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During beta testing, the Necromancer proved to be the strongest character in the early game. However, the success of the Necromancer in the late game directly depends on the build he chooses. In this guide, we will be looking at the Bone Spear Necromancer.

Despite the fact that many people associate the Necromancer with crowds of skeletons who do all the dirty work for him, in the late game his minions show not such a good result. Therefore, closer to the late game, the Necromancer gradually (but not completely) refuses the help of his dead friends and in return receives powerful bonuses, which we will analyze in this guide.

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Diablo 4 Bone Spear Necromancer Build

Our goal is to ensure a consistent damage output, regardless of Essence levels, by strategically rotating skills. With reliable ways to inflict Vulnerable on enemies and generate Corpses, we can safely attack from a distance using Bone Spear. When Essence is depleted, we unleash the powerful Corpse Explosion, dealing massive damage while also replenishing Essence for another round of devastating Bone Spear strikes.

Diablo 4 Best Necromancer Build

To address the issue of tanking damage, we invest 5 points in Decrepify, reducing enemy damage output. Our offensive strategy involves spamming Bone Spear while replenishing Essence with Corpse Explosion. In the late game, we can leverage legendary aspect powers to sustain Bone Spear, reducing the reliance on Corpse Explosions and maximizing damage output.

Great AoE and ST  Damage

A lot of crowd control abilities

Easy to learn

Poor defensive potential

Diablo 4 Bone Spear Necromancer Build skills

  • Bone Splinters → Enhanced Bone Splinters
  • Bone Spear (5/5) → Enhanced Bone Spear → Paranormal Bone Spear
  • Corpse Explosion (1/5)  → Enhanced Corpse Explosion (5/5) → Plagued Corpse Explosion
  • Hewed Flesh (3/3) 
  • Grim Harvest (3/3) → Fueled by Death (3/3)
  • Skeletal Warrior Mastery (3/3) OR Corpse Tendrils (2/5) → Enhanced Corpse Tendrils
  • Serration (3/3) → Compound Fracture(3/3)  → Evulsion (3/3) → Rapid Ossification (3/3)
  • Unliving Energy (3/3)→ Imperfectly Balanced (3/3)
  • Necrotic Carapace (3/3)
  • Decrepify (5/5) → Enhanced Decrepify
  • Ossified Essence
  • Blood Mist (2/5)

Bone Spear

Bone Spear is a Magnum Opus of this build. It is this ability that deals the main damage and makes enemies Vulnerable. It is the Aspects for this ability that will be the best for you.

Blood Mist

Since we almost completely refuse the help of our minions, we need some defense. Blood Mist is the perfect ability to give us Immune for 3 sec and increase our mobility.


Another ability that will help us slow down and even stun enemies so that they can be hit more easily by Bone Spear.

Book of the Dead

The Book of the Dead is the main feature of the necromancer. However, Mage Skeletons and Golem lose their power over time, so we’re dropping them. However, you can always have Melee Skeletons. They may not do enough damage, but they protect their master well.

If you feel you can play without the Melee Skeletons, then remove all three points from the Skeletal Warrior Mastery and put two of those points in Corpse Tendrils and one point in Enhanced Corpse Tendrils. This way you will get a stun and a slow.

By sacrificing the Cold Mages, we attain amplified potency against foes in a Vulnerable state. Given the consistent ability of this strategy to render adversaries vulnerable, it unquestionably emerges as the optimal selection.
By sacrificing a Golem, we increase our critical damage from Bone Spear. This is a significant buff if we want the build to work.

Diablo 4 Bone Spear Necromancer Build Attributes

To effectively harness the potential of the Necromancer, it is crucial to understand the benefits associated with each attribute. Here’s a breakdown of what each characteristic provides to the Necromancer:

Main StatSecondary Stat
  • Intelligence increases Skill Damage by 0.1% and All Resistances by 0.05%
  • Willpower increases Resource Generation (0.1% for 1), Healing Received by 0.1% and Overpower Damage (0,25%)
  • Dexterity increases Critical Strike Chance by 0.02% and the chance to Dodge attacks by 0.025%
  • Strength increases Armor by 1 per point.

