14 Sep 2021 4:14 PM +00:00

Diablo 3 Best Necromancer Build | Season 24

It's going to be some time until Diablo 4 is finally released, and whilst we might have Diablo 2 Resurrected to keep us occupied, most fans might prefer to stick with Diablo 3, which never fails to satisfy our needs from one season to the next.

Despite being seven years old, Diablo 3 is certainly not getting long in the tooth just yet; there's plenty of fun to be had from the hack-and-slash action RPG still.

If you're just starting out with Diablo (firstly, where have you been?) then you might be wondering which class you should pick for Season 24 which has just started.

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Worry not, we've got an up to date Diablo 3 Season 24 Tier List you can read, which sorts your S Tier builds from your F Tier flops. We also have a guide to leveling up fast if you need help with that too.

However, if the Necromancer class has caught your eye and you want to know the best build to use in Diablo 3 Season 24, don't you worry. We've got all the key details you'll need just below.

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Is The Necromancer Good In Diablo 3 Season 24?

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For Solo Greater Rift Pushing yes, it's certainly decent. In Season 24 there are two definitive builds worth running that are both S-Tier. The first is the Legacy of Dreams Poison Scythe Necromancer build, whilst the other is the Legacy of Dreams Corpse Explosion Necromancer build.

You could also use the Masquerade Bone Spear Necromancer, but it's now only an A-Tier option.

It's fair to say there are plenty more options for the Necromancer class in Season 24.

The Best Necromancer Build in Diablo 3 Season 24

In our mind, the best Necromancer build for Diablo 3 season 24 (as of patch 2.7.1) is the Legacy of Dreams Corpse Explosion Necromancer.

Corpse Explosion, for those who don't know, is the main active skill we're running with, and allows players to "Target an area exploding up to 5 corpses within 11 yards dealing 1050% weapon damage as Physical to enemies within 20 yards."

Keep reading, we'll explain everything you need to set up this particular build, including your gear, active skills, passive skills and more.

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Legacy of Dreams Corpse Explosion Gear Setup

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Now, unlike the best build from Season 23, which was the Necromancer Bone Spear with the full Masquerade of the Burning Carnival armour set, Legacy of Dreams Corpse Explosion Necromancer doesn't have to worry about set bonuses.

That's because it's all about Legacy of Dreams Gem. So while you have no set bonuses equipped, every legendary item you have equipped increases your damage dealt by 3.75% and reduces your damage taken by 2%. You'll also need to have Rank 25 ancient items of gear will give you even greater power.

DO NOT have more than one set item, as set bonuses will nullify the gem, which defeats the whole purpose of it.

With that in mind, here's the gear setup recommended in Season 24. Follow the links if you would like a closer look at the stats on the Diablo 3 website.

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Best Kanai's Cube Slot Choices -

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Best Necromancer Ethereal Item In Season 24

The new Ethereals are powerful new weapons coming to the game in Season 24. But they are only available in Season 24.

An interesting aspect of these new weapons is that they have no durability and can never break. In addition, Legendary Powers and Class Passive Skills rolled on Ethereals do not stack with the same power equipped through Kanai’s Cube, Items or Skills.

You can see our full list of Ethereal Weapons on the link, but for the sake of our Legacy of Dreams Corpse Explosion build, we're ideally hoping that we pick up the Blackbog's Sharp drops.

Also if you're wondering how to farm ethereal weapons in Season 24, don't worry, we've also got a guide for that too.

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Best Active Skills -

  • Grim Scythe + Cursed Scythe skill rune
  • Corpse Explosion + Close Quarters skill rune
  • Bone Armor + Dislocation skill rune
  • Blood Rush + Potency skill rune
  • Land of the Dead + Frozen Lands skill rune
  • Bone Spear + Blighted Marrow skill rune
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Best Passive Skills -

  • Spreading Malediction - Receive a 1% damage bonus for each enemy afflicted by one of your curses.
  • Blood is Power - After cumulatively losing 100% of your maximum Life, all ability cooldowns are reduced by 20%. This effect cannot reduce an ability's cooldown more than once for each time that ability is used.
  • Final Service - When you take lethal damage, you are sustained preventing all damage for 4 seconds. In addition, you heal for 10% of your Life per minion. This effect cannot occur more than once every 60 seconds.
  • Stand Alone - Increase armour by 100%, reduced by 10% for each active minion.
  • Eternal Torment - Your curses cost 50% less Essence and last forever.
  • Final Service - When you take lethal damage, you are sustained preventing all damage for 4 seconds. In addition, you heal for 10% of your Life per minion. This effect cannot occur more than once every 60 seconds.
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Legacy of Dreams Corpse Explosion Video Build Guide

Whilst we could write down all the nitty-gritty details, how about a video, because that's far more interesting.

Have a watch of the video below from Diablo expert Rhykker as he runs the rule over the Legacy of Dreams Corpse Explosion Necromancer Build.

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Alternative Necromancer Builds In Season 24

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If you don't fancy running with the Legacy of Dreams Corpse Explosion Necromancer Build, there are alternatives for those who want to keep using the Necromancer class.

As noted earlier in the piece, you could also try the Legacy of Dreams Poison Scythe Necromancer build, which is also S-Tier worthy in Season 24.

If you don't mind running with a build that's slightly less effective, you could also choose the Masquerade Bone Spear Necromancer.

However, anything other than the two builds named above, you'll likely be looking at builds that are B-Tier and lower for the season.

What Other Class Should You Pick In Season 24?

For argument's sake, you've got to the end of this story and decided 'actually, I don't want to play as the Witch Doctor in Season 24'.

That's fine, well why don't we help you with a look at some of our other best builds in the game, just below.

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And if you still don't know after reading all these guides, then we can't help you; Enjoy the new Season!