Necromancer Corpse Lance Build with Pestilence or Trag'Oul's set

Last updated on Nov 22, 2019 at 11:10 by Deadset 28 comments

Welcome to our build guide for Corpse Lance 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 2.6.7 and Season 19.

For more information regarding followers, we advise you to read our follower guide, which contains detailed advice on choosing the skills and the gear of your companion.

1.

Introduction

The Corpse Lance Necromancer is a powerful elite hunting build, capable of the whole spectrum of content difficulty with minor adjustments. This daredevil, burst damage spec is meant for Greater Rift solo progression. The present build is using the Pestilence set. We also have variations of this build: a Trag'Oul variation, a group progression variation, and speed farming variation; all accessible by using the links below.

2.

Video Guide

The following video guide was created to accompany the present written guide and demonstrate how to play the build in-game.

3.

Quick Reference

3.1.

Skill Setup

The basic skill setup of the Corpse Lance Necromancer is displayed below. Read the dedicated Skills page for detailed information on choices, alternatives and build customization.

Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Corpse Lance Icon Corpse Lance Brittle Touch Brittle Touch Right Mouse Button Blood Rush Icon Blood Rush Molting Molting 1 Devour Icon Devour Satiated Satiated 2 Decrepify Icon Decrepify Borrowed Time Borrowed Time 3 Simulacrum Icon Simulacrum Reservoir Reservoir 4 Land of the Dead Icon Land of the Dead Frozen Lands Frozen Lands
Passive Skills
3.2.

Gear Setup

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

3.3.

Legendary Gems

3.4.

Kanai's Cube

4.

Changelog

  • 22 Nov. 2019 (this page): Reviewed for Season 19.
  • 22 Nov. 2019 (gear page): Reviewed for Season 19.
  • 22 Nov. 2019 (skills page): Reviewed for Season 19.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (skills page): Reviewed and approved for Season 18.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (gear page): Reviewed and approved for Season 18.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (this page): Guide was 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 (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.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (skills page): Information was reviewed and approved for Season 16 with no changes required.
  • 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.
  • 26 Nov. 2017 (skills page): Spreading Malediction is now a default choice and Decrepify its alternative.
  • 26 Nov. 2017 (gear page): Expanded the gearing explanations to clarify proper item rolls.
  • 26 Nov. 2017 (this page): Added the Pestilence group variation, adjusted Passive selection.
  • 12 Nov. 2017 (skills page): Added a passive alteration for an endgame optimized character.
  • 27 Oct. 2017 (skills page): Guide shifted to suggest Pestilence set as the main setup, and Trag'Oul as a variation.
  • 27 Oct. 2017 (this page): Guide shifted to suggest Pestilence set as the main setup, and Trag'Oul as a variation.
  • 27 Oct. 2017 (gear page): The Pestilence set is now the main setup (and Trag'Oul is a variation).
  • 12 Jul. 2017 (skills page): Guide updated to reflect the meta shift to Simulacrum.
  • 12 Jul. 2017 (gear page): Guide updated to reflect the meta shift to Simulacrum.
  • 12 Jul. 2017 (this page): Guide updated to reflect the meta shift to Simulacrum.
  • 07 Jul. 2017 (skills page): Skill recommendations updated.
  • 07 Jul. 2017 (gear page): Gear recommendations updated.
  • 26 Jun. 2017 (this page): Guide added.
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