Diablo 3 is getting a bit long in the tooth and Diablo 4 is still miles away from release, but thankfully, Blizzard is ready to release Diablo 2 Resurrected, a long overdue remake of the classic Action RPG from over 20 years ago.
This may be your first time playing, or perhaps you've battled the forces of Hell once before. Either way, it's understandable that you could be wondering which class to pick from. No bother, have a quick read of our Diablo 2 Resurrected Tier List ranking ALL classes from best to worst.
However, it might be you know which class you want to pick and now you need a little bit more help working out the best build to assemble.
Again, we've got you covered, and on this page we're taking a look at the Best Necromancer Builds in Diablo 2 Resurrected. We want to help sort your S Tier builds from your F Tier flops.
All Diablo 2 Resurrected Necromancer Builds
A Necromancer’s dominion over life and death grants this grisly apothecary the ability to summon skeleton armies and golems, and to unleash baneful poison, curse, and bone skills upon his foes.
At launch there's not a whole heap of options when it comes to Necromancer Builds in Diablo 2 Resurrected.
Here are your potential options:
- Poison Nova Necromancer
- Summon Necromancer
- Bone Spear Necromancer
- Corpse Explosion Necromancer
Here's a little taster of what the Necromancer Class has in store for you:
Is The Necromancer Good In Diablo 2 Resurrected?
Obviously, this is a very subjective question to start with and we'll try to give you as honest an answer as possible. But equally, it's very open to interpretation, especially when there are so many different factors to consider with every class and build.
For instance, some builds are fantastic at farming specific areas of the game or certain Uber Bosses who are useful for farming high-level loot. Another build might be tailored specifically for Solo Speedruns, when you're simply trying to complete Act 1 to Act 5 in as fast a time as possible on your own. Likewise, you might want a class or build that is geared towards farming Hell Andariel and Mephisto when attempting that late-game grind.
There's a wide variety of factors to consider.
Now, based on all the testing done by experts at Maxroll.GG, and when looking at the broadest specrum of factors, there are generally speaking two decent S Tier builds for the Necromancer and a further two B-Tier options.
So yes, it's fair to say that the Necromancer is a good option for Diablo 2 Resurrected at launch.
What Is The Best Necromancer Build in Diablo 2 Resurrected?
Summon Necromancer looks to come out on top, as compared to the other three Necromancer builds available, it's better suited for Uber Bosses farming and High mob density farming.
With Summon Necromancer, everything is focused on summoning as many skeleton minions as possible to assist you. You'll then be using Corpse Explosion to deal big damage alongside Amplify Damage to further boost your damage potential.
Keep reading, we'll explain everything you need to set up this particular build, including your gear, active skills, passive skills and more.
Summon Necromancer Build Stat Points Setup
Strength - Summon Necromancers only need to worry about Strength in as far as they need to meet item requirements. Our build suggests opting for a Monarch shield, and Necromancer will require 156 Strength to use this item. Beyond this though, you don't really need to waste any more stats on strength.
Dexterity - Like your strength stats, Summon Necromancer don't have to worry about Dexterity all that much. Just make sure to level up accordingly to use your weapon of choice, but don't invest too heavily.
Vitality - This is where Summon Necromancers need to put ALL their points. This Summonmancer Guide goes all-in on Vitality to increase our life total, so put in all the points you have after you've met item requirements.
Energy - Don't put points into Energy, it'll be a waste.
Summon Necromancer Build Best Gear
The below is the best possible gear worth targetting for the Summon Necromancer Build.
- Head - Harlequin Crest Shako
- Amulet - Mara's Kaleidoscope
- Torso - Archon Plate
- Gloves - Trang-Oul's Claws Heavy Bracers
- Feet - Marrowwalk Boneweave Boots
- Belt - Arachnid Mesh Spiderweb Sash
- Left Hand - Heart of the Oak Flail
- Right Hand - Monarch shield
- Left Ring - The Stone of Jordan Ring
- Right Ring - Beast Finger Ring
The Best Skills For Summon Necromancer Build
- Amplify Damage
- Bone Prison
- Bone Wall
- Corpse Explosion
- Raise Skeleton
- Skeleton Mastery
These are the main skills you need to worry about and where possible max out as they will form the backbone of your Summon Necromancer build.
The Best Secondary Skills For Summon Necromancer Build
It's also worth potentially put 1 point into the following skills as they'll also prove useful:
- Golem Mastery
- Summon Resist
- Dim Vision
The Best Mercenary For Summon Necromancer Build
We would pick the Act 2 Nightmare Offense Mercenary as he will allow you to increase your physical damage for ALL the Summon Necromancer minions.