The Diablo 2 Necromancer is a mage with strong summoning abilities. He utilizes his curses to weaken his enemies and control the battlefield.
The master of the ‘Dark Arts’ is able to resurrect fallen enemies, forcing them to serve him. Also, he can doom his opponents to a slow death through poison and even make their bodies explode.
The most powerful and common Necromancer builds are:
Bonemancer: It’s one of the most famous Necromancer builds in Diablo 2. It mainly focuses on Bone Spells such as Bone Spear and Bone Spirit. Thus, its summoning capabilities are limited. The Bonemancer is much more effective at higher levels and in PvP fights.
Summonmancer: It’s also known as Skelemancer, Zookeeper, Overlord, Skeletor, Lord of Mages or just Summoner. This kind of Necromancer is able to summon numerous minions to overwhelm and damage his opponents. Its role is to support his minions, casting curses on their enemies. Further, the Summonmancer can resurrect the fallen monsters to fight by his side or even to make their bodies explode for additional damage.