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The Explosive Creation build deals damage throughout and upon the creation, life, and death of animated minions. This build takes advantage of Spawning Power's ability to affect minion creation as well as spirits.

Attributes and Skills[]

RitualistNecromancerRitualist / Necromancer Attribute Rank
Spawning Power 12 + 1 + 3
Death Magic 12
Rotting Flesh.jpg

Rotting Flesh

Animate Bone Minions.jpg

Animate Bone Minions

Animate Flesh Golem.jpg

Animate Flesh Golem

Death Nova.jpg

Death Nova

Signet of Creation.jpg

Signet of Creation

Boon of Creation.jpg

Boon of Creation

Explosive Growth.jpg

Explosive Growth

Blood of the Master.jpg

Blood of the Master

Equipment[]

Usage[]

  • Use Rotting Flesh to start spreading damage if you do not have minions or when there are no corpses.
  • Keep Boon of Creation and Explosive Growth up when creating minions.
  • Create a Flesh Golem when you do not have one.
  • Create Bone Minions when you already have a Flesh Golem. This doubles the Explosive Growth damage and provides two targets for Death Nova. With Boon of Creation, this skill almost entirely recovers its energy cost upon successful cast.
  • In PvE, if you still have minions before a battle, activate Signet of Creation, cast Death Nova on all of them, and rush them into battle, preferably near a large group of enemies. The Signet should keep most or all of them alive to attack your foes for up to 30 seconds, and then kills them all simultaneously, activating Death Nova's explosions.
  • Use Blood of the Master to keep minions alive between battles.

Check General minion mastery guide for an in depth discussion of minion usage.

Counters[]

  • Remove the enchantments upon which the build depends.
  • Exploit the corpses with faster-casting Necromancer skills.
  • Use Smiting Prayers, which double damage against undead creatures.
  • Use high-level magical Area of Effect damage against the low-level minions before they come into Death Nova range.

Variants[]

Nightfall Variations[]

Boon of Creation.jpg

Boon of Creation

Explosive Growth.jpg

Explosive Growth

Spirit's Gift.jpg

Spirit's Gift

Putrid Flesh.jpg

Putrid Flesh

Animate Bone Minions.jpg

Animate Bone Minions

Death Nova.jpg

Death Nova

Reclaim Essence.jpg

Reclaim Essence

Optional

Optional

Boon of Creation.jpg

Boon of Creation

Explosive Growth.jpg

Explosive Growth

Spirit's Gift.jpg

Spirit's Gift

Putrid Flesh.jpg

Putrid Flesh

Animate Bone Minions.jpg

Animate Bone Minions

Death Nova.jpg

Death Nova

Jagged Bones.jpg

Jagged Bones

Optional

Optional

  • Swap out Blood of the Master for Spirit's Gift and Rotting Flesh for Putrid Flesh, for disease/degen on your foes and healing/condition removal for your minions.
  • Swap out Flesh Golem for Reclaim Essence for superior Energy management or areas with heavy Enchantment removal. Or, Jagged Bones makes every allied minion an "exploitable corpse", ensuring an infinite source of bomb material, another activation of Explosive Growth, and another source of degen via Bleeding.

Credits[]

Original author: 199.46.200.232
Additional contributors: Verena, Tetris L, BarGamer, 70.80.162.116, Jill Bioskop X, BrianG, Rapta, Krowman, Coloneh, Eudas, Thervold, Fyrenbot, Ocelot never, Honorable Sarah, ST47, Barek, 69.244.68.62, 70.226.8.65, Skuld, 217.155.35.150, DaveK, Xeeron, Nilles, Edim Chinobe, 199.46.199.232, 199.46.200.234, Delia Rashesh

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