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Grim Dawn is one of the most popular in action RPG games. The game is a thematically dark fictional world loosely based on the Victorian era. And in this game, Necromancers have been the most epic and best class also one of the most awaited as well. Since Necromancers are also considered as summon allies you will be seeing that most of the builds will be pets.

These builds will be focusing on dealing damage to your enemies. While it is doing so you will have to ensure your safety and keep summoning pets that have fallen in the clash with your enemies. We have also mention no-pet builds you can choose any based on your preferences. Read our complete Grim Dawn Necromancer Build guide to choose the right ally for you.

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All Grim Dawn Necromancer Build Guide

1. Pet Cabalist Variant 1 (Necromancer + Occultist)

This pet build focuses mainly on the full power of necromancer’s pets, along with buffing it with Blood of Dreeg.

Attributes

Make sure that you are putting most of your points on your pet’s physique since they will be saving you from all enemy damage. Hence 90% to 95% attributes of yours should be placed in it. Put points in cunning and sprits only if you are planning to equip something that requires cunning or want to high-level enchanted items respectively

Necromancer Skills

  • Mastery Bar (50 points)
  • Raise Skeletons (16 points)
  • Undead Legion (12 points)
  • Will of the Crypt (12 points)
  • Summon Blight Fiend (16 points)
  • Rotting Fumes (12 points)
  • Blight Burst (12 points)
  • Reap Spirit (16 points)
  • Master of Death (12 points)
  • Call of the Grave (10 points)
  • Mark of Torment (3 points)
  • Bone Harvest (1 point)
  • Soul Harvest (12 points)

Occultist Skills

  • Mastery Bar (32 points)
  • Blood of Dreeg (16 points)
  • Aspect of Guardian (12 points)

Devotion

  • Jackal
  • Eel
  • Panther
  • Lion
  • Raven
  • Shepherd’s Crook
  • Empty Throne
  • Bysmiel’s Bonds
  • Staff of Rattosh
  • Typhos, the Jailor of Souls
  • Behemoth
  • Rattosh, the Veilwarden

Equipment Priorities

  • Use equipment that grant bonuses to your pets

How to Play?

The game can be played by following the general rule to build a pet. Make sure to use Blood Of Dreeg to buff and heal your pets.

2. Pet Cabalist Variant 2 (Necromancer + Occultist)

This build variant helps you summon pets from both necromancer and occultist mastery. It also helps you buff your pets with  multiple toggled skills which lets them increase their damage caused.

Attributes

Same as Pet Cabalist Variant 1 Necromancer Build.

Necromancer Skills

  • Mastery Bar (50 points)
  • Raise Skeletons (16 points)
  • Undead Legion (12 points)
  • Will of the Crypt (4 points)
  • Summon Blight Fiend (16 points)
  • Bone Harvest (1 point)
  • Soul Harvest (12 points)
  • Reap Spirit (16 points)
  • Master of Death (12 points)
  • Call of the Grave (10 points)

Occultist Skills

  • Mastery Bar (50 points)
  • Summon Familiar (16 points)
  • Summon Hellhound (16 points)
  • Bonds of Bysmiel (1 point) – Manipulation (12 points)

Devotion

  • Jackal
  • Lion
  • Raven
  • Shepherd’s Crook
  • Sailor’s Guide
  • Eel
  • Panther
  • Empty Throne
  • Bysmiel’s Bond
  • Staff of Ratosh
  • Behemoth
  • Dying God

Equipment Priorities

Same as Pet Cabalist Variant 1.

How to Play?

The game can be played by following the general rule to build a pet.

3. Dark Mage Cabalist (Necromancer + Occultist)

This is a non-pet cabalist build that deals huge damage on enemies with some chaos damage. It also has great survival points compared to above two Grim Dawn Necromancer Build.

Attributes

  • Spend 60% or 75% of your points on spirit
  • Spend Remaining points on your  physique.
  • Spending points on cunning is optional.

