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Ascendancy ThumbnailLevel 92 Raise Spectre Guardian3.23

Life: 4,574137%
ES: 510
Mana: 16
Resistances: 75%/75%/75%/25%
Evade: 36%
Block: 54%
Spell Block: 56%
Armour: 20,659
Evasion: 5,063
DPS: 4,414,012
Speed: 2.15
Hit Chance: 100%
Pinnacle, 10% Shock, Custom Mods
Bandit: Kill All
Pantheon: Soul of the Brine King


Convening WandPinnacle Tower ShieldEternal BurgonetLightning CoilHydrascale GauntletsHydrascale BootsOnyx AmuletProfane ProxyUnset RingStygian Vise
Divine Life FlaskJade FlaskTopaz FlaskQuartz FlaskQuicksilver Flask
Ghastly Eye JewelGhastly Eye JewelGhastly Eye JewelGhastly Eye JewelGhastly Eye Jewel


Vaal Haste
Tempest Shield
Summon Skitterbots
Divine Blessing
Flesh Offering
Summon Carrion Golem
Elemental Army
Feeding Frenzy
Summon Raging Spirit
Elemental Damage with Attacks
Elemental Focus
Minion Damage
Raise Spectre
Meat Shield
Animate Guardian
Minion Life
Shield Charge
Faster Attacks
Molten Shell
Elemental Weakness

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Eldritch BatteryEldritch Battery
Curse MasteryCurse Mastery
  • You take 40% reduced Extra Damage from Critical Strikes by Cursed Enemies
Life MasteryLife Mastery
  • Skills Cost Life instead of 30% of Mana Cost
  • +50 to maximum Life
Minion Defence MasteryMinion Defence Mastery
  • Minions Recover 5% of Life on Minion Death
Minion Offence MasteryMinion Offence Mastery
  • Minions have 30% increased Area of Effect
  • Minions have +250 to Accuracy Rating
  • 20% increased effect of Offerings
  • Minions Penetrate 8% of Cursed Enemies' Elemental Resistances
Reservation MasteryReservation Mastery
  • Non-Curse Aura Skills have 50% increased Duration
Spell Suppression MasterySpell Suppression Mastery
  • Chance to Suppress Spell Damage is Lucky


PoB by Subtractem from: https://youtu.be/fiYpBOXPAgk

These notes will be updated with a link to the Maxroll guide and Havoc's leveling video once they are ready! Check back at the youtube link for updates.

Can I level with from Act 1?
Yes, if you really dislike Rolling Magma (many folks do!) or just want to level with your end game skill you totally can! Just know that Act 1 will be a little slower and Act 2 will be significantly slower. In this case, prioritize the minion passives early.

Can this build do X aspirational content?
The short answer is: probably.
The long answer is: usually with much more investment than is efficient.

This is a front-loaded league starter that is focused on getting you through the campaign and your atlas unlocked as easily as possible.
If you absolutely love the build (and I hope you do!) you absolutely can invest enough into it to take on some of the hardest content in the game, but it will be less bang for your buck than more endgame focused builds.
This is a comfy daily driver (with a nice engine in it), not a Formula One race car.

What do I do if my Animate Guardian dies?
Unfortunately, you have to get the gear again and make a new one. Luckily, with the recommended setup, this should be extremely rare. If it does happen, the items we use are as cheap as possible.

Which Spectres should I use before I get the recommended ones?
Easy to get early Spectres are the Carnage Chieftan (ape) in The Old Fields in Act 2 for Frenzy Charges and the Wild Bristle Matron (purple spiky bear, defensive spectre) from Vivid encounters in Harvest.


Update #1: It was pointed out that, at the same tier, Cold Damage actually outperforms physical damage on the Ghastly Eye Jewel due to how much higher the raw numbers are. I have updated the PoB to reflect this.
Update #2: Some small passive point tweaks
Update #3: Replaced the max life with accuracy on the ghastly jewels
Update #4: Removed Legacy of Fury from Animate Guardian gear, it is specified in the the video and the Maxroll guide not to get it until the price goes down but that confused some people