Best Diablo 4 Necromancer Builds – Skills, Stats, and Items

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by Noah Nelson
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The second open beta for Diablo 4 is live and you can now start crafting the best Necromancer build. As one of the best solo classes, there are a lot of different types of Necromancer builds to make. That said, here is one of the best Necromancer builds you can make in Diablo 4.

Best Diablo 4 Necromancer Build

One of the best Necromancer builds so far in Diablo 4 is the bone build. This build focuses on dealing very high damage, spending and receiving a lot of Essense, and trapping your enemies.

Related: Best Diablo 4 Rogue Build – Skills, Stats, and Items

If there’s any part of this build you want to mimic or change, you can respec your character at any point to try something new. Currently, respecing in Diablo 4 is easy to do which makes for a lot of creativity.

Best Necromancer Skill Distribution in Diablo 4

Necromancers can make blood builds and builds centered around hordes of undead, but this bone build has the best potential for dealing with large amounts of enemies and high-health bosses.

Basic Tree

  • Bone Splinters 1/5
    • Enhanced Bone Splinters
    • Initiate’s Bone Splinters

Core Tree

  • Bone Spear 5/5
    • Enhanced Bone Spear
    • Supernatural Bone Spear
  • Unliving Energy 1/3
  • Imperfectly Balanced 3/3

Macabre Tree

  • Bone Prison 1/5
    • Enhanced Bone Prison
    • Ghastly Bone Prison

Corruption Tree

  • Nothing

Summoning Tree

  • Bone Spirit 5/5
    • Enhanced Bone Spirit
    • Ghastly Bone Spirit
  • Serration 1/3
  • Compound Fracture 1/3
  • Evulsion 1/3

Ultimate Tree

  • Bone Storm

Capstone Tree

  • Ossified Essense

Best Necromancer Codex of Power Aspects in Diablo 4

To maximize your Necromancer bone build, you need to find and equip the best Codex of Power Aspects. These are found by completing Necromancer-specific dungeons and can drastically improve your build in specific ways.


  • Aspect of Shielding Storm


  • Splintering Offense
  • Aspect of Swelling Curse
  • Aspect of Bursting Bones
  • Deathless Visage


  • Aspect of Torment
  • Aspect of Exposed Flesh

Best Necromancer Stat Distribution in Diablo 4

The core stats are different for every class in Diablo 4. For instance, the Sorceress build uses Intelligence as their main damage stat while Rogues use Intelligence as their critical strike chance stat.

For Necromancers, they will likely use Intelligence as their main damage stat, so look for armor and weapons that increase that. Willpower will also be an important stat for Necromancers as it will likely be their critical strike stat.

Best Necromancer Items in Diablo 4

Since Diablo 4 is still in early access, we aren’t sure what the best weapons and armor are yet for the Necromancer. We do know about a handful of Unique items, but nothing for Necromancer yet.

Our advice is to find Unique weapons and armor that focus on the skills you have that center around your bone abilities.

About The Author

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From his early days of blog-style music, movie, and game reviews to working as the Esports Writer at Coastline Community College, Noah Nelson has found a home with Gamurs Group. He has been helping gamers everywhere with Destiny 2 god rolls, Warzone 2 DMZ missions, and collectibles in any indie game on Attack of the Fanboy and PC Invasion for a year and a half. He has a Bachelor's Degree (with a Magna Cum Laude) in English Rhetoric and Composition with a minor in Journalism from CSULB. His fondest gaming memory is playing Sly Cooper 2 after begging his mom (for hours) to play it before his birthday and he still cries myself to sleep remembering the time he accidentally saved over his 99% completion save file in Kingdom Hearts 2.