ANIMATE WEAPON

BUILD

SUMMARY

INFORMATION

This is an Ascendant (Pathfinder + Guardian) based build focusing on the unique body armour Chains of Command that allows us to have up to 50 Animate Guardian's Weapons fighting by our side. This is a very beginner friendly build because it gets really strong with a tiny investment since we don't need to link the body armour. It's a currency farmer.

Pros

  • Super Cheap

  • Easy to play

  • Boss killer

  • Good currency farmer

  • Safe build, stay behind and let your minions do their job

  • League starter

Cons

  • Can't leech life or mana

  • It's very hard to kill Sirus and Shaper.

  • Vulnerable to chaos damage

EQUIPMENT
  • BODY ARMOUR
​Chains of Command is mandatory because it is this build’s soul. It creates a replica of your Animate Guardian’s weapon as an Animate Weapon whenever you Guardian kills an enemy. Weapons animated that way have 10% chance to also create a replica on kill.
  • Weapon
- ​The Scourge is my recommendation, it grants up to 15% increased minion attack speed and 70% increased minion damage. It's super cheap
  • HELMET
- ​I higly recommend a rare Bone Helmet with + level to minion gems, life and some resistances. Examples here.
  • GLOVES
- ​Rare energy shield gloves with life and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • BOOTS
- ​Rare energy shield boots with movement speed, life and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • BELT
- I recommend Mother's Embrace because with it your minions automatically use your flasks when summoned. So every time an Animate Weapon is summoned you’ll get a lot of worms that your Animate Guardian kills and summon other Animate Weapons. This belt also grants “Your minions have up 40% reduced flask charges used”. The Writhing Jar has 40 Charges and consumes 20 on each use. This belt with a 40% roll allows your minions to use this flask with only 8 Charges.
- You can also use a rare belt with life and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • RING #1
- ​A rare Ring with life, dexterity and some elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • RING #2
- ​A rare Ring with life, dexterity and some elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • AMULET
- You can use a rare amulet with life and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • FLASKS
- ​The Writhing Jar is mandatory because this way we can Animate Weapons even when there’re no monsters to kill. You need 4 of them.
- For the last flask slot I like to use a Quicksilver Flask. Look for mods like ''Bleeding immunity'' and ''increased duration''. Examples here.
GEMS
  • BODY ARMOUR
Feeding Frenzy
Multistrike
Elemental Damage with Attacks
Combustion
Ruthless
You don't need to link your Body Armour! Any support gem socketed here will automatically support Animate Weapon.
Minion Damage
  • HELMET
Animate Guardian
Meat Shield
Elemental Army
Minion Life
  • GLOVES
Vaal Haste
Anger
Generosity
Enlighten
  • BOOTS
Storm Burst
Flesh Offering
Desecrate
Cast While Channeling
  • MAIN HAND
Cast When Damage Taken (level 1)
Convocation (level 5)
Convocation
  • OFF HAND
Flame Dash
Flammability
Increased Area of Effect

CLASS: Scion

ASCENDANCY: Ascendant

HEALTH TYPE: Life

MAIN SKILL TYPE: Minion

COST: $$$$$

DIFFICULTY: 1/5

STARTER VIABLE: Yes

BEGINNER FRIENDLY: Yes

GAMEPLAY: Here

THIS BUILD'S FAQ
  • Is there a good place to buy unique items?
- Not only for unique items, poe.trade or pathofexile.com/trade are great websites for trading your items.
  • I'm lvl 40 and I'm dying a lot, what can I do?
- Please take a look at your Elemental Resistances, they are really important for your survivability. After lvl 40 try to keep at least 50% of each. The meximum is 75%, try to reach that when on end game.
  • I don't have as much HP and Energy Shield as the gameplay shows and I've followed the Skill Tree step by step. Can you help me?
- Look for more HP and Energy Shield at your rare gear. You can have ''+89 to maximum life'' on your helmet for instance.
 
 
 

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