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Rathma's Unholy Army GR100+ (Pets are Great again!)

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Skills

  • Bone Spikes Sudden Impact
  • Skeletal Mage Singularity
  • Blood Rush Potency
  • Command Skeletons Dark Mending
  • Decrepify Borrowed Time
  • Simulacrum Reservoir
  • Swift Harvesting
  • Extended Servitude
  • Overwhelming Essence
  • Grisly Tribute

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  • Legendary Gems

    • Bane of the Trapped
    • Enforcer
    • Esoteric Alteration

Kanai's Cube

  • Reilena's Shadowhook
  • Tasker and Theo
  • Circle of Nailuj's Evol

You can switch rings vise-versa depending on which one has better stats. but Circle in Cube is almost always better since you need max Mage uptime.

I use Amethyst in Helm and RUBIES in gear slots for more armor. TOPAZ is good for dps of cause, but Blood Rush - Potency doubles armor.

Reaper's Wraps are not a bad choice if you don't have good APDs.


Important CHANGE 08/07/2017: With the upcoming change to 6pc Bonus (4 mages instead of 10 for full damage) Scythe of the Cycle can be used in the cube instead of Reilena! 60% more damage across the rift and almost identical damage with Simulacrum up! Borrowed Time rune for Decrepify instead of Dizzying Curse. Keep in mind this is simply an additional OPTION to choose from, and not mandatory!

Paragon Priorities

Core

Movement Speed
Maximum Resource
Primary Stat
Vitality

Offense

Critical Hit Chance
Critical Hit Damage
Cooldown Reduction
Attack Speed

Defense

Life
Armor
Life Regeneration
Resist All

Utility

Life on Hit
Resource Cost Reduction
Area Damage
Gold Find

Move speed-> max resouce

chc\chd->cdr>as

life->armor->regen>allres

life on hit->rcr->ad

Build Guide

Hello everyone!
Since i fell ill and could barely stream, i invested a lot of time in theorycrafting Necro builds and specifically Bones of Rathma.
The set itself has been nerfed and i almost lost hope that i could make it work. Luckily the working combination of skills and items is finally found.
I finally found a decent way to make the build relatively tanky in density as well as output tremendous amount of damage and refill essence steadily.
I am pretty sure the build will be copied fast and spread all over the internet, but this is no big deal, since i want everyone to have fun, we are here for it! Make PETS GREAT AGAIN!
Potential is clearly there, especially for single target. Might be even an RG killer. I easily see this going higher than GR100 based on damage output. Imagine something like 5 million sheet damage instead of 1,9.
It's also very sad that there is no space for Army of the Dead here. I tried to fit it and even made to GR80 with it but then toughness and damage problems emerged. And Mages simply do more damage. Revive is also not great at all.
UPDATE 02/07/2017: Added GR87 Clear
UPDATE 03/07/2017: Switched Bone Armor to Blood Rush - Potency
UPDATE 04/07/2017: GR92 done with 1,9m dps and Finalized Video Guide uploaded :)
UPDATE 06/07/2017: GR93 cleared with 1,9m dps and done for now!
Important CHANGE 08/07/2017: With the upcoming change to 6pc Bonus (4 mages instead of 10 for full damage) Scythe of the Cycle can be used in the cube instead of Reilena! 60% more damage across the rift and almost identical damage with Simulacrum up! Borrowed Time rune for Decrepify instead of Dizzying Curse. Keep in mind this is simply an additional OPTION to choose from, and not mandatory!
HERE IS THE VIDEO for V 1.1 UPDATE:

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My stats for GR92 Clear:
How does it work in general?
1) Skeletal Mages get dramatic buffs through multipliers, essence, simulacrum uptime and Singularity rune. They kill everything here.
No need to have 100% uptime of mages. Have your damage reduction up, find a juicy elite pack. Pop Simulacrum. Start producing mages. Command Skellies on elite. IT'S DEAD.
2) Scythe of the Cycle is a flat 300% increase of base Mages rune. Reilena's Shadowhook damage buff is almost identical when Simulacrum is up, but far behind when it's on cooldown (155% vs. 300%). Reilena also generates an extra Essence for Bone Spikes which is quite essential. It's up to you to decide what you want to use. Do you want more mobility and armor or more damage but less essence generation and no mobility? Just choose which style fits you better and is less frustrating.
How to survive?

1) Blood Rush - Potency doubles your Armor, it appears to be better than Bone Armor for a strange reason. Also boost mobility! Relocate often! (ONLY USABLE WITH REILENA!)

2) Unity is another 50% damage divided between Follower and you. (Fro groups use Concention of Elements)

3) Esoteric Alteration doubles sheet toughness.

4) If you die, wait till your skeletons get you 50% damage reduction of 4pc.

5) Ancient Parthan Defenders give you another layer of toughness in density cause you constantly

6) Cast Decrepify all the time to get damage reduction of the Dayntee's belt and CDR. You have to recast it a lot since you kill mobs all the time as well.

7) Get life on hit somewhere (Bracers preferred, or a ring), this will heal you through Grizly Tribute passive. Also Life Regen is good for Bone Armor - Flesh Sustained.

Useful stats:

1) Skeletal Mage rolls on Boots and on Helm.

2) CDR is very good to have for Simulacrum, also armor OR life.

3) Try to get essense on Weapon as well as put points in paragon. Reilena's Shadowhook buffs your damage based on your max essence. Simulacrum doubles that, and makes Mages very powerful, so higher essence = crazy damage.

4) Skeletons can be Dark Mending, Enforcer or Freezing Grasp, Freezing Grasp is very good for proccing Krysbin's ring.

5) Bone Armor - Dislocation is good for stuns and Krysbin procs. Also it gives 30% damage reduction. (ONLY USABLE WITH SCYTHE OF THE CYCLE!)

Useful Passives:

1) Swift Harvesting is very good for faster Essence recovery and massive stuns as well.

2) Blood is Power is a cheap 20% cdr (helps refresh Bone Arrmor and Simulacrum).

3) Spreading Malediction is good to potential 20% more damage

If you use Cycle, then drop Overwhelming Essence for Blood is Power or Spreading Malediction.

Group Play:

Considering massive amount of single target damage the build has potential for RG killer. RG and Elites pop in seconds under Simulacrum and 10 mages. For Group Play i would recommend using Convention of the Elements and Bane of the Stricken instead of Unity with Esoteric.

Thank you!
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