Corpse Lance Necromancer Trag'Oul Variation

Last updated on Nov 19, 2020 at 09:00 by Deadset 38 comments

On this page, we explain everything that is specific to the Trag'Oul variant of Corpse Lance Necromancer. Updated for patch 2.6.10 and Season 22.

1.

Trag'Oul Blood Lance Variation

The Trag'Oul Blood Lance remains a very viable and capable GR progression build, which focuses on sniping elites rather than relying on the Pestilence full screen, auto-targeting mayhem. This variant's core dynamic comes from the delicate balance of spending life and depleting Corpses to fuel your damage dealer, Corpse Lance Corpse Lance Blood Lance Blood Lance, or replenishing life and consuming Corpses through Blood Rush Blood Rush Transfusion Transfusion and Devour Devour Cannibalize Cannibalize .

2.

Adapting Skills

Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Corpse Lance Icon Corpse Lance Blood Lance Blood Lance Right Mouse Button Blood Rush Icon Blood Rush No rune chosen 1 Devour Icon Devour Cannibalize Cannibalize 2 Command Skeletons Icon Command Skeletons Dark Mending Dark Mending 3 Decrepify Icon Decrepify Borrowed Time Borrowed Time 4 Land of the Dead Icon Land of the Dead Frozen Lands Frozen Lands
Passive Skills

To play into the 6-piece bonus of the Trag'Oul set, you will have to use the strongest, Life-spending rune of Corpse Lance Corpse LanceBlood Lance Blood Lance.

With Blood Lance Blood Lances consuming a considerable amount of health, especially during Land of the Dead Land of the Dead, you will have to counterbalance them with an even stronger effect — the Cannibalize Cannibalize rune on Devour Devour.

When it comes to Trag'Oul set builds, Blood Rush Blood Rush deserves a special mention. Selection of a particular rune is not necessary; due to the 2-piece bonus, you receive the benefits of the Potency Potency toughness buff, Transfusion Transfusion healing, Molting Molting Corpse generation, and Metabolism Metabolism double charge — all the while losing the drawbacks of the skill from the Hemostasis Hemostasis rune. Playing around the Transfusion Transfusion healing is especially important, since in any decently populated fight it can replenish a decent chunk of what you lost from Blood Lance Blood Lances.

3.

Adapting Gear

Naturally, this variant replaces the Pestilence set with the 6-piece Trag'Oul set in all the same slots. All stat recommendations and other legendary and set items are completely identical to the Pestilence spec.

Slot Pieces Stat Priority
Head
  1. Intelligence
  2. Socket
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Vitality
Shoulders
  1. Intelligence
  2. Corpse Lance %
  3. Cooldown Reduction
  4. Vitality
Torso
  1. Intelligence
  2. 3 Sockets
  3. Vitality
  4. Corpse Lance %
  5. Armor
Wrists
  1. Intelligence
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Physical Damage
  4. Vitality
Hands
  1. Intelligence
  2. Critical Hit Damage
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Cooldown Reduction
  5. Vitality
Waist
  1. Intelligence
  2. Vitality
  3. Armor
  4. Life %
Legs
  1. Intelligence
  2. 2 Sockets
  3. Vitality
  4. Armor
Feet
  1. Intelligence
  2. Vitality
  3. Armor
  4. All Resistance
  5. Movement Speed
Amulet
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Damage
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Physical Damage
  5. Intelligence
Ring #1
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Damage
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Cooldown Reduction
Ring #2
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Damage
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Cooldown Reduction
Weapon
  1. High Damage Range
  2. Intelligence
  3. Socket (preferably from Ramaladni's Gift Ramaladni's Gift)
  4. Cooldown Reduction
  5. Max Essence (Secondary Stat)
  6. % Weapon Damage
Off-hand
  1. Intelligence
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Cooldown Reduction
  4. Max Essence (Secondary Stat)

To help you with farming the gear you need for your builds, we have two very useful guides that you can access by clicking the links below: a Salvage Guide to help you quickly check whether or not you can safely salvage a piece of gear and a Legendary Farming Guide to help you efficiently farm legendaries and set items.

4.

Adapting Gemming

You will maintain the selection from the main Pestilence version of the build: Bane of the Trapped Bane of the Trapped and Zei's Stone of Vengeance Zei's Stone of Vengeance for the damage amplification, and Gogok of Swiftness Gogok of Swiftness for the CDR and Increased Attack Speed value.

Slot Gems
Jewelry
Helm
Torso and Pants
Weapon

For more information about gems, please refer to our guide on gems.

5.

Adapting Kanai's Cube

You will keep the setup from the solo progression spec, using Reilena's Shadowhook Reilena's Shadowhook for Essence-based damage amplification, Corpsewhisper Pauldrons Corpsewhisper Pauldrons as a Corpse Lance Corpse Lance-dedicated legendary, and Ring of Royal Grandeur Ring of Royal Grandeur to tie the bonuses of Trag'Oul and Cpt. Crimson sets together.

During Season 22, you are able to add Trag'Oul's Corroded Fang Trag'Oul's Corroded Fang in the fourth slot of the Cube, and passively enjoy its damage multiplication benefits from the curses you spread.

The Kanai's Cube can be used for much more than simply extracting Legendary powers from items. Please refer to our Kanai's Cube guide for more information.

6.

Changelog

  • 19 Nov. 2020: Revision of item, skill, and passive recommendations, alongside advice for Season 22 changes.
  • 02 Jul. 2020: Guide was revised with respect to the changes to the Jesseth set in Season 21.
  • 12 Mar. 2020: No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 22 Nov. 2019: Reviewed for Season 19.
  • 23 Aug. 2019: Reviewed and approved for Season 18.
  • 12 May 2019: Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 17.
  • 27 Oct. 2017: Moved Trag'Oul as a progression variant.
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