Cappie's Summon Raging Spirit Necromancer Build Guide (PoE Blight 3.8)

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Build Introduction

Here we are going to take a look at a summoner build that uses Summon Raging Spirit Summon Raging Spirit as its main source of damage. In this build our primary focus will be Summon Raging Spirit Summon Raging Spirit and the only other minions we will have are the Phantasms summoned from it. The build focuses heavily on the high amounts of damage and does not have as much defenses as some other Summoner builds, which is why the build is not recommended for Hardcore players. While the build does have enough damage to clear the entire game content, it lacks survivability, which means it will require some careful positioning and tactics to utilize its full potential. We will also be running a couple of auras to support our Raging Spirits and still have a pretty high amount of Health for defenses.

Pros & Cons

Pros

+ Great Boss Killer
+ Fast clear speed
+ Good League Starter
+ Easy to level up

Cons

- Fairly squishy
- Some of the items are expensive

Playstyle

The playstyle of the build is relatively simple. We will simply be using our Summon Raging Spirit Summon Raging Spirit as much as possible (20 being the maximum amount of spirits) and run around to avoid attacks. Summoning a couple of spirits would be enough to clear most the armies around us. Only in tougher fights we will have to summon a bigger amount of Raging Spirits. We will also need to be in range to support them with our auras such as Anger Anger. Against tougher enemies, we will also be using Flammability Flammability to increase our damage potential. Flame Dash Flame Dash will be our main mobility and escape tool in dire situations. One of the most important things is keeping up our Flesh Offering Flesh Offering up at all times. If there are no corpses nearby, we will simply use Desecrate Desecrate to create some.

Passive tree

Early Game

Early Game Passive Tree

Mid Game

Mid Game Passive Tree

End Game Passive Tree

End Game Passive Tree

Note: You can pick the big cluster nodes with 30 Strength and 30 Dexterity if you need them.

Ascendancy – Necromancer

Normal Lab – Mindless Aggression

Mindless Aggression will make our leveling a lot easier as it gives us pretty much everything we need for our Summon Raging Spirit Summon Raging Spirit: Increased Minion Damage, Attack Speed, and Movement Speed.

Cruel Lab – Bone Barrier

Next we will pick Bone Barrier from the Cruel Lab. This will be our main source of defenses.

Merciless Lab – Mistress of Sacrifice

Mistress of Sacrifice will give us a lot of increased duration for the Raging Spirits plus some damage. We will be triggering it using Flesh Offering Flesh Offering.

Eternal Lab – Unnatural Strength

Unnatural Strength will simply give us more damage.

Gem Links

Summon Raging Spirit (6-Link)

This should be in your Body Armour, ideally The Covenant The Covenant, and the main gem links are as follows.

  1. Summon Raging Spirit Summon Raging Spirit
  2. Melee Splash Support Melee Splash Support
  3. Multistrike Support Multistrike Support
  4. Spell Echo Support Spell Echo Support
  5. Summon Phantasm Support Summon Phantasm Support
  6. Minion Damage Support Minion Damage Support

Note: Against tougher bosses, always change Melee Splash Support Melee Splash Support for Ruthless Support Ruthless Support.

Flesh Offering / Desecrate / Flame Dash (4-link)

The main reason we are linking these tree together is to take advantage of Faster Casting Support Faster Casting Support, so the links should be like this:

  1. Flesh Offering Flesh Offering
  2. Desecrate Desecrate
  3. Flame Dash Flame Dash
  4. Faster Casting Support Faster Casting Support

Auras

Our Auras should go in our Alpha's Howl Alpha's Howl and be linked with Generosity Support Generosity Support.

  1. Anger Anger
  2. Hatred Hatred
  3. Vaal Haste Vaal Haste
  4. Generosity Support Generosity Support

Note : A level 1 Clarity Clarity is also good for our Commander of Darkness ascendancy (use it only if you have a free slot).

Summon Stone Golem

Summon Stone Golem Summon Stone Golem should go in our ring Redblade Band Redblade Band.

Flammability (3-link)

  1. Flammability Flammability
  2. Increased Area of Effect Support Increased Area of Effect Support
  3. Faster Casting Support Faster Casting Support

Bandits & Pantheon

Bandits

Kill them all.

Pantheon

Major God

For a major god, the best one is Soul of Lunaris for the extra damage reduction.

Minor God

For a minor god, the best one is Soul of Tukohama as, it reduces physical damage taken while stationary. We could use the extra damage reduction while casting Summon Raging Spirit.

Gear / Items

Weapon

For weapon, the best option is having a Rare Sceptre that has the stat “Minions deal % increased Damage”, the optimal being at least 70%, but they can go much higher than that as the cost also increases tremendously. The stats recommended on our rare Sceptre are the following:

  1. + Minions deal % increased Damage
  2. + % increased Cast Speed
  3. + Minions have % increased Attack Speed (crafted)

Shield

For a shield, Victario's Charity Victario's Charity is our mandatory unique in combination with Necromantic Aegis (from the passive tree). But, if you want to go for a more defensive option, you can also use Ahn's Heritage Ahn's Heritage or Lioneye's Remorse Lioneye's Remorse.

