Necromancers – a secular term for priests of Rathma – are treated with enormous levels of suspicion by the general populace. I mean, it makes sense, but it’s the necromancers’ uncanny pragmatism and neutrality toward death that’s most unsettling. In the trailer, the character raises the undead to use as soldiers against their enemies, as well as blasting corpses, enchanting with blood, and looking absolutely amazing bathed in the green light of their magic.
Check for yourself here! But make sure you have the stomach for it.
“Players will be able to wield the Necromancer’s Book of the Dead, an all-new ability for the class, allowing them to dominate the battlefield with deeper customization of their undead army than ever before,” reads the Activision Blizzard press release. “Fight with aggressive Skeleton Warriors, fast-attacking Skirmishers, Sword-and-Plank Defenders, or Scythe-wielding Reapers.” We got to see some of this in action in gameplay taken from an Xbox Series X, and it looks impressive.
“Unleash a litany of spells with Skeleton Mages, imbuing them with Shadow, Cold, and Sacrificial magics. Deploy tanking Bone Golems, health-stealing Blood Golems, and charging Iron Golems. Or sacrifice -all of them to absorb their power,” the explanation continued. for the Necromancer class.
Longtime fans will have raised their eyebrows at the reference to Strongholds, which is a new mechanic that alters your experience of the world. Strongholds are owned by enemies, that is, until you ruin their day. Once salvaged, the fortress has the potential to become a friendly outpost and bolster your travels through game environments. There are also “almost” 150 dungeons to explore, so it might be worth picking up the challenge of liberating a Fortress.
Diablo IV is in development for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox One. Oh yeah, this also confirmed the existence of next-gen versions of the game in this storefront. Small cherry on top of the end of the article. You’re welcome.