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Embrace the serene power that is undeath.

The Necromancer is an Ascendancy class for the Witch.


The Necromancer is a class that mainly focuses on summoned minions. She can buff their defenses, attacks, or her own auras to benefit her minions. Necromancers are not limited to summoning builds; for instance, Mistress of Sacrifice can be used to grant the character itself a big boost.

Passive skills

Minor skills

This class has the following minor passive skills:

Name Bonuses
Minion Damage, Skill Duration
  • 10% increased Skill Effect Duration
  • Minions deal 15% increased Damage
Minion Damage, Cast Speed
  • 4% increased Cast Speed
  • Minions deal 15% increased Damage
Minion Damage and Life
  • Minions have 10% increased maximum Life
  • Minions deal 15% increased Damage
Minion Damage, Chaos Resistance
  • +6% to Chaos Resistance
  • Minions deal 15% increased Damage

Notable skills

The class has the following notable passive skills:

Skill Modifiers Prerequisite Preceding Passive
Mistress of Sacrifice
  • 20% increased Skill Effect Duration
  • Your Offering Skills also affect you
Minion Damage, Skill Duration
Spirit Eater
  • Minions deal 30% increased Damage
  • 40% increased Damage if you have consumed a corpse recently
  • 2% increased Attack and Cast Speed for each corpse consumed recently
  • Desecrate creates 2 additional Corpses
Minion Damage, Cast Speed
Commander of Darkness
  • Auras you Cast grant 10% increased Damage to you and Allies
  • Auras you Cast grant 5% increased Attack and Cast Speed to you and Allies
  • You and Allies affected by your Auras have +20% to all Elemental Resistances
Minion Damage, Cast Speed
Flesh Binder
  • You and your Minions have 1% additional Physical Damage Reduction for each Zombie you own
Minion Damage and Life
Soul Weaver
  • Spectres have 100% increased maximum Life
  • Spectres have 100% increased Damage
Flesh Binder Minion Damage and Life
Beacon of Corruption
  • 20% increased Chaos Damage
  • +15% to Chaos Resistance
  • Minions have +15% to Chaos Resistance
  • Your Minions spread Caustic Cloud on Death, dealing 10% of their maximum Life as Chaos Damage per second
Minion Damage, Chaos Resistance