Top 5 Popular POE 3.8 Necromancer Builds Guide

In Path of Exile Blight, Necromancer is very popular with players. In POE 3.8 season, Necromancer has 5 of the most popular Builds. Raise Spectre, Raise Zombie, Summon Skeletons, Summon Raging Spirit, Summon Carrion Golem. Let's see what updates these gems have:

Raise Spectre - Now sets the level of Raised Spectres, rather than limiting the level of the corpses you can raise as Spectres. Now grants your minions 150 additional Accuracy Rating at gem level 1 (from 142), up to 1109 at gem level 20 ( From 824). No longer modifies the Life, Energy Shield or Damage of the minion. Now allows you to raise additional Spectres as the gem levels, up to 2 maximum Raised Spectres at gem level 20 (and more at higher gem levels). 
Raise Zombie - Zombies now have a base cooldown of 4 seconds for their slam attack (from 5). Now grants your minions more Life as the gem levels, up to 38% more at gem level 20 (previously none). Now grants increased cooldown Recovery speed for your Zombie's Slam Attack as the gem levels, up to 76% at gem level 20 (previously none). Now allows you to raise additional Zombies as the gem levels, up to 7 maximum raised Zombies at gem level 20 (previously set To 3 at all gem levels). 
Summon Skeletons - Now summons 2 Skeleton Warriors per cast (from 1). Now summons more Skeleton Warriors per cast as the gem levels up, up to 3 at gem level 20. Now increases your maximum Skeleton limit as the gem levels up, up to 8 by gem level 20 (from 5). 
Summon Raging Spirit - Summoned minions will now target the enemy you had targeted at the point they were summoned as a priority. 
Summon Carrion Golem - Summon a Carrion Golem that adds physical damage to your non-golem minions while active. The golem uses a series of slashes that increase in damage and can conjure up a cascade of bone spikes. The Carrion Golem deals more damage for each Added Summon Carrion Golem as a quest reward for the Witch, Templar, and Scion, and as purchasable from Petrus and Vanja for the Ranger and Shadow, for completing Breaking the Seal.

POE 3.8 Necromancer Top 5 Builds


1. POE 3.8 Necromancer - Raise Spectre Build
2. POE 3.8 Necromancer - Raise Zombie Build
3. POE 3.8 Necromancer - Summon Skeletons Build
4. POE 3.8 Necromancer - Summon Raging Spirit Build
5. POE 3.8 Necromancer - Summon Carrion Golem Build





1. POE 3.8 Necromancer - Raise Spectre Build


INTRO:
This is a specter summoner build that focuses on having a small team of super-strong minions. It is a cheap league starter that excels at boss killing while also having good survivability and map clearing speed. The build focuses on Slave Driver specters. It uses equipment you can pick up or buy for cheap and can clear Uber Elder with a modest budget. It includes a detailed leveling guide, a detailed breakdown on gear/items/gems, basic crafting guides and a list of alternate specters.

Endgame Options expands on the wand & shield build with advanced crafting guides, gear suggestions and gem alternatives to increases DPS and survivability. Build Variant - Pledge of Hands uses the Pledge of Hands unique staff to give you the perfect blend of endgame DPS and survivability. The guide includes a level 68 transition tree and a detailed breakdown on gear/items/gems. Note that this build requires a much higher currency investment than the wand & shield build.


PROS & CONS:
+ High Damage Output
+ High Survivability
+ Fast Playstyle
- Summoner Playstyle
- Positioning is key and can be annoying at times
- Gem Slot Starved - mostly standard for Summoners


ASCENDANCY:
1. Mindless Aggression
2. Unnatural Strength
3. Essence Glutton
4. Plaguebringer


BANDITS: Help Alira, 2 Passive Points


PANTHEON:
Major God - Soul of Lunaris
Minor God - Soul of Shakari


GEAR:


GEMS SETUP:
Body Armour
- Raise Spectre
- Minion Damage
- Empower
- Feeding Frenzy
- Spell Echo
- Elemental Focus

Helm
- Zealotry
- Enlighten
- Wrath
- Generosity

Boots
- Conductivity
- Storm Brand
- Elemental Weakness
- Curse on Hit

Gloves
- Summon Stone Golem
- Concentrated Effect
- Desecrate
- Withering Step

Offhand
- Flesh Offering
- Vaal Molten Shell
- Summon Carrion Golem

Weapon
- Vaal Discipline
- Flame Dash
- Convocation


POB LINK: https://pastebin.com/kX9n7GjH
SKILL TREE: https://tinyurl.com/y4lcxhlq




2. POE 3.8 Necromancer - Raise Zombie Build


INTRO:
The build became much more potent than ever. Many from the passives were included within the skill gems themselves. Also, the Violent Dead jewel does not drop any longer, because it has been integrated into the skill gem. So, in the event you have them from the Common League, use them to massively buff the Zombies' slam potential, and in the event, you don't have that jewel, replace it with one particular that gives as substantially life as possible.

