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Necromancer

Diablo 4 Necromancer BuildMinions

B-tier
Season 3
End Game
MinionsNecromancer build

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Skills and Gear
Skill Tree
Paragon Board

Assigned skills

Primary
Secondary

Book of the dead

Skeletal Warriors
Skeletal Mages
Skeletal Golems

Equipment

HelmAspect of Occult Dominion
Chest ArmorBlood Getter's Aspect
GlovesAspect of Frenzied Dead
PantsJuggernaut's Aspect
BootsHulking Aspect
AmuletUnyielding Commander's Aspect
Ring 1Fastblood Aspect
Ring 2Ring of the Sacrilegious Soul
WeaponAspect of Reanimation
OffhandEmpty

Gems

WeaponSkull
ArmorTopaz
JewelryDiamond

Seneschal Construct

Protectutility
Duration Support
Safeguard Support
Fortify Support
Gyratemelee
Dusk Support
Efficiency Support
Mockery Support

Skills

Basic

Reap
1
Enhanced Reap

Core

Unliving Energy
1
Hewed Flesh
3

Macabre

Grim Harvest
1
Fueled by Death
3
Bone Prison
5
Enhanced Bone Prison
Dreadful Bone Prison
Skeletal Warrior Mastery
3
Spiked Armor
1

Corruption

Decrepify
1
Enhanced Decrepify
Abhorrent Decrepify
Skeletal Mage Mastery
3
Amplify Damage
3
Death's Embrace
3

Summoning

Corpse Tendrils
1
Enhanced Corpse Tendrils
Blighted Corpse Tendrils
Necrotic Carapace
3

Ultimate

Army of the Dead
1
Prime Army of the Dead
Supreme Army of the Dead
Inspiring Leader
3
Bonded in Essence
3
Death's Defense
3
Hellbent Commander
3
Golem Mastery
3

Passive

Kalan's Edict
1
2
Reap
3
Enhanced Reap
4
Hewed Flesh
5
Hewed Flesh
6
Hewed Flesh
7
Skeletal Warrior Mastery
8
Skeletal Warrior Mastery
9
Skeletal Warrior Mastery
10
Grim Harvest
11
Fueled by Death
12
Fueled by Death
13
Fueled by Death
14
Skeletal Mage Mastery
15
Skeletal Mage Mastery
16
Skeletal Mage Mastery
17
Death's Embrace
18
Death's Embrace
19
Death's Embrace
20
Amplify Damage
21
Amplify Damage
22
Amplify Damage
23
Decrepify
24
Enhanced Decrepify
25
Abhorrent Decrepify
26
Corpse Tendrils
27
Enhanced Corpse Tendrils
28
Blighted Corpse Tendrils
29
Necrotic Carapace
30
Necrotic Carapace
31
Necrotic Carapace
32
Golem Mastery
33
Golem Mastery
34
Golem Mastery
35
Inspiring Leader
36
Inspiring Leader
37
Inspiring Leader
38
Bonded in Essence
39
Bonded in Essence
40
Bonded in Essence
41
Death's Defense
42
Death's Defense
43
Death's Defense
44
Hellbent Commander
45
Hellbent Commander
46
Hellbent Commander
47
Kalan's Edict
48
Spiked Armor
49
Army of the Dead
50
Prime Army of the Dead
51
Supreme Army of the Dead
52
Unliving Energy
53
Bone Prison
54
Enhanced Bone Prison
55
Dreadful Bone Prison
56
Bone Prison
57
Bone Prison
58
Bone Prison
59
Bone Prison

Build Details

How It Works
Summary

This build utilizes extremely powerful minions to easily crush content throughout the game.

Thanks to the damage and survivability buffs minions received in Season 3 this build has jumped up in power, and is now necro's best build that doesn't need any uniques. We make use of a variety of buffs to our minions to allow them to dish out loads of damage, and use Corpse Tendrils to easily group up and cleave down mobs.

The biggest buff this season was the change to the Cult Leader Legendary Node on the paragon board. The old effect was multiplicative with itself, and gave around a 52% damage increase. The new, assuming its multiplicative with itself still, is more in the ballpark of 450%. If this is actually how the new legendary node works it is going to insane. Even if its not multiplicative with itself, its still around 165% damage.

The Golem in particular is much stronger this season as the Bone Golem now gains a load of Thorns when activated, and the Blood Golem gained the ability to have its attacks cleave. On top of this the Golem Glyph was updated to give a damage multiplier, rather than bonus health. These changes combines make the Golem substantially more powerful.

The final important change this season was the buff to Skeletal Priests where they now heal for 40% instead of 25% over their duration. Minions were struggling a lot with survivability, and this is a much welcome buff that will make them so much tankier.

Overall these changes lead to a massive damage increase for our minions, while also increasing their tankiness.

In-Depth Explanation

Decrepify

A very important part of this build comes from Decrepify, specifically Abhorrent Decrepify. This will be procced by our Reapers and Reap. This extra Cooldown Reduction is vital to making the build work as it gives us way better uptime on Bone Storm and Corpse Tendrils. It is very important that you keep enemies Cursed at all times to maximize your CDR gain.

Gameplay Loop
  1. Always keep up Skeletal Priest
  2. Use Corpse Tendrils on CD
  3. Use Army of The Dead if there's an elite
  4. Use Golem active on CD
  5. Cast Bone Prison to reduce your cooldowns
  6. Make sure you pick up Blood Orbs to reduce your cds
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