Inarius Corpse Explosion Necromancer Speed Farming Variation

Last updated on Apr 10, 2024 at 09:00 by Deadset 2 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.

Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Decrepify Icon Decrepify Borrowed Time Borrowed Time Right Mouse Button Corpse Explosion Icon Corpse Explosion Close Quarters Close Quarters 1 Frailty Icon Frailty Aura of Frailty Aura of Frailty 2 Bone Armor Icon Bone Armor Harvest of Anguish Harvest of Anguish 3 Blood Rush Icon Blood Rush Metabolism Metabolism 4 Land of the Dead Icon Land of the Dead Shallow Graves Shallow Graves
Passive Skills

Adapting Rotation

When you are speed farming regular rifts, parts of your playstyle will adapt to the lowered challenge and focus more on speed and utility.

The T16 key farming build will mimic parts of the GR progression rotation, but with a greatly sped up and extremely aggressive playstyle. You will Bone Armor Bone Armor at the start of runs for the Inarius damage reduction, and then scout out with Blood Rush Blood Rush for elites and champion packs. Your goal is to find one, use Decrepify Decrepify Borrowed Time Borrowed Time and follow up with Land of the Dead Land of the Dead, and then blow up the elite with Corpse Explosion Corpse Explosion. This will kickstart your In-geom In-geom buff, which you pair with a Messerschmidt's Reaver Messerschmidt's Reaver in the Cube for an amalgamation of cooldown reduction sources that will cut the LotD downtime. Ideally you will be able to jump from pack to pack, chaining Land of the Dead Land of the Deads one into another and blowing up everything in your path with limitless Corpse Explosion Corpse Explosions.


Adapting Skills

Parts of the skill and passive selection will overlap with the base Greater Rift progression build, but others will have to change according to the task at hand. Ability to cross over great distances faster and more efficiently take precedence.

  • Your main damage dealer is still the namesake of the build: Corpse Explosion Corpse Explosion, taken with the melee range burst of Close Quarters Close Quarters — synergistic with the fighting range of the Inarius set.
  • Land of the Dead Land of the Dead is near-mandatory for endgame Necromancers, and is absolutely non-negotiable for Corpse-reliant builds such as this one. Since you do not need nearly as much damage for standard rift farming, you will alter the progression rune Frozen Lands Frozen Lands into the longer lasting Shallow Graves Shallow Graves as soon as you get comfortable with your DPS.
  • Scaling your damage with Grim Scythe Grim Scythe Cursed Scythe Cursed Scythe or Nayr stacking with Bone Spear Bone Spear Blighted Marrow Blighted Marrow will not be necessary for T16s, but Curses are never amiss — using Decrepify Decrepify Borrowed Time Borrowed Time occasionally (especially at the start of runs) can prevent CDR bottlenecks from unfavorable Rift monster compositions, while Frailty Frailty Aura of Frailty Aura of Frailty will provide a consistent, lazy culling effect all around you.
  • Bone Armor Bone Armor is the basis of Inarius builds as it provides both damage reduction and damage scaling via the 4- and 6-piece set bonuses. Transition from the progression-oriented Dislocation Dislocation (as soon as you are comfortable with your damage and do not feel the need for the hard CC proc of Krysbin's Sentence Krysbin's Sentence) into the speed boost of Harvest of Anguish Harvest of Anguish.
  • A movement skill is even more necessary during speed farming; Blood Rush Blood Rush stays in the build, but should be taken with the Metabolism Metabolism rune instead for the additional charge.

Adapting Gear

The Inarius set is still the basis of the build, but you will be taking 5 of the 6 available pieces and completing the full bonus by wearing a Ring of Royal Grandeur Ring of Royal Grandeur. Drop Inarius's Perseverance Inarius's Perseverance from the GR progression setup for the speed boost of Steuart's Greaves Steuart's Greaves, which will send you flying through key farming runs.

