The Diablo 4 The Necromancer was the fifth and final class to be revealed for the upcoming game, and with this reveal comes information on how it works in-game and changes to the version introduced in Diablo 2 over 20 years ago. So if you are looking for an explanation of the Diablo 4 Necromancer based on what we know so far, check out our breakdown of resources, weapons, and skills.
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Diablo 4 Necromancer Resources
To use certain skills in Diablo 4, you will have to build up the resource of your classes, but the Necromancer has the particularity of having two. The first is Essence, which can be built with basic attacks and allows you to use your strongest skills. There are also corpses, which are the secondary resource that allows the class to raise their minions, such as skeletons and golems, as well as set traps.
Diablo 4 Necromancer Weapons
The Necromancer’s primary weapon type is the Reaper’s Scythe, and this class is the only one in the game that can use it. This makes it the optimal weapon for the Necromancer, but you can also use other weapons such as swords, daggers, wands, focuses, and shields.
Diablo 4 Necromancer Skills
We currently know of four Necromancer playstyles: Blood, Bone, Dark, and Army. Each has their own skills to use that define how you play the game. We know some of the skills for each of the playstyles so far, so we’ll run through them.
- rush of blood – Shoots blood from enemies in an area of effect (AoE) that creates a blood nova. You’ll deal more damage by drawing more blood, so it’s better to be around lots of enemies.
- blood mist – This is a defensive skill that gives you temporary damage immunity by turning into a blood mist. You can also drain life from enemies as you walk through them to heal yourself.
- bone spirit – Consume all of your Essence to summon a Bone Spirit that seeks out nearby enemies then explodes to deal AoE damage. You can increase the damage of this skill by using more Essence.
- bone prison – Knock down your weapon and create a wall of bones to surround the enemies. Enemies cannot walk through the prison while it is in place, trapping them inside.
- Bone Spear – Creates a Bone Spear projectile that you can throw at enemies while passing through them. It also shatters into three projectiles if you hit it against a wall.
- Break down – Channel dark magic and use it on enemies to inflict damage over time (DOT) and generate Essence. It can also spawn corpses so you can summon.
- Burn – Launches a ball of energy in any direction that explodes on impact, inflicting AoE damage and a DOT effect on enemies who stay within range.
- Skeleton Warriors – Summon skeletons from corpses, with a choice of skirmishers, defenders and reapers.
- Skeleton Mages – Summon Skeleton Mages from corpses, with a choice of Shadow, Cold, and Bone Mages.
- Golems – Summon golems from corpses, with a choice of bone, blood and iron golems.
- Sacrifice – Allows you to kill all your summons to make you stronger for a period of time.
These are the only skills we know of at the moment, but as we get closer to release, we’ll likely learn more about them.
That’s it for our breakdown of the Diablo 4 The Necromancer class, and now you know a little more about it, will work before its release.
We also have a breakdown of all Diablo 4 classes, with everything we know about them so far.