Unleash the power of the Blood Surge Necromancer, famously dubbed the “Bloodmancer,” and embark on an adventure like no other in Diablo 4. This exceptional build offers a formidable and unyielding character, capable of inflicting devastating damage. With an abundance of Life and Fortify at our disposal, the sheer might of Overpower amplifies exponentially, as it channels the combined strength of your vitality and resilience.
Crafted with the relentless power of Blood Surge, this creation thrives in obliterating hordes of adversaries and excelling in one-on-one encounters. Our fortifications are twofold: bolstering our colossal Life reservoir, while simultaneously siphoning vitality from our foes and harnessing the healing prowess of Blood Orbs. The malevolence of Decrepify shall curse our adversaries, diminishing their offensive might, and with the aid of Iron Maiden, we shall effortlessly replenish our Essence as we navigate the treacherous depths of nightmarish dungeons.
While it is possible to level up using this build, we highly suggest exploring the Necromancer Leveling guide for a seamless journey through the campaign prior to transitioning to this particular build.
Kindly be aware that the video guide serves the purpose of showcasing gameplay and providing an overview of build mechanics, rather than serving as an exact build guide. The written guide always remains the most current and precise version, as updating the video with new information is impracticable.
Skill Tree Points
The subsequent tables unveil the complete distribution of Skill Points for the Blood Surge Necromancer blueprint. The initial table encompasses the vital 48 points crucial for initiating the build. On the other hand, the second table encompasses the residual 10 points that come into play once you successfully acquire all Skill Points from Renown.
|Hemorrhage Level 5, Enhanced Hemorrhage, Initiate’s Hemorrhage
|Blood Surge Level 5, Enhanced Blood Surge, Paranormal Blood Surge, :Hewed Flesh Level 3
|Decrepify Level 1, Enhanced Decrepify, Abhorrent Decrepify, Death’s Embrace Level 3, Iron Maiden, Enhanced Iron Maiden, Abhorrent Iron Maiden, Amplify Damage Level 3
|Gruesome Mending, Coalesced Blood Level 3, Tides of Blood Level 3, Drain Vitality Level 3, Corpse Tendrils Level 3, Enhanced Corpse Tendrils, Plagued Corpse Tendrils
|Bone Storm, Prime Bone Storm, Supreme Bone Storm
|Remaining Renown Points
|Stand Alone Level 3, Memento Mori Level 3
|Unliving Energy, Imperfectly Balanced Level 3
Book of the Dead
The Blood Necromancer excels at enduring relentless enemy attacks, but relying on minions in this playstyle proves futile and leads to complications when attempting to unleash the power of Blood Surge. If enemies are spread across the screen, they tend to target the minions instead of approaching you. As a result, we must make the difficult decision to sacrifice them all.
The Paragon progression system unveils its true potential upon reaching level 50, offering an abundant reservoir of character prowess. Within the mystical Paragon Board, one can discover an array of bonuses, spanning from humble enhancements in the realm of Magic Nodes to the awe-inspiring might of Rare Glyphs and Legendary Nodes.
As you journey towards Glyph Sockets and Legendary Nodes, it is essential to prioritize Damage, Intelligence, Resistance, and Life for Normal and Magic Nodes. The radius of Glyphs expands as they are leveled up. Thus, if you are unable to meet the requirements for Additional Bonus at the beginning, it is advisable to delay allocating extra nodes. Additionally, it is worth noting that you may not have the desired Glyph when you reach your initial socket. In such instances, temporarily slotting in any Glyph that offers beneficial statistics can suffice until you acquire the appropriate one.
Behold! Presented before you are a collection of captivating visuals showcasing the enchanting pathways that shall guide your every step. These images shall reveal not only the sacred Glyphs’ elusive whereabouts but also the precise sequence in which you ought to embark upon the Paragon Boards, extending far beyond the confines of the inaugural Starting board.
Embarking on our journey, we shall embrace an abundance of Rare and Magic nodes on the Starting board, while reserving the socket slot for the Blood-drinker Glyph. If the radius of the Glyph expands sufficiently with its level, we shall acquire the additional Intelligence needed to unlock the bonus modifier. With this task accomplished, our path shall ascend towards the upper regions of the board.
The next challenge awaits us on the Bloodbath board, requiring a careful rotation to align with the image above. As we hastily progress towards the Legendary node, we won’t hesitate to collect any Rare/Magic nodes along the way. We maintain this approach as we ascend, reaching the socket slot where the Territorial Glyph will be inserted. If the radius permits, we’ll also grab the Dexterity and any extra nodes for an added bonus modifier. With that completed, we venture towards the right-hand side for our next board.
