The BEST Bone Spear Build In Diablo 4

Get detailed information on the Diablo 4 Bone Spear Necromancer build, along with the best Skills, Aspects, and Paragons.

The Bone Spear build in Diablo 4 is a formidable choice for Necromancers who prefer adapting the AoE attacking style. With its incredible piercing power and high damage potential, the build offers a unique playstyle that can decimate hordes of enemies. To make a perfect Bone Spear build, you must delve deep into the Skills, Aspects, and Paragons and select the right choices. 

Key Takeaways
  • The Necromancer Bone Spear Build in Diablo 4 is one of the best endgame builds to annihilate enemies.
  • This build requires you to invest skill points carefully in specific Skills and Aspects only.
  • You can always respec them if you have already spent the skill points.
  • The build focuses on the Core Bone Skill, dealing physical damage through penetrating projectiles.
  • To complement the build, you need to select the compatible aspects and paragons for the Necromancer to enhance gear and attacks.
  • Pros: Offers excellent AoE damage, balances offense/defense, and increases enemy vulnerability.
  • Cons: Reduced mobility, lower single-target damage, and requires maintaining distance from enemies.
  • For further assistance in combats, make sure to craft useful elixirs and health potions.

Diablo 4 Bone Spear Build

I’ve tabulated the basic gist of the build for ease of understanding.

Basic SkillsCore SkillsCorpse and Curse SkillsMacabre SkillsUltimate SkillsKey PassivesAspects
-Bone Splinter
-Enhanced Bone Splinters
-Initiate's Bone Splinters
-Bone Spear
-Enhanced Bone Spear
-Paranormal Bone Spear
-Unliving Energy
-Imperfectly Balanced
-Hewed Flesh
-Compound Fracture
-Necrotic Carapace
-Corpse Tendrils
-Enhanced Corpse Tendrils
-Plagued Corpse Tendrils
-Compound Fracture
-Necrotic Carapace
-Corpse Tendrils
-Enhanced Corpse Tendrils
-Plagued Corpse Tendrils
-Bone Storm
-Prime Bone Storm
-Supreme Bone Storm
-Stand Alone
-Ossified Essence-Splintering Aspect
-Aspect of Disobedience
-Protecting Aspect
-Aspect of Grasping Veins
-Wind Striker Aspect
-Accelerating Aspect
-Aspect of Exposed Flesh
-Aspect of the Umbral

I have also included this video. If you want to grasp the idea for the build, then consider watching it:

YouTube video

Why Bone Spear Is The Best Endgame Build

Diablo IV BEST DPS Class: The Necromancer Class
The Necromancer Build [Image by eXputer]
Bone Spear Necromancer is a reliable endgame build as it provides the perfect balance of offensive and defensive abilities, allowing you to dominate your opponents on the battlefield. The build helps you to deal with high critical hits while regaining your essence at the same time.

The endgame unlocks more legendary items and powers that make the build overpowered. The build focuses on Core Bone Skill that deals physical damage by firing penetrating projectiles through the monsters.

The damage output from Bone Skill is massive as it provides High Critical Damage with constant Vulnerability. The passive skills also help in Resource Generation and collection of Essence. The build also has slight alternative variants that can be adapted according to personal preference.

Basic Skills 

Diablo 4 Bone Spear Build
Basic Skills for Bone Spear Build [Image by eXputer]
The Diablo 4 Bone Spear is an S-Tier Build. This build mainly focuses on the Bone Spear and Corpse Explosion skills and requires 48 Points from leveling along with 10 points through Renown Challenges, totaling 58 Skill Points. The basic skills deal little damage but are always available to cast.

Here’s a quick rundown of fundamental skills within the Bone Spear Build and their corresponding effects that you should be aware of;

Bone SplinterUnleash 3 bone splinters that deal 8% damage each. Each time the opponent is hit by the same cast of Bone Splinters, you get 1 Essence. The skill has a Lucky Hit Chance of 17%.
Enhanced Bone SplinterIf you have more than 50 Essence, there is a 25% chance of firing two extra Splinters.
Initiate's Bone SplinterIf you hit the same opponent 3 times with the same skill of Bone Splinters, it will give an 8% chance of Critical Strike for the next 4 seconds.

