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Necromancer - Basic Necromancer

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

Focused on: Direct damageArea damageRanged damageDPSSurvivalGroup playRoaming.

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Overview

A good starter necromancer build for those who do not have access to expansions. This build is similar to the other Minion Master builds and can hold its own in a lot of open world content.

Roaming

When roaming, your main focus is to build life force as fast as possible. You want to try to spend most of your time in your shroud.

Zerging

While zerging you should carry a STAFF, preferably with a on it, and focus on tagging mobs using your many AOE skills.

Skill Bar

Dagger/WarhornHealingUtilityElite
Axe/Dagger

Weapon Variants

  • Offhand Dagger Focus for more boonstrip.
  • You can carry a Staff for tagging mobs in open world farming.

Specializations

Build Code

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Blood Magic Variant

You can replace Soul Reaping with Blood Magic to gain increased survivability. This is especially useful when zerging.



Equipment

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

Standard Equipment

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Superior Rune of Strength
Variants
  • Berserker stat icon.png Berserker's gear offers slightly higher damage but much lower survivability.
  • - Synergizes well with
  • - higher burst, lower sustained DPS
  • - Extreme sustain in zergs, but lower DPS.
  • Use a STAFF' with or and while zerging.
    • is also a strong option while zerging.

Consumables

Solo Play

Use these consumables when trying to complete more difficult content.
Food
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Utilities
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Zerging / Farming

Use these consumables when trying to maximize profit.
Food
  • Any ascended food is superior to any other food you could use. Steak for power, flatbread for conditions.
  • - Use for general farming.
  • - Use for when you need to max out magic find.
  • - more sustain (requires crit chance)
  • Anything - Any food is better than none, but you should prioritize the food above before using any other food.
Utility
  • , , - general farming
  • - good damage option with +karma


Usage

Damage

  • Open with on Axe, then swap to Dagger and autoattack.
  • Use whenever available.
  • Against groups of 3 or more enemies, you can go into and use and . This deals less damage than Dagger but is able to hit up to 5 targets at once.
    • Before and after using , you can throw in for more damage.
  • If you don't need crowd control, you can use and for more damage.

Defense

  • Against the majority of enemies, your minions should be able to draw enemy aggro and tank for you.
  • Remember that you can always sidestep and walk or dodge out of enemy attacks. Not taking damage is always the better option because it lets you conserve life force (and maintain your bonus if applicable).
  • can be used to blind enemies.
  • If you're taking a lot of damage you can use as a second health bar.
  • If you have trouble surviving, you can trait .

Sustain

  • Your sustained healing comes from , , , and .
  • Spam if you need healing.
  • You can shrug off most conditions with , and you have a condition cleanse in . If you need more condition cleanse trait .
  • If you somehow go down with this build just use to get back up.

Crowd Control

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Build rating - 4 stars
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4 stars
Onlywrin gave this build 4 stars July 2020

When it comes to open world, Necromancer is a fantastic place to start. The minion variant of this build offers an excellent roaming option and a variant using wells does fairly well (hah!) in zergs. Overall a solid core spec for open world farming.

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