Best Diablo Immortal Necromancer build: Best attributes, skills, gear, and gems for the Necromancer
Raise the dead to do your bidding with the best Diablo Immortal Necromancer build
Want to know the best Diablo Immortal Necromancer build? The Necromancer is a brilliant pick for Diablo beginners and veterans alike, as it is the best class in Diablo Immortal. Its ability to summon a group of minions to soak up damage means you can avoid taking fatal hits, leaving you free to cast extra spells from a distance without risk. They might not be as chaotic as the Barbarian or as supportive as the Crusader, but the Necromancer is able to avoid harm while inflicting huge damage on enemies. What more could you want while fighting back against the legions of hell?
That doesn't make the Necromancer an easy class to pick up and play, though. To wield its immense strength with ease, you'll need to know the best attributes, skills, gear, and gems for the Necromancer. You'll also want to know how to spend your Paragon points, which you will earn after reaching level 60. Fortunately, we've got all of that below with our best Diablo Immortal Necromancer build.
Best Diablo Immortal Necromancer build
The Diablo Immortal Necromancer tends to lean one of two ways: you can either go pure DPS or shift slightly into a support role. Fortunately, we've put together a Diablo Immortal Necromancer build that combines the two, offering plenty of damage potential while using the Bone Armor skill to increase your protection.
Regardless of your mode, the best Diablo Immortal Necromancer build is the Minion Mastermind Necromancer build, thanks to its focus on summoning extra allies to do your dirty work.
It's worth noting that the skills in this build have different effects from their default behaviour, as the equipped gear will alter your abilities. Legendary gear in Diablo Immortal can offer substantial changes for your skills, and finding gear that synergises with your skills allows you to unlock the Necromancer's full potential.
Below, you will find the best attributes, skills, gear, gems, and how to spend your Paragon points for the best Diablo Immortal Necromancer build.
Best Diablo Immortal Necromancer attributes
There are 5 attributes in Diablo Immortal: Intelligence, Strength, Willpower, Vitality, and Fortitude. Below, we'll rank these attributes from most important to least important for a Diablo Immortal Necromancer build:
Intelligence is the primary attribute for any spellcasting class, including the Necromancer, making it the most important attribute for this build. On the other end of the scale, Strength is only relevant for melee characters and will not prove useful for a spellcasting build. That means you should not prioritise points in Strength for this Necromancer build.
Since attribute points come from your equipped gear, you should hunt for gear that primarily offers an increased Intelligence score. Vitality is the second most important attribute for a Diablo Immortal Necromancer build, as it offers increased Life which should help you survive in particularly dangerous situations. Necromancers are a glass cannon class, as they often rely on their minions to deal damage and draw aggression, so some extra points in Vitality should make you less brittle if you're suddenly overwhelmed by the legions of hell.
Best Diablo Immortal Necromancer skills
Skills are your spells and attacks that you can use in Diablo Immortal. Skills are your main method of dealing damage in Diablo Immortal and, as mentioned above, will adapt or improve based on the gear that you equip.
Below, you can find the best skills for a Diablo Immortal Necromancer build:
- Primary skill: Soulfire (unlocked at level 1)
- Command Skeletons (unlocked at level 1)
- Corpse Explosion (unlocked at level 3)
- Bone Armor (unlocked at level 41)
- Command Golem (unlocked at level 50)
Soulfire & Corpse Explosion
Soulfire, the primary skill in this Necromancer build, is the very first attack that you'll have in Diablo Immortal. While you do unlock Bone Spear at level 38, making it seem like a stronger alternative, Soulfire is actually the best primary skill thanks to its easy ranged damage. It will also explode on impact to damage nearby enemies, allowing you to spread damage through groups of demons. That damage spread is especially good for littering the ground with corpses, which you can then detonate using Corpse Explosion at level 3.
Command Skeletons is another skill that you'll have from the start of Diablo Immortal, but its beauty lies in its simplicity. Every 8 seconds, it will automatically raise a skeleton to fight alongside your hero. At the start, this has a maximum of only two skeletons at once, but you can increase that limit as the Command Skeleton skill ranks up and through certain gear. These skeletons will simply attack any nearby enemies, drawing aggression and allowing you to stay out of the hustle and bustle of the fight. This leaves you free to sit back and fire off your Soulfire from a safe distance while your minions inflict huge damage.
