'Diablo II's' 'Necromancer' Will Have a New Comeback at 'Diablo III'

By Kevin Panganiban , Updated Nov 09, 2016 06:39 AM EST

"Diablo III" has recently released its latest update with a new playable character in the game, though "new" would not be the best word to describe it. Announcements made recently at BlizzCon said that the "Necromancer" from "Diablo II" would return from the latest gameplay offering, "Diablo III: Reaper of Souls."

The "Necromancer"-or the Priests of Rathma-was one of the classes from "Diablo II." Originally from the jungles of Kehjistan, the priests are trained to maintain the balance between the delicate forces of life and death. The Necromancer is set to come out in 2017, three years from "Diablo III" game's first release, which is a "fairly glacial pace, even for Blizzard," according to Forbes.

Although the "Necromancer" first came out from "Diablo II," the Necromancer from "Diablo III" will be different, giving it a fresh feel even while going through the same gameplay. This will be a great addition to "Diablo III: Reaper of Souls."

Like the Witch Doctor, the "Necromancer" class is also a master of the dark arts. Although the class draws its magic from death itself, giving you complete control over the undead. One of its original skills, the Corpse Explosion, will let you blow up to 10 bodies in an instant! The Bone Spear skill will also have its comeback, letting the "Necromancer" shoot a piercing attack in a straight line. Meanwhile, a new skill in "Diablo III" will also be added to the class which lets you recover your sense and health and also a skill that lets you teleport to a different location.

More information is set to be announced in the next couple of months just before the official release of "Diablo III" in 2017. Meanwhile, other surprising contents are on its way, including the "Diablo I"- themed game mode to commemorate its anniversary.

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