Diablo 3 Rise of the Necromancer release date not set, no price point

‘Diablo 3’ Items In Upcoming ‘Rise Of The Necromancer’ DLC Detailed, Class Cinematic Revealed

Command minions of undead, raise fallen foes, and master blood rituals with the Necromancer class coming soon to Diablo 3. The new class is currently on the public test realm bringing it closer to release each day. Players will soon be able to purchase the Rise of the Necromancer DLC that includes access to the class, slots, and other cosmetic items.

Today, Blizzard Entertainment revealed the contents of the pack with new images and details on the official site. The Rise of the Necromancer pack includes the Half-formed Golem non-combat pet, the Wings of the Crypt Guardian back piece, the Necromancer banner with accents, the Necromancer portrait, and the Blood Master Pennant back piece.

The Rise of the Necromancer pack also includes two more stash tabs and two more character slots. Although no release date is set right now for the content, it will accompany patch 2.6 when it releases. The price point for the pack is also in question even though many players expect it to cost less than the Reaper of Souls expansion did at its launch. The expansion cost $40 when it released with a new act, a new class, and more. Since the Rise of the Necromancer pack contains a class, some cosmetic items, and slots, many players hope to see it around $20.

Diablo 3 Rise of the Necromancer pack item preview
The cosmetic items found in the Rise of the Necromancer pack [Image by Blizzard Entertainment]

Patch 2.6 and the Necromancer are currently available on the public test realm. The full list of Necromancer skills are detailed in the patch notes alongside the item sets for the class and other highlights of the patch. Players can even view the legendary items specific to the Necromancer. Challenge Rifts, new zones, fixes, and changes are also part of the patch.

“As a master of the dark arts, you wield the powers of life and death necessary to restore the Balance! Necromancers are powerful spell casters who lay waste to their enemies using curses and reanimation—along with an obedient cadre of pets. This new class employs a controlled gameplay style using the raw materials of life: blood and bone.”

The Necromancer utilizes Primary Skills including Bone Spikes, Siphon Blood, and Grim Scythe. Secondary Skills for the class are Death Nova, Bone Spear, and Skeleton Mage. The remaining skill lines are Blood and Bone, Reanimation, Curses, and Corpses. Each line includes skills themed around the line’s title. For instance, the popular Revive ability is available to Necromancers in the Diablo 3 Corpses line.

Diablo 3 Rise of the Necromancer pack contents and items
The male Necromancer in the Diablo 3 cinematic [Image by Blizzard Entertainment]

As the Necromancer’s release grows nearer, Blizzard Entertainment continues to divulge more about the pack. In addition to the cosmetic reveal, the cinematic opening for the Necromancer is also available now. Both the male and female cinematic openings can be viewed now. These videos are the ones that play before players start the campaign as the Necromancer. A few details on the lore behind the characters are in the video and they are a good way to preview the voice acting for both genders.

With the Rise of the Necromancer pack set to release this year, Diablo 3 continues to update and patch with new content. In fact, the console versions of the action RPG recently received seasonal content. Season 10 is currently underway on the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One right alongside the season on PC. Players across different platforms may not be to play together, but all systems do have Seasons now.

As the Inquisitr reported, players can start over in a season with no items or benefits from their non-seasonal accounts. New characters or rebirthed ones start fresh in a season with a separate stash, inventory, cube, and Paragon levels. Hitting certain milestones in the season will unlock set pieces, portraits, pennants, and more. Season 10 is still ongoing with no end date currently announced. It is unclear when Season 11 will begin or if the Necromancer will be included when the new Diablo 3 season begins.

[Featured Image by Blizzard Entertainment]

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