Diablo II Characters: The Necromancer
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Diablo II: The Necromancer


From the steamy recesses of the southern swamps comes a figure cloaked in mystery. The Necromancer, as his name implies, is an unseemly form of sorcerer whose spells deal with the raising of the dead and the summoning and control of various creatures for his purposes. Though his goals are often aligned with those of the forces of Light, some do not think that these ends can justify his foul means. Long hours of study in dank mausolea have made his skin pale and corpselike, his figure, skeletal. Most people shun him for his peculiar looks and ways, but none doubt the power of the Necromancer, for it is the stuff of nightmares.

As with the Sorcerer before him he's physically weak and will find it difficult to don heavy duty armor, so must rely on the likes of 'Bone Armour', 'Amplify Damage', 'Weaken' and 'Poison Dagger' to aid him in the initial stages should he find himself in melee combat.  The preference though is to eliminate the threat before it comes to a close-ranged battle.

But projectiles and protection aside, he dominates in his ability to raise and command the dead and call forth assistants.  "A necromancer looks upon a bloody battlefield strewn with the dead as a potential army waiting to be trained." Said someone once, someplace.:)  Although he can not directly control his minions, {they automatically stay in close proximity though} he does have some influence on their life span. 

Summon Resistance acts passively, increasing the minions' resistance to poison, cold, lightning and fire damage. Skeleton and Golem Mastery help as well, boosting other aspects of the minions. Revive further expands the options for his army, allowing you to reanimate the corpse of any monster {only one at a time}. So you can see the Necromancer can, in time, command a veritable army of allied players.  And speaking of allied players this character would do well to team up with the Paladin as that ever-giving character can imbue friendly player's and their minions with his defensive auras.   Who said there was no such thing as a free lunch? 

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