Necromancy is the study of dark magic. With it, and a special book called the Necromancer Spellbook, you can curse your foes, animate the dead, transform into wicked creatures, and summon some of the most deadly spells in the world.
To use the skill, you simply have to cast any of the spells available to you in the spellbook. The more proficient you become at the skill, the more successful you will be at using the spells.
- 0 – 40: Train at NPC Necromancer in New Haven
Wearing a good suit will greatly improve training. The most important property will be 100% Lower Reagent Cost if you don’t want to use up any reagents. The next most important would be having 40% Lower Mana Cost. In addition make sure to wear 2 Faster Casting, 6 Faster Cast Recovery, and as much Mana Regeneration as you can.
- 40 – 50: Cast Pain Spike
- 50 – 70: Cast Horrific Beast
- 70 – 90: Cast Wither
- 90 – 100: Cast Lich Form
- 100 – 120: Cast Vampiric Embrace
* = Requires Spirit Speak † = Effectiveness relies on Spirit Speak
Necromancy scrolls cannot be purchased from NPCs; they can be looted from monsters and chests. It should be noted that only certain monsters carry certain Necromancy Scrolls.
Animate Dead: Ratman Mages.
Blood Oath: Ratman Mages, Evil Mages, Imps, and Nightmares.
Corpse Skin: Unicorns, Ratman Mages, Imps, and Orc Mages.
Curse Weapon: Ratman Mages, Evil Mages, and Imps.
Evil Omen: Ratman Mages and Imps.
Horrific Beast: Ratman Mages, Imps, and Nightmares.
Lich Form: Messages in bottles and level 3 Treasure Maps, Daemons, Liches, Evil Mage Lords, and Imps.
Mind Rot: Ratman Mages and Imps.
Pain Spike: Ratman Mages, Gargoyles, Imps, Ophidian Apprentice Mages, and Air Elementals.
Poison Strike: Messages in bottles. Deamons, Liches, Ratman Mages, Imps, and Air Elementals.
Strangle: Messages in bottles. Deamons, Liches, Evil Mages, Imps, Nightmares, Air Elementals, and Meer Mages.
Summon Familiar: Imps.
Vampiric Embrace: Meer Eternals, Tentacles of the Harrower, Dark Father, and The True Harrower.
Vengeful Spirit: Messages in bottles, Deamons, Liches, Air Elementals, and Nightmares.
Wither: Messages in bottles, Deamons, Liches, Imps, and Meer Mages.
Wraith Form: Ratman Mages and Imps.
An alternative to finding scrolls to add to a Necromancer’s Spellbook is to complete the Necromancy quest in New Haven (reach 50 in Necromancy skill); the quest reward is a complete Necromancy spellbook.