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Diablo 3 Necromancer guide: All Necromancer armor set bonuses

Look good or die tryin’

Ryan Gilliam (he/him) has worked at Polygon for nearly seven years. He primarily spends his time writing guides for massively popular games like Diablo 4 & Destiny 2.

In Diablo 3: The Rise of the Necromancer, set bonuses are special, stylish pieces of armor that grant you incredible bonuses as long as you are wearing at least two pieces. When you add two more (totaling four), you keep the first bonus and add another. When you complete the set with six pieces, you get the final bonus. Sets can completely change the way you play the game.

The Necromancer has four new, six-piece sets and one two-piece set. In this guide, we’ll show you what they all do.

Bones of Rathma

  • Two pieces: Army of the Dead’s cooldown is reduced each time one of your minions deals damage.
  • Four pieces: Each time one of your minions deals damage, you gain a small stack of damage reduction (which can stack up to 50 times).
  • Six pieces: Every Skeletal Mage that you currently have active increases the damage of your minions and Army of the Dead.

Trag’Oul’s Avatar

  • Two Pieces: Blood Rush now acts as though every rune is active.
  • Four Pieces: If you heal from a skill while you are at maximum life, you’ll increase maximum life instead. You are able to double your health.
  • Six Pieces: All life spending abilities have their damage increased by an incredible amount. However, all life spending abilities cost double the amount of life. To compensate, all healing from skills is doubled.

Grace of Inarius

  • Two Pieces: Bone Armor does significantly more damage.
  • Four Pieces: Bone Armor grants additional damage reduction for each enemy hit.
  • Six Pieces: Bone Armor causes a tornado of bone to surround you, dealing massive damage to all enemies and making them take more damage from all of the Necromancer’s abilities.

Pestilence Master’s Shroud

  • Two Pieces: Each corpse used fires a Corpse Lance at a random enemy.
  • Four Pieces: Hitting enemies with Bone Spear causes you to take less damage from all enemies (caps out at 50 percent).
  • Six Pieces: Each time you consume a corpse, you gain a stack that increases the damage of your next Bone Spear by a significant amount.

Jesseth Arms

  • Two Pieces: When the enemy that you have commanded your skeletons to kill dies, your skeletons automatically regain their Command Skeletons bonus and choose a new target. While your skeletons are currently commanded, all summoned minions deal quadruple damage.

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