Necromancer (Diablo II)
- For background information, see Priests of Rathma.
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 corpse-like, and his figure is 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. They are Priests of the cult of Rathma that hail from the far Eastern jungle. They live in a vast underground city in these jungles where they can pursue their arcane magic. Through the teaching of Rathma and years of research, they understand and hold sacred the delicate balance of life and death and protect it with their life.
Necromancers have the ability to reanimate corpses of most entities and to control the recently dead. The dead release spiritual energies that haunt the mortal realms. The Necromancer can focus these energies, giving them manifestation in the corporal world. Practitioners of necromancy can curse the very fate of a victim by manipulating the Prime energies flowing through all living things.
|Starting Attributes||Level Up||Attribute Point Effect|
|Vitality||15|| +2 Life|
|Summoning Skills||Poison and Bone Skills||Curses|
|Level 1||Skeleton Mastery, Raise Skeleton||Teeth, Bone Armor||Amplify Damage|
|Level 6||Clay Golem||Poison Dagger, Corpse Explosion||Dim Vision, Weaken|
|Level 12||Golem Mastery, Skeletal Mage||Bone Wall||Iron Maiden, Terror|
|Level 18||Blood Golem||Poison Explosion, Bone Spear||Confuse, Life Tap|
|Level 24||Summon Resist, Iron Golem||Bone Prison||Attract, Decrepify|
|Level 30||Fire Golem, Revive||Poison Nova, Bone Spirit||Lower Resist|
The Necromancer is one of the most versatile classes in the game. He can control the largest number of minions simultaneously for those who love micro-management as well as give his enemies a slow death with his Poison Skills, for all those sadistic types out there. The curse in turn tree provides added vialibty to the both minions and damage spells.
 In-game speech
 Act I
(upon entering the Blood Moor): "All who oppose me... beware."
(upon entering the Den of Evil (area)): "I sense...death within this place."
(upon entering the Burial Grounds): "Too many empty graves..."
(upon killing Blood Raven): (laughing)"Blood Raven... rest well."
(upon touching the Cairn Stones): "I sense many spirits about these stones."
(upon touching the Tree of Inifuss): "This tree shines with inner spirit."
(upon reaching Tristram): "All that's left of proud Tristram are ghosts and ashes."
(upon freeing Deckard Cain): "Deckard Cain, if you value your life, leave here immediately!"
(upon entering the Forgotten Tower: "This place... reeks of death."
(upon killing The Countess): "Treasure hunting, heh. Treasure finding, yes!"
(upon entering the Monastery Gate) : "This place has the stench of demons about it!"
(upon reclaiming the Horadric Malus): "All this for a hammer?!"
(upon entering the Jail): "Ahh, the slow torture of caged starvation."
(upon entering the Catacombs): "I sense... a demonic presence here..."
(upon defeating Andariel): "Back to the Hell that spawned you, Andariel!"
 Act II
(upon killing Radament) "What a waste of undead flesh."
(upon entering the Claw Viper Temple) "This place is as dark as a tomb."
(upon shattering the Tainted Sun Altar) "What a pity... I was beginning to enjoy the darkness."
(upon entering the Arcane Sanctuary) "This is fantastic! I wish I had time to study this bizarre dimension!"
(upon killing The Summoner) "He was not Horazon, he was a deluded fool who got too close to true power."
(after talking with Tyrael) "I came too late. Now destruction is let loose upon the world once more."
 Act III
(upon obtaining the Jade Figurine) "A worthless statue. Perhaps I can trade this for something better."
(upon obtaining Lam Esen's Tome) "Once the book has served its purpose, I shall delve into its secrets."
(after defeating the High Council of Zakarum) "The temple's dark power is broken."
(after killing Mephisto) " Good journey, Mephisto. Give my regards to the abyss."
 Act IV
(upon defeating Izual) "Izual was weak... he squandered his infernal power."
(after slaying Diablo) "Lord Diablo, I have bested you!"
 Act V
(upon entering the Bloody Foothills) "It takes more than a siege to stop me!"
(after slaying Shenk the Overseer) "My my, what a messy little demon."
(upon freeing the last soldiers in the Frigid Highlands) "Follow me."
(upon entering Nihlathak's Temple) "Ah, the familiar scent of death."
(after defeating Nihlathak) "You were a sad little man, Nihlathak."
(upon reaching the Arreat Summit) "The resting place of the Ancients."
(upon entering the Worldstone Chamber) "So this is what the Ancients guard."
(after slaying Baal) "Baal, never doubt my skills."
|Diablo III||Barbarian • Demon Hunter • Monk • Witch Doctor • Wizard|
|Diablo II||Amazon • Assassin • Barbarian • Druid • Necromancer • Paladin • Sorceress|
|Diablo I & Hellfire||Barbarian • Bard • Monk • Rogue • Sorcerer • Warrior|