For other uses, see necromancer.
NecromancerFemale MM8

Female Necromancer

NecromancerMale MM8

Male Necromancer

The Necromancer is one of the eight character classes in Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer.

"The Necromancer, a magician who has succumbed to the temptations of the dark arts, is the Dark magic specialist and a master of undead. Though Necromancers have no special abilities to speak of, and are limited in choice of weapons and armor, they alone wield the full power of Dark magic. Additionally they're the class best at casting the elemental magics of Earth, Water, Air and Fire. The Necromancer is the closest thing to the pure spell caster on the continent of Jadame."

Necromancers start with 20 hit points and 25 spell points, and gain 2 hit points and 3 spell points per level. They also start with 5 spirit resistance.

Attributes Edit

Attribute Minimum Starting Maximum
Might 9 11 25
Endurance 9 11 25
Intellect 9 11 25
Personality 9 11 25
Accuracy 9 11 25
Speed 9 11 25
Luck 9 11 25

Lich Edit

"In the promotional ritual that attunes a Necromancer more fully to the Dark arts, the character is transformed into a Lich - a powerful form of undead. In exchange for their natural bodies, Liches gain access to the highest level spells and magical abilities."
A necromancer can be promoted to a Lich. Liches can learn grandmaster Learning, Meditation, Alchemy, Earth, Water, Air, Fire, and Dark Magic instead of master, and expert Regeneration, which unpromoted Necromancers can't learn at all.

Liches gain 3 hit points and 5 spell points per level.

Skills Edit

The default skills of the necromancers are Staff and Dark Magic.

In the table below, golden check marks SpecialYes represent skills only available to Liches.

Skill Normal Expert Master Grand
Axe No No No No
Bow Yes No No No
Dagger Yes Yes No No
Mace No No No No
Spear No No No No
Staff Yes Yes Yes No
Sword No No No No
Fire Magic Yes Yes Yes SpecialYes
Air Magic Yes Yes Yes SpecialYes
Water Magic Yes Yes Yes SpecialYes
Earth Magic Yes Yes Yes SpecialYes
Spirit Magic No No No No
Mind Magic No No No No
Body Magic No No No No
Light Magic No No No No
Dark Magic Yes Yes Yes SpecialYes
Dark Elf No No No No
Vampire No No No No
Dragon No No No No
Leather Yes Yes No No
Chain No No No No
Plate No No No No
Shield No No No No
Alchemy Yes Yes Yes SpecialYes
Armsmaster No No No No
Body Building No No No No
ID Item Yes Yes Yes No
ID Monster Yes Yes Yes No
Learning Yes Yes Yes SpecialYes
Disarm Trap Yes No No No
Meditation Yes Yes Yes SpecialYes
Merchant Yes Yes No No
Perception Yes No No No
Regeneration SpecialYes SpecialYes No No
Repair Item No No No No
Might and Magic VIII classes
Cleric - Knight - Necromancer - Vampire - Dark Elf - Troll - Minotaur - Dragon