In this Solo Necromancer Build I am going to try to set this up differently and give you item loadouts that you can play not only at high CP levels, but item sets you can go for at level 3, level 25, and level 50. That way you are guided through the build from level 3. I think a lot of times players don’t know what to do in the beginning stages of builds and so I want to try to alleviate that by giving you beginner setups to work towards and then have the full set up that will really make this build shine.

Furthermore, as a Necromancer, this class tends to be more on the advanced side. But in this build I formulated the simplest rotation I could, that is easy to follow, and that doesn’t require you to use a mythic item. The Necromancer as a whole is a powerhouse, and this invincible solo build will help you solo anything!



Necromancers are some of my favorite classes in the game. The animations are amazing, they have stupid powerful skills and passives, and you can really utilize a lot of their class skills. This Solo Necromancer build is no different, and we are going to try to play on the strong suits of aoe damage passives we have, and use the elements we have to our disposal to with the necromancer skills. AOE burst damage will be our strong suit. We also have a nice pull that will grab enemies and group them up for us with the “Beckoning Armor” skill.


The reason I love orcs are that for this build you are going to get increased weapon and spell damage, decrease in sprint cost, and a speed boost. You are also going to get a max stamina boost as well, and the unflinching rage passive will heal us which is great for solo play.


Dubious is such a great food buff for this class and build because it gives us that max health, max stamina, and some stamina recovery which is what we need. You can always use Longfin Pasty with Melon Sauce if you would like to as well.

dubious camoran throne


I usually just use tri-stat potions because the gem crates you get from ZOS and the daily rewards give millions of them.


We have 64 points into Stamina, which gives us around 31.8k Max Stamina. When you are leveling this character all you have to do is dump points into stamina, it’s that simple

stats for the solo necromancer


For the Solo Necromancer Build, we are using the thief mundus stone for that boost in spell critical. However you can use the lover stone to get more penetration, since this is a solo build. You can also use the shadow for increase critical damage.


You want to aim for these skills, but the order you slot them is totally a personal preference.


Wrecking BlowRuinous ScytheCamouflaged HunterStampedeBlighted BlastbonesPestilent Colossus


Arrow BarrageRazor CaltropsSpirit GuardianBeckoning ArmorAvid BoneyardRavenous Goliath

Front bar

Wrecking Blow – 2h Line – Our main single target spammable. This will give our light attacks a boost as well, by 40 percent for 3 seconds, and it’s crucial when we get to the rotation.

Ruinous Scythe – Bone Tyrant Line – This will heal us in a conal attack, so just use this to clear mobs and heal back health.

Camouflaged Hunter – Fighters Guild Line – This is just on our bar as a slottable skill. This gives us a passive boost of Major Savagery and Prophecy which increases our weapon and spell critical ratings.

Stampede – 2h Line – This is our main AOE spammable and ways to clear mobs very fast and get out of trouble. You will use this a lot to clear mobs.

Blighted Blastbones – Grave Lord Line – This is going to do tons of damage in a AOE setting or the enemies that are around where it explodes. This is your main spammable that we will talk about how to use, in the rotation.

Colossus (Ultimate) – Grave Lord Line – This is a powerhouse ultimate and one of the best ones in the game. This will inflict Minor Vulnerability which will have the target take more damage. This thing wrecks mobs and bosses.

Back Bar

Arrow Barrage – Bow Line – This is going to do a ton of physical damage over time which damage over time is a key strength of the Necromancer.

Razor Caltrops – PvP Assault Line – This is a great damage overtime that applies major breach which is an amazing debuff on the enemies. It will also slow them.

Spirit Guardian – Living Death – This is going to heal us over time but the big thing is it takes 10 percent of the damage away from us essentially. The next big thing is it creates a corpse which is big for necromancer.

Beckoning Armor – Bone Tyrant Line – I love this skill because what it does is while it is active it pulls enemies to you that hit you from range. This is nice for grouping enemies up. It also gives major resolve which is so nice for buffing yourself.

Avid Boneyard – Grave Lord Line -This thing hits like a truck, and gives a synergy that you can activate that will do even more damage. It also does 50 percent more damage if it consumes a corpse on cast.

Ravenous Goliath (Ultimate) – This is an ultimate that you use in your “oh crap” moments when you don’t want to die.

Progression of Skills from level 3 to 50:  

You can slot the first skill on your front bar from each necromancer skill line. Also slot a bow skill on there, and a 2h skill. This will level up all your lines accordingly. Slot the skills that you need for the build when they are unlocked.

For the Fighter’s Guild, just run dolmens in Alik’r and you will have level 10 in no time.

For PvP, there is a quest in the description of the video that explains how to get to level 3 in the PvP lines at level 10, in 15 minutes. After you do that just do battlegrounds until caltrops are unlocked.


The Solo Necromancer Build utilizes these passives. As you get more skills points feel free to put more points into other things. But These passives are crucial to helping you really increase your effectiveness. All of the Necromancer Passives are just insane.

Class: All Class Passives, the Necromancer passives are fantastic.

