Diablo 4’s Necromancers have access to a variety of impressive Unique items that will surely add significant power to their build.
As with all other Unique items, the Necromancer’s selection of Unique gear has extremely potent affixes and unique effects.
Below, we’re going to look what are the best exclusive Unique items for the Necromancer and how to improve your chances of getting them.
What are the Necromancer’s Unique Items in Diablo 4?
The Necromancer class currently has 10 exclusive Unique items it can equip in Diablo 4. In detail, these eight pieces include three Unique Weapons, five Unique Armor pieces, a Unique Ring, and a Unique Amulet.
Each of the Necromancer’s Unique Items is listed below:
Necromancer Unique Weapons
|Endgame Boss to Target
|+Life on kill
+Damage to Healthy Enemies
+Ranks to Fuelled by Death
+Ranks to Corpse Explosion
|Corpse Explosion consumes up to 4 additional Corpses around the initial Corpse dealing [X%] increased damage and with a [X%] increased radius per additional Corpse
|Echo of Duriel
|+Life on Kill
+Darkness Skill Damage
+Damage to Chilled Enemies
*Damage to Frozen Enemies
|Your Darkness Skills Chill enemies for up to 40%. Lucky Hit: Your Darkness Skills have up to 100% chance to generate [2-5] additional Essence against Frozen targets
|Echo of Varshan, The Beast in the Ice
+Lucky Hit: Up to a 5% Chance to Restore +[XX]% Primary Resource
+Damage to Distant Enemies
|Lucky Hit: While you have an active Bone Storm, hitting an unaffected enemy has a [5-25]% chance to spawn an additional storm at their location. Each of your active Sacrifice bonuses increases the chance by 25% and the total additional Bone Storms you can have by +1.
Necromancer Unique Armor and Accessories
|Endgame Boss to Target
|Blood Artisan’s Cuirass
|+Damage for X seconds after picking up a Blood Orb
+Blood Orb Healing
+Ranks to Bone Spirit
|When you pick up [10-5] Blood Orbs, a free Bone Spirit is spawned, dealing bonus damage based on your current Life percent
|Grigoire, Lord Zir
|Blood Moon Breeches
+Ranks of All Curse Skills
+Ranks of the Amplify Damage Passive
+Damage Reduction from Enemies Affected by Curse Skills
|Your Minions have a 3-7% chance to curse enemies. Enemies affected by at least 1 of your curses take 70% increased Overpower damage from you.
|Echo of Duriel
+Critical Strike Damage for Bone Skills
|Bone Spear leaves behind Echoes as it travels that explode, dealing [X] damage
|Echo of Varshan, Lord Zir
|+Resistance to All Elements
+Blood Skill Damage
+Ranks to Coalesced Blood
|Blood Surge casts a mini nova on your Minions, dealing [X] damage. Damage is increased by 10% per target drained by the initial cast, up to 50%
|Echo of Varshan, The Beast in the Ice
|Greaves of the Empty Tomb
|+Max Evade Charge
+Essence Cost Reduction
+Lucky Hit: Apply Shadow Damage over time
+Damage Reduction from enemies that are affected by Shadow Damage over time
|Create desecrated ground beneath your Sever specters as they travel, damaging enemies for [X] Shadow damage over 2 seconds
|Grigoire, Lord Zir
|Howl From Below
|+Lucky Hit Chance
+Attack Speed for Corpse Kills
+Lucky Hit: Stun Chance
+Lucky Hit: Fear Chance
|Instead of detonating immediately, Corpse Explosion summons a Volatile Skeleton that charges at a random enemy and explodes. Corpse Explosion’s damage is increased by [30-40%]
|Grigoire, The Beast in the Ice
|Ring of Mendeln
+Lucky Hit Chance
+Minion Attack Speed
|While you have 7 or more Minions you gain: Lucky Hit: Up to a 10% chance to empower all of your Minions, causing the next attack from each to explode for [X] Physical Damage
|The Beast in the Ice
Best Necromancer Unique Items – Tier List
Here are the best Necromancer Unique Items, ranked:
- S-Rank – Black River, Blood Artisan’s Cuirass, Lidless Wall
- A-Rank – Death’s Visage, Howl From Below
- B-Rank – Blood Moon Breeches, Bloodless Scream, Greaves of the Empty Tomb
- C-Rank – Deathseeker’s Pendant, Ring of Mendeln
- Black River
- Strengths: Huge buff to Corpse Explosion, big damage increase
- Weaknesses: Only useful for Corpse Explosion builds
As Corpse Explosion is one of the strongest Necromancer skills, the Black River Scythe is a no-brainer for those desperate to blow up lifeless cadavers.
It adds two ranks to the skill and gives it a hefty damage increase, as well as increasing its radius significantly.
- Blood Artisan’s Cuirass
- Strengths: Great for survivability, bonus damage
- Weaknesses: Lose out on effectiveness if not running Bone Spirit
Blood Orbs are an additional way to heal exclusive to the Necromancer class. The Blood Artisan’s Cuirass buffs these Blood Orbs significantly, granting even further healing and boosting damage after absorbing them.
