Generator Necromancer Speed Farming Variation

Last updated on Apr 10, 2024 at 09:00 by Deadset 45 comments
Build Variations Updated for Season 31, Patch 2.7.7 Main Build Solo Greater Rift Progression Nephalem Rift Farming

Normal Rift Speed Farming Variation

The Inarius Generator Necromancer deals excellently with Normal Rift farming all the way through the highest Torment difficulties. We have solo speed GR rankings and solo speed T16 rankings if you want to know more about which builds are best for speed farming.

Within the limited scope of regular difficulties, the necessary damage and toughness to triumph over the enemy is significantly smaller. Thus, your best course of action is to improve utility and speed.


Adapting Skills

Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Grim Scythe Icon Grim Scythe Cursed Scythe Cursed Scythe Right Mouse Button Bone Spear Icon Bone Spear Blighted Marrow Blighted Marrow 1 Simulacrum Icon Simulacrum Blood and Bone Blood and Bone 2 Blood Rush Icon Blood Rush Metabolism Metabolism 3 Devour Icon Devour Devouring Aura Devouring Aura 4 Bone Armor Icon Bone Armor Dislocation Dislocation
Passive Skills

In the skill selection, you will accomplish that by:

  • Retaining a large part of your skill lineup: most of your damage will still come from Grim Scythe Grim Scythe Cursed Scythe Cursed Scythe, mimicked by your Simulacrum Simulacrum Blood and Bone Blood and Bone summons.
  • Making a mental note to cast Bone Armor Bone Armor on enemy packs during In-geom In-geom uptime. The In-geom In-geom effect will practically nullify that cooldown, allowing you an easy proc of Krysbin's Sentence Krysbin's Sentence on every pack with a Dislocation Dislocation cast.
  • In order not to overkill on DPS, swapping one of your poison procs (from the likes of Bone Spear Bone Spear Blighted Marrow Blighted Marrow, Command Skeletons Command Skeletons Kill Command Kill Command and such) for the Corpse consumption convenience from Devour Devour Devouring Aura Devouring Aura. Its radius will be extended by the effects of Avarice Band Avarice Band, and you gain additional movement speed via its interaction with Fueled by Death Fueled by Death.

Adapting Gear

Both the extra toughness form Unity Unity and the timed damage increase of Convention of Elements Convention of Elements greatly diminish in usefulness during Normal Rift farming. That progresion-oriented jewelry will be better replaced by a split between Krysbin's Sentence Krysbin's Sentence (for the ubiquitous Necromancer-specific damage buff) and an Avarice Band Avarice Band (for the synergy with Goldwrap Goldwrap and Boon of the Hoarder Boon of the Hoarder). Avarice Band Avarice Band is an Act III cache legendary that, in conjunction with a gemmed Boon of the Hoarder Boon of the Hoarder and a worn Goldwrap Goldwrap, will render you practically invulnerable during Normal Rift farming. Note that it also extends your pickup radius up to the whopping 30 yards as you pick up gold.

While it might seem like a massive damage loss at first, it is highly recommended that you drop Trag'Oul's Corroded Fang Trag'Oul's Corroded Fang during speed farming for the unlimited Blood Rush Blood Rush mobility provided by In-geom In-geom resets.

