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1.0 - Necromancer Basics

2.0 - Complete Spell List & Training Spells

3.0 - Methods & Techniques

4.0 - Where to Hunt

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3.0 - Methods & Techniques

3.1 - Upgrading Your Spells

Spells come ranked by quality, and I can't emphasize enough how important it is to upgrade your pet spells. At all times you should have an adept 1 or better pet (spell upgrades range from weak (apprentice) to mid-grade (adept) to high-quality (master) and roughly 4 sub-tiers within these ranks (e.g. Apprentice I to Apprentice IV). Necros don't have too much to bring to the battle except for their pets, so you should always have the best pet money can provide.

Your pet buffs and DoTs are the next most important spells to upgrade after the pet spells. All necromancers should be avid harvesters. Why? 1) You're good at it... necro pets can fight enemies while you harvest, and 2) You'll need all the spell component rares you can get to keep you in the best spells possible. Check out the TTH Harvesting Rares guide for details.

3.2 - Necromancer Spell Outline & Spell Progression

The following charts illustrate how your spells progress as you level up. Each is broken down roughly by the category of the spell, and spell "lines" are presented in ascending level order. Study these charts to get a good feel for you spells at your given level, and especially what pets and DoTs are your best fighting assets.

Necromancer Pets

Summons a ghastly zombie to attack the necromancer's victim. Any nearby enemies will suffer disease damage over time until the ghastly zombie is slain. Ghastly Stench (35) Stench of the Grave (49) Grave Disturbance (75)    
Summons a pet to aid the Necromancer Summon Minion (1) Summon Servant (12)      
Summons an evil warlock spirit to obey the necromancer. Grim Spellbinder (20) Grim Thulian (34)
Grim Terror (48)
Grim Heretic (62) Grim Sorceror (75)
Summons a swarm of plague rats on the necromancer's victim. Swarm of Rats (23) Plague of Rats (37) Rat Infestation (51)    
Summons an undead fighter to obey the necromancer. Undying Adherent (24) Undead Knight (77)      
Summons a shadowy assassin to serve the necromancer. Shadowy Stalker (32) Shadowy Assassin (46) Nightshade (60) Shadowblade (73)  
Summons a Rotting Thrall minion to do the Necromancer's bidding. Rotting Thrall (38)        
Summons a Diseased Servant minion to do the Necromancer's bidding. Diseased Servant (52)        

Pet Buffs

An augmentation cast on the summoner's minion that places them into an offensive stance, increasing their offensive melee skills, attack speed, and intelligence, at the cost of decreased defense and parry. This augmentation cannot be stacked with a defensive stance Minion's Stance: Agression (11)        
An augmentation cast on the summoner's minion that places them into an defensive stance, increasing their trauma resistance, hate generation, and granting them a replenishing ward, at the cost of decreased attack speed. This augmentation cannot be stacked with an offensive stance Minion's Stance: Grisly Defense (14)        
Pet augmentation that lowers the poison and disease resistance of the pets target enemies Necromantic Mark (14) Necromantic Brand (70)      
An augmentation cast on the necromancer's minion that places them into an offensive stance, granting a chance to drain health from an enemy to the minion with every attack and spell, increase their attack speed, and increase warlock casting skill, at the cost of decreased defense. This augmentation cannot be stacked with a defensive stance Minion's Stance: Boon of the Lifeless (25) Minion's Stance: Words of the Wicked (39) Minion's Stance: Voice of the Departed (53) Howl of the Damned (67) Howl from Beyond (78)
An augmentation for the necromancer's minion that grants it a chance to decrease an enemy's poison and disease resist every time it attacks or receives damage. Any enemy defeated while under the effects of the impairment has a chance to summon a spell component for the necromancer. Necromantic Rune (28) Necromantic Symbol (42) Necromantic Insignia (56) Necromantic Pact (80)  
An augmentation cast on the necromancer's minion that places them into an defensive stance, increasing their trauma resistance, hate generation, and granting them a damage shield that drains health from an attacker, at the cost of decreased attack speed. This augmentation cannot be stacked with an offensive stance Minion's Stance: Grisly Brace (28) Minion's Stance: Grisly Stele (42) Minion's Stance: Grisly Ward (56) Grisly Protection (80)  
A minion augmentation which grants a chance at berserking the minion in combat. This increases their attack speed and combat attack damage. Rending Frenzy (40) Rending Fury (54) Rending (78)    
A temporary augmentation placed on the necromancer's pet that allows it to steal health with every successful attack or spell cast on an enemy. The stolen health is divided between the necromancer and the pet. Consumption (58) Gluttony (76)      

Pet Heal & Pet Power/Health Transfers

Converts health from a summoned minion into power for the summoner. Bleeding Ritual (13) Bloody Ritual (27) Devour Health (41) Devour of the Essence (69)      
Transfers health from the necromancer to the pet. Heal Minion (2) Repair Bones (14) Mend Bones (28) Necrotic Mending (42) Necrotic Replenishment (56) Necrotic Reformation (70) Necrotic Reconstruction (80)

Self Buffs

An augmentation spell that benefits the caster by increasing avoidance, maximum Health, and decreasing the chance of interruption Magi's Shielding (4)
An augmentation that grants the mage the ability to see through the eyes of target ally. This augmentation breaks if the mage enters combat. Bind Sight (5)

