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Necromancer has always been an interesting class in Diablo. For Diablo 4, it seems to be a different type of beast from its previous versions. Here is why!

Diablo 4: Necromancer Class

During the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase 2022, the cinematic trailer of Diablo 4 reveals the fifth-class Necromancer. Known as a summoner class, Necromancer can resurrect and control the undead as well deal curse magic to its enemies.

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“Player choice” in terms of gameplay in each class will provide players with more options on how to play Diablo 4. This means that each class will have a distinct and unique mechanic which differentiates each class from the other. Additionally, each class will now be customizable in an open-world setting which makes the experience more unique for each player.

In the recent interview of IGN with Rod Fergusson (game producer) and Joe Sheely (game designer) of Blizzard, details on the Necromancer were explained. Necromancer will now be playable again as a base class just like other Diablo games except for Diablo 3. Although, there are major differences, unlike previous Diablo Titles.

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Necromancer, among all the classes, will be the most flexible and customizable one in terms of gameplay having access to the Book of the Dead.
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Unlike before, the controls on the undead summons are limited. The Book of the Dead allows players to choose various customization and settings for each of the controlled undead troops. Various options also include the offensive and defensive options for the undead army.

Moreover, the Necromancer class can now sacrifice its undead army to fight solo with enhanced stats. This offers a lot of flexibility in terms of play style and now has the option of not relying too much on the undead army, if the player chooses so. In this mode, the Necromancer primarily uses its cursed magic to wreak havoc on the battlefield.

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The undead summons available for the Necromancer in Diablo 4 is skeletal warriors, skeletal mages, and golems. Each has 3 unique options which can be used on various occasions.

These are the available summons for the Necromancer class.

Skeletal Warriors  Skeletal Mages Golems
Skirmisher Skeletal Warriors have high damage but have lower HP. Shadow (Still unknown) Bone Golems have the ability to AOE taunt enemies.
Defender Skeletal Warriors are equipped with shields to block damages and have a 15% HP increase. Cold Skeletal Mages have the ability to slow down and freeze enemies Blood Golems drain enemies’ HP within proximity
Reaper Skeletal Warriors have low attack speed but have strong charged attacks. It can also cast a forward-facing AOE spell. Bone Skeletal Mages deal heavy damage through bone projectiles in return for their own HP. Iron Golems have the ability to CC in the form of Stun.
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Diablo 4 will be released in 2023 and will be playable on multiple platforms such as PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, and Microsoft Windows. If you have any questions or you feel that we missed something, please feel free to let us know in the comments below. 

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