Diablo 3 Pestilence Master’s Shroud Corpse Lance Necromancer Build

This build is capable of clearing high-level Greater Rifts effortlessly, killing demons in a matter of seconds. All you need is a large number of corpses and Devour, which thanks to the Pestilence Master’s Shroud set will fire a Corpse Lance at a nearby enemy. The only downside is the dependence on skills with a large cooldown – Land of the Dead and Simulacrum. This means that you need to collect a fairly large group of monsters at the beginning, before using your entire arsenal of skills. Blood Rush will help you with this to quickly move around the locations. Command Skeletons will be a great buff that will increase your damage and restore some of your health.

All Necromancer Builds

Skills

Active Skills

Corpse Lance

Brittle Touch

Blood Rush

Molting

Devour

Satiated

Command Skeletons

Dark Mending

Simulacrum

Reservoir

Land of the Dead

Frozen Lands

Passive Skills

Overwhelming Essence

Blood is Power

Stand Alone

Final Service

Gear

Slot

Items

Stat Priorities

Head

Pestilence Mask

  • Intelligence

  • Socket

  • Vitality

Shoulders

Pestilence Defense

  • Intelligence

  • Corpse Lance Damage

  • Cooldown Reduction

Torso

Pestilence Robe

  • Intelligence

  • 3 Sockets

  • Vitality

Wrists

Nemesis Bracers

  • Intelligence

  • Cold Damage

  • Vitality

Hands

Pestilence Gloves

  • Intelligence

  • Critical Hit Damage

  • Attack Speed

Waist

Captain Crimson's Silk Girdle

  • Intelligence

  • Vitality

  • Armor

Legs

Captain Crimson's Thrust

  • Intelligence

  • 2 Sockets

  • Vitality

Feet

Pestilence Battle Boots

  • Intelligence

  • Vitality

  • Armor

Amulet

Squirt's Necklace

  • Socket

  • Critical Hit Damage

  • Cold Damage

Ring (1)

Convention of Elements

  • Socket

  • Critical Hit Damage

  • Cooldown Reduction

Ring (2)

Krysbin's Sentence

  • Socket

  • Critical Hit Damage

  • Cooldown Reduction

Weapon

Jesseth Skullscythe

  • High Damage

  • Intelligence

  • Socket

Off-hand

Jesseth Skullshield

  • Intelligence

  • Cooldown Reduction

  • Max Essence

Gems

Slot

Gem

Amulet

Gogok of Swiftness

Gain Swiftness with every attack, increasing your Attack Speed by 1% and Dodge by 0.50% for 4 seconds. This effect stacks up to 15 times.

Ring

Zei's Stone of Vengeance

Damage you deal is increased by 4.00% for every 10 yards between you and the enemy hit. Maximum 20.00% increase at 50 yards.

Ring

Bane of the Trapped

Increase damage against enemies under the effects of control-impairing effects by 15.00%.

Weapon

Flawless Royal Emerald

Helm

Flawless Royal Diamond

Torso

Flawless Royal Topaz

Pants

Flawless Royal Topaz

Kanai’s Cube Powers

Weapon

Armor

Jewelry

Reilena's Shadowhook

Corpsewhisper Pauldrons

Ring of Royal Grandeur

Every point of Maximum Essence increases your damage by 0.5% and Bone Spikes generates [2 - 5] additional Essence for each enemy hit.

  Corpse Lance damage is increased by [25 - 30]% for 3 seconds when you consume a corpse. Max 20 stacks.

  Reduces the number of items needed for set bonuses by 1 (to a minimum of 2).

Recommended 4th Slot (in Season 22)

Requiem Cereplate

  Devour restores an additional [75 - 100]% Essence and Life. In addition, when Devour restores Essence or Life above your maximum, the excess is granted over 3 seconds.

Paragon

Category

Priority

Core

  • Movement Speed (for 25% cap)

  • Maximum Essence

  • Intelligence

  • Vitality

Offense

  • Cooldown Reduction

  • Critical Hit Damage

  • Attack Speed

  • Critical Hit Chance

Defense

  • Armor

  • Life %

  • All Resistance

  • Life Regeneration

Utility

  • Area Damage

  • Life on Hit

  • Resource Cost Reduction

  • Gold Pickup Radius

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