Welcome to our Diablo 4 Necromancer leveling guide. In this guide, we will show you exactly what skills to take for a smooth and fun Necromancer leveling experience. For leveling, our build will be using Bone Spear, the easiest skill to scale as we level up!

Skill Tree Progression

Below we go over the skill tree progression for this Diablo 4 Necromancer Leveling Guide. Focusing on the active abilities first and taking the passives where we need to fill up to reach the next skill cluster. 

Skill Tree Progression Per Point

1-5Bone Splinters 1/5, Enhanced Bone Splinters, Bone Spear 1/5, Enhanced Bone Spear, Supernatural Bone Spear
6-10Bone Spear 2/5, Bone Spear 3/5, Bone Spear 4/5, Bone Spear 5/5 Corpse Explosion
11-15 Grim Harvest 1/3, Grim Harvest 2/3, Grim Harvest 3/3 Blood Mist 1/5, Decrepify,
16-20Enhanced Decripfy, Corpse Tendril 1/5, Enhanced Corpse Tendril, Plagued Corpse Tendril, Abhorent Decrepify
21-25Serration 1/3, Serration 2/3, Serration 3/3, Bone Storm, Prime Bone Storm
26-30Supreme Bone Storm, Unliving Energy 1/3, Unliving Energy 2/3, Unliving Energy 3/3
31-35Stand Alone 1/3, Stand Alone 2/3, Stand Alone 3/3, Compound Fracture 1/3, Ossified Essence
36-40Compound Fracture 2/3, Compound Fracture 3/3, Evulsion 1/3, Evulsion, 2/3, Evulsion 3/3
41-45Memento Mori 1/3, Memento Mori 2/3, Memento Mori 3/3, Imperfectly Balanced 1/3, Imperfectly Balanced 2/3
46- 50Imperfectly Balanced 3/3, Amplify Damage 1/3, Amplify Damage 2/3, Amplify Damage 3/3, Death Reach 1/3
51-55Death Reach 2/3, Death Reach 3/3, Inspiring Leader 1/3, Inspiring Leader 2/3, Inspiring Leader 3/3
56+Fueled By Death 1/3, Fueled By Death 2/3, Fueled By Death 3/3, Deaths Embrace 1/3

Finished Skill Tree

Once you Gain all your Skill Points and get access to the Splintering Aspect, Respec to make your Skill Tree match the one Below! For an End-game Version of this build, check out our Bone Spear Necromancer!

Book of the Dead

For the Bone Spear Necromancer, we will sacrifice all Minions. Below is the perks you will get from each sacrifice:

  • Skeletal Warrior (Skirmishers) – 5% X Crit Strike Chance
  • Skeletal Mages (Ice) – 15%X Increased Vulnerable Damage
  • Golem (Iron) – 30% X Increased Critical Damage

Legendary Aspects

Legendary Aspects are one of the most powerful parts of any build. Below are the Legendary Aspects that go well with our Diablo 4 Necromancer Leveling Guide. Each build has a limited amount of Aspects that it can use. Here is a reminder of the specific slots for Legendary Aspects:

  • Offensive – Amulets, Gloves, Ring, Weapons
  • Defensive – Amulets, Chest, Helm, Legs, Shield
  • Mobility – Amulets, Boots
  • Resource – Rings
  • Utility – Amulets, Boots, Chest, Gloves, Helm, Shield

Build Defining

  • Splintering Aspect (Offensive)
  • Aspect of Grasping Vines (Offensive)
  • Aspect of Serration (Offensive
  • Umbral Aspect (Resource
  • Aspect of Exposed Flesh (Resource)
  • Disobedience (Defensive)
  • Aspect of the Protector or Shielding Storm (Defensive)
  • Aspect of Explosive MIst (Utility)
  • Wind Striker Aspect (Boots) if not using Deathless Visage

Best Way to Obtain Necromancer Build Aspects From The Purveyor

Best Gambling Option
OffensiveOffhand (focus)

Thanks to Don The Crown for the information!

Season 1: Malignant Hearts

Malignant Hearts, a new addition to Diablo 4 through the first Seasonal experience act as a huge boost to your build capabilities. As a result, we recommend using the following Malignant Hearts for this build:


  • Tempting Fate (Vicious, Offensive-World Tier III): You gain 40-60% Critical Strike Damage but your Non-Critical Strikes deal 20-15% less damage.
  • The Calculated (Devious, Utility-World Tier III): After spending 150-200 of your Primary Resource, your next attack Stuns enemies hit for 2 seconds.
  • Omnipower (Wrathful, Super-World Tier IV): Core Skills that launch a projectile consume all of your Mana. For every 45-35 extra Mana consumed, you launch an additional projectile, and the damage is increased by 3.0-5.0%.

NOTE – Omnipower is Dangerous due to our damage being linked to Max Essence. This can be very difficult as you level up! Make sure you have enough Essence sustain to utilize this Heart, otherwise go with one of the Alternative Choices until you do.

Alternative Choices

  • The Dark Dance (Vicious, Offensive-World Tier III): Every 5 seconds while above 60% Life, Core Skills cost 68-51 Life instead of your Primary Resource. Skills that consume Life deal 10-20% increased damage.
  • The Calculated (Devious, Utility-World Tier III): After spending 150-200 of your Primary Resource, your next attack Stuns enemies hit for 2 seconds.

Necromancer Leveling Tips


Our first tip for this Diablo 4 Necromancer leveling guide is to team up with someone, be it a friend or someone you meet in Diablo 4. Teaming up greatly improves the leveling process and allows you to progress faster and easier – and much more fun!


  • Stay on World Tier 1 as long as possible, this only changes if you hit a power spike early on.
  • Make sure to Utilize Corpse Explosion with Grim Harvest to keep your Essence pool up early.
  • If possible, Make sure to level in a group to maximize XP
  • Bone Spear is best played at range. Utilize Decrepify to Slow Enemies and slowly Kite away from enemies as you deal damage
  • Make sure to Utilize Corpse Tendrils once you have an available corpse to Maximize Damage and Essence use.

Diablo 4 Necromancer Leveling Guide Conclusion

This concludes our guide for Necromancer Leveling in Diablo 4! For more information, guides, builds and much more, be sure to check out our Diablo 4 home page!