There is no require for minion handle skill gems, as the Holy relics remain near you, and your zombies really need to be close to you to be buffed by you, and you ought to be close to the enemy to debuff them and install-gain life from them. So, no have to change minion behavior gems in the course of mapping. As for amulet enchantments, search the ones that grant you either Indomitable Army (makes you minions not take further harm from moving although they bleed), or Ravenous horde (provides minions a modest chance to gain onslaught after they kill an enemy).


PROS & CONS:
+ Great league starter
+ Can run all map mods and tiers
+ Very cheap to get going
+ Great delve runner, breach runner, and temporal incursion-runner.
+ Great survivor
+ Uses few buttons
+ Pure physical damage dealer - you don’t have to worry with elemental penetration
+ Can scale indefinitely with better gear and jewels
+ Relaxed cyclone playstyle
+ Unaffected by map mods that directly reduce your damage
+ no need to change minion behavior gems during mapping
+ Possibly hardcore viable, but only for those that know the game’s mechanics well and have experience playing it
- Socket starved


ASCENDANCY:
1. Mindless Aggression
2. Unnatural Strength
3. Mistress of Sacrifice
4. Bone Barrier


BANDITS: Kill all.


PANTHEON:
Major God - Soul of Lunaris
Minor God - Soul of Shakari


GEAR:


GEMS SETUP:
Body Armour
- Raise Zombie
- Feeding Frenzy
- Minion Damage
- Empower
- Melee Physical Damage
- Multistrike

Gloves
- Ball Lightning
- Greater Multiple Projectiles
- Curse On Hit
- Enfeeble

Boots
- Summon Carrion Golem
- Raise Spectre
- Animate Guardian
- Minion Life

Helm
- Hatred
- Generosity
- Haste
- Flesh and Stone

Offhand
- Shield Charge
- Fortify
- Convocation

Weapon
- Flame Dash
- Desecrate
- Bone Offering


POB LINK: https://pastebin.com/1x2tppWa
SKILL TREE: https://tinyurl.com/y6zy7ulz




3. POE 3.8 Necromancer - Summon Skeletons Build


INTRO:
This guide has been heavily updated for 3.8. It's not an exaggeration to say that every part of the build has been buffed. Damage, survivability, clear speed and leveling are all improved. This guide should now once again be up to date and complete, but please PM me if you see any issues.

This build does over 1 million DPS with literally no gear other than sockets and links, no temporary buffs, and no PoB trickery. See for yourself — that PoB link has no items and no utility gems, and deals >100k DPS per skeleton with 10 skeletons. Check out the real endgame stats in the full PoB import linked below.


PROS & CONS:
+ The easiest million DPS build you'll ever make.
+ Cheap. You can do all content on self-found gear without struggling.
+ Entirely physical damage, so no issues with high boss elemental resistances or elemental reflect maps.
+ Easily tanky. This build doesn't use auras for damage, so we can go Mind over Matter and get 8-10k EHP. Of course you also 20 minions to tank for you.
+ Can do all content and all map mods, although Phys reflect is slow and no regen can be a little dangerous.
+ Surprisingly good at lab running!
- Clear speed isn't going to be quite as good as screen-clearing specters or golems and is significantly below top tier clear speed builds like Tornado Shot.
- A couple of bosses can melt your minions quickly and are quite frustrating for the build. Atziri trio is the worst offenders.


ASCENDANCY:
1. Mindless Aggression
2. Unnatural Strenght
3. Mistress of Sacrifice
4. Bone Barrier


BANDITS: Kill all.


