Necromancer Build Guides in Diablo Immortal
Within Diablo Immortal, your chosen class has the ability to tailor their skills, gear, and gems to better tackle whatever content you wish to take on. Here, you will find a brief overview of a variety of builds for the Necromancer class to assist you in solo or group content.
Diablo Immortal Necromancer Builds
The Necromancer class offers multiple viable builds, but their individual power is relative to the task you are aiming to complete. The following guide will help you decide which build you should choose for your specific in-game goals.
Necromancer Leveling Build
You should stick to this build for the duration of your leveling process — as you complete main quests and grind out the minor experience hurdles that unlock the next chapter of the story. Some deviation from this build is allowed as you experiment with the skills you unlock, but the choices made in the guide are meant to maximize your speed, efficiency and overall power and will get you to max level effortlessly.
Necromancer Command Skeletons Solo Farming/Bounties Build
You should choose the Necromancer Command Skeletons Solo Farming/Bounties Build when your goal is to get your daily tasks done on your own — such as the minor tasks from the Bounty board, the Shadow Contracts, the Side Quest daily activity, or Monster Essence grinding for Bestiary Page turn-ins. When in doubt, you can default to this build and expect reasonably good performance out of your character. It is designed to fit most PvE content done by a soloing Necromancer, allowing you to crush your enemies while maintaining considerable speed — a decisive factor in effective farming.
While the build does not rely on any specific legendary powers, certain items will greatly assist its performance over others. It focuses on the innate summoner strengths of the Necromancer to deal the bulk of its damage, allowing for unrivaled single-target damage dealing, as well as competent AoE to supplement it.
Necromancer Skeletal Mage Dungeon/Group Build
You should choose the Necromancer Skeletal Mage Dungeon Build when your goal is to grind one of the various Dungeons in the game with a group. Note that grouping for Dungeons is not necessary on the Normal game difficulty (applicable as you level), but will be mandatory when you get to the Hell difficulties — pushing you to eventually try out this build.
The Skeletal Mage build is designed to tackle the vast majority of PvE content done by a Necromancer in a group — contributing with considerable single-target damage, as well as competent AoE to supplement it. The spec is very versatile and flexible according to your group's needs, and you can easily scale up your damage output or your support capabilities as necessary.
Necromancer Command Golem Challenge Rift Build
You should choose the Necromancer Command Golem Challenge Rift Build when your goal is to progress on the weekly Challenge Rift leaderboard — especially if you aim to do solo progression. The build can also be adapted to group pushes of the Challenge Rift leaderboard, or you can adapt the Group/Dungeon build outlined above with similar success.
Carefully balancing between survivability, single-target competence, and massive AoE damage dealing, this build is meant to support the Necromancer in the scaling difficulties of Challenge Rift attempts. It takes full advantage of the living shield of minions taking the brunt of the damage and monster attention, while locking enemies away through deliberate Bone Wall usage, and maintaining considerable AoE DPS with Corpse Explosion.
Necromancer Bone Armor Raid Build
You should choose the Necromancer Bone Armor Raid Build when your goal is to conquer content that pits you against (mostly) singular, hard-hitting, and high-health encounters. Your most common usecase will be the weekly Raid, but the game features other tasks demanding similar endurance out of your build. In summation, the Necromancer Bone Armor Raid Build specializes in boss takedowns for content like the Helliquary, Kion's Ordeal, and Path of Blood.
The build shifts its focus away from the usual utility enhancements of farming builds. Instead, it narrows its focus to Necromancer specialties like single-target damage, enemy control and — perhaps most importantly — group-wide protection.
Necromancer Bone Spear PvP Build
You should choose the Necromancer Bone Spear PvP Build when your goal is to face off against other players in the (several) player-versus-player aspects of Diablo Immortal. The most common case are the Battlegrounds, available in two-hour windows each day, and the Vault raids, which can pit you against other players on top of (trivial) PvE content. There is also the weekly Shadow War, which pits Dark Clan against Dark Clan in a competition who will get to challenge the current Immortals.
This build is molded by the needs of ranged combatants during PvP in Diablo Immortal, while taking advantage of the complete crowd control lockdown Necromancers are capable of. This build can alternate between a Bone Wall-centric crowd control devastator and an elusive, DoT-spreading, Bone Spikes-centric trickster with relative ease.
With the proper build equipped, you will minimize survivability struggles while maximizing your overall damage and movement speed — the tenets of action RPG character building.
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- 22 Jun. 2022: Guide added.
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