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Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Game Guide

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Necromancer - Inarius Build | Example builds Diablo III: RoS Guide

Last update: Monday, July 17, 2017

The following build was designed to offer serious damage dealing capabilities with increased survivability based on the Bone Armor skill. The build is characteristic for its flexibility and straightforwardness - getting the basic idea will be enough to fully utilize its potential.

Active Skills

Grim Scythe + Cursed Scythe - Necromancer - Inarius Build | Example builds - Example builds - Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Game Guide

Grim Scythe + Cursed Scythe

A basic damage dealing ability that targets the opponents standing in front of the Necromancer. Equipping both Cursed Scythe and Trag'Oul's Corroded Fang will result in 100% chance of applying a random curse to struck opponents which deals additional damage over time.

Corpse Lance + Brittle Touch - Necromancer - Inarius Build | Example builds - Example builds - Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Game Guide

Corpse Lance + Brittle Touch

An active ability that works well against more powerful opponents. The hero utilizes nearby corpses to create bony projectiles that can be thrown at the chosen opponent.

Note - Corpse Lance is a corpse-based ability - If there aren't any bodies nearby, consider activating Land of the Dead, as it will allow you to use corpse-based abilities throughout a period of 10 seconds.

Bone Armor + Dislocation - Necromancer - Inarius Build | Example builds - Example builds - Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Game Guide

Bone Armor + Dislocation

The key ability in this build. Bone Armor offers surprising survivability which can be turned into additional damage output by equipping the complete Grace of Inarius set.

Dislocation offers an additional 2 second stun - equipping Ancient Parthan Defenders will further increase your effectiveness thanks to its secondary proc which lowers the damage received with each stunned opponent.

Blood Rush + Potency - Necromancer - Inarius Build | Example builds - Example builds - Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Game Guide

Blood Rush + Potency

A practical (5 second cooldown period) teleportation ability that enables you to appear up to 50 yards from your initial location by spending 5% of your health points. Equip Potency to receive a temporary bonus to your armor after each casting.

Decreptify + Dizzying Curse - Necromancer - Inarius Build | Example builds - Example builds - Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Game Guide

Decreptify + Dizzying Curse

An area of effect curse which reduces the movement speed and the damage dealt of the affected targets. Equip Dizzying Curse to have a chance of additional stun.

Decreptify works well with Dayntees Binding, as the item offers an additional damage reducing effect that is activated after a successful casting of the curse.

Land of the Dead + Frozen Lands - Necromancer - Inarius Build | Example builds - Example builds - Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Game Guide

Land of the Dead + Frozen Lands

Land of the Dead allows you to use all corpse skills at will (especially useful when attempting to cast Corpse Lance) throughout the period of 10 seconds.

Equip Frozen Lands to temporarily freeze all opponents caught in the spell's radius.

The spell is very useful during emergencies, but you may just as well use it to quickly dispose of a tough opponent.

Passive Skills

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Overwhelming Essence - Necromancer - Inarius Build | Example builds - Example builds - Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Game Guide

Overwhelming Essence

A passive skill that increases your maximum Essence by 40.

Blood is Power - Necromancer - Inarius Build | Example builds - Example builds - Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Game Guide

Blood is Power

The ability lowers your cooldown periods by 20% if you've lost over 100% of your total health.

Spreading Malediction - Necromancer - Inarius Build | Example builds - Example builds - Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Game Guide

Spreading Malediction

Increases damage dealt by 1% for every opponent struck with a Curse. Considering that you can place numerous curses thanks to Grim Scythe and Decreptify, your damage may be increased substantially.

Stand Alone - Necromancer - Inarius Build | Example builds - Example builds - Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Game Guide

Stand Alone

A defensive ability that increases your armor by 100%. Each active minion reduces the bonus by 10%.

Equipment

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Grace of Inarius - Necromancer - Inarius Build | Example builds - Example builds - Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Game Guide

Grace of Inarius

A full Grace of Inarius set will increase the damage dealt by Bone Armor by additional 1000%. Moreover, the ability will lower your damage received by 2% for each struck opponent and randomly launch a bonestorm that deals 750% of weapon damage to nearby opponents and increases their damage received by 2750%.

TragOuls Corroded Fang - Necromancer - Inarius Build | Example builds - Example builds - Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Game Guide

Trag'Oul's Corroded Fang

A one handed scythe that has a 100% chance of placing a Curse on your target that increase the damage received of the affected opponent.

Lost Time - Necromancer - Inarius Build | Example builds - Example builds - Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Game Guide

Lost Time

Your cold skills will place a negative effect that lowers the target's movement speed by 30% and increases your own speed by 4-5% for 5 seconds.

