The Necromancer Closed Beta continues to progress with exciting updates dropping every couple of weeks. However, potentially lost in the shuffle may have been the fact that Season 11 was dropped onto the Closed Beta for testing. As we always do here at BlizzPro, we have your preview of the Haedrig’s Gift sets each class will receive as well as the Conquests that will be available.
The most interesting takeaway this time around is that the Necromancer has been added to the list of classes for Haedrig’s Gift rewards, which all but confirms that the Necromancer will arrive with Season 11! Now we just need to see when Season 11 itself will arrive. Most are pinning the release on early July, but until we have word from Blizzard, it’s anybody’s best bet. That also reminds me that it’s worth mentioning all of this is subject to change, since it’s still on the Closed Beta and not yet official.
- Barbarian – Wrath of the Wastes
- Crusader – Roland’s Legacy
- Demon Hunter – Unhallowed Essence
- Monk – Raiment of a Thousand Storms
- Necromancer – Bones of Rathma
- Witch Doctor – Helltooth Harness
- Wizard – Tal Rasha’s Elements
As previously mentioned, you see a 7th class in the mix now with the Necromancer getting its “pet set” – Bones of Rathma. This set is currently the most popular on the Closed Beta, pushing into some pretty high Greater Rifts. It’s unlikely that it will leave Closed Beta with the same gameplay, but hopefully it will be as effective and incorporate more of the pets outside of just Skeletal Mage.
Overall though, this is a great crop of sets for all of the classes with a mix of excellent speedfarming options (Unhallowed Essence, Tal Rasha’s Elements, e.g.) and high-level Greater Rift pushing (Wrath of the Wastes, Raiment of a Thousand Storms, e.g.). Also, these sets mirror the Haedrig’s Gift rewards from Season 7, so it stands to reason that we will be able to predict all of the Haedrig’s Gift lineups going forward, as the current Season 10 gifts are the same as Season 6 and Season 9 copied Season 5 as well.
- Avarice/Avaritia – Complete a 50,000,000 gold streak while outside of The Vault and The Inner Sanctum.
- Speed Demon/Need For Speed – Complete a Nephalem Rift at max level on Torment X within 2 minutes.
- Boss Mode/Worlds Apart – Kill the following bosses at max level on Torment X within 20 minutes of the start of the game.
- Divinity/Lionhearted – Reach Greater Rift Level 75 Solo.
- Masters of the Universe/Masters of Sets – Master 8 of the following Set Dungeons.
For those simply looking to get the Conquer tier of their Seasonal Journey achieved, the first two Conquests on the list are likely going to be the easiest ones. A 50,000,000 gold streak is no trouble to come by with a Boon of the Hoarder on your side and a few runs through the Ruins of Corvus. Likewise, 2 minute Torment 10 runs should be doable for any 4-player party relatively early on in the season and certainly by a solo player in the mid-season once you’re geared up enough and come across a good candidate rift. (Hint: Open maps and Nemesis Bracers are your friends.)
Lastly, if you’re looking for the Guardian tier of the Seasonal Journey, you’ll want one more Conquest. Primal Ancients unlock after a Greater Rift 70 Solo clear, so pushing ahead to Greater Rift 75 should be a nice target after you hit that mark for your third Conquest.
Overall, I think the community will enjoy this slate of Conquests sans Masters of the Universe/Masters of Sets. Although, with the Necromancer possibly being available in this season, you might try their four Set Dungeons out of curiosity and be halfway there.