Necromancer - Sinister Horror

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Focused on: Condition damageUtilityTanking.

Designed for:


This build is made for players who don't own Heart of Thorns but still want to take part in the current condition necro fractal meta. It deals deals good condition damage and is great in removing boons and condition management. If you already own HoT use Reaper - Viper Horror instead.

Skill Bar


Slot Changes

Healing Skills

  • for slightly more DPS.

Utility Skills

  • if projectile absorb is needed
  • for more dps if you cannot use Epidemic
  • for condition cleansing teammates and a strong condition transfer.

Elite Skills

  • for good CC.


  • Staff is not needed for this build, but can be used for Fear and a poison field.
  • Warhorn is great for Life Force generation, additional damage and crowd control.


Death Magic Variant


  • Use for additional cleansing in situations with a large variety of conditions.
  • Use if struggling with tanking.

Spite Variant

Replace Death Magic with Spite for higher direkt damage but less condition management.



  • Armor, weapons, amulet, rings, accessories is Sinister
  • Backpack is Sinister if available, if not it's Rampager's


Superior Sigil of Malice
Superior Sigil of Malice.pngSuperior Sigil of Malice
+10% condition duration.
Superior Sigil of Agony
Superior Sigil of Agony.pngSuperior Sigil of Agony
Increase Inflicted Bleeding Duration: 20%
  • 4x
    Superior Rune of the Nightmare Superior Rune of the Nightmare
    Superior Rune of the Nightmare.pngSuperior Rune of the Nightmare
    (1): +25 Condition Damage (2): +5% Condition Duration (3): +50 Condition Damage (4): +10% Condition Duration (5): +100 Condition Damage (6): When you use an elite skill, deliver an attack (240 radius) that blinds enemies and transfers one condition.(Cooldown: 45s)
  • 2x Superior Rune of the Trapper Superior Rune of the Trapper


  • Use infusions with +5 condition damage if available.


  • Aim for 100% Bleeding Bleeding duration, as it is the primary condition a necromancer applies.
  • Sinister accessories can be obtained from Living Story Season 2 achievements, and additional copies may be purchased from the Silverwastes Bandit Crest vendor.



Rare Veggie Pizza Rare Veggie Pizza
Rare Veggie Pizza.pngRare Veggie Pizza
Nourishment (30 m):
Food.png+100 Expertise+70 Condition Damage+10 Experience from kills


Toxic Focusing Crystal Toxic Focusing Crystal
Toxic Focusing Crystal.pngToxic Focusing Crystal
Nourishment (30 m):
Potion.pngGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your PowerGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your Precision+10% Experience from Kills


  1. Scepter Auto
  2. Repeat on cooldown


  • Use whenever there are enemies near the main target. A second necromancer can even bounce the conditions back to the main target.
  • The minions created by and apply Bleeding Bleeding.
  • Transfering conditions with might be faster than .


  • When playing with a Staff, you can use .
  • With a Warhorn in your 2nd weapon set, use .
  • For your shroud you have .
Build rating - 3 stars
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3 Ratings
5 stars
FormerBearbowUser gave this build 5 stars March 2017

A good build for f2p players, but worse than the reaper build

0 stars
Nexace gave this build 0 stars February 2017

The focus of Lich Form is purely to stack toughness from jagged horrors. This concept has been made obsolete with the Reaper shout, "Rise!". This build is much more effective when tanking with the synergy between Reaper and Death Magic.

In addition, Blood Magic's grandmaster trait "Transfusion", while extremely powerful at healing others, will no longer heal you and the Life Force gain does not scale with Healing. So unless you want a to make a support build, I would swap blood magic with your choice of dps: Spite or Curses.

5 stars
Fredor gave this build 5 stars August 2016

Worse than the viper horror build. More useful than the reaper gs and the standard necro power build. Thus good.