Group Buffs

An augmentation that increases the power pool and noxious resistance for the necromancer's group. The noxious resist protects more against disease than poison. Favor of the Dead (7) Favor of the Fallen (21) Unholy Covenant (35) Aspect of Undead (49) Favor of the Infernal (63) Grave Favors (75)
A group augmentation that grants ultravision and allows the necromancer's allies to see invisible enemies. See Invisibility (9) Unliving Eyes (23)        
A group augmentation that increases stamina and intelligence for the necromancer's group and their pets. Mark of the Dead (12) Mark of the Miasmic (26) Teachings of the Dead (40) Teachings of the Shadows (54) Teachings of the Underworld (68) Teachings of the Undead (79)

Special Ally Buffs

Cures magic, mental, and divine impairments on target ally Cure Arcane (6)
An augmentation that allows a mage's ally to see invisible enemies. See Invisibility (9)
Grants invisibility to an ally and reduces their movement. If that ally has a pet, the pet is also granted invisibility. You can only maintain this spell on a single ally Invisibility (18)
Summons an item to an ally that will grant them water-breathing. Aqueous Stone (13)

Health-to-Power Item Summoning Spell

Summons an item to an ally that converts health into power over time. Upgrades to this spell increase the effectiveness of the summoned item. Splintered Heart (18) Dark Heart (33) Sacrificial Heart (47) Ruinous Heart (61) Darkness Heart (73)

Roots

Roots the necromancer's target in place, preventing them from movement. Every hostile spell or damage received by the target has a chance at breaking the effect. When the root effect expires, the target's has a chance of running away in fear with a movement penalty for a short duration. Upgrades to this spell reduce the target's resistance to the full duration of the root effect Chain (5) Enchain (19) Chains of Torment (33) Eternal Bindings (47) Eternal Chains (61) Chains of Eternity (73)

Stuns

Stuns the necromancer's target. Upgrades to this spell decrease the chance to resist the duration of this effect. Grasp (16) Grasping Bones (30) Convulse (44) Constrict (58) Plot (72)

Damage over Time (DoT) Spells

Quickly deals disease damage over time to an enemy. Rot (1) Greater Rot (7) Dark Coil (10) Rotten Blast (20) Pestilential Blast (29) Skinrot (43) Death Rot (57) Soulrot (71)
Deals disease damage over time and reduces the movement speed of the target. Clinging Darkness (21) Decaying Darkness (36) Dooming Darkness (51)          
Deals disease damage over time to the targeted enemy and surrounding encounter members. Blight (22) Locust Swarm (36) Torrential Plague (50) Torrential Pestilence (64) Pandemic (76)      
Deals disease damage over an extended time to target enemy. Withering Affliction (31) Death's Coil (45) Deathly Coil (59)          
Deals piercing damage over time to target enemy and decreases their defense. Swarm of Bats (35) Vampire Bats (71)            

Taps / Essence of Anguish

Deals disease damage to the enemy and transfers a portion of this damage to the necromancer's health. Lifetap (20) Draw Life (35) Siphon Life (50) Feasting Soul (72)  
Drains the target's stamina and wisdom, adding it to the necromancer's benefit. An essence of anguish is granted if the afflicted enemy dies while under the effects of this spell Grisly Mark (25) Horrific Mark (39) Abominable Mark (53) Loathsome Mark (67) Mortality Mark (78)
Drains health from all nearby enemies surrounding the necromancer, returning some of that health to the necromancer Breath of the Unearthed (30) Accursed Cloud (44) Infernal Cloud (58) Bloodcloud (71)  

Fear

Forces target to flee in fear. The fear effect has a chance to break each time the target is attacked or cast upon. Fear (24) Terror (38) Fright (52) Dread (66) Horror (77)

Transfer Health to Ally Spell

Transfers health from the necromancer to target ally. Transfer Life (33) Exchange Life (47) Filter Life (74)

Feign Death

Gives the illusion of death to the necromancer. All summoned minions are banished. Deathly Pallor (40)

Unique High Level Abilities

Resurrects the corpse of target ally. This spell may be cast during combat and has a longer than normal range. Requires an essence of anguish. Revivication (48)
Changes the necromancer into a lich, allowing the slow conversion of health into power over time. All of the lich's disease based hostile spells siphon additional health from the target and adding the health to the lich Lich (50)
Reduces strength and intelligence on the target. If the target dies while under this spell, its soul is drawn into the necromancer. Once drawn in this manner, the soul grants a temporary ability to the necromancer, or the spell component is returned. New abilities, granted in this way, cannot accumulate nor do they stack with one another when used. Requires an Essence of Anguish as a spell component Drawing of Souls (52)
Allows the necromancer to command an undead opponent/ The opponent has a recurring chance to resist the charm throughout its duration. Higher ranks of this spell will decrease the chance at a periodic resist. Control Undeath (55)

 


Necromancer Guide Index

Necromancer Main Page & Credits

1.0 - Necromancer Basics

2.0 - Complete Spell List & Training Spells

3.0 - Methods & Techniques

4.0 - Where to Hunt

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