Necromancer Corpse Explosion Build With LoD

Last updated on Aug 26, 2022 at 10:00 by Deadset 24 comments
Build Variations Updated for Season 27, Patch 2.7.4 Main Build Solo Greater Rift Progression Nephalem Rift Farming
1.

Introduction

Basing itself on the versatile and adaptable Legacy of Dreams power and stacking a bunch of empowering and synergistic legendary items, the LoD Corpse Explosion Necromancer provides a powerful and visually striking playstyle that relishes on exploding cadavers. 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 LoD Corpse Explosion 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 Blood Rush Icon Blood Rush Potency Potency 1 Land of the Dead Icon Land of the Dead Frozen Lands Frozen Lands 2 Bone Spear Icon Bone Spear Blighted Marrow Blighted Marrow 3 Corpse Explosion Icon Corpse Explosion Close Quarters Close Quarters 4 Bone Armor Icon Bone Armor Dislocation Dislocation
Passive Skills
2.2.

Gear Setup

The required gear setup for the LoD Corpse Explosion 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. For this build, we recommend introducing Command Golem Command Golem Flesh Golem Flesh Golem to your skill line-up (substituting either Land of the Dead Land of the Dead, one of the Poison skill procs for Nayr, or your movement ability — if you are feeling risky!) and aiming for the Command Golem Command Golem Sanctification, which adds the following power to your build:

  • Command Golem Sanctification: Your Golem now picks up corpses within 20 yards. Each corpse it stores allows you to cast any corpse spending ability (Corpse Explosion Corpse Explosion, Corpse Lance Corpse Lance, or Revive Revive) with the max number of corpses consumed per cast. Up to 30 corpses can be stored.

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). In the case of this build, good candidates for Sanctification are your weapon, Trag'Oul's Corroded Fang Trag'Oul's Corroded Fang, 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 (this page): Added Season 27 Angelic Crucible recommendations.
  • 26 Aug. 2022 (skills page): Skills and passives reviewed for Season 27.
  • 26 Aug. 2022 (gear page): Added Season 27 Angelic Crucible recommendations.
  • 14 Apr. 2022 (gear page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 14 Apr. 2022 (skills page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 14 Apr. 2022 (this page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 01 Feb. 2022 (this page): Altered the helm and off-hand recommendations to better fit the S25 meta.
  • 01 Feb. 2022 (gear page): Altered the helm and off-hand recommendations to better fit the S25 meta.
  • 08 Dec. 2021 (gear page): Minor gear and skill revision; added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 08 Dec. 2021 (this page): Minor gear and skill revision; added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 08 Dec. 2021 (skills page): Minor skill and passive revision.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (gear page): Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (this page): Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (skills page): No changes required for Season 24.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (skills page): No changes required for Season 23.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (this page): Minor gear adjustments and added a follower recommendation.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (gear page): Minor gear adjustments and added a follower recommendation.
  • 19 Nov. 2020 (gear page): Added S22 Cube recommendation.
  • 19 Nov. 2020 (this page): Added S22 Cube recommendation.
  • 19 Nov. 2020 (skills page): Passives changed to accommodate S22-specific changes.
  • 02 Jul. 2020 (this page): Guide added.
  • 02 Jul. 2020 (gear page): Guide added.
  • 02 Jul. 2020 (skills page): Guide added.
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