skills, and a stat point distribution, pros and cons for the Diablo 2 Ultimancer build
The Ultimancer (or Amplify Damage Necro) is a special kind of Necromancer build. It takes advantage of a specific combo that is often referred to as the Ultimate Combo. Using this combination of skills, an Ultimancer can slay the toughest monsters within seconds, especially in Hell mode.
In order to perform the Ultimate Combo, you will need the help of your summons and your mercenary. Your minion will act as tanks to distract the enemies while keeping you alive. Your hireling will deal most damage until the first corpse is produced. Then you can cast Corpse Explosion on corpses until all enemies are down.
To perform the Ultimate Combo follow the steps below:
The primary skills of the build you need to max out are:
You have to place a point into the following skills as well:
Spend the rest of your points on Dim Vision, Golem Mastery or any skill of your preference.
There is a version of the build that invests points only in Vitality and equips low-level items in combination with resistances charms.
Some players follow the same path for stats as the Summonmancer:
Strength: Spend a few points so you can equip your strongest items.
Dexterity: Invest points unlit you have max block while using the Homunculus.
Vitality: Spend every point left in your life pool. It’s important to sustain some damage until you perform the full combo.
Energy: Don’t waste even a single point in your mana pool
For being able to effectively cast your Ultimate Combo, you will need an Act 2 Nightmare offensive mercenary. The Might Aura will help your team slay the first enemy and then maximize your damage.
Your hireling’s gear: