「vigd」Skeletal Mage Suite

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Joined: 06/04/2014 - 09:01
Sun, 11/17/2019 - 05:46 #1


Hi! Welcome to the (updated) Skeletal Mage Suite! Previously, this was an information page - it now works as a script! Think of this as an all-in-one script page for Skeletal Mages, as always, mileage varies; pick your poison and mix and match to your hearts content! There is a Rift script in the link above too, if you have any other questions, as always, you can find me on the RoS-BoT Discord or shoot me a message on here. If the images above don't load for you, you can find the D3planner and the MP here.

Run Expectations

GPH: ~22, rifts should be as fast as possible, >22-24
EPH: Again, as high as possible, this is influenced by a few things such as...

  • GR: You want something that will ideally never go over 3 minutes unless it's a real stinker
  • Keys: Stacked, 1r3gr, there are a few options. Ideally when you start, 1r3gr is fine for the most part because of how your pools run out. However....
  • RFP: When you start this, a good guideline is to follow Keys Total/Looted - get this number into the negatives. It won't happen straight away, but...
  • Having this into the negatives means that your Pool RNG is very good - that's what we want for RFP!
  • CFP - This is a new feature added after this script was made but it's basically RFP with guaranteed pools and less time but no keys gained. Try it out!
  • Deaths/Fails - You are going to have this regardless if you are a seasonal player - ideally you want 0/0 but it's not going to happen. However, for non-season, deaths kill eph. Higher paragon players need to stop these at all costs, especially when doing stacked runs. It is the single worst killer of EPH at that level, a death early on is going to cause you a significant chunk of EPH later on.

Skeletal Mage Necromancer is very gear-dependent (as of November 2020, the most gear dependent build for the bot in the game). A selection of the important stats are detailed below:

- CDR. This is the be all and end all of the builds; they rely on it, they function properly with it, and if you don't have it, you dont have EPH. This stat needs to be prioritized after you get your gear pieces ancient and ready to go.
- Essence: Another sleeper stat. It's not as insane as a 10% damage roll on a weapon, but missing points here and there will kill your DPS in a similar fashion. This is something to watch out for - it doesen't come up in stats, it's a D3planner one (check it out there for proper dmg rolls)
- Secondaries: Ok, so you have proper rolls for all your gear; you have a perfect trifecta jewellery set and your EPH still sucks. What gives? You are missing your secondary rolls! While not as important during the start of the Necro's lifecycle, they do add up and they have a measurable impact on your performance at higher levels. What are they?

  • Pickup: Helm, Shoulders, Gloves, Chest, Belt, Pants, Boots, Bracers (16)
  • Control Impairing: Rings (up to 80) Why? Affixes freeze/damage/stun/move your mages around....that's bad.
  • Damage Reduction: Amulet, Chest, (Enchantress*) Bracers** (7 melee, 7 ranged, 11 elite damage reduction)

Higher Paragon:Yes, gear changes as time goes on, some things are better than others. What are they?

  • Armor (This keeps you alive suprisingly well, you can get it on Shoulders, Chest, Belt, Pants, Boots - with your rubies you are aiming for 11-12k)
  • Area damage (Yes, pets do proc this, it's just another damage padder but it works, you want it on your shoulders and your offhand)
    • A general rule of thumb is to roll off Vitality when you can as well (9k+ paragon) Stuff like Chest and Shoulders are a good example of this.

Life Rolls: So, you have gear that you can roll to %life.... but you are 3000 paragon. First of all, the goal of %life is to boost your max life with ease rather than dumping points into it in your paragon. So, when you approach this stat, make sure you actually have a good vitality base on your gear before you roll %life (like the aforementioned 3k, no vitality on chest? Do we run life? no, we run vitality)

So, to recap: (in order of importance)

  1. Normal gear rolls - Crit Chance, Crit Damage, Attack speed etc
  2. Proper base toughness rolls - no  %life stacking without proper vitality!
  3. CDR - 63%
  4. Essence - 330
  5. Pickup - 16
  6. Armor - 11k+
  7. Control - 80%
  8. Area Damage - 40% (for the big boys)
  9. Reduction - 7 melee*, 7 ranged, 11 elite
    • ​​Melee roll conflicts with pickup on bracers so its at your discretion - you can pick it up on ammy too

Ok, so there are a few crucial things to know about the skills in these scripts:

  • Simulacrum (for both scripts): Left Mouse button.

For any of you that want to go the extra mile, or don't yet know about how the mages work, I have a few sources that detail a few things you can't really find on sites like DiabloFans or IcyVeins. To start with:

- What buffs Mage damage? 
- Why do we roll damage reduction, what is most effective?
- I have 50% Tasker and Theos, there are definitely breakpoints, why don't you talk about them? Oh really?
          - You reach the only relevant breakpoint simply by wearing Taskers, you recieve pure damage buffs from attack rolls on your gear (think %damage)

Rifts (and pools):

- Necromancer is suprisingly good at getting pools! The general strategy for RFP is to go further, while keeping up speed (killing monsters and progression). As there is only ever 1 pool (reflection, xp pool) per map, going fast while clearing slow, while also clearing maps quick is the key - something Necromancer is good at! One big change you can make to your gear is to take off Nemesis Bracers to stop the automatic ~5% progression per shrine/pylon, and to change your Exploration Distance (already done for you), alongside other various caching strategies such as not picking progression orbs or elites (this will require tinkering on your end). In doing so, you can raise your pool average to very high levels (I've personally gotten it close to 2 over 8-12 hours!) 


- Mage go fast kill stuff good
- Make sure gear rolls proper to go fast kill good
- Dont use stuff you shouldnt that makes Mages not kill fast no good
- Read gear guides to optimise go fast kill good speed
- If you have any questions about making Mage go faster and kill gooder I'll be in Discord (vigd)

- "Is this build better than DH?"
  •  Demon Hunter is better in every way. If you are looking for a Barbarian script, I would suggest my own. It has all the information you need at any paragon/gear range. If you are looking for a Demon Hunter script, here is one too

- "Is this build better than Bone Spear?"
  •   Bone Spear is not fast and is not better in T16 than Mages,  but is better for XP,  so use that if you are going to use the armory feature.

- "I'm getting armory problems when using Bone Spear/other script, how do i fix this?"
  • Follow the planners and make sure your skills are in the exact order as we have placed them (this goes for all builds, follow the planners)
- "The bot is getting stuck at pylon/portal/vendor! What's going wrong?"
  • ​Follow the planner!
- "I'm ping-ponging on the spot! what's wrong with the script?
  • Remove your pet, the bot thinks it is an enemy.

While you are reading this, why not add a like to the script? Likes raise scripts on the main script page so it helps your fellow botters out with finding and using scripts like these - if you enjoyed this then surely others will too!

Lastly, if you feel like doing so, buy me a coffee! Everything helps and I'm very grateful for any support you guys think I deserve:



Many thanks to the OG crew who helped make the original VigLoN:

  • Binsu (The og script daddy - this man was the brain behind the start of VigLoN, give him props)
  • thezed (Also a longtime tester, he was with me for months helping out, a good portion of the design ideas came from him)
  • HOTT (Bruh, thanks man; your data and input on the little things sped the process up significantly - also formatting!)
  • Anders -Toxic (Hey! Now you dont have to wait and help for beta; its all here! I appreciate your help man)
  • dasOp (Another huge help..helper...heh...Anyway, this guy spent long hours theorycrafting and discussing with me, kudos to him)
  • Sara (How many times did you tell me the pickit broke :) A little bit of everything I worked on went through this gal, massive help, let her know!)
  • Tuhwin (This man's advice turned the script from a noob's attempt into something that might resemble something good someday, very grateful)
  • lifo2 (One of the first "higher" paragon testers, gave me a good insight into what I needed to change for some of the NS scripts)
  • LordSidious (this guy LUL what a classic bro, nobody has gotten a 62.5x buff to their eph before, what a god... thanks man)
  • NinjaDaddy (I hope you get your deserved eph now bro, you earned it)
  • » Ĝ ħ ó ŝ Ť ʕ•̬͡•ʔ (Another big boi, helped me work out what I needed for the Squirts and high para COE scripts)
  • DustyOne (Amazing writeups man, thanks for all your analysis on the issues that you had, they helped iron out a lot)
  • Antidot (Similarly to lifo, this guy provided a lot of data for me to go through - good stuff)
  • Sunblood (This guy came along when NS testing was in full swing, the control runs he did for me helped me out incredibly. Thanks!)
  • Holycow (Another big boi, testing on NS COE+ Squirts, helping out with avoids/fastmode/scripting, big help man)
  • Natu (NS eph is good stuff isnt it? Thanks for the Squirts testing)
  • Cyp (VSSWINTA sound familiar? You all know him, thanks for the insight on lower geared options)
  • Benny (You can't really test something without pushing the upper bounds of its capability - thats where this guy comes in. Thanks man!)

18.11 - Updated d3planners, general tidy, checkup on scripts and profiles to make them more pretty. Also released VigLoN!
21.11 - Season Starter Update - tidied up the seasonal starter scripts, optimised both T16 and GR builds. Full changelog here
6.12 - Seasonal Update - optimised all the seasonal scripts, buffed fastmodes, avoids, and pickits, roughly 20% EPH boost. Full changelog here
18.3.20 - Season 20 Update - Changed various builds to work better with Messerschmidts Reaver procs, also optimized T16
26.03.20 - Season 20 Update 1.1 - Slightly updated T16 script and GR script for more speed for enthusiasts 
6.4.20 - Season 20 Update 1.2 - Published GR Boosted script for Season 20!
20.4.20 - Season 20 Update 1.3 - Polished the visual appeal of all scripts, improved readability and re-routed all mps, scripts and links to be easier to follow
21.5.20 - Un-season'd stuff and made it clearer as to what was used and what wasnt, also visually updated all scripts to include links to my other works
16.11.20 - Updated and modernized the script in anticipation for Season 22 and Bone Spear!
25.11.20 - Updated D3planners for Season 22 (rifts)
5.12.20 - Updated D3planners again (Season 22)
19.2.21 - Updated D3planners and made it easier to look and digest the content + added a section on RFP in the mechanics  explanation + tried to fix town stuck problem
1.4.21 - Updated D3planners for Season 23 + new follower patch

My Other scripts

Joined: 07/26/2018 - 02:02
Sun, 11/17/2019 - 23:28


Joined: 11/04/2019 - 11:22
Mon, 11/18/2019 - 02:25


Joined: 07/21/2019 - 13:00
Mon, 11/18/2019 - 03:52

Not just nice, f*cking awesome :-). Ofcourse no final figures, but seems to give me a 25% (!!) boost compared to my "old" script. Thanks for your work vigd and sharing with us.

Joined: 08/20/2019 - 09:02
Tue, 11/19/2019 - 16:02

Really nice work. Before running gr92 17-18 grh and now gr96 18-20 grh. Paragon 3K+

Joined: 05/22/2016 - 23:27
Wed, 11/20/2019 - 14:26

Great job. When I get ill run her hard

Joined: 12/20/2018 - 12:49
Sun, 11/24/2019 - 15:38

I'm 8k paragon and I'm getting this:

6h and not even 1.6T/h with pool stack. A lot of deaths and failed runs.
I think this is unacceptable witth my gear and 1.3mil hp:


What can I do? Please help.

Joined: 12/12/2017 - 10:08
Sun, 11/24/2019 - 14:51

What a fantastic script!
GREAT JOB, InvicTuz!

Joined: 09/24/2018 - 12:11
Mon, 11/25/2019 - 04:21

What pickit is good  for T16 starter?

Joined: 06/04/2014 - 09:01
Sat, 12/28/2019 - 19:41

hey boys, sorry i've been a bit inactive there are a lot of fires. Thanks to all that have been using it, let me know on discord how it is! 
@mephisto26 take a look at your legendary rolls on gear, 84% on chest is a lot of essence AND life regen missing, and you are missing 10% on your krysbyn (im looking at that planner which is 2.8k or so.... could be different)

gearing necro is very....VERY gear dependent, the little things DO matter. its a very hard task to realise what is the best to roll first, what legendary rolls are worth taking a "dps loss" for, and what to save. For reference I was doing ~1.3T/h rfp with stacked keys at 2.4k paragon this season (season 19) 

@dpkrn I used general pickits on the site, then swapped to a slightly more streamlined pickit that focused on just getting necro gear. there is no point having a very strict pickit, you may miss out on upgrades you didn't think you needed

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Joined: 10/09/2018 - 05:50
Wed, 03/18/2020 - 04:49

Hello vigd,
the planners aren't updated for Season 20

Joined: 06/04/2014 - 09:01
Mon, 04/13/2020 - 04:28

Updated script for season 20 a few days ago, there are a few options you can go...

- drop HV and use squirts

- drop unity and use squirts and coe (best eph but a lot of deaths for me, maybe not this till high para >5k in season)

- wear unity, drop nailuj and wear both (again this is something i think ill come back to, it requires some agressive mage cast scripting)

EDIT: Echoing fury is the best option, use Messer + EF + Shadowhook in the cube

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Joined: 03/27/2020 - 13:52
Sat, 04/11/2020 - 12:08

The script is great, my only problem is that it goes way too fast and doesnt wait till the elites die.

Joined: 06/04/2014 - 09:01
Mon, 04/13/2020 - 04:28

make sure you are using the right fastmodes for the rift type, rifts will skip elites sometimes because they die super quickly but it will never skip elites on gr unless they are shielded or illusionist (which isnt a script issue, its a bot engine issue)

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Joined: 09/17/2019 - 12:23
Sun, 04/19/2020 - 13:18

Hello vigd can You tell me why in Normal Rift build You have Fire Walkers in the Cube ??

Joined: 09/17/2019 - 12:23
Sun, 04/19/2020 - 13:23

I dont know where i did some wrong thing but i have some problem with get through broken doors or bariers when You need to hit it to srash it.
it yousualy takes couple of seconds standing and waiting. Do you know what I mean and how to solve it ?

