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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. However, Necromancers are not limited only to summoning builds. Her mastery of death through Mistress of Sacrifice, Spirit Eater, and Beacon of Corruption gives her wide utility over using and consuming corpses and all grant the Necromancer herself large personal boosts.

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 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, 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