Necromancers (Priests of Rathma) the next fully playable class is coming soon to Diablo 3! Master of the dark arts, Necromancers draw magic from the power of death itself whilst commanding mighty armies of risen warriors. In order to play these dark characters, you will need both Diablo 3 and the Reaper of Souls expansion. In addition to unlocking the Necromancer, players will also receive an in-game pet, two additional character slots, two additional stash tabs, a portrait frame, pennant, banner, and banner sigil.
The Necromancer will be playable as both gender characters and is said to play quite differently to the Witch Doctor. Witch Doctors draw their magic from their spiritual connection to a realm. Where as Necromancers are much “darker” with a more controlled gameplay centered around the raw materials of life:blood and bone. They are the experts of curses and reanimation as their pets obey their every command.
The Diablo 3 Necromancer is a re-imagining of the Diablo 2 Necromancer while not being the exact same. However, A few of the classic skills will be returning in Diablo 3’s Necromancer including Bone Spear, Siphon Blood, Blood Rush, Summon Skeletons and Corpse Explosion (see gallery below).
The Necromancer Pack will need to be purchased and not given out free. The price for the pack has yet to be announced.
More information on the Necromancer Pack will be released soon and is set to release in 2017.