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In Depth Necromancer Guide

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This is guide on the Necromancer class. I don't go into too much detail on the combat spells so if anyone has any more information on lacking areas, I will include them in the guide.

NECROMANCER MYTH - Necros have the most powerful healing spell. 

The Priest's healing spell is actually just as powerful as the necro's healing spell. However, the necros spell uses half the required energy and 4% of the necro's health to cast.

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NECROMANCER FACT - Necromancers are the most effective healers in long PvE battles.

Why? Because necro's have the highest base energy regeneration at 8 energy/5 secs and the lowest healing spell cost at 7.

 

This means that as long as the necro uses no other spells, he/she will never run out of energy to cast Ancient Seal, even if there energy is at 0 after casting the heal.

 

NECROMANCER SKILLS

 

Devotion

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As you can see, the necro's passive skill gives it an energy regen boost and 3% protection against moon and dark magic attacks.

 

Poison Spittle

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This attack is the standard power attack that all classes share. When Deathly Eye is used twice on a target, Poison Spittle will deal extra magic damage over time (3 smaller hits on the enemy if you are quick). I haven't gone too in depth on this spell.

 

Deathly Eye

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Deathly eye is a stackable spell that reduces the targets maximal health. That being said this should be cast when an enemy is it full health, to maximize it's use. Cast this spell twice and then use Poison Spittle do deal additional dark magic damage.

 

Nightmares

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Nightmares is a really useful skill. It can be used to stun enemies so you can run away, attack other enemies, or heal yourself. The target is also unable to regenerate health or energy while in the nightmare.

 

Durations:

Level 1 - 5 seconds

Level 2 - Unknown (need additional info)

Level 3 - Unknown (need additional info)

Level 4 - Unknown (need additional info)

Level 5 - Unknown (need additional info)

 

Bone Shield

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Bone Shield is extremely useful. The target is surrounded by a magical shield that absorbs damage until the shield dissipates, or until the shield is broken. Bone Shield is useful in battle and to get past a hoard of monsters in your way. The casting cost is 4% of the caster's hp and 20 energy.

 

Duration and Strength

 

Level 1:

Duration - 6 seconds

Shield Strength - 102 damage with 0 armour bonus

 

Level 2:

Duration - 8 seconds

Shield Strength - 197 damage with 0 armour bonus

 

Level 3:

Duration - 10 seconds

Shield Strength - 292 damage with 0 armour bonus

 

Level 4:

Duration - 12 seconds

Shield Strength - 387 damage with 0 armour bonus

 

Level 5:

Duration - 14 seconds

Shield Strength - 411 damage with 0 armour bonus

 

IMPORTANT NOTE ON BONE SHIELD - Bone Shield is a weird spell. The shield does not stack on top of the player's armour bonus.

 

For example if you have 1 completed naked player, and 1 armoured player, both players are equally protected by the Bone Shield and the fight will be even until the shields break. The naked player's shield will take more damage to break, since he is not protected by armour. The armoured player's shield will take less damage to break, but since he is already wearing armour, it evens out. Confusing, I know.

 

Ancient Seal

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Ancient Seal instantly heals the targets character's hp. The spell uses 4% of the caster's health and 7 energy. To calculate the normal heal you will deal use this formula:

Base Heal + (2*Astral Bonus) = Normal Healing Amount

 

Level 1 Base Heal - 34

 

Level 2 Base Heal - 76

 

Level 3 Base Heal - 118

 

Level 4 Base Heal - 160

 

Level 5 Base Heal - 202

 

EXTRA INFORMATION

 

Comparing Necro/Priest to Shaman/Druid for Healing

 

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Both necros and priests have the exact same healing power. However the necro's cost only 7 energy (and 4% hp)! This is extremely low for a healing spell and as stated up top, allows the necro to have unlimited heals if using no other spells. The priests healing spell doesn't take any of the caster's hp away, but it does cost a lot more, and the priest's stock regen is 3 lower than the necros. Note that the priest starts off with 10% more energy than all other classes however.

 

Now to compare necro/priests healing to shaman/druid. This test was done with both starting characters performing heals on themselves, with equal stats:

 

The shaman/druid healed 32 hp 5 times throughout 15 seconds.

Energy expense - 12

Cooldown - 10 secs

Range - 5

 

The necro/priest healed 72hp instantly.

Energy expense - 7 (14 for priest)

Cooldown - 8 seconds

Range - 4

 

This means that in 15 seconds, a shaman/druid could heal 160 hp in 15 seconds, and a necro/priest could heal 216 hp in about 18 ish seconds with 3 spells, depending on how fast the player is.

 

There are pros and cons to both types of heals. The necro/priest wins for total healing because of instant heal and lower cool down. However the shaman/druid will require less clicks to heal, which means they can concentrate on other tasks in the battle. The shaman/druid can also start a second heal after their 10 second cooldown is done.

 

IN CONCLUSION

 

Necromancer Pros (Healing Only)

- Instant heal

- Extremely low casting cost for healing

- Faster energy regen rate than other classes

- Unlimited healing if no other spells used

 

Necromancer Cons (Healing Only)

- 4% hp drain for every healing cast. This means that necros are fragile and might not notice their hp going down. Necromancers should be kept out of harm for as much of the fight as possible, so they can concentrate on healing the tank and other players.

 

I hope this guide is helpful to players who can't decide which type of support class they should pick. Right now I'm playing a necro, and am having a blast, but it all depends on what kind of player you are.

 

Additional Info Required

If anyone would like to help me with this guide here is some specific information that would help.

 

- Durations for Nightmares spell lvl 2/3/4/5.

 

- More info on Poison Spittle and Deathly Eye.

 

- Shield strength and duration for level 2/3/4/5 Priest's Holy Shield.

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Nice guide Plz do add info about Hp regeneration as well as most players tend to ignore it shamans & druid don't regenerate Hp in high numbers but necro does would be very helpfull to keep hp in check !

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