PANTHEON:
Major God - Soul of Lunaris
Minor God - Soul of Gruthkul


GEAR:


GEMS SETUP:
Body Armour
- Vaal Summon Skeletons
- Ruthless
- Feeding Frenzy
- Minion Damage
- Melee Splash
- Melee Physical Damage

Helm
- Raise Zombie
- Feeding Frenzy
- Multistrike
- Minion Damage

Boots
- Animate Guardian
- Blood Magic
- Meat Shield
- Raise Spectre

Gloves
- Decorate
- Faster Attacks
- Summon Carrion Golem
- Shield Charge

Offhand
- Precision
- Generosity
- Hatred

Weapon
- Bone Offering
- Convocation
- Flesh and Stone


POB LINK: https://pastebin.com/DxD46m5i
SKILL TREE: https://tinyurl.com/y2lcp3zk




4. POE 3.8 Necromancer - Summon Raging Spirit Build


INTRO:
This build can be extremely expensive. Since it is a minion league plus with so many influencers playing the build and reseller whose taking advantage reselling the gear at a high price, making it a whole lot more harder.

The damage above is just an estimation average damage value provided by Path of Build. In 3.8, we are going to bring them further by combining with corpses. By using zombies, we are able to reach up to 24M+ total damage. Since we can't be casting all of them at the time, our damage varies between 14-24M damage. Again, this is just an estimation of average damage value. It can be MORE than that.

PROS & CONS:
+ Very high DPS.
+ Very tanky
+ Runs all map mods
+ Clears very well, as aggressive zombies target everything.
+ Hardcore is viable.
+ Leveled to level 81 before dying to a blight boss in 3.8.
- IS VERY EXPENSIVE IN 3.8.


ASCENDANCY:
1. Mindless Aggression
2. Unnatural Strenght
3. Mistress of Sacrifice
4. Bone Barrier


BANDITS: Kill all, we need the skill points


PANTHEON:
Major God - Soul of Lunaris
Minor God - Soul of Gruthkul


GEAR:


GEMS SETUP:
Body Armour
- Summon Raging Spirit
- Minion Damage
- Unleash
- Melee Splash
- Feeding Frenzy
- Deathmark

Boots
- Raise Shield
- Meat Shield
- Minion Damage
- Minion Life

Gloves
- Flame Dash
- Blood Magic
- Spirit Offering
- Faster Casting

Helm
- Enfeeble
- Blasphemy
- Desecrate
- Spell Cascade

Weapon
- Hatred
- Generosity
- Storm Brand

Offhand
- Vaal Discipline
- Flesh and Stone


POB LINK: https://pastebin.com/s8i55Ngb
SKILL TREE: https://tinyurl.com/y6ebvyjj




5. POE 3.8 Necromancer - Summon Carrion Golem Build


INTRO:
This is the placeholder for burning minions build that will hopefully be born when we get more info about the league. It will use new “Carrion Golem” with “Infernal Legion support” and aims to turn all minions into fully fire-based ones with 100% fire damage on attacks as well as damaging aura from the “Infernal Legion support”. It will convert all minion physical damage to 100% fire damage with new unique gloves form the 3.8.0.

This build can do all content. Every bit of it. Bosses, Mapping, Labs, MF, you name it. The inspiration for creating the build was the vision of a character that could do everything in the game.


PROS & CONS:
+ safe across most content.
+ fast for map clearing
+ very cheap
+ can be run one one ELDER 5L, the chest does not need to be a 6L
+ around 50% potential Phys Damage Reduction
+ flexible, can stack a lot of block chance if needed
+ highest single target damage
- Prone to Chaos damage
- Not super good for delving.
- You can't control SRS as much as you do for Spectres, Skeletons and everything else.


ASCENDANCY:
1. Mindless Aggression
2. Unnatural Strength
3. Essence Glutton
4. Mistress of Sacrifice


BANDITS: Kill all three bandits to receive two passive points from ceramic.


PANTHEON:
Major God - Soul of the Brine King
Minor God - Soul of Ryslatha


GEAR:


GEMS SETUP:
Body Armour
- Vaal Summon Skeletons
- Minion Damage
- Melee Physical Damage
- Brutality
- Feeding Frenzy
- Melee Splash

Helm
- Summon Carrion Golem
- Maxim
- Brutality
- Feeding Frenzy

Boots
- Raise Zombie
- Fortify
- Minion Life
- Meat Shield

Gloves
- Flesh Offering
- Faster Casting
- Desecrate
- Flame Dash

Weapon
- Raise Spectre
- Minion Life
- Blood Magic

Offhand
- Vulnerability
- Spirit Offering
- Cast when Damage Taken


POB LINK: https://pastebin.com/yfw8SQt5
SKILL TREE: https://tinyurl.com/y59cslfb


Comments

  1. hmm, and was just about to think that this was my favourite setup
    … guess will have to settle it in poe :D

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