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Necromancer Skeletal Mages Build With Trag'Oul and Jesseth Sets

Last updated on Jul 07, 2017 at 14:43 by Deadset 9 comments

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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 and Season 11.

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. Role in the Current Meta

This build is ranked as a Mid Tier solo pushing build for its class in the current Season. If you are looking for a strong build that will easily finish the Seasonal Journey, but do not necessarily care for high leaderboard placement, consider using this build.

This is a versatile build, able to handle all three major activities in the game (Greater Rifts, Normal Rifts and Bounties) with the adjustments outlined in this guide. It is not recommended for group Greater Rifts past the point where every party member can handle the content on his own.

6. Reading Further

To go in-depth on the skills, passives, itemization, gemming and variations to get the most out of this build, follow these pages:

  • Skills and Runes: exhaustive breakdown of the skill and passive choices, along with synergies, rotation and breakpoints (if applicable);
  • Gear, Gems, and Paragon Points: detailed explanations of BiS gear, stat priorities, gemming (both regular and legendary), rerolling and breakpoints (if applicable);
  • Solo Progression Variation: Trag'Oul Blood Mages variation for endgame GR solo progression;
  • Follower Guide: for more information regarding followers, we advise you to read our guide, which contains detailed advice on choosing the skills and the gear of your companion.

About the Author

This build is presented to you by Deadset, one of the very few professional Diablo 3 players. Deadset regularly publishes video guides on Youtube and streams on Twitch, where you can see how this and other builds play out in practice.

7. ChangeLog

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  • 07 Jul. 2017 (this page): Guide added.
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