If you’re playing a Necromancer in Diablo 4 you’ll want to know how to summon a Golem to fill out your party. Especially if you’re not sacrificing minions so you can get the full benefit. This guide covers both how to unlock the Golem quest and how to summon them once you have.
But even if you’re following one of the many Necromancer builds that rely on sacrificing minions, you still have to unlock the Golem. Otherwise, you won’t be able to benefit from their passive bonuses. Such as extra attack speed or increased maximum health.
How to Summon the Golem in Diablo 4
How to Unlock the Golem Quest
Before you can start summoning Golems you’ll need to reach level 25 to unlock a certain Priority Quest. This is the Necromancer: Call of the Underworld quest which shouldn’t take too long to complete. You’ll learn a little bit more lore about your character and Rathma as you have to pray to their shrine.
If you played the Diablo 4 beta, you may have already worked through this specialization quest since it’s in the first region. Track the quest objective and make your way through Fractured Peaks to Sarkova Pass. I’ve listed each of the quest steps below. But, if you’ve already completed this Priority Quest, skip to the next section where we explain how summoning works.
- Pray at the Shrine of Rathma
- Collect 12 Unbroken Bones
- Find the cave containing the vile artifact.
- Open the Jar of Souls
- Fill the Jar of Souls
- Speak With Maltorius
How to Spawn the Golem
Part of the confusion around how summoning a Golem works is since you start with the Raise Skeleton skill. Most players wouldn’t think twice about how to summon skeletons since you can just press the skill on your hotkey bar. However, what many people probably don’t realize is that you need to keep that skill on your hotkey bar.
Once you remove the Raise Skeleton skill, it’ll remove the skeletons as well. This isn’t the same as sacrificing them in your Book of the Dead for bonuses. Instead, you just simply don’t have them. This can be a frustrating part of playing a Necromancer since it takes up a slot for other skills.
The same way you need to keep the Raise Skeleton skill on your hotkey, you have to for Golems. So once you’ve completed the quest to unlock Golems in Diablo 4, you’ll need to assign them to your hotkey bar. If you’re playing on PC, press “S” to open up your skill menu.
Afterward, drag the “Golem” skill to your hotkey bar and they’ll immediately appear. The nice thing about this skill unlike Raise Skeleton is that you don’t need corpses to summon them. Instead, your Golem will reappear on their own once their cooldown is up. Regardless of the type you choose, they’ll respawn after 20 seconds.
That’s all there is to this in-depth Diablo 4 guide on how to summon the Golem. Hopefully players are able to find a way to make minion-focused builds more prevalent. At the launch of Diablo 4, they definitely haven’t been as popular. Even if I’m a big fan of the Iron Golem for their slam attack making enemies vulnerable.
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