Necromancer - Event Farmer


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Focused on: Direct damageMobility.

Designed for:

Overview

A Necromancer build made for tagging as many mobs as possible in open-world events.

Skill Bar

First Weapon Set

Staff
Utility
Elite
Necrotic Grasp
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Necrotic Grasp
Send out a grasping hand that damages foes in a line and grants you life force.
Damage.pngDamage: 162
Death Shroud.pngLife Force: 4%
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Book.pngPierces
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Physical Projectile
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Mark of Blood
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Mark of Blood
Mark. Inscribe a mark that bleeds foes when they trigger it, and grants regeneration to allies.
Damage.pngDamage: 129
Regeneration.pngRegen (6s): 780 Heal
Bleed.png2Bleeding (8s): 352 Damage
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Radius.pngRadius: 240
Radius.pngBlast Radius: 300
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Chilblains
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Chilblains
Mark. Inscribe a mark that chills foes when they trigger it, and leaves a poisonous area.
Damage.pngDamage: 215
Chill.pngChilled (4s): -66% Movement Speed, -66% Skill Recharge Rate
Poison.png3Poison (5s): 503 Damage, -33% Heal Effectiveness
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Radius.pngRadius: 240
Radius.pngBlast Radius: 300
Combo.pngCombo Field: Poison
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Putrid Mark
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Putrid Mark
Mark. Inscribe a mark that transfers conditions from yourself to foes when they trigger it.
Damage.pngDamage: 516
Book.pngConditions Removed: 3
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Radius.pngRadius: 240
Radius.pngBlast Radius: 300
Combo.pngCombo Finisher: Blast
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Reaper's Mark
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Reaper's Mark
Mark. Inscribe a mark that causes fear when foes trigger it.
Damage.pngDamage: 107
Fear.pngFear (1s): Flee
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Radius.pngRadius: 240
Radius.pngBlast Radius: 300
Range.pngRange: 1,200
Consume Conditions
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Consume Conditions
Corruption. Feast on your conditions, gaining health for each one consumed. You become vulnerable.
Heal.pngHealing: 5,240
Heal.pngHeal per Condition: 724
Vulnerability.png5Self Vulnerability (4s): 5% Incoming Damage
Well of Corruption
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Well of Corruption
Well. Target area pulses, converting boons of foes into conditions.
Damage.png6Damage: 738
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Book.pngLife Force: 1%
Book.pngPulse: 1s
Duration.pngDuration: 5 seconds
Radius.pngRadius: 240
Combo.pngCombo Field: Dark
Range.pngRange: 900
Unblockable.pngUnblockable
Well of Suffering
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Well of Suffering
Well. Target area pulses, damaging foes and inflicting vurnerability
Damage.png6Damage: 1,464
Vulnerability.png2Vulnerability (5s): 2% Incoming Damage
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Book.pngPulse: 1s
Duration.pngDuration: 6 seconds
Radius.pngRadius: 240
Combo.pngCombo Field: Dark
Range.pngRange: 900
Unblockable.pngUnblockable
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Plague
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Plague
Corruption. Become a virulent cloud and inflict multiple conditions on foes you touch. Entering this form destroys all minions and removes spectral effects.
Damage.pngDamage: 104
Stability.png3Stability (3s): Cannot be knocked down, pushed back, pulled, launched, stunned, dazed, floated, sunk, feared, or taunted.
Poison.pngPoison (2s): 67 Damage, -33% Heal Effectiveness
Bleed.pngSelf-Bleeding (10s): 220 Damage
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Radius.pngBoon Application Interval: 3 seconds
Duration.pngDuration: 20 seconds
Radius.pngDamage Pulse: 1 second
Radius.pngRadius: 240

Second Weapon Set

Dagger/Warhorn
Necrotic Slash
Necrotic Slash
Chain. Slash your foe twice.
Damage.png2Damage: 220
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 2
Range.pngRange: 130
Life Siphon
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Life Siphon
Siphon health from your foe.
Damage.png9Damage: 657
Heal.pngHealing Per Pulse: 238
Range.pngRange: 600
Dark Pact
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Dark Pact
Immobilize your foe.
Damage.pngDamage: 183
Immobilize.pngImmobilize (3s): Unable to move.
Range.pngRange: 600
Wail of Doom
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Wail of Doom
Screech a wail of doom in a cone pattern, dazing foes.
Daze.pngDaze (2s): Unable to use skills.
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Range.pngRange: 600
Unblockable.pngUnblockable
Locust Swarm
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Locust Swarm
Gain swiftness and summon a swarm of locusts that cripple nearby foes.
Damage.pngDamage: 49
Swiftness.pngSwiftness (15s): 33% Movement Speed
Cripple.pngCripple (2s): -50% Movement Speed
Death Shroud.pngLife Force: 2%
Book.pngNumber of Impacts: 10
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Duration.pngDuration: 10 seconds
Radius.pngRadius: 210

