Today, we’re taking a thorough analysis into Diablo 4 Season 1’s fantastic Necromancer upgrade method. By now, you’ve probably seen a ton of builds featuring Bone Spear and Minion Sacrifices. But this time, I wanted to take a different route and become a well-rounded summoner.
The great thing about this build is that you don’t need any unique items to get started. You can find most components in a Codex of Power or Season Journey. Plus, it works with Malignant Hearts, which are super easy to get.
The gameplay of this build revolves around controlling a massive Minion Army and dealing serious damage with Minions damage spells. The goal is to move from one set of enemies to another, buffing your Minion’s abilities while dropping some Blights. Then watch as everything around you is wiped out.
Our trump card is Sacrilegious Heart from Season 1. This gem automatically reaps nearby corpses every second. It can also summon Warriors or Mages instantly when they fall in battle.
It triggers a massive Corpse Explosion that deals with massive area damage and gathers enemies with Corpse Tendrils. These are the three skills that are automatically available to you on your hotbar.
Your task is simple, to glide from one creature to another, spreading Blight, dealing damage to all enemies. This really captures the essence of Necromancer’s gameplay. Instead of manually handling resummons and corpse management. We just need to focus on dealing damage over time, buffing minions, and increasing their power.
The higher your level, the more Book of the Dead you’ll unlock and the more Aspects you’ll collect. The more powerful this build becomes, the more Diablo 4 Gold you will earn for killing monsters. Personally, I think this is one of the best ways to level Necromancer.
Aspects & How To Get Them?
In addition to the different Aspects, we will also discuss how to get all of them.
Starting with helmets, we use Blood Getter’s Aspect. You can loot this aspect randomly in dungeons, which will allow you to have up to two Skeletal Warriors. Don’t worry if you don’t get it right away, it will drop eventually.
For chest piece, we are going to talk about Aspect of Disobedience. This Aspect increases your Armor for 4 seconds each time you deal damage, stacking according to the number specified by your Aspect. It’s crucial to this build, as it provides notable durability in games. You can find this Aspect in Halls of the Damned in Kehjistan.
For Gloves, we use Aspect of Grasping Veins. When you cast Corpse Tendrils, this increases your critical strike chance for 6 seconds. It will let you deal with extra critical damage to enemies damaged by your Corpse Tendrils. You can find it in Kehjistan’s Corrupted Grotto Dungeon.
Moving on to Pants, we’re using Aspect of Hardened Bones. This Aspect gives your Minions increased damage reduction when you have more active Minions. The feature further enhances the abilities of your Minions, enhancing your Summoner builds. This Aspect is a random drop, so you’ll need to extract it from some Diablo 4 Items. You can print it from your pants.
For Boots, we choose Aspect of the Void. This makes your Blight attract enemies from around the area of effect, which was great for our build. This aspect is also a random drop. You need to extract it from some equipment, and then imprint it on your Boots.
On the primary weapon, we’re using Aspect of Frenzied Dead. Whenever one of your summoned Minions deals damage to an enemy, their attack speed is increased for 3 seconds, up to a maximum of 30%. You need to extract this aspect from the gear and imprint it on your weapon.
For Amulet we are rolling with Blighted Aspect. After Shadowblight deals 10 passive damage to an enemy, this Aspect increases your damage for 6 seconds. You can get information on this from Akkhan’s Grasp Dungeon in Hawezar region.
For our first Ring, we will choose Aspect of Reanimation. This increases the damage of your Skeletal Warriors while alive for 10 seconds. You can find this Aspect in Aldurwood dungeon in Scosglen area.
Finally, for the second ring, we used Aspect of Decay. Each time Shadowblight deals damage to an enemy, it amplifies the damage of the next Shadowblight within 10 seconds, stacking up to 5 times. Like many other Aspects, you’ll need to extract this from Diablo 4 Items and imprint it onto your Rings. It drops randomly, but eventually it will appear in front of you.
Book Of The Dead
Let’s take a deeper look at Necromancer’s Book of the Dead setting next.
Starting with Skeletal Warriors, we choose Reapers. They have a 15% chance to create corpses from enemies, carving the flesh directly from the enemy. This is very useful to us as it spawns more corpses that we can use.
Also, we’re going to pick Shadow Mages. We’re going to use the middle skill, which will give our Shadow Mages a nice power boost. They will fire an additional Shadow Bolt after every 6th attack.
Finally, for our Bone Golems, we choose the option on the far right. It has increased our attack speed by 10%, at the cost of the ability to summon Golems gone. Don’t worry though, the increased attack speed can really change our overall performance.
Finally, let’s go straight to Talent Tree. In the basic skills section, we start with one gain point, and another point is the enhanced gain, which is a skill that is absolutely taken for granted.
Now, talk about core skills. First, we can put a point into Blight, then Enhanced Blight. These abilities add a slow to your Blight, slowing enemies by 25%.
We’ll then allocate three points into Unliving Energy, increasing our max Essence by 9%. Then, assign a point to Imperfectly Balanced. This makes your core abilities cost 3% Essence, but they do 5% more damage.
Finally, invest 3 points in Hewed Flesh. This skill gives your damage a 12% chance to spawn a corpse at the enemy’s location, doubled when facing a boss.
Our Necromancer build has also reached its finale here. I believe this guide will both inspire and entertain you. Finally, let’s see you in the game!