Bone Armor unlocks much later than the previous skills, but it's worth the wait. Initially, Bone Armor is a powerful support skill that you can use to improve the armor of both yourself and allies for a short amount of time. However, when paired with the Covet Nothing chestpiece mentioned in the gear section below, you'll find that it also damages nearby enemies and makes them vulnerable to subsequent attacks for a short amount of time.
The final skill that you'll unlock for this Diablo Immortal Necromancer build is Command Golem. Unlike Command Skeletons, Command Golem must be activated to actually summon the golem. This colossal behemoth will then crush your enemies to deal damage and inflict the stun effect. This essentially lets you temporarily summon your own boss to do your dirty work. While the Command Golem is active, you can also use the skill again to command it to leap towards enemies, dealing damage and drawing aggression from all nearby foes for a few seconds. That could prove crucial if you suddenly find yourself overwhelmed, so use Command Golem when things are looking particularly dire.
If you want to unlock Bone Armor and Command Golem fast, make sure you know how to level up quickly in Diablo Immortal.
Best Diablo Immortal Necromancer gear
Gear is incredibly important in Diablo Immortal. You'll probably end up with a lot of common gear in the early game that doesn't seem that useful, but late-game gear can substantially improve your Necromancer build. Gear provides points for the various attributes in Diablo Immortal, while also offering stat boosts and altered abilities for the skills above.
Below, you can find the best gear for our Diablo Immortal Necromancer build:
- Helmet: Visitant's Sign
- Chest: Covet Nothing
- Shoulders: Rotspurs
- Legs: Graven Bulwark
- Main Hand: Desolatoria
- Off Hand: Baleful Trinity
- Set: Shepherd's Call to Wolves
The legendary Visitant's Sign helmet offers a unique bonus that specifically increases the duration of Command Golem, allowing your Golem to remain active for 20% longer. Desolatoria, the Main Hand weapon for this Necromancer build, further improves Command Golem by making it deal fire damage to nearby enemies.
The chestpiece for this build, Covet Nothing, is the gear piece that keeps Bone Armor viable in PvE Necromancer builds. Covet Nothing makes Bone Armor deal damage to nearby enemies when activated and increases their damage taken for a short amount of time. You can further improve the effectiveness of Bone Armor with the Graven Bulwark legs, as they increase its duration by 25%.
The Rotspurs pauldrons are one of the best pieces of gear in this build, as they alter the Corpse Explosion skill to leave behind a gas cloud that deals massive damage to nearby enemies over time.
The last main gear piece here, named Baleful Trinity, is an Off Hand weapon that improves your primary skill, Soulfire, by making it bounce to another target to spread some extra damage. Soulfire is your main form of ranged attack while your minions soak up the melee hits, so Baleful Trinity is a core part of any Necromancer build.
Best Necromancer gear set
Diablo Immortal builds also have 6 slots for a gear set comprised of the: Neck, two Ring slots, Hands, Waist, and Feet. These items all have a specific gear set, and wearing more items from one gear set offers certain bonuses. The best gear set for this Diablo Immortal Necromancer build is the Shepherd's Call to Wolves set. Shepherd's Call to Wolves offers the following benefits:
- 2 set items equipped: Your summons deal 15% more damage.
- 4 set items equipped: Critical Hit Chance increased by 3% for each of your summons, up to a maximum of 18%.
- 6 set items equipped: Your summons enter a frenzied state for 10 seconds each time one of them critically hits. The frenzied state increases their damage and Attack Speed by 100%. This will only occur once every 40 seconds.
As you can see, the effects of Shepherd's Call to Wolves will drastically improve the damage output of your summons, making it the perfect set for any Necromancer build.
Best Diablo Immortal Necromancer gems
All of the gear mentioned above will have gem slots. Gems come in two types: normal gems and Legendary Gems. The Legendary Gems slot into your Legendary gear, while the regular gems go into the Shepherd's Call to Wolves set. Below, we'll list the best Legendary Gems for this Diablo Immortal Necromancer build and what they do:
- Blood-Soaked Jade: Increases all damage you deal by up to 8% and your movement speed by 10%. The damage bonus scales with your Life stat.
