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:


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


Weapon Variants

Deathly Swarm
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
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

Utility Skills

Elite Skills

  • Lich Form Lich Form
    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
    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.



Spiteful Talisman.png Spiteful Talisman

Awaken the Pain.png Awaken the Pain

Close to Death.png Close to Death

Soul Reaping:

Unyielding Blast.png Unyielding Blast

Soul Barbs.png Soul Barbs

Death Perception.png Death Perception

Blood Magic:

Ritual of Life.png Ritual of Life

Vampiric Presence.png Vampiric Presence

Vampiric Rituals.png Vampiric Rituals



Ascended Head (Light).png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Shoulders (Light).png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Chest (Light).png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Hands (Light).png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Legs (Light).png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Feet (Light).png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Back.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Accessory1.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Accessory2.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Amulet.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Ring1.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Ring2.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Dagger.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Warhorn.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Superior Sigil of Force.png
Superior Sigil of Impact.png
PvE weapon swap.png
Ascended Axe.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Ascended Focus.png
Berserker stat icon.png
Superior Sigil of Force.png
Superior Sigil of Impact.png
Superior Rune of the Scholar.png6x
Superior Rune of the Scholar
Mighty +5 Agony Infusion



  • 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


  • 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
    or slaying potions


DPS Rotation

Start in Axe/Focus

  1. Ghastly Claws.png Ghastly Claws
  2. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  3. Locust Swarm.png Locust Swarm
  4. Autoattack until Weapon swap Weapon swap is available
  5. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  6. Ghastly Claws.png Ghastly Claws
  7. Reaper's Touch.png Reaper's Touch
  8. Death Shroud.png Death Shroud
  9. Tainted Shackles.png Tainted Shackles
  10. Life Blast.png Life Blast until Ghastly Claws.png Ghastly Claws is available
  11. End Death Shroud.png End Death Shroud
  12. Ghastly Claws.png Ghastly Claws
  13. Weapon swap Weapon swap
  14. Repeat


  • Use Well of Suffering.png Well of Suffering and Well of Corruption.png Well of Corruption off cooldown.
  • Remember to tag enemies with Well of Blood.png Well of Blood, so you get the extra damage and healing from Vampiric Rituals.png Vampiric Rituals.
  • 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.



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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