Pokemancer (Summoner Necromancer Walkthrough/Guide) **WIP**

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hey, I just made a Nec Sum farm Fauz video, hope it helps you guys and here is my Mini guide

Edited by Minh 2 months.
Tyreael
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i never comment on posts or anything at all, but summon nec was one of the first median builds i ever tried and i usually wind up running one every season i play as a second character.

why does everyone sleep on nighthawks? the damage is absolutely insane, and it also gives you something to do with your time. strongly suggest taking the points out of death pact and drop abyss knights a few levels and max night hawks and their passive. give it a try, the damage is nuts.
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Minh wrote:great guide, I just made a Nec Sum farm Fauz video
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Thank for sharing a video of Fautz :) Been really busy the last couple of days, so weren't much progress on ubers and lvls this week

Tyreael wrote:i never comment on posts or anything at all, but summon nec was one of the first median builds i ever tried and i usually wind up running one every season i play as a second character.
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Hey Tyreael :) I think what makes people "sleep" on Night Hawks is that it makes the gameplay as you say, more active. I love the feeling beeing a necromantic overlord, having minions to bid my will. Which is why it contradicts the skill of Night Hawk when you have to be "on the same level" as your minions.
That said, I do really intend to try out Night Hawk as I heard it is really powerful, but it has not fully yet appealed to me :) Maybe I'll do a second playthrough as a Hawker+minion. Or do you feel this is more of a "endgame" skill?

I did just get a hold of Laz set + Sinwar, so atm I'm trying out 2x Veil Kings.
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Antarus
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Minh wrote:great guide, I just made a Nec Sum farm Fauz video, hope it helps you and here is my Mini guide



Oh my... thanks man, its really cool easy build.
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Minh wrote:great guide, I just made a Nec Sum farm Fauz video, hope it helps you and here is my Mini guide




Great video man, but i want to know what is the name of the proc that freezes the enemies in like circle nova and what item grants the skill?
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Minh wrote:great guide, I just made a Nec Sum farm Fauz video, hope it helps you and here is my Mini guide




Great video man, but i want to know what is the name of the proc that freezes the enemies in like circle nova and what item grants the skill?


ty and the name of the proc is Trinity Nova from Full Set
Pantheon
Pantheon
(Amazon Bow Set)

Earth
Fire
Frost
Water

Set Bonus with 2 or more set items:
50% Attack Speed
Elemental Resists +50%

Set Bonus with 3 or more set items:
Enhanced Weapon Damage +60%
+150 to Life

Set Bonus with complete set:
3% Chance to cast level 40 Trinity Nova on Kill
5% Chance to cast level 11 Time Strike on Striking
Adds 63-125 Damage
-45% to Enemy Elemental Resistances
Enhanced Weapon Damage +60%
+200 to Dexterity

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azeriso
Rust Claw
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Ahhhhh i always wanted to try summomancer, now i can !

any advices for me ? im 115lvl atm, 7deaths so far kekw
here my notarmory https://tsw.vn.cz/char/Thousand_Souls
zollnierz
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Extr4w1 wrote:Might be good for endgame with these:
Weapon:
Shadowfiend
Shadowfiend
Marrow Staff (Sacred)

Two-Hand Damage: 45 to 49
(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 275
Item Level: 120
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.06 per Strength)%
+8 to Necromancer Skill Levels
(50 to 70)% Cast Speed
+50% Damage to Undead
+100% to Summoned Minion Life
+(125 to 200)% to Summoned Minion Damage
+(25 to 50)% to Summoned Minion Resistances
+(100 to 130) Life after each Kill
10% Reanimate as: Random Monster
Socketed (6)
for 2h or
King's Desire
King's Desire
Grim Wand (Sacred)

One-Hand Damage: 39 to 44
(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity: 172
Item Level: 105
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.06 per Dexterity)%
Veil King: +25% Total Damage
Night Hawks: +10% Total Damage and +2 Extra Hawks
+(1 to 4) to Necromancer Skill Levels
25% Cast Speed
+50% Damage to Undead
+(16 to 30)% to Summoned Minion Damage
+100 to Strength
+(501 to 1000) to Life
Physical Resist -5%
Socketed (2)

Offhand:
Gloom
Gloom
Necromancer Shields

'LuxHem'
Runeword Level: 105
Abyss Knights have 8% Chance to cast Level 13 Widowmaker on Kill
+(4 to 5) to Necromancer Skill Levels
+(20 to 25)% to Summoned Minion Life
+(50 to 60)% to Summoned Minion Damage
+10% to Summoned Minion Resistances
+200% Enhanced Defense
Elemental Resists +15%
Physical Resist 5%
(15 to 25)% Magic Find
for RW,
Grim Silhouette
Grim Silhouette
Gargoyle Head (Sacred)

Defense: (3694 - 4389) to (4792 - 5617)
Chance to Block: 2%
(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity: 443
Item Level: 105
Veil King: +100% Life and Damage
+(3 to 5) to Necromancer Skill Levels
+(31 to 60)% to Summoned Minion Damage
+(75 to 150)% to Summoned Minion Attack Rating
+(130 to 180)% Enhanced Defense
+(500 to 1000) Defense
Maximum Cold Resist +(1 to 2)%
Elemental Resists +(15 to 25)%
Socketed (4)
for VK buff or
Back To The Abyss
Back To The Abyss
Demon Head (Sacred)

