Necromancer Command Skeletons Group Build With LoN Set

Last updated on Feb 24, 2019 at 08:34 by Deadset 1 comment
General Information

Welcome to our build guide for LoN Skeletons Group 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 2.6.4 and Season 16.

1. Introduction

Focusing on the combination of the Legacy of Nightmares set's adaptability, underlying Thorns synergy and the natural summoner capabilities of the class, the LoN Skeleton Necromancer emerges as a capable Rift Guardian killer spec. This pure single target, multiplayer-oriented spec only plays a 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 Group LoN 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 Kill Command Kill Command 1 Land of the Dead Icon Land of the Dead Plaguelands Plaguelands 2 Bone Spear Icon Bone Spear Blighted Marrow Blighted Marrow 3 Death Nova Icon Death Nova Blight Blight 4 Bone Armor Icon Bone Armor Dislocation Dislocation
Passive Skills

2.2. Gear Setup

The required gear setup for the Group LoN 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 Top Tier group pushing build for its class in the current Season.

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. Changelog

  • 24 Feb. 2019 (gear page): Guide overhaul with the meta shift into a LoN version of the build.
  • 24 Feb. 2019 (this page): Guide overhaul with the meta shift into a LoN version of the build.
  • 24 Feb. 2019 (skills page): Guide overhaul with the meta shift into a LoN version of the build.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (skills page): Information was reviewed and approved for Season 16 with no changes required.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (this page): Guide was revised with additional recommendations for Season 16.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (gear page): Added suggestions for the baseline Ring of Royal Grandeur for Seasonal characters.
  • 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 (this page): Several corrections to the guide going into Patch 2.6.1.
  • 27 Oct. 2017 (skills page): Made a few adjustments to the skill list.
  • 27 Oct. 2017 (gear page): Ancient Parthan Defenders are now the default bracers and Lacuni Prowlers the alternative (was previously the opposite).
  • 20 Jul. 2017 (this page): Build added.
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