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48m Wisdom of Kalan rant. Apparently the only necks that exist in my mother bleeding game are Johnstone and Halcyon. That's it. RAGE! /End rantToffifee2 48m
2d Gear advice Hi all, Been gearing to focus on Rath runs, would apreciate any advice on what to reroll or aim to replace? Please check my profile, Skramma. Thanks!qwadd0 2d
3d Necomancer searching tips Hi, ive just started playing diablo again, i havent played since the first release of the game. im playing a necromancer ive cleared the campaign and is paragon lvl 119. but im searching for tips what to build and how to get the correct gear for it. ive searched on youtube. but no guides there actually explains how to get the gear. can someone maybe help me out :) thanks in advanceXSwagsterX2 3d
01 Aug Moribund Gauntlets help! Hi everyone, I'm doing a Pestilence Necromancer build and I'm looking for the Ring of Royal Grandeur (which I know how to farm, not a problem) and the Moribund Gauntlets - and I don't know if they're craftable, do they drop in a specific location, or are they simply a random drop? Could use some insight into this, are there any strategies for getting this item (difficulty, location, mobs, mats, anything)? Any help is appreciated!DariusBlack4 01 Aug
27 Jul Rathma solo progression Hey Guys, Returned to the game with the launch of s14 and picked up the necromancer. I did some climbing into the 90s as Pestilence Corpselance cookiecutter, but got fed up with LotD being your only window for dmg. In the meantime, through random drops I gathered a full set of Ancient rathma, so I figured I'd take that for a spin - and I am loving it, aside from one major flaw. Toughness. Electrified spawn on you? -Proc Touch poison goo on the ground? -Proc Archer hit you once? -Proc Lakuni huntress / Winged assassin leap on you? -Proc I'm dying so much, and it doesn't matter if its GRIFT 70 or 90, my clearspeed is the same, but everything oneshots me. (no augments, but full ancient armor set) I am running: Lotd - Frozen Lands Devour - Satiated Bone Armor - Dislocation Similarcrum - Double essence Spikes, sudden impact and ofc. Skelemage - Singularity. Cube: Shadowhook, tasker & Theo and Krysbins. Gems: Zaes, Trapped & Enforcer Is the build just that squishy? Any initial thoughts from more experienced Necros? I'm thinking a few options: 1) Swap COE for Unity. I don't feel dmg output is a problem yet, but the strength of the build is killing everything before it gets to you, so I'm afraid of lowering it much, as neither of these options will make me "tanky" per se. 2) Swap Witching hour for Dayntees. What skill to change for Decrepify - borrowed time? 3) I'm only paragon 900, with everything pumped into Int. Could swap this around for Vit. Thoughts?Atlas3 27 Jul
27 Jul Favorite build for Necromancer What's everyone's favorite build for this season/non-season Necro? Looking to try new things. Let me know details!Baphomet4 27 Jul
24 Jul rat necro dps what to change? what should i change to get this mythical "3k dps" except caldesann, cos im gonna do it only when i get better gear, im low on toughness as wellSZLUGi4 24 Jul
21 Jul Fastest/safest t13 bounty build for hc? Is there any build for necro that can take on t13 bounties in hc fairly speedy while still being sort of safe? Or is it just pointless?Pinkie3 21 Jul
06 Jul Corpse lance build - need help! Hey guys, I was following icy veins guide for pestilence corpse lance build. It says, you can reach GR 100+ on it. However, I need some help with the build. I got most the gear, and I have a hard time getting past GR 50. The problem seems to be the cooldown on land of the dead. I tried watching videos to get better. My current strategy is to run around cursing everything and then pop LoTD when I see an elite pack and demolish them and then run around and try and demolish everything else before the spell ends. That works fine. However, then I have to wait for the next cooldown which is a 120 seconds minus cooldown reduction. That's a lot of time, running around cursing everything. On harder GRs I just die running around, especially in the small dungeons. I can't find a video that does the indoors dungeons and what to do when you don't have space. It seems like I die really fast. I have a hard time believing the guy on the leaderboard at the top is using the same build, and pretty much the same gear, and is pushing gr 110+. Anyone got any tips? I'm still googling and am totally new to the build!aindriu2 06 Jul
06 Jul Best solo build? Hey fellow Necromancer boys and girls! So, I've been playing rifts and grifts as a Rathma Necro for rat runs, while the playstyle works in there it barely works solo. So, to my question; Which set/build is the most superior if I want to play solo as a Necro and carry my own weight instead of relying on others? I've heard a lot of people say Pestilence but I didn't like that playstyle so yeah... Any suggestions? Thank you for your time and best regards! -CarnageCarnage2 06 Jul
