Pure Physical Skeleton Necromancer

By | September 9th, 2020 | Categories: Summoners Builds

A Pure Physical Skeleton Necromancer build isn’t common, but this one exception works exceptionally well as this particular build is able to make it work. Aside from the fact that it’s effective, it’s also easy to make. So if you’re looking for a no-frills PoE build that gets the job done, you’ve come to the right place!


  • Affordable gear
  •  Easy to build
  • High DPS
  • Straightforward


  • has difficulty running physical reflect maps
  • not for those looking for engaging, complex builds

Passive Skill Tree

Here’s the Passive Skill Tree.

Skill Gem Setup

  • Core Skill: Vaal Summon Skeletons – Brutality – Minion Damage – Melee Physical Damage -Feeding Frenzy – Melee Splash
  • Other Summons:
    • Helm: Summon Carrion Golem – Maim – Feeding Frenzy – Brutality
    • Wand: Raise Spectre – Blood Magic – Meat Shield
    • Zombies: Raise Zombie – Meat Shield – Minion Life – Fortify
  • Movement/Utility: Flame Dash, Convocation, Desecrate, and Flesh Offering


  • Weapons: Any Rare convoking wand with +1 to level of skill gems, minion skill gems, and increased minion damage, cast speed, and attack speed
  • Helm: Any Rare helm with bonuses to damage, +1 minion skill gem level, strength, life, elemental resistance, and +1 to number of skeletons and zombies
  • Body: Any Rare armor with bonus +1 level to skill gems, elemental and chaos resistance, life, life regen, and mana
  • Gloves: Any Rare gloves with bonuses to strength, armor, life, elemental resistance, minion damage
  • Belt: Any Rare Stygian Vise with bonuses to armor, life, mana, and elemental resistances
  • Abyssal Jewel: increased minion damage, minion chaos resistance and life regen
  • Boots: Any Rare boots with bonuses to necessary attributes, life, elemental resistances, and movement speed
  • Accessories:
    • Any Rare rings with bonuses to life, elemental resistances, and minion movement speed
    • Any Rare amulet with bonuses to necessary attributes, elemental resistances, mana, and +1 to level of Intelligence skill gems
  • Jewels:
    • 3 To Dust (Unique) for maim immunity, skeleton damage, attack speed, and cast speed; minion damage
    • Rare Eye Jewel with bonuses to minion damage, minion attacks have both chance to blind and taunt
  • Flasks:
    • Surgeon’s Mana Flask of Heat for mana recovery and chill/freeze removal/immunity
    • Divine Like Flask of Dousing for life recovery and ignite removal/immunity
    • Basalt Flask of Warding for damage reduction and reflection and curse removal/immunity
    • Quicksilver Flask of Iron Skin for increased movement speed and armor
    • Perpetual Granite Flask of Iron Skin for +3000 armor and 75% increased armor

Simplicity is beauty. For the Pure Physical Skeleton Necromancer though, it’s also about strength. Do yourself a favor and try it out. You’ll be convinced if you haven’t yet!

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