Diablo 4 Best Necromancer Endgame Builds: Exploding Shadow Mist

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Diablo 4 Best Necromancer Endgame Builds: Exploding Shadow Mist

When players have finished the main story in Diablo 4, they can employ the Exploding Shadow Mist build, one of Diablo 4 best Necromancer endgame builds. We made the decision to offer you some guidance on Diablo 4 best Necromancer leveling build and will now do the same for the best endgame builds. We will go into great detail about each of them in separate articles because there are so many options and the ideal one depends on your playing style. After analyzing the Bone Spear build, let's talk about the Exploding Shadow Mist Necromancer build for Diablo 4 in this article.

Exploding Shadow Mist Necromancer build explained

The Exploding Shadow Mist Necromancer build is the best to be able to face and finish Tier 100 Nightmare dungeons that are present in the game. However, before you can build this build, it is very important that you know that it is a gear-sensitive build, which means that it only supports a limited number of items to function properly. But fear not, we'll walk you through building the perfect Exploding Shadow Mist build step-by-step.

In order to use this build, first of all, you must have the Howl from Below gloves, as well as make use of a series of modifiers that we will list in detail later. It is possible to use the Exploding Shadow Mist build without making use of the aforementioned gloves, but it is not congenial since we will be making use of the Corpse Explosion skill which needs the enemies to be underneath the enemies and this operation is facilitated by the use of these gloves which allow to throw the corpses as far as possible.

It should be obvious by this point that paying close attention to skills is one of the most crucial aspects of creating a build. Because there are so many skills that may be applied to a class in Diablo 4, it's important to carefully select the ones that best fit the build you want to create. The following abilities are suggested for use with the Diablo 4 Exploding Shadow Mist Necromancer build:

  • Reap
  • Enhanced Reap
  • Blight
  • Enhanced Blight
  • Paranormal Blight
  • Hewed Flesh Level 3
  • Corpse Explosion
  • Enhanced Corpse Explosion
  • Blighted Corpse Explosion
  • Blood Mist
  • Enhanced Blood Mist
  • Ghastly Blood Mist
  • Grim Harvest
  • Fueled by Death Level 3
  • Death’s Embrace Level 3
  • Amplify Damage Level 3
  • Decrepify
  • Enhanced Decrepify
  • Abhorrent Decrepify
  • Corpse Tendrils
  • Enhanced Corpse Tendrils
  • Plagued Corpse Tendrils
  • Reaper’s Pursuit Level 3
  • Crippling Darkness
  • Gloom Level 3
  • Terror Level 3
  • Bone Storm
  • Prime Bone Storm
  • Supreme Bone Storm
  • Stand Alone Level 3
  • Memento Mori
  • Shadowblight

In order for your Exploding Shadow Mist Necromancer build to be effective and efficient, the skills mentioned above are the primary ones that you absolutely must acquire. Nevertheless, there are still several others that we advise unlocking anyway:

  • Corpse Explosion Level 5
  • Blood Mist Level 5
  • Memento Mori Level 3

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Once your character achieves level 50, you can enter the Paragon progression system, giving you access to a multitude of skills for the Exploding Shadow Mist build. We recommend that you give Normal and Magic Nodes primacy in terms of stats like Damage, Intelligence, Resistance, and Life. The range of the Ghyphs expands as you level up. As a result, we advise against allocating more nodes if you are unable to achieve the requirements. If you don't have the proper Glyph, on the other hand, you can equip whatever Glyph you like until you do.

The Starting Board is fairly simple: we want all Magic nodes to be in the final position, excluding that resistance node on the left. When the Territorial Glyph is high enough level to achieve that, you should concentrate on collecting the Rare nodes and only take the additional pathing necessary to complete the desired characteristics required to receive the Additional Bonus modifier from the Territorial Glyph. If they don't serve that goal, any additional attribute nodes should be ignored.

The Wither board ought to come in second. Grab the socket and insert the Scourge Glyph first, that is what we want to do here. Similar to our starting board, we will only accept additional qualities if they fall inside the radius and can meet the Glyph's Additional Bonus criterion. Rushing the Wither Legendary Node is what we should do first before moving north.

Flesh-Eater is the third board in our lineup. The Legendary node is where we want to rush. You will proceed to the socket and insert the Control Glyph once that is accomplished. The same advice applies as always: don't take the extra qualities unless the Glyph level is high enough to cover the necessary attributes within range. Next, we go on to the fourth and final board, skipping the Rare and Magic nodes in the top left corner and saving them for our final paragon points instead because it is more crucial to move south.

Scent of Death is the fourth and final board. This board is a little different from our previous ones in that we will hurry to the socket and insert a Darkness Glyph first. As usual, we will only accept the additional qualities if the Glyph level permits for them within its radius. However, by hastily rushing to the socket in that way, you are now pathing “incorrectly.” To fix this, proceed directly to the Legendary node and then connect your pathing up north. This will allow you to delete the 5 points you used to hastily hurry to the socket without risk. Once this is finished, you will acquire the remaining Magic and Rare nodes in addition to filling out any characteristics nodes on your boards.

diablo 4 necromancer paragon board

The Diablo 4 Exploding Shadow Mist Necromancer build is mostly based on Lucky Hits. Since how you play depends on what level you are and what equipment you have, there are several precautions to keep in mind before diving headlong into battle. For this reason, we have decided to develop different strategies to follow based on how your character is.

