Diablo 4’s Necromancers have access to a variety of impressive Unique Items that will surely add significant power to your build.
As with all other Unique Items, the Necromancer’s selection of Unique Gear have 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 8 exclusive Unique Items it can equip in Diablo 4. In detail, these eight pieces include two Unique Weapons, four Unique Armor pieces, a Unique Ring, and a Unique Amulet.
Each of the Necromancer’s Unique Items is listed below:
Necromancer Unique Weapons
|Black River||Scythe||+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|
|Bloodless Scream||Two-Handed Scythe||+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|
Necromancer Unique Armor and Accessories
|Blood Artisan’s Cuirass||Chest Armor||+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|
+Critical Strike Damage for Bone Skills
|Bone Spear leaves behind Echoes as it travels that explode, dealing [X] damage|
|Deathspeaker’s Pendant||Amulet||+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%|
|Greaves of the Empty Tomb||Boots||+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|
|Howl From Below||Gloves||+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%]|
|Ring of Mendeln||Ring||+Cold Resistance|
+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|
Best Necromancer Unique Items – Tier List
Here are the best Necromancer Unique Items, ranked:
- S-Rank – Black River, Blood Artisan’s Cuirass
- A-Rank – Death’s Visage, Howl From Below
- B-Rank – Bloodless Scream, Greaves of the Empty Tomb
- C-Rank – Deathseeker’s Pendant, Ring of Medeln
- 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.
- 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 focussed 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.
- 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 Medeln
- Strengths: Boosts Minions damage, health, and attack speed
- Weaknesses: Minions are not a good option for the endgame
The Ring of Medeln gives a decent damage boost to your Minions, which is great for early on in Diablo 4.
Unfortunately, Minions are currently not viable for the endgame, and the Ring of Medeln 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 in Diablo 4
To get Unique Items to drop, you’ll need to play on either World Tier 3 or World Tier 4 difficulty.
You need to complete the Fallen Temple Capstone Dungeon in the Dry Steppes Region while playing in World Tier 3 to access World Tier 4 (Torment).
For World Tier 3, you need to complete the campaign and complete the Capstone Dungeon at the Cathedral of Light.
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. You need to play through the game and hope they drop.
Here are some ways of increasing your chances of getting Unique Items to drop 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!