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Necromancer Corpse Lance Build With Trag'Oul Set

Last updated on Jul 15, 2017 at 17:57 by Deadset 41 comments

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General Information

Welcome to our build guide for Trag'Oul 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 and Season 11.

1. Introduction

Grasping the essence of his own life forces with the might of the Trag'Oul's Avatar set, the Blood Lance Necromancer inflicts controlled wounds onto himself to empower his strikes against the enemy. This daredevil, burst damage spec is available in both Greater Rift solo progression and regular Rift farming variations, explained in that order.

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 Trag'Oul Blood Lance Necromancer is displayed below. Read the dedicated Skills page for detailed information on choices, alternatives and build customization.

4. Builds

Greater Rift Solo Progress Speedfarming Variation
Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Corpse Lance Icon Corpse Lance Blood Lance Blood Lance Right Mouse Button Blood Rush Icon Blood Rush No rune chosen 1 Devour Icon Devour Cannibalize Cannibalize 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
Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Corpse Lance Icon Corpse Lance Blood Lance Blood Lance Right Mouse Button Blood Rush Icon Blood Rush No rune chosen 1 Bone Armor Icon Bone Armor Dislocation Dislocation 2 Frailty Icon Frailty Aura of Frailty Aura of Frailty 3 Command Golem Icon Command Golem Flesh Golem Flesh Golem 4 Land of the Dead Icon Land of the Dead Frozen Lands Frozen Lands
Passive Skills

4.1. Gear Setup

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

4.2. Legendary Gems

4.3. Kanai's Cube

5. Role in the Current Meta

This build is ranked as the Top Tier solo pushing build for its class in the current Season.

This build is oriented mostly at solo Rifting (Greater and Normal). Due to its mediocre mobility on long distances, it is not recommended for Bounties. It is also not recommended for group Greater Rifts past the point where every party member can handle the content on his own.

6. Reading Further

To go in-depth on the skills, passives, itemization, gemming and variations to get the most out of this build, follow these pages:

  • Skills and Runes: exhaustive breakdown of the skill and passive choices, along with synergies, rotation and breakpoints (if applicable);
  • Gear, Gems, and Paragon Points: detailed explanations of BiS gear, stat priorities, gemming (both regular and legendary), rerolling and breakpoints (if applicable);
  • Speed Farming Variation: Trag'Oul Corpse Lance variation for endgame speed farming;
  • Follower Guide: for more information regarding followers, we advise you to read our guide, which contains detailed advice on choosing the skills and the gear of your companion.

About the Author

This build is presented to you by Deadset, one of the very few professional Diablo 3 players. Deadset regularly publishes video guides on Youtube and streams on Twitch, where you can see how this and other builds play out in practice.

7. ChangeLog

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  • 15 Jul. 2017 (speed farming variant page): Updated the speed farming guide with optimized suggestions.
  • 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 (gear page): Gear recommendations updated.
  • 07 Jul. 2017 (skills page): Skill recommendations updated.
  • 26 Jun. 2017 (this page): Guide added.
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