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Trag'Oul's Avatar Death Nova Necromancer

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This thread is for questions, comments, and feedback on our Trag'Oul's Avatar Death Nova build for the Necromancer in Diablo 3.

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Guest Questions

I have a couple questions.

Firstly; why Zei's Stone of Vengeance? This is a build that revolves around being close to enemies so that they get blasted apart by Blood Novas. By needing to be close to enemies to make use of the bread and butter of the build, it renders Zei's useless, as it's damage increase comes from being far away, not up close.

Secondly; why does Blood Nova need to be on the skill bar? Iron Rose makes you cast them for free when channeling Siphon Blood, and from my experience, it doesn't need to be on your bar for your simulacrums to also cast it with you, so it honestly feels like a dead slot.

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This is the anon from the question about Zei's and Blood Nova on the skill bar again. I answered my own questions almost immediately after asking them. Was hard to notice the Simulacrums using base Death Nova because Blood Nova is bigger and flashier, and i actually read why you said to use Zei's instead of just glossing over the gem explanations like i usually do. My B. Sorry about that, and the double post.

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Guest DuckyEdéa

Why does this build guide say the Trag'Oul set gives Siphon Blood AND Blood Rush all rune bonuses? The set bonus in-game only claims to give all rune bonuses to Blood Rush, not Siphon Blood.

Is the guide wrong, or did I miss something?

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On 9/6/2022 at 6:25 PM, Guest DuckyEdéa said:

Why does this build guide say the Trag'Oul set gives Siphon Blood AND Blood Rush all rune bonuses? The set bonus in-game only claims to give all rune bonuses to Blood Rush, not Siphon Blood.

Is the guide wrong, or did I miss something?

Are you playing the properly updated version? It used to be only Blood Rush;, but was changed in patch 2.7.4 to be both skills. Old items in non-seasonal might still show only BR? I don't have a Trag'ouls lying around to double check right now, I guess it's possible they removed it right before releasing the patch, too. 

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Guest bthndrk

Wouldn't Simlicity's Strength be amazing for this build, as we are mostly spamming Siphon Blood?

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20 hours ago, Guest bthndrk said:

Wouldn't Simlicity's Strength be amazing for this build, as we are mostly spamming Siphon Blood?

No, because while you're spamming SB, it isn't causing any damage. As in, less than 1% of your damage. You will never kill anyone with your SB, even with Simplicity's Strength. your damage is all coming from the Blood Nova's triggered by SB through your Iron Rose.

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On 10/8/2022 at 8:49 PM, Guest Travis said:

What gem goes in the helmet?

The usual standard for Helms is a Diamond for CDR... however, other than the minuscule 10 sec cd on Bone Armor, nothing in this build is CD dependent, so that seems like it would be a waste.

I would be curious to know myself if the RCR of the Topaz counts for the health drain of the various abilities... since that is the "resource" that is being spent to trigger them.

Otherwise, use an Emerald for $ or a Ruby for quicker Paragon level-ups.

I suppose if you're feeling brave (and very cosplay-ish), you could stuff the Red Soul Shard in there and struggle with the essence of Diablo, lol

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Guest FireAndShadow

Both red and green gems soceted in legs/torso add armor, since int grants allres, added armor from gems provide more dr than topaz.

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