1 to 78 Cold Minion Necromancer | Leveling Guide | 0.9.2


WARNING: This leveling guide uses many uniques and is meant more for alts than a first time character!


  • This Video is a Leveling Guide to get you on your way as a Necromancer with an army of cold minions. We will have cold mages, skeleton bowman, and cold golems under our controls just laying waste to an enemy that dares stand up to us!

Main Interactions

  • The Main interactions for this build is built around the element cold as well as a set item “Lich’s Scorn” that gives all our minions cold damage added per infernal shade active when we cast dread shade. This allows us to boost minions damage much higher than before and just put our enemies down.

How to Play this build

  • Keep all your minions summoned while casting infernal and dread shade when needed. Then just hide behind that wall of minions you have.


  • Leveling 9.5/10 (Fastest leveling I’ve done with a character)
  • Gearing 7/10 (While not necessary, several uniques are used)
  • Endgame 9.5/10 (Fast clear speed, Great against Single targets, huge survivability)


This build can use, but not limited to the following Uniques:

  • Advent of the erased (Boots)
  • Arboreal Circuit (Ring)
  • Death rattle (Amulet)
  • Doublet of Onos Tull (Chest)
  • Exsanguinous (Chest)
  • Ribbons of Blood (Ring)
  • Hollow Finger (Ring)
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  • Last Steps of the living (Boots)
  • Lichs Scorn (Catalyst)
  • Reach of the grave (Wand)
  • Shroud of Obsurity (Chest)

Most Important Stats

Defense For You (Most important to Least important

  • Capped Resistances/armor
  • Critical Strike Avoidance
  • Health/ Vitality

Defense For Companions (Most important to Least important

  • Minion Health / Minion Health regen
  • Minion Dodge / INT

Offense (Most Important to Least important)

  • Minion Damage / Added Minion Damage

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How the LootFilter is Setup

  • All Uniques/Set/Exalted items Will SHOW

  • WARNING: Unused Base Types and Non Acolyte Class Items ARE HIDDEN

  • TEAL/BLUE - 1+ Tier 5+ Class Specific Affix For Any Class (This is unselected by default, if you would like this to be active make sure to check the box!)

  • Light Blue - Early Game Items (1 affix Tier 1+) (Uncheck these boxes around level 25)

  • Green - Mid Game Items (1 affix Tier 3+) (Uncheck these boxes around level 40)

  • Yellow - Starting Endgame Items (1 affix Tier 5+) (Uncheck around level 60 or when you have multiple affixes wanted on each piece of gear)

  • Orange - Mid Endgame (Requires 3+ Affixes with 8+ Total Tiers) (This is separated by base type so you can make them more specific if you want a very specific base implicit)

  • Red - Late Endgame (Requires 3+ Affixes with 12+ Total Tiers) (This is separated by base type so you can make them more specific if you want a very specific base implicit)

  • Light Green - Idols

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An endgame version for this would be really great :slightly_smiling_face:
I´m level 81 right now, great build so far


In the works. Unfortunately work has claimed my body this week.


Please fix the lootfilter link, thanks alot

Lootfilter wasn’t broken, clicked link and imported just fine. However, I have updated the filter in game and as such a new link has been generated for the updated filter. Feel free to try again :slight_smile:

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