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"I speak now to those who heed a darker call. Those bold enough to cross the line of Sin for deeper knowledge, who'll follow an unquenchable yearning, born of blood and bone...To unlock the forbidden secrets and foulest black rituals, calling forth life from death. To truly embrace this power, you must take it into the world. But you will be shunned, scorned...marked as a living sacrifice to this profane knowledge. You will be a Priest of Rathma. A Necromancer. And you will not confront the darkness alone. We are the Speakers of the Dead, and the Dead have no mercy."

- A Necromancer(src)


A Necromancer

Necromancers are magic-users with the ability to raise the dead.


Main article: Priests of Rathma
"Haunt your foes with the dead, so even the demons of the Burning Hells will feel dread. Reanimate corpses to protect the living. Curse the damned with baneful skills. Inflict pestilence on the enemy. Alienated and shunned by society, those who underestimate your power are ignorant of their grave mistake. Only your commands echo in eternity."

- Anonymous(src)


A Necromancer

Necromancers are Sorcerers whose spells deal with the raising of the dead and the summoning and control of various creatures for their purposes. None doubt the power of Necromancers, for it is the stuff of nightmares.[1]

The word "Necromancer" is actually an outsider's term for the Priests of Rathma, as per their ability to raise the dead. Necromancy is an ability possessed by the minions of the Burning Hells, but among mortals, it is only Necromancers that possess it. Yet Necromancers are pragmatists, and are above temptation. Their knowledge of the unknown allows them to face death without fear. Additionally, Necromancers possess the use of prime magic.[2]


Diablo II[]

The Necromancer from Diablo II

The Necromancer is one of the playable classes of Diablo II.

Diablo Immortal[]

The Necromancer is a playable class in Diablo Immortal.

Diablo III[]

The Necromancer is available for purchase in Diablo III as a playable class.

Diablo IV[]

The Necromancer is a playable class in Diablo IV.

Heroes of the Storm[]

The Necromancer is a playable hero in Heroes of the Storm, represented by Xul.

Known Necromancers[]


A female Necromancer



  1. Necromancer, The Arreat Summit. Accessed on 2014-03-17
  2. Necromancer History, The Arreat Summit. Accessed on 2014-03-17