Slot Pieces Stat Priority
  1. Intelligence
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Vitality
  4. Attack Speed
  5. Pickup Radius (Secondary Stat)
  1. Intelligence
  2. Area Damage
  3. Armor
  4. Vitality
  5. Health Globe Healing Bonus (Secondary Stat)
  1. Intelligence
  2. 3 Sockets
  3. Armor
  4. Elite Damage Reduction
  5. Melee or Missile Damage Reduction (Secondary Stat)
  1. Intelligence
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Poison Damage %
  4. Vitality
  5. Melee or Missile Damage Reduction (Secondary Stat)
  1. Critical Hit Damage
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Area Damage
  4. Intelligence (or Attack Speed at high Paragon)
  5. Physical or Lightning Resistance (Secondary Stat)
  1. Intelligence
  2. Grim Scythe %
  3. Vitality
  4. Armor
  5. Freeze on Hit % (Secondary Stat)
  1. Intelligence
  2. 2 Sockets
  3. Grim Scythe %
  4. Armor
  5. Life per Kill (Secondary Stat)
  6. Pickup Radius (Secondary Stat)
  1. Intelligence
  2. Vitality
  3. Armor
  4. All Resistance
  5. Health Globe Healing Bonus (Secondary Stat)
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Damage
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Poison Damage %
  5. Cooldown Reduction
Ring #1
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Damage
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Area Damage or Attack Speed
Ring #2
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Damage
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Area Damage or Attack Speed
  1. High Damage Range
  2. Intelligence
  3. Socket (preferably from Ramaladni's Gift Ramaladni's Gift)
  4. Area Damage
  5. Attack Speed
  6. Life per Kill (Secondary Stat)
  1. High Damage Range
  2. Intelligence
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Grim Scythe %
  5. Area Damage

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.


Altar of Rites

The former Season 28 theme, the Altar of Rites, has been revised and re-added to Diablo 3 as a permanent character progression mechanic. — For virtually all builds and players of all skill levels — from casual to advanced — we recommend progressing through the Altar tree using the path outlined below. The suggested path is geared towards maximum quality of life first, then amplifying damage, and then mopping up the tree with defensive and edge case utility nodes.

Note that while they require reaching them with a Seal, Legendary Potion Powers are not part of the Seal cost system; Potions unlock with a separate resource called Primordial Ashes, obtained from salvaging Legendary or Set items of Primal (red bordered) quality. Upgrade them as soon as possible, and in the order shown below (courtesy of Caleko's Altar of Rites planner).

Altar of Rites Planner

You can read more on the Altar of Rites, Seals and Legendary Potion Powers in our dedicated Altar of Rites Mechanics guide.


Adapting Gemming

In speed runs, sheer number of attacks required to take down enemies is much smaller, allowing you to cut out Bane of the Stricken Bane of the Stricken in favor of Boon of the Hoarder Boon of the Hoarder — part of the gold utility triumvirate outlined above.

Slot Gems
Torso and Pants

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


Adapting Kanai's Cube

Alterations to the Kanai's Cube selection will not be necessary, and we recommend that you stick to the choices from the progression build — Nayr's Black Death Nayr's Black Death and Depth Diggers Depth Diggers for the damage multiplication, and Ring of Royal Grandeur Ring of Royal Grandeur to tie Inarius and the extra legendaries together.

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.



The recommended follower for this build during standard rift farming for keys is the Enchantress due to her numerous utility bonuses, allowing you to smooth out your speed runs even further.

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.


Legendary Potion

Your recommended potion is Bottomless Potion of the Tower Bottomless Potion of the Tower, whose Armor-increasing properties complement the naturally high All Resistances stat of Necromancers (due to Intelligence scaling Resistances) for optimal survivability.



  • 10 Apr. 2024: Guide reviewed for Season 31.
  • 10 Jan. 2024: Revised guide for the permanent addition of the Altar of Rites, and added Season-specific Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 13 Sep. 2023: Added Season 29 Paragon Cap and Gearing recommendations.
  • 22 Feb. 2023: Added Season 28 Altar of Rites recommendations.
  • 26 Aug. 2022: Added Season 27 Angelic Crucible recommendations.
  • 14 Apr. 2022: Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 08 Dec. 2021: Minor gear and skill revision; added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 22 Jul. 2021: Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 01 Apr. 2021: Minor gear revision and added a follower recommendation.
  • 19 Nov. 2020: Added S22 Cube recommendation.
  • 08 Jul. 2020: Overhauled the guide to include item recommendations based on the revised powers of Haunted Visions and Razeth's Volition.
  • 12 Mar. 2020: No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 22 Nov. 2019: Reviewed for Season 19.
  • 23 Aug. 2019: Reviewed for Season 18.
  • 12 May 2019: Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 17.
  • 27 Mar. 2018: Added the guide.
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