Not long ago, Diablo III got a new class, the Necromancer—a sorcerer with the power to manipulate life and death. The class was announced a few months back as a part of the Rise of the Necromancer pack, which we covered already.
The developers over at Blizzard decided to switch up Diablo III’s Necromancer class a bit before they join the battle to protect the Sanctuary Hills. They have been working on changing the class for a bit now so they wanted to show some of the work to the players and see what kind of feedback they get.
The first new skill is called Grim Scythe. The Necromancer summons an oversized scythe in a wide arc, dealing damage and restoring Essence. Grim Scythe is a key ability to every Necromancer as it generates Essence, which lets you use stronger abilities.
First skill rune is Death Nova (Blood Nova), one of the five skill runes for the Death Nova skill. This ability requires a chunk of your health as well as some Essence to be used.
Devour (Cannibalize) is another skill rune as well as a resource regeneration ability that gives you the ability to regain Essence by consuming the corpses of the dead. Cannibalize also regenerates health which might be useful when in need of a Blood Nova.
Another skill rune for Diablo III’s Necromancer is one called Raise Golem. As the name suggests, this ability raises a Blood Golem, a burly companion that can sacrifice itself for your well-being. After sacrificing itself, the golem will come back immediately and will start dealing a lot of damage to nearby enemies.
The second skill is Leech, a spell that gives you the ability to steal health from your foes to yourself or your friends. Leech is a great ability when in a tight spot and can be useful when someone is low on health.
Some questions about this class are often left unanswered, so Blizzard decided to address some of them. They’ve made clear that the Necromancer does not come with a Diablo III expansion pack, but rather an in-game pack along with a bunch of different things. The pack has a price to it, which hasn’t been declared yet. The class is expected to be released inDiablo III somewhere in the second half of 2017, so look out for that.
For more info about the Necromancer, head out to the official announcement page.