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Beginner's Build: Lich Queen Skeleton Summoner Dec 09 2019 10:59 PM

HIGH BUDGET VERSION                                                        
 
BUDGET VERSION

Soulwrest build version can be found, HERE
If you have any questions you can always come to my Twitch stream to get them answered or just to enjoy the stream over at GhazzyTV's Livestream

Path of Building: Instal Here
PoB Fork: Instal Here
Melee Skelly PoB: https://pastebin.com/69ZxZQZ5
Mage Skelly PoB: https://pastebin.com/WSWpPZQT

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Is this build for you?

1. If you are looking for an actual skelly build that can be played properly as both melee or mage skellies!

2. A build that is not only viable in both hardcore & sofcore, but also Uber Atziri, Uber Izaro & Uber Elder viable!

3. Insanely high eHP with really good clearing speed that is neither SRS nor Zombie.

4. A build with a high budget version allowing you to literally deal with ALL content in the game.

5. If you prefer a build guide that has a video linked to it.

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Build Enabling Items

Mage Skelly Approach:
The only build enabling item for this approach would be the Dead Reckoning Jewel

Melee Skelly Approach:
This version can be played in all rares if you want!

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Defence & Utility

Large meatshield army & high HP pool together with the Fortify enabling Shield Charging makes you very fast & durable.

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Pantheon Choices

List of all Pantheons

Major God:

- Soul of Lunaris
Basically just helps with avoiding some projectile damage

Minor God:

- Soul of Ryslatha
Basically just an additional layer of defence when you're on low life.

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Skill-gems & Setups

Mage Skellies:
- Summon Skeletons, Minion Damage, Spell Echo, Elemental Focus,Greater Multiple Projectiles, Pierce


Melee Skellies:
- Summon Skeletons, Minion Damage, Melee Physical Damage, Multistrike, Brutality, Impale

NOTE ABOUT: Vaal Summon Skeleton
It can absolutely be used to give you a significant damage increase to killing bosses, but has very little use outside of that aspect.

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Golem & AG

- Carrion Golem, Animate Guardian, PredatorMaim

Animate Guardian Gear is very straight forward:
Helmet; Leer Cast (For higher budget you want to Fossil Craft a helmet to give some HP with a Pristine Fossil & Jagged Fossil on an ELDER helmet to get nearby enemies take increased #% physical damage)
Weapon: Dying Breath
Boots: Victario's Flight
Gloves: Any rare gloves with life or Southbound (For higher budget you'll want to get a rare pair of gloves with life & corrupted implicit with "curse enemies with lvl # vulnerability on hit")
Chest: There are plenty of options one of the most commonly used low budget styles would be to use the Ambus Charge Crusader Chainmail


Baranite Spectres (Thaumaturge or Sisters):

- Raise Spectre, Minion Damage, Spell Echo, Controlled Destruction, Elemental Focus, Concentrated Effect

Note:
1) Since we're only using 4 of the above links you can use something like an Elder helmet that has mods that supports socketed gems with Conc effect as well as minion damage resulting in you being able to run a "pseudo 6 link" set-up for the spectres.

2) Before you're able to get the Baranite spectres (whichever you prefer) you can use the Solar Guards which are described below.
You can find the Baranite spectres in maps that are influenced by the Red Conqueror (Baran) and find these enemies in those maps that you have to kill then summon. Once you've summoned one I recommend heading to your hideout directly as then you're able to spawn their corpses with Desecrate as a normal minion.


Solar Guards:

- Raise Spectre, Minion Damage, Spell Echo, Elemental Focus

A note worth mentioning here is the possibility of an Elder helmet with 2 specific modifiers being:
1) Socketed Gems are supported by lvl # Concentrated Effect = This scale the explosion dmg portion of the beam as well as fireballs casted by the Solar Guards
2) Socketed Gems are supported by lvl # Minion Damage = This allows you to replace the Minion Damage support gem from the 4L and instead add either Controlled Destruction or as I prefer: Greater Multiple Projectiles as they are ultimately only there to provide good clearing speed for the melee skelly approach.


