King of all Summoners Necromancer
The name pretty much says it all–a highly-optimized summoner build that deals a ton of damage and also has great defensive potential. With this build, you’ll have a literal army of the living dead!
Passive Skill Tree
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Skill Gem Setup
- Raise Zombie with Multistrike, Melee Physical Damage, Empower, Minion Speed, and Impale support gems.
- Raise Spectre and Animate Guardian with Meat Shield support; Dread Banner.
- Molten Shell, Discipline, Purity of Elements, and Flesh and Stone with Maim and Enlighten support gems.
- Withering Step, Convocation, Desecrate, and Spirit Offering.
- Any Rare mace with +1 or more to level and level 1 Fortify bonus to socketed gems, increased minion attack speed, and level 20 Aspect of the Avian skill.
- Geofri’s Sanctuary (Unique) for increased life, energy shield, resistances, and Zealot’s Wrath.
- The Baron (Unique) for +2 to level of socketed minion gems, increased minion life, minion strength bonus equal to your half your strength, +1 minion that can be raised for every 500 strength, 1.76% of zombie damage leeched as life if you have 1000 strength.
- Shaper’s Touch (Unique) for increased armor, energy shield, +4 accuracy per 2 intelligence, +1 life per 4 dexterity, 1% increased energy shield per 10 strength, 2% increased evasion per 10 intelligence, 2% increased physical damage per 10 dexterity.
- Any Rare boots with bonus elemental resistances, strength, energy shield, and at least 20% movement speed.
- Any Rare belt with bonuses to strength and all attributes, armor, energy shield, life, and elemental resistances.
- Any Rare amulet with bonuses to attributes (mostly strength), life, and energy shield.
- Any two Rare rings with bonuses to strength, dexterity, energy shield, dexterity, life, increased minion damage; preferably, one has a socket.
- Efficient Training (Unique) for bonus strength, and intelligence within radius is turned to strength.
- Watcher’s Eye (Unique) for bonus energy shield, life, mana, chaos resistance while Purity of Elements is in effect, faster Energy Shield recharge while under Discipline, 18% of maximum mana gained as energy shield while under Clarity.
- Emperor’s Mastery (Unique) for increased life, attributes, and defenses.
- any Rare jewel with bonuses to life, evasion, minion damage leeched as life, and 5% chance for minions to do blind on hit.
- Blood of the Karui (Unique) for increased life recovery, recovery rate, and full life recovery at end of flask effect.
- Rumi’s Concoction (Unique) for 3000 armor and chance to block spell and attack damage during flask effect.
- Alchemist’s Granite Flask of Iron Skin for 3000 armor and 100% increased armor during flask effect.
- Chemist’s Basalt Flask of Heat for physical damage reduction and reflection.
- Perpetual Quicksilver Flask of Adrenaline for increased movement speed.
If you want to try your hand at one of the best summoner builds, now is the perfect time for that. Sound the war bells and let your enemies raise their ears—as you raise the dead. Be the king that you truly are!