Using the best Diablo 3 Necromancer build for Season 27 will be absolutely essential for players wanting to push the limits of what’s possible. The better the build, the better the chance you have of topping the Diablo 3 Leaderboards.
Naturally, with every new season you’ll need to reevaluate which builds are worth sticking with, especially for solo greater rift pushing. Unless you’re seriously not fussed in which case you might as well use whatever playstyle you prefer; or alternatively the Angry Chicken Witch Doctor build because it’s just bonkers.
That said, we imagine that if you’re reading this you want to know what Necromancer build to run use in the current season. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner, or a seasoned pro, it always helps to assess your options before you start levelling up and beginning that new season grind. Especially when new seasonal features like Soul Shards, Ethereal Weapons – and now Sanctified Powers in Season 27 – can massively alter the meta too.
Assuming you’ve read our Diablo 3 Tier List for Season 27, you’ll likely already know the best S Tier builds from the F Tier flops. However, if you read on we’ll take you through everything you need to know to ensure you have the best Necromancer build for Solo Greater Rift Pushing in Season 27.
Is The Necromancer Good In Diablo 3 Season 27?
In a word, yes. Assuming you’re dead set on using a Necromancer in Season 27 there are three very good options worth considering for Solo Greater Rift players.
In total Necromancer players have 3 S-Tier build options in Season 27, and they’re arguably three of the strongest builds this season.
It also makes a nice change that these three don’t include the Necromancer Legacy of Dreams Corpse Explosion build, which had previously been the go to build for Necro players.
As mentioned players have three S-Tier Necromancer builds, which includes a brand new build as well as two older builds that have been significantly buffed by the Sanctified Powers bonus.
Overall, yes, Necromancer is a decent option in Season 27.
What is the Best Necromancer Build in Diablo 3 Season 27
The best Necromancer build for Diablo 3 season 27 is arguably the Necromancer LoD Death Nova build. If you’re targeting the highest greater rifts in the game, you can’t go wrong.
Death Nova, for those who don’t know, is the main active skill you’ll be running with, and allows players to “Unleash a Nova that deals 350% weapon damage as Poison to all enemies within 25 yards.”
Keep reading, we’ll explain everything you need to set up your Legacy of Dreams Death Nova build, including your gear, active skills, passive skills and more.
Legacy of Dreams Death Nova Gear Setup
First up, you don’t need to worry about set bonuses with your LoD Death Nova Necromancer because you’ll be relying on the Legacy of Dreams Gem.
This means that every legendary item you have equipped increases your damage dealt by 3.75% and reduces your damage taken by 2% – despite not having any set bonuses equipped.
Below you’ll find a list of the best items worth selecting in Season 26 for the best Necromancer build. If you follow the links in the table you’ll also be able to take a closer look at the item stats on the official Diablo 3 website.
|Bracers||Krelm’s Buff Bracers|
|Off-hand weapon||Iron Rose|
Best Kanai’s Cube Slot Choices
The table below will give you a run-through of the best options for the Kanai’s Cube slots when assembling your LoD Corpse Explosion Necromancer.
|Weapon Slot||Funerary Pick|
|Armor Slot||Stone Gauntlets|
Best Necromancer Active Skills
The table below will give you a run-through of the best active skills to choose from when assembling your LoD Corpse Explosion Necromancer.
|Bone Armor||Dislocation Skill Rune|
|Frailty||Aura of Frailty Skill Rune|
|Blood Rush||Transfusion Skill Rune|
|Simulacrum||Blood and Bone Skill Rune|
|Siphon Blood||Power Shift Skill Rune|
|Death Nova||Blood Nova Skill Rune|
Best Necromancer Passive Skills
The table below will give you a run-through of the best passive skills to choose from when assembling your LoD Corpse Explosion Necromancer.
|Swift Harvesting||Increase the attack speed of Bone Spikes, Siphon Blood, and Grim Scythe by 15%.|
|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.|
|Spreading Malediction||Receive a 1% damage bonus for each enemy afflicted by one of your curses.|
|Stand Alone||Increase armour by 100%, reduced by 10% for each active minion.|
Season 27 Sanctified Powers
In Season 27 Blizzard is adding a new type of consumable item called Angelic Crucibles. Once uncovered by Nephalem, these heavenly artifacts can be used to Sanctify any equippable Legendary item. Sanctifying an item reforges it to have perfect Ancient-level stats on all affixes while also preserving the item’s Legendary Power.
However, it also adds one of three new Sanctified Powers unique to each class. For our Necromancer Build, the best power to opt for is Sanctified Death Nova. Here’s what it does:
- Hitting enemies with Death Nova five consecutive times adds a spirit that afflicts an enemy every fifth cast of Death Nova. Up to three spirits can be sent at a time.
As for which Legendary item we would sanctify, we’d personally opt for the Necromancer’s main weapon, the Funerary Pick.
Best Necromancer Follower
We’ll keep this really simple and to the point. You want to choose the Enchantress follower since she is the only viable option to help with cooldown reduction.
Unlike the Templar or Scoundrel, the Enchantress can use Prophetic Harmony to reduce your skills’ cooldowns by 5.00% based on the Enchantress’s Intelligence on her equipment.
If you’re looking for a really comprehensive guide on Enchantress follower skills and gear, follow the link to a brilliant overview from icy-veins.com
Alternative Diablo 3 Necromancer builds in Season 27
As we noted previously there are a few alternative options for Necromancers in Season 27.
If you would prefer to play with something a little different though, might we suggest the Trag’Oul Death Nova Necromancer build which had recieved a rework to the Trag’Oul set this season.
Alternatively, if you would rather use something a bit more familliar, you could do with the Rathma Army of the Dead Necromancer Build, which benefits from being one of the Haedrig’s gift sets in Season 27.
That’s it – everything you need to know about the best Diablo 3 Necromancer build for Season 27.
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