Joined: 06/04/2014 - 09:01
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 00:25

fire walkers solve the issue you are having, the bot has a problem without a castable melee or AOE skill to break doors so it has to think about it most of the time

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Joined: 08/04/2019 - 23:56
Mon, 05/11/2020 - 15:54

Im using the Non-Season CoE and it's great but I am basically dieing on average of 4-7 times per GR at lvl 100.    3k paragon, almost full primal.   I have the dmg output to clear 100+ but just not living.

any recommended changes?


Joined: 06/04/2014 - 09:01
Sun, 05/24/2020 - 15:36

you arent close to the para range you need for nonseason coe (that script is >5k para), stick with unity till you can comfortably run at least an hour without deaths then swap to coe (around 4k, id also be using the boosted scripts if you are in season)

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Joined: 03/20/2018 - 10:18
Thu, 07/02/2020 - 17:31


Joined: 01/08/2019 - 12:47
Thu, 07/09/2020 - 17:56

Hey Vig, so I am still farming for full ancients and using your basic 0-2500 script, was wondering would swapping squirts out for the simulacrum neck work or would that break the script? 

Joined: 06/04/2014 - 09:01
Sat, 07/25/2020 - 00:18

should be fine, the only change you need to do now with the update is to change mages to life support - everything is still the same (use the 2.0 script though linked above)

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Joined: 08/13/2020 - 22:31
Sat, 09/05/2020 - 15:51 (Reply to #22)

Just wanted to say thanks for making this extensive Necro script. Its easily one of my favorites. 

Took me 4-5 days to realize i didnt need Singularity because of shoulders update. haha


Joined: 06/04/2014 - 09:01
Fri, 09/11/2020 - 22:25

yes ive been looking to make a post about that - life support is the top choice now

you are very welcome, thanks for using the script!

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Joined: 05/23/2019 - 03:16
Sun, 11/15/2020 - 13:45

Hi Vigd -- awesome scripts! I think you had mentioned updates for S22 on Discord? Maybe I'm missing it but I don't see any notes anywhere about an update? Thanks!

Joined: 06/04/2014 - 09:01
Mon, 11/16/2020 - 05:28

try now

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Joined: 11/18/2020 - 06:24
Thu, 11/19/2020 - 08:46


What do you think would be best for the S22 4th Cube slot? In-Geom? Messerschmidt's?

Joined: 06/04/2014 - 09:01
Sat, 11/21/2020 - 20:35

messer with the same setup

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Joined: 07/13/2020 - 20:27
Tue, 12/08/2020 - 08:45

This script is perfect! Loving it a lot. I am still in low paragon 1xxx but its SHREDDING through gr 100. Thank you so much vigid <3333

Joined: 06/04/2014 - 09:01
Tue, 12/08/2020 - 15:51

you are welcome!

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Joined: 07/13/2020 - 20:27
Wed, 12/09/2020 - 09:17

removed got the answer from your other script vigid. many thanks

Joined: 12/27/2019 - 07:42
Tue, 12/22/2020 - 09:05

season 22  better  becro lod or  lance necro for farm exp ???

Joined: 12/04/2020 - 18:48
Thu, 12/24/2020 - 18:14

what are ns and cs stand for? And what do you recomand for bounties?

Joined: 06/04/2014 - 09:01
Fri, 12/25/2020 - 03:50

@et5200 nonseason and command skeleton, dont worry about any of that its outdated info, will fix (run mages for bounties, if you run into trouble swap to GoD dh)


@finestasky spear is best in season 22, mages for t16

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Joined: 01/03/2021 - 04:59
Sun, 01/03/2021 - 05:12


Joined: 06/04/2014 - 09:01
Wed, 01/06/2021 - 01:56

you are welcome!

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Joined: 08/08/2019 - 08:01
Tue, 01/26/2021 - 13:00

Hi Vigd,
Thanks for the awesome work you guys are doing, however I have a serious issue with the Rift version...

Bot gets stuck most of the time, sometimes in the middle of rooms and whatnot.
I am wasting sooo much time with this script I have to revert to Bone Spear or simply use my DH.
Any idea why it is reacting like that? I am using the same MP as the Bone Spear for the Skeleton Mage as I cant find one in any of your pages... which is also weird...

Joined: 06/04/2014 - 09:01
Thu, 01/28/2021 - 05:21

there is an mp up the top of this page, if you follow the skill positions and the general guides on how to run the bot you should have 0 issues with anything (bot will get stuck on some things regardless of what you play) 

id check in the discord anyway, try the rb troubleshooter

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Joined: 04/28/2017 - 16:27
Thu, 04/01/2021 - 15:50

is it up-to-date and rdy for s23? :)

Joined: 06/04/2014 - 09:01
Fri, 04/02/2021 - 13:50


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Joined: 06/13/2019 - 05:20
Fri, 04/02/2021 - 17:21