The Necromancer Class will finally come to Elder Scrolls Online. The Class will be released together with the Elsweyr Chapter. Official release date June 4th 2019! Make sure to check out the Elsweyr Chapter Information article if you want to know more what we are getting this year!
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The Necromancer Class Skill-trees!
Like all the other classes, the Necromancer will also get three different skill-trees with different themes. The Reaper will focus on dealing damage, so most of your damage output will come from this skill-tree. The Bone Tyrant will be interesting for the tanks, as most defensive abilities will be found in that skill-tree. The Living Death will focus on reanimating dead bodies and some sort of healing.
Zenimax Online Studios also mentioned that the summons are more of a temporary fire and forget thing. So we will most likely not see summoned pets like the Matriach from the Sorcerer. The Necromancer will summon Skeletons from the dead, which increase in power if summoned close to dead bodies. Those Summons will then attack a certain target and vanish after a while.
Necromancer Skill Overview
A lot of the Necromancy skills are gaining power depending on how many corpses are close by!
- Burning Skull
- Summon Skeletal Mage
- Skeleton Bomber
- Siphon Energy
- Bone Dragon Breath
The Reaper skill-tree will focus on damage dealing and utilize frost, fire and lightning. Skeleton Bomber will be an interesting ability, as it seems to be working similar to what bombers run, kind of like a fire and forget bomb. The ultimate will summon a Skeletal Dragon that will deal damage in a certain radius.
Bone Tyrant Skills
- Bone Fetish
- Taste of Life
- Impaling Spikes
- Bone Armor
- Bone Colossus Transformation
The Bone Tyrant skill-tree will focus around defense. There is a few interesting abilities in this tree. Bone fetish seems to be some sort of ground based AoE that buffs or debuffs. Bone Armor will most likely be a resistance buff to yourself and maybe to your allies. The most interesting one is again the ultimate, the Bone Colossus Transformation. You will transform yourself into an actual Bone Colossus if you choose to activate this ultimate!
Living Death Skills
- Mend Flesh
- Summon Skeletal Mender
- Restoring Tether
- Release Essence
- Consume Curse
Soul Mending will focus on buffing, healing and resurrecting dead allies. A few of the skills are already known as you can see in the picture. The ultimate is one that caught my attention pretty quick, as it is some sort of mass resurrection! We will see how this turns out, maybe it is only for a short duration, maybe a Skeleton army will spawn based on the number of dead bodies on the ground, we do not know more about it yet.
Necromancer Bone Colossus Transformation
They also showed us the Bone Colossus Ultimate Transformation. As you can see the ultimate will look different depending on what race you play on!
Make sure to check out the Elsweyr Chapter Information article.
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