I’ve played off and on since day 1. More off till Necro was released because he’s by far my favorite playstyle. Lots of minions, netflix and chill approach.
Rathma has been my set.
This rework effectively destroys it.
My favorite way to play the game, above all, is to run through a rift/GR/bounty whatever and hold devour and pop skeletal mages (Circle of Nailuj’s Evol), and hit command skeleton or golem. I just run around and let my minions kill things. I can barely clear T10 playing this way, but I have never cared. I finished my Masquerade set and can clear T16 and I don’t even care, it’s not fun. I feel like a wizard.
I swear all the developers play a certain way and just want everyone else to play that way too. The best part about being a necro in Diablo 2 was that in later levels I could have 15++ each skeletal mages and warriors and literally not have to do a thing but pick up loot and gold.
Rathma pre 1.7 was that for me. It’s my go-to build. Now my ability to do anything is based on if I am up on my bone spirit casting. That’s not fun to me. I don’t want to do that. At all.
D3 Necro builds are all creepy wizards anymore. Where’s my chill set??? Where’s my set that makes me feel powerful without being the guy doing all the work? That’s what a necro is. Someone who is smart enough to know that if he gets enough of his own mindless baddies he can sit back and watch them burn the world for him.