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Inarius Bone Storm Necromancer BiS Gear, Gems, and Paragon Points

Last updated on Jun 26, 2017 at 21:00 by Deadset

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General Information

Below, we detail the items and gems that you should use for your Inarius Bone Storm Necromancer in Diablo 3 and why. We also list your paragon points and Kanai's Cube items. Updated for patch 2.6 and Season 11.

The other pages of our Inarius Bone Storm 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 powerful offensive combinations. Rolls-wise, this cooldown-reliant build makes good use of CDR rolls and Corpse Lance % across gear. Since Corpse Lance Corpse Lance will be a meaningful part of your single target DPS, you will do well to increase its power through skill damage rolls on Inarius's Conviction Inarius's Conviction and Inarius's Martyrdom Inarius's Martyrdom. Cooldown reduction is a possible roll on Inarius's Martyrdom Inarius's Martyrdom and Inarius's Will Inarius's Will, and it is a desirable stat on both. The remainder of the set pieces — Inarius's Understanding Inarius's Understanding, Inarius's Reticence Inarius's Reticence and Inarius's Perseverance Inarius's Perseverance — can be left to toughness rolls.

Not skipping on any of the pieces required to obtain the 6-piece bonus of the Grace of Inarius opens a powerful offensive combo in the jewelry: the Endless Walk set, The Compass Rose The Compass Rose and The Traveler's Pledge The Traveler's Pledge amulet. This 2.4 rework adds a unique mechanic that slowly increases your damage by up to a 100% if you remain stationary, and drains it away and increases your damage reduction while moving. This dynamic mimics the Inarius Bone Storm playstyle, as you alternate between Blood Rush Blood Rush bursts of movement in search of the next big fight with extended periods of stationary Grim Scythe Grim Scythe and Corpse Lance Corpse Lance spam. Seek double Crit stats, CDR and an open Socket for The Compass Rose The Compass Rose and double Crit stats, Cold % and an open Socket on The Traveler's Pledge The Traveler's Pledge amulet.

Your remaining ring slot will ideally be taken by a Necromancer-specific legendary, Krysbin's Sentence Krysbin's Sentence, whose effect 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 Dizzying Curse Dizzying Curse's stun proc, Bone Armor Bone Armor Dislocation Dislocation activations, and the occasional Land of the Dead Land of the Dead Frozen Lands Frozen Lands.

Note that if you have a badly rolled Krysbin's Sentence Krysbin's Sentence, you will be better off cubing it and temporarily wearing a Unity Unity. Coupled with another Unity Unity on the follower, plus an immortality relic on him (i.e. Enchanting Favor Enchanting Favor), it will reduce incoming damage by 50%. This will, however, prevent you from grouping up and retaining your damage reduction. In groups, you should use Krysbin's Sentence Krysbin's Sentence on yourself and cube Wisdom of Kalan Wisdom of Kalan.

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 Decrepify Decrepify. Note that it is very likely to lose this bonus during or in between fights as you kill off previously afflicted enemies, and make a point to re-apply the curse on a regular basis.

Ancient Parthan Defenders Ancient Parthan Defenders are a known legendary to any progression build with hard CC at its disposal. These bracers will provide a scaling damage reduction effect for every stunned or frozen enemy in its radius, conveniently matching the fighting range of Inarius builds.

The recommended weapon for the build is the two-handed scythe Reilena's Shadowhook Reilena's Shadowhook, whose power scales your damage multiplicatively based on your maximum Essence. This places a strong emphasis on expanding your resource pool via Overwhelming Essence Overwhelming Essence, maxing resource in Paragons and attaining a high max Essence in the weapon's secondary stats. An alternative weapon setup is wielding the cube recommendation, Trag'Oul's Corroded Fang Trag'Oul's Corroded Fang, along with a Lidless Wall Lidless Wall of any applicable element (i.e. Cold for Corpse Lance Corpse Lance Brittle Touch Brittle Touch). This setup will hit for less on average, but will provide extra utility to the build in the form of shield defense and extra Cooldown Reduction.

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. Cold 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. Cold Damage %
  5. Intelligence
Ring #1
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Damage
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Cooldown Reduction
  5. Area Damage
Ring #2
  1. Socket
  2. Critical Hit Damage
  3. Critical Hit Chance
  4. Cooldown Reduction
  5. Area Damage
Weapon
  1. High Damage Range
  2. Intelligence
  3. Socket (preferably from Ramaladni's Gift Ramaladni's Gift)
  4. % Weapon Damage
  5. Max Essence (Secondary Stat)
  6. Cooldown Reduction
Weapon
  1. High Damage Range
  2. Intelligence
  3. Socket (preferably from Ramaladni's Gift Ramaladni's Gift)
  4. % Weapon Damage
  5. Max Essence (Secondary Stat)
  6. Cooldown Reduction
Off-hand
  1. Intelligence
  2. Critical Hit Chance
  3. Cold Damage %
  4. Cooldown Reduction
  5. Max Essence (Secondary Stat)

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. Cooldown Reduction
  4. Attack Speed
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.

Pain Enhancer Pain Enhancer benefits from the Crit bonuses of Brittle Touch Brittle Touch, and provides valuable extra Attack Speed for more Grim Scythe Grim Scythes and subsequent Mirinae procs. As Pain Enhancer Pain Enhancer's own damage proc scales from the damage amplifier of the Inarius 6-piece bonus, it also provides decent DPS from a rather unexpected source.

Similarly to Pain Enhancer Pain Enhancer, Mirinae, Teardrop of the Starweaver Mirinae, Teardrop of the Starweaver has a damage proc that scales with the Inarius 6-piece damage bonus. This turns the flashy, but otherwise inefficient gem into a powerful smiting force that consistently triggers off your attacks. Even the gem's secondary healing aspect is not lost on the build, as it has limited built in sources of sustain (mostly the free Leech Leech trigger off Cursed Scythe Cursed Scythe).

Slot Gems
Jewelry
Helm
Torso and Pants
Weapon

4. Kanai's Cube

Stored in the Weapon slot of Kanai's Cube, Trag'Oul's Corroded Fang Trag'Oul's Corroded Fang is a powerful legendary scythe that triples your damage against cursed enemies; a bonus that is trivial to maintain with Cursed Scythe Cursed Scythe and your own manual Decrepify Decrepify casts.

Our default recommendation for the armor slot in the Cube is Aquila Cuirass Aquila Cuirass, since it will halve incoming damage as long as you maintain above 90% of your resource reserve — a considerable defensive bonus when pushing for GR progress that is virtually permanent in this no-spender build. Once you have gotten used to the build and fully optimized your character (good rolls, high level gems, augmentations on gear), you can explore a more offensive option — Corpsewhisper Pauldrons Corpsewhisper Pauldrons — to increase your single target Corpse Lance Corpse Lance burst.

As previously mentioned, your jewelry slot in the Cube will vary according to your better roll of Unity Unity and Krysbin's Sentence Krysbin's Sentence (simply cube the inferior). For party play, use Wisdom of Kalan Wisdom of Kalan — a dedicated Inarius set legendary amulet, extending your maximum Bone Armor Bone Armor stacks from 10 to 15. This legendary will allow you to retain high damage reduction in groups.

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.

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