Zesty zNec - Best how to Rat zNec Guide *Video* GR 95-110+

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  • Blood Rush Metabolism
  • Death Nova Blight
  • Devour Cannibalize
  • Land of the Dead Frozen Lands
  • Command Skeletons Enforcer
  • Corpse Lance Brittle Touch
  • Final Service
  • Life from Death
  • Rathma's Shield
  • Blood is Power


More Details
  • Legendary Gems

    • Iceblink
    • Gem of Efficacious Toxin
    • Gogok of Swiftness

Kanai's Cube

  • In-geom
  • Aquila Cuirass
  • Ring of Royal Grandeur

Paragon Priorities


Movement Speed
Primary Stat
Maximum Resource


Cooldown Reduction
Attack Speed
Critical Hit Chance
Critical Hit Damage


Resist All
Life Regeneration


Life on Hit
Area Damage
Resource Cost Reduction
Gold Find

Build Guide

**Watch the Video** - It explains it so much better than any text. If you can't for some reason here is a written guide, but it's not near as good as the video if you're learning to rat, or want to get into rats.

*Live 100 with commentary on how to play zNec in the Video*

Jesty Znec - 4 Man - Rat Runs
GR 95-110+ Speed Runs.

This set takes advantage of 3 different set bonuses.

1) Pesti 2pc - Free Corpse Lances = 100% Rat Crit Chance = Crazy Damage

2) Born's - For Cool Down Reduction

3) Captain Crimson's - For Cool Down Reduction

Pair Strong Arms with Halcyon's for more damage

Oculus Ring - Creates Circles for Rats to Do more Damage

Leoric's and Vigilante and Obsidian Ring for Cool Down

Abilities 1 - 4 can be spammed constantly (Num Lock Trick) Or bound to mouse wheel up / down Ect. You never have to think about them.

Left Click to Teleport around the map (Hardly ever do you walk)

Right Click to spam Death Nova on enemies to apply Toxin, and reduce CD from Obsidian Ring.

As the zNecro you're leader of the group. Think of a Rat Team as a train - You're the Engine - The Rats are the Passengers - The zBarb is the caboose. You lead, and determine the speed of the group, the Rats always follow you. If they don't, they don't have orbs and die. The zBarb always follows the rats to pick up globes and provide movement speed and Ignore Pain toughness.

Casting Command Skeletons on things will reduce the cooldown of Land of the Dead. You want 100% uptime on Land of the Dead.

COOL DOWN IS THE MOST IMPORTANT STAT. It trumps EVERYTHING. I don't care if you have to reroll your mom to get more CDR, you do it. You need Max CDR in every slot. The rest of the gear won't matter. Max CDR in every slot and you can walk in to 90-100.

STR gems in gear for Armor - Diamon in Helm for CDR with Leorics.

Pop CD's as soon as you enter the rift so your Rats can start building their army. Waiting until you hit trash makes toughness an issue for the Rats, and slows down the start. it's ok if you have a few seconds of down time on your first pack of trash.