Necromancer - Core Minion Necromancer

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

Focused on: Strike damage

Designed for: Open WorldOpen World General and Open World Core

This build was last updated on August 18, 2022 and is up to date for the June 30, 2022 game patch.

Overview

A good open world starter Necromancer build for those who do not have access to expansions. This is a simple minion master build that features moderate damage and high defense.


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Skill Bar

Dagger/Warhorn
Axe/Dagger
Utility


Weapon Variants

  • Focus - defense and life force


Specializations


Blood Magic Variant

Replace Soul Reaping with Blood Magic for extra defense.


Equipment

Ascended gear and stat infusions are not required

This build uses gear similar to Build:Reaper_-_Power_DPS, making it ideal for general PVE.

Head
Berserker
Shoulders
Berserker
Chest
Berserker
Hands
Berserker
Legs
Berserker
Feet
Berserker
Backpiece
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Accessory
Berserker
Amulet
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Ring
Berserker
Dagger
Berserker
Warhorn
Berserker
Sigil
Sigil
Axe
Berserker
Dagger
Berserker
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6


  • - budget DPS
  • Knight Knight - defensive trinkets


Consumables

Food
  • Any ascended food is superior to any other food you could use. Steak for power, flatbread for conditions. Budget versions of these foods exist and are acceptable.
  • - farming
  • , - DPS
  • - defense
Utility
  • (and variants) - farming
  • , - dps


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


Ratings

This build has a rating of 3 stars based on 3 votes.
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1 star
Silvercyclone gave this build 1 star • December 2022
Minion Master is an excellent class but this build is complete crap. If i could give it a negative star score i could and its obvious people dont know what a minion master build is. This build is not supposed to be a high DPS build but more of a tank build that can survive anything. This build is sacrificing the damage the minions can do for the damage of the player. The minions share the player's condition damage so it makes more sense to increase that instead of Berserker armor try Viper as it will increase the damage done by the player as well as the condition damage of both the player and the minions. Also the sigils are best being Bursting and Corruption as they increase the condition Damage further. You should also use Staff for multiple enemies and scepter/focus for single enemies. Using the changes i recommend you should be able to solo almost anything.
5 stars
Mukiyuu gave this build 5 stars • November 2022
The power build itself is good and pretty strong against most of the content of the base game, the status that the minions have are fixed and the only status that scale is condition damage, expertize and concentration. Unfortunately all the minions don't have their own way to do condition unless you have the conditions on your character making the condition damage build not so worth it. Do the power build version and use staff to have AoE damage and get better results against packs of mobs.
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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