Publisher Perfect World Entertainment and developer Cryptic Studios have revealed the Necromancer class as one of the five starting Planeswalker classes available at launch in free-to-play massively multiplayer online action RPG Magic: Legends.
Here is an overview of the Necromancer, via Perfect World Entertainment:
Themed around the core purpose of black mana from Magic: The Gathering, Necromancers personify power at any cost—even death.
Players who choose the Necromancer class will find themselves in a constant balancing act between life and death. Summoning creatures, sacrificing them for benefits, and whittling down opponents over time will be key to a Necromancer’s success. Key abilities for the Necromancer include Grim Siphon, a mid-range lashing attack that drains life from foes over time; Grave Upheaval, a damage-dealing secondary ability that targets foes and summons two skeletons; and Soul Wither, a utility ability that applies slows and damage over time effects to nearby enemies.
The best Necromancers will walk a razor-fine edge between tremendous gain and devastating loss. Players can spend their own life force to summon powerful creatures, while saving just enough health to siphon life away from foes and friendly units alike as their undead army grows ever stronger.
More information on the Necromancer is available via an official blog post.
Watch a gameplay video below. View a set of concept artworks at the gallery.