Note: Do not pick Necromantic Aegis (from the passive tree) if you are not using Victario's Charity Victario's Charity.

Helmet

The mandatory Unique Here is Alpha's Howl Alpha's Howl.

Note: Both the enchantments from the Uber Lab that empower our Summon Raging Spirit Summon Raging Spirit are good here, but not mandatory. Enchantments such as Hatred/Haste/Anger has 15% reduced Mana Reservation will also help us.

Body Armour

The mandatory unique we will have to get for this build is The Covenant The Covenant, the reason being we would be reserving all of our Mana for Auras. Not to worry though, we will have enough Life Regeneration to keep us up at max Health all of the time. While is the best, it might prove quite expensive. That is why you can start with a Rare Body Armour with the following stats.

  1. + % total Resistances (until capped)
  2. + % to maximum Life

Important Note: Before you get your The Covenant The Covenant, use Clarity Clarity and drop some of your Auras as you will not have Mana to cast your rSummon Raging Spirit Summon Raging Spirit. Using Unleash Support Unleash Support instead of sSpell Echo Support Spell Echo Support will also help your mana problems.

Gloves

For gloves, the best in slot are Command of the Pit Command of the Pit with a Ghastly Eye Jewel that increases our Minion damage if we have used a minion skill recently. While this option might prove to be quite expensive, another recommended unique is Grip of the Council Grip of the Council. Also you can always go with Rare Gloves and look for the following stats:

  1. + % total Resistances (until capped)
  2. + % to maximum Life
  3. + % to maximum Energy Shield

Belt

A Stygian Vise Stygian Vise Rare belt is the best option with a Ghastly Eye Jewel that increases our Life and minion damage if we’ve used a minion skill recently and with the following stats:

  1. + % total Resistances (until capped)
  2. + % to maximum Life

Boots

Just a regular rare boots are the best in slot with the following stats:

  1. + % total Resistances (until capped)
  2. + % to maximum Life
  3. + % Movement speed increase

Rings

For rings, we must use one mandatory Redblade Band Redblade Band, as we would need it to put our Summon Stone Golem Summon Stone Golem in there. The other one would be a rare ring with the following stats :

  1. + % total Resistances (until capped)
  2. + % to maximum Life
  3. + total Strength (if needed)
  4. + total Dexterity (if needed)

Amulet

We would need a rare amulet that gives us some Strength and Dexterity so we can level up our Auras – the stats to look for are:

  1. + % total Resistances (until capped)
  2. + total Strength (if needed)
  3. + total Dexterity (if needed)
  4. + % to maximum Life

Jewels

We are going to prioritize Abyssal Jewels over regular ones, and make sure they have the following stats:

  1. + % Increased Maximum Life
  2. + % increased Minion Damage if you’ve used a Minion Skill Recently
  3. + % total Resistances (until capped)
  4. + total Strength (if needed)
  5. + total Dexterity (if needed)

Flasks

For this build we will not be benefiting much from any special flasks. Just make sure you have decent instant recovery life flasks that remove bleeding (Staunching) and freezing (Heat). You should also use Quicksilver flask, preferably with duration increase – you can get 2 of them. One unique flask you can get is Bottled Faith Bottled Faith, as it would increase our Minion damage.

Be sure to check out our Flask Crafting Guide to learn everything you need to know about how to set up your non-Unique flasks.

Leveling

As a reminder, we have several guides to help you level up a character.

This is one of the easiest builds to level up as we will be getting our Summon Raging Spirit Summon Raging Spirit on level 4. We will start by linking it with Minion Damage Support Minion Damage Support and Melee Splash Support Melee Splash Support we can also add our Summon Phantasm Support Summon Phantasm Support if we have a 4 link. We get our auras on level 24. Start by using Hatred Hatred or Anger Anger as they give the most damage. Mark of the Red Covenant Mark of the Red Covenant is great for leveling up until we get our Unleash Support Unleash Support. On level 38 get Unleash Support Unleash Support ( while leveling Unleash is better than Spell Echo ) and Multistrike Support Multistrike Support. While leveling up one of the hardest things will be keeping our mana up so you should run Clarity Clarity as well. As always make sure you have enough Life and Resistances on your gear. Recommended uniques for leveling up include:

Tabula Rasa Tabula Rasa Goldrim Goldrim
Praxis Praxis x2 or rare rings that reduce mana cost of spells.
Wanderlust Wanderlust
Mark of the Red Covenant Mark of the Red Covenant
Reverberation Rod Reverberation Rod
Earendel's Embrace Earendel's Embrace

Conclusion

This build has an amazing amount of damage being able to clear the entire game content. The only drawback is the low durability.

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    Very nice build, thank you!

    Level 66 and my only problem so far are the traps in the lab :)

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