Diep.io Guide - How to Unlock and Use the Necromancer Class
Diep.io has quite a few classes, and true to its name, the Necromancer takes reviving the dead pretty seriously.
The Necromancer class is unique from many of the other class options in the game, but it works very much like the Overseer/Overlord in that it directly controls its minion-like bullets. While it is very similar to the Overseer/Overlord, it's by no means the same -- the Necromancer's innate stats are different from the Overseer's, and the way it gets its minions is more active.
How to Get the Necromancer in Diep.io
The Necromancer is one of the few Level 45-only classes currently in Diep.io and requires some effort on your part to unlock it.
First, you go Sniper at Level 15. The Sniper, of course, is one of the slower reloading and moving classes, with a high attack and long range of sight.
At Level 30, you choose the Overseer. This will get you in the right state of mind for the Necromancer since the way you attack is very much the same in that your minions will follow your mouse to attack.
At Level 45, your hard work pays off: You can choose between Overlord or Necromancer.
How Does Necromancer Work?
While Overlord and Overseer automatically regenerate minions, the Necromancer has to be more active. The Necromancer has to get minions itself by by ramming into those yellow square obstacles you farmed for EXP at early levels.
If you destroy a yellow square by ramming into it, it will become a minion under your control. Squares destroyed by your minions will not become new ones -- they'll just be destroyed.
You control the minions just as you would with Overseer and Overlord.
This video from YouTuber Zoinige gives you an idea of what to expect.
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How Is Necromancer Different from Overlord?
As mentioned, Necromancer requires you to manually get your minions by destroying yellow square obstacles -- and boy, you can get a lot more of them than you can with the Overlord.
The big benefit of Necromancer is the sheer amount of minions you can accumulate compared to Overlord. However, if you somehow can't destroy yellow squares with your body regularly, you're going to find yourself without any minions and probably a whole lot of enemy players trying to blow you up.
Necromancer moves more slowly than Overlord, even when it has maximum Movement Speed. And even if you max out your Health, you're still going to take a fair amount of damage. The class relies on you to be able to get a massive amount of minions to survive, and that is often easier said than done.
Necromancer's minions do seem to move faster than Overlord's with max Bullet Speed, but Reload is useless for it. While Reload affects how quickly Overlord's minions return, it does not help Necromancer in the least.
Recommended Necromancer Stats:
- Movement Speed: You're going to need it
- Bullet Speed: This will make your minions faster, and hence, more useful
- Health: You're probably going to need it to protect from other players and to not take too much damage while farming yellow squares for minions
- Health Regeneration: To regenerate the health you lose ramming into squares
- Bullet Penetration: This will make your minions more effective overall and not so easily destroyed
- Body damage: One point should be enough here
Do not put any points in Reload. This will make leveling harder, but it will be worth it once you hit 45 and change to a Necromancer.
The real game starts at 45 for Necromancer players, but it's a long and hard road getting there without any Reload. Don't get discouraged! Keep pushing forward, farming, and avoiding other players, and eventually you'll get to Necromancer at 45.
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