Necromancer Rathma Army of the Dead Build

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, a Greater Rift Speed Farming Variation and an alternate Greater Rift Solo Pushing Variation focusing on Physical damage.

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 Grim Scythe Icon Grim Scythe Cursed Scythe Cursed Scythe 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 Blighted Grasp Blighted Grasp 3 Blood Rush Icon Blood Rush Potency Potency 4 Revive Icon Revive Horrific Return Horrific Return
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.

2.3.

Legendary Gems

2.4.

Soul Shards (Season 25 Specific)

Check details on the specific rolls of the Soul Shards required for this build in the Gear page of this guide. Read more about Season 25 in our dedicated Season 25 Compendium, and about Soul Shards specifically our Soul Shard Mechanics Guide.

2.5.

Kanai's Cube

3.

Changelog

  • 08 Dec. 2021 (this page): Added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 08 Dec. 2021 (skills page): No changes required for Season 25.
  • 08 Dec. 2021 (gear page): Added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 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 (skills page): Guide added.
  • 29 Mar. 2021 (gear page): Guide added.
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