Necromancer Support Build With Pestilence

Last updated on Sep 20, 2018 at 09:00 by Deadset 13 comments

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General Information

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 2.6.1 and Season 15.

1. Introduction

Specifically created to accommodate the steep resource needs of Rathma Skeletal Mage 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.

2.3. Legendary Gems

2.4. Kanai's Cube

3. Role in the Current Meta

The build is strictly meant for group Greater Rifting, as it entirely revolves on supporting DPS party members and deals no damage on its own. In meta terms, the Support Necromancer is a highly desirable build in any Greater Rift speedfarm party based around Rathma Necromancers.

4. 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).

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.

5. Changelog

  • 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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