Dayntees Binding - Necromancer - Inarius Build | Example builds - Example builds - Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Game Guide

Dayntees Binding

This item works well with Decreptify - a placed Curse will lower your damage received by 50%

Ancient Parthan Defenders - Necromancer - Inarius Build | Example builds - Example builds - Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Game Guide

Ancient Parthan Defenders

Legendary Bracers with a useful proc that reduces the damage received from each stunned opponent in 25 metre radius. Works well with Bone Armor and Decreptify.

Unity - Necromancer - Inarius Build | Example builds - Example builds - Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Game Guide

Unity

A ring chosen for its unique secondary effect - all damage received by the given hero will be split between all heroes wearing the same ring.

Endless Journey Set - Necromancer - Inarius Build | Example builds - Example builds - Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Game Guide

Endless Journey Set

A jewelry set known from its useful bonuses, such as 50% less damage received when mobile and 50% more damage dealt when standing.

Follower

Choose your follower according to your own preferences. Make sure to equip two items:

  1. A relic that will spare your follower in case of defeat
  2. Unity, a ring that splits the damage received between both heroes.

Both items will enable you to use your follower as a human shield, as the relic will protect him from death.

Kanai's Cube

The section below shows a suggested choice of items placed inside Kanai's Cube.

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Reilenas Shadowhook - Necromancer - Inarius Build | Example builds - Example builds - Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Game Guide

Reilena's Shadowhook

Increases the overall damage dealt of your hero.

Aquila Cuirass - Necromancer - Inarius Build | Example builds - Example builds - Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Game Guide

Aquila Cuirass

Reduces the damage received.

Wisdom of Kalan - Necromancer - Inarius Build | Example builds - Example builds - Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Game Guide

Wisdom of Kalan

Increases the maximum stacking of Bone Armor to 5.

Gems

Focus on following types of gems:

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Emerald - Necromancer - Inarius Build | Example builds - Example builds - Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Game Guide

Emerald

Place an Emerald into a weapon socket to increase your critical hit damage.

Diamond - Necromancer - Inarius Build | Example builds - Example builds - Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Game Guide

Diamond

Place a Diamond in a helm socket to lower the cooldown period of all your abilities. Alternatively, choose torso or leg sockets to increase your resistance to all elements.

When it comes to legendary gems, choose the following:

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Pain Enhancer - Necromancer - Inarius Build | Example builds - Example builds - Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Game Guide

Pain Enhancer

Equip to increase your overall damage.

Bane of the Trapped - Necromancer - Inarius Build | Example builds - Example builds - Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Game Guide

Bane of the Trapped

Equip to increase the damage dealt to opponents affected by movement-hindering effects and receive an aura that reduces the movement speed of nearby opponents.

Mirinae, Teardrop of the Starweaver - Necromancer - Inarius Build | Example builds - Example builds - Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Game Guide

Mirinae, Teardrop of the Starweaver

Equip to receive a 15% chance of a smite that deals 3000% of your weapon damage and heals the Necromancer for 3% of your maximum health.

Paragon Points

The table below shows a suggested allotment of the Necromancer's Paragon Points.

Core

Offense

Defense

Utility

Movement Speed (up to 25%)

Critical Hit Chance

Resistances

Area of Effect Damage

Maximum Essence

Critical Hit Damage

Life

Life on Hit

Intelligence

Cooldown Reduction

Armor

Resource Cost

Vitality

Attack Speed

Life Regeneration

Gold Drop

Other Useful Info

  1. Decreptify is a basic skill when fighting against large masses of opponents, as the curse severely weakens opponents in its active radius and increases the damage dealt by the Necromancer.
  2. Remember that Corpse Lance is a corpse-based ability - slay a few nearby opponents to be able to use the skill.
  3. If you've entered a new area without an active Bone Armor, consider using Blood Rush to land in a group of enemies, receiving a bonus to Armor (Potency) and supercharging the Bone Armor with additional charges.
  4. Use Land of the Dead to have free access to corpse-based abilities such as the Corpse Lance.
  5. Remember that Bone Armor has a randomly cast bonestorm which severely exposes the opponents caught in its radius, so stay close to the engaged group of enemies.
  6. If you're in progress of a Nephalem or a Greater Rift, make sure to keep Land of the Dead ready for the final enemy, as the ability will facilitate the encounter immensely.
  7. Focus on keeping the Bone Armor active at all times - the skill, further reinforced by Ancient Parthan Defenders will deal serious amounts of damage and stun your opponents.
  8. Blood Rush reinforced by Potency offers a 100% bonus to your armor after each jump - use it to your advantage during difficult encounters.
  9. Other than that, Blood Rush is a basic means of fast travel around the map - use it to cover extended distances during time-limited instances.
  10. The build listed above offers additional Poison damage to your basic damage dealing abilities (Grim Scythe and Bone Armor). Consider acquiring bracers that offer a bonus to this element.
  11. Choose jewelry that offers a suitable Socket and bonuses to Critical Hit Chance and Critical Hit Damage.
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