Necromancy

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Overview

Necromancy is a standard power set that is a primary set for Masterminds.

"Command the forces of Death. Necromancy allows you to summon undead henchmen to do your bidding. Some Necromancy powers can even grant your undead henchmen additional powers. Most Undead Henchmen generally have good resistances to Cold, Negative Energy, and Psionic damage as well as Sleep, Fear and Disorient. Undead Henchmen cannot be resurrected."

Power Table

The Necromancy power set is available as a primary set for Masterminds. The following table shows the level at which each power is available:

Power Level Effect
Necromancy DarkBlast.png Dark Blast 1 Ranged, Moderate Damage (Negative), Foe -ToHit
Necromancy CallZombieHorde.png Zombie Horde 1 Summon 1-3 Zombies(depending on your lvl
Necromancy Gloom.png Gloom 2 Ranged, High Damage over Time (Negative), Foe -ToHit
Necromancy EnchantUndead.png Enchant Undead 6 Ranged, Enchant Undead Henchman
Necromancy LifeDrain.png Life Drain 8 Ranged, Moderate Damage (Negative), Target -ToHit, Self +Hit Points
Necromancy SummonSkeletonWarrior.png Grave Knight 12 Summon 1-2 Grave Knights(depending on your lvl
Necromancy SoulExtraction.png Soul Extraction 18 Summon Ghost (Special)
Necromancy SummonLitch.png Lich 26 Summon Lich
Necromancy DarkEmpowerment.png Dark Empowerment 32 Ranged, Empower Undead Henchman

Powers

Necromancy DarkBlast.png Dark Blast

A long range blast of dark energy. Deals moderate Negative Energy damage and reduces the target's chance to hit.

Damage Moderate
Recharge Fast
Minimum Level V archetypeicon mastermind.png 1 (Mastermind)
Effects Ranged
Moderate Damage (Negative)
Foe -ToHit
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Range.png Enhance Range
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training ToHit DeBuffs.png Enhance ToHit Debuff
Set Categories IO Ranged Damage.png Ranged Damage
IO To Hit DeBuff.png ToHit Debuff
IO Accurate ToHit Debuff.png Accurate ToHit Debuff

Necromancy DarkEmpowerment.png Dark Empowerment

Dark Empowerment will permanently bestow the most powerful and darkest new powers and abilities to all of your Undead Henchman. The Empowered Undead will gain new abilities and powers. The powers gained are unique and dependent upon the type of Undead Henchman that is Empowered. Dark Empowerment only works on your Undead Henchmen and you can only Empower your Undead Henchmen once with this power.

Recharge Very Slow
Minimum Level V archetypeicon mastermind.png 32 (Mastermind)
Effects Ranged
Empower Undead Henchman
Zombies:  
Visual Change: Red aura on hands
Powers added: ShadowFighting SiphonLife.png Siphon Life (Melee Minor Negative, SelfHeal, -ToHit)
Grave Knight:  
Visual Change: Horned helmet, gauntlets, boots, new shoulder armament, red aura on eyes
Powers added: Sword HeadSplitter.png Head Splitter (Melee Extreme Cone Lethal, Knockdown, -Defense)
ShadowFighting SiphonLife.png Siphon Life (Melee Minor Negative, SelfHeal)
Lich:  
Visual Change: Gauntlets, shoulder ornaments, red aura on eyes
Powers added: DarkMiasma FearsomeAura.png Fearsome Stare (Ranged, Fear, -ToHit)
DarkMiasma PetrifyingGaze.png Petrifying Gaze (Ranged, Hold)
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Range.png Enhance Range
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
Set Categories None

Necromancy EnchantUndead.png Enchant Undead

Enchant Undead will permanently bestow new powers and abilities to all of your Undead Henchman. The powers gained are unique and dependent upon the type of Undead Henchman that is Enchanted. Enchant Undead only works on your Undead Henchmen and you can only Enchant your Undead Henchmen once with this power.