Slot Changes

  • For the Optional.png slot:
    • Signet of Spite Signet of Spite
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      Signet of Spite
      Signet Passive: Improves power.
      Signet Active: Inflict bleeding, blindness, crippled, poison, vulnerability, and weakness on your foe.
      Signet of Spite.pngSignet Passive: 180 Power
      Damage.pngDamage: 266
      Bleed.png2Bleeding (10s): 440 Damage
      Blind.pngBlindness (5s): Next outgoing attack misses.
      Cripple.pngCripple (10s): -50% Movement Speed
      Poison.png2Poison (10s): 670 Damage, -33% Heal Effectiveness
      Vulnerability.png5Vulnerability (10s): 5% Incoming Damage
      Weakness.pngWeakness (10s): -50% Endurance Regeneration, 50% Fumble (Unrestricted)
      Range.pngRange: 1,200
      - for more Power.
    • Spectral Armor Spectral Armor
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      Spectral Armor
      Spectral. Gain life force as you take damage. Removed when you enter Death Shroud. Also applies protection.
      Protection.pngProtection (6s): -33% Incoming Damage
      Death Shroud.pngGain life force when taking damage: 8%
      Duration.pngDuration: 6 seconds
      Stun-Break.pngBreaks stun
      - mainly as a stunbreaker.
    • Blood Is Power Blood Is Power
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      Blood Is Power
      Corruption. Bleed yourself to grant might to allies around you and bleed your target.
      Damage.pngDamage: 141
      Might.png8Might (8s): 240 Power, 240 Condition Damage
      Bleed.png2Bleeding (30s): 1,320 Damage
      Bleed.png2Self Bleeding (10s): 440 Damage
      Book.pngNumber of allied targets: 5
      Radius.pngRadius: 240
      Range.pngRange: 1,200
      - damage boost.
    • Signet of Undeath Signet of Undeath
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      Signet of Undeath
      Signet Passive: Generates life force while in combat.
      Signet Active: Revive up to three downed allies in a target area.
      Damage.pngDamage: 133
      Death Shroud.pngLife Force Per 3 Seconds: 2%
      Book.pngNumber of Targets: 3
      Radius.pngRadius: 180
      Range.pngRange: 900
      - to pick up some downed players.
  • Summon Flesh Golem Summon Flesh Golem
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    Summon Flesh Golem
    Minion. Summon a flesh golem to attack foes with crippling claws.
    Damage.pngDamage: 578
    Damage.pngFinal Strike Damage: 963
    Cripple.pngCripple (1s): -50% Movement Speed
    over
    Plague Plague
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    Plague
    Corruption. Become a virulent cloud and inflict multiple conditions on foes you touch. Entering this form destroys all minions and removes spectral effects.
    Damage.pngDamage: 104
    Stability.png3Stability (3s): Cannot be knocked down, pushed back, pulled, launched, stunned, dazed, floated, sunk, feared, or taunted.
    Poison.pngPoison (2s): 67 Damage, -33% Heal Effectiveness
    Bleed.pngSelf-Bleeding (10s): 220 Damage
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Radius.pngBoon Application Interval: 3 seconds
    Duration.pngDuration: 20 seconds
    Radius.pngDamage Pulse: 1 second
    Radius.pngRadius: 240
    .

Specializations

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Weapons

First Weapon Set
  • Main Hand
Staff
Stats: Berserker (Power/Precision/Ferocity)
Superior Sigil of Bloodlust Superior Sigil of Bloodlust
Superior Sigil of Bloodlust.pngSuperior Sigil of Bloodlust
Gain a charge of +10 power each time you kill a foe, five if you kill an enemy player.
Superior Sigil of Fire Superior Sigil of Fire
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Superior Sigil of Fire.pngSuperior Sigil of Fire
50% Chance on Critical: Trigger a Flame Blast for area of effect damage (240 radius). (Cooldown: 5s)
Second Weapon Set
  • Main Hand
Dagger
Stats: Berserker
Superior Sigil of Fire Superior Sigil of Fire
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Superior Sigil of Fire.pngSuperior Sigil of Fire
50% Chance on Critical: Trigger a Flame Blast for area of effect damage (240 radius). (Cooldown: 5s)
  • Off Hand
Warhorn
Stats: Berserker
Superior Sigil of Battle Superior Sigil of Battle
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Superior Sigil of Battle.pngSuperior Sigil of Battle
Gain 2 stacks of might (20 seconds) when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)

Equipment

Gear: Berserker's (Power/Precision/Ferocity)

Runes:

Superior Rune of the Scholar Superior Rune of the Scholar
Superior Rune of the Scholar.pngSuperior Rune of the Scholar
(1): +25 Power (2): +35 Ferocity (3): +50 Power (4): +65 Ferocity (5): +100 Power (6): +125 Ferocity, +5% damage while your health is above 90%.

