Best Diablo 4 Necromancer builds: Skill trees, upgrades & Aspects for Season 3

Aakrit Sharma
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Diablo 4 Season of the Construct didn’t change much of the Necromancers’ meta, although Seneschal Companions can be an interesting addition to some of the class’ best builds. Here are the best Necromancer builds in Diablo 4 Season 3, featuring Skills, Legendary Aspects, and Book of the Dead.

Diablo 4 Season 3 update introduced a minor overhaul to every class in Sanctuary, where Rogues and Sorcerers were mainly affected. During Season of the Construct, Blizzard confirmed to have focused on overlooked skills and getting players to try out new builds to rank in The Gauntlet Weekly Leaderboards.

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While Necromancers received some tweaks, players should focus more on how to find their new and exclusive Unique Items to try out in Season of the Construct. Even after this season’s balance changes, they managed to keep their position as one of the favorite classes while leveling up as they are one of the highest damage-inflicting classes in the game.

Here are the best Necromancer builds for Diablo 4 Season 3.

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Necromancer is one of the five starter classes in Diablo 4.

Best Diablo 4 Season 3 Necromancer build for leveling up

The best Necromancer build in Diablo 4 Season of the Construct is the Sever Necromancer, a great AoE damage-dealing build that centers around the Sever skill. 

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The Sever Necromancer build has risen to the top in Season 3 thanks to its versatile attacks, which combine AoE skills with the power of minions. Here’s a full breakdown of how to start building the Sever Necromancer in Diablo 4:

LevelSkillSkill Type
2ReapBasic Skill
3Enhanced ReapBasic Skill
4SeverCore Skill
5Enhanced SeverCore Skill
6Paranormal SeverCore Skill
7SeverCore Skill
8SeverCore Skill
9SeverCore Skill
10SeverCore Skill
11Unliving EnergyCore Skill
12Imperfectly BalancedCore Skill
13Imperfectly BalancedCore Skill
14Imperfectly BalancedCore Skill
15Corpse ExplosionCorpse and Macabre
16Enhanced Corpse ExplosionCorpse and Macabre
17Blighted Corpse ExplosionCorpse and Macabre
18Corpse TendrilsCorpse and Macabre
19Enhanced Corpse TendrilsCorpse and Macabre
20Plagued Corpse TendrilsCorpse and Macabre
21Corpse ExplosionCorpse and Macabre
22Corpse ExplosionCorpse and Macabre
23Corpse ExplosionCorpse and Macabre
24Corpse ExplosionCorpse and Macabre
25Acolyte’s ReapBasic Skill
26Grim HarvestCorpse and Macabre
27Fueled by DeathCorpse and Macabre
28Reaper’s PursuitCorpse and Macabre
29GloomCorpse and Macabre
30GloomCorpse and Macabre
31GloomCorpse and Macabre
32TerrorCorpse and Macabre
33TerrorCorpse and Macabre
34TerrorCorpse and Macabre
35ShadowblightKey Passives
36Blood MistCorpse and Macabre
37Crippling DarknessCorpse and Macabre
38Hewed FleshCore Skills
39Hewed FleshCore Skills
40Hewed FleshCore Skills
41Grim HarvestCorpse and Macabre
42Grim HarvestCorpse and Macabre
43Fueled by DeathCorpse and Macabre
44Fueled by DeathCorpse and Macabre
45Skeletal Mage MasteryCurse Skills
46Skeletal Mage MasteryCurse Skills
47Skeletal Mage MasteryCurse Skills
48Reaper’s PursuitCorpse and Macabre
49Reaper’s PursuitCorpse and Macabre
1 – RenownNecrotic CarapaceCorpse and Macabre
2 – RenownNecrotic CarapaceCorpse and Macabre
3 – RenownNecrotic CarapaceCorpse and Macabre
4 – RenownInspiring LeaderUltimate Skills
5 – RenownInspiring LeaderUltimate Skills
6 – RenownInspiring LeaderUltimate Skills
7 – RenownDeath’s EmbraceCurse Skills
8 – RenownDeath’s EmbraceCurse Skills
9 – RenownDeath’s EmbraceCurse Skills
10 – RenownDeath’s ReachCurse Skills

Book of the Dead for Sever Necromancer build in Diablo 4

When leveling up your Book of the Dead minions for Sever Necromancer, here are the steps you should follow in Diablo 4 Season 3:

  • Melee Skeletons: Skirmishers. They deal 30% increased damage but have 15% reduced life.
  • Mage Skeletons: After reaching Level 15, you should use Shadow Mages to deal increased shadow damage. You should change them to Cold Mages after getting to Level 18. This will help you freeze and deal the Vulnerable status to a large group of enemies.
  • Golem: At Level 25, you should get the Bone Golem to increase your overall damage input.