Defense: 1448 to 1766
Chance to Block: 2%
(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity: 445
Item Level: 120
Abyss Knights Die After Being Summoned
+(1 to 2) to Necromancer Skill Levels
+150% to Summoned Minion Damage
+(101 to 150) to Energy
+200 Life Regenerated per Second
Decrease Maximum Life -10%
Physical Resist 20%
50% Magic Find
Socketed (4)
if you want to burn your mana resummon those AKs.
Stone Guardian
Stone Guardian
Spiked Shield (Sacred)

Defense: (1818 - 2323) to (2169 - 2771)
Chance to Block: Class%
Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity: 550
Item Level: 105
+(1 to 2) to All Skills
30% Cast Speed
+50% to Summoned Minion Life
+(10 to 20)% to Summoned Minion Damage
+(10 to 25)% to Summoned Minion Resistances
+(80 to 130)% Enhanced Defense
+(15 to 50) to Strength
Maximum Life +(2 to 3)%
+(50 to 250) to Mana
(15 to 50)% Bonus to Defense
Socketed (6)
might be good transition from mid to end.
Helm:
Rathma's Blessing

Rathma's Blessing
Circlets

'OrtGlaThulGla'
Runeword Level: 100
+(2 to 3) to All Skills
+50% to Summoned Minion Life
+25% to Summoned Minion Damage
+50% to Summoned Minion Resistances
Lightning Resist +25%
Cold Resist +50%
+10 Cold Absorb
(15 to 20)% Magic Find
might be good; Magical or tainted depending from needs or keep the
Through Death's Veil
Through Death's Veil
Mask (Sacred)

Defense: (1880 - 2350) to (2008 - 2510)
Required Level: 80
Required Strength:
330
Item Level: 1
+(1 to 2) to Necromancer Skill Levels
+(21 to 40)% to Summoned Minion Damage
+(100 to 150)% Enhanced Defense
Maximum Mana +20%
Requirements -45%
Socketed (4)

Satanic Mantra
(Necromancer Summoner Set)
.
Body:
Hratli's Craft
Hratli's Craft
Ring Mail (Sacred)

Defense: (6628 - 7311) to (7292 - 8043)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength:
330
Item Level: 105
+1 to All Skills
25% Cast Speed
50% Hit Recovery
+(41 to 50)% to Summoned Minion Life
+(172 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
+75 to Dexterity
Physical Resist 10%
40% Magic Find
Requirements -40%
Repairs 1 Durability in 25 Seconds
Socketed (6)
(if you want cheap),
Goetia Plate
Goetia Plate
Full Plate Mail (Sacred)

Defense: (8467 - 9339) to (10376 - 11445)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 700
Item Level: 120
+3 to All Skills
+1 to Maximum Necromancer Minions
+(151 to 200)% to Summoned Minion Life
+(51 to 75)% to Summoned Minion Damage
+(172 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
+100 Life Regenerated per Second
+750 to Life
+375 to Mana
-4 to Light Radius
Socketed (6)
,
Thelema

Thelema
Body Armors

'LewIuHel'
Runeword Level: 110
+4 to All Skills
55% Cast Speed
+(80 to 95)% to Summoned Minion Damage
+(200 to 250)% to Summoned Minion Attack Rating
+(172 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
+(120 to 150) to Vitality
15% to Vitality
+(101 to 125) Mana when Struck by an Enemy
, or
Lend Me Thy Light
Lend Me Thy Light
Scale Mail (Sacred)

Defense: (4960 - 6200) to (5538 - 6922)
Required Level: 80
Required Strength: 575
Item Level: 1
+(1 to 3) to Necromancer Skill Levels
+(0 to 1) to Maximum Necromancer Minions
+(100 to 150)% Enhanced Defense
+250 to Mana
Physical Resist 10%
+2 to Light Radius
Socketed (6)

Satanic Mantra
(Necromancer Summoner Set)
, your choice.
Gloves:
Aiwass
Aiwass
Gloves

'ZodKa'
Runeword Level: 105
Indestructible
+3 to Necromancer Skill Levels
+(30 to 35)% to Summoned Minion Damage
+293 Defense
(21 to 35)% to Strength
+(1 to 100) to Life
Regenerate Mana +(5 to 10)%
maybe the only choice here.
Belt: Magical or tainted craft.
Boots:
Overseer's Slippers
Overseer's Slippers
Boots

'HemIo'
Runeword Level: 105
Abyss Knights Gain 1% Crushing Blow per 75% Minion Damage
4% Chance to cast level 11 Force Blast when Struck
+1 to Necromancer Skill Levels
Attacker Flees after Striking 10%
+(25 to 30)% to Summoned Minion Damage
+(31 to 40)% to Summoned Minion Resistances
+50% to Summoned Minion Attack Rating
+200% Enhanced Defense
-111 Defense
+(200 to 250) to Energy
(25 to 30)% Magic Find

