Generator Necromancer Speed Farming Variation

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

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General Information

On this page, we explain everything that is specific to the Speed Farming variant of Generator Necromancer. 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. Normal Rift Speed Farming Variation

The Inarius Generator Necromancer deals excellently with Normal Rift farming all the way through the highest Torment difficulties.

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.

2. Adapting Skills

Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Grim Scythe Icon Grim Scythe Cursed Scythe Cursed Scythe Right Mouse Button Blood Rush Icon Blood Rush Metabolism Metabolism 1 Skeletal Mage Icon Skeletal Mage Contamination Contamination 2 Frailty Icon Frailty Aura of Frailty Aura of Frailty 3 Command Skeletons Icon Command Skeletons Kill Command Kill Command 4 Bone Armor Icon Bone Armor Dislocation Dislocation
Passive Skills

In the skill selection, you will accomplish that by:

  • Making a mental note to spam Bone Armor Bone Armor on enemy packs during In-geom In-geom uptime. The In-geom In-geom proc will effectively nullify that cooldown, allowing you an easy proc of Krysbin's Sentence Krysbin's Sentence on every pack with a Dislocation Dislocation cast.
  • Swapping the defensive Potency Potency rune of Blood Rush Blood Rush for the double charges of Metabolism Metabolism.
  • Swapping the extra Nayr's Black Death Nayr's Black Death proc from Death Nova Death Nova Blight Blight for the automated, offense staple Frailty Frailty Aura of Frailty Aura of Frailty. Note the extension of the aura radius through your gold pickup radius — an important factor that you will influence through gearing (see below).
  • Changing the full resource dump of Skeletal Mage Skeletal Mage Singularity Singularity to the more moderate spending of Contamination Contamination — this allows you to regain the lost Nayr's Black Death Nayr's Black Death stack.

3. 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 Briggs' Wrath Briggs' Wrath (for the automated, convenient pull on cursed enemies), 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, enabling a near screen-wide effect to Aura of Frailty Aura of Frailty.

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
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

4. 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
Jewelry
Helm
Torso and Pants
Weapon

5. 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, Depth Diggers Depth Diggers and Krysbin's Sentence Krysbin's Sentence.

About the Author

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6. Changelog

  • 27 Mar. 2018: Added the guide.
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