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Necromancer

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Necromancer
Necromancer ascendancy class.png
Embrace the serene power that is undeath.

The Necromancer is an Ascendancy class for the Witch.

Overview

The Necromancer is a class that mainly focuses on summoned minions. The skill tree covers a broad range of minion stat bonuses, but also bonuses specific to zombiesRaise ZombieSpell, Minion
Mana Cost: (10 to 38)
Cast Time: 0.85 sec
Raises a zombie minion from a corpse, which will follow you and attack enemies with a melee attack and an area of effect slam which cannot be evaded.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Minion Maximum Life
1% increased Minion Movement Speed
Can raise up to 3 Zombies at a timePlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Raise Zombie skill icon.png
, skeletonsSummon SkeletonSpell, Minion, Duration
Mana Cost: (4 to 12)
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Requires Level 10Summons a slow moving skeletal minion that dies after a duration. Does not require a corpse to be consumed.Per 1% Quality:
Minions deal 1% increased Damage
Summons 1 Skeleton Warrior
Can summon up to 5 Skeletons at a time
Base duration is 20 seconds
Minions gain 50% more Added Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Summon Skeleton skill icon.png
, and spectresRaise SpectreSpell, Minion
Mana Cost: (21 to 42)
Cast Time: 0.85 sec
Requires Level 28Raises a spectral version of a defeated foe as a minion to fight for you in battle.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Minion Movement Speed
Can raise up to 1 Spectre at a time
Minions deal (-30-10)% more Damage
Minions have (20-0)% less Life
Minions have (20-0)% less Energy Shield
55% more Minion Movement Speed
Minion Movement Speed is Capped
Raises Spectres up to Level (32-100)
Minions have (142-824) additional Accuracy Rating
Minions have +30% to all Elemental Resistances
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Raise Spectre skill icon.png
. While most of the tree is minion-centric, it also offers bonuses not directly related to minions, such as Mistress of Sacrifice which grants offering bonuses to themselves and damage from using corpse, and Commander of Darkness which benefits aura-based builds.

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

Notable skills

The class has the following notable passive skills:

Skill Modifiers Prerequisite Preceding Passive
Invoker
  • Minions have 20% increased maximum Life
  • Minions deal 20% increased Damage
  • Minions Regenerate 2% of Life per second
  • 50% increased Convocation Cooldown Recovery Speed
Minion Damage and Life
Flesh Binder
  • You and your Minions have 1% additional Physical Damage Reduction for each Zombie you own
  • Your Zombies spread Caustic Cloud on Death, dealing 50% of their maximum Life as Chaos Damage per second
  • Raised Zombies' Slam Attack has 100% increased Area of Effect
  • Raised Zombies' Slam Attack has 100% increased Cooldown Recovery Speed
  • +2 to maximum number of Zombies
Invoker Minion Damage and Life
Bone Sculptor
  • Skeletons deal 40% increased Damage
  • Summon 2 additional Skeleton Warriors with Summon Skeletons
  • 100% increased Skeleton Movement Speed
  • Summoned Skeletons' Hits can't be Evaded
  • +2 to Maximum number of Skeletons
Invoker Minion Damage, Cast Speed
Soul Weaver
  • Spectres have 100% increased maximum Life
  • Spectres have 100% increased Damage
Invoker Minion Damage and Life
Mistress of Sacrifice
  • 20% increased Skill Effect Duration
  • Your Offering Skills also affect you
  • Your Offerings have 50% reduced Effect on You
  • 40% increased Damage if you have consumed a Corpse Recently
  • 2% increased Attack and Cast Speed for each corpse consumed recently
Minion Damage, Cast Speed
Commander of Darkness
  • Auras you Cast grant 3% increased Attack and Cast Speed to you and Allies
  • You and Allies deal 30% increased Damage while affected by Auras you Cast
  • You and Allies affected by your Auras have +20% to all Elemental Resistances
Minion Damage, Skill Duration
Puppet Master
  • Minions have 20% increased Movement Speed
  • 30% increased Minion Duration
  • Minions have 12% increased Attack and Cast Speed if you or your Minions have Killed Recently
  • 30% increased Minion Damage if you've used a Minion Skill Recently
Minion Damage, Skill Duration

Version history

Version Changes
3.2.0