Necromancer Corpse Explosion Build With LoD

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Build Variations Updated for Season 31, Patch 2.7.7 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.

2.3.

Season 32 Theme — Ethereal Weapons

With this Season's addition of Ethereal Weapons as a theme, your ideal weapon during Greater Rift solo pushing will be:

  • Weapon: Blackbog's Sharp
2.3.1.

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.

2.4.

Legendary Gems

2.5.

Kanai's Cube

3.

Changelog

  • 10 Jul. 2024 (gear page): Added Season 32 advice for ethereal weapons.
  • 10 Jul. 2024 (skills page): Skills and passives reviewed for Season 32.
  • 10 Jul. 2024 (this page): Added Season 32 advice for ethereal weapons.
  • 10 Apr. 2024 (gear page): Added Season 31 advice for the unbound Kanai's Cube slots.
  • 10 Apr. 2024 (skills page): Skills and passives reviewed for Season 31.
  • 10 Apr. 2024 (this page): Added Season 31 advice for the unbound Kanai's Cube slots.
  • 10 Jan. 2024 (gear page): Revised guide for the permanent addition of the Altar of Rites, and added Season-specific Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 10 Jan. 2024 (skills page): Skills and passives reviewed for Season 30.
  • 10 Jan. 2024 (this page): Revised guide for the permanent addition of the Altar of Rites, and added Season-specific Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 13 Sep. 2023 (gear page): Added Season 29 Paragon Cap and Gearing recommendations.
  • 13 Sep. 2023 (skills page): Skills and passives reviewed for Season 29.
  • 13 Sep. 2023 (this page): Added Season 29 Paragon Cap and Gearing recommendations.
  • 22 Feb. 2023 (gear page): Added Season 28 Altar of Rites recommendations.
  • 22 Feb. 2023 (skills page): Skills and passives reviewed for Season 28.
  • 22 Feb. 2023 (this page): Added Season 28 Altar of Rites recommendations.
  • 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 (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 (gear page): Altered the helm and off-hand recommendations to better fit the S25 meta.
  • 01 Feb. 2022 (this 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 (skills page): Minor skill and passive revision.
  • 08 Dec. 2021 (this page): Minor gear and skill revision; added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (gear page): Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (skills page): No changes required for Season 24.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (this page): Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (gear page): Minor gear adjustments and added a follower recommendation.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (skills page): No changes required for Season 23.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (this page): Minor gear adjustments and added a follower recommendation.
  • 19 Nov. 2020 (gear page): Added S22 Cube recommendation.
  • 19 Nov. 2020 (skills page): Passives changed to accommodate S22-specific changes.
  • 19 Nov. 2020 (this page): Added S22 Cube recommendation.
  • 02 Jul. 2020 (gear page): Guide added.
  • 02 Jul. 2020 (skills page): Guide added.
  • 02 Jul. 2020 (this page): Guide added.
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