‘Diablo III’ Update: The Rise of the Necromancer Introduced, Available in 2017; PVP PossibleBy Pretty Abegail Pacilan, UniversityHerald Reporter
"Diablo III's" official website Battle.net is bringing back again its titular character the Necromancer but Blizzard Entertainment emphasized that even though it is a throwback to "Diablo II", just like the Crusader class, which is added in the Reaper of Souls expansion in 2014, this new Necromancer is not the same character from "Diablo II" or "Xul" from Heroes of the Storm.
The character, which is available next year offered a new game concept under "Diablo III." Blizzard also highlighted that unlocking the Necromancer will be available as part of the Rise of the Necromancer pack and player will need both "Diablo III" and "Reaper of Souls" to access this content.
Its official site also enticed players that they will receive an in-game pet, two additional character slots, two additional stash tabs, a portrait frame, pennant, banner, and a banner sigil, should they be able to unlock Necromancer.It was also learned that the Necromancer playable characters will be two new nephalem heroes, one male and one female.
To keep the players in hype, Forbes learned that the Necromancer uses death magic. It differs from the spiritual magic of the Witch Doctor because it is darker and more controlled gameplay that centers around raw materials of life, which blood and bone. The Necromancer also doesn't use "mana" like the Witch Doctor but draws "essence" and corpses to fuel their magical powers. Other powers include a mid-range Bone Spear, the gruesome Blood Siphon, and a short teleportation burst called Blood Rush. And you can summon Golems, Forbes added.
Blizzard also promised fans that the new class will use scythe as their main class-specific weapon, and the new pack will have legendary sets and items. It is worth noting that "Diablo III" has continued to retain its excitement and fun and is still a popular entry up to this day.
This new Necromancer class would surely bring the game a notch higher compared with its game counterparts "Overwatch," "DOTA 2" and "World of Warcraft." While fans clamored for a possible player versus player feature of the game, Blizzard has not totally toss the idea in a corner but provided players the idea that they will be thinking about it.