First of all, when you are at the beginning of the endgame and therefore the enemies are not yet able to kill you with one hit, we recommend using the Decrepify skill. If you're taking too much damage, you can also consider using the Blood Mist ability, if not, use these abilities in this exact order: Bone Storm, Blight, and Corpse Tendrils. If you haven't used the Blood Mist ability, do so now.

This type of approach is very useful in case you find yourself surrounded by enemies. For this reason, if you encounter small groups of enemies during the dungeon you are exploring, we advise you to follow them until you meet other enemies and only then use the method we have indicated. It must be said, however, that this Exploding Shadow Mist build is not very suitable for killing individual targets, but still, the way to approach them is much simpler than the one described previously. You can simply make use of the Corpse Explosion ability and continuously move around the target until it is dead.

When you get to a more advanced level of the endgame, it will be necessary to use another type of strategy to kill enemies with your Exploding Shadow Mist build. Contrary to what one might think, this strategy is simpler than the one explained above, even if the enemies are much more lethal. What you need to do is make sure you have your Decrepify ability active all the time and then abuse the Blood Mist ability whenever you get the chance.

There are a few unique items we can use because we are only interested in getting as much as Lucky Hit Chance and Cooldown Reduction modifiers as we can. The stats to watch out for are as follows:

  • 1H Wand
    • + Vulnerable Damage
    • + Critical Strike Damage
    • + Intelligence
  • Focus (Offhand)
    • + Lucky Hit Chance
    • + Cooldown Reduction
  • Helm
    • + Cooldown Reduction
  • Chest
    • + Armor
  • Pants
    • + Ranks of Corpse Explosion
  • Boots
    • + Movement Speed
    • + Movement Speed for X Seconds After Killing an Elite
  • Amulet
    • + Cooldown Reduction
    • + Movement Speed
  • Ring
    • + Lucky Hit Chance
    • + Life

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If you want your Diablo 4 Exploding Shadow Mist Necromancer build to function effectively, Legendary Aspects is another crucial factor to take into account. In order for your Exploding Shadow Mist Necromancer build to function properly, we have chosen to compile a list of all the Aspects you will need to use. The whole list is provided below:

  • Helm
    • Aspect of Explosive Mist (Blood Mist triggers Corpse Explosion on surrounding Corpses. When Blood Mist detonates a Corpse, its Cooldown is reduced by 0.2-0.5 seconds)
  • Chest
    • Aspect of Disobedience (You gain 0.25-0.5% increased Armor for 4 seconds when you deal any form of damage, stacking up to 25-50%)
  • Pants
    • Aspect of Shielding Storm (Each time that Bone Storm damages an enemy, gain a Barrier equal to 2-5% of your Base Life for 10 seconds)
  • Boots
    • Ghostwalker Aspect (While Unstoppable and for 4 seconds after, you gain 10-25% increased Movement Speed and can move freely through enemies)
  • Weapon
    • Conceited Aspect (Deal 15-25% increased damage while you have a Barrier active)
  • Amulet
    • Blighted Aspect (You deal 50-120% increased damage for 6 seconds after the Shadowblight Key Passive damages enemies 10 times)
  • Ring
    • Blood-soaked Aspect (Blood Mist leaves a trail that lasts for 4 seconds and deals X Shadow damage per second to enemies who stand in it. Your Movement Speed is no longer reduced while Blood Mist is active)
  • Ring
    • Aspect of Ultimate Shadow (Bone Storm and Blood Wave are also Darkness Skills, deal Shadow damage, and gain additional effects: Enemies damaged by Bone Storm take X Shadow Damage over 2 seconds. Blood Wave desecrates the ground it travels over, dealing X Shadow damage over 4 seconds)
  • Offhand
    • Aspect of Decay (Each time the Shadowblight Key Passive deals damage to enemies, it increases the next Shadowblight’s damage within 10 seconds by 20-40%, stacking up to 5 times)

To wrap off this guide, we will provide you with some recommendations for gems, elixirs, and potions that go well with the Exploding Shadow Mist build. To make elixirs and potions more potent and last longer, we suggest that you frequently visit the alchemist. We strongly urge you to rely on elixirs that raise your stats and give you additional experience points for 30 minutes, as well as the Weak Assault elixir, which raises your Attack Speed by 7%. For your Necromancer, however, we advise that you depend on the gems listed below:

  • Weapon: Amethyst for + Increased damage over time
  • Armor: Ruby for + Maximum Life
  • Jewelry: Skull to help increase our armor for more damage mitigation

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Diablo 4 Best Necromancer Endgame Builds: Exploding Shadow Mist
Diana D'Estefano
Diana has been a huge fan of video games since she was a child. She started her "career" with Nintendo and then moved on to other platforms as well. Although she is a big fan of horror games, she plays almost all genres fearlessly. She writes news, reviews, guides, and features about both AAA and indie games.