What’s more, it gives you a free extra Bone Spirit after picking up enough of them, adding even more damage and versatility to your build. You’ll get the most out of it if you run Bone Spirit, but it’s still beneficial if you don’t.
- Lidless Wall
- Strengths: Amazing for proccing Bone Storm and sustaining damage
- Weaknesses: Can only run with builds focused on Bone Skills
The Lidless Wall was one of the best new Unique items to come out of Season 1. Its Unique Effect adds a huge buff to the Necromancer’s Bone Storm ability, causing additional Bone Storms to appear on the battlefield on a Lucky Hit.
Additional Bone Storms can appear at an enemy’s location, even if your original Bone Storm is on cooldown. Theoretically, you can chain the Bone Storm ability indefinitely in situations where there are densely packed enemies. It’s amazing for clearing dungeons and endgame content!
- Death’s Visage
- Strengths: Boosts damage of Bone Spear skill, good affixes
- Weaknesses: Not the best option if not running Bone Spear
Death’s Visage gives a significant damage boost to the Necromancer’s Bone Spear skill, making it essential for any build that utilizes it. It also enhances it with damage-dealing echoes.
Despite its great affixes, this is very build-specific and so won’t be best utilized by everyone.
- Howl From Below
- Strengths: Buff to Corpse Explosion skill, great Lucky Hit item
- Weaknesses: Most useful for Corpse Explosion builds
Another Corpse Explosion-focused item, Howl From Below will give you quite a few helpful benefits. Its affixes are great for contributing to your Lucky Hit effectiveness, increasing its chance, and giving you the ability to inflict status effects.
Its main draw is its unique take on Corpse Explosion, transforming your corpse bombs into homing explosive missiles of death.
- Blood Moon Breeches
- Strengths: Brilliant for Curse builds
- Weaknesses: Unique Effect focuses on Minions
Introduced in Season 2, the Blood Moon Breeches apply a hefty buff to your Curse skills and abilities. they add a decent +2 ranks to all Curse skills, as well as reduce all incoming damage from enemies affected by Curse.
Its Unique Effect allows your Minions to apply even more Curse to your enemies and has an interesting synergy with the Overpower Daage mechanic. However, Minions builds are not the most viable out there for Necromancers, somewhat reducing the desirability of these Unique Pants. Though, it’s still a great option for its affixes and base stats.
- Bloodless Scream
- Strengths: Great for Darkness builds
- Weaknesses: Not as useful for non-Darkness builds
The Bloodless Scream Two-Handed Scythe is a fantastic choice for those opting for a Darkness build. It buffs all Darkness damage dealt, while also applying chill to your enemies. This effect is further enhanced by buffing your damage against chilled and frozen enemies.
It’s a solid option, but it can’t be used by everyone and has a very specific use case.
- Greaves of the Empty Tomb
- Strengths: Buffs to Shadow Damage and Sever skill
- Weaknesses: Not great if you don’t want to focus on Shadow damage
Another build-specific armor piece, the Greaves of the Empty Tomb is made for those that love doling out Shadow damage.
It synergizes exceptionally well with the Sever skill, applying Shadow damage to all who follow in your specter’s wake. You’ll also take reduced damage from those affected by Shadow damage, adding a bit of extra survivability.
- Deathseeker’s Pendant
- Strengths: Boost to Blood skills, buffs Minions
- Weaknesses: Not great for late-game
The Deathseeker’s Pendant is a good item if you’re focussing on Blood Skills as it increases their damage by quite a bit. It also buffs your Minions, creating mini novas around them when Blood Surge is activated.
Though useful, the Deathseeker’s Pendant isn’t the best option for the endgame as Minions become less effective as the difficulty increases.
- Ring of Mendeln
- Strengths: Boosts Minion’s damage, health, and attack speed
- Weaknesses: Minions are not a good option for the endgame
The Ring of Mendeln gives a decent damage boost to your Minions, which is great for early on in Diablo 4.
Unfortunately, Minions are not very viable for the endgame, and the Ring of Mendeln doesn’t really focus on much else. It’d be wise to use your ring slot for an item that has a Legendary Aspect that better suits your build.
How to Get Unique Items
To get Unique Items to drop, you’ll need to play on either World Tier 3 or World Tier 4 difficulty.
Additionally, you can get Unique items from target-farming endgame bosses. This is because they are the only bosses that have all Unique items in their loot tables.
Here are the endgame bosses you can target farm for Unique items in Diablo 4:
- Grigoire, The Galvanic Saint
- Echo of Varshan
- The Beast in the Ice
- Lord Zir
- Echo of Duriel
For a breakdown, make sure to check out our guide on how to summon each endgame boss to target farm for Uniques and Uber Uniques here!
To get Unique items as loot you need to play through the game and hope they drop. Unique items are the rarest gear pieces you’ll find in Diablo 4. All loot is based on random chance, and it’s no different for Unique equipment.
Here are some ways of increasing your chances of getting Unique Items to drop as loot in Diablo 4:
- Increase difficulty tiers
- Defeat Elite enemies
- Run through Dungeons and Nightmare Dungeons
- Defeat World Bosses
- Open reward chests
Finding Unique Items in Diablo 4 is always a bit of a gamble, but with some patience and a bit of luck, they’ll drop eventually!