- Seeping Bile: Your attacks have a 4% chance to poison enemies, inflicting 25% base damage + 263 every second for 6 seconds. This poison spreads to nearby enemies if the victim dies.
- Freedom and Devotion: Increases the duration of your summons by 8%.
- Follower's Burden: Increases all damage you deal by 1% for each summon you control, up to a max of 6%.
- Echoing Shade: Your attacks have a 15% chance to summon a shadow clone for 8 seconds that gains some of your abilities.
- Zwenson's Haunting: When you defeat an enemy, summon a dark beast to attack nearby enemies, dealing 50% base damage + 486 to all nearby enemies. Occurs once every 6 seconds.
If you want to farm these Legendary Gems, make sure you check out our guide on Diablo Immortal's Elder Rifts and Legendary Crests. It’s worth noting that legendary gems are incredibly hard to find if you play Diablo Immortal without spending any money. You might struggle to get all of the gems on the list above, but even finding just one of them will significantly improve your build. We include all of these gems as they are extremely powerful and should be equipped immediately if found while playing. If you’re interested to know how much it might cost to gain all of these gems in Diablo Immortal, Rebecca has put together an in-depth guide assessing how much it costs to play Diablo Immortal.
Since the Shepherd's Call to Wolves set also has slots for regular gems, you should gather some to place in these sockets. The sockets in this set are of specific colours, which dictate the kind of gems you can use. We recommend using Ruby in any Red slots to increase your Life stat, Sapphire in Blue slots to increase your Armor Penetration, and Topaz in your Yellow slots to increase your Resistance.
How to spend Paragon points for the Diablo Immortal Necromancer
The max level in Diablo Immortal is level 60, after which you will earn Paragon points. Paragon points allow you to get permanent upgrades and specialisation skills that will prove necessary for endgame activities and PvP, but they take a long time to earn. That means you can't easily unlock every skill across all six Paragon trees currently available in Diablo Immortal, as that would cost roughly 600 points. Instead, you'll need to know how to invest them as you progress, to maximise your Diablo Immortal Necromancer build's potential while leveling.
There's also a choice you must make here, as you can only select one Paragon tree to make active. Permanent upgrades from any tree will improve your character regardless, but specialisation skills will only take effect when you make their Paragon tree active.
As we mentioned above, there are six Paragon trees in Diablo Immortal. However, they aren't all available from Paragon level 1. The six trees will unlock as you earn Paragon levels. You can see every Paragon tree in Diablo Immortal and when they unlock below:
- Survivor: Unlocked at Paragon level 1
- Vanquisher: Unlocked at Paragon level 1
- Treasure Hunter: Unlocked at Paragon level 50
- Gladiator: Unlocked at Paragon level 100
- Soldier: Unlocked at Paragon level 150
- Mastermind: Unlocked at Paragon level 150
Between levels 1 and 50, those playing as a Necromancer should focus on the Vanquisher Paragon tree. This offers huge increases to PvE damage, life, and armor penetration as permanent upgrades, making it much easier to clearlev hordes of enemies while doing dungeons and rifts.
When you reach level 50, shift focus to also acquire the permanent upgrades in the Treasure Hunter tree. Treasure Hunter offers upgrades to a variety of stats, including damage, life, armor, and armor penetration, all of which are excellent for the Necromancer. The permanent upgrades offered by the Gladiator and Mastermind trees, unlocked at level 100 and 150 respectively, will further increase these stats.
The skill tree you should activate will depend on your current activity, as specialisation skills tend to provide bonuses that are very specific. For example, Vanquisher is excellent if you are trying to quickly rush through zones, as you'll gain increased bonuses to damage and attack speed as you kill enemies. However, if you're farming for loot then you'll want to switch to Treasure Hunter to get bonuses to equipment, experience, and gold drop rates. Gladiator is important when engaging in PvP battles, while Mastermind is best when working with other players in group activities.
That wraps up our guide on the best Diablo Immortal Necromancer build. If you want to team up with pals in hell, make sure to check out our guide on how to play Diablo Immortal with friends and how to make a clan in Diablo Immortal. To make sure everything is running smoothly as you wade through the demon hordes, take a look at James' Diablo Immortal PC performance guide.