Necromancer Poison Scythe Build With LoD

Last updated on Nov 19, 2020 at 09:00 by Deadset 17 comments

Welcome to our build guide for LoD Poison Scythe 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 2.6.10 and Season 22.

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

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
2.1.1.

Season 22 Modification

Due to the 4th Kanai's Cube slot in Season 22 and the ability to include an extra damage multiplier in the form of Reilena's Shadowhook Reilena's Shadowhook, you will focus on expanding your Essence reserve alongside the usual recommendations for this build. Skill-wise, this means changing the base recommendation for the passive Eternal Torment Eternal Torment for Overwhelming Essence Overwhelming Essence.

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.

2.3.

Legendary Gems

2.4.

Kanai's Cube

3.

Changelog

  • 19 Nov. 2020 (gear page): Added S22 Cube recommendation.
  • 19 Nov. 2020 (trash killer 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): Overhauled the guide into a Poison Scythe version.
  • 02 Jul. 2020 (skills 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 (trash killer page): Guide added.
  • 10 Mar. 2020 (skills page): Guide added.
  • 10 Mar. 2020 (this page): Guide added.
  • 10 Mar. 2020 (gear page): Guide added.
Show more
Show less