Embodied in Crimson is our third panel, distinct from its predecessors. Our primary objective shall revolve around acquiring the elusive Rare and Magic nodes, alongside the strategic placement of the Dominate Glyph within its designated socket. As customary, should the radius permit the procurement of the necessary Willpower, it is advisable to seize the supplementary advantage. Following the acquisition of these vital components, we shall procure the esteemed Legendary node, prior to embarking on the concluding journey towards the right-hand side of the final board.
The final board to consider is the Bone Graft, and although it may not be of legendary status, it offers the advantage of an additional socket for rare and magic nodes. It is advisable to prioritize acquiring the magic and rare nodes on the upper side before placing the Sacrificial Glyph in the socket. The marginal benefits gained from investing further in this board are not significant enough to warrant the extra resources.
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Mechanics and Playstyle
Gear Choice and Stat Priority
Emphasize maximizing the overall damage output of your weapon, for the greater it is, the more advantageous it becomes. Remember to consider the possibility that a 1-Handed weapon with higher Item Power might outperform a 2-Handed weapon when paired with an Off-hand or Shield, since Shields boost the effectiveness of your primary weapon by an impressive 80%!
Apart from this, keep an eye out for the following modifiers, without any specific sequence:
Aspects, Powers & Uniques
Our primary objective revolves around enhancing Blood Surge’s efficiency in clearing, followed by bolstering our defensive barriers to ensure our ability to withstand endgame boss encounters. Herein lies a compilation of the most exceptional Aspects discovered on Legendary Items, crucial for the Bloodmancer’s triumphant construction.
If the coveted Legendary drops elude you, fret not, for the mystical Codex of Power holds secrets to aid you. However, be aware that the effects of these extracted Aspects may be somewhat diminished. Seek out lower level Legendary Items and extract their potent Aspects, imbuing them into superior Rare Items adorned with your preferred stats. Astonishingly, this process does not demand any alterations to your skill-tree.
|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%.
|Aspect of Might
|Basic Skills grant 20% Damage Reduction for 2-6 seconds.
|Blood Surge‘s nova echoes again after a short delay, dealing 70-60% less damage.
|When hit while not Healthy, a magical bubble is summoned around you for 3-5 seconds. While standing in the bubble players are Immune. Can only occur once ever 90 seconds.
|Becoming injured while Crowd Controlled grants Unstoppable for 4 seconds. This effect has a 40-20 second cooldown.
|Aspect of Rathma’s Chosen
|Whenever your Blood Skills Overpower you gain 20-50% Attack Speed for 4 seconds.
|Aspect of Untimely Death
|Each percent of your Maximum Life you Heal beyond 100% grants you 0.5% bonus Overpower damage on your next Overpowering attack, up to a 20-60% bonus.
|Amulet (50% scaling)
|Your sacrifice bonuses are increased by 15-25%.
|Gain 10-20 of your Primary Resource for every 25% of your Life that you Heal.
|Critical Strikes with Core Skills increase your Attack Speed by 15-25% for 5 seconds.
Amidst a sea of ordinary possessions, one truly captivating treasure emerges – behold the Temerity! This remarkable artifact grants effortless entry into a realm of unwavering protection, enabling the wielder to wield the Conceited Aspect, an off-hand power that bestows a formidable 15-25% boost in damage while a Barrier stands strong.
Discover the ultimate collection of Gems to elegantly embed into your precious gear, meticulously curated for every slot type.
Elixirs and Health Potions
Embark on a thrilling journey and seek the Alchemist residing in Kyovashad to unlock a remarkable advantage in your endeavors. Unleash your creativity by concocting extraordinary Elixirs that will amplify your abilities and expedite your progression for a splendid duration of 30 minutes. Don’t forget to explore the lush landscapes and gather the essential ingredients from flourishing flora. Handpick an Elixir that aligns with your desires, empowering you with the utmost resilience. Alternatively, dare to experiment with the enticing Weak Assault Elixir, igniting your Attack Speed with an exhilarating surge of 7%.
Ascend to the realm of the Alchemist once you attain the milestones of Level 20, 30, 45, 60, 70, 80, and 90, in order to enhance your elixir. The infusion of additional rejuvenation holds the key to enduring existence.