Necromancer Bone Spear Build With Masquerade

Last updated on Aug 26, 2022 at 10:00 by Deadset 46 comments
Build Variations Updated for Season 27, Patch 2.7.4 Main Build Solo Greater Rift Progression Nephalem Rift Farming
1.

Introduction

Using the powers of the dedicated Masquerade of the Burning Carnival set, this Necromancer build focuses on a unique amalgamation of Simulacrums and Bone Spear to produce a crafty sniping playstyle that can take its time setting up fights due to its impressive endurance. This build is available in a Greater Rift pushing and standard rift speed farming variations (see links just below).

2.

Quick Reference

2.1.

Skill Setup

The basic skill setup of the Masquerade Bone Spear Necromancer is displayed below. Read the dedicated Skills page for detailed information on choices, alternatives and build customization.

Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Grim Scythe Icon Grim Scythe Frost Scythe Frost Scythe Right Mouse Button Bone Spear Icon Bone Spear Blighted Marrow Blighted Marrow 1 Bone Armor Icon Bone Armor Dislocation Dislocation 2 Decrepify Icon Decrepify Borrowed Time Borrowed Time 3 Blood Rush Icon Blood Rush Potency Potency 4 Simulacrum Icon Simulacrum Reservoir Reservoir
Passive Skills
2.2.

Gear Setup

The required gear setup for the Masquerade Bone Spear Necromancer is listed below. Check the Gear page for detailed information on choices, alternatives, gemming, Kanai's Cube and Paragon distribution.

2.2.1.

Angelic Crucible Sanctification

Season 27 comes with the theme of Angelic Crucibles — consumable items that empower Legendary items with perfected Ancient-level stats, as well as infuse them with one of three unique, powerful, class-specific abilities at random.

Unfortunately, Bone Spear-based builds do not have a great way of utilizing the three Sanctification powers. Thus, you should simply use Angelic Crucibles on an item that crosses over most (if not all) variants of a build, and is also an item that is relatively harder to perfect than other slots (since sanctifying an item maximizes its stats). The Sanctification power outcome does not matter. In the case of this build, a good candidate for Sanctification are your weapon, Scythe of the Cycle Scythe of the Cycle, or a jewelry piece like Krysbin's Sentence Krysbin's Sentence.

You can read more on Angelic Crucibles and the sanctification process in our dedicated Angelic Crucible Mechanics guide.

2.3.

Legendary Gems

2.4.

Kanai's Cube

3.

Changelog

  • 26 Aug. 2022 (gear page): Added Season 27 Angelic Crucible recommendations.
  • 26 Aug. 2022 (skills page): Skills and passives reviewed for Season 27.
  • 26 Aug. 2022 (this page): Added Season 27 Angelic Crucible recommendations.
  • 14 Apr. 2022 (this page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 14 Apr. 2022 (skills page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 14 Apr. 2022 (gear page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 08 Dec. 2021 (this page): Added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 08 Dec. 2021 (gear page): Added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 08 Dec. 2021 (skills page): Reviewed for Season 25.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (gear page): Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (skills page): No changes necessary for Season 24.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (this page): Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (gear page): Minor build revision and added follower recommendation.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (this page): Minor build revision and added follower recommendation.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (skills page): Minor build revision.
  • 29 Nov. 2020 (skills page): Fixed rotation to properly reflect S22 skill lineup.
  • 19 Nov. 2020 (this page): Revision of item, skill, and passive recommendations, alongside advice for Season 22 changes.
  • 19 Nov. 2020 (gear page): Revision of item recommendations, alongside advice for Season 22 changes.
  • 19 Nov. 2020 (skills page): Revision of skill, rune, and passive recommendations.
  • 03 Jul. 2020 (this page): Guide added.
  • 03 Jul. 2020 (gear page): Guide added.
  • 03 Jul. 2020 (skills page): Guide added.
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