|The Necromancer is a magician who specialises in the less pleasant side of magic. Necromantic spells are a varied bunch, but many involve some degree of risk or harm to the caster.|
Necromancers are magicians who specialise in the less pleasant side of magic - that involving death and the undead. Since many enemies later in the game have some form of life protection, a Necromancer will probably have to branch out into other schools before they start facing demons.
Some species may receive different items based on their unique restrictions.
Starting Skills and Stats
These are adjusted by your species' aptitudes.
Necromancers are more limited in their religious options than other non-religious backgrounds, as all the good-aligned gods (plus Trog and Fedhas Madash) punish the use of Necromancy severely. Luckily, none of the three major "magic" gods (Sif Muna, Vehumet, and Kikubaaqudgha) are among them. Kiku, in fact, offers powers and gifts designed especially for Necromancers, and is a solid choice for capitalizing on their strong start with the Necromancy skill, especially given that worshipping Kiku is likely to give you much more powerful offensive spells from his book gifts, as well as providing on-demand corpses which cover necromancy's biggest weakness.
Prior to 0.21, the book of Necromancy had Control Undead. The removal of this spell gives Necromancers no way to deal with incorporeal undead using its starting spells. It also lacked Borgnjor's Vile Clutch.
Prior to 0.14, Necromancers started with only 1 level of Spellcasting.
|Warriors||Fighter • Gladiator • Monk • Hunter • Assassin|
|Zealots||Berserker • Abyssal Knight • Chaos Knight|
|Warrior-mages||Skald • Enchanter • Transmuter • Arcane Marksman • Warper|
|Mages||Wizard • Conjurer • Summoner • Necromancer • Fire Elementalist • Ice Elementalist • Air Elementalist • Earth Elementalist • Venom Mage|
|Adventurers||Artificer • Wanderer|