Wizard: Necromancer

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Anyone else hoping necromancer gets added into the new D&D Next? when i think necromancer i think summoning undead hordes and hunting for corpses to create a minion of power such as in 3.5. i just hope if it does get added we dont get another 4e two summoned creatures the first not being able to get till level 5? thats not a necromancer thats a summoning wizard with a real bad choice of spells.
Anyone else hoping necromancer gets added into the new D&D Next? when i think necromancer i think summoning undead hordes and hunting for corpses to create a minion of power such as in 3.5. i just hope if it does get added we dont get another 4e two summoned creatures the first not being able to get till level 5? thats not a necromancer thats a summoning wizard with a real bad choice of spells.



I want a Necromancer like either v3.5 Dread Necromancer class OR something like the Necromancer from Diablo II (which was awesome and should've been the concept for 4E).
Dragon 76 has the Death Master. The necromancer is Diablo was based off this class.
Dragon 76 has the Death Master. The necromancer is Diablo was based off this class.



Well there ya go. A spontaneous caster that can summon a few short-lived undead, throw up Walls of bones, create miasmas of life-draining effects, use skulls and bones for implements, etc. I don't know if D&D:Next can fulfill this concept well but it's worth a shot.
I like the Death Master and the Dread Necromancer, but I also think a Necromancy specialist Wizard needs to be an option.
Until wizards are actually forced to specialize like the other classes it's just never gonna be executed well.
Until wizards are actually forced to specialize like the other classes it's just never gonna be executed well.



Yup.  Wizards are too generalized to really leave room for other caster classes.
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If you want something like champion of death, prestige class from Libris Nortis I suggest the name bustusarius.


Second Point: Can a good necrmancer summons deathless wraithswords? (for example spirits from Valhalla who love fight).

Third Point: Necromancers are cool, but it is like wearing everyday the same clothes.

Fourth: We need heat, but excesive heat can kill living beings. Could shadow magic be used to fry undeads? 

Fith: I would like suggest a subclass or theme, the sanguinomancer (blood mage) or something like the prestiges classes flux adept and osteomanter (dragon magacine #317). A living tissues handler but without necrotic energy, something like stereotype of crazy surgeon. 

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Anyone else hoping necromancer gets added into the new D&D Next? when i think necromancer i think summoning undead hordes and hunting for corpses to create a minion of power such as in 3.5. i just hope if it does get added we dont get another 4e two summoned creatures the first not being able to get till level 5? thats not a necromancer thats a summoning wizard with a real bad choice of spells.



I hope we get a good Necro, this was one of my huge complaints about 4E that they didn't do the Necromancer and the Shadow Power Source in general justice, yes yes I know reskin the Wizard

Until wizards are actually forced to specialize like the other classes it's just never gonna be executed well.



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