Necromancer Thorns Command Skeletons Solo Build With LoD

Last updated on Aug 26, 2022 at 10:00 by Deadset 56 comments

Welcome to our build guide for LoD Thorns Skeletons 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 2.7.4 and Season 27.

1.

Introduction

Focusing on the combination of Legacy of Dreams's adaptability, underlying Thorns synergy and the natural summoner capabilities of the class, the LoD Skeleton and Golem Necromancer offers a quirky solo pushing variant to the class. This methodical and mechanically simple playstyle is meant strictly for solo GR pushing.

2.

Quick Reference

2.1.

Skill Setup

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

Active Skills
Left Mouse Button Leech Icon Leech Cursed Ground Cursed Ground Right Mouse Button Devour Icon Devour Satiated Satiated 1 Frailty Icon Frailty Scent of Blood Scent of Blood 2 Command Golem Icon Command Golem Bone Golem Bone Golem 3 Command Skeletons Icon Command Skeletons Dark Mending Dark Mending 4 Bone Armor Icon Bone Armor Thy Flesh Sustained Thy Flesh Sustained
Passive Skills
2.2.

Gear Setup

The required gear setup for the Solo LoD Skeleton Necromancer is listed below. Check the Gear page for detailed information on choices, alternatives, gemming, Kanai's Cube and Paragon distribution.

2.2.1.

Angelic Crucible Sanctification

Season 27 comes with the theme of Angelic Crucibles — consumable items that empower Legendary items with perfected Ancient-level stats, as well as infuse them with one of three unique, powerful, class-specific abilities at random.

Unfortunately, Necro Thorns-based builds do not have a great way of utilizing the three Sanctification powers. Thus, you should simply use Angelic Crucibles on an item that crosses over most (if not all) variants of a build, and is also an item that is relatively harder to perfect than other slots (since sanctifying an item maximizes its stats). The Sanctification power outcome does not matter. In the case of this build, a good candidate for Sanctification are your weapon, Spear of Jairo Spear of Jairo, or a jewelry piece like Krysbin's Sentence Krysbin's Sentence.

You can read more on Angelic Crucibles and the sanctification process in our dedicated Angelic Crucible Mechanics guide.

2.3.

Legendary Gems

2.4.

Kanai's Cube

3.

Changelog

  • 26 Aug. 2022 (gear page): Added Season 27 Angelic Crucible recommendations.
  • 26 Aug. 2022 (this page): Added Season 27 Angelic Crucible recommendations.
  • 26 Aug. 2022 (skills page): Skills and passives reviewed for Season 27.
  • 14 Apr. 2022 (gear page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 14 Apr. 2022 (this page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 14 Apr. 2022 (skills page): Guide reviewed for Season 26.
  • 08 Dec. 2021 (this page): Added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 08 Dec. 2021 (gear page): Added Season 25 Soul Shard recommendations.
  • 08 Dec. 2021 (skills page): No changes required for Season 25.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (gear page): Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (skills page): No changes required for Season 24.
  • 22 Jul. 2021 (this page): Added S24 Ethereal recommendation.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (gear page): Added follower recommendation.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (this page): Added follower recommendation.
  • 01 Apr. 2021 (skills page): No changes required for Season 23.
  • 19 Nov. 2020 (this page): Added S22 Cube recommendation.
  • 19 Nov. 2020 (gear page): Added S22 Cube recommendation.
  • 19 Nov. 2020 (skills page): No changes required for Season 22.
  • 02 Jul. 2020 (gear page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 02 Jul. 2020 (this page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 02 Jul. 2020 (skills page): No changes required for Season 21.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (skills page): Minor revisions to skill and rune selections for Season 20.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (this page): Skills and item choices revised and enriched for Season 20.
  • 12 Mar. 2020 (gear page): Revised jewelry options and added non-Golem gearing alternatives for Season 20.
  • 22 Nov. 2019 (skills page): Reviewed for Season 19.
  • 22 Nov. 2019 (this page): Reviewed for Season 19.
  • 22 Nov. 2019 (gear page): Reviewed for Season 19.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (this page): Item recommendations have been revised for Season 18.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (gear page): Item recommendations have been revised for Season 18.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (skills page): Skills were reviewed and approved for Season 18.
  • 23 May 2019 (skills page): Minor fixes to the guide.
  • 23 May 2019 (gear page): Minor fixes to the guide.
  • 23 May 2019 (this page): Minor fixes to the guide.
  • 17 May 2019 (skills page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 17.
  • 17 May 2019 (this page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 17.
  • 17 May 2019 (gear page): Guide was reviewed and approved for Season 17.
  • 12 May 2019 (gear page): Guide was revised with additional recommendations for Season 17's LoN buff.
  • 12 May 2019 (this page): Guide was revised with additional recommendations for Season 17's LoN buff.
  • 27 Mar. 2019 (gear page): Guide added.
  • 27 Mar. 2019 (skills page): Guide added.
  • 27 Mar. 2019 (this page): Guide added.
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