Necromancer - Well Support DPS

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

Focused on: Direct damage.

Designed for:

Overview

A utility DPS build for Necromancer. This build provides decent DPS and party support in the form of boonstrip, lifesteal, and Wells. However, it's inferior to builds using elite specializations and should only be played by players who don't have access to expansions.

Skill Bar

Dagger/WarhornHealingUtilityElite
Axe/Focus

Weapon Variants

x/Dagger
Deathly Swarm
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Deathly Swarm
Unleash an insect swarm blinding multiple foes. Transfer three conditions to your target on a successful attack.
Damage.pngDamage: 153
Blind.pngBlindness (6s): Next outgoing attack misses.
Book.pngNumber of Bounces: 3
Range.pngRange: 900
Enfeebling Blood
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Enfeebling Blood
Apply weakness and bleeding to foes in the target area.
Damage.pngDamage: 122
Bleed.png2Bleeding (10s): 850 Damage
Weakness.pngWeakness (10s): -50% Endurance Regeneration, 50% Fumble (Unrestricted)
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Radius.pngRadius: 240
Range.pngRange: 900

Use Dagger offhand for a blind and condition cleanse.

Skill Variants

Healing Skills

  • - better single target DPS than
    .
  • - if conditions are a problem.

Utility Skills

  • - better single target DPS than
    .
  • - destroys projectiles.
  • - AoE blind, useful if party members are downing to trash.
  • - AoE stability and condition cleanse.
  • - pulls enemies together for easier cleaving.
  • - if you don't have a support in the party providing might.
  • - on demand AoE resurrect.

Elite Skills

  • Lich Form Lich Form
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    Lich Form
    Spectral. Assume the form of a lich for a brief time. Entering this form destroys all minions and removes all other spectral effects. Gain life force when this skill ends.
    Stability.pngStability (3s): Cannot be knocked down, pushed back, pulled, launched, stunned, dazed, floated, sunk, feared, or taunted.
    Book.pngLife Force When Ending: 15%
    Radius.pngBoon Application Interval: 3 seconds
    Duration.pngDuration: 15 seconds
    - better burst damage than
    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
    . Also useful for soloing Thaumanova heat room with your massive health pool.

Specializations

Variants

  • if running Spectral skills.
  • if vulnerability is lacking.
  • if teammates are going down a lot.

Equipment

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6x
Superior Rune of the Scholar
18x
Mighty +5 Agony Infusion

Consumables

Food

  • Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup
    Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup.pngBowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup
    Nourishment (1 h):
    Food.png+100 Power+70 Ferocity+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable

Utility

  • Potent Superior Sharpening Stone Potent Superior Sharpening Stone
    Potent Superior Sharpening Stone.pngPotent Superior Sharpening Stone
    Nourishment (1 h):
    Potion.pngGain power equal to 3% of your precisionGain power equal to 6% of your ferocity+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    or slaying potions

Usage

DPS Rotation

Start in Axe/Focus

  1. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  2. Autoattack until Weapon swap Weapon swap is available
  3. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  4. until
    is available
  5. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  6. Repeat

Notes

  • Stay above 50% life force to benefit from
    .
  • Use
    and
    off cooldown.
  • Remember to tag enemies with
    , so you get the extra damage and healing from
    .
  • On some bosses, you can prestack marks with a staff for slightly better burst damage when the fight begins. You can do this on Siax, Skorvald, and Viirastra.

CC

General

  • Use
    ,
    , and
    if boonstrip is needed.
Build rating - 2 stars
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1 Ratings
2 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 2 stars October 2018

This build deals very crappy damage but brings a surprising amount of defensive utility, especially if the group doesn't have a dedicated healer. The best option for F2P Necro players.

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