The word “Necromancer” is actually an outsider’s term for the Priests of Rathma, as per their ability to raise the dead in hunting D2 Items. Necromancy is an ability possessed by the minions of the Burning Hells, but among mortals, it is only Necromancers that possess it. Yet Necromancers are pragmatists, and are above temptation. Their knowledge of the unknown allows them to face death without fear. Additionally, Necromancers possess the use of prime magic.
Diablo 2 Items with the Necromancer
The Necromancer is one of the playable classes of Diablo II which has the capability of hunting Diablo 2 Items. He is able to summon minions, as well as curse or poison enemies.
Necromancers are Sorcerers whose spells deal with the raising of the dead and the summoning and control of various creatures for their purposes. None doubt the power of Necromancers, for it is the stuff of nightmares.
The Necromancer is one of the most versatile classes in the game. He can have the largest number of minions simultaneously for those who love micro-management as well as having extremely potent direct damage spells. He can also call upon a variety of different effects via Curses.
Necromancer Skills for D2 Items
Bonemancer – A very popular build for the Necromancer is the Bonemancer. This normally involves dumping most of the skill points gained into bone spells, with limited summon capability.
Bonemancers will find some elements of play difficult, as they are an abnormal form of a caster. Although there is a distinct advantage to having non-elemental magic damage, the spells take quite a while to gain potency when soloing. At higher levels and with improving gear, however, the Bonemancer will become quite powerful – especially in player versus player.
There is slight controversy as to whether to use Bone Spear or Bone Spirit (bone spear pierces enemies, flies faster and costs less mana, while the spirit deals slightly more damage and is homing at skill level 20 (at higher levels Spear does more damage than Spirit). Most opt for Bone Spear, as the spirit drains mana reserves very quickly, and a higher level can be achieved with the White Rune Word.