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New to the game and been playing alot with demon/dark. Enjoying it alot but i've had my eye on necromancy abit on the side, was wondering if anyone could help me not only pick one of the higher performing ones for PvE but either help with a build itself or a link to one? Thank you so much in advance 

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Dark is one of the better pairings for Necro.  A big reason is the Lich uses a lot of the those powers so everything stacks nicely.  So you get a lot of controls to help stop the enemy from attacking and give your pets that extra time to defeat everyone.

I also ran a Necro/EA and that was interesting.  Since your pets are almost all melee you can keep them in the Faraday Cage for a nice boost to their RES.  Plus you can keep their END up so they attack more.  Just the final power Amp Up doesn't work on your pets (just players) so it's a toss up if you want to get it.

Storm is just a top tier power on anything.  Slot a KB to KD and a ACC in Gale and you can keep most things on their back while your Zombies whale on them.

 

Necro is a versatile set. You can make almost anything work with it.

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I like my zombie henchmen. I have a Necro/Storm and a Necro/Force Field at 50. Despite being very different secondaries, my strategy is the essentially same; knock down your foe and let the zombies pile in a feeding frenzy. There is something very cruel yet satisfying about that.

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Thermal > Dark > Sonic > FF were the most "fun" I had with necromancy.  But even then this was a firefarmed to 50 for all the slots for the aura buff IOs

 

Thermal Shields (22%) + resist IOs (30-35%) got my pets into the 50-60% resist range, plus healing, plus forge for zombies (vomit) for trash, and knights for bosses/avs

Dark is what you already expect, all that -tohit and such paving the way

Sonic bumped my pets up into the 70-80%~ resist range but I was pretty dependent on Aid Other, while their single slotted Golgi lifetap at 32 helped I was still hovering over the aid other button for most of this characters lifespan.  Was rather neat having my grave knight with sonic dispersion and using sonic siphon on bosses

FF was same as sonic for the most part

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I really like Sonic with them. If you invest in it, you can punch up the Resist to 82-85 minimum, depending on how much into ED you push the enhancements, then their self-healing does a good job keeping them upright. Between that and green inspirations, you don't have to Aid Other as much, and are free to blast... and the Necro attacks add -ToHit, so by focusing on Bosses you can decrease incoming damage even more.

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23 hours ago, prophey said:

New to the game and been playing alot with demon/dark. Enjoying it alot but i've had my eye on necromancy abit on the side, was wondering if anyone could help me not only pick one of the higher performing ones for PvE but either help with a build itself or a link to one? Thank you so much in advance 

I'm not a higher-end player by any means, but one thing to consider is that your tier-1 and tier-2 minions are mainly melee.  With that in mind, consider the electric secondary - particularly Faraday Cage, which will allow you to setup a zone that grants significant damage resistance and status protection.  You can then use the chaining-heal to bounce between those minions and keep them topped off.

 

Barring that, I am rather fond of the nature secondary.

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   I'll throw out my current necro experiment....necro/thermal because who doesn't like to see burning zombies. I leveled up a necro/cold and it was fun, kinda sturdyish but lack of healing hurts the pets. Then I decided to try and level up a thermal build and while low level it seems to be interesting with my plan to turn the grave knights and lich into mini proc monsters to take advantage of some of their attacks. With 2 shields, 2 heals and some buffs from thermal it should do some really wonderful things for your pets and keep them upright through most mobs.

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Necro/Nature and Necro/ElecAff are probably 2 of my more interesting and fun experiments with necro MM's (leveling up anyway; I don't have any that are close to being level 50). I tried Necro/Cold because it's potential should be pretty good (and popsicle zombies is hilarious), but I couldn't bring myself to get it past the teens without a heal and I didn't want to dip into the medicine pool (I, personally, prefer secondaries that lack heals on primaries that are already tough/can heal themselves, but that's just me and my personal playstyle). I had a Necro/Thermal for a while and it's certainly a solid pairing as well if you don't want to go with the classic /dark. I just also thought it was a tad on the boring side--it's a more sit back and play approach and I like to be a little more active with my MM's. I teamed with someone who had a Necro/Rad that seemed pretty interesting.

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I have been running Necro / Time. It is a really fun build. I am a big fan of Necro and have been looking into Necro / Storm and Necro / Nature for my next level 50 run. Level 50 Necro / Dark M is a power house. Just remember to take care of yourself, because you're going to be in the middle of the action with them. Also use your key binds to keep them grouped. They like to take off running after things if you're not watching them and keeping them under control.

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On 1/27/2021 at 8:21 PM, RothenOrderCOH said:

They like to take off running after things if you're not watching them and keeping them under control.

This has definitely gotten a whole lot better with recent minions behavior changes! It used to be very taxiing to manage zombie runners, but I don't think they'll chase a target more than 100m from the MM any more. You just have to resist the temptation to follow them, or they'll keep chasing 😂

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On 1/24/2021 at 4:01 AM, pblue said:

Also, Steamy Mist (from Storm) + zombies is, in effect, John Carpenter's "The Fog".


I made my Necro/Storm into Michael Jackson and “Thriller”

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On 4/27/2021 at 5:05 PM, Force Redux said:

I'm gonna necro this Necro thread to chime in for... Dark Miasma!!!  😁😁😁💀💀

Sry!! I'm not sure how that happened hahaha. I mean.... DARK MIASMA, RIGHT?!

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