The Sever Necromancer build counts on minion support to absorb damage, and for Essence generation, and Corpse production. At Level 36, it’s recommended to sacrifice all minions to get powerful buffs, although this build is leveled enough to sustain itself even if you choose to keep your army of the dead.

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How to play the Sever Necromancer build in Diablo 4

The Sever Necromancer build in Diablo 4 Season 3 will rely on minions while leveling up. They will allow players to start dealing high damage without getting too close to enemies, but also they’ll allow regenerating Essence more easily. If everything fails, players will be able to use the Blood Mist skill to quickly get out of trouble and reposition.

A recommended skill rotation to use with Sever Necromancer is this:

  • Raise Skeleton > Reap > Corpse Tendrils> Corpse Explosion > Sever> Blood Mist

Best Legendary Aspects for Sever Necromancer in Diablo 4

There are many great Aspects in the Codex of Power for the Sever Necromancer in Diablo 4, but there are some that you’ll need to get that will be crucial while leveling up your build. Here’s what they are and where to find them:

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AspectLocationType
Blighted AspectAkkhans’s Grasp Dungeon (Hawezar)Offensive
Aspect of Grasping VeinsVein Corrupted Grotto (Kehjistan)Offensive
Aspect of the UmbralChampion’s Demise (Kehjistan)Resource
Ghostwalker AspectBroken Bulwark Dungeon (Scosglen)Mobility
Aspect of DisobedienceHalls of the Damned Dungeon (Kehjistan)Defensive

After reaching the endgame, you’ll need to start changing these for Legendary Aspects to amp up your Sever Necromancer to its full power.

How to upgrade the Seneschal for Sever Necromancer

We recommend using the following Governing and Turning stones for your Diablo 4 Season 3 Sever Necromancer build: 

  • Tactical Support (Legendary Tuning Stone)
  • Duration Support (Rare Tuning Stone)
  • Sagefuard Support (Rare Tuning Stone)
  • Flash of adrenaline (Legendary Governing Stone)
  • Tempest (Legendary Governing Stone)
  • Dusk Support (Rare Tuning Stone)
  • Mockery Support (Rare Tuning Stone)
  • Efficiency Support (Rare Tuning Stone)

Best Paragon Board and Glyphs for Sever Necromancer

We recommend investing your Paragon points in the following nodes and Glyphs to make the strongest Infinimist Necromancer build in Diablo 4:

Paragon BoardNodesGlyph
Start BoardPrime, Preservation, KnowledgeGravekeeper
Bone GraftReinvigorate, Shaper of Bone, EruditeExploit
Scent of DeathCorrective, Preservation, Deathmarked, RuinDarkness
WitherMalediction, Gnawing Darkness, Lingering Shadows, Dragging ShadowsEssence
Flesh EaterStifle, Targeted, EruditeControl
Necromancers in Diablo 4Blizzard
Necromancer in Diablo 4 can be played with the skeleton army or solo.

Best Diablo 4 Season 3 Necromancer build for endgame

Diablo 4 Season of the Construct hasn’t changed much with Necromancers’ meta, but its Nightmare Vaults and Constructs let the Bone Spear Necromancer build shine through any other option. Here’s how to get your Bone Spear Necromancer ready for the Diablo 4 Season 3 endgame:

