Blizzcon 2016 is currently underway, and now Blizzard entertainment has made yet another major announcement. The Necromancer class is coming to Diablo III.
Announced just a few moments ago, The Necromancer will be the next playable class introduced to Diablo III: Reaper of Souls. Defined as being “a master of the dark arts”, the character draws magic from the power of death, and uses it to direct their minions as “Commanders of the Dead”. Some of it’s abilities include Bone Spear, Siphon Blood, Blood Rush, Summon Skeletons and Corpse Explosion, the latter of which makes the enemy’s remains explode in an area of effect attack.
The official description reads:
The Priests of Rathma—or necromancers, as outsiders call them—have long remained shrouded in mystery. Deep within the jungles of Kehjistan, they train to preserve the delicate balance between the forces of life and death. Now Sanctuary has need of their unique power, and the Priests of Rathma will answer.
The new class will be available as part of the Rise of the Necromancer pack, which will release in 2017, and will require both Diablo III and Diablo III: Reaper of Souls to access on PC or the Ultimate Evil Edition for consoles.
Additionally, the pack will also give players an in-game pet, two additional character slots and two additional stash tabs. A price for the Rise of the Necromancer pack will be announced soon.