Done leveling your Necro to its Fresh Level 70? You wonderin’ what to do next? Well… Look no further. You’ve found “it”. Here, you’ll find how to get your free set ASAP and transition smoothly into the endgame.
In Season 13, Necro free set is Grace of Inarius.
Click on the headers below to reveal the instructions you need for each step:
|Season 13 Inarius Fresh 70 Full Set Build|
|Grim Scythe (Open)||Blood Scythe|
|Death Nova (ANY!)|
|Devour (Open)||Devouring Aura (Any)|
|Dark Reaping||Stand Alone|
Fueled by Death (Open)
Inarius is an OPEN build that can leverage any skill-specific legendary, and/or “general strength” legendaries. As such, you can put ANY ESSENCE SPENDER on the open slot. In some cases – you don’t need any at all since Bone Armor becomes godlike.
Corpse Lance should be slotted in when “tryharding”.
So, now what!?
FROM HERE OUR GOAL IS TO GAIN POWER FAST. The next logical steps are Legendary Gems, and being mindful of the Chase Items you need to find.
Speaking of which, craft a Reaper’s Wraps ASAP. The plans drop from killing Malthael. It’s a great “general purpose” item that synergizes well with any of the Life from Death passive and essence spender.
Keep these important things in mind as you progress!
Now we have to gain as much power, as quickly as possible.
This is the easiest way to gain power simply because acquiring them has little to no RNG. Getting 3 of your best gems will increase your power dramatically in a short time span.
Click on the tabs to see what gems you should be using.
Get these three to L25 ASAP:
Bane of the Powerful is a great gem for the early game. The good thing is, it’s the first legendary gem to drop from GRs. Its power maxes out at 25 and will serve you for a long time yet.
Bane of the Trapped makes a lot of sense. Triggering it is mindless since we’re near enemies anyway. It improves both our “Bone Storm” and any skill we want to use!
BUT YOU MIGHT WANNA USE DEFENSIVE GEMS IN PLACE OF TRAPPED FIRST.
Molten Wildebeest’s Gizzard is pretty damn good early on. It’s pretty cheap with the life regen mega combo of Bone Armor rune Thy Flesh Sustained + Draw Life passive.
WANT ANOTHER DEFENSIVE GEM? Moratorium plus the above makes you unkillable for the foreseeable future.
Any other gems worth it?
Bane of the Stricken is absolutely necessary in the LATE GAME for almost any build.
Esoteric Alteration is the late game defensive gem of choice.
Collect those legendary gems mentioned above and level them up to at least level 25. This shouldn’t be so hard as you only need GR34 to get one legendary gem to 25!
With 3 of your best gems at L25 – try higher Torment levels. So now the real farming begins, and likely, the defense problems begin, too.
Playing the Build & Adjustments
Now that you have the base “power level” of your 6 set and gems, let’s take some time off to review How to Play the Build. Also, as you progress and get items, your build may have a weak point here and there that you can patch up given the simple skill, rune, and passive changes listed below.
Here we discuss Playstyle Notes and build Build Adjustments.
Run to enemies.
Press Bone Armor.
Keep Bone Armor up.
Be near the bad guys.
I don’t know what else to say. When doing more difficult content, manual Cursing may be necessary… Use Scythe to regain some HP… Man this is really basic. I can’t give you high-end tips cause it depends on the totality of your “settled mid-game build”. Inarius is damn basic.
Offense is usually categorized in Damage or, indirectly, Resource Gain.
It is VERY DIFFICULT to meaningfully increase offense any further with minor adjustments.
It’s also very dependent on what your spender will be…
Spreading Malediction is an amazing DPS passive that you should be aware of. It, of course, loses a lot of value if you’re not constantly fighting a clump of guys. Early on is all about farming speed, so this isn’t super useful. However, it’s one of the prime DPS evolution, so keep it in mind.
