Trag’Oul Death Nova Necromancer Build

An easy to use and tanky build that specializes in high AoE damage.


tragoul death nova necromancer build
Example Build in Skill Calculator

This build mainly revolves around using Death Nova to take out large groups of enemies. The Blood Nova Rune will allow it to get the damage boost from the Trag’Oul’s Avatar set, while Siphon Blood and Blood Rush will gain every Rune effect from the same set.

Besides these Skills, other core Skills are:



The primary armor for this build is the Trag’Oul’s Avatar set. You will need five pieces of it for the full effect (if you Cube the Royal Ring of Grandeur). Iron Rose will allow Death Nova to be activated by using Blood Siphon, and Funerary Pick and Bloodtide Blade will enhance these Skills. Haunted Visions will cause your Simulacrum to last forever, and Convention of Elements will give an overall damage boost. Dayntee’s Binding and Krysbin’s Sentence help with damage mitigation. The Aughild’s Authority set and Mantle of Channeling will boost both damage and mitigation.

Bane of the Trapped, Bane of the Stricken, and Zei’s Stone of Vengeance are generally the best Legendary Gems for this build, all boosting your damage.

Equipment Stat Priorities

SlotStat Priorities
Weapon1. Damage Range
2. Socket (using Ramaladni’s Gift)
3. Damage %
4. Area Damage
5. Attack Speed
6. Intelligence
Off-Hand1. Critical Hit Chance
2. Death Nova Damage
3. Area Damage
4. Intelligence
Helm1. Socket
2. Death Nova Damage
3. Critical Hit Chance
4. Intelligence
5. Vitality
Gloves1. Critical Hit Chance
2. Critical Hit Damage
3. Area Damage
4. Intelligence
Shoulders1. Intelligence
2. Area Damage
3. Vitality
4. Life %
Chest1. Intelligence
2. Sockets (3 Flawless Royal Topazes)
3. Vitality
4. Armor
5. Elite Damage Reduction
Pants1. Intelligence
2. Sockets (2 Flawless Royal Topazes)
3. Vitality
4. Armor
Boots1. Death Nova Damage
2. Intelligence
3. Vitality
4. Armor
Rings1. Socket
2. Critical Hit Damage
3. Critical Hit Chance
4. Attack Speed
Amulet1. Socket
2. Physical Damage
3. Critical Hit Damage
4. Critical Hit Chance
Bracers1. Physical Damage
2. Critical Hit Chance
3. Intelligence
4. Vitality
Belt1. Intelligence
2. Armor
3. Vitality
4. Life %

Paragon Points

1. Movement Speed1. Attack Speed1. Armor1. Area Damage
2. Vitality2. Critical Hit Damage2. Life %2. Life per Hit
3. Intelligence3. Critical Hit Chance3. All Resistance3. Resource Cost Reduction
4. Maximum Essence4. Cooldown Reduction4. Life per Second4. Pickup Radius
  • Prioritize Vitality if you need more survivability.

Trag’Oul Death Nova Necromancer Guide

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Necromancer Death Nova Build with Trag’Oul’s Avatar

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