Hello guise! Here we talk all about the Best Necromancer Speedfarming Builds. If you’re going to bet on one of ’em, it’s likely Legacy of Dreams Skeletal Mage!
This is the first pass for all classes speedfarming guide updates:
Expect more detailed info soon! Alternate builds!
Necro Speed Build Template: LoD Skeletal Mage
Build – Items, Skills, Cube & Gems
Keep in mind I cant possibly discuss ALL the options for this build (as with most LoD builds), although I talk about many important ones in the discussion below.
|Necro LoD Skeletal Mage Speed Farming Build Details|
|Weapon||Scythe of the Cycle||Land of the Dead (Frailty)||
Frozen Lands (Aura of Frailty)
|Offhand||Any Phylactery||Skeletal Mage||Singularity (Life Support)|
|Head||Leoric’s Crown||Blood Rush (Open)||Potency / Molting|
|Shoulders||Razeth’s Volition (Any)||Decrepify (Open)||
Opportunist (Borrowed Time)
|Chest||Requiem Cereplate (Aquila Cuirass)||Devour||Devouring Aura (Any)|
|Hands||Tasker and Theo||Bone Armor||Dislocation|
|Legs||Hexing Pants of Mr. Yan (Swampland Waders)||Passives|
|Boots||Steuart’s Greaves||Life from Death||Extended Servitude|
|Bracer||Reaper’s Wraps (Nemesis Bracer)||Overwhelming Essence||
Rigor Mortis, Dark Reaping (Open)
|Belt||Dayntee’s Binding||Kanais Cube|
|Amulet||Wisdom of Kalan (Open)||Shadowhook, Corroded Fang (Reaver)|
|Ring||Circle of Nailuj’s Evol||Nemesis Bracer (Open)|
|Ring||Unity (Open)||Krysbins Sentence|
|Legacy of Dreams|
|Bane of the Powerful (Bane of the Trapped)|
Build – Rerolls and Stat Priority
There are “basic” rerolls. Obviously high paragon or other niche objectives can cause to warp this, but this is a good template.
|Necro LoD Skeletal Mage Speed Farming Build Details|
Keep in mind the above build and rerolls (best used as a template) are for a “standard balanced” speedfarming setup without taking it to the “extreme”.
Build General Notes & Options
I’ll be adding more of these notes and evolutions soon – I just want to finish the first pass for all classes first. – BRGMahiko
Unlike the WD pet builds of the past, Skeletal Mage Necro (especially with Singularity) is a little more active while speed farming than you’d expect. It’s not really AFK farming, but if you have higher power levels, you can make adjustments here and there to reduce “stress”.
There are a huge amount of options, and I cant possibly talk about all of ’em (LoD build after all), I’ll try to talk about the most impactful ones.
As with most Legacy of Dreams builds, there’s quite a few flex slots.
“Always try to cram Avarice / Auras combo with this build if you’re nephing and bountying but don’t get too greedy…”
Nothing is set in stone here.
Sage Set (Deaths Breath Farming)? Cain?
Due to Legacy of Dreams being your active gem, you can’t possibly fit these in. I’ll update this with a Rathma/Jesseth version in the near future so you can farm DB’s with your necro with Sage, if you wish.
You only really need 3 skills at maximum here, Skeletal Mage, Bone Armor (for Scythe of the Cycle), and any curse if you choose to use Corroded Fang. Aside from this you only have one real question to ask… “Do I or do I not need Land of the Dead”. Land of the Dead prevents you from “bricking” during a rift, providing you with boatloads of essence on demand (but comes with a hefty cooldown).
There’s a slew of skill options you can choose from. Here are the main ones I’d consider to shore up your build here and there…
- Aura of Frailty for mega speed farming, synergizes well with content you can use Avarice + Hoarder on.
- Golems active creates a few corpses to prevent you from bricking (if you dislike the long cooldown LotD). With Golemskin Breeches or Moribund Gauntlets – this can add a bit more utility.
This build awards evolution and knowledge to “mix and match” depending on your current strength vs the difficulty of what you’re farming. Remember to always adjust according to your capabilities and keep your expectations in check!
Extended Servitude and Life from Death are the only critical passives. Don’t leave home without ’em. Overwhelming Essence is your best DPS passive (which is why I recommend it in the default build), given how the Singularity rune works. So these are your best three passives for the most part.
Finally, you have one rather open passive slot. Rigor Mortis is great for walkspeed, and Dark Reaping helps you out your essence generation. Lastly, Blood is Power is great for pseudo CDR for Land of the Dead. I would imagine your 3rd / 4th passive slot would be filled by one of these.
Stats and Reroll Notes
Legendary Gem Notes
Legacy of Dreams and Enforcer are LOCKED. No other gems should take the place of these two ever. The third one is a toss-up for speedfarming.
Powerful is a basic choice, as Trapped requires CC to activate (which exemplifies the need for CC is you’re using Krysbins). For enemies that die too fast without CC, then you don’t need Trapped OR Krysbins and you can add more utility to your build. However, if you wan’t DPS, you’ll be using one of these two gems.
If you want defenses, Esoteric Alteration or Moratorium are your best bets. Never underestimate how a little defenses can make your runs more consistent – mindlessly piling on more DPS if you’re already one-shotting is useless.
Boon of the Hoarder is something I’ll mention here as I mentioned Avarice quite a lot earlier. This is part of the combo.
This is just the first pass on our speedfarming guide updates!
Look forward to more in-depth information soon!
If you really don’t like pets, you can try LoD Bone Spear or something… But honestly if you’re going for extremely high torment farming LoD Skeletal Mage is probably your best bet for Necro speed farming! Hopefully we helped you along your path towards ripping rifts apart with it!
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