Pestilence/Corpse Lance 4 Man Group Meta RGK

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  • Grim Scythe Cursed Scythe
  • Devour Satiated
  • Corpse Lance Brittle Touch
  • Blood Rush Molting
  • Land of the Dead Frozen Lands
  • Simulacrum Reservoir
  • Eternal Torment
  • Stand Alone
  • Final Service
  • Overwhelming Essence


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  • Legendary Gems

    • Bane of the Trapped
    • Bane of the Stricken
    • Zei's Stone of Vengeance

Kanai's Cube

  • Reilena's Shadowhook
  • Corpsewhisper Pauldrons
  • Convention of Elements

I made a diablofans build, because of how few and far between finding accurate information for this build is. This is an in-depth discussion on how to properly gear this build and how to use it to maximum efficiency in 4 man group play.

Attack speed rolls matter the most. The whole point of this build it to get to the 2.00+ attack speed breakpoint for corpse lance and devour frame rate breakpoints. This means that you need a perfect 7 attack speed on everything that can possibly roll attack speed except ONE item can be 6%, anything lower than this will take you to the 1.72 attack speed break point which is a significant dps decrease since you will consuming 3 corpses per second instead of 4 corpses per second and increasing your frames per attack from 5 to 6/

Weapon is actually: IAS>Essence>%Damage>Cooldown , if you are missing something that isn't IAS or Essence...INT is fine.

Type of Offhand doesn't matter, use the best one you have with the stats required. Offhand is actually Essence>Corpse Lance = CDR > Elite Damage.

Equipped ring doesn't matter, Krysbin's rolls with IAS making it a lot easier. Secondary matters the most on these rings. I wouldn't use anything below 196 on COE or 98 on Krysbin's. Damage can replace Cooldown if you have a great ring with damage.

On the idea of how much cooldown you need:

You can only really pop in 12 second intervals due to COE rotations. The two intervals you want to aim for using your cooldowns on the rift guardian are 60 seconds and 72 seconds intervals.

50% cooldown will allow you to pop every 60 seconds to achieve this you need cooldown on every piece of gear, but if you are missing cooldown on one ring/offhand, you will be able to pop every 61 seconds which if you pop exactly 2 seconds into your physical cycle, you can achieve 3 great pops in a row. I wouldn't recommend attempting to achieve this with less CDR unless you think you can two cycle the boss, in that case if you have perfect cdr on everything, you can take off CDR from the weapon and be able to use cooldowns a little more then every 62 seconds allowing for two great pops.

For the 72 second interval, you need 40% or more CDR combined. This means if you have 10% on your weapon, you can be missing 3 pieces of CDR entirely and still achieve this. Missing CDR on weapon +2 would give you a cooldown of 74 seconds allowing once again only two solid pops without missing a 12 second cycle.

Paragon Priorities


Maximum Resource
Movement Speed
Primary Stat


Attack Speed
Cooldown Reduction
Critical Hit Damage
Critical Hit Chance


Resist All
Life Regeneration


Life on Hit
Resource Cost Reduction
Gold Find
Area Damage

Don't actually use Area damage.

Build Guide

Gameplay is actually quite simple.

When Land of the Dead and Simulacrum are available and you are at the start of your poison cycle or the very end of your physical, port away to at least 40 yards away from the eilte/rift guardian. For rift guardians, tell your support and wd 10 seconds before you will do this to stop attacking. Cast Sim into Land and spam devour and corpse lance targeted on the elite/rg you wish to kill. when your cooldowns are down, you should be spamming grim scythe and blood rush inside the pack of monsters to spread additional corpses and curses and you should also be necro-barbing when required.