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Necromancer Support Build With Pestilence

Last updated on May 12, 2019 at 09:00 by Deadset 7 comments
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 2.6.5 and Season 17.

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.

Post-Season 16, the Support Necromancer lost its place in 4-man speed farming GRs, since stronger setups and builds demanded a different party composition. The build is removed from the menus, but is left on the site for documentation purposes.

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. Changelog

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