Necromancer - Vanilla Condi Necro

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The community gave this build a rating, making it second-tier: Good.

Focused on: Condition damageBoon removal.

Designed for:


A Condition Necromancer build with heavy boon corruption. Mainly but not exclusively created for players who don't own the Heart of Thorns expansion.

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Slot Changes

Utility options

  • another stunbreaker which also adds more mobility and a bit of extra LF.
  • is an excellent tool for fending off thieves, revenants, and about anything without Stability or Resistance.
  • breaks stun, provides damage mitigation and helps with Life Force (LF) management.



  • sacrifices some CD reductions for another source of boon corruption.


  • adds some extra condition pressure/variety but makes it mandatory to take a stun breaker for the 3rd utility slot.


Superior Sigil of Doom
Superior Sigil of Doom.pngSuperior Sigil of Doom
Your next attack after you swap to this weapon while in combat inflicts poison (6 seconds). (Cooldown: 9s)
Superior Sigil of Revocation
Superior Sigil of Revocation.pngSuperior Sigil of Revocation
On hit, remove a boon. (Cooldown: 10s)
Superior Sigil of Intelligence
Superior Sigil of Intelligence.pngSuperior Sigil of Intelligence
Your next three attacks after swapping to this weapon while in combat has a 100% critical chance. (Cooldown: 9s)
Superior Sigil of Annulment
Superior Sigil of Annulment.pngSuperior Sigil of Annulment
Your next attack after swapping to this weapon while in combat will remove 2 boons from your target.
Superior Rune of Scavenging
Superior Rune of Scavenging.pngSuperior Rune of Scavenging
(1): +25 Condition Damage (2): 25% chance when struck to cause your next attack to steal life. (Cooldown: 25s) (3): +50 Condition Damage (4): After using a healing skill, your next attack skill will steal health. (Cooldown: 10s) (5): +100 Condition Damage (6): 7% of vitality is converted to Condition Damage.
Carrion Amulet
Carrion Amulet.pngCarrion Amulet
+900 Power +900 Vitality +1200 Condition Damage



  • Wanderer's Amulet Wanderer's Amulet
    Wanderer's Amulet.pngWanderer's Amulet
    +1050 Precision +560 Toughness +1050 Condition Damage +560 Expertise


  • Superior Rune of the Aristocracy Superior Rune of the Aristocracy
    Superior Rune of the Aristocracy.pngSuperior Rune of the Aristocracy
    (1): +25 Condition Damage (2): +10% Might Duration (3): +50 Condition Damage (4): +15% Might Duration (5): +100 Condition Damage (6): +20% Might Duration; When you use a healing skill, gain 3 stacks of might for 10 seconds. (Cooldown: 10s)



  • All of your marks are unblockable and generate Life Force.
  • Never spam your marks on the ground out of combat - they are easy to spot and a single dodge from the enemy can get rid of them. The only exception can be
    (because it's not a key skill and has a low CD), which you can freely place at an entrance or under yourself to potentially give away Stealthed enemy movement.
  • Both weapon sets have one unblockable hard-CC skill:
    on Scepter/Warhorn and
    on Staff. Use them to interrupt skills such as the Revenant's
    • Tip: enemy players who block Staff skills can work against themselves. Long blocks such as Crystal Hibernation give you more than enough time to land crucial staff skills like
      with little to no risk of being avoided as blocking players normally don't dodge.
  • Entering Shroud triggers
    . If you're CC'd and Blinded you can enter shroud, the Blind will make this trait miss, but will allow you to safely land a
    . If the target has Stability Stability you can do this the other way around, cast Doom while Blinded to get rid of it and land Weakening Shroud, applying Weakness and potentially turning the Stability into Fear.
  • - the frequent damage pulses are great for consuming Blind Blind. Its multiple hits synergize quite well with your heal signet's active effect and
    for building might.
  • /
    - spam this while waiting for your CDs.
  • is one of your strongest skills, especially with
    . To make sure it lands you can try using
    on the target right before impact to deny them the chance of dodging.
  • (x2) - your main stunbreaker and condition cleansing. Can be used on targets behind you. There is a chance to proc a copy of this skill from
Build rating: 82%
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9 Ratings
Silver Medal - Good
FormerBearbowUser said this build was good February 2017


Gold Medal - Great
QQSOHARD said this build was great January 2017

Lol, I honestly thought I would do bad without reaper, but it's actually VERY good, nice condition damage.

Gold Medal - Great
Chillaxebro said this build was great January 2017

Call me crazy, but this build is amazing even though it loses out on the superior dealers shroud, it has amazing Condi damage, plus good survivability, anyone who says this is garbage is smoking.

6 More Ratings
Gold Medal - Great
Tttt6 said this build was great January 2017

Quite literally the best f2p build out there, good Condi dmg, good survivability,

Bronze Medal - Basic
Bellakim1 said this build was basic November 2016

Necro has "Zero" survivability. There are so many other classes and so many other builds that have more evades , more blocks , more invulns , more stealth , and more mobility than this build. This build has the least suvivability and the least mobility. If you die only once per match, you will be forgiven. But, if you die more than 1 time in a single match , you shouldnt play this build. Play something else

Silver Medal - Good
Zyke said this build was good February 2016

Necro without Reaper is still decent as boon corruption is such a big part of it. That being said, I can't give it great rating since Reaper brings much more burst, damage, and CC that vanilla Neco just doesn't have. However, if you don't have HoT, this Necro build is the best you can run.

Gold Medal - Great
Alphonse said this build was great February 2016

strangely effective. definitely run if you don't have HoT. Even with HoT, the build is still viable despite losing out on the superior reaper shroud. having spite AND curses in one build instead of having to choose one or the other helps the build a ton. it performs just aswell as the meta builds and can hold its own as much as they can.

Silver Medal - Good
Novuake said this build was good February 2016

A little hard to give up the Reaper shroud, but necro is in such a good place right now that even non-elite gets a good recommendation!

Gold Medal - Great
Hanz said this build was great February 2016

Call me crazy but I think it's great. By not taking the reaper spec this build can take the defining specialization of both builds currently in the meta, Spite and Curses. Reaper skills aren't that much better aside from the Shroud anyways.

Very decent amount of boon hate, might stacking, condi spam, etc. If this build isn't great, no vanilla spec ever is.

I'll keep climbing with this build up to legend and might make some changes or change my opinion based on that, but I think it's more than viable.