Weapon: All 2H and Bow passives.

Armor: All Medium Armor , then go for light and heavy after that

Racial: All Racial passives.

Guild: All undaunted passives and fighter’s guild passives.

Craft: Medicinal Use from the Alchemy tree.


These armor sets are the endgame/end build armor sets to go for. I will give a progression below that you can follow from level 3 to CP 160. But all these armor sets should be easy to get.


On the head and shoulder we have Slimecraw, which is from Veteran Wayrest Sewers Dungeon. This is in the base game but that helmet is going to give us critical chance, and minor berserk at all times, which increases our damage done by 5 percent.


On the body pieces we are wearing Briarheart. This is farmable in the Wrothgar overland zone, or you can buy it on guild traders. This is going to give us critical chance x2, max stamina, and when we deal critical damage it will increase our weapon and spell damage, and when the effect is active we heal every time we do a critical strike. The amazing thing is this set will synergize well with our stampede skill. The reason it will is because stampede always does critical damage. That means that you always heal when you use stampede.

Vicious Serpent

The jewelry and 2h weapon we are using is Vicious Serpent from the Craglorn Trials. These are the easiest trials in the game, but this will give us critical chance, minor slayer, which increases our damage to arena, trial, and dungeon monsters by 5 percent. But the most amazing part of this set is it will reduce the cost of our stamina abilities by 8 percent and when we kill an enemy we will restore stamina, and get major expedition which makes us a very fast person.


The last item set is a bow of agility, since this is very easy to obtain from random dungeons, imperial city, or on guild traders. This can be switched out for maelstrom weapons if you would like.

HeadSlimecrawMediumDivinesMax Stamina
ShouldersSlimecrawMediumDivinesMax Stamina
ChestBriarheartMediumDivinesMax Stamina
WaistBriarheartMediumDivinesMax Stamina
ShoesBriarheartMediumDivinesMax Stamina
GlovesBriarheartMediumDivinesMax Stamina
PantsBriarheartMediumDivinesMax Stamina
NecklaceVicious SerpentJewelryRobustStamina Recovery
Ring 1Vicious SerpentJewelryRobustStamina Recovery
Ring 2Vicious SerpentJewelryRobustStamina Recovery
Weapon 1Vicious Serpent2h/Battle-axePreciseAbsorb Stamina Enchant
Weapon 2AgilityBowPreciseAbsorb Stamina Enchant

Slimecraw – Vet Wayrest Sewers I

Briarheart – Wrothgar Overland

Vicious Serpent – Craglorn Trials

Agility – Imperial city, random dungeons, or guild traders

Alternate Item Set Build with Ring of the Pale Order 

1x piece Slimecraw

5x piece Briarheart

5x piece Vicious Serpent

Ring of the pale order

Armor Set Progression from level 3 to CP 160

Level 3 – (Hunding’s Rage) (Twilight’s Embrace) – Crafted sets
Level 25 – (Viper’s Sting) – Fungal Grotto 1 Dungeon (Leviathan) – Crypt of Hearts Dungeon (Venomous Smite) – Overland — (Hunding’s Rage) (Twilight’s Embrace) — Alternative
Level 50 – You should be able to craft yourself Hunding’s Rage and Twilight’s Embrace
Level 160 CP – You should be able to craft yourself Hunding’s Rage and Twilight’s Embrace. Once you do that you can farm Briarheart in Wrothgar, switch Twilight’s out for that. Then you can go into a Craglorn Trial and farm Vicious Serpent. Switch that with Hunding’s Rage. Then go and get Slimecraw’s helm from Veteran Wayrest Sewer’s 1.



Moving your mouse over the stars in the CP screen will give you more info of what it does. If you don’t have many skill points, don’t worry, just pick what you can and how much you can. Only the slottable ones are listed, the rest is up to your preference.

  • Fighting Finesse (Slot)
  • Reaving Blows(Slot)
  • Untamed Aggression (Slot)
  • Thaumaturge (Slot)

You can put other points into other non-slottable CP stars and the ones you need to get the slottable ones.


  • Bloody Renewal (Slot)
  • Rejuvenation (Slot)
  • Survival Instincts (Slot)
  • Sustained by Suffering (Slot)

The rest of the points put into what you want in the red tree and the ones you need to get the slottables.


This tree is kind of open to anything, just pick what you like, it doesn’t matter for combat. If you want suggestions, I would say Liquid Efficiency, Rationer and Treasure Hunter are always a good choice.


The rotation for the Solo Necromancer Build is as simple as I could get it for you all –

Beckoning Armor > Spirit Guardian > Arrow Barrage > Caltrops > Avid Boneyard > Switch Bars

make sure to light attack between skills

Stampede > (Avid Boneyard Synergy) > Wrecking Blow > Light Attack > Blast bones > Light Attack > Wrecking Blow > switch bars

Re-apply your damage over times and buffs when needed. When you are in a bind you can use ruinous scythe to heal. But Solo rotations aren’t as set in stone because you have to move around, do mechanics and heal yourself. Use this as a guideline and go out there and wreak havoc!






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