This gear is heavily orientated around Ultimate gain/regenerations/reduced cost.
I decided not to use a Monster Set here to gain a more reliable source of Ultimate.
We have a 5 piece Arkasis’s Genius active on both bars, and we utilise this set by drinking potions on cooldown to gain 44 Ultimate, for both ourselves and our group.
Next set is a new addition and it’s Drakes Rush which is another group based Ultimate buff set. This is only active on the front bar because you can proc it and leave it. When you bash the enemy you will give yourself and your group Major Heroism which is another huge Ultimate buff for everyone.
We go with a 3 piece Cyrodiil set in the Blessing of the Potentates which will reduce our Ultimate cost by 15%, this is only active on the Back Bar since it only comes into effect when we use our Ultimate and our main Ultimate is on the back bar.
Finally we have the Pearls of Ehlnofey which is an amazing Mythic item on a Necro, and this is because you can proc it with Necrotic Potency which is a free skill, so we can use this to just farm Ultimate for fun whenever our resources are low.
We use a 7 Heavy setup to benefit from the additional sustain and resources from the Combustion Passive, and our Heavy Attacks will regenerate an additional 28% resources in 7 Heavy. We also benefit from a lot of extra mitigation.
Armor traits we go full Sturdy because the Necro has no way to generate Stamina while blocking, so we want our block cost to be as low as possible when we have to block. The enchants used are all Prismatic Defence, we have so many stats already that we don’t need to focus on just 1 stat so we pick up a bit of all 3 but if you are having a hard time getting those then just alternate Magicka and Stamina for better sustain.
For the weapons we use a Decisive One Handed Weapon to increase our Ultimate gain further, this is going to be ticking for extra ultimate constantly as we have so many sources of Ultimate gain and we use Absorb Prismatic to sustain blocking.
On the back bar we use an Ice Staff to proc our enchant and provide our group with more pen via the Crusher enchant.
Where to Obtain:
Arkasis’s Genius – Stone Garden Dungeon.
Drake’s Rush – Black Drake Villa Dungeon.
Blessing of the Potentates – Cyrodiil: Vlastarus Elite Gear Vendor, Guild Traders.
Pearls of Ehlnofey – This is a Mythic item obtained by finding all the pieces here:
- Auridon – Aetherquartz Prayer Beads – Ondil Auridon Delve Boss
- Grahtwood – Coral Clasp – Public Dungeon Bosses
- Rivenspire – Great Eltheric Pearl – Crypt of Hearts 2 Last Boss
- Auridon – Nilumin River Pearls – Banished Cells 1 Last Boss
- The Reach – Silver Strand of Syrabane – Safeboxes
Other notable sets that you could use:
Akaviri Dragonguard – Obtained from Eastmarch Overland or Guild Traders. Reduces your Ultimate which could be an option to mix into this build if you are struggling to obtain some of the other options.
Hide of the Werewolf – Obtained from Glenumbra Overland or Guild Traders. This set provides less Ultimate than Arkasis, you could use this set as a filler set before getting Arkasis but you would need to use the Weapons and Jewellery as its a Medium Armor set.
Bloodspawn – Obtained from Veteran Spindleclutch II, Maj. If you don’t have the Mythic item or Potentates then you can use this.
Baron Zaudrus – Obtained from Veteran The Cauldron. Another Ultimate based Monster Set but you’ll need to pay attention to proc it so might not be as good to use as Bloodspawn because it’s quite difficult to proc it on cooldown and you’ll need to pick up some different skills.