Recharge Medium
Minimum Level V archetypeicon mastermind.png 6 (Mastermind)
Effects Ranged
Enchant Undead Henchman
Zombies:  
Visual Change: Green Gas from mouth
Powers added: FireBlast FireBlast.png Projectile Vomit (Damage over time (Toxic))
FieryFray Incinerate.png Zombie Vomit (Melee Area of Effect, Damage over time (Toxic))
Grave Knight:  
Visual Change: Spiked shoulder pads, red shirt, steel tassels from skirt, rusty sword changes to a double edged broad sword
Powers added: Sword Disembowel.png Disembowel (Melee Heavy Lethal, Knockup, -Defense)
DarkCast SoulDrain.png Gloom (Ranged Heavy Negative Damage over Time, -ToHit)
Lich:  
Visual Change: Tattered shoulder pads, bony texture on hands, black belt
Powers added: DarkCast TenebrousTentacles.png Tenebrous Tentacles (Ranged Minor Negative/Smashing Cone, Immobilize, -ToHit)
DarkCast LifeDrain.png Life Drain (Ranged Moderate Negative, SelfHeal, -ToHit)
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Range.png Enhance Range
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
Set Categories None

Necromancy Gloom.png Gloom

Gloom slowly drains a target of life, while reducing their chance to hit. Slower than Dark Blast, but deals more damage over time.

Damage High (Damage over Time)
Recharge Moderate
Minimum Level V archetypeicon mastermind.png 2 (Mastermind)
Effects Ranged
High (Damage over Time)
Foe -ToHit
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Range.png Enhance Range
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training ToHit DeBuffs.png Enhance ToHit Debuff
Set Categories IO Ranged Damage.png Ranged Damage
IO To Hit DeBuff.png ToHit Debuff

Necromancy SummonSkeletonWarrior.png Grave Knight

You can summon one to two powerful Grave Knights (depending on your level) to do your bidding. Grave Knights come well equipped with several attack powers and can be empowered with even more. You may only have 2 Grave Knights under your control at any given time. If you attempt to summon more Grave Knights, you can only replace the ones you have lost in battle. If you already have two, the power will fail.

Grave Knight
Recharge Very Long
Minimum Level V archetypeicon mastermind.png 12 (Mastermind)
Effects Summon Grave Knight
Basic Powers Sword Hack.png Hack (Melee Moderate Lethal, -Defense)
Sword Slash.png Slash (Melee Moderate Lethal, -Defense)
DarkCast DarkBlast.png Dark Blast (Ranged Moderate Negative, -ToHit)
Equip Powers Sword Disembowel.png Disembowel (Melee Heavy Lethal, Knockup, -Defense)
DarkCast SoulDrain.png Gloom (Ranged Heavy Negative Damage over Time, -ToHit)
Upgrade Powers Sword HeadSplitter.png Head Splitter (Melee Extreme Cone Lethal, Knockdown, -Defense)
ShadowFighting SiphonLife.png Siphon Life (Melee Minor Negative, SelfHeal)
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Defense DeBuff.png Enhance Defense Debuff
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Heal.png Enhance Heal
TO Training KnockBack Distance.png Enhance Knockback Distance
TO Training ToHit DeBuffs.png Enhance ToHit Debuff
Set Categories IO Pet Damage.png Pet Damage
IO Defense DeBuff.png Defense Debuff
IO Knockback Distance.png Knockback
IO To Hit DeBuff.png ToHit Debuff

Necromancy SummonLitch.png Lich

Summons a dark and powerful Lich. The Lich is an undead entity that, when alive, possessed many dark powers of his own. Perhaps it was a dark wizard, or powerful arch villain. Perhaps it was even a Necromancer. Now it only hungers for the souls of the living, and is quite good at feeding itself. The Lich specializes in dark control and draining powers. You may only have 1 Lich under your control at any given time. If you attempt to summon another Lich, the power will fail.