Utility slots also vary according to solo or group play, as you have to take care of certain bonuses that are usually relegated to the follower yourself when partying up. The bracer and belt slots that are occupied by protective pieces in GR progression are better taken by Warzechian Armguards Warzechian Armguards (for the environment destruction-based movement speed boost) and Goldwrap Goldwrap (for the near-invulnerability it provides through its interaction with Avarice Band Avarice Band and Boon of the Hoarder Boon of the Hoarder. When partying up, you might want to be able to proc the extra elite spawn at Pylons yourself (usually done by the follower in solo play), which means wearing Nemesis Bracers Nemesis Bracers.

You have three main legendaries that compete for your ring slots during T16 farming. Ring of Royal Grandeur Ring of Royal Grandeur is necessary to complete the Inarius set bonus while wearing utility legendaries. Krysbin's Sentence Krysbin's Sentence is a massive damage multiplier, scaling based on crowd control effects. Briggs' Wrath Briggs' Wrath pulls Cursed enemies in tight clumps around you for the convenience of your Corpse Explosion Corpse Explosion destruction. Wear your two best-rolled rings between these three, and Cube the third. The fourth supremely useful ring during T16 speed farming is Avarice Band Avarice Band, but it can be equipped by your Follower and its powers will be "emanated" to you as if you wore the item yourself. You cannot take your Follower with you when you group up, but you certainly do not want to miss out on the pickup radius, which requires that you drop Briggs' Wrath Briggs' Wrath or Krysbin's Sentence Krysbin's Sentence from your jewelry for Avarice.

The Johnstone The Johnstone and your best rolled Phylactery will carry over from your GR progression build right into farming. (Note that you can play a lot more recklessly with The Johnstone The Johnstone bonuses, and you will not have to stress carrying over stacks from one LotD into the next.) Your weapon will be swapped from the GR progression-oriented Trag'Oul's Corroded Fang Trag'Oul's Corroded Fang into the speed farming staple In-geom In-geom, which will allow you to chain Land of the Dead Land of the Dead casts with minimal effort once you get the snowball rolling.

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

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 Gems

Both Gogok of Swiftness Gogok of Swiftness (CDR) and Bane of the Trapped Bane of the Trapped (damage) still bring excellent value to the build in T16 keyfarm. Within the limited challenges of T16 rifts, Bane of the Stricken Bane of the Stricken should be replaced by Boon of the Hoarder Boon of the Hoarder. This gem increases your movement speed and provides near-infinite Toughness through its interaction with Avarice Band Avarice Band (either slotted in the Cube during group play, or worn by your follower in solo play), and the worn Goldwrap Goldwrap.

Slot Gems
Torso and Pants

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


Adapting Kanai's Cube

For your weapon slot, you should run Messerschmidt's Reaver Messerschmidt's Reaver as your second cooldown reduction powerhouse, paired with your equipped In-geom In-geom; both will work exceptionally well with this LotD-dependent build.

Grasps of Essence Grasps of Essence is a cornerstone legendary for the build and remains just as necessary in T16s as it is in GRs, by bringing 1,000% independent damage multiplier to Corpse Explosion Corpse Explosion.

In the jewelry slot, you should slot your weakest rolled ring between the ones outlined above: Krysbin's Sentence Krysbin's Sentence, Briggs' Wrath Briggs' Wrath, or Ring of Royal Grandeur Ring of Royal Grandeur.

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 T16 rifts farming is the Enchantress due to her vast array of bonuses that complement this build; most notably, Prophetic Harmony Prophetic Harmony for the Cooldown Reduction and Amplification Amplification for the elemental damage increase, both of which you can attain by using a Hand of the Prophet Hand of the Prophet.

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

The preferred potions for this build are Bottomless Potion of Kulle-Aid Bottomless Potion of Kulle-Aid (allowing you to break down Waller affixes that impede your positioning) and Bottomless Potion of the Tower Bottomless Potion of the Tower (whose Armor-increasing properties complement the naturally high All Resistances stat of Necromancers). Pick whichever you feel helps you out the most.



  • 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.
  • 03 Dec. 2021: Thoroughly reworked for Season 25.
  • 19 Nov. 2020: Added S22 Cube recommendation.
  • 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 revised for Season 17.
  • 27 Oct. 2017: Removed note about Fueled by Death's bug.
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