Necromancer Overview for Last Epoch (Patch 1.0)

Last updated on Mar 11, 2024 at 00:00 by Lexyu and Enzee

Welcome to our Last Epoch Necromancer build guide for the Acolyte class. Here you will learn everything about the Necromancer playstyle, passives, skills and strengths or weaknesses to conquer the world of Eterra.


Introduction to Necromancer (Updated for Patch 1.0)

"Flesh, bone, blood, the lingering essence left in life’s wake; these are her tools, her weapons. She is the master of a forsaken army, her dark creations swarming her foes with the hunger of the dead. A hunger borne from her power and fed at your command."

Necromancer Class Icon Last Epoch

The Necromancer is one of three Mastery classes that can be chosen from the base class of Acolyte. This dark summoner is the commander of death, summoning skeletons, zombies and golems to do his bidding. Nothing is held too precious to sacrifice in the name of power; this lord of the dead is willing to gamble everything to reign supreme on the battlefield.

Gain access to the best Necromancer builds below!


Necromancer Skills

Upon unlocking the Necromancer Mastery, you'll gain access to your Mastery-specific skill, Summon Wraith Icon Summon Wraith. While Summon Skeletal Mage Icon Summon Skeletal Mage and Sacrifice Icon Sacrifice are not specific to the Necromancer, the Mastery Tree itself comes with four skills total that are unlocked by placing a certain amount of points into the Tree itself. All three Acolyte Masteries can use two of the four skills as long as they put enough points into the tree to unlock them. Only the Dread Shade Icon Dread Shade and Assemble Abomination Icon Assemble Abomination skills are reserved solely for the Necromancer.


Summon Wraith

Description Summons a wraith that rapidly fades from this world, but will seek and attack your foes while it remains.
Scaling Tags Minion, Intelligence
Minion Scaling Tags Physical, Melee, Area
Possible Damage Types Physical, Fire, Necrotic, Poison
Base Cooldown 0 seconds
Base Mana Cost 20 Mana

Summon Skeletal Mage

Description Summons a Skeletal Mage to assist you. You are limited to 2 Skeletal Mages at a time.
Skeletal Mages cast Dread Bolt, which has 150% added damage effectiveness and has a 50% chance to apply Damned on hit.
Scaling Tags Minion, Intelligence
Minion Scaling Tags Necrotic, Spell
Possible Damage Types Physical, Fire, Cold, Necrotic
Base Cooldown 0 seconds
Base Mana Cost 27 Mana


Description Rips apart an allied minion, dealing physical damage to enemies around it. Added damage applies at double effectiveness.
Scaling Tags Physical, Spell, Area, Intelligence
Minion Scaling Tags N/A
Possible Damage Types Physical, Fire
Base Cooldown 0 seconds
Base Mana Cost 25 Mana

Dread Shade

Description Your minion's health is drained for 3% of its max health per second for each second the shade has been active, but it and your minions around it deal +10 necrotic damage with spells and attacks and have 50% increased necrotic damage.
Scaling Tags Necrotic, Spell, Buff, Area, Intelligence
Minion Scaling Tags N/A
Possible Damage Types Cold, Necrotic, Poison
Base Cooldown 0 seconds
Base Mana Cost 30 Mana

Assemble Abomination

Description Hold ability key to channel to absorb minions in a moderate area. When you release, summon a single hulking abomination with added health and more damage per minion absorbed. The abomination's heal decays increasingly fast over time.
Scaling Tags Physical, Minion, Channeled, Intelligence
Minion Scaling Tags Area
Possible Damage Types Physical
Base Cooldown 3 seconds
Base Mana Cost 65 Mana
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