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{{Quote|All that grows must also wither and die. All dies and rots, and will then nourish the living. This is the [[Great Cycle of Being]], and we, the [[Priests of Rathma]], use our dark art to create it.|A [[Necromancer (Diablo III)|Necromancer]]|url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kC7CAv_eojE}}
 
{{Quote|All that grows must also wither and die. All dies and rots, and will then nourish the living. This is the [[Great Cycle of Being]], and we, the [[Priests of Rathma]], use our dark art to create it.|A [[Necromancer (Diablo III)|Necromancer]]|url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kC7CAv_eojE}}
 
[[File:Necromaner-BC2016.jpg|thumb|Necromancy]]
 
[[File:Necromaner-BC2016.jpg|thumb|Necromancy]]
'''Necromancy'''<ref name = "PowerHungry"/>, otherwise known as the '''Art of Rathma''',<ref>''[[Diablo III]]'', ''[[Canem Mortem Liber]]''</ref> '''Death Magic''',<ref>''[[Diablo III]]'', ''[[Pestilence Gloves]]''</ref> or the '''Dark Arts''',<ref name = "RestoringBalance"/> is a school of magic.<ref name = "PowerHungry">[http://us.battle.net/d3/en/class/wizard/passive/power-hungry Power Hungry], ''Blizzard Entertainment''. Accessed on 2014-02-28</ref> [[Demon]]s possess necromatic abilities.<ref name = "D2M"/> Among mortals, necromancy has long been abused, and is a reviled practice.<ref name = "Rise">[https://us.battle.net/d3/en/rise-of-the-necromancer/ Rise of the Necromancer], ''Blizzard Entertainment''. Accessed on 2017-06-30</ref> It is considered a "dark" art,<ref name = "D2M"/> and people believe that the use of necromancy attracts the attention of demons<ref name = "Rise"/> (or outright summoning them)<ref>''[[The Black Road]]''</ref> and puts Sanctuary at risk.<ref name = "Rise"/> Currently, among mortals, only the [[Priests of Rathma]] have access to necromancy,<ref name = "D2M"/> which they gain by drawing on the power of [[Trag'Oul]],<ref name = "Lore">2013-12-08, [http://www.blizzplanet.com/blog/comments/blizzcon-2013-diablo-iii-lore-qa-panel-transcript BlizzCon 2013 – Diablo III Lore and Story Q&A Panel Transcript]. ''Blizzplanet'', accessed on 2014-03-11</ref> Because of their use of necromancy, many people shun the priests.<ref name = "D2M"/> In contrast to the erroneous belief that necromancy attracts demons, necromancy involves the use of [[Summoning Spells]], which can summon [[skeleton]]s and [[golem]]s, and even [[revive|revival]]. Other necromatic abilties are based on the use of [[Poison and Bone Spells|poison and bone]] and [[curses]].<ref name = "D2M"/>
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'''Necromancy'''<ref name = "PowerHungry"/>, otherwise known as the '''Art of Rathma''',<ref>''[[Diablo III]]'', ''[[Canem Mortem Liber]]''</ref> '''Death Magic''',<ref>''[[Diablo III]]'', ''[[Pestilence Gloves]]''</ref> or the '''Dark Arts''',<ref name = "RestoringBalance"/> is a school of magic.<ref name = "PowerHungry">[http://us.battle.net/d3/en/class/wizard/passive/power-hungry Power Hungry], ''Blizzard Entertainment''. Accessed on 2014-02-28</ref> [[Demon]]s possess necromatic abilities, but among mortals, only the [[Priests of Rathma]],<ref name = "D2M"/> who draw on the power of [[Trag'Oul]],<ref name = "Lore">2013-12-08, [http://www.blizzplanet.com/blog/comments/blizzcon-2013-diablo-iii-lore-qa-panel-transcript BlizzCon 2013 – Diablo III Lore and Story Q&A Panel Transcript]. ''Blizzplanet'', accessed on 2014-03-11</ref> have access to it. It is considered a "dark" art and consequently, many people shun the priests.<ref name = "D2M"/> A misconception among many of the peoples of Sanctuary is that necromancy involves the summoning of demons.<ref>''[[The Black Road]]''</ref> In reality, this art involves the use of [[Summoning Spells]], which can summon [[skeleton]]s and [[golem]]s, and even [[revive|revival]]. Other necromatic abilties are based on the use of [[Poison and Bone Spells|poison and bone]] and [[curses]].<ref name = "D2M"/>
   
 
[[File:NecromancerSkeletons.jpg|thumb|A Necromancer with skeletons]]
 
[[File:NecromancerSkeletons.jpg|thumb|A Necromancer with skeletons]]
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