PoE 3.12 – Primal Crushclaw (Crabbie) Spectre Showcase


Hi everyone, it’s Kay! Welcome to the spectre showcase for Kay’s spectre summoner for 3.12 heist league. In this video, I’ll demonstrate the Primal Crushclaw, or Crabbie, using the 3.12 version of my Pure Spectres build, with double clusters. I’ll start by showing them in T16 tropical island and a Mino kill, followed by a quick description, how to get them, and finally the gear and gems. Next, I’ll give a quick description and show you how to get them. The Crabbie is a super-tanky Harvest spectre that uses melee attacks with cold conversion.

It also has a dash-slam, a special slam that creates water fountains, and a special screech ability, that buffs the crabbie and debuffs its enemies. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find any numbers in the game files. To get the crabbie in Heist league, you will need a phantasmal desecrate. You can get the gem from Tunnel or Repository blueprints, or buy from trade. There is only a 2% chance to get the corpse, but you just need to spawn it once. So, I’ve linked it to spell echo and faster casting to speed this up. And there’s the crabbie 🙂 Don’t forget to save it to your spectre bank. The 3.12 version of my Pure Spectres build allows you to easily change spectres just by swapping the gloves and some gems.

So, for the crabbie, the 6-link is: Raise Spectre, Minion Damage, Predator, Elemental Damage, Melee Phys, and Melee Splash, For endgame bosses, swap in multi- strike for more DPS. For the auras, use Vaal Haste and Hatred linked to generosity. The Wand and shield have: Desecrate, spell cascade, bone offering. And ateel skin, increased duration, tempest shield. For this video, I just swapped Bone Offering to Flesh offering, so you can compare to other melee spectres.

But you can use Victario’s Charity with Holy Flame totem to generate frenzy charges if you want more DPS. For the gloves, “grip of the council” will give extra cold damage. The gems are Second Wind, Flame Dash, Convocation and Arma Brand, to proc EE. In the boots, the gems are: Animate Guardian, Carrion Golem, Feeding Frenzy and Elemental Army. Lastly, the curse is Frostbite.

Overall, the crabbie is a very strong melee spectre. It has great single-target DPS and can kill endgame bosses quickly, especially if the water fountains stack on the boss. It also has a special ability that boosts its DPS and makes enemies take more cold damage. Clear speed is better than other melee spectres because of its dash-slam, which it uses even when monsters are off screen. The only downside is the visual clutter from the water fountains. It can make boss fights extremely dangerous because you won’t be able to see anything.

OK, I hope you enjoyed this spectre showcase. Let me know what you think in the comments below. Thanks for watching. bye!。₀: *゚✲ฺ٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و✲゚ฺ*:₀.

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