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Best Diablo 4 Necromancer build - best skills, skill tree, and aspects

Raise the dead and cause some havoc with this Diablo 4 Necromancer build!

The chosen few have had their time, but now it's time for the full release of Diablo 4, which means everyone and anyone is jumping in and trying out the game in its entirety. However if you're keen on experiencing the game at its most horrific, you need to check out our best Diablo 4 Necromancer build.

Below you'll be able to find our recommendations on the best necromancer skills to use, as well as where to invest your skill points and Book of the Dead options if you want to perform at your peak. We've also included which legendary aspects you should be using!

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Is the Necromancer good in Diablo 4?

The Necromancer is an amazing class, packed full of build variety so you can build them up into a range of powerful paths. It's pretty much the best class in Diablo 4.

Whether its bone focused with high crit, corpse focused with a devestating AOE clear, or even a summoner focused on raising a personal army of undead minions. No matter which direction you go, the Necromancer is brilliant.

Diablo 4 Best Necromancer build

For this Necromancer build, we're taking you to the bone zone. That means bone spells, high damage, high crit, and an undead army that will both protect you and add even more calcified projectiles to your volley or projectiles. It's a ranged build, and one that will be able to mow through anything you run into in the game.

Also, because you have skeleton minions to draw aggro away from your fleshy body, it's great if you're playing the game on your own too!

Diablo 4 Best Necromancer skills

Screenshot from Diablo 4 Necromancer gameplay showcase (multiple skeletons summoned)
Summon those minions to do the dirty work for you!

Below, we've listed the skills you should take for your Necromancer in this Diablo 4 Necromancer best build:

  • Bone Splinters
  • Bone Spear
  • Bone Prison
  • Corpse Tendrils
  • Army of the Dead

Diablo 4 Necromancer skill tree

We've listed out each skill upgrade you should take for your Necromancer in order as you power towards the level 50. You can gain additional skill points as you progress through the game from Altars of Lilith, but we'll list out where you can invest these below:

  1. Bone Splinters
  2. Enhanced Bone Splinters
  3. Initiate's Bone Splinters
  4. Bone Spear
  5. Enhanced Bone Spear
  6. Paranormal Bone Spear
  7. Bone Prison
  8. Enhanced Bone Prison
  9. Ghastly Bone Prison
  10. Unliving Energy
  11. Imperfectly Damaged
  12. Death's Reach
  13. Death's Reach +1
  14. Death's Reach +2
  15. Skeletal Mage Mastery
  16. Skeletal Mage Mastery +1
  17. Corpse Tendrils
  18. Enhanced Corpse Tendrils
  19. Plagued Corpse Tendrils
  20. Serration
  21. Compound Fractures
  22. Evulsion
  23. Evulsion +1
  24. Army of the Dead
  25. Prime Army of the Dead
  26. Supreme Army of the Dead
  27. Evulsion +2
  28. Serration +1
  29. Serration +2
  30. Compound Fractures +1
  31. Compound Fractures +2
  32. Rapid Ossification
  33. Rapid Ossification +1
  34. Ossified Essence
  35. Rapid Ossification +2
  36. Stand Alone
  37. Memento Mori
  38. Memento Mori +1
  39. Memento Mori +2
  40. Bone Spear +1
  41. Bone Spear +2
  42. Bone Spear +3
  43. Bone Spear +4
  44. Imperfectly Balanced
  45. Imperfectly Balanced +1
  46. Bone Splinters
  47. Bone Splinters
  48. Bone Splinters
  49. Bone Splinters

When you get additional skill points, invest them into Bone Prison and Corpse Tendrils, or even Death's Embrace if you're having issues with enemies in melee range.

Diablo 4 Necromancer Book of the Dead options

Below are our recommended choices for book of the dead summons for this Diablo 4 best Necromancer build:

  • Skeletal Warriors — Skeletal Skirmishers | Sacrifice
  • Skeletal Mages — Bone Mages | Increased damage after 5 seconds alive
  • Golem — Iron Golem | Sacrifice

Diablo 4 Necromancer legendary aspects

For this Diablo 4 Necromancer build to excel, you'll want to head out and hunt down the following legendary aspects. You can use them to craft and use legendary gear, that'll provide some incredibly useful bonuses:

  • Aspect of Exposed Flesh - On Lucky Hit:, gain up to a 10% chance to generate essence when hitting a Vulnerable enemy with your Bone Skills.
  • Aspect of Torment - Critical Strikes with Bone Skills increase your Essence Regeneration for 4 seconds.
  • Sacrificial Aspect - Your Sacrifice bonuses are increased.
  • Splintering Aspect - Bone Spear's primary attack makes enemies hit beyond the first Vulnerable. Bone Shards from Bone Spear deal [50-100%] bonus damage to Vulnerable enemies and pierce them.

If you're looking to read more about Diablo 4, check out our Diablo 4 review here! You can also check out our guides on how to get a horse in Diablo 4!

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