I wanted to spread the love as it were on a build I created for necromancer for my wife who didn't like any of the choices that most people take. Ie condition builds or the Dagger power builds.
She likes minion master but was frustrated at the amount of time slowed due to Minion aggro.
so I took the time and built here something that I thought she'd like. What I came up with she absolutely loves. She claims that the dmg output rivals her elementalist and has a much better survivability.
I'm at work so I don't have access to any of the build sites to give you all a link but I'll post it here.
30 Spite. Reaper's Might, Spiteful Marks, and Close to Death.
10 in Death Magic. Taking Greater Marks
10 in Blood Magic. Mark of Evasion for the regen.
20 in Soul Reaping. Vital Persistence, Soul Marks
The way the build works is that obviously you use a staff as your primary attack. Every Mark you put down is very large and every time a monster touches this mark you get 3% lifeforce. It doesnt seem like much but when you have 5 monsters on the mark you get 15 life force PER MARK. In events I've actually seen her lifeforce go from zero to full in no time at all.
The primary purpose of this build is to do all of your massive damage in Death shroud and when she's in deathshroud she really does a LOT of dmg.
When Deathshroud drops and if she has aggro she switches to her offset if the CC marks are down which is Axe/warhorn for escape. Axe 3 is an AE snare and Warhorn obviously gives a speed increase and snare. Not to mention axe 2 gives a pretty good boost to lifeforce on single target mobs and it keeps her out of melee and mobile.
Her utilities are there for survivability. She takes Consume Conditions, Signet of Undeath, Spectral Armor or Blood is Power but she really hates adding conditions to herself, Signet of the Locust (more healing) For elite she takes Plague for the blind if her other defensives are down.
She probably spends half her time in Shroud Form and I've seen her solo stuff like a champ. She's much more surivable now in dungeons and even she said that the only time she dies if when she does something stupid.