Necromancer Skeletal Mages Build With Trag'Oul and Jesseth Sets

Last updated on Jul 22, 2021 at 09:00 by Deadset 24 comments
Build Variations Updated for Season 24, Patch 2.7.1 Main Build Solo Greater Rift Progression Nephalem Rift Farming
1.

Introduction

Grasping the essence of his own life forces with the might of the Trag'Oul's Avatar set, the Blood Mage Necromancer infuses his skeletal summons with very blood. This daring take on the summoner archetype is available in both regular Rift farming (the present guide) and Greater Rift solo progression (see link just below variations.

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

Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Skeletal Mage Icon Skeletal Mage Life Support Life Support Right Mouse Button Frailty Icon Frailty Aura of Frailty Aura of Frailty 1 Devour Icon Devour Cannibalize Cannibalize 2 Bone Armor Icon Bone Armor Dislocation Dislocation 3 Land of the Dead Icon Land of the Dead Frozen Lands Frozen Lands 4 Blood Rush Icon Blood Rush No rune chosen
Passive Skills
3.2.

Gear Setup

The required gear setup for the Blood Mage 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 and offhand for this build are:

3.3.

Legendary Gems

3.4.

Kanai's Cube

4.

Changelog

  • 22 Jul. 2021 (skills page): Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (this page): Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (gear page): Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (this page): Added follower recommendation.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (skills page): No changes required for Season 23.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (gear page): Added follower recommendation.
  • 19 Nov. 2020 (gear page): Added S22 Cube recommendation.
  • 19 Nov. 2020 (this page): Added S22 Cube recommendation.
  • 19 Nov. 2020 (skills page): No changes required for Season 22.
  • 02 Jul. 2020 (skills page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 02 Jul. 2020 (this page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 02 Jul. 2020 (gear page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (gear page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (skills page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (this page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 22 Nov. 2019 (gear page): Reviewed for Season 19.
  • 22 Nov. 2019 (this page): Reviewed for Season 19.
  • 22 Nov. 2019 (skills page): Reviewed for Season 19.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (skills page): Reviewed and approved for Season 18.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (gear page): Item recommendations have been revised for Season 18.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (this page): Item recommendations have been revised for Season 18.
  • 12 May 2019 (skills page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 17.
  • 12 May 2019 (this page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 17.
  • 12 May 2019 (gear page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 17.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (this page): Guide was revised with additional recommendations for Season 16.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (gear page): Added suggestions for the baseline Ring of Royal Grandeur for Seasonal characters.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (skills page): Information was reviewed and approved for Season 16 with no changes required.
  • 20 Sep. 2018 (this page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 15.
  • 14 Jun. 2018 (this page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 14.
  • 28 Oct. 2017 (this page): No changes necessary for Patch 2.6.1.
  • 07 Jul. 2017 (this page): Guide added.
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