Diablo 4 might be on the minds of all Diablo fans, but with the next game from Blizzard likely a good few months away, Diablo 3 is still here to satisfy our needs.
Despite being seven years old, Diablo 3 is not getting long in the tooth just yet, and there's plenty of fun to be had from the hack-and-slash action RPG.
If you're just starting out with Diablo (firstly, where have you been?) then you might be wondering which class you should pick.
Worry not, we've got an up to date Diablo 3 Season 23 Tier List you can read, which sorts your S Tier builds from your F Tier flops.
If the Necromancer class has caught your eye and you want to know the best build to use in Season 23, don't you worry. We've got all the key details you'll need just below.
Is The Necromancer Good In Diablo 3 Season 23?
For Solo Greater Rift Pushing yes, if you're using the Masquerade Bone Spear Build.
Both the Legacy of Dreams Poison Scythe and Legacy of Dreams Corpse Explosion builds both dropped down to A-Tier in Season 23. Whilst they are not bad, it's fair to say Necromancer has less S-Tier options in Season 23.
The Best Necromancer Build in Diablo 3 Season 23
The best Necromancer build for Diablo 3 season 23 (patch 2.7) is the Bone Spear Build with the Masquerade of the Burning Carnival armour set.
You'll need to gather the full Masquerade of the Burning Carnival armour set, which includes:
- Helm: Luxurious Bauta
- Shoulders: Glamorous Gigot
- Gloves: Lavishing Gloves
- Chest: Sophisticated Vest
- Pants: Elegant Pants
- Boots: Extravagant Shoes
Having two pieces in the set means Simulacrums no longer take damage, gain all runes, and its cooldown is refreshed when you die. Having four pieces means Simulacrum is active, damage taken is reduced by 50%, and damage taken is split between the Necromancer and their Simulacrums. Having six pieces means Bone Spear deals 10,000% increased damage. Simulacrums also gain triple with this bonus.
Along with the Masquerade set, you'll want to equip the following to really maximise your Necromancer build potential:
- Belt: Dayntee's Binding
- Bracers: Gelmindor's Marrow Guards
- Amulet: Haunted Visions
- Ring 1: Convention of Elements
- Ring 2: Krysbin's Sentence
- Weapon: Scythe of the Cycle
- Offhand: Lost Time
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- Weapon Slot: Maltorius' Petrified Spike
- Armour Slot: Dayntee's Binding
- Jewellery Slot: Ring of Royal Grandeur
Active Skills -
*Skill Runes detailed in bold.
- Grim Scythe Frost Scythe Rune
- Bone Spear with Blighted Marrow Rune
- Bone Armor with Dislocation Rune
- Decrepify with Borrowed Time
- Blood Rush with Potency Rune
- Simulacrum with Reservoir Rune
Passive Skills -
- Spreading Malediction - Receive a 1% damage bonus for each enemy afflicted by one of your curses.
- 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.
- Bone Prison - Bone Spear, Bone Spikes, and Bone Spirit have a 30% chance to trap enemies in a Bone Prison for 3 seconds.
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Whilst we could write down all the nitty-gritty details, how about a video, because that's far more interesting.
Have a watch of Diablo expert Rhykker as he runs the rule over this the Bone Spear Necromancer Build. Do note, the build guide was made for Season 22 but still applies to Season 23.
Alternative Necromancer Builds In Season 23
If you don't fancy running with this Bone Spear build, there are alternatives for those who want to keep using the Necromancer class.
Although they likely won't be anywhere near as well-positioned for Season 23, you can also opt for:
- Legacy of Dreams Poison Scythe Build
- Legacy of Dreams Corpse Explosion Build
Anything other than the two builds named above is likely to be B-Tier or below so might not be worth your time in Season 23 for solo greater rift pushing.