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Diablo 4 Guide: Become the ‘Nightmare for Enemies’ with the Best Necromancer Build

Published 06/05/2023, 11:30 AM EDT

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With the official launch of Diablo 4, players are excited to engage in endless battles between the High Heavens and the Burning Hells. Diablo 4 is the latest installment of the Diablo franchise and sees its return to PC and consoles. It has received a near-perfect score review from several gaming experts.

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There is also a new feature in the game – Aspects – that serve as passive upgrades to be imprinted on equipment. Players can choose their favorite class and embark on their journey. Within just a few hours of its release, the Necromancer class stood out as the most powerful Diablo 4 class. However, Blizzard launched patch 1.02 and introduced some minor changes to Necromance and Barbarian classes. Despite receiving some nerfs, the Necromancer class is still believed to be the strongest Diablo 4 Class.

Diablo 4: Best Necromancer Build


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The Necromancer stands out because of the class’s capacity to summon a few different types of minions to fight for you. This class can also focus on direct damage with Blood and Bone skills. The best Necromancer build is letting players blow up countless corpses and deal significant damage.

Although there are numerous builds for the Necromancer class, none can surpass the Corpse Explosion Necromancer build. While Corpse Explosion doesn’t deal tremendous damage, users can enhance it with some key passives and abilities.


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Corpse Explosion Necromancer build guide 

  • Skills: Acolyte’s Decompose, Supernatural Bone Spear, Plagued Corpse Explosion, Abhorrent Iron Maiden, Plagued Corpse Tendrils, Ghastly Bone Spirit, Supreme Army of the Dead
  • Passive Skills: Hewed Flesh, Grim Harvest, Fueled by Death, Necrotic Carapace, Serration, Evulsion, Ossified Essence
  • Book of the Dead: Skeletal Warriors (Reapers 2), Skeletal Mages (Bone 2), Golem (Bone 1)
  • Legendary Aspects: Splintering Aspect, Aspect of Torment, Hulking Aspect, Flesh-Rending Aspect

With Corpse Explosion, the battlefield becomes full of landmines and helps deal significant damage to their enemies. The key factor while using this build is to have skeletons active and use Reap to proc its passive, which reduces the damage and generates more corpses.

Players also need to keep an eye on the Decripify skill and pop it whenever it’s active. Apart from skills, Blizzard has introduced new mechanics to enhance character levels, which Aspects. Aspects are a great system in Diablo 4 and they can improve exponentially this your damage, survivability, and crowd-control capability.

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  • Splintering Aspect: Bone Spear’s primary attack makes enemies hit beyond the first vulnerable for 1.5 seconds. Bone Shards from Bone Spear deal 50% bonus damage to vulnerable enemies and pierce them.
  • Aspect of Torment: Critical strikes with Bone skills increase your Essence regeneration by 20% for four seconds.
  • Hulking Aspect: Your Golem has a 1% chance to reduce its active cooldown by two seconds and a 1% chance to spawn a Corpse each time it damages an enemy with its normal attack.
  • Flesh-Rending Aspect: After Decompose spawns a Corpse, gain 10 Essence.


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Interestingly, there are tons of splendid options to choose from when it comes to gems. For weapons, you can go for Sapphire or Amethyst as they increase the Critical Strike Damage to Crowd Controlled Enemies and Damage Over Time, respectively. Whereas for armor, Sapphire or Ruby are wise options.

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Players spend a lot of their time when it comes to characterization while ignoring the importance of proper builds. Thus, they often forget the role of armor, weapons, and abilities in the game. Regardless, players need to focus on these skills in armor for their Necromancer class: Damage to Slow Enemies, Damage Over Time, and Damage to Close Enemies.


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In case you are still doubtful about the key attributes, it’s best to focus on Intelligence and Willpower to increase Skill Damage and Resource Generating. Do you agree that Necromancer is the strongest Diablo 4 class? Let us know in the comments.

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Mehul Rolta

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Mehul Rolta is an eSports author at EssentiallySports since November 2020. He believes that gaming has the potential to bring a smile to a person's face. Instead of keeping his passion for gaming all to himself, he decided to share his thoughts and opinion with others.