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Best Necromancer build for The Pit of Artificers in Diablo 4 Season 4

Minions, the non-yellow type.

For all of us who are not very fond of delegating responsibilities, I have some bad news for you. Here is the best Necromancer build for The Pit of Artificers in Diablo 4 Season 4: Loot Reborn.

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Diablo 4: Best Necromancer Build for The Pit of Artificers

While some might sacrifice their minions in favor of solo Necromancer builds, Diablo 4 Season 4 – especially with The Pit of Artificers – will favor those Necromancer who choose to use the total summoning capacity of the Book of the Dead. The best Necromancer build for The Pit and Season 4 endgame content is the Shadowblight Minion Necromancer. This provides a lot of defensive capabilities thanks to your army of the undead, with you providing supporting skills to make sure you don’t fall to your untimely death.

Battling demonic forces with this build will heavily rely on your minion’s ability to fight them, which can be a double-edged sword. However, to counter the risk, use your Decrepify skill to slow enemies down and your Bone Storm skill to defeat any surrounding enemies who have sneaked through your minions’ lines. Of course, using Blight alongside Shadowblight and the Blighted Aspect should be your priority, with it dealing enormous amounts of shadow damage which will clear out any crowd you might encounter.

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Shadowblight Minion Necromancer The Pit Build: Skill Bar

  • Bone Storm: A swirling storm of bones appears around you and your Golem, dealing 180% damage to surrounding enemies over 10 seconds.
  • Blight: Unleash concentrated blight that deals 40% damage and leaves behind a defiled area, dealing 17% damage over 6 seconds.
  • Decrepify: Curse the target area. Enemies afflicted by Decrepify are Slowed by 40.0% and deal 20.0% less damage for 10 seconds.
  • Corpse Tendrils: Veins burst out of a Corpse, Pulling in enemies, Stunning them for 3 seconds, and dealing 20% damage to them. Does not consume the Corpse.
  • Shadowblight: Shadow damage infects enemies with Shadowblight for 2 seconds. Every 10th time an enemy receives Shadow damage from you or your Minions while they are affected by Shadowblight, they take an additional 22% Shadow damage. Shadowblight’s damage is increased by 100%[x] of your Shadow Damage Over Time bonus.

Shadowblight Minion Necromancer The Pit Build: Skill Point allocation

ClusterSkills
Basic SkillsReap Level 1
Enhanced Reap
Core SkillsBlight Level 1
Enhanced Blight
Supernatural Blight
Hewed Flesh
Corpse & Macabre SkillsSkeletal Warrior Mastery Level 3
Spiked Armor Level 1
Grim Harvest Level 1
Fueled by Death Level 3
Curse SkillsDecrepify Level 1
Enhanced Decrepify
Abhorrent Decrepify
Skeletal Mage Mastery Level 3
Death’s Embrace Level 3
Amplify Damage Level 3
Corpse & Macabre SkillsCorpse Tendrils Level 1
Enhanced Corpse Tendrils
Plagued Corpse Tendrils
Necrotic Carapace Level 1
Reaper’s Pursuit Level 3
Gloom Level 3
Crippling Darkness Level 1
Terror Level 3
Ultimate SkillsBone Storm
Prime Bone Storm
Supreme Bone Storm
Golem Mastery Level 3
Inspiring Leader Level 3
Hellbent Commander Level 3
Bonded in Essence Level 3
Key PassivesShadowblight

Shadowblight Minion Necromancer The Pit Build: Book of the Dead

Undead MinionsTypeUpgrade
Skeletal WarriorsReaperReapers have a 15% chance of carving the flesh of enemies, creating corpses.
Skeletal MagesShadowShadow Mages fire an additional shadow bolt every 3 attacks.
GolemsBoneEach time the Bone Golem takes up to 20% of its max life as damage, it sheds a corpse.

Shadowblight Minion Necromancer The Pit Build: Paragon Board Classes and Glyphs

Paragon Board NumberClass BoardGlyphGlyph Description
1Start BoardScourgeRadius Size: 3
Next Radius Increase at Level 15
Bonus:
For every 5 Intelligence purchased within range, you deal +1.3% increased Shadow damage over time.
Additional Bonus:
(if requirements met)
You and your Minions deal 10%[x] increased damage to enemies affected by Shadow damage over time effects.
Requirements:
(purchased in radius range)
+40 Intelligence
2Cult LeaderDeadraiserRadius Size: 3
Next Radius Increase at Level 15
Bonus:
Paragon nodes within range gain +20.0% bonus to their Minion damage and damage reduction modifiers.
Additional Bonus:
(if requirements met)
Whenever your Minions deal damage to an enemy, that enemy takes 1%[x] increased damage from you and your Minions, up to 15%[x], for 10 seconds.
Requirements:
(purchased in radius range)
+40 Intelligence
3Flesh-eaterAmplifyRadius Size: 3
Next Radius Increase at Level 15
Bonus:
Grants +30.0% bonus to all Magic nodes within range.
Additional Bonus:
(if requirements met)
Enemies affected by Curse Skills take 10%[x] increased damage from you and your Minions.
Requirements:
(purchased in radius range)
+40 Intelligence
4WitherControlRadius Size: 3
Next Radius Increase at Level 15
Bonus:
For every 5 Intelligence purchased within range, you deal +2.0% increased damage to Crowd Controlled targets.
Additional Bonus:
(if requirements met)
You and your Minions deal 20%[x] increased damage Crowd Controlled enemies.
Requirements:
(purchased in radius range)
+40 Intelligence
5Hulking MonstrosityDarknessRadius Size: 3
Next Radius Increase at Level 15
Bonus:
For every 5 Intelligence purchased within range, you deal +1.32% increased Shadow damage.
Additional Bonus:
(if requirements met)
Whenever you or your Minions deal Shadow damage to an enemy, that enemy deals 2% reduced damage, up to 10%, for 5 seconds.
Requirements:
(purchased in radius range)
+40 Intelligence
6BloodbathEssenceRadius Size: 3
Next Radius Increase at Level 15
Bonus:
For every 5 Dexterity purchased within range, you deal 4.0%[+] increased Critical Strike Damage.
Additional Bonus:
(if requirements met)
Critical Strikes deal 22%[x] increased damage to enemies that are not Healthy.
Requirements:
(purchased in radius range)
+25 Dexterity
7Bone GraftGolemRadius Size: 3
Next Radius Increase at Level 15
Bonus:
For every 5 Willpower purchased within range, Golems gain +4.0% increased damage.
Additional Bonus:
(if requirements met)
Golems deal 25%[x] increased damage.
Requirements:
(purchased in radius range)
+25 Willpower

Spam your Blight skill like there is no tomorrow and you and your minions will become unstoppable. This time around, changes to the class meta make the Shadowblight Minion Necromancer build one of the best if not the best build for Season 4: Loot Reborn. Just don’t worry about you losing control and let your minions do the heavy lifting.


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