06 Jul Nec Rift Guardian Killer Help Hello, never really touched necro before and built a sub par rift guardian killer to play with a group of friends. Ive been watching different people and im wondering why they wait so long to blow cds - I know its for stricken stacks, but ive seen some people wait 2minutes? How many stacks of stricken should you go for before blowing everything?AnxiousPanda1 06 Jul
05 Jul Reduce all resource cost Life is a resource, correct? So for a Trag lance build, you can use this to spend less life? If anyone knows this, Id be grateful for an answer!Kartikeya3 05 Jul
30 Jun Necromancer sucks so bad I dont like that class, it sucks in every way. Total ridiclous, that i really paid 15€ for that trash.Schatzgoblin9 30 Jun
24 Jun How is it? 24 Jun
13 Jun Issue with Necromancer Can we edit a bit necromancer game play? I'm really missing the Diablo 2 necromancer vibe. Kinda tired of looking how people make elite hunts builds. A lot people I spoke with start regretting buying the necromancer DLC since most of the builds is just about deal X amount of dmg in X amount time and then just run around and survive until your dmg window is open again.Annaironword1 13 Jun
05 Jun Rathma dps calc I was wondering how people calculate their dps when looking for a rat group. Is it the pure sheet dmg, or do you calculate it with the Physical/Mage Damage/... increase?Thantaros4 05 Jun
04 Jun Help me improve Haven't played since paragon was implemented. Getting used to every new aspect of the game looks kinda overwhelming. IcyVeins took me to GR70 in a few days, what should I do next to improve my record? Feels like I'm so squishy that my own skeletons could get upset at me and oneshot me if I don't follow their lead.Heimdall3 04 Jun
28 May Help needed Hi Guys, I would like to kindly ask you for some help. The problem is that if i want to kill the boss on 116GR - i have to do it at least 3 times. We were playing 4 players - wiz,monk,barb and me as necro. I was checking my CoE,scythe to get on maximum,the distance. Can you please let me know what i am doing wrong and if the damage and paragon lvl is the cause of my "issue". Here is my seasonal build: thank you.Mcquid3 28 May
28 May Immortal Minions? But WHY? T-T Hello guys, after long break from DIII I decided to buy the Necromancer DLC for my PS4. I was always in love with Diablo II minion master necromancer and I felt that it was perfectly designed in DII. Unfortunately, I discovered that my skeleton minions and golem are immortal in Diablo III :( Is it a bug or a feature? I'm asking cause it doesn't make any sense - you can create a wall of minions, enemies will target them and then you don't need to take any actions - just wait few minutes and move forward without taking any damage. I also tested MM on PC (difficulty: Torment II) and it's the same. Another question - if you decided that minions are immortal why the hell did you designed HUD with HP bars for them?! It is absolutely misleading. I'm not a hardcore Diablo III player so maybe I'm understanding it in wrong way :/Tenchion1 28 May
23 May What is the best way to Corpse Lance? i m playing diablo for sometime now including the necro, i started playing Rathma and i still like that build but i wondered about Pestilence build and so i made one. My question is and i tried sometimes diferente sequencies but couldn t reach a 100% answer. what is the best way to corpse lance? Of course using the CoE when using cold damage and have Essence on max when clicking LofD and Simulacrum thats ok for me but what is the correct button sequence? should i just click and hold the corpse lance button? should i click it over and over again? should i use Devour at the same time. i now this might sound weird but i tried several methods and i soemtime i think its better to hold the button other times it looks like clicking on it is better... what are your thoughts there. tks a lotValhalla1 23 May
19 May Necro sale? Is the necro going on sale anytime soon?DiscoPony0 19 May
24 Apr Gain levels - loose power I begun to play necromancer, yesterday I was playing lvl 15, it was needed 40 seconds to kill Hazr at Torment 1 level, Then I had 19 attack points. Now I have 151 000 attack points and decided to continue campaign at same difficulty level, just to discover that now I need 2 minutes to kill very same monster at very same level! So practically My hero becomes weaker and weaker due to his experience! I was always thinking, if I get some skill 8000 more than it was it is still better, no sir! It is 3 times less than it was. Does it mean, if I will reach more levels, I will become as weak than it would be impossible to kill mobs at basic level as well? Torment 1 is is practically inaccessible for me anymore, just because I am stronger and got new and better equipment.Малкут7 24 Apr