Core Skills

Core Skills for Necromancer
Core Skills for Bone Spear Build [Image by eXputer]
The Core Skills require more Resources and cast considerably powerful attacks. It mainly dictates your playstyle. For the build, I mostly recommend the following options:

Bone SpearConjures a bone spear from the arena pierces through the enemies and deals 85% damage. The skills have an Essence Cost of 25 and a Lucky Hit Chance of 50%.
Enhanced Bone SpearConjures a bone spear from the arena pierces through the enemies and deals 85% damage. The skills have an Essence Cost of 25 and a Lucky Hit Chance of 50%.
Paranormal Bone SpearConjures a bone spear from the arena pierces through the enemies and deals 85% damage. The skills have an Essence Cost of 25 and a Lucky Hit Chance of 50%.
Unliving EnergyIncreases your maximum Essence by 3.
Imperfectly BalancedYour Core Skills utilize 3% more Essence but enhance damage by 5%.
Hewed FleshThe chance of spawning a corpse near the target’s location increases by 4%. The chance gets doubles against bosses.

Corpse And Curse Skills

Diablo 4 Bone Spear Build
Best Corpse Skills for Bone Spear Build [Image by eXputer]
The Corpse Skills control the battle and manipulate the deceased. The skill mainly focuses on the spawning of dead army, while the Curse skill casts debilitating effects on the targets.

I’ve outlined the most appropriate Corpse and Curse skills for the Build to choose from as follows:

Corpse ExplosionDetonates a corpse that deals damage to the targets within the premises. The skill has a Lucky Hit Chance of 40%.
Enhanced Corpse ExplosionThe corpse explosion radius increases by 15%.
Plagued Corpse ExplosionThe explosion deals 8% enhanced damage to Stunned, Vulnerable, or Slowed enemies.
Blood MistDiffuse into a bloody mist and becomes immune for the next 3 seconds. Your Movement Speed gets reduced by 20% and you periodically deal 1.75% damage to the opponents while healing for 0.5% of your maximum life. The skill has a cooldown duration of 24 seconds and a Lucky Hit Chance of 8.73%.
Skeletal Warrior MasteryIncreases the damage and span of the Skeletal Warriors by 15%.
Grim HarvestConsuming a Corpse gives 2 Essence.
Fueled by DeathAfter consuming a Corpse, deals 3% enhanced damage for the next six seconds.
Death’s Embrace (Curse Skill)Nearby targets take 2% more damage from you and cast 3% reduced damage.

Macabre Skills

Macabre Skills for Necromancer
Macabre Skills for Bone Spear Build [Image by eXputer]
Like the Curse Skills, Macabre also takes authority over corpses and manipulates the dead. Here are the best Macabre Skills, in my opinion, that Complement the Bone Spear build:

SerrationThe Bone Skills have a 0.3% enhanced Critical Strike Chance for every 10 Essence you get upon casting.
Compound FractureThe Bone Skills damage increases by 5% for 5 seconds if you critically strike 10 times with Bone Skills.
EvulsionThe Bone Skills Critical Strike Damage increases by 6% to Vulnerable enemies.
Necrotic CarapaceWhen a Corpse is made from your Minions or Skills, Fortify for 2% Base Life.
Corpse TendrilsCorpse pulls out veins, strangling the enemies and stunning them for the next three seconds while dealing 20% damage. It has a cooldown duration of 11 seconds and Lucky Hit Chance of 20%. The Skill does not consume a Corpse.
Enhanced Corpse TendrilsEnemies in the premises of Corpse Tendrils are slowed down by 50% before getting pulled.
Plagued Corpse TendrilsTargets damaged by Corpse Tendrils get Vulnerable for the next three seconds.

Ultimate Skills

Diablo 4 Bone Spear Build
Ultimate Skills for Bone Spear build [Image by eXputer]
Selecting the Ultimate Skill is crucial as it shifts the tide of battle and devastates your enemies. Investing in the right skill according to your playstyle enhances your battle performance as the skills vary quite heavily from each other.

Additionally, here’s a list of all the Ultimate skills that you can choose from to enhance your performance in battle: 

Bone StormA whirling circle of bones spawns around you and your Golem that deals 180% damage to the targets within the radius for the next 10 seconds. The skill has a cooldown duration of ne minute and a Lucky Hit Chance of 39.6%.
Prime Bone StormThe Damage Reduction is enhanced by 15% while the Bone Storm is active.
Supreme Bone StormThe Critical Strike Chance gets enhanced by 20% while the Bone Storm is active.
Stand AloneIncreases the Damage Reduction by 6%, reduced by 2% for each active Minion.

