One of the new playable classes in the Diablo 4 beta is the Necromancer, which is well-known amongst veterans of the ARPG series. For anyone new to Diablo, the Necromancer can raise beings from the dead and use those undead skeletons to fight for them. By default, the Necromancer class can have four skeletons fighting for them in Diablo 4.
However, players can increase that number by wearing certain gear or using the Book of Dead to upgrade their skeletons. Players also get the ability to raise skeletons from the dead by default as well, as it’s a skill that players have on their skill bar from the get-go.
However, the game does not do a fantastic job of telling you exactly how you can go about raising a skeleton army that will follow you around and fight for you. In this guide, we will be showcasing exactly how you can raise skeletons from the dead as a Necromancer in Diablo 4. Keep in mind, however, that we are basing this off the beta build of the game, so the process could change for the full launch in June.
Raising skeletons as a Necromancer in Diablo 4
As a Necromancer, you might notice that whenever you kill an enemy, their body does not disappear entirely. Instead, a dead enemy’s body will turn to a red and white ball of body parts surrounded by blood on the ground. There will be a red outline around this ball of body parts, which indicates that you can use it.
In order to raise a skeleton to fight alongside you, all you need to do is focus on that ball of body parts and then press the “Raise Skeleton” skill on the skill bar. As long as players aren’t at their maximum amount of skeletons, a skeleton will rise from the body parts and join your army.
You can see how many skeletons you currently have active by looking at the green number next to your Essence gauge.