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LevelNecromancer skillSkill type
1Bone SplintersBasic skill
2Enhanced Bone SplintersBasic skill
3Bone SpearCore Skill
4Enhanced Bone SpearCore Skill
5Supernatural Bone SpearCore Skill
6Bone SpearCore Skill
7Blood MistCorpse & Macabre Skill
8Corpse ExplosionCorpse & Macabre Skill
9Enhanced Corpse ExplosionCorpse & Macabre Skill
10Blighted Corpse ExplosionCorpse & Macabre Skill
11Bone SpearCore Skill
12Bone SpearCore Skill
13Bone SpearCore Skill
14Grim HarvestCorpse & Macabre Skill
15Grim HarvestCorpse & Macabre Skill
16Grim HarvestCorpse & Macabre Skill
17Hewed FleshCore Skill
18Corpse TendrilsCorpse & Macabre Skill
19Enhanced Corpse TendrilsCorpse & Macabre Skill
20Plagued Corpse TendrilsCorpse & Macabre Skill
21SerrationCorpse & Macabre Skill
22SerrationCorpse & Macabre Skill
23SerrationCorpse & Macabre Skill
24Compound FractureCorpse & Macabre Skill
25Compound FractureCorpse & Macabre Skill
26Compound FractureCorpse & Macabre Skill
27EvulsionCorpse & Macabre Skill
28EvulsionCorpse & Macabre Skill
29EvulsionCorpse & Macabre Skill
30Stand AloneUltimate Skill
31Memento MoriUltimate Skill
32Memento MoriUltimate Skill
33Memento MoriUltimate Skill
34Ossified EssenceKey Passive
35Bone StormUltimate Skill
36Prime Bone StormUltimate Skill
37Supreme Bone StormUltimate Skill
38Corpse ExplosionCorpse & Macabre Skill
39Corpse ExplosionCorpse & Macabre Skill
40Corpse ExplosionCorpse & Macabre Skill
41Corpse ExplosionCorpse & Macabre Skill
42Unliving EnergyCore Skill
43Unliving EnergyCore Skill
44Unliving EnergyCore Skill
45Unliving EnergyCore Skill
46Hewed FleshCore Skill
47Hewed FleshCore Skill
48Stand AloneUltimate Skill
49Stand AloneUltimate Skill
Renown skill point – 1Fueled by DeathCorpse & Macabre Skill
Renown skill point – 2Fueled by DeathCorpse & Macabre Skill
Renown skill point – 3Unliving EnergyCore Skill
Renown skill point – 4Unliving EnergyCore Skill
Renown skill point – 5Acolyte’s Bone SplintersBasic Skill
Renown skill point – 6Death’s ReachCurse Skill
Renown skill point – 7Death’s ReachCurse Skill
Renown skill point – 8Death’s ReachCurse Skill

Book of the Dead for Bone Spear Necromancer in Diablo 4

Take the following buffs from the Book of the Dead to make the most of the Diablo 4 Bone Spear Necromancer build mentioned above:

  • After reaching Level 8, sacrifice your Skeletal Warriors (Skirmishers) to increase Critical Chance by 5%.
  • In Level 18, sacrifice your Skeletal Mages (Cold) to deal 15% more damage to vulnerable enemies.
  • After gaining the ability to summon Golems, use the Bone Golem up until Level 32.
  • At Level 32, sacrifice your Iron Golem to increase Critical Strike damage.

How to play Bone Spear Necromancer in Diablo 4

Playing the Bone Spear Necromancer build in Diablo 4 is quite straightforward. Spam Bone Spear when you have energy and frequently use Corpse Explosion for rebuilding Essence. Blood Mist and Corpse Tendrils will keep you away from enemies and control them, respectively.

Corpse Tendrils is your crowd-controlling skill and passives like Memento Mori will reward you for sacrificing minions. Bone Spear Necromancer focuses on sacrificing all minions to improve the chances of a Critical Strike, which will deal more damage after sacrificing the Iron Golem.

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Legendary Aspects for Bone Spear Necromancer in Diablo 4

When building your Bone Spear Necromancer, you should choose the following Aspects:

AspectLocationType
Aspect of the UmbralChampion’s DemiseResource
Aspect of Potent BloodBetrayer’s RowResource
Aspect of TormentBlack AsylumResource
Splintering AspectGuulrahn SlumsOffensive
‍Aspect of Grasping VeinsCorrupted GrottoOffensive

Resource Aspects will help you with Essence generation, which will be key to keeping potent combos rolling. The Aspect of Umbral will multiply each Crowd Control effect, while the Aspect of Potent Blood will grant Blood Orbs 10 Essence and heal you for 15% of your Maximum Life when picked up. The Aspect of Torment will also increase Essence regeneration by 20% after hitting a Critical Strike with Bone Skills.

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There are a couple of Offensive Aspects that can also help the Bone Spear Necromancer to deal high damage, such as the Aspect of Grasping Veins which allows you to deal 30% more Critical Strike Damage to enemies damaged by Corpse Tendrils and increases Critical Strike Chance for 6 seconds after casting Corpse Tendrils.