The Necromancer primarily seeks items that provide substantial boosts to Intelligence and Willpower, as these attributes greatly enhance their spellcasting abilities. However, it’s important to note that many items also possess additional magical properties that can further augment their capabilities. Here are some of the most significant magical properties to consider when evaluating items for a Necromancer:

  1. +X% Damage to Vulnerable Enemies
  2. Essence cost reduction
  3. increase to skill level “Bone Spear”
  4. increase to skill level “Corpse Explosion”
  5. +% to damage from skills of the category “Bones”

While not absolutely necessary, these magic properties provide additional benefits that can complement your build and enhance your performance. 

  • Reduce the cooldown of Evade by 0.5 seconds 
  • +% Movement Speed
  • +% Max Life

Keep an eye out for gear or items that offer these bonuses to further optimize your character’s capabilities. Or entrust this routine to us and we will get you any gear.

Diablo 4 Bone Spear Necromancer Build Gems

Here are some suggestions for enhancing your equipment with gems. Remember, you can obtain gems either by consulting a jeweler or by extracting them when disassembling items at a blacksmith:

  • Weapon – Emerald: +(6 – 12)% Critical Damage to Vulnerable Enemies.
  • Armor – Ruby: +(2 – 4)% Health
  • Jewelry: Diamond for all Resistance or any gem that provides you with the resistance type you lack the most.

Diablo 4 Bone Spear Necromancer Build Equipment

Currently, our knowledge regarding the optimal equipment choices for the Necromancer is limited, and it’s important to note that the information available may undergo changes prior to the game’s release. As the game launches on June 6, we are committed to providing regular updates to this guide to ensure its accuracy and relevance.

We encourage you to bookmark this guide and stay tuned for future updates. Once the game is released, we will diligently gather information and conduct thorough research to deliver comprehensive recommendations on the best equipment for the Necromancer. 

Elixirs and Health Potions

To gain a significant advantage in your adventures, make your way to the Alchemist located in Kyovashad. There, you can utilize the alchemical arts to craft powerful Elixirs that will enhance your statistics and experience gain for a duration of 30 minutes. Don’t forget to gather the necessary crafting materials by foraging plants throughout your journeys. When selecting an Elixir, prioritize the one that provides resistance against the specific threats you anticipate encountering. Alternatively, you can experiment with the Weak Assault Elixir, which grants a remarkable 7% increase in Attack Speed, bolstering your offensive capabilities.

Diablo 4 Best Necromancer Build

Diablo 4 Bone Spear Necromancer Paragon Board

Currently, we lack specific details regarding the leveling mechanics of the Paragon board since it was not accessible during the beta testing phase. However, once you attain level 50, the Board will become accessible to you. It is strongly advised to adhere to the same principles employed in talent progression. Rest assured, we will furnish you with further information as soon as it becomes available.

Diablo 4 Bone Spear Necromancer Aspects

Listed below are all guaranteed legendary aspects that a player can permanently get into their Codex of Power if they complete the corresponding dungeon; or a certain stage of the campaign of the corresponding location will pass. Important: It is never, under any circumstances, recommended to insert a legendary aspect into your main weapon used (in our case, this applies to both a two-handed weapon (scythe/sword) and a one-handed + off-hand item), since it should be changed first queue at the slightest improvement.

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Diablo 4 Best Necromancer Build
Gear SlotAspect NameLegendary Aspect Power
Gloves, Offhand, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)Splintering AspectBone Spear‘s primary attack makes enemies hit beyond the first Vulnerable for X seconds. Bone Shards from Bone Spear deal X % bonus damage to Vulnerable enemies and pierce them.
Gloves, Offhand, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)Aspect of Grasping VeinsGain X % increased Critical Strike Chance for 6 seconds when you cast Corpse Tendrils. You deal X% bonus Critical Strike Damage to enemies damaged by Corpse Tendrils.
Gloves, Offhand, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)Aspect of SerrationThe Ossified Essence Key Passive also increases the Critical Strike Damage of your Bone Skills by 1% per Essence, up to X %.
RingAspect of Exposed FleshLucky Hit: Up to a 10% chance to generate X Essence when hitting a Vulnerable enemy with your Bone Skills.

You’ve now gained a comprehensive understanding of the Bone Spear Necromancer build, which will undoubtedly make your enemies suffer in Diablo 4. We will continue to update this guide with additional information as it becomes available. In the meantime, be sure to explore the other builds featured in our Diablo 4 Necromancer guide for further insights and strategies.

Thank you for relying on our guide, and we hope that it serves you well in your adventures throughout Diablo 4. Stay tuned for future updates and enjoy the captivating world of Sanctuary!

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