Best Necromancer build in Diablo 4 Season 4 for levelling & endgame

Best Necromancer build in Diablo 4 Season 4 for levelling & endgame
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Written by 

Harry Boulton & Dave McAdam

Last updated 

15th May 2024 14:30


The Necromancer is arguably the strongest solo class in Diablo 4, and was one of the strongest overall in Season of Blood, but is it still strong going into Loot Reborn? If commanding an army of the undead or wielding bone and blood magic sounds like your ideas of a good time, this is the class for you.

Builds in this game vary wildly between the different abilities and potential setups, especially since the introduction of Vampiric Powers and Tuning Stones. Now, there are even more ways to build your Necromancer- so here are the best builds for the class in Diablo 4 Season 4.

Best Necromancer build in Diablo 4

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This particular build that has come out on top is called the Infinimist build. This relies on having a constant uptime on Blood Mist through Decrepify and Lucky Hit bonuses for Corpse Explosion. While this build allows you to have great survivability and massive AoE damage, it does mean that you compromise on the speed that you kill bosses, and will be in the fights a bit longer than you may want.

As it stands, the Infinimist Necromancer build is still coming out on top, even after a couple of patch notes. To make this build work, it revolves heavily around keeping Decrepify up and using Blood Mist as often as possible to ensure that you are immune to damage. 

Infinimist Necromancer build skills & abilities

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Going into Season 4, the Inifinimist Necromancer build still holds strong as a good, reliable build to make the most of the Necromancer's unique abilities. When it comes to tackling the higher-level dungeons despite its low mobility, it is still a force to be reckoned with.

Infinimist Necromancer Active Skills list

Ability Type Active Ability
Summoning Raise Skeleton
Basic Reap (1/5 + Acolyte's)
Core Blood Surge (5/5 + Paranormal)
Corpse & Macabre

Blood Mist (5/5 + Ghastly)

Corpse Explosion (12/5 + Blighted)

Corpse Tendrils (8/5 + Plagued)


Decrepify (1/5 + Abhorrent)


Bone Storm (Supreme)

As you can see, these Active Skills focus very much on AoE damage, letting you power through almost anything that stands in your way with ease.

Infinimist Necromancer Passive Skills list

Ability Type Passive Ability
Core Hewed Flesh (3/3)
Corpse & Macabre Grim Harvest (1/3)
Corpse & Macabre Fueled by Death (3/3)
Curse Death's Embrace (3/3)
Curse Amplify Damage (3/3)
Corpse & Macabre Reaper's Pursuit (3/3)
Corpse & Macabre Crippling Darkness (3/3)
Corpse & Macabre Terror (3/3)
Corpse & Macabre
Gloom (3/3)
Ultimate Stand Alone (3/3)
Ultimate Memento Mori (3/3)
Key Passive Shadow Blight

With no new mechanic in Loot Reborn, and the removal of Tuning and Governing Stones in Season 3, you're definitely best sticking with the exact skills above, as the 'base' kit is more important than ever in taking down the Blood Maiden.

Infinimist Necromancer item stats list

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When working towards the best Necromancer class build in Diablo 4 Season 4, you're going to want to be looking out for various item stat boosts to enhance your character further, whether you are playing in the Eternal realm or in one of the new seasons.

Thankfully, we've listed all of the key ones to keep your eyes on below to avoid any confusion, so make sure to prioritise those when you get any new weapons, armour, or jewellery:


  • High DPS
  • Intelligence
  • Damage to Close Enemies
  • All Stats
  • Damage to affected by Shadow Damage over time to enemies
  • Damage over time


  • Armor
  • Maximum Life
  • Intelligence
  • Lucky Hit chance
  • Attack Speed
  • Critical Strike chance
  • Damage Reduction against Close Enemies
  • Damage Reduction
  • Shadow Damage over time
  • All Stats
  • Lucky Hit Chance while you have a Barrier


  • Movement Speed
  • Cooldown Reduction
  • x Ranks to Gloom Passive
  • x Ranks to Corpse Skills
  • Lucky Hit Chance
  • Critical Strike Chance
  • Maximum Life
  • Shadow Damage
  • Damage to Close Enemies
  • Shadow Damage
  • Shadow Damage over Time

Best Vampiric Powers for Necromancer in Season 4

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Introduced in Season 2 of Diablo 4, Vampiric Powers continue to be popular in Season 3 and can assist your build massively, allowing for more damage to be dealt, depending on what kind of Vampiric Powers you choose. Here are the best Vampiric Powers for Infinimist Necromancer. 

  • Accursed Touch (6 Divinity)
  • Domination (1 Ferocity)
  • Flowing Veins (2 Divinity, 2 Ferocity, 2 Eternity)
  • Prey on the Weak (2 Ferocity)
  • Undying (1 Eternity)

Using these powers, allows you to do more damage to enemies who are crowd-controlled, skills will give you life steal and the ability to curse enemies, which in turn deals more damage.

With these being obtained through drops only as opposed to being rewards for completing dungeons, you'll need to keep your eyes out for those I've listed above. They are Legendary Aspects though, so you're free to use them how you like when you do find them!

How good is the Necromancer?

Looking at our tier list, the Necromancer has scaled back up to an A tier in solo content, and a B tier in group content, meaning they are an incredibly viable class still going into Season 4.

They continue to be incredibly strong class which can do a lot of damage and also have great survivability. I found a lot of joy when using the Necromancer in the Helltide, as the sheer number of enemies was easy to take down by using the abilities at my disposal.

If the Necromancer isn't quite your thing though, you should definitely check out all of our other build guides instead:

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Harry Boulton
About the author
Harry Boulton
Harry is a Guides Writer at GGRecon, having completed a Masters of Research degree in Film Studies. Previously a freelance writer for PCGamesN, The Loadout, and Red Bull Gaming, he loves playing a wide variety of games from the Souls series to JRPGs, Counter-Strike, and EA FC. When not playing or writing about games and hardware, you're likely to find him watching football or listening to Madonna and Kate Bush.
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