Diablo 3 Necromancer Beta Updated With Bonuses And More

The Diablo III Necromancer closed beta test has been updated to include new bonuses and more.

A post on Diablo’s website covers some of the bonuses (see the official descriptions below), while you can see them in the image gallery immediately below, captured by GameSpot in the game.

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These come to the beta through an update to the 2.6.0 PTR patch, 2.6.0.45183. This update also makes changes to the Necromancer’s various skills and passives. It also fixes a problem with Decay Golem. Additionally, the PTR update adds Necromancer Set Dungeons to Adventure Mode and introduces a time limit to complete Set dungeons to 5 minutes.

If you have been selected for the Necromancer closed beta, this will show up on your Blizzard Account Management page. You can then select “Necromancer Beta Test” from the drop-down menu in the launcher to install and start playing. Additionally, you can copy over characters from your regular Diablo III account and bring them to the Necromancer beta test.

Full instructions for downloading the beta and copying characters can be found here. If you still need to sign up for the beta, you can do that right here.

Diablo III Necromancer Set Bonuses:

Class Sets

  • Bones of Rathma ([PH] Bone / Pet Set)
    • (2) Set Bonus
      • Your pets have a chance to reduce the cooldown of Army of the Dead by 1 second each time they deal damage
    • (4) Set Bonus
      • You gain 1% damage reduction each time your pets deal damage. Max 50 stacks.
    • (6) Set Bonus
      • Each active Skeleton Mage increases the damage of your minions and Army of the Dead by 200%
  • Trag’Oul’s Avatar ([PH] Blood Set)
    • (2) Set Bonus
      • Blood Rush gains the effect of every rune
    • (4) Set Bonus
      • While at full life, your healing from skills is added to your maximum life for 45 seconds. Up to 100% more.
    • (6) Set Bonus
      • Spending 10% life grants you a stack of Blood Cascade. Each stack of Blood Cascade increases the damage of life-spending attacks by 200% and also increases the life you lose by 10%. Using a skill to heal will consume a stack and heal for an additional 300%
  • Grace of Inarius ([PH] Saint Set)
    • (2) Set Bonus
      • Bone Armor’s damage is increased by 1000%
    • (4) Set Bonus
      • Bone Armor stacks are now refreshed. In addition, Bone Armor grants an additional 2% damage reduction per enemy hit
    • (6) Set Bonus
      • Bone Armor also activates a Bone Tornado damaging nearby enemies by 375% weapon damage as Physical. Enemies hit by the tornado take 850% additional damage from the Necromancer’s abilities and minions
  • Pestilence Master’s Shroud ([PH] Melee Set)
    • (2) Set Bonus
      • Each corpse you consume fires a Corpse Lance at a nearby enemy
    • (4) Set Bonus
      • Each enemy hit by Bone Spear reduces your damage taken by 2% up to a maximum of 50%. Lasts 15 seconds.
    • (6) Set Bonus
      • Each corpse you consume grants you an Empowered Bone Spear charge that increases the damage of your next Bone Spear by 1000%

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