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 17, Necro free set is Grace of Inarius.
Crafting a Reaper’s Wraps before you “start” your L70 journey is a HUGE step up in power and quality of life for such little cost. Plans drop from any Torment Malthael!
Click on the headers below to reveal the instructions you need for each step:
|Season 17 Inarius Fresh 70 Full Set Build|
|Grim Scythe (Open)||Blood Scythe (Cursed Scythe)|
|Death Nova (Any)|
|Devour (Open)||Devouring Aura (Any)|
|Dark Reaping||Stand Alone|
Before proceeding, craft a Reaper’s Wraps (plans drop from any Torment Malthael) – they’re are a huge essence boost for such little cost and no RNG!
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 or ANY SKILL, really. In some cases – you don’t need any at all since Bone Armor becomes godlike.
The build above uses Devouring Aura AND Grim Scythe – double generators. This is a crutch that you should evolve out of. It’s a general purpose build template that you should ADJUST depending on what kind of content you’re running.
Corpse Lance – Ricochet MUST 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.
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.
Pain Enhancer is a godlike DPS gem in these kinds of “buff all damage” sets. While your build is unrefined, the RAW DAMAGE of PE is hard to beat. Upgrade it as much as you want and use it for augments later!
Molten Wildebeest’s Gizzard makes a strong case in the early game. Defense becomes a roadblock way before DPS does these days, and having a defensive gem early on goes a long way. You can always use it for augments later on! A Level 25 Moratorium, coupled with a decently leveled Gizzard will SOLVE your defensive problems. Keep them around, them augment them later on when you don’t need ’em anymore!
Bane of the Trapped makes a lot of sense. Triggering it is mindless since we’re near enemies anyway. The basic DPS gem of choice!
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 the legendary gems mentioned above and level them up to at least level 25, then 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.
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.
PLEASE FIND SPACE FOR CORPSE LANCE in your build when going for difficult content.
I suppose the true skill of a Fresh 70 Necro is build adjustment!
More offense or Essence needed?
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 it’s all about farming speed, so this isn’t super useful. However, it’s one of the prime DPS evolution, so keep it in mind always.
Frailty Aura is suggested in the base build since it synergizes so well with Inarius 6. You can drop it when speedfarming (when you one-shot fools anyway).
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.
Dark Reaping (mentioned in the base build) is great for speedier content but a little iffy when you’re up against tougher enemies. It’s a great passive for farming.
Aside from the above, most other essence generation alternatives are a bit narrow.
More defense needed?
Defense is primarily thought of as self-healing and damage reduction.
Bone Armor is already part of our build, thankfully…
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 a nifty stack of synergies that can actually do some work if you invest in it a little.
More mobility needed?
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 – hate to mention this again. If in case you SOMEHOW missed it… the plans drop from any Torment Malthael and it will. make. your. life. MUCH. EASIER.
Using Blood Shards:
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.
- Chest for Requiem Cereplate and Aquila Cuirass.
- Boots for Steuart’s Greaves. Not bad for faster farming.
- Helm for Leoric’s Crown?
THERE ARE MANY GODLIKE NECRO RINGS FOR INARIUS.
Reminding you of the bounty rings:
Using Death’s Breath – Rare to legendary:
While our goal is to get Shadowhook + Trag’Oul’s, Necro has a wealth of general purpose DPS scythes that you can mix and match many of them. Here’s a sample of what you can equip, using only Bloodtide Blade as a skill specific legendary:
|Shadowhook||–||Cycle||Any SPENDER ONLY|
|Shadowhook||–||Fang||BEST IMO, ALL DAMAGE!|
|Bloodtide||–||Shadowhook||same effect as Shadow/Blood|
|Cycle||Any||Fang||Any Spender, need offhand…|
|Cycle||Any||Shadowhook||Any Spender, need offhand…|
|Cycle||Any||Bloodtide||Nova only, need offhand…|
|Fang||Any||Cycle||Any Spender, need offhand…|
|Fang||Any||Shadowhook||needs offhand, but solid!|
|Fang||Any||Bloodtide||Nova only, need offhand…|
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).
The Classics: Good for any type of newer character, and even the most battle-hardened of builds.
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.