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Necromancers are mages who specialize in the conjuration of undead creatures. Undead servants populate their lairs, and they always summon additional undead to aid them in combat. If the Hero can kill the necromancers quickly, they are a good source of potions and scrolls.

The Mages Guild has banned the practice of Necromancy, forcing many practitioners into hiding. The guild's disdain is so great that when wearing Necromancer's Robes inside one of the Mages Guild buildings will cause the resident members to ignore the wearer; they may even become hostile if the robes are worn around them too long.

Equipment and combatEdit

Necromancers do not wear armor, but instead wear Necromancer's Robes. They tend to wield a mace or dagger of some sort, which varies depending on their level (they tend to use destruction magic more often than melee weapons). Occasionally they will also wield a staff, especially if they are Necromancer Adepts. They also carry several scrolls, and a few healing and magicka potions.

Usually, upon discovering the Hero, necromancers will summon an undead creature, and then drain the Hero's abilities. Then they will run away leaving their summoned creature to engage in combat. They are fairly easy to beat on their own, but in groups they can be deadly. When groups are encountered, a good tactic is to draw them out one at a time with a target spell and draw them away from the others, taking them one at a time. It is best to focus on killing the necromancer instead of trying to kill their summons, as the necromancer will probably summon another one soon after it is defeated. They can be difficult for melee fighters as they retreat often and are quite fast.

They lack any kind of armor, so a sneak attack arrow can often kill them instantly if the Hero has decent Sneak. This is extremely effective since they will not be able to summon anything and it will not attract nearby enemies.

SubtypesEdit

  • Necromancer
Common variety of dark mages.
  • Necromancer Adept
Very skilled in the necromantic arts, usually only one is found in each necromantic lair.
  • Worm Anchorite

These necromancers are charged with creating Black Soul Gems at Necromancer Altars.

LocationsEdit

A list of locations where Necromancers can be encountered. Locations marked with an asterisk (*) have a Necromancer Altar.

Notable NecromancersEdit

See alsoEdit

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