Necromancer Poison Scythe Build With LoD

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Build Variations Updated for Season 24, Patch 2.7.1 Main Build Solo Greater Rift Progression Group Trash Killer
1.

Introduction

Emerging from a combination of the Season 21 changes to the build-defining Haunted Visions amulet, the adaptability of the Legacy of Dreams bonus, and the plethora of Poison-themed skills at the Necromancer's disposal, this Necromancer build offers a simple-yet-deadly playstyle that reaps enemies without a thought for cooldowns. This build functions both for a solo progression and group play as the Trash Killer in the group.

2.

Quick Reference

2.1.

Skill Setup

The basic skill setup of the LoD Poison Scythe 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 Skeletal Mage Icon Skeletal Mage Contamination Contamination 1 Simulacrum Icon Simulacrum Blood and Bone Blood and Bone 2 Bone Spear Icon Bone Spear Blighted Marrow Blighted Marrow 3 Siphon Blood Icon Siphon Blood Power Shift Power Shift 4 Bone Armor Icon Bone Armor Dislocation Dislocation
Passive Skills
2.2.

Gear Setup

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

For non-Seasonal play (where you do not have access to Ethereal weapons) throughout the duration of Season 24, the recommended weapon for this build is:

2.3.

Legendary Gems

2.4.

Kanai's Cube

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Changelog

  • 22 Jul. 2021 (this page): Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (skills page): Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (gear page): Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (this page): Minor gear revision and added follower recommendation.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (gear page): Minor gear revision and added follower recommendation.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (skills page): No changes required for Season 23.
  • 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 (gear page): Overhauled the guide into a Poison Scythe version.
  • 02 Jul. 2020 (this page): Overhauled the guide into a Poison Scythe version.
  • 02 Jul. 2020 (skills page): Overhauled the guide into a Poison Scythe version.
  • 10 Mar. 2020 (this page): Guide added.
  • 10 Mar. 2020 (gear page): Guide added.
  • 10 Mar. 2020 (skills page): Guide added.
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