The odds of me missing both Grasps in the 2nd game was ~10%. I do want to keep trying my build, as I think it’s probably the strongest Necro build (though maybe not the strongest build that includes the Necromancy spec, subtle distinction), so I should be able to get it to work with a bit more practice. I may not have much time to post this weekend, though.
Yeah, the hyper-efficient stat growth that Vandy and Calamandra enjoy is a big deal IMO. The resist 1 definitely discourages use of Deteriorate, though a successful Doom Grasp on Calamandra would have cleared that right up.