The Splintering Aspect was fixed in the latest patches but still works well with the Bone Spear Necromancer build and increases damage when hitting Vulnerable enemies.

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How to upgrade the Seneschal for Bone Spear Necromancer

We recommend using the following Governing and Turning stones for your Diablo 4 Season 3 Bone Spear build: 

  • Efficiency Support (Rare Tuning Stone)
  • Mockery Support (Rare Tuning Stone)
  • Resource Support (Rare Tuning Stone)
  • Gyrate (Rare Governing Stone)
  • Flash of Adrenaline (Legendary Governing Stone)
  • Tactical Support (Legendary Tuning Stone)
  • Safeguard Support (Rare Tuning Stone)
  • Fortify Support (Rare Tuning Stone)

Best Paragon Boards and Glyphs for Bone Spear Necromancer

You can invest in these Paragon Boards and Glyphs to make the strongest Bone Spear Necromancer in Diablo 4:

Paragon BoardNodesGlyph
Start BoardKnowledge, ResilienceGravekeeper
Bone GraftEntomb, Reinvigorate, Shaper of Bone, EruditeExploit
Flesh-eaterStifle, Targeted, EruditeSacrificial
Scent of DeathRuin, Deathmarked, Corrective, DeathbringerImbiber
Blood BathHardenedEssence
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Necromancers in Diablo 4 can control corpses through regeneration.

Best Diablo 4 Season 3 Necromancer build for PvP

While there are many strong builds in Diablo 4, the Infiminist Necromancer are the best for both Season 3 endgame and PvP. Here’s how to start building your Infinimist Necromancer:

LevelNecromancer SkillSkill Type
2 ReapBasic Skill
3Enhanced ReapBasic Skill
4Acolyte’s ReapBasic Skill
5Hewed FleshCore Skill
6Hewed FleshCore Skill
7Hewed FleshCore Skill
8Blood MistCorpse & Macabre Skill
9Enhanced Blood MistCorpse & Macabre Skill
10Ghastly Blood MistCorpse & Macabre Skill
11Blood MistCorpse & Macabre Skill
12Blood MistCorpse & Macabre Skill
13Blood MistCorpse & Macabre Skill
14Corpse ExplosionCorpse & Macabre Skill
15Corpse ExplosionCorpse & Macabre Skill
16Corpse ExplosionCorpse & Macabre Skill
17Corpse ExplosionCorpse & Macabre Skill
18Corpse ExplosionCorpse & Macabre Skill
19Enhanced Corpse ExplosionCorpse & Macabre Skill
20Blighted Corpse ExplosionCorpse & Macabre Skill
21Grim HarvestCorpse & Macabre Skill
22Fueled by DeathCorpse & Macabre Skill
23Fueled by DeathCorpse & Macabre Skill
24Fueled by DeathCorpse & Macabre Skill
25Death’s EmbraceCurse Skill
26Death’s EmbraceCurse Skill
27Death’s EmbraceCurse Skill
28DecrepifyCurse Skill
29Enhanced DecrepifyCurse Skill
30Abhorrent DecrepifyCurse Skill
31Amplify DamageCurse Skill
32Amplify DamageCurse Skill
33Amplify DamageCurse Skill
34Reaper’s PursuitCorpse & Macabre Skill
35Reaper’s PursuitCorpse & Macabre Skill
36Reaper’s PursuitCorpse & Macabre Skill
37GloomCorpse & Macabre Skill
38GloomCorpse & Macabre Skill
39GloomCorpse & Macabre Skill
40TerrorCorpse & Macabre Skill
41TerrorCorpse & Macabre Skill
42TerrorCorpse & Macabre Skill
43Corpse TendrilsCorpse & Macabre Skill
44Enhanced Corpse TendrilsCorpse & Macabre Skill
45Stand AloneUltimate Skill
46Stand AloneUltimate Skill
47Stand AloneUltimate Skill
48Memento MoriUltimate Skill
49Memento MoriUltimate Skill
Renown skill point – 1Memento MoriUltimate Skill
Renown skill point – 2ShadowblightKey Passive
Renown skill point – 3Bone StormUltimate Skill
Renown skill point – 4Prime Bone StormUltimate Skill
Renown skill point – 5Supreme Bone StormUltimate Skill
Renown skill point – 6Crippling DarknessCorpse & Macabre Skill
Renown skill point – 7Blighter Corpse TendrilsCorpse & Macabre Skill
Renown skill point – 8Necrotic CarapaceCorpse & Macabre Skill