Frailty should find its way into the build when tackling harder content, or once your build matures. The suggestion in the build table above is to loosely sub it out for Devour, which is only a rule I follow in tougher GR’s.
Devour-Devouring Aura is a mega tool you should always be aware of. It can COMPLETELY REPLACE YOUR GENERATOR as long as you have a constant stream of BODIES. Of course, the harder the content, the less value this is.
Aside from the above, most other essence generation alternatives are a bit narrow.
Defense is primarily thought of as self-healing and damage reduction.
I can’t in good faith recommend much else in terms of the Necro base kit. Decrepify is THAT GOOD. But if we’re talking “total synergies”…
Massive self healing can be achieved using the Bone Armor rune Thy Flesh Sustained, plus the passive Draw Life, WITH Molten Wildebeest’s Gizzard. It’s honestly pretty ridiculous. The shield can get absurd. It’s not too heavy of an investment and it OBLITERATES early game healing issues.
Fueled by Death is the best “easy to slot in” mobility change for Necro.
Decrepify-Opportunist is GREAT FOR BOUNTIES, but not much else as I think you lose the bonus when they die. Just curse guys and run!
Bone Armor – Harvest of Anguish is a measly 10% speed boost. But I guess if you wanna bounty a little bit faster…
Items to look for
Now that legendary gems are wrapped up (the easy part…), it’s time for the ENDLESS grind for the perfect items!
Reaper’s Wraps – craft this once you get the plan from Malthael. It just “helps” while you experiment and remain a little open to random skills.
Oddly, there’s not much else that we “specifically want”
Shoulders for Corpsewhisper Pauldrons is pretty damn great for tryharding. Just make sure your target is in range.
After that, it gets really slim for the body piece fillers.
- Helm for Leoric’s Crown and Mask of Scarlet Death.
- Chest for Requiem Cereplate and Aquila Cuirass.
- Boots for Steuart’s Greaves.
THERE ARE MANY GODLIKE NECRO RINGS FOR INARIUS.
Reminding you of the bounty rings:
Here’s a sample of what you can equip:
|Cycle||Any||Fang||OK – preferable 2H mainhand|
|Cycle||Any||Shadowhook||OK – preferable 2H mainhand|
|Cycle||Any||Bloodtide||OK – preferable 2H mainhand|
|Fang||Any||Cycle||OK – preferable 2H mainhand|
|Fang||Any||Shadowhook||OK – preferable 2H mainhand|
|Fang||Any||Bloodtide||OK – preferable 2H mainhand|
As you can see any setup is OK! The power level of your off-hand Phylactery greatly determines how good the bottom half of the setups are (1h+offhand).
Ring of Royal Grandeur – You can get this form Act I bounties. Use it to break your set for a temporary filler item!
Convention of Elements – A generic DPS ring that’s amazing paired with other cooldowns. Most builds can get a kick out of this.
Unity – Put it on your undying Follower and yourself for 50% DR. Value.
Reaper’s Wraps: this isn’t so bad to have early on since this would greatly help with our Essence regen. You’ll get the recipe from Malthael.
Obsidian Ring of the Zodiac: a must have for those long ass cooldown skills!
So you skipped a whole chunk of the powering up phase with the free set. Now what? Like I always say, “Speedfarming first before pushing GR’s”. So, convert what you have NOW to be as speedfarmy as possible, first.
- Necromancer Speedfarming Builds & Primer
- D3 Speedfarming with any Class!
- Necromancer Best Speedfarming Build
Other Necromancer Guides:
- Necromancer Leveling
- Necromancer Fresh Level 70
- Bone of Rathma | Rathma Set Dungeon
- Grace of Inarius | Inarius Set Dungeon
- Pestilence Master’s Shroud | Pestilence Set Dungeon
- Trag’Oul’s Avatar | Trag’Oul’s Set Dungeon
Check out our D3 Guide Directory for other resources.
I’m happy to get Inarius as the free set this season. Brainless farming all the way baby.