22 Apr HELP! Corpse Lance Elite killer 4 man Hey I am looking for a little help in regard to the Necromancer Pestilence Corpse Lance build for elite killing in 4 man. I play the support monk in my regular group and we seem to be making fine progression but our necro seems to be having some troubles. He is a great player so perhaps it is just adjusting to the build but IDK. When we are on the rift guardian his damage seems lackluster and it seems as though it takes 2-3 cycles to drop the guardian. He is also having a hell of a time staying alive. Currently we can run GRift 100-104s with these builds. His build is basically the same as any other leaderboard necro, same gear stat preferences etc. No augments, gear is still being worked on (no ancients as far as weapons yet). As the support monk I have no problem keeping the barb, myself, and wizard up but since he basically gets 1 shot the healing isn't going to help him much. Should he be stacking Vit or Int for his paragon points? We are all Para 950+ so we have some extra points to play with. Is this a gear issue with few ancient pieces (especially weapon)? HELLLLLP! :DNeLomb13605 22 Apr
14 Apr Advice w/ Pestilence I like to play mostly for fun, but still manage T13 and equivalent GRs. Necro bonemancer was my favourite build in D2 and I hope to bring this back for me in D3. Anyhow, I've got 2 slight variations of the Pestilence build and I'd just like some advice on what would be more consistent and fun. Option 1 (Pestilence/EW): Option 2 (Pestilence/CL): Cheers!Taco0 14 Apr
08 Apr Need the best build that goes with my gear hello Im looking for the best build that goes with the gear i have now for my necromancer.Now i know ya all going to say rathma build but theres so many of them i dont know whats the best one for the gear i have now.plz link the build too thx u for ur this is for NON SEASON! 08 Apr
08 Apr Finally, season 12 Primal Ancients drop! I got 2 in the same GR45 and a pretty decent Lord Greenstone... But Blackthornes were kind of not what I expected for my necro...ZeeLoyd2 08 Apr
08 Apr Season 13 - argh Are there other people that think Necromancers are to weak?terror0 08 Apr
06 Apr A little disappointed in minions Whenever a game offers minion builds I usually play them. Necromancers, summoners etc..and most of my time played in this game was on WD till now. So I was naturally attracted to the Rathma set. I gotta say though I'm pretty disappointed in the amount of time minions last. Even revives only last 20 seconds? Cmon. There should be a rune in there to only revive one at a time (so you can take your pick) and it is permanent till it dies. But mages only lasting 6 seconds? 10 with ring? 12 with feat? That's way too short. I think they should be lasting like 30 normally, another 15s with ring and then 25% on top of that so almost 60 seconds. Gives us time to do OTHER things rather than just spamming devour and running around picking up globes. Almost every boss/grift boss fight I don't have more than 2-4 mages going. Don't get me wrong they die in like 2 seconds but still. I'd be happier with a decrease in damage and a 30 second base duration or something.Thatguy5 06 Apr
06 Apr no regeneration ability most classes whose Resource does not regenerate have a passive ability that changes that. the necromancer does not. that should be changed.andreasasp4 06 Apr
06 Apr suggestions for necromancer Hello everybody, i want to make some suggestions for necromancer * death nova - unstable compound rune change it to consume all essence for x% of increased dmg for each point of essence consumed instead of radius because only way to use death nova is inarius set and it is a close range set. with this we can have different builds which uses nayr's black death, and it will change how we play the cursed scythe build. *bone spirit- i think if the pestilence set buffs bone spirit instead of corpse explosion, we can have bone spear + bone spirit builds like in d2, right now bone spirit is pretty useless because we can only buff its dmg with inarius set and defiler curses only buffs its dmg for the each second its active and its active for miliseconds... if we have have the skill buffed with pestilence set we can have a range build which uses bone spear and bone spirit like the old times. it will be fun to play when 2 simulacrums casts bone spirits and raining down corpse lances :)) * golem-it is just a utilty skill right now we need a base skill dmg increase or some buffs to golemskin breeches to make it viable. * leech - we need some changes to its runes to make this curse usable. For example some rune modifications to buff thorns dmg instead of potion cooldown to make some different builds. my suggestions is not to make necromancer o.p. just to make more viable builds to play with. what do you think? p.s. sorry for my bad english its not my native language :)Lunatik2 06 Apr
31 Mar Proc Coefficients Greetings. Any1 have a list of all necromancer skills Coefficients ?? CheersSolarNova1 31 Mar
28 Mar Opening doors as a curse necro ! How do u do it ? Is there a way ? Cause in GR i can't seem to be able to open doors or destroy items ~!Karkon7 28 Mar