Key Passive

Ossified Skills Diablo 4
Key Passives for Bone Spear Build [Image by eXputer]
The Key Passives drive vital synergies through unique interactions. The following key passive complement the Bone Spear build.

Ossified EssenceThe Bone Skills deal 1% enhanced damage for every point of Essence you get above 50 upon cast.

Aspects Of Bone Spear Build

Diablo 4 best Aspects
Best Aspects for Bone Spear [Image by eXputer]
Aspects are crafted from the Codex of Power, which allows Rare or unique items to get Legendary rarity and traits. The Bone Spear Build uses three regular Aspects and six Dungeon Codex Aspects. The most crucial Aspects of this building are the Splintering Aspect and the Aspect of Disobedience. Once you get those, you can get the other as additional progress in performance.

You can get an idea about the different Aspects of the Bone Spear build from the table below:

Splintering AspectImproves Bone Spear and Bone Shards performance. Bone's Spear primary attack makes the target Vulnerable for 1.5-2.5 seconds. Bone Shards from Bone Spear penetrate the vulnerable enemies and cast 50-100% extra damage.
Aspect of DisobedienceAs you deal any type of damage, you gain 0.25-0.5% enhanced Armor for the next four seconds, stacking up to 25-50%.
Protecting AspectWhen low on health, a protective shield summons around you for 3-5 seconds. The player gets immune during the period guarded by a bubble. Has a cooldown duration of 90 seconds.
The aspect of Grasping VeinsWhen you cast Corpse Tendrils, you get a 10-20% chance of increased Critical Strike for six seconds. You also deal 30-60% more Critical Strike Damage to opponents inflicted by Corpse Tendrils.
Wind Striker AspectYou get 8-16%, increased movement speed for 1-6 seconds for every successful Critical Strike.
Accelerating AspectCritical Strikes with Core Skills enhances your strike speed by 15-25% for the next three seconds.
The aspect of Exposed FleshIncreases chance by 10% of granting you bonus Essence on Lucky Hits with the Bone Skills against Vulnerable enemies.
The aspect of the UmbralRestores some of your Primary Resources when you Crowd Control the opponent.

Paragon Boards

Diablo 4 Max Level Paragon Board
Paragon Board

The Paragon board in Diablo 4 lets Necromancers customize attributes using Paragon points, available after reaching level 50 for added power.

Furthermore, I’ve included detailed instructions for each of the four Paragon Boards as well as their Pros and Cons to create an efficient build:

Starter Board

  • Focus on Dexterity near the Exploit Glyph.
  • Choose the right-side path for a Socket slot and three Rare nodes.
  • The Glyph boosts damage against Vulnerable enemies.

Bone Graft Board

  • Enhances Bone Skill damage and maximum Essence.
  • Take the left path for a legendary node boosting Bone Skills and maximum Essence.
  • The Glyph Socket improves Bone Spear Crit Damage.
  • Collect Dexterity nodes within the Glyph radius.

The Scent of Death Board

  • Align the Legendary node closer to your starting point.
  • Gain a 15% Damage Reduction if surrounded by two corpses; otherwise, get 15% increased damage.
  • Reach the Sacrificial Glyph for the Glyph socket.

Flesh Eater Board

  • Place the Legendary Node on top and follow its path.
  • This node increases Blood Orbs’ damage by 5% for five seconds, stackable up to three times.
  • Head to the Undaunted Glyph for the Glyph socket, collecting Dexterity nodes within its range.


  • Suitable for Endgame battles.
  • Impressive AoE Damage.
  • Balanced offense and decent defense.
  • Effective at stunning, slowing down enemies, and causing Vulnerability.


  • Reduced mobility.
  • Single-target damage is not exceptional.
  • Requires maintaining distance from targets for survival.

The Diablo 4 Bone Spear leveling Build empowers Necromancers with a long-range arsenal. Experiment with different runes and gear to tailor the build to your play style. Unleash the power of the Bone Spear in the Diablo 4 progression.

You can also check out the best assassin build and twisting blades build in Diablo 4. Also, it is recommended to learn about gathering legions and XP farming in Diablo 4 to get fairly better at the game. Lastly, don’t forget to check out the guide on how to get a mount in Diablo 4. 

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