Yes! Different than Death Knights and Warlocks.
No! Too similar to Death Knights and Warlocks.
Other Opinion (Please explain)
That's how I'd design an MMO... Light, Medium, and Heavy armor sets, with the different styles of armor (cloth, leather, mail, plate) combined in different ways.
Your healing spec is, funnily enough, very similar to the design I had made for my Death Knights in Umbrus, this little project of mine. Necromancers are basically the equivalent of Warlocks in WoW (I.E. a pure damage class) but Death Knights literally control the powers of life and death (as opposed to undeath like in most fantasy words), so they have the ability to drain life from themselves and their enemies to heal and protect their allies / themselves.
Honestly, of all the ideas presented here about the necromancers as a class, this is one of the best, no doubt.
I'd say no, but not because the idea isnt cool-it is cool, but because Necromancers aren't really viewed as a heroes in Azzeroth, in fact, they would be more hated than Warlocks, wich people see them as: Yeah, they are bad and summon demons to control them, but they are effective, and at least they dont raise the dead, wich is disgusting.
Necros would be even worse than DKs. But - hey, nice concept, even though half of its spells are taken from D2.
Just add a cross-spec that both DKs and warlocks could choose, and then have the abilities act differently depending on the class (whether the class was a warlock or DK).
I love this idea....I always played Necromancers in GW 1/2. My mains in WoW are DK and warlock (evil me). Various other games always bin the evil Necromancer. I also wanted a bloody healing class... with lots of sacrifices. Which brings me to the point of what idea's I had reading this.
Dark Sacrifice: Effect: Halfs the target's heal by 50% And heals 5 most injured allies for 10% of their health. Basicly ment to be used on the Offtank with full healt that doesnt take dmg when 5 ppl in raid arent full healt. I think that would be a really intresting spell.
Unholy Ground: You target an area with unholy magic. If a target walks over the area, skeletal hands emerge from the ground and hold them in place for up to a minute (Chance to break when damaged)
Overal. Bone armor 30seconds to be immune or absorb dmg does seem bit to OP. Especialy with mail. Make it Absorb% of health like 10-20%. Would make up for shamans wearing shield.
More idea's to follow. I love this topic so ill fully support it.
Last edited by Ademptio; 2013-04-05 at 08:49 PM.
It feels too much like a mixture of Death Knight and Warlock to me. I DO understand the difference, but honestly guys, who are we kidding?
"Use the force harry." -Gandalf
I would make this class my main for sure.
They're going to live, until they die.
Probably your best class idea so far, Teriz. Not because it sounds fun and it's good written, but because it sounds really possible! I mean, both your Demon Hunter and Ranged ideas are pretty neat, but both are kinda hard to implement seeing that there are classes filling those roles (hunters, locks, rogues...).
I love the Wagon idea. It's kinda hard to think a guy would carry a wagon like a pet, so I think that should change a little, but it is NO WAY close to DKs or Locks. It has a pretty new concept regarding the specs (specially the healing and bone - Reaper - ones). I mean, the storing corpses thing sounds fuckin' fun, but I can't imagine a huge Wagon following a player around...
Love it, even that I'm not a big fan of necromancy, death and shadowy classes, I'd definetely roll one!
EDIT: Regarding the "this looks like DK/lock" stuff, please elaborate... Locks were never centered in raising dead, but mostly centered on DEMONIC forces, as evoking demons or using prohibited spells. As for DKs, Blizzard changed them alot. The DKs are a mix of all 3 Undead heroes from WCIII and a Runemaster, imo, not a Melee-Necromancer.
Totally support the concept, it just sounds right! haha
Last edited by Kreghar; 2013-04-28 at 07:50 PM.
ur good at making classes
While nice, I fail to see why Draenei couldn't be necros. I mean Auchundiun is full of them.
Thanks a bunch for the Signature, Cthulhu Ftagn.
Meat wagon corpses sounds like the soul shard system warlocks removed for QoL a while back
best Necromancer thread that I've read so far. good job. honestly, Necromancers and Demon Hunters should be added to the game. They're the two most wanted classes in the game, players have been hoping for them for years.
My bets are on the Demon hunters being implemented for the Legion expansion, and the Necromancers for the Old Gods one.