Necromancer Skills

  • Mastery Bar (50 points)
  • Bone Harvest (16 points)
  • Dread (12 points)
  • Soul Harvest (12 points)
  • Siphon Souls (12 points)
  • Blood Boil (12 points)
  • Harbinger of Souls (12 points)
  • Reap Spirit (16 points)
  • Reaping Strike (10 points)
  • Mark of Torment (1 point)

Occultist Skills

  • Mastery Bar (40 points)
  • Solael’s Witchfire (12 points)
  • Consecrated Blade (3 points)
  • Second Rite (12 points)
  • Sigil of Consumption (12 points)
  • Doom Bolt (12 points)

Devotion

  • Gallows
  • Sailor’s Guide
  • Eel
  • Jackal
  • Bat
  • Empty Throne
  • Toad
  • Wendigo
  • Affliction
  • Typhos, Jailor of Souls
  • Dying God

Equipment Priorities

Its a better choice to get gear with bonuses affixed to Vitality damage and Chaos damage.

How to Play?

Follow three simple steps to play this non-pet necromancer build.

  • Make use of Sigil Consumption and Doom Bolt on long range enemies.
  • Use Siphon of Souls if you get surrounded by melee.
  • Making use of bone harvest helps in dealing damage to multiple enemies that are in straight sight.

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4. Grim Reaper (Necromancer + Nightblade)

This is one of the best build for players who wish to play like a Grim Reaper. It is melee type build and has the ability to deal more damage to the enemy while converting a small amount of it to your health.

Attributes

  • Prioritize on high amounts of physique
  • Spirit is your next priority
  • For better offensive ability getting cunning will be a wise choice.

Necromancer Skills

  • Mastery Bar (50 points)
  • Bone Harvest (16 points)
  • Harvester of Death (1 point)
  • Dread (12 points)
  • Soul Harvest (12 points)
  • Siphon Souls (12 points)
  • Blood Boil (10 points)
  • Reap Spirit (16 points)
  • Harbringer of Souls (12 points)
  • Spectral Binding (12 points)
  • Spectral Wrath (10 points)
  • Reaping Strike (10 points)
  • Necrotic Edge (10 points)
  • Mark of Torment (2 points)

Nightblade Skills

  • Mastery Bar (20 points)
  • Shadow Strike (1 point)
  • Pneumatic Burst (12 points)
  • Blade Barrier (10 points)
  • Anatomy of Murder (12 points)

Devotion

  • Lion
  • Gallows
  • Bat
  • Toad
  • Wendigo
  • Behemoth
  • Typhos, the Jailor of Souls
  • Kraken
  • Affliction
  • Rattosh, the Veilwarden

Equipment Priorities

  • Primary choice for you will be  vitality, vitality decay, and aether
  • Secondary choices would be cold and physical strength

How to Play?

  • Keep attacking your enemy to gain more health

5. Range Blade Reaper (Necromancer + Nightblade)

Range Blade Reaper help in damage balances physical and magical. which is later converted into health.

Attributes

  • Spend 25 or 30 points on cunning,
  • Spend 25 or 30 points on spirit
  • Spend remaining points on physique.

Necromancer Skills

  • Mastery Bar (50 points)
  • Bone Harvest (16 points)
  • Dread (12 points)
  • Soul Harvest (12 points)
  • Harbinger of Souls (12 points)

Nightblade Skills

  • Mastery Bar (40 points)
  • Phantasmal Blade (16 points)
  • Frenetic Throw (1 point)
  • Heart Seeker (12 points)
  • Blade Trap (12 points)
  • Devouring Blades (12 points)
  • Pneumatic Burst (12 points)
  • Breath of Belgothian (1 point)
  • Shadow Dance (12 points)
  • Blade Barrier (12 points)
  • Anatomy of Murder (12 points)

Devotion

  • Assassin’s Blade
  • Gallows
  • Bat
  • Empty Throne
  • Toad
  • Crane
  • Blades of Nadaan
  • Wendigo
  • Affliction
  • Unknown Soldier

Equipment Priorities

  • Make sure to equip gear that increases damage to vitality, pierce, or bleeding.
  • Also equip a caster’s off-hand for energy regeneration and cooldown reduction.

How to Play?

  • Use Phantasmal Blades like its your normal attack.
  • Cast your blade trap whenever available and most importantly when you have to hold of melee enemies.

6. Pet Death Knight (Necromancer + Soldier)

This provides good damage and defense buff to your pets and party.

