Ah I did not know about the second spot. Looks quite a bit safer already.
Managed my first deathless run just now and I think it really comes down to practice and being able to make heads or tails out of the effect chaos that is going on.
Gotta admit that it is fun to play Necromorph ping pong with the right totem placement.
Also, as an interim solution I am using
Field Plate (Sacred)
Defense: (5937 - 7017) to (7053 - 8335)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 589
Item Level: 105
+50 Spell Focus
+(1 to 2) to All Skills
+(20 to 30)% to Cold Spell Damage
-(20 to 25)% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+(120 to 160)% Enhanced Defense
+(31 to 40) to all Attributes
Maximum Fire Resist -1%
Cannot Be Frozen
Total Character Defense 30%
5% Reanimate as: Frozen Lord
Attacker Takes Cold Damage of 1000
for now since i am still missing
Tower DefenseThe Towerlord
Unraveller Head (Sacred)
Defense: (2662 - 3327) to (3066 - 3832)
Chance to Block: 2%
Required Level: 80
Required Dexterity: 220
Item Level: 1
-(14 to 20)% to Enemy Fire Resistance
-(14 to 20)% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
-(14 to 20)% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+(100 to 150)% Enhanced Defense
(21 to 25)% to Dexterity
(Necromancer Totem Set)
to complete the Set.
It is working out quite nicely for now. The additional chance to get an reanimate is nice....the more the merrier.
To recap.. I am using the method you indicated.. Three Totems...staggered so they overlap (while trying to keep a decent distance from each other) once the mob density falls off a litle i BtS to the second Totem in the bunch..rinse repeat. (Again..i am only casting Frostclaw hence my current mana issues..If i have to switch to each individual Totem it gets a bit messier due to skill switching way more)
Anyways... really appreciate the fast and comprehensive reply. keep it up buddy.