Harbinger - Condi Harbinger

The community gave this build a rating, making it top-tier: Great

Focused on: Condition damage

Designed for: Open World and Open World General

Expansions required: End of Dragons builds

Difficulty:
Normal
This build was last updated on January 24, 2024 and is up to date for the November 28, 2023 patch.

Overview

Condi Harbinger is a versatile build for Necromancer that shares gear with the condition Quickness Quickness variant for group PvE content and only requires minor tweaks to be able to be played as a full dps build. It provides itself and its subgroup with permanent Quickness Quickness and Fury Fury as well as a good amount of Might Might. It also has great CC capabilities through , and .


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Skill Bar

Pistol/Dagger
Scepter/Dagger
Utility
  • can be taken instead of whenever cleave damage is required to kill adds quickly.
  • If you need a stun break and additional condi cleanse, is a good choice that includes both.
  • Focus is used for easy life force generation whenever you do not have enemies dying around you (boss fights without or with only a few adds); for general OW roaming, dagger is the go-to weapon.

Specializations

  • can be taken for a nice boost to survivability at the cost of some condition damage.

Death Magic

  • Death Magic leads to a vast amount of defense at the cost of damage and replaces Soul Reaping.
  • For condi cleanse and transfer, you can replace by and take .
  • With more minions, take as well.

Equipment

  • Ascended gear and stat infusions are not required; you can use exotic gear with the same stats.

This build uses the standard raid gear, making it ideal for general PVE.

Head
Viper
Shoulders
Viper
Chest
Viper
Hands
Viper
Legs
Viper
Feet
Viper
Backpiece
Viper
Accessory
Viper
Accessory
Viper
Amulet
Viper
Ring
Viper
Ring
Viper
Pistol
Viper
Dagger
Viper
Sigil
Sigil
Scepter
Viper
Sigil
Rune
x6
Infusion
x18
Relic


Consumables

Budget consumables are acceptable for use in open world.

DPS

  • Prioritize Flatbread Ascended food.
  • /
  • /

Defense

Farming

  • Prioritize Flatbread Ascended food.
  • /
  • (and variants)



Usage

Damage

  • You can avoid a lot of damage by staying at range; only and require you to be close to the target.
  • You provide Quickness Quickness and Fury Fury periodically while in , so make sure to go into shroud as often as possible.
  • should be used close to going into to transfer the self-applied Torment Torment and Bleeding Bleeding with the maximum duration through and avoid them being cleansed in the meantime.

Survivability

  • is your main source of healing, so use it whenever you need it. Make sure to throw it close to yourself to apply the stacks of Blight to yourself.
  • You heal passively for every stack of Blight through , so try to have many stacks on you. If you want to maintain 20-25 stacks at the cost of some damage, skip and because they are the main sources of Blight consumption.
  • For harder encounters, swapping to Death Magic instead of Soul Reaping is the most convenient and easy-going option for additional surviability.

More information on the general usage and rotation is provided in the video down below:

Guide Video (as of May 2022)


Ratings

This build has a rating of 5 stars based on 2 votes.
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5 stars
Kohtas gave this build 5 stars • May 2023
I'm running this with Trailblazer's + Death Magic and with 3 minions (similar to the recommended setup for Condi Scourge) while using Undead runes to combo well with all the bonus toughness I'm stacking and this build absolutely MELTS everything while barely taking damage. Though it's not this exact build I would credit this build for the inspiration, so thank you!
4 stars
IbnBattuta gave this build 4 stars • September 2022
TBH, if there is 4.5 rating, I'd give to this build but that didn't happen cause IMO it has 2 problems, first, it depend on Nightmare runes which aren't as accessible as other runes which if someone tried this build they wouldn't run it as intended to explore its full potential, as for the 2nd reason, it's not as effective as other builds in fighting mobs in great numbers such as when in HoT or some PoF maps, Power Reaper or Barrier Scourge are better in dealing with these situations but when it comes to fighting bosses such as fractal and strike bosses in a group, your Harbinger build is the superior choice.

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