POE 3.8 Summon Skeletons Necromancer - League Starter, Beginner's Build

By u4npoe - Views: (191) - Sep,10,2019

Build Summary

This guide has been heavily updated for 3.8. It's not an exaggeration to say that every part of the build has been buffed. Damage, survivability, clear speed and leveling are all improved. This guide should now once again be up to date and complete, but please PM me if you see any issues.

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Build Items

Build Stat

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  • 2.2
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  • 1.77
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Build Videos

Build PoB Link

https://pastebin.com/DxD46m5i

Build Skill Tree

Build Description

INTRO:
This guide has been heavily updated for 3.8. It's not an exaggeration to say that every part of the build has been buffed. Damage, survivability, clear speed and leveling are all improved. This guide should now once again be up to date and complete, but please PM me if you see any issues.

This build does over 1 million DPS with literally no gear other than sockets and links, no temporary buffs, and no PoB trickery. See for yourself — that PoB link has no items and no utility gems, and deals >100k DPS per skeleton with 10 skeletons. Check out the real endgame stats in the full PoB import linked below.


PROS & CONS:
+ The easiest million DPS build you'll ever make.
+ Cheap. You can do all content on self found gear without struggling.
+ Entirely physical damage, so no issues with high boss elemental resistances or elemental reflect maps.
+ Easily tanky. This build doesn't use auras for damage, so we can go Mind over Matter and get 8-10k eHP. Of course you also 20 minions to tank for you.
+ Can do all content and all map mods, although phys reflect is slow and no regen can be a little dangerous.
+ Surprisingly good at lab running!
- Clear speed isn't going to be quite as good as screen-clearing spectres or golems, and is significantly below top tier clear speed builds like Tornado Shot.
- A couple of bosses can melt your minions quickly and are quite frustrating for the build. Atziri trio are the worst offenders.


ASCENDANCY:


1. Mindless Aggression
2. Unnatural Strenght
3. Mistress of Sacrifice
4. Bone Barrier


BANDITS: Kill all.


PANTHEON:
Major God - Soul of Lunaris
Minor God - Soul of Gruthkul