Diablo 4 Season 1 Power of Blood Lance Spell Necromancer Build
Diablo 4's Blood Lance spell was once considered one of the weakest in the game, drawing widespread criticism from players. However, a secret technique was discovered that made it formidable, leading to server crashes. Blizzard intervened, making significant changes to balance the spell, but it has now fallen back into meme status.
- Playing the Build
- Maximizing Blood Lance Effectiveness
- Gearing Up for Blood Lance
- Aspects, Stat Priority, and Paragon Board
- Skill Tree and Keystone Passives
↖ Playing the Build
- AOE Dominance: Blood Lance excels in dealing area-of-effect (AOE) damage, annihilating hordes of enemies when combined with Blood Wave, Corpse Tendril, and Corpse Explosion.
- Burst Combos: build has fantastic burst potential, especially when pairing Bone Spirit with Blood Lance, making it ideal for melting bosses and elites.
- Versatility: While not the highest single-target damage build, this Blood Lance setup offers solid damage output and provides a fresh and enjoyable alternative to popular meta builds.
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↖ Maximizing Blood Lance Effectiveness
- Engage at Range: Start encounters with a devastating Blood Wave to hit multiple targets at a distance, softening them up for what's to come.
- Blood Lance Precision: Follow up with a calculated Blood Lance to ensure maximum effect and damage distribution. Prioritize different or high-priority targets for optimal impact.
- Corpse Tendril Control: Use Corpse Tendril to gather enemies together, creating a deadly cluster ripe for annihilation.
- Essence Management: Keep a close eye on your Essence. When it runs low, alternate between Blood Lances and Hemorrhage. Hemorrhage's Blood Orb passive will grant you additional Essence, or you can use Corpse Explosion from the other side of a wall to safely return to the fight with a replenished Essence pool.
- Blood Orb Synergy: Utilize your Blood Orbs strategically to activate all aspects of their power. This means not only healing and providing Fortify (if you have the Blood Drinker Glyph), but also reducing Ultimate cooldowns with the Fast Blood Aspect. Moreover, if you are at full health, the Potent Blood Aspect will reward you with Essence, empowering your relentless assault.
↖ Gearing Up for Blood Lance
- Defensive Stats: To survive in end-game nightmare dungeons, prioritize gear with damage reduction from close and distant sources, flat health, and other defensive stats.
- Unique Gear: Key pieces include the Katsumi's Corpse Headpiece, Blood Artisans Cuirass Chest, and Wind Strikers Boots, among others, which amplify the power of Blood Lance and generate blood orbs.
- Weapon Choice: The Gore Quills weapon is crucial, as it consumes blood orbs to deal extra damage and prioritize targeted unlanced enemies.
|Gear Slot||Priority 1||Priority 2||Priority 3||Priority 4|
|Helm||Max Life||Armor%||CDR||Lucky Hit with Barrier|
|Chest||Be Blood Artisan's Blood Cuirass||Get one cause big spirit boom||-||-|
|Hands||Lucky Hit Chance||Lucky Hit Regain Resource||Crit Strike||Ranks of Blood Lance|
|Legs||Be Temerity||Max Life||Armor %||Damage Reduction, Dodge Chance|
|Feet||Essence Cost Reduction||Movement Speed||Ranks of Bone Spirit (if Blood Artisan)||Damage Reduction while Injured, Dodge Chance|
|Amulet||Essence Cost Reduction||Ranks of Amplify Damage OR Macabre Skills OR Coalesced Blood OR Ranks of Death's Reach||Armor%||Movement Speed|
|Rings||Crit Strike Chance||Crit Strike DMG||Lucky Hit Chance||Vulnerable Damage|
|Wand||(For Lucky Hit) Crit Strike Damage||Vulnerable||Intelligence||Core Skill|
|Focus||(For CDR) Lucky Hit Chance||Crit Strike Chance||Lucky Hit Resource Regen||Essence Cost Reduction|
|Shield||(For people that like that stuff) Damage Reduction||Lucky Hit Restore Resource||CDR||More Damage Reduction|
↖ Aspects, Stat Priority, and Paragon Board
- Aspect Choices: Utilize aspects like Hungry Blood (additional Blood Lance cast), Legendary Aspect on Gloves (extra blood waves), and Potent Blood (essence gain from blood orbs) on jewelry.
- Stat Priorities: Aim for Critical Strike Chance, Critical Strike Damage, Lucky Hit Chance, and damage to distance for better performance.
- Paragon Board: Maximize damage reduction, increase health, and focus on enhancing the abilities that synergize well with the Blood Lance build.
↖ Skill Tree and Keystone Passives
- Skill Tree: Optimize Blood Lance by increasing its power, boosting essence generation, and enhancing its synergy with other abilities like Bone Spirit and Corpse Explosion.
- Keystone Passives: Take Rothma's Vigor for increased maximum life and damage, ensuring survivability during battles.
Though once considered weak, We innovative Blood Lance build demonstrates the untapped potential of seemingly unimpressive skills. By optimizing gear, aspects, stat priorities, and playing strategically, this build proves its worth in end-game nightmare dungeons.
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