This build requires Exsanguinous and can be harder than some other builds as you need 2 skills just to deal damage and a 3rd to deal with elites. For a new player or for a player who just wants to farm for Exsanguinous I recommend this build:
To deal damage you need to summon skeletons and then cast sacrifice on them, meaning it can take twice as long as other builds to actually deal any damage opening you up to stun locked or attacked before you can cast.
My current Ward in town is 5380 and i usually sit at 6.5-7k in combat. This is far from min-maxed as I’ve fractured every decent piece of gear I pick up.
Skills: Summon Skeleton, Sacrifice, Rip Blood, Transplant and Mark for Death
The blood rip gives massive amounts of ward i think i was getting 300 per enemy hit. It is automatically cast 3 times on all nearby enemies when you transplant. I was getting 2k+ ward just from using transplant and it was even doing enough dmg to kill the rats, only reason they kept killing me is they are immune to damage while leaping
Mark for Death:
Focus INT in the trees rest is up to you. (I will update them to show the order I got them)
Set health>Intelligence>Added health>increased health>Health+Glancing-blow
Build in action:
I will make a YouTube video as well but I need suggestions on what content to record and post.
I have not personally tested this but the current top lich used these skills (full credit goes to Korimoor):
With Mark of Death, get the fear node and fear extended duration. This helps a ton with fast melee mobs and other twitch mobs. When the rats, archers etc pop on the screen, I fear them ASAP then Transplant out and regroup and kite.
Speaking of Transplant, take the nodes that spawn a blood skeleton on transplant. Once you Transplant away, the mobs will focus down your skeleton giving you the extra time you need to cast Summon skeleton and Sacrifice them.
Speaking of Summon skeleton, pick up the node that removes skeletal archers from the skeleton pool. This creates skeletal warriors only and they become basically a heat seeking missile. It helps on higher waves as you can kite away and summon and wait until you are far away and then sacrifice them.