Diablo 3: Rise of the Necromancer | Best Necromancer Builds

Diablo 3: Rise of the Necromancer Best Necromancer Builds

Diablo 3’s latest (and first) paid content pack Rise of the Necromancer is finally out and with it comes the masters of bone, blood and the dark arts — The Necromancer. We put together a list down below of some of the best Necromancer builds for solo pushing greater rifts, group play, and general farming.


Bone Storm Necromancer

Currently the overall best Necromancer build. The Bone Storm Necromancer is the ideal build to push solo greater rifts.

Combine the Grace of Inarius set with Dayntee’s Binding belt, Krysbin’s Sentence ring and the Decripy skill to deal an incredible amount of damage while being virtually unkillable.

Primary: Grim Scythe — Cursed Scythe

Skill 1: Decrepify — Dizzying Curse

Skill 2: Bone Armor — Dislocation

Skill 3: Blood Rush — Potency

Skill 4: Land of the Dead — Frozen Lands

Skill 5: Corpse Lance — Brittle Touch

Passives

  • Blood is Power
  • Overwhelming Essence
  • Spreading Malediction
  • Stand Alone

Kanai’s Cube

  • Aquila Cuirass
  • Trag’Oul’s Corroded Fang
  • Unity

Legendary Gems

  • Bane of the Trapped
  • Mirinae, Teardrop of the Starweaver
  • Pain Enhancer

Keep Bone Armor active at all times and round up as many enemies as you can sustain. The main objective of doing this is to de-buff as many enemies as possible so that the rest of your abilities can take advantage of your 6 piece set bonus. Make sure you maintain 100% up-time on Bone Armor, Decrepify, and Cursed Scythe to take full advantage of their defensive and offensive buffs.


Blood for Blood Necromancer

A great build for solo pushing greater rifts. The high single target damage and crowd control make it a viable build to use in groups as well.

Combine the Trag’Oul’s Avatar set with the Jesseth Arms set to deal an incredible amount of damage while freezing enemies in the process. The Circle of Nailuj’s Evol ring gives you even more minions.

Primary: Decrepify — Dizzying Curse

Skill 1: Skeletal Mage — Life Support

Skill 2: Bone Armor — Dislocation

Skill 3: Devour — Cannibalize

Skill 4: Siphon Blood — Blood Sucker

Skill 5: Command Skeletons — Freezing Grasp

Passives

  • Blood for Blood
  • Extended Servitude
  • Life From Death
  • Spreading Malediction

Kanai’s Cube

  • Krysbin’s Sentence
  • Scythe of the Cycle
  • Tasker & Theo

Legendary Gems

  • Bane of the Trapped
  • Enforcer
  • Esoteric Alteration

Maintain 100% up-time on Bone Armor and Decrepify as well as keep 10 Skeletal Mages active when possible. Activate Command Skeletons to burst down an enemy and use Devour on nearby corpses to regain health and resources.


Corpse Explosion Necromancer

This is not only the best Necromancer build for farming Torment 13 but one of the best for any class in Diablo 3.

Combine the Grace of Inarius set with The Johnstone and Trag’Oul’s Corroded Fang to blitz through rifts while cursing your enemies and corpse exploding them.

Primary: Corpse Explosion — Close Quarters

Skill 1: Frailty — Aura of Frailty

Skill 2: Blood Rush — Molting

Skill 3: Command Golem — Flesh Golem

Skill 4: Bone Armor — Harvest of Anguish

Skill 5: Land of the Dead — Frozen Lands

Passives

  • Commander of the Risen Dead
  • Final Service
  • Spreading Malediction
  • Stand Alone

Kanai’s Cube

  • In-geom
  • Grasps of Essence
  • Wisdom of Kalan

Legendary Gems

  • Bane of the Trapped
  • Mirinae, Teardrop of the Starweaver
  • Wreath of Lightning

Round up as many enemies as you can and activate Bone Armor. Do not maintain 100% up-time on Bone Armor or you will runt out of Essence. Your Frailty aura will curse all nearby enemies allowing you to unleash an incredible amount of damage with Corpse Explosion thanks to the 6 piece set bonus, Land of the Dead, and The Johnstone. Move on to the next pack of enemies and repeat.