Book of the Dead for Infinimist Necromancer build

Since the Infinimist Necromancer focuses on dealing damage from shadow skills, minions aren’t useful for this particular build. Here’s what you should do with your summons for the Infinimist Necromancer in Diablo 4:

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  • Melee Skeletons: Reapers. These are sacrificed for a great amount of extra Shadow damage dealt.
  • Mage Skeletons: Cold Mages, so they can provide increased damage against Vulnerable targets.
  • Golem: Blood, to increase the amount of HP.

How to play for Infinimist Necromancer build in Diablo 4

The Infinimist Necromancer build in Diablo 4 Season 3 relies on attacks that deal Damage Over Time and Critical Strike Damage. This means that players should focus on spamming Blighted Corpse Explosion and Shadowblight while activating Blood Mist to become immune from enemies.

A recommended skill rotation to utilize in this build is:

  • Decrepify > Bone Storm > Blight> Corpse Tendrils

Using Blood Mist with this rotation is essential to dive into combat or to reposition in the middle of a fight.

Legendary Aspects for Infinimist Necromancer build in Diablo 4

When building your Infinimist Necromancer, you should choose the following Aspects:

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AspectLocationType
Aspect of Explosive MistRandom locationUtility
Aspect of DisobedienceHalls of the Damned DungeonDefensive
Ghostwalker AspectScosglen main questMobility
Blighted AspectAkkhan’s Grasp DungeonOffensive
Blood-soaked AspectRandom locationOffensive

How to upgrade the Seneschal for Infinimist Necromancer

While you can’t use companions in PvP, if you’re interested in getting a Seneschal for your Infinimist Necromancer, you can use the following Governing and Turning stones:

  • Dusk Support (Rare Tuning Stone)
  • Mockery Support (Rare Tuning Stone)
  • Gripping Support (Legendary Tuning Stone)
  • Gyrate (Rare Governing Stone)
  • Autodefense (Legendary Governing Stone)
  • Tactical Support (Legendary Tuning Stone)
  • Voluminous Support (Legendary Tuning Stone)
  • Safeguard Support (Rare Tuning Stone)

Best Paragon Boards and Glyphs for Infinimist Necromancer build

We recommend investing your Paragon points in the following nodes and Glyphs to make the strongest Infinimist Necromancer build in Diablo 4:

Paragon BoardNodes Glyph
Start BoardPrime, Preservation, KnowledgeGravekeeper
WitherLinger Shadows, Dragging Shadows, Malediction, Gnawing DarknessScourge
Flesh EaterStifle, Targeted, EruditeSacrificial
Scent of DeathRuin, Corrective, Deathmarked, PreservationDesecration
BloodbathHardenedExploit
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The Infinimist Necromancer build focuses on dealing damage with its Shadow skills.

Best attributes for the Necromancer in Diablo 4

Intelligence and Willpower are the two most important attributes for the Necromancer in Diablo 4. While Intelligence boosts all skill damage, Willpower helps in energy regeneration which will help you cast Blight frequently.

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Best Gems for the Necromancer in Diablo 4

You can use the following gems to build the best Necromancer in Diablo 4:

  • Place Amethysts in weapons to increase your damage over time. This is useful with a number of abilities like Blight, Decompose, and Corpse Explosion.
  • Place Rubies in armor to boost the survivability of your character. Necromancers are generally weak and you can make them slightly tankier with this gem.
  • Saphires are also great to use in weapons, since they increase Critical Strike Damage to Crowd Controlled enemys.
  • Diamonds or Skulls can be placed in Jewelry slots to increase your resistance to elemental and physical damage. Yet again, the goal is to increase the life of your Necromancer.

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Aakrit is a games writer with over 2000 published articles for EssentiallySports, Sportskeeda, FortniteINTEL, and CharlieINTEL. Currently, he writes guides on Minecraft, Roblox, Pokemon games, Genshin Impact, and Brawlhalla. Aakrit loves playing shooter games and in his free time, you can find him queued up in Valorant, Fortnite, Apex Legends, or Halo Infinite. You can contact Aakrit at [email protected].