We already knew four of the five starter Planeswalker classes available for Magic: Legends at launch, but now there are details of the fifth – Necromancer. That’s right, the class that personifies possessing power at any cost, even if it happens to be death.
Those 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 a crucial factor in succeeding. 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 slow-down and damage over time effects to nearby enemies.
The best Necromancers will walk a damned fine line between tremendous gain and devastating loss. You can spend your own life force to summon powerful creatures, while saving just enough health to siphon life away from foes and friendly units alike as the undead army grows ever stronger under your leadership.
Magic: Legends is an upcoming free-to-play online action-RPG, developed by Cryptic Studios and published by Perfect World Entertainment. It’s based on Magic: The Gathering and sees players take on the role of Planeswalkers – powerful spellcasters who travel between worlds. Ancient forces move in the darkness, requiring adventurers to traverse various planes of the Magic: The Gathering Multiverse and gather the power needed to fight this evil. They’ll have to choose a path through these diverse planes while collecting and upgrading a multitude of unique spells to create a powerful spell library. Be ready to take control amid the chaos while up against the greatest threat to date.
And that fight to save the Multiverse begins in 2021 when Magic: Legends arrives on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC!