Necromancer Skeletal Mages Build With Trag'Oul and Jesseth Sets

Last updated on May 12, 2019 at 09:00 by Deadset 10 comments
General Information

Welcome to our build guide for Trag'Oul Blood Mages 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 2.6.5 and Season 17.

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

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 and Greater Rift solo progression variations, explained in that order.

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.

4. Builds

Speedfarming Variation Greater Rift Solo Progress
Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Skeletal Mage Icon Skeletal Mage Life Support Life Support Right Mouse Button Command Skeletons Icon Command Skeletons Freezing Grasp Freezing Grasp 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
Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Siphon Blood Icon Siphon Blood Blood Sucker Blood Sucker Right Mouse Button Skeletal Mage Icon Skeletal Mage Life Support Life Support 1 Devour Icon Devour Cannibalize Cannibalize 2 Bone Armor Icon Bone Armor Dislocation Dislocation 3 Command Skeletons Icon Command Skeletons Freezing Grasp Freezing Grasp 4 Decrepify Icon Decrepify Dizzying Curse Dizzying Curse
Passive Skills

4.1. 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.

4.2. Legendary Gems

4.3. Kanai's Cube

5. Changelog

  • 12 May 2019 (skills page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 17.
  • 12 May 2019 (gear page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 17.
  • 12 May 2019 (this page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 17.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (skills page): Information was reviewed and approved for Season 16 with no changes required.
  • 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.
  • 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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