SPECTRE AURAMANCER

BUILD

INFORMATION

This is a support build capable of activating up to 8 auras, 2 of them being curses. But don't fool yourself thinking that it can't take all the content solo, its single target damage is very respectful for a support character. It's an awesome build to have if you want to play on parties but not be entirely dependent on them.

Pros

  • Spectres don't need to be casted all the time

  • 8 Active Auras

  • Great Clear Speed

  • Good single Target Damage

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

  • Awesome for Parties

Cons

  • Not so Cheap

  • Many Mandatory Uniques

EQUIPMENT
  • BODY ARMOUR
- Shavronne's Wrappings is mandatory because it's a low life build and without it's "Chaos damage does not bypass energy shield" mod chaos damage would kill you instantly.
  • WAND
- Midnight's Bargain is mandatory because it grants 1 extra Spectre, and 1 extra Zombie. Above all it also has increased minion damage and movement speed.
  • SHIELD
- Prism Guardian is mandatory because Socketed gems have 25% reduced mana reservation and Blood Magic. This is a support build, so we need to get as much active auras as we can. With this shield we can get up to 8 active auras, two of them being curses.
  • HELMET
- ​I recommend a rare Energy Shield helmet with over 250 Energy Shield, +2 level to minion gems and elemental resistances. Examples here.
- ​The Vertex is also a very good choice, it grants up to 304 Energy Shield, +1 to level of socketed gems and It also reduces in 50% the mana cost of your Zombies, making it possible to cast them even with all auras active. If you want a budget option to be tankier and have better zombies, this is the way to go.
  • GLOVES
- ​Rare energy shield gloves with at least 150 Energy Shield. Examples here.
  • BOOTS
- ​I recommend rare energy shield boots with at least 150 Energy Shield and some Elemental Resistances. Examples here.
- ​Bones of Ullr is a good choice if you already have a good Energy Shield pool and capped elemental resistances. These boots grant +1 level of Zombies and Spectres.
  • BELT
- ​A rare Crystal Belt with at least 120 energy shield and some strength. Examples here.
  • RING #1
- ​A rare Unset Ring with strength and if possible some elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • RING #2
- ​A rare Unset Ring with dexterity and if possible some elemental resistances. Examples here.
  • AMULET
- The best option for having more Survivability is the Presence of Chayula that grants 60% Chaos resistance, stun immunity and 20% of maximum life converted to Energy Shield.
- ​The best option for being an even better support is Solstice Vigil that allows you to have one more Curse Aura active. Details here.
- Those 2 previous amulets are not cheap, so while saving currency to buy them I have a good budget alternative for you. Sidhebreath that provides minion damage, minion life and minion speed.
  • FLASKS
- Quicksilver flask for more movement speed. Look for the "Increased Duration" and "Immune to freeze and chill" mods. Examples here.
- Basalt Flask for more physical damage taken reduction, look for one with Immune to Bleeding during Flask Effect. Examples here.
- Rumis's Concoction as a defensive flask to boost your armour and block chance. 
GEMS
  • BODY ARMOUR
Raise Spectre
Spell Echo
Minion Damage
Greater Multiple Projectiles
Elemental Focus
Controlled Destruction
When facing bosses, change Greater Multiple Projectiles for Hypothermia
  • WAND
Temporal Chains
Flame Dash
Blasphemy
If using Solstice Vigil, change Flame Dash for Enfeeble.
  • SHIELD
Summon Skitterbots
Vaal Haste
Discipline
  • HELMET
Raise Zombie
Feeding Frenzy
Empower
Minion Damage
  • GLOVES
Purity of Lightning
Purity of Ice
Enlighten (level 3 or 4)
Purity of Fire
  • BOOTS
Storm Burst
Desecrate
Flesh Offering
Cast While Channeling
  • UNSET RING #1
Summon Stone Golem
  • UNSET RING #2
Convocation

SUMMARY

CLASS: Witch

ASCENDANCY: Necromancer

HEALTH TYPE: Energy Shield

MAIN SKILL TYPE: Minion

COST: $$$$$

DIFFICULTY: 2/5

STARTER VIABLE: No

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 Energy Shield as the gameplay shows and I've followed the Skill Tree step by step. Can you help me?
- Look for more Energy Shield in your rare gear.
  • I don't have enough Dexterity or Strength for all those gems, what can I do?
- Look for Dexterity and Strength on your rare items. You can also take the +30 nodes on the Skill Tree.
 
 
 

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