Raises a spectral version of a defeated foe as a minion to fight for you in battle.
Can raise up to 1 Spectre at a time
55% more Minion Movement Speed
Minion Movement Speed is capped
Minions have x% less Life
Minions have x% less Energy Shield
Minions deal x% less Damage
True masters of the dark arts learn to use their enemy's greatest strengths against them, binding the souls of the fallen to their bidding. With a dark incantation, the caster's words imbue a slain being with dark energy, animating it with sinister strength and purpose. The raised entity possesses all the abilities it had while living, augmented further by the skill of its new master. With practice, many raised specters can be controlled at once, creating an army of undead to lay waste to everything in its path.
Skill Functions and Interactions
Monster Types: Unlike minions created with the skill Raise Zombie, raised Spectres retain the basic abilities they had in life. Although magic and rare enemy corpses can be used to create Spectres, the Spectres will be the normal version of that monster type, not magic or rare, and totally lacking any unique mods they may have had. However, intrinsic mods for the normal monsters will be maintained except some minion-spawning abilities, so necromancers will curse but not raise more undead. They will also maintain their original mob-level, regardless of where you go. See the Spectres subsection in the minions to find a list of minions that may to good for players.
Support Gems: Raise Spectre can gain the benefits of many different types of supports, but not all of them may be beneficial depending on the type of Spectres you raise. Supports that increase Attack Speed or modify physical damage won't be useful on caster monsters. Supports that modify projectiles or spells won't have any benefit for melee Spectres. Minion Specific Support gems will work on every type of Spectre to varying degrees of success.
Corpse Targeting: You can hold down the corpse targeting toggle (defaults to "a" button) to more easily choose a corpse to raise.
The maximum number of raised spectre can be increased by the Additional Spectre notable passive. It can also be increased by three different Unique Items:
All skills that support Raise Spectre gem applies at the moment of summoning. If you link Chain to your Raise Spectre gem and raise a caster-type monster, that Spectre's spells will have the Chain effect. However, if you replace Chain with the Fork support gem and raise another caster-type monster, this Spectre's spells will have the Fork effect, but the former Spectre will keep the Chain effect. Neither Spectre will gain any effects after being summoned.
Spectres are downscaled with zone level. So level 70 Spectre in a level 25 zone will be level 25. However a level 25 Spectre will still be level 25 in a level 50 zone.