Equipment Variants

  • Superior Rune of the Flame Legion Superior Rune of the Flame Legion
    Superior Rune of the Flame Legion.pngSuperior Rune of the Flame Legion
    (1): +25 Power (2): +10% Burning Duration (3): +50 Power (4): 25% chance to cause burning for 1 sec when hit. (Cooldown: 10s) (5): +100 Power (6): +20% Burning Duration; +7% damage against burning foes.
    - cheaper variant (mobs will have permanent burning inflicted by other players that's why this rune works)

Consumables

Basically we're trying to maximize dps or magic find. See Magic Find for other ideas. (N.B. Flask of Pumpkin Oil, Lump of Crystallized Nougat, and Sharpening Skulls are considered utility potions.)

Utility Potion

  • Superior Sharpening Stone Superior Sharpening Stone
    Superior Sharpening Stone.pngSuperior Sharpening Stone
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Potion.pngGain power equal to 3% of your precisionGain power equal to 6% of your ferocity+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
  • Cheaper:
    Hardened Sharpening Stone Hardened Sharpening Stone
    Hardened Sharpening Stone.pngHardened Sharpening Stone
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Potion.pngGain power equal to 2% of your precisionGain power equal to 4% of your ferocity+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable

Food

  • Omnomberry Bar Omnomberry Bar
    Omnomberry Bar.pngOmnomberry Bar
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png30% Magic Find40% Gold from monsters+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    or
    Chocolate Omnomberry Cream Chocolate Omnomberry Cream
    Chocolate Omnomberry Cream.pngChocolate Omnomberry Cream
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png+40% magic find while under the effect of a boon+100 Concentration+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    .
  • Cheaper:
    Raspberry Peach Bar Raspberry Peach Bar
    Raspberry Peach Bar.pngRaspberry Peach Bar
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png26% Magic Find30% Gold from monsters+10% Experience from kills
    Consumable
    or
    Chocolate Raspberry Cream Chocolate Raspberry Cream
    Chocolate Raspberry Cream.pngChocolate Raspberry Cream
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png32% magic find while under effect of a boon14% Boon duration+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
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Usage

  • Your main goal will be to hit as many mobs as possible to maximize your loot.
  • Don't use both wells on the same spot at the same time, drop the second after the 1st expired.
  • Life Transfer Life Transfer
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    Life Transfer
    Damage nearby foes and steal their life force.
    Damage.png9Damage: 549
    Death Shroud.pngLife Force: 3%
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Duration.pngDuration: 3 seconds
    Radius.pngRadius: 600
    will be your strongest skill for tagging.
  • Life Blast Life Blast
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    Life Blast
    Blast a foe with accumulated life force, dealing more damage the when you are closer to your target.
    Damage.pngDamage: 244
    Damage.pngDamage at 600 Distance: 341
    Range.pngRange: 900
    pierces tartgets, which means you hit multiple foes in a line.
  • Locust Swarm Locust Swarm
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    Locust Swarm
    Gain swiftness and summon a swarm of locusts that cripple nearby foes.
    Damage.pngDamage: 49
    Swiftness.pngSwiftness (15s): 33% Movement Speed
    Cripple.pngCripple (2s): -50% Movement Speed
    Death Shroud.pngLife Force: 2%
    Book.pngNumber of Impacts: 10
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Duration.pngDuration: 10 seconds
    Radius.pngRadius: 210
    is great for tagging mobs while also provides permanent Swiftness in this build.
  • Your marks are also good for tagging, but carefuly with
    Reaper's Mark Reaper's Mark
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    Reaper's Mark
    Mark. Inscribe a mark that causes fear when foes trigger it.
    Damage.pngDamage: 107
    Fear.pngFear (1s): Flee
    Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
    Radius.pngRadius: 240
    Radius.pngBlast Radius: 300
    Range.pngRange: 1,200
    , you don't want to fear mobs out of AoE skills.
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