Necromancer Command Skeletons Build With Inarius Set

Last updated on Sep 20, 2018 at 09:00 by Deadset 44 comments

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General Information

Welcome to our build guide for Inarius Skeletons Necromancer in Diablo 3. Here, you will learn everything you need to know to play this build at the highest level. This build is updated for patch 2.6.1 and Season 15.

1. Introduction

Working with the unlikely combination of the melee Inarius set and the natural summoner capabilities of the class, the Inarius Skeleton Necromancer emerges as a capable Rift Guardian killer spec. This pure single target, multiplayer-oriented spec only plays part of a composition with an AoE damage dealing party member and supports.

2. Quick Reference

2.1. Skill Setup

The basic skill setup of the Inarius Skeleton 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 Cursed Scythe Cursed Scythe Right Mouse Button Command Skeletons Icon Command Skeletons Frenzy Frenzy 1 Frailty Icon Frailty Early Grave Early Grave 2 Blood Rush Icon Blood Rush Potency Potency 3 Skeletal Mage Icon Skeletal Mage Skeleton Archer Skeleton Archer 4 Bone Armor Icon Bone Armor Thy Flesh Sustained Thy Flesh Sustained
Passive Skills

2.2. Gear Setup

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

2.3. Legendary Gems

2.4. Kanai's Cube

3. Role in the Current Meta

This build is ranked as a High Tier group pushing build for its class in the current Season. If high leaderboard position without strict adherence to the meta is attractive to you, consider using this build.

The build is strictly meant for group Greater Rifting, as it focuses purely on single target DPS to kill the Guardian with, and lacks meaningful AoE for the rest of the rift. In meta terms, the Inarius Skeleton Necromancer is a highly desirable build in any high Greater Rift progression party.

4. Reading Further

To go in-depth on the skills, passives, itemization, gemming and variations to get the most out of this build, follow these pages:

  • Skills and Runes: exhaustive breakdown of the skill and passive choices, along with synergies, rotation and breakpoints (if applicable);
  • Gear, Gems, and Paragon Points: detailed explanations of BiS gear, stat priorities, gemming (both regular and legendary), rerolling and breakpoints (if applicable).

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.

5. Changelog

  • 20 Sep. 2018 (this page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 15.
  • 14 Jun. 2018 (this page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 14.
  • 27 Oct. 2017 (gear page): Ancient Parthan Defenders are now the default bracers and Lacuni Prowlers the alternative (was previously the opposite).
  • 27 Oct. 2017 (skills page): Made a few adjustments to the skill list.
  • 27 Oct. 2017 (this page): Several corrections to the guide going into Patch 2.6.1.
  • 20 Jul. 2017 (this page): Build added.
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