher area lvl. Please, don’t forget to remove Spell Echo support gem when you summon or you’ll get 1 unwanted spectre!

Meatshields + Mobility:

Raise Zombie, Fortify, Leap Slam, Faster Attacks (If you want, you can switch around the gem layout & add Minion Life support gem for the Zombies. Example: Remove Convocation from CWDT to make room).

A side note:
If you wish, you could use more of a dmg assisting zombie set-up using: Flesh Binder Ascendancy Node which means the support gems would look like this:
– Raise Zombie, Minion Life, Minion Damage, Void Manipulation

Curse on Hit:

Ball Lightning, Curse on Hit, Enfeeble, (For Softcore you could use Flammability over Enfeeble if you wish)
You could use Projectile Weakness over the curse as well if you’d like the pushback effect!


Flesh Offering, Vaal Haste, Increased Duration Auras:

Purity of Fire, Clarity lvl 1 + Generosity – Anger

Purity of Fire can be changed for any other purity of your choice, I believe I’d personally use Purity of Ice as the spectres has a base resistance of 75 fire 0 Cold & 0 Lightning. Even a Purity of Elements would work great to make sure they survive.


CWDT, Immortal Call, Convocation

Unset Rings can be used for:
* Convocation (self-cast, keep in mind it shares CD with the CWDT convocation)
* Desecrate


Skill-tree & Ascendancy Nodes: Ascendancy Nodes: Rush Soul Weaver then take Commander of Darkness and end with Mistress of Sacrifice for extra clear speed.

Leveling skill-tree, 32 points Leveling skill-tree, 56 points Leveling skill-tree, 84 points Finished skill-tree Notes:

* Remove the Increased Duration Cluster “Potency of Will” whenever you remove the SRS approach and start using your spectres.

* Only apply the curse nodes & EE when you have room for the Ball Lightning approach. Keep in mind that you can use the setup without 2 curses till you have socket slots for it.


Leveling Tips:

Magma Orb till you can equip yourself with SRS + Melee Splash + Minion DMG. They will carry you till you feel comfortable using Victario’s Charity this will literally carry you all the way to the end of yellow tier maps and works great for the transition mentioned below for your spectre approach.

As soon as you can equip a +2 Minion gem helmet, you should, as it will carry you with SRS till you get the Soul Weaver ascendancy node which will allow you to start using your spectres, at that point you can change the Baron helmet for better defensive stats.


– Kill them all, they provide us with nothing of value.


Gearing & Stat Priorities What base items to use:

The base items of this build really doesn’t matter as we don’t care about the base defensive stats such as armour(str), evasion(dex) or energy shield(int). So instead the base items will follow the stat priority listed in this guide.
However, the attribute requirement of the items will base how hard it is to chrome (color) which will be the only thing we will think about when planing our gearing.
So, if you need 4 blue sockets in an item the recommendation is to get an item that has Energy Shield (int) base or a hybrid base which includes Energy Shield (int).

By using this chrome calculating website: https://siveran.github.io/calc.html you can easily track how hard it will be to chrome the colors you need. This YouTube playlist can help a lot for new players and also includes a few tricks when coloring items with the “wrong attribute requirements” for your build: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuu-MdPs0Af8A4e3gSsJ1xDKNNcdFwY1r

Unique Shield to use with Necromantic Aegis is there beloved: Victario’s Charity Defensive Stats:

1. Life
2. Resistances
3. Strength
4. Minion Life

Offensive Stats:

1. Minion Damage



You would use 1x Unending Hunger Jewels for increased splash effect & Soul Eater for your spectres 🙂 this is to be placed in the jewel slot located north of the Witch start area zone.

1. Minion Damage
2. Increased Max Life
3. Resistances
4. Minion Life


2x Seething Divine Life Flasks
1x Ample Eternal Life Flask of Staunching
1x Ample Granite Flask of Staunching
1x Ample Quicksilver Flask of Heat


Recommended Unique Items:
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The Scourge Brightbeak Victario’s Charity [item post=”13037710″ index=”1″][item post=”13037710″ index=”2″][item post=”13037710″ index=”3″]
Recommended LvLing Uniques:
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Brightbeak [item post=”13037710″ index=”4″][item post=”13037710″ index=”5″][item post=”13037710″ index=”6″] The Baron



This build thread is merely a rough guide to lead you in to the builds basics. If you wish to see more details about this beautiful build check out the video guide: Solar Guard Spectre Summoner Build Guide Video

Before you start posting questions I would recommend checking the video. I am as always available in my stream!

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