Magic: Legends is an upcoming ARPG from Cryptic Studios and Perfect World Entertainment based on the popular Magic: The Gathering franchise. Now, the team has given fans a first look at the Necromancer class, which will be one of five starting classes for players to choose from. The Necromancer is based on Black magic, which is all about obtaining power through any means, including 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.
Personally, it doesn’t sound like my kind of character, but I’m sure there will be plenty of interest from others. I’m curious to see what the other classes are going to be, though, and the art is pretty awesome. You can learn more on the official blog post.
Magic: Legends is set to launch on PC, PS4, and Xbox One in 2021 for free.