Necromancer Support Build With Pestilence

Last updated on Jul 22, 2021 at 09:00 by Deadset 11 comments

Welcome to our build guide for Support 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 2.7.1 and Season 24.

1.

Introduction

Specifically created to accommodate the steep resource needs of LOD Singularity Necromancers in GR speed runs, the Support Necromancer has become a staple in the Paragon farming meta. This health globe generating, crowd control-heavy build is strictly multiplayer oriented, a zero DPS spec that plays part of a composition with other damage dealing party members.

2.

Quick Reference

2.1.

Skill Setup

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

Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Death Nova Icon Death Nova Blight Blight Right Mouse Button Blood Rush Icon Blood Rush Metabolism Metabolism 1 Devour Icon Devour Cannibalize Cannibalize 2 Land of the Dead Icon Land of the Dead Frozen Lands Frozen Lands 3 Corpse Lance Icon Corpse Lance Brittle Touch Brittle Touch 4 Frailty Icon Frailty Aura of Frailty Aura of Frailty
Passive Skills
2.2.

Gear Setup

The required gear setup for the Support 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 for this build is:

2.3.

Legendary Gems

2.4.

Kanai's Cube

3.

Changelog

  • 22 Jul. 2021 (skills page): No changes required for Season 24.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (this page): Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (gear page): Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (gear page): No changes required for Season 23.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (skills page): No changes required for Season 23.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (this page): No changes required for Season 23.
  • 19 Nov. 2020 (gear page): Revision of base item recommendations, alongside advice for Season 22 changes.
  • 19 Nov. 2020 (this page): Revision of base item recommendations, alongside advice for Season 22 changes.
  • 19 Nov. 2020 (skills page): No changes necessary for Season 22.
  • 02 Jul. 2020 (this page): Minor fixes and clarifications for Season 21.
  • 02 Jul. 2020 (gear page): Minor fixes and clarifications for Season 21.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (skills page): No changes necessary for Season 21.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (gear page): Updated gear recommendations to fit the current meta.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (this page): Updated and reintroduced the guide for Season 20.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (skills page): No changes necessary for Season 20.
  • 22 Nov. 2019 (gear page): Reviewed for Season 19.
  • 22 Nov. 2019 (skills page): Reviewed for Season 19.
  • 22 Nov. 2019 (this page): Reviewed for Season 19.
  • 12 May 2019 (skills page): Guide was archived for Season 17 to reflect it falling off the meta.
  • 12 May 2019 (gear page): Guide was archived for Season 17 to reflect it falling off the meta.
  • 12 May 2019 (this page): Guide was archived for Season 17 to reflect it falling off the meta.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (gear page): Information was reviewed and approved for Season 16 with no changes required.
  • 18 Jan. 2019 (skills page): Information was reviewed and approved for Season 16 with no changes required.
  • 17 Jan. 2019 (this page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 16.
  • 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.
  • 26 Nov. 2017 (this page): Added the guide.
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