Necromancer

Class Type:Advanced
Realm:Albion
Parent Class:Disciple
Description:

Official Description

Please note that this information is different from the Necromancer information that was released at the Camelot Roundtable and in other news outlets. The information on this web page shows the current vision for the Necromancer.

The Necromancer is a new type of class in Dark Age of Camelot ? a pet caster who does all of his actions through his pet. Unlike other traditional pet casters such as Enchanters and Cabalists, who wield a mix of magic with pet assistance, the Necromancer is powerless without his pet.

Necromancers are a cloth robe wearing/staff wielding spellcasting class that are the priest class of Arawn, lord of the underworld, and can summon dead bodies and command them to do their bidding. Given their power by Arawn, Necromancers are not necessarily the most popular people in the realm, but their spellcasting and pet prowess are definitely welcomed by the rest of Albion.

The first thing a Necromancer must do when they plan on adventuring is to summon a pet. All their spells are cast through their pet, once one is summoned. They may heal the pet, command it to cast spells on enemies, command it to attack enemies, etc. When controlling a pet, Necromancers enter ?shade mode? and are referred to as ?shades?. A shade cannot be targeted or damaged by melee or spells. In order to kill a Necromancer, you must first kill his pet, which forces the Necromancer to become visible, where he can then be targeted and killed. While a shade, the Necro is displayed as a translucent shadowy floating ghost.

When the pet is killed or released during combat, the Necromancer has his health reduced to 10%. So to stress this point, if the pet is at full health and is released during combat, the Necro comes back from shade mode with 10% health remaining. If the pet is damaged and released during combat, or killed, the Necro comes back from shade mode at 10% health remaining. The intent of this is to make it so as long as the pet is alive, the Necro is at full health, but when his pet dies, the Necro is extremely damaged, weak and vulnerable.

Via their pets, Necromancers have damage spells, pet healing/buffing spells, powertaps and power transfers (NOTE: these are new to the game for this class). Necromancers have the ability to do damage, and the pain it inflicts brings them a surge of power. They don't drain power directly from their target, but they receive a portion of damage back into their power pools.

Disciples become Necromancers by joining a new guild, the Temple of Arawn. Britons, Inconnu, and Saracens can become Disciples.


By Matt Firor per HomeLAN Interview:

The Necromancer is a new type of class in Dark Age of Camelot - a pet caster who performs all of his actions through his pet. Unlike other traditional pet casters such as Enchanters and Cabalists, who wield a mix of magic with pet assistance, the Necromancer is powerless without his pet.

Necromancers are a cloth robe wearing/staff wielding spellcasting class that are the priest class of Arawn, lord of the underworld, and can summon dead bodies and command them to do their bidding. Given their power by Arawn, Necromancers are not necessarily the most popular people in the realm, but their spellcasting and pet prowess are definitely welcomed by the rest of Albion.

The first thing a Necromancer must do when they plan on adventuring is to summon a pet. All their spells are cast through their pet, once one is summoned. They may heal the pet, command it to cast spells on enemies, command it to attack enemies, etc. When controlling a pet, Necromancers enter "shade mode" and are referred to as "shades". A shade cannot be targeted or damaged by melee or spells. In order to kill a Necromancer, you must first kill his pet, which forces the Necromancer to become visible, where he can then be targeted and killed. While a shade, the Necro is displayed as a translucent shadowy floating ghost.

When the pet is killed or released, the Necromancer has his health reduced to a percentage of the pet's health. So, if the pet is at full health and is released, the Necro comes back from shade mode at full health. If the pet is damaged and released, or killed, the Necro comes back from shade mode at a percentage of the pet's health when it was released (obviously zero if killed). This cannot kill the caster, but reduces him to a minimum of 1 hp. The intent of this is to make it so as long as the pet is alive, the Necro is at full health, but when his pet dies, the Necro is extremely damaged, weak and vulnerable.


Trainers and Locations:
Adribard's Retreat - Lys
Caer Diogel -- Taquin
Caer Gothwaithe -- Carys
Camelot -- Tatia
Fort Gwyntell -- Hylia
Inconnu Crypt -- P'ylara




Levels and Titles:
Level 05 -- Apprentice Necromancer
Level 10 -- Servant of Arawn
Level 15 -- Summoner
Level 20 -- Adept of Arawn
Level 25 -- Deathstalker
Level 30 -- Priest of Arawn
Level 35 -- Deathseeker
Level 40 -- Reanimator
Level 45 -- Deathbringer
Level 50 -- Master Reanimator


Pets:
Level 01: Minor Zombie Servant (Zombie)
Level 04: Lesser Zombie Servant (Zombie)
Level 07: Zombie Servant (Zombie)
Level 12: Reanimated Servant (Undead Retainer)
Level 20: Necroservant (Legionnaire)
Level 32: Greater Necroservant (Barrow Wight)
Level 45: Abomination (Cthonic Knight)
Quests for Necromancer
Search for Equipment for Necromancer

Additional Info

Starting Stats:
Primary = INT; Secondary = DEX; Tertiary = CON
Race STR CON DEX QUI INT PIE EMP CHA
Briton 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60
Inconnu 50 60 70 50 70 60 60 60
Saracen 50 50 80 60 60 60 60 60
Skill points acquired every level: 1 X current level.

Epic Quest List:

For Necromancer, Heretic and Reaver

Level Name
5 Fragile Alliance (Epic 1) (II)
10 Trouble at the Abbey (Epic 2)
15 The Search at Snowdonia (Epic 3)
20 Lost Souls (Epic 4)
25 Finding the Way (Epic 5)
30 Closing the Way (Epic 6)
35 A New Threat (Epic 7)
40 Confronting Vortimer (Epic 8)
45 Rest for the Dead (Epic 9)
Realm Abilities for Necromancer
Weapon Styles for Necromancer

Skills

  Alchemy
  Armor Crafting
  Armor: Cloth
  Death Servant
  Death Servant Spec
  Deathsight
  Fletching
  Necro Deathsight
  Necro Painworking
  Painworking
  Spellcrafting
  Staff
  Tailoring
  Weapon Smithing

Links

  • NECRO - Leveling Guide Version 2.0 by Odogg 01.07.03
  • Comprehensive Info Guide by Pez 01.28.03
  • Leveling Guide for Spirit-Vulnerable Mobs 02.06.03
  • Necrognomicon 03.08.04 Site dedicated to the Necro class.
  • Luckton's Necromancer Info
  • Joshua's Necromancer Guide
  • Dwoch's Guide to Necros v5.0 09.22.03
  • The Cauldron (Message Board)
  • IGN/Vault Necromancer Forum (Message Board)
  • Necromancer's Soloing Guide 02.16.03
  • Last Updated: Sat Mar 3 16:05:19 2007