Attributes

Same as  Pet Cabalist Necromancer Build

Necromancer Skills

  • Mastery Bar (50 points)
  • Raise Skeletons (16 points)
  • Undead Legion (12 points)
  • Will of the Crypt (12 points)
  • Summon Blight Fiend (16 points)
  • Rotting Fumes (12 points)
  • Blight Burst (12 points)
  • Reap Spirit (16 points)
  • Master of Death (12 points)
  • Call of the Grave (10 points)
  • Bone Harvest (1 point)
  • Soul Harvest (12 points)

Soldier Skills

  • Mastery Bar (32 points)
  • Field Command (12 points)
  • Squad Tactics (12 points)
  • Menhir’s Will (4 points)
  • Military Conditioning (3 points)

Devotion

Same as  Pet Cabalist Necromancer Build

Equipment Priorities

Same as  Pet Cabalist Necromancer Build

How to Play?

Same as  Pet Cabalist Necromancer Build

7. Grim Death Knight (Necromancer + Soldier)

If you love better toughness in your build then Grim Death Knight is a perfect choice for you. This is one of the best Grim Dawn Necromancer Builds.

Attributes

Same as Grim Reaper Necromancer build.

Necromancer Skills

  • Mastery Bar (50 points)
  • Bone Harvest (16 points)
  • Dread (12 points)
  • Soul Harvest (12 points)
  • Reap Spirit (16 points)
  • Harbinger of Souls (12 points)
  • Spectral Binding (12 points)
  • Spectral Wrath (10 points)
  • Reaping Strike (10 points)

Soldier Skills

  • Mastery Bar (32 points)
  • Blade Arc (16 points)
  • Clean Sweep (1 point)
  • Laceration (12 points)
  • Field Command (12 points)
  • Squad Tactics (12 points)
  • Menhir’s Will (9 points)

Devotion

Same as Grim Reaper Necromancer build.

Equipment Priorities

  •  Prioritize vitality, vitality decay, then aether.
  • Once you reach level 94,make sure  to equip Howl of the Wendigo.

How to Play?

Same as Grim Reaper Necromancer build.

8. Pet Ritualist (Necromancer + Shaman)

Pet Ritualist contains full force and abilities of the necromancer’s pets. Along with Summon Briarthorn with its Ground Slam.

Attributes

Same as Pet Cabalist Variant 1 Necromancer Build.

Necromancer Skills

  • Mastery Bar (50 points)
  • Raise Skeletons (16 points)
  • Undead Legion (12 points)
  • Will of the Crypt (12 points)
  • Summon Blight Fiend (16 points)
  • Rotting Fumes (12 points) – Blight Burst (12 points)
  • Reap Spirit (16 points)
  • Master of Death (12 points)
  • Call of the Grave (10 points)
  • Bone Harvest (16 points)
  • Soul Harvest (12 points)

Shaman Skills

  • Mastery Bar (20 points)
  • Summon Briarthorn (16 points)
  • Ground Slam (12 points)

Devotion

Same as Pet Cabalist Variant 1 Necromancer Build.

Equipment Priorities

Same as Pet Cabalist Variant 1 Necromancer Build.

How to Play?

The game can be played by following the general rule to build a pet.

9. Life Drainer Ritualist (Necromancer + Shaman)

This is a midrange mage type build that wields multiple attack damage. These damage gets converted to health skills.

Attributes

Same as Dark Mage Cabalist Necromancer Build.

Necromancer Skills

  • Mastery Bar (50 points)
  • Drain Essence (16 points)
  • Hungering Reach (12 points)
  • Decomposition (12 points)
  • Siphon Souls (12 points)
  • Blood Boil (12 points)
  • Harbinger of Souls (12 points)
  • Spectral Binding (12 points)
  • Spectral Wrath (10 points)
  • Mark of Torment (4 points)

Shaman Skills

  • Mastery Bar (40 points)
  • Devouring Swarm (16 points)
  • Wendigo Totem (12 points)
  • Blood Pact (12 points)
  • Mogdrogen’s Pact (12 points)

Devotion

Same as Dark Mage Cabalist Necromancer Build.

Equipment Priorities

  • Choose gear that increases vitality damage.

How to Play?

  • Learn Devouring Swarm first

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