26 Mar Noob Necro Question- Scythes Haven't played in years and decided to try again with the necro pack. Now my question is what's with Scythes. I'm holding a level 17 Rare 2H scythe, which apparently does -44% less damage than a blue 2H level 13 magic wand. And it's not just that one. It seems to be the case for other scythes at my level. Am I missing something here? Even damage testing shows this to be the case and not just a display error. 2H Scythes seem to have much lower damage output than other weapons. Are they bugged? Is there some benefit that I've missed? Help me out here.Terrik1 26 Mar
22 Mar Necromancer pack price as i thought the community was saying between 10-20 dollars and u went right up the middle and went with 15 dollars.... even though it has no new content in the pack only a new class and is at best worth 5 dollars since the entirety of d3 and its expansion can be bought for 20 why would we pay 15 for a non content pack.... i have played diablo series since the original and i am afraid that you just lost a die hard fan that gave you birth.... clearly something that means nothing to you... well you can milk the babies but us die hard fans that gave you life aint paying you a thing.... i hope you have a plan too turn the new adhd generation into die hard gamers some how.... but knowing them they will only play it for 15 mins then it is old already because taylor swift dumped it after it wouldnt buy her everything on the planet... i will just have to bootleg diablo 2 if i have the need to play a necro.... anyways so i already was fed up with the catering in wow so i stopped that and then i was fed up with hearthstone after it became pay to win and stopped playing HOTS after it became catered.... star craft is still fun but there is no community other then korean bots to play with outside of the story mode so that is uninstalled as well.... all that is left is overwatch and it is already pretty badly catered too..... oh blizzard..... how far you have come.... but you have now gone too far.... i'm afraid you are old news now..... BYEKTKadabbler47 22 Mar
22 Mar Unable to do T13 So as the title says, I am currently unable to do T13. To the best I can tell I am only missing a couple of items that may help but I am not sure. Any suggestions as to changes would be helpful. I have a RoRG in the cube it just doesn't show up. I have a 5pc of Inarius as well but I think I am missing a lot of the key items for that kind of build.Xayton1 22 Mar
21 Mar Rathma Cubed weapon question. So as we all know (I assume) if we're running Rathma + Jesseth (Which I am) we normally cube Shadowhook. Shadowhook, assuming an average of 300 essence (maximum is like 320ish IIRC) means a damage increase of 150% plus the bonus to bone spikes. But if we cubed Scythe of the Cycle, we'd get a 400% damage bonus at the cost of one of our skills (land of the dead, blood rush, maybe our curse?) Would this not be a better choice? Does anyone have any theorycrafting or numbers on this?Alexstar1 21 Mar
19 Mar Rathma set dungeon, CD bug? Hey, anyone else got a problem with mastering the set dungeon for Rathma? It's no problem making all the skeleton mages, but I one-shot all enemies and for some reason it doesn't count as damage towards the cooldown reduction of Army of the Dead? It's kind of annoying tbh...Doctor2 19 Mar
14 Mar Johnstone So I got a Johnstone 986 Int 901 vit 93% critical damage +203 physical resistance Now I am fairly squishy as it is and I never seem to get my wanted amulet so this one must suffice for a while. This physical resistance, does that actually add any real survivability or should I try to enchant it? The other stats seem fairly decent though. I've got a full Rathma but it's not a perfect set. Also a full Jesseth, and Focus and restraint. My rings haven't dropped yet either. I can clear the screen fairly well but some monsters really oneshot me on gr70. Will I be noticeably more vulnerable without that physical resist on the Johnstone? No point in looking at my profile since I haven't played the game on pc since 2013. I'm on the Ps4, just got back to the game two weeks ago.rijo0 14 Mar
14 Mar Why Pay for Necromancer ? I have been playing blizzard games since 2004, I did play Diablo I and II back in the days, where the game was complete and I did purchase a game that was functional with complete content. Diablo III is an incomplete game @Blizzard. You are supposed to keep patching it, you are supposed to give us more content and the necromancer is part of that content. I have paid for an incomplete game and I am not satisfied, I do not want to pay for a dlc every time you want to introduce a new character. Keep the wings and the pets. We all paid for an incomplete game, how many years have passed and yet the auction house is still down ?? why ?Pestilencer182 14 Mar
11 Mar Achievment Necro Skeleton Crew hey guys, i m doing the achievment skeleton crew and my skeletons are killing the Elite but it wont count for the achievment so i m stuck. Can u guys help me pls?Pit2 11 Mar
