Generator Necromancer BiS Gear, Gems, and Paragon Points

Last updated on Jun 14, 2018 at 15:20 by Deadset 3 comments

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General Information

Below, we detail the items and gems that you should use for your Generator Necromancer in Diablo 3 and why. We also list your paragon points and Kanai's Cube items. Updated for patch 2.6.1 and Season 15.

The other pages of our Generator Necromancer guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

1. Best in Slot Gear and Alternatives

The build equips all six available pieces of the Grace of Inarius set, leaving the jewelry for a split between offense and defense. Rolls-wise, this primary attack-reliant build makes good use of skill damage, attack speed and area damage across gear. Your ability damage focus will be spent entirely on Grim Scythe Grim Scythe, so try to roll a % increase to its damage on Inarius's Reticence Inarius's Reticence and Dayntee's Binding Dayntee's Binding (discussed below). Inarius's Conviction Inarius's Conviction and Inarius's Perseverance Inarius's Perseverance can be dedicated entirely to toughness rolls, while Inarius's Understanding Inarius's Understanding needs to include a Crit Chance roll alongside the high main stats. Area Damage will be sought on both Inarius's Martyrdom Inarius's Martyrdom and Inarius's Will Inarius's Will, with cooldown reduction accompanying it on the former and double crit stats on the latter.

Your jewelry will be a mixture of defensive and offensive pieces. In terms of protection, the Inarius-specific Wisdom of Kalan Wisdom of Kalan is invaluable with its extension of Bone Armor Bone Armor stacks, feeding directly into the set 4-piece bonus. Unity Unity is a standard cross-class protective piece, offering 50% damage reduction when paired with another on the follower, alongside an immortality relic for them (e.g., Enchanting Favor Enchanting Favor). As far as offense is concerned, you can wear your better rolled ring between Convention of Elements Convention of Elements and Krysbin's Sentence Krysbin's Sentence, and cube the other. Convention of Elements Convention of Elements provides a massive elemental damage increase for this build during the Poison cycle, with extra value due to Necromancers having the smallest (3-element) rotation on the ring. Krysbin's Sentence Krysbin's Sentence on the other hand, doubles your damage against targets affected by a Slow. This bonus is virtually permanent due to the level 25 property of Bane of the Trapped Bane of the Trapped, which creates a slowing field in your melee range, where you naturally fight with the Inarius set. It also triples the bonus if you affect enemies with any other form of CC — a mighty effect that you will trigger with a combination of Bone Armor Bone Armor Dislocation Dislocation activations, as well as hard CC (Freeze, Stun, Blind) secondary stats on your gear, and the occasional stuns provided by the follower.

Dayntee's Binding Dayntee's Binding is the solitary Necromancer-specific belt, which compensates its lack of flashy offensive powers with a mighty defensive bulwark — 50% extra damage reduction as long as there is an enemy afflicted by your curses.

Due to the lack of dedicated or necessary bracers in this setup, your best choice for the slot becomes Nemesis Bracers Nemesis Bracers. While traditionally associated with speed farming, these bracers will shorten progression runs as well by providing you an elite at every Pylon you encounter in a Greater Rift.

Your weapon and offhand best-in-slots are locked down by the necessities of the build. Trag'Oul's Corroded Fang Trag'Oul's Corroded Fang is a dedicated Grim Scythe Grim Scythe Cursed Scythe Cursed Scythe legendary item that guarantees the curse application of your primary attack, and greatly amplifies your damage against afflicted targets. Leger's Disdain Leger's Disdain is a phylactery that dictates the entire dynamic of the build, providing a substantial damage increase for every point of Essence restored by Grim Scythe Grim Scythe. This mechanic alone requires that you dump resource on a regular basis, and strive to remain as low as possible.

Slot Pieces Stat Priority
Head
  1. Intelligence
  2. Socket
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Vitality
Shoulders
  1. Intelligence
  2. Area Damage
  3. Cooldown Reduction
  4. Vitality
Torso
  1. Intelligence
  2. 3 Sockets
  3. Vitality
  4. Elite Damage Reduction
  5. Armor
Wrists
  1. Intelligence
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Poison Damage %
  4. Vitality
Hands
  1. Intelligence
  2. Critical Hit Damage
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Attack Speed
  5. Area Damage
  6. Vitality
Waist
  1. Intelligence
  2. Grim Scythe %
  3. Armor
  4. Vitality
Legs
  1. Intelligence
  2. 2 Sockets
  3. Grim Scythe %
  4. Vitality
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. Poison Damage %
  5. Intelligence
Ring #1
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Damage
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Attack Speed
  5. Area Damage
Ring #2
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Damage
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Attack Speed
  5. Area Damage
Weapon
  1. High Damage Range
  2. Intelligence
  3. Socket (preferably from Ramaladni's Gift Ramaladni's Gift)
  4. Attack Speed
  5. Area Damage
Off-hand
  1. Intelligence
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Grim Scythe %
  4. Area Damage

2. Paragon Points

Slot Paragon Points
Core
  1. Movement Speed up to 25% cap
  2. Maximum Essence
  3. Intelligence
  4. Vitality
Offense
  1. Critical Hit Damage
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Attack Speed
  4. Cooldown Reduction
Defense
  1. Armor
  2. Life %
  3. All Resistance
  4. Life Regeneration
Utility
  1. Area Damage
  2. Life on Hit
  3. Resource Cost Reduction
  4. Gold Find

3. Gems

Bane of the Trapped Bane of the Trapped is a potent source of additional damage, as it is its own multiplier in your total damage calculation. The gem procs itself with its level 25 property when in melee range, synergizing with the close-and-personal range of Inarius Necromancer builds.

Simplicity's Strength Simplicity's Strength is one of the best DPS gems you can take for the build, as it was changed into a separate damage multiplication source to primary skills in Patch 2.4.1. Upgrading with a steady pace of half a percent per gem level, it quickly becomes a priority and a fixture in your gem choices. Its buffed healing secondary effect is just icing on the cake.

Bane of the Stricken Bane of the Stricken occupies the third and final jewelry socket in GRs. Building up your damage multiplicatively in prolonged fights and with a level 25 bonus specifically targeting Rift Guardians, this gem is designed to assist AoE heavy builds in their struggle against single-target, high-HP enemies.

Slot Gems
Jewelry
Helm
Torso and Pants
Weapon

4. Kanai's Cube

Stored in the Weapon slot of Kanai's Cube, Nayr's Black Death Nayr's Black Death is the damage amplification source of choice for this strictly poison-oriented build. Maximized via the Cube to its 100% value per skill added, this scythe results in an impressive 400% multiplication total in this build setup.

Depth Diggers Depth Diggers are a natural inclusion in this generator build, since by cubing them you gain the maximized 100% damage increase to your generator (multiplicative damage source as of Patch 2.4.1).

As previously mentioned, your jewelry slot in the Cube will vary according to your better roll of Convention of Elements Convention of Elements and Krysbin's Sentence Krysbin's Sentence (simply cube the inferior).

5. Follower

For more information regarding followers, we advise you to read our Follower Guide, which contains detailed advice for choosing the skills and the gear of your follower.

About the Author

This build is presented to you by Deadset, one of the very few professional Diablo 3 players. Deadset regularly publishes video guides on Youtube and streams on Twitch, where you can see how this and other builds play out in practice.

6. Changelog

  • 27 Mar. 2018: Added the guide.
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