Utility:

- Flesh Offering

Note:
You could run a Trigger socketed spells when you use a skill craft on a weapon and run the links:
Flesh Offering, Desecrate & Punishment or Vulnerability

Do keep in mind that if you run this set-up the build will feel much smoother with the automatic triggering but would also mean you should not use a pair of gloves on your Animate Guardian that provides Vulnerability on hit.

Utility:

- Convocation, Desecrate

Auras:

- Pride, Dread Banner
- Purity of Lightning or Purity of Fire if you can apply a decently lvld Enlighten

Reason I suggest Fire or Lightning purities is because end-game bosses like Atziri & Sirus deals both Fire & Lightning damage. However, Shaper & Elder deals a lot of Cold damage. Choice is yours.

Mobility:

- Leap Slam or Shield Charge, Faster Attacks, Fortify

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Skill-tree & Ascendancy Nodes:

Ascendancy Nodes:
You start with Mistress of Sacrifice, then you grabMindless Aggression to get toUnnatural Strength. Once these are done you can either go with Commander of Darkness,Essence Glutton orBone Barrier. It's up to you!

 

Leveling skill-tree, 48 points

Leveling skill-tree, 89 points

Finished skill-tree

Notes:
Once the skill-tree is finished, just focus 100% on more jewel slots.

Mage skelly approach notes:
Switch from SRS to Skellies once you have a 5L, this also allows you to remove the +2 minion helmet as well as respeccing out of the duration cluster near the scion.

Melee skelly approach notes:
Switch whenever you feel comfortable with the playstyle.

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Blighted Oils

Melee Skellies:
In my opinion there is only one notable worth taking for this build and that is Death Attunement which requires the following oils: Clear Oil, Crimson Oil, Silver Oil.

Mage Skellies:
In my opinion there is only one notable worth taking for this build and that is Gravepact which requires the following oils: 1 Azure Oil & 2x Black Oils.

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Leveling Tips

Either level with skellies as is or you could go faster by linking Arc with Blastchain Mines and what ever added damage support gems you can and later get Controlled Destruction & Elemental Focus. And use these to level all the way up to Blood Aqueduct act 9 with and grind your way to lvl 65-70 then switch to the summoner approach.

Bandits:

- Kill them all, they give nothing of proper value for you.

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Gearing & Stat Priorities

What base items to use:

The base items of this build really doesn't matter as we don't care about the base defensive stats such as armour(str), evasion(dex) or energy shield(int). So instead the base items will follow the stat priority listed in this guide.
However, the attribute requirement of the items will base how hard it is to chrome (color) which will be the only thing we will think about when planing our gearing.
So, if you need 4 blue sockets in an item the recommendation is to get an item that has Energy Shield (int) base or a hybrid base which includes Energy Shield (int).

By using this chrome calculating website: https://siveran.github.io/calc.html you can easily track how hard it will be to chrome the colors you need.


Defensive Stats:

1. Life
2. ES
3. Resistances
4. Dexterity

Offensive Stats:

1. Minion Damage
2. Minion Life


Jewels:

Mage Skelly approach:
Dead Reckoning

Melee Skelly approach:
Rare jewels with flat life/minions taunt on hit/%minion dmg when you've used a minion skill recently are top tier jewels for you.

Keep in mind that as a melee skelly approach you're gonna want to use 1x [url=https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/From_Dust]From Dust Jewel[/url]! You could squize in [url=https://pathofexile.gamepedia.com/To_Dust]To Dust Jewels[/url] as well but it's a matter of taste of adding those vs adding strength providing jewels to scale the Baron further.

 
Flasks:

2x Seething Divine Life Flasks <w/e sufix>
1x Ample Eternal Life Flask of Staunching
1x Ample Granite Flask of Staunching
1x Ample Quicksilver Flask of Heat

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Recommended Unique Items:
Bones of Ullr rest of the gear should generally be rare but other options such as Ahn's Heritage

Recommended LvLing Uniques:
BrightbeakThe Baron, then of course the very generic leveling gear such as:
Tabula RasaGoldrimLifesprig & Wanderlust


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Outro

Before you start posting questions I would recommend checking the video. I am, as always, available in my stream!

Hope you guys will enjoy the build! Below you can access my other build guides:

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