Necromancer Corpse Explosion Build With Trag'Oul and Jesseth Sets

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

Grasping the essence of his own life forces with the might of the Trag'Oul's Avatar set, this Corpse Explosion variant infuses lethal detonations with his very blood. This daring take on the exploding corpses Necro archetype is available in both Greater Rift speed farming (the present guide) and regular Rift farming (see the link above) variation.

2.

Quick Reference

2.1.

Skill Setup

The basic skill setup of the Trag'Oul 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 Command Skeletons Icon Command Skeletons Dark Mending Dark Mending 1 Land of the Dead Icon Land of the Dead Frozen Lands Frozen Lands 2 Corpse Explosion Icon Corpse Explosion Final Embrace Final Embrace 3 Blood Rush Icon Blood Rush Metabolism Metabolism 4 Devour Icon Devour Cannibalize Cannibalize
Passive Skills
2.2.

Gear Setup

The required gear setup for the Trag'Oul 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 Devour Devour) 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, Jesseth Skullscythe Jesseth Skullscythe, 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 (skills page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 14 Apr. 2022 (this page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 14 Apr. 2022 (gear page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 08 Dec. 2021 (this page): Guide reworked for the CE pushing meta; added Season 25 recommendation.
  • 08 Dec. 2021 (gear page): Guide reworked for the CE pushing meta; added Season 25 recommendation.
  • 08 Dec. 2021 (skills page): Guide reworked for the CE pushing meta.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (skills page): Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (gear page): Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (this page): Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (gear page): Added follower recommendation.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (this page): Added follower recommendation.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (skills page): No changes required for Season 23.
  • 19 Nov. 2020 (skills page): No changes required for Season 22.
  • 19 Nov. 2020 (this page): Added S22 Cube recommendation.
  • 19 Nov. 2020 (gear page): Added S22 Cube recommendation.
  • 02 Jul. 2020 (skills page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 02 Jul. 2020 (gear page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 02 Jul. 2020 (this page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (gear page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (this page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (skills page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 22 Nov. 2019 (skills page): Reviewed for Season 19.
  • 22 Nov. 2019 (gear page): Reviewed for Season 19.
  • 22 Nov. 2019 (this page): Reviewed for Season 19.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (this page): Item recommendations have been revised for Season 18.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (gear page): Item recommendations have been revised for Season 18.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (skills page): Reviewed and approved for Season 18.
  • 12 May 2019 (this page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 17.
  • 12 May 2019 (skills page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 17.
  • 12 May 2019 (gear page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 17.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (skills page): Information was reviewed and approved for Season 16 with no changes required.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (gear page): Added suggestions for the baseline Ring of Royal Grandeur for Seasonal characters.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (this page): Guide was revised with additional recommendations for Season 16.
  • 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.
  • 28 Oct. 2017 (this page): No changes necessary for Patch 2.6.1.
  • 07 Jul. 2017 (this page): Guide added.
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