BLADEFALL ANIMATE WEAPON

BUILD

INFORMATION

This is a Necromancer based build focusing on the Skill Animate Weapon, using Lingering Blades from Bladefall. This is a very beginner friendly build because it gets really strong with a few investment and it's very easy to play. 

Pros

  • Cheap

  • Easy to play

  • Boss killer

  • Good currency farmer

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

  • Good clear speed

Cons

  • Can't leech life or mana

  • Even though they last almost 2 minutes you have to keep animating more weapons

EQUIPMENT
  • BODY ARMOUR
- ​Skin of the Loyal is a cheap way to get a 6Link setup, but it needs to get the right colours. (3 Red + 2 Green + 1 Blue).
- A Tabula Rasa is a budget option that also grants a 6Link setup.
- You can also use a Belly of the Beast for more life and resistances.
  • WEAPONS
- ​A rare Convoking Wand with +1 to Minion Gems, Minion Attack Speed and Minion Damage is the best weapon for this build, it's not so cheap though. Examples here.
- ​Cold Iron Point is the best budget alternative and cost/benefit weapon, It grants +3 level of physical skill gems, increasing a lot the status of our Animate Weapons. Thanks Josh Butler for pointing this out for me!
- Budget Convoking Wands are also an option, look for minion damage and minion attack speed. Examples here.
  • HELMET
- I recommend a Bone Helmet with life and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • GLOVES
- ​Rare energy shield gloves with life and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • BOOTS
- ​Rare energy shield boots with life,  elemental resistances and movement speed. Examples here.
  • BELT
- ​A good rare belt with life and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • RING #1
- ​A rare Unset Ring with life, dexterity and if possible some elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • RING #2
- ​A rare Unset Ring with life, dexterity and if possible some elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • AMULET
- Use a rare amulet with life, dexterity and elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • FLASKS
- ​2 or 3 Divine Life Flasks are important for this build, because you cannot leech life. Look for mods like ''instant recovery'', ''removes bleeding'' and ''removes freeze''. Examples here and here.
- I like to use a Quicksilver Flask on this build. Look for mods like ''increased movement speed during flask effect'' and ''increased duration''. Examples here.
- An Basalt Flask for physical damage reduction. Look for mods like ''increased duration'' and "Increased armour" Examples here.
- Rumis's Concoction as a defensive flask to boost your armour and block chance.
  • ENCHANTMENTS
- ​Helmet: 30% Increased Animate Weapon Duration
- Gloves: Of Reflection.
- Boots: Movement Speed.
P.S. Enchantments are not super important, so don't feel bad if you don't have the right ones ;)
  • RECOMMENDED ANOINTMENTS
- ​First Choice: Death Attunement (Clear + Crimson + Silver)
- Alternative Option #1: //
- Alternative Option #2: //
  • FULL BUILD ATTRIBUTE REQUIREMENTS
- ​Strength: 155
- Dexterity: 155
- Intelligence: 155
GEMS
  • BODY ARMOUR
Animate Weapon
Impale
Multistrike
Melee Splash
Brutality (If 5 Sockets Linked)
Minion Damage (If 6 Sockets Linked)
  • MAIN HAND
Bladefall
Spell Echo
Flame Dash
  • OFF HAND
Summon Carrion Golem
Maim
Culling Strike
  • HELMET
Raise Spectre
Feeding Frenzy
Blood Magic
Minion Life
  • BOOTS OR GLOVES
Storm Burst
Cast While Channeling
Desecrate
Flesh Offering
  • BOOTS OR GLOVES
Dread Banner
Vaal Haste
Summon Skitterbots
Enlighten (lvl 3 or 4)
  • UNSET RING #1
Clarity (lvl 10)
  • UNSET RING #2
Convocation

SUMMARY

CLASS: Witch

ASCENDANCY: Necromancer

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.
  • You say the build is cheap, a 6 Linked body armour and sword are expensive. How?
- 6 Linked body armour or sword are not mandatory for this build to work. Maximize a build with the best possible items and 6 Linkeds takes a good amount of currency. Start using 4 Linkeds on low tier maps in order to farm currency to upgrade your gear.
 
 
 

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