Amulet: Either
Felblood
Felblood
Amulet

Required Level: 10
Item Level: 1
Metal Solace: Also Upgrades Totems
+(1 to 2) to Necromancer Skill Levels
5% Life stolen per Hit
+4 to Life (Based on Character Level)
3% Reanimate as: Random Monster
for lots of MO slots or rare, devs probably hate summoners, who knows.
Rings:
Der Nebelring
Der Nebelring
Ring

Required Level: 110
Item Level: 105
+(20 to 30)% to Summoned Minion Life
+15% to Summoned Minion Damage
+1000 Defense
+400 to Life
Physical Resist (4 to 6)%
+(40 to 50) Life after each Kill
+2 to Light Radius
x2 or paired with
Seal of the Nephalem Kings
Seal of the Nephalem Kings
Ring

Required Level: 100
Item Level: 120
+(1 to 2) to All Skills
(10 to 15)% to Strength
(10 to 15)% to Vitality
(10 to 15)% Bonus to Defense
(10 to 20)% Gold Find
if Aiwass don't do enough.

Stats for rare and crafts: Basically anything with high minion AR, Res, and Damage (this one for
Overseer's Slippers
Overseer's Slippers
Boots

'HemIo'
Runeword Level: 105
Abyss Knights Gain 1% Crushing Blow per 75% Minion Damage
4% Chance to cast level 11 Force Blast when Struck
+1 to Necromancer Skill Levels
Attacker Flees after Striking 10%
+(25 to 30)% to Summoned Minion Damage
+(31 to 40)% to Summoned Minion Resistances
+50% to Summoned Minion Attack Rating
+200% Enhanced Defense
-111 Defense
+(200 to 250) to Energy
(25 to 30)% Magic Find
).


@Extr4w1 and @Zartok what should crafted jewels look like when making runewords like
Aiwass
Aiwass
Gloves

'ZodKa'
Runeword Level: 105
Indestructible
+3 to Necromancer Skill Levels
+(30 to 35)% to Summoned Minion Damage
+293 Defense
(21 to 35)% to Strength
+(1 to 100) to Life
Regenerate Mana +(5 to 10)%
or
Overseer's Slippers
Overseer's Slippers
Boots

'HemIo'
Runeword Level: 105
Abyss Knights Gain 1% Crushing Blow per 75% Minion Damage
4% Chance to cast level 11 Force Blast when Struck
+1 to Necromancer Skill Levels
Attacker Flees after Striking 10%
+(25 to 30)% to Summoned Minion Damage
+(31 to 40)% to Summoned Minion Resistances
+50% to Summoned Minion Attack Rating
+200% Enhanced Defense
-111 Defense
+(200 to 250) to Energy
(25 to 30)% Magic Find
. What do you usually use in such cases?
mattbnr
Imp
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Zartok wrote:

The Pokemancer
(Summoner Walkthrough/Guide)


Introduction
Welcome to my first ever made guide, after some seasons I become sad that no one remade the summoner necro guide, so in the end.. I shall be the one doing it. The thing is, I am not the best median player, but that might this guide even better? If I can do it, so can you!

The build is focused to be a pure summoner and rely on your faithful minions to clear all the gyms (bosses), so that you can brag about all those nice badges (trophies) you have collected as a true pokemancer. I hope you get something out of this, the build will grow as I grow my self, feedback is more than welcome!
PS: I know you can be more effective going other skill trees at the start, but this is not the way of a true pokemancer!

This is a mostly SFF log journey and a guide! Update comes as I progress
PS: There is a super short version with a TL;DR section in the next post below the journey section of the guide.


Pros & Cons
Pros
Can be played easily as solo self found.
Lazy/Relaxing build, minions to do all the works.
Deathless Campaign. A lot of health, defense and avoidance with little points into vitality (6.5k hp with 200 vitality).
Destroy everything in the early game.
Easy going through hell and the early challenges.


Cons
Passive Playstyle - Minions do all the work..?
You put your hands in the faith of the minion AI to be a good boy.


If you wish to learn more about other summoner classes and information about each minion, there is a huge guide on everything summoner related on this page: viewtopic.php?p=442229


The pokemancer journey
(recommended to follow along for newer players!)

***Pre-Journey Section*** (D2Stats item filter and such)
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Normal + Nightmare | Act 1 - Act 5
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Hell | Act 1 - 5 + Easy Challenges while doing the campaign
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Level 110-115, the farm and moderate challenges
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Honorific and Shrine Crafting Section
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Level 115-120, more farm and moderate-hard challenges
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***Check the next post for the TL;DR version!***



Bravo sir. I'm loving this guide. Keep it up. i love seeing how you're refining the guide as you get suggestions and stuff along the way.
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Sarmenti
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Very nice guide, been meaning to play summoner necro since i've come back to MXL a month ago, and was dissapointed that the last guide was in the stone age of 1.2, thanks a lot!

Do wanna ask tough, should i even bother with iron golem by the endgame? If so, what's a good item to transmute into it?