One of the most exciting announcements to come out of Blizzcon last week is the announcement that the Necromancer class will be making a comeback to the franchise as Blizzard will be releasing the newly reimagined class and will join the currently available classes of Diablo 3 sometime in 2017.
The new Necromancer class will be part of the Rise of the Necromancer Pack which, along with access to the new character class, will include an in-game pet, two additional character slots, two additional stash tabs for PC players, a portrait frame, pennant, banner, and banner sigil.
While the Necromancer class will feature some new skills and abilities like Blood Rush and Siphon Blood, a few of the class’s classic abilities from Diablo II will be making a return including Bone Spear and Summon Skeletons.
The Necromancer class will be playable as either a male or a female and will be released with its own closet of set items and class-specific legendary items, such as a class-specific scythe for their main hand.
The Rise of the Necromancer pack as well as the Necromancer class will be released sometime in 2017 for a yet to be disclosed price. Players will need to have both Diablo III and the Reaper of Souls expansion (or the Ultimate Evil Edition for consoles) to access the new content.