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Necromancer Leveling Guide for Season 3

Necromancer Leveling Guide for Season 3

Diablo IV Season of the Construct is hours away, and just like cramming for a test, we’re publishing all the leveling guides last minute. This article will outline the most efficient and strongest way to level your Necromancer in Season 3. Of course we want to try out the new Blood Lance unique and other builds during this season, but this will get you through the early levels and into WT4 so you can start farming for gear and put your end game build together.

Necromancer Leveling Guide for Season 3

First, let’s go over the steps you’ll take when the season first starts. If you’d rather level to 100 casually, do whatever is fun. However, if you want to get XP quickly, here’s what you need to do. After you create your character, select world tier 2. Navigate to the map and claim all your renown rewards (assuming you have done that on your eternal character already). This will give you 10 skill points to start at level 1. Assign those skill points like so:

  • Hemorrhage
  • Enhanced Hemmorhage
  • Initiate’s Hemmorhage
  • Blood Surge x2
  • Enhanced Blood Surge
  • Supernatural Blood Surge
  • Corpse Explosion
  • Enhanced Corpse Explosion
  • Blighted Corpse Explosion
Iron MaidenBlood MistBlood SurgeHemorrhage
this is what your skill bar should look like until level 25 (add Iron Maiden after level 3)

Start the Season!

After these 10 points are allocated, you’ll start the seasonal campaign and progress it as far as possible. Ideally you’ll be able to unlock the Seneschal Companion early. Then proceed to one of the most efficient dungeons and start farming that juicy XP! The dungeon depends on whether you are leveling as a group or not. For group leveling, try Champion’s Demise (you may be familiar with this one from D4 launch!). Each party member can take a branch of the first room and clear those areas before resetting the dungeon.

If you are solo, Blind Burrows dungeon has a great density of spiders for farming XP. Run through the first area of the dungeon, clear the enemies, and reset the dungeon before you progress and complete it.

Your goal is to farm XP until you hit level 25. At that point, leave the dungeon farming to complete your class quest and unlock the Book of the Dead. These are the skill points to allocate as you level from 2-25, using the skill bar shown above.

  • 1 – (the 10 points from renown)
  • 2 – Blood Mist
  • 3 – Iron Maiden
  • 4 – Enhanced Iron Maiden
  • 5 – Blood Surge
  • 6 – Blood Surge
  • 7 – Blood Surge
  • 8 – Gruesome Mending
  • 9 – Coalesced Blood
  • 10 – Drain Vitality
  • 11 – Drain Vitality
  • 12 – Drain Vitality
  • 13 – Coalesced Blood
  • 14 – Coalesced Blood
  • 15 – Skeletal Warrior Mastery
  • 16 – Skeletal Warrior Mastery
  • 17 – Skeletal Warrior Mastery
  • 18 – Skeletal Mage Mastery
  • 19 – Skeletal Mage Mastery
  • 20 – Skeletal Mage Mastery
  • 21 – Inspiring Leader
  • 22 – Hell Bent Commander
  • 23 – Hell Bent Commander
  • 24 – Hell Bent Commander
  • 25 – Rathma’s Vigor

For Book of the Dead, you’ll select Skirmishers – Crit, Cold Mages – Essence, Blood Golem – Damage. Now we’re going to refund some of our skills and reassign them to make this leveling process super efficient.

  • – Rathma’s Vigor
  • – Blighted Corpse Explosion
  • – Enhanced Corpse Explosion
  • – Corpse Explosion
  • – Blood Mist
  • – Swap Supernatural Blood Surge for Paranormal Blood Surge

Now add these 5 points:

  • + Corpse Tendril
  • + 3 points into Golem Mastery
  • + Rathma’s Vigor
Iron MaidenBlood SurgeHemorrhage
this is what your skill bar should look like until level 50

Leveling Up to 50

Once you reallocate points, back to the dungeons you go until level 48 or so. It looks like a long process, but it really shouldn’t be too bad now that our XP rates are nice and quick. Especially if you have some friends to do it with. If you don’t, make sure you pop a potion for that added 5% XP. Here’s the rest of our skill point allocations through level 50.

  • Enhanced Tendrils
  • Blighted Corpse Tendrils
  • Tides of Blood
  • Tides of Blood
  • Tides of Blood
  • Transfusion
  • Transfusion
  • Transfusion
  • Corpse Tendrils
  • Corpse Tendrils
  • Corpse Tendrils
  • Corpse Tendrils
  • Death’s Embrace
  • Death’s Embrace
  • Death’s Embrace
  • Amplify Damage
  • Amplify Damage
  • Amplify Damage
  • Unliving Energy
  • Imperfectly Balanced
  • Inspiring Leader
  • Inspiring Leader
  • Inspiring Leader

As you level up to 50, you want to start looking for Aspects that will help you to Bone Spear Necro. Of course, this is if you want to be Bone Spear Necro! If not, you don’t need the rest of this article. If you want to play Bone Spear Necromancer to level up the rest of the way to 100, which is the easiest way to do so, keep reading! After level 50 you want to look out for Aspect of Grasping Veins and Splintering Aspect from Guulrahn Slums Dungeon (another great one for XP too). These are the most important aspects to a Bone Spear Necro. Grasping Veins will go on your Amulet and Splintering will go on your two-handed sword. Once you have those, you can redo you skill points to Bone Spear Necro.

For Book of the Dead, sacrifice Defenders, Cold Mages, and Iron Golem.

Corpse ExplosionBlood MistBone SpearBone Splinters
Bone Spear Necro Skill Bar

Unlocking World Tier 3 and 4

Now you can unlock WT3 and finish your seasonal campaign if you haven’t already. The next 10 levels are up to you. Either stay in the dungeons, farming that sweet XP, or enjoy the open world, new seasonal activities, Helltide, world bosses, etc. Once you are around level 57 or so, start farming Nightmare Dungeons for glyph XP. At level 65, unlock WT4. Now your focus should be on farming materials to fight bosses and collect unique items. Keep an eye out for the Black River Scythe and Starless Skies Ring (uber unique). You can incorporate these very well into a Bone Spear build. And that’s it! Have fun leveling and enjoy Diablo IV’s Season of the Construct.

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Abby Hour

Abby is born and raised in South Florida, and now calls Atlanta home. A former NCAA Division I athlete (rowing) with a career in online marketing and media. Abby enjoys pretty much any looter shooter! Some of her favorite games are: Borderlands, Overwatch, Halo, Titanfall, Destiny, Remnant, and The Division.