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.

Diablo 4 Necromancer Class

What are the Necromancer’s Unique Items in Diablo 4?

The Necromancer class currently has 10 exclusive Unique items it can equip in Diablo 4In 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

ItemTypeAffixesEffectEndgame Boss to Target
Black RiverScythe+Life on kill
+Intelligence
+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 CorpseEcho of Duriel
Bloodless ScreamTwo-Handed Scythe+Life on Kill
+Darkness Skill Damage
+Damage to Chilled Enemies
*Damage to Frozen Enemies
+Cold Resistance
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 targetsEcho of Varshan, The Beast in the Ice
Lidless WallShield+Maximum Essence
+Lucky Hit: Up to a 5% Chance to Restore +[XX]% Primary Resource
+Attack Speed
+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.Lord Zir

Necromancer Unique Armor and Accessories

ItemTypeAffixesEffectEndgame Boss to Target
Blood Artisan’s CuirassChest Armor+Damage for X seconds after picking up a Blood Orb
+Blood Orb Healing
+Armor
+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 percentGrigoire, Lord Zir
Blood Moon BreechesPants+Maximum Life
+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
Deathless VisageHelm+Armor
+Physical Damage
+Critical Strike Damage for Bone Skills
+Maximum Essence
Bone Spear leaves behind Echoes as it travels that explode, dealing [X] damageEcho of Varshan, Lord Zir
Deathspeaker’s PendantAmulet+Resistance to All Elements
+Blood Skill Damage
+Minion Damage
+Ranks to Coalesced Blood
+Healing
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 TombBoots+Max Evade Charge
+Intelligence
+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 secondsGrigoire, Lord Zir
Howl From BelowGloves+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 MendelnRing+Cold Resistance
+Shadow Resistance
+Lucky Hit Chance
+Minion Attack Speed
+Minion Health
+Thorns
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 DamageThe 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
All Necromancer Unique Items in Diablo 4

S-Rank

  • 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!

Necromancer surrounded by skeletal minions in concept art for Diablo 4

A-Rank

  • 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.

Necromancer in Diablo 4

B-Rank

  • 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.

Necromancer Book of the dead Summons

C-Rank

  • 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!

Collage of endgame bosses showing Grigoire, The Galvanic Saint, The Beast in the Ice, and Echo of Duriel in Diablo 4 Season 2 Season of Blood.

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.

Diablo 4 Nightmare Dungeon Loot

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!

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