08 Mar For Devs - Necromancer's Skeleton graphics sucks I don't understand why the risen skeletons the necromancer have is so badly made. It look like they run around with plastic swords. if you go to your blacksmith - 1 of the first swords you can make in blue is more detailed. If we look at the armor they wear, this is so shiny that you almost can't see what is bone and what is armor. Why not make the sword and armor look more rusty and the bones of the skeleton look more natural bone.. The skeleton mobs running around is far more detailed and cool to look at instead of the risen skeletons of the Necromancer.Marauder4 08 Mar
06 Mar Help with Corpse Explosion build. Greeings all. I love CE as a skill, ever since Necro was released iv been running CE builds, but i always have the same problem. The builds work, until they dont. Bassicaly there is no smooth transition from content thats easy to speed farm, to 'ok this is getting toughter' ..its ether speed through content, or die instantly becouse ur CE isnt killing sh*t. Im currently farming TX with a In-geom & goldwrap CE Inarius build, which is fine. but i had one hell of a tough time hitting Gr70 with a Ce build (not the Tx farm build). For one its to squishy, even with endless walk set, golemskin breeches, dantes binding, and stand alone passive. Secondly, damage, CE is useless if it doesnt kill with its explosions, u run out of corspes. Even LotD didnt help as i still couldnt kill stuff fast enough within its time frame. So does any1 know any specific builds for Corpse Explosion that can easily attain GR70+ without optimised gear. I know Rathma, Bloodmage, and corpse lance builds can, i just really wanna have a good time with CE. Cheers for any help.SolarNova1 06 Mar
05 Mar Top Diablo progress build season 12 So I was looking at diablo Progess and I was searching necromancer builds. I’m new to necro. The second from top build is a skeleton archer build. Is this viable or is it just someone messing around?Slayde1871 05 Mar
05 Mar Farming Johnstone Hi fellow Necros, Just got couple questions - how did you guys farm Krysbin's and Nailuj ring? Gambling for amulet is 100 shards, and upgrading rares for either has so many possible legendaries...did you guys just wait for it to drop, or used one of these two other ways, or something else? Cheers!Jarob222 05 Mar
24 Feb skill Skeletal Mage There is one problem with skill "Skeletal Mage", that sometimes skeleton mages just staying still. It happens if enemy is too far or location is hallway-typed. I'm 100% sure, It will be not happen if I will come to zed closely and will summon them. But when you using set "Bones of Rathma", it's becoming problematic to do this without dying...endryu4 24 Feb
07 Feb As a HC player it is so disappointing belt still broken Among the top ranking feed back was the belts dependency on having an enemy cursed to benefit from the damage reduction. Why? It still baffelse me why it was designed this way when literately no other class has to put up with similar BS. Just use an ability, get damage reduction for x seconds. Fair and square. But no Necors need to be dependent on the demons you are supposed to slay to be alive and poof demon died bye bye necro. Coz without the toughness from the belt u are dead within a second. Its ridiculous. And frankly quite annoying. How was this not fixed? How has this not been made to work similarly to other classes options? pls inform me about the design philosophy behind it. I love the class, but seeing how i prolly have not died more often and frequently with any other class in game, while just doing some regular farming at that aswell, not pushing GRs. Just doing easy steem roll content that still just oneshots me the moment my curse goes down. I am just sick and tierd of it. Something fun and good like this getting ruined by such a dumb choice of design that frankly diverts from everything else for no reason. Please please please give me a proper explanation behind this choice of design. Why are Nercos by default suppsoed to be so defenseless compared to other classes?Marmites1 07 Feb
07 Feb Necromancer "Frailty" is control impairing effect? Can anyone answer: Necromancer skill "Frailty" is control impairing effect?bankeris7 07 Feb
04 Feb Support with Command Skeletons There are roughly 2 types of necro supports: Death Nova: Bone Spear: Death Nova build is pretty straightforward, but why do people keep taking Command Skeletons with decreased essence cost for Bone Spear one? When Land of the Dead is on cd you probably still should spam Bone Spear for Zodiac ring procs, when LotD is on you should still spam Bone Spear for same reason. So where is the room for Command Skeletons cast and what is it for?PainTrain5 04 Feb
29 Jan Does the Bone Ringer exploite still work? My friend and I were talking about the necromancer and it's builds and he mentioned a Bone Ringer exploite. I have heard something about this recently but does it still work or has it been patched over? Thanks folksdaledude1 29 Jan