If you're anything like me, you've wanted to play a necromancer forever. Death Knights were close, but they weren't exactly it, and they're not even here. But luckily, warlocks are pretty close. Trading frost for fire and undead for demons, we basically make do. But what if we could get a step closer to our ideal?
And so, I propose a quest chain to let our existing warlock characters dabble in the school of Necromancy.
- While they look undead, they would remain demons.
- While they might have different names, they are still imps, voidwalkers, etc. for the purposes of things that care about that.
- This is intended to be entirely cosmetic. There is no bonus to using or not using the skins.
Of course I'm interested in such knowledge, but where would I go to learn the dark arts?
Each faction's warlocks will learn Necromancy through quests given by an NPC. Horde players may be familiar with their trainer, Gunther Arcanus. A tremendously talented necromancer, he is famous for being the only undead to have broken himself free of the Lich King's control. Currently, he takes residence on an island in Brightwater Lake within the Tirisfal Glades. Who better to teach aspiring necromancers of the horde than perhaps the greatest necromancer to ever unlive?
Alliance players will instead seek out Sophitia Abendritter, a mysterious woman who has taken refuge within the Elwynn Forest. No one knows where she came from, and she's not exactly open to speaking of it, but her skill as a necromancer is undeniable.
And what must I give in return?
The Necromancy Trainers will have tasks for you to complete before they teach you to raise a new undead servant; after all, they need to know you're worthy of the knowledge, and while you've likely proved your power as a demonologist, that's comparing two separate things. Aspiring Necromancers can generally seek out training a short while after they've learned to summon a new demon. For example, if you recently learned how to summon and bind an imp to your will, your trainer may feel you are ready to learn how to conjure and bind a shade. But the summoning of an imp and conjuring of a shade require different things, so they will send you out to learn more about shades through combat. Regardless of what task they assign, they are men and women of their word and will teach you the knowledge as promised.
What would I be learning?
The four base warlock demons