Diablo 3 Best Necromancer Build | Season 25

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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 (albeit without the Season 1 Ladder), 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 when Diablo 3 Season 25 Starts. Well, worry not, we've got an up to date Diablo 3 Season 25 Tier List you can read, which sorts your S Tier builds from your F Tier flops. We also have a guide to level 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 25, 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 25?

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For Solo Greater Rift Pushing yes, it's certainly decent. In Season 25 there are two definitive builds worth running considering. The first is the Legacy of Dreams Corpse Explosion Necromancer build (S Tier), whilst the other is the Rathma Army of the Dead Necromancer build (A Tier).

The Legacy of Dreams Poison Scythe Necromancer is also a decent A Tier option. If you really wanted to you could also use the Masquerade Bone Spear Necromancer (which we also have a guide for on the link) but it's dropped slightly in Season 25 and can only be considered a B-Tier option at best.

Safe to say there are plenty of options for the Necromancer class in Season 25.

What is the Best Necromancer Build in Diablo 3 Season 25

The best Necromancer build for Diablo 3 season 25 (as of patch 2.7.2) is the Legacy of Dreams Corpse Explosion.

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."

As we noted before, you could also use the Rathma Army of the Dead Necromancer build, which is good for farming paragon, items and more, but it's arguably not the best build once you reach the highest greater rifts in the game.

Keep reading, we'll explain everything you need to set up your Legacy of Dreams Corpse Explosion 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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For starters, the 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 25. Follow the links if you would like a closer look at the stats on the official Diablo 3 website.

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Best Soul Shards For Necromancer In Season 25

Ethereal Weapons are gone in Season 25, replaced instead with a new type of socketable item known as Soul Shards. In total, the game is adding 7 of these new soul shards and if you want the complete guide on how to get them and how to use them, follow the link above.

For now, let's assume you know how these Soul Shards work and dive into which you want to use with your Necromancer build in Season 25.

Prime Evil Soul Shard:

Sliver of Terror (socketable in your helm)

  • Base Power: Your cooldowns are increased by 25%. For every skill on cooldown, you take 12.5% reduced damage and deal 12.5% increased damage.
  • Additional Powers: Your attack speed and critical hit chance are increased by 5% for each skill on cooldown. You cast a devastating Ring of Fire after killing 100 enemies. If three or more skills are on cooldown, your lightning and fire skill damage is increased by 50%.
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Lesser Evil Soul Shard

Essence of Anguish (socketable in your weapon)

  • Base Power: Every time you deal poison damage to an enemy you increase your cooldown reduction and movement speed by 2.5% while your damage received is increased by 5% for 10 seconds. Max 10 stacks.
  • Additional Powers: Your movement speed and cooldown reduction can be increased up to 15 times by dealing poison damage to an enemy. When you deal poison damage to an enemy they receive 50% increased poison damage from all sources for 10 seconds. Killing an enemy deals the damage done by the death blow to all enemies within 25 yards.
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Best Necromancer 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 Necromancer 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.

Do note that whilst the video was made before the launch of season 25, it still contains the same info that is relevant today, minus information on the new soul shards introduced with Season 25.

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What Other Class Should You Pick In Season 25?

Let us assume you've got to the end of this story and decided 'actually, I don't want to play as the Necromancer in Season 25'. That's fine, we're grateful you've read all this way. How about you have 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!