Check out my build guide for the bone golem Necro setup I’ve been using since Heart of Uhkeiros was introduced to the game in 0.8.3! It’s one of the most well-rounded minion builds because you can pre-buff before every tough encounter and it deals amazing damage. You can see me pre-buffing to 15k ward before T4 Julra in the beginning of the video just to demonstrate.
We also know that neat new content is coming out for Bone Golem with 0.9. We’ll be able to run multiple bone golems simultaneously and their skins are getting an epic upgrade! Check out Action RPG’s youtube channel for some of those leaks.
And with a few minor tweaks, this build can be adjusted to provide significant utility for multiplayer!
I think I should note that Synatras set is far and away best in slot for this build. The extra 2 points in golem is added flat damage and more multiplier, the 2 points in curse lets you make bone curse have your tree AND mark on death. Plus it has pretty crazy defensive stats for both you and your minions, the “100% minion crit avoidance” in particular helps with higher curruption.
You loose a ton of worthwhile stats to get meh stats from the setitems and I don’t think 2 more points in golen and curse will make up for the numbers lost on gear. I might be wrong but on paper it looks like a loss to me.
the normal tree setup ends with 50% more minion damage, bonus effect on golem, max armor shred and 3 points in area of effect - from there 2 points is exactly enough to get the death mark node, basically it means you do not need to make a sacrifice of a different node in order to get the mark. This may seem redundant due to idol, but idol is a % chance, while this setup is 100% consistent. Plus this is on top of all the other benefits from running that set AND it frees up an idol slot.