Diablo III and the New Necromancer DLC
Last week, Blizzard released their extremely talked about DLC the ‘Necromancer’. Not only do players get a new character, but they are provided a wing set, pendant, and a pet. With all of this, the amount of players to pick up Diablo III increased tremendously over the weekend. As someone who thought Blizzard forgot about Diablo and the series it is glad to see a much needed add on and update for the game. I am not saying Blizzard completely forgot about Diablo seeing as they did roll around with the occasional seasonal update. It was just hard to see any actual new content come out for the game. Now before we dive in to the DLC and all the pros and cons, just know it is not required to have purchased the DLC to enjoy all the other new content Blizzard has issued for Diablo III.
First off, let me tell you that you do not need to buy the DLC to play with your friends or to keep grinding on Diablo. Although, if you do not have Diablo III you can buy it with a new package that Blizzard rolled out. This package is cheaper then just buying the game and DLC separately. With that the new character known as the Necromancer is a fantastic combo machine. From using corpses to raise zombies and skeletons, to going full curse configuration to watch your enemies explode and heal you for all the damage they are doing. Personally, my favorite type of Necromancer is the blood configuration. Now, I’ve only had the DLC for about a week… so do I know all the configurations and combos you can do with the character? Of course not! It is honestly like any other Diablo game or DLC. You build your character to however you like to play. That’s what I love about this new character. You also get a minion summoning monster, as well.
What to not like about the Necromancer.
Now even as an infinite combo let me not near you type of character there are some major draw backs. Now your minions can almost never die until you reach torment IV and upwards. So this makes the necromancer very hard to actually juggle fighting higher torments with minions as they go, but if you use the abilities that resurrect your enemies then you could probably be fine in higher tiers. Another con would be there is no real way in gear to increase minions health or increase the amount of minions you can have. Even though the amount is about six skeletors, a golem, and six revived enemies all at once. Not to mention if you have the mage ability about ten skeleton mages. In all it’s hard to not like the necromancer, but for players that like a ton of movement and the ability to dodge a ton the necromancer really only has one ability that can help ya there. That ability of course comes at the expense of your life.
Honestly, if you have never played Diablo III, my first recommendation is to pick up your controller, mouse and keyboard, or whatever you play with and buy the game. This is an amazing dungeon crawler that allows for you to kill all sorts of time, even when your friends are not around. Not only does Diablo have a fantastic back story and plot throughout all three games in the series, but every type of user play style is met in the game. For those Diablo veterans, I recommend buying the new DLC. It’s worth the grinding of a new character and honestly you won’t feel more satisfaction than resurrecting that extremely over-powered elite demon you just killed. Plus for all veterans and new players alike Blizzard added a ton of new enemies, zones and bosses all to be explored in adventure mode!
My rating overall for all the new content and DLC Blizzard came out with for Diablo III this last week lands a pretty good rating overall. The only real draw back is that it took way to long to come out with this DLC. Blizzard has done a fantastic job with the new character release, and the new map content throughout the world. With that being said if you are still unsure about this content and the game overall, I recommend going to Twitch and checking out live streamers play the Necromancer DLC.