Lich
Recharge Very Long
Minimum Level V archetypeicon mastermind.png 26 (Mastermind)
Effects Summon Lich
Basic Powers DarkCast DarkBlast.png Dark Blast (Ranged Moderate Negative, -ToHit)
DarkCast Torrent.png Torrent (Ranged Minor Negative Cone, Knockback, -ToHit)
Equip Powers DarkCast TenebrousTentacles.png Tenebrous Tentacles (Ranged Minor Negative/Smashing Cone, Immobilize, -ToHit)
DarkCast LifeDrain.png Life Drain (Ranged Moderate Negative, SelfHeal, -ToHit)
Upgrade Powers DarkMiasma FearsomeAura.png Fearsome Stare (Ranged, Fear, -ToHit)
DarkMiasma PetrifyingGaze.png Petrifying Gaze (Ranged, Hold)
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Fear Duration.png Enhance Fear Duration
TO Training Heal.png Enhance Heal
TO Training Hold Duration.png Enhance Hold Duration
TO Training Immobilization Duration.png Enhance Immobilization Duration
TO Training KnockBack Distance.png Enhance Knockback Distance
TO Training ToHit DeBuffs.png Enhance ToHit Debuff
Set Categories IO Pet Damage.png Pet Damage
IO Knockback Distance.png Knockback
IO To Hit DeBuff.png ToHit Debuff
IO Accurate ToHit Debuff.png Accurate ToHit Debuff

Necromancy LifeDrain.png Life Drain

You can tap the power of the Netherworld to steal some life from a target foe and reduce their chance to hit. Some of that stolen life is transferred to you in the form of Hit Points.

Damage Moderate
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level V archetypeicon mastermind.png 8 (Mastermind)
Effects Ranged
Moderate Damage (Negative)
Target -ToHit
Self +Hit Points
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Heal.png Enhance Heal
TO Training Range.png Enhance Range
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training ToHit DeBuffs.png Enhance ToHit Debuff
Set Categories IO Ranged Damage.png Ranged Damage
IO Healing-Absorb.png Healing/Absorb
IO To Hit DeBuff.png ToHit Debuff
IO Accurate Healing.png Accurate Healing

Necromancy SoulExtraction.png Soul Extraction

You can extract the soul from one of your defeated Undead Henchmen and summon its spectral essence to do your bidding. The power of the soul is dependent upon the type of Undead Henchman you extract it from, however it will always be one level lower than you. Unlike your other Henchman, the extracted soul is only loosely bound to your control and will eventually move on to the next world. The soul cannot gain new powers with Enchant Undead or Dark Empowerment.

Recharge Very Long
Minimum Level V archetypeicon mastermind.png 18 (Mastermind)
Effects Summon Ghost
Basic Powers DarkCast DarkBlast.png Ghastly Blast (-ToHit)
Invisibility PhaseShift.png Phase Shift (Self Intangible)
Flight TravelFlight.png Fly (Ghost spirits can fly!)
PowerBlast NovaBlast.png Self Destruct (Self Destruct)
DarkCast LifeDrain.png Life Drain (Ranged, Negative, Selfheal -ToHit)
ShadowFighting MidnightGrasp.png Necroplasmic Grasp (Damage over Time Negative, Hold)
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Heal.png Enhance Heal
TO Training Hold Duration.png Enhance Hold Duration
TO Training Range.png Enhance Range
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training ToHit DeBuffs.png Enhance ToHit Debuff
Set Categories IO Pet Damage.png Pet Damage
IO To Hit DeBuff.png ToHit Debuff
IO Recharge Intensive Pets.png Recharge Intensive Pets

Necromancy CallZombieHorde.png Zombie Horde

Summons one to three Zombies (depending on your level) to do your bidding. Zombies are very tough but can be slow and stupid. They start out with only rudimentary melee attacks, but can be empowered with range and even life draining powers. You may only have 3 Zombies under your control at any given time. If you attempt to summon more Zombies, you can only replace the ones you have lost in battle. If you already have three, the power will fail.

Zombie Horde
Recharge Very Long
Minimum Level V archetypeicon mastermind.png 1 (Mastermind)
Effects Summon Zombies
Basic Powers Inherent Brawl.png Zombie Brawl (Melee Moderate Smashing)
Equip Powers FireBlast FireBlast.png Projectile Vomit (Damage over time (Toxic))
FieryFray Incinerate.png Zombie Vomit (Melee Area of Effect, Damage over time (Toxic))
Upgrade Powers ShadowFighting SiphonLife.png Siphon Life (Melee Minor Negative, SelfHeal, -ToHit)
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Heal.png Enhance Heal
TO Training ToHit DeBuffs.png Enhance ToHit Debuff
Set Categories IO Pet Damage.png Pet Damage
IO To Hit DeBuff.png ToHit Debuff

Historical

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