Best Diablo 3 Necromancer Builds: Season 27

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The best Diablo 3 Necromancer build for Season 27 will allow you to wreak havoc on your enemies with deadly blood, bone, and poison spells – so here’s everything you need to know to do just that.

Diablo 3’s Necromancer was released in the game back in 2017, allowing Diablo 2’s long-term fans of the same class – or those wanting to try something slightly different – to touch every corner of Sanctuary with the Priests of Rathma’s deadly power.

While the Necromancer is somewhat similar to the Witch Doctor, the class has no damage over time attacks, instead allowing you to command and control pets, as well as affecting corpses found throughout the world to do your bidding or restore Essence.

Here’s what Necromancer build you should try in season 27 of Diablo 3.


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The Necromancer possesses powerful skills to take down your enemies throughout Sanctuary.

Is the Necromancer for me?

If you’re a character that loves dark magic and a gothic aesthetic, the Necromancer will make you feel right at home. Focusing on three themes: Blood & Bone, Poison, and Resurrection, their skills are based on deadly curses, an ever-growing horde of minions, and wielding one-handed or two-handed Scythes to destroy their enemies.

Able to restore their health as they’re fighting, the Necromancer is a solid choice if you’re looking to deal out dizzying amounts of damage while also providing a cushion to keep yourself alive.

If you prefer running head-on into battle as a tank, though, we’d recommend running either Barbarian or Crusader. For a similar style of play but with a less gothic theme, we’d suggest trying out the Witch Doctor. Or, those who prefer running standard magic builds will feel right at home with the Wizard.

Is the Necromancer good in Diablo Season 27?

According to Maxroll.gg’s solo tier list, the Necromancer is a top choice in Season 27 of Diablo 3. With its three most powerful builds currently ranked in the S and two more in the A-Tier.

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Using their skills to cause havoc with decay and despair, Diablo 3’s Necromancer is an Acolyte of the Priests of Rathma.

Best Diablo 3 Necromancer build: Season 27

If you want to ensure that you’re putting out as much damage as possible this season with the Necromancer, make sure to run with the S-tier Trag’Oul Death Nova build.

This build now uses a variety of pieces to turn your Necromancer into a Death Nova-fueled experience-farming death machine.

Active skills

Below, we’ve listed all of the skills that you should focus on to put this build together:

Skill Rune
Death Nova Blood Nova
Siphon Blood Purity of Essence
Simulacrum Blood and Bone
Frailty Aura of Frailty
Bone Armor Dislocation
Blood Rush Hemostasis

Passive skills

The passive skills you’ll want to utilize for this particular build are:

  • Swift Harvesting
  • Fueled by Death
  • Final Service
  • Stand Alone
  • Spreading Malediction

Item build

For the Trag’Oul Death Nova build, you’ll need to make use of the Trag’Oul’s Avatar set. This quadruples Life and adds a 10,000% damage boost to all Blood Skills – useful when using a build reliant on Death Nova.

Aim to equip the following items and weapons:

Item Type Name
Helm Trag’Oul’s Guise
Neck (Amulet) Haunted Visions
Shoulders Aughild’s Power
Torso Trag’Oul’s Scales
Waist Dayntee’s Binding
Wrists Aughild’s Power
Hands Trag’Oul’s Claws
Legs Trag’Oul’s Hide
Feet Trag’Oul’s Stalwart Grieves
Main hand weapon Funerary Pick
Secondary weapon Bloodtide Blade
Off-hand Iron Rose
Rings 1 Convention of Elements
Rings 2 Krysbin’s Sentence

You can check out the whole build here:

Diablo 3 Necromancer follower

Followers are a crucial part of gameplay, despite many neglecting to utilize them. Season 23’s changes brought in the option to customize their armor alongside their weapon, meaning that you will only be making things easier for you in the long run by choosing to bring one with you.

For the Necromancer, we’d recommend adding the only follower that provides cooldown reduction to your party: the Enchantress. However, if you need back-up from a tank, you can also bring the Templar. Just be aware you’ll have less cooldown reduction.

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Now that you know the best build for the Necromancer, let’s take a look at some alternatives.

Alternative Diablo 3 Necromancer builds

If the tanky Corpse Explosion build doesn’t take your fancy – no worries! These other two builds are featured for Season 27 and both are also S-Tier builds!

LoD Death Nova build

Similar to the main build we’ve chosen above, the S-Tier LoD Death Nova build is also excellent for those who prefer focusing on dealing AoE damage from a distance.

Skill Rune
Death Nova Blood Nova
Siphon Blood Power Shift
Simulacrum Blood and Bone
Frailty Auro of Frailty
Bone Armor Dislocation
Blood Rush Hemostasis

The full build can be seen here.

Rathma Army of the Dead build

Based on the Bones of Rathma set, this build also currently ranks in the S-Tier. If sacrificing your own survivability for commanding and relying on minions is more your style of play, this will be an incredibly fun build to try out.

Skill Rune
Army of the Dead Death Valley
Blood Rush Potency
Bone Armor Dislocation
Command Skeletons Frenzy
Decrepify Borrowed Time
Revive Purgatory

The full Rathma Army of the Dead build can be obtained here.


So, there you have it – everything you need to know about the best Diablo 3 Necromancer build for Season 27.

For even more tips and builds to help you take down everything that Sanctuary throws at you, make sure to check out our guides:

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