Necromancer Rathma Army of the Dead Build

Last updated on Aug 26, 2022 at 10:00 by Deadset 32 comments
1.

Introduction

The Bones of Rathma set sees a complete reimagining in Patch 2.7, one that transforms it into a Revive- and Army of the Dead-centric set that uses the power of his necromantic posse to reset an otherwise humongous cooldown, and turn it into a steady stream of nukes that envelop and control the battlefield. This guide will cover all of its available playstyles. The base one presented on this page is the Greater Rift Solo Pushing Variation, but this build also has a Nephalem Rift Farming Variation, and a Greater Rift Speed Farming Variation.

2.

Quick Reference

2.1.

Skill Setup

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

Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Siphon Blood Icon Siphon Blood Power Shift Power Shift Right Mouse Button Command Skeletons Icon Command Skeletons Frenzy Frenzy 1 Bone Armor Icon Bone Armor Dislocation Dislocation 2 Army of the Dead Icon Army of the Dead Death Valley Death Valley 3 Blood Rush Icon Blood Rush Potency Potency 4 Revive Icon Revive Personal Army Personal Army
Passive Skills
2.2.

Gear Setup

The required gear setup for the Rathma Army of the Dead Necromancer is listed below. Check the Gear page for detailed information on the required stat rolls on gear, itemization 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 aiming for the Army of the Dead Army of the Dead Sanctification, which adds the following power to your build:

  • Army of the Dead Sanctification: Enemies within 50 yards are constantly assaulted by the Army of the Dead Army of the Dead Unconventional Warfare Unconventional Warfare while this item is equipped.

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 Krysbin's Sentence Krysbin's Sentence and your weapon and off-hand combo, Jesseth Skullscythe Jesseth Skullscythe and Jesseth Skullshield Jesseth Skullshield.

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 (this page): Guide revised to reflect Funerary Pick changes, and added Season 27 Angelic Crucible recommendations.
  • 26 Aug. 2022 (skills page): Guide revised to reflect Funerary Pick changes, and added Season 27 Angelic Crucible recommendations.
  • 26 Aug. 2022 (gear page): Guide revised to reflect Funerary Pick changes, and added Season 27 Angelic Crucible recommendations.
  • 14 Apr. 2022 (this page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 14 Apr. 2022 (gear page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 14 Apr. 2022 (skills page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 08 Dec. 2021 (gear page): Added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 08 Dec. 2021 (this page): Added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 08 Dec. 2021 (skills page): No changes required for Season 25.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (gear page): Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (this page): Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (skills page): No changes required for Season 24.
  • 29 Mar. 2021 (this page): Guide added.
  • 29 Mar. 2021 (gear page): Guide added.
  • 29 Mar. 2021 (skills page): Guide added.
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