Necromancer Class Talents in Diablo 4

Last updated on Mar 17, 2023 at 08:09 by Neviriah 1 comment

The purpose of this guide is to provide a simple reference for the various Necromancer talents and passive skills available in Diablo 4. This page will be updated as more information is revealed about the game.


Necromancer Talents in Diablo 4

The Necromancer has access to 34 different talents in Diablo 4.

As more points are allocated into the skill tree, additional talent choices become available. Unlike skills however, talents are passive. This means that you do not have to actively equip them in order to use them.

Each talent can be given up to 3 skill points, except for the powerful Capstone talents, which can only be given one skill point.

The purpose of this section is to provide an overview of all Necromancer talents and their requirements.

For a detailed list of Necromancer skills, refer to our Necromancer skills page.

For more general information about the Necromancer class, refer to our overview.


Necromancer Core Talents

The Core talents of the Necromancer are fairly quick to unlock, requiring only 2 skill points to be allocated in the skill tree.

Unliving Energy Your maximum Essence is increased by {#}.
Imperfectly Balanced Your Core Skills cost {#}% more Essence, but deal x{#}% increased damage.
Reconstitution Lucky Hit: Your damage has up to a {#}% chance to create a corpse at the target's location. This chance is doubled against bosses.

Necromancer Macabre Talents

Necromancer Macabre talents are unlocked after allocating 6 skill points in the skill tree.

Grim Harvest Consuming a Corpse generates {#} Essence.
Fueled by Death You deal x{#}% increased damage for {#} seconds after consuming a Corpse.
Necrotic Carapace When a Corpse is formed from your Skills or your Minions, Fortify for {#}% Base Life ({#}).
Skeletal Warrior Mastery Increase the damage and Life of your Skeletal Warriors by {#}%.

Necromancer Corruption Talents

Necromancer Corruption talents are unlocked after 11 skill points have been allocated in the skill tree.

Skeletal Mage Mastery Increase the damage and Life of your Skeletal Mages by {#}%.
Amplify Damage You deal x{#}% increased damage to Cursed enemies.
Death's Embrace Close enemies take x{#}% more damage from you and deal {#}% less damage to you.
Death's Reach You deal x{#}% increased damage to Distant enemies.

Necromancer Summoning Talents

To unlock the Necromancers Summoning talents, 16 skill points must first be allocated in the skill tree.

Reaper's Pursuit Damaging enemies with Darkness Skills increases your Movement Speed by {#}% for {#} seconds.
Gloom When you damage enemies with Darkness Skills, they take x{#}% increased Shadow Damage for {#} seconds, stacking up to {#} times.
Terror Darkness Skills deal x{#}% increased damage against Immobilized, Slowed, or Stunned enemies. This also applies to Shadow Damage dealt by your Minions.
Crippling Darkness Lucky Hit: Darkness Skills have up to a {#}% chance to Stun for {#} seconds.
Blood Begets Blood While below 50% Life, you receive {#}% more healing from all sources.
Coalesced Blood After being Healthy for {#} seconds, your next Blood skill Overpowers.
Transfusion Blood Orbs also heal your Minions for {#}% of the amount.
Tides of Blood Your Blood Skills deal x{#}% increased Overpower damage. This bonus is doubled while you are Healthy.
Drain Vitality Lucky Hit: Hitting enemies with Blood Skills has up to a {#}% chance to Fortify you for {#}% Base Life ({#}).
Serration Your Bone Skills have a {#}% increased Critical Strike Chance for each 10 Essence you have upon cast.
Rapid Ossification Every {#} Essence you spend reduces the cooldowns of your Bone Skills by {#} seconds.
Evulsion Your Bone Skills deal x{#}% increased Critical Strike Damage to Vulnerable enemies.
Compound Fracture After Critically Striking {#} times with Bone Skills, your Bone Skills deal x{#}% increased damage for {#} seconds.
Spiked Armor Gain {#} Thorns.

Necromancer Ultimate Talents

To unlock the Ultimate talents of the Necromancer, a total of 23 skill points must be allocated in the skill tree.

Bonded in Essence Your Minions gain {#}% of your Resistances.
Death's Defense Your Minions can't lose more than {#}% of their maximum Life from a single damage instance.
Hellbent Commander Your Minions deal x{#}% increased damage while you are Close to them.
Inspiring Command After you have been Healthy for at least {#} seconds, you and your Minions gain {#}% Attack Speed.
Stand Alone Increases Damage Reduction by {#}%, reduced by {#}% for each active Minion.
Memento Mori Sacrificing both Skeletal Warriors and Skeletal Mages increases their Sacrifice bonuses by {#}%.
Golem Mastery Increase the damage and Life of your Golem by {#}%.

Necromancer Capstone Talents

Necromancer Capstone talents are unlocked after 33 skill points have been allocated in the skill tree. Unlike most other talents however, Capstone talents are mutually exclusive. This means that only one of them may be selected, so make sure you choose wisely.

Ossified Essence Your Bone Skills deal x{#}% increased damage for each point of Essence you have above {#} upon cast.
Shadowblight Shadow Damage infects enemies with Shadowblight for {#} seconds. Every {#}th time an enemy receives Shadow Damage from you or your Minions while they are affected by Shadowblight, they take additional {#}% Shadow Damage.
Rathma's Vigor Increase your maximum Life by {#}%. While Healthy, you deal x{#}% increased damage.
Strength in Numbers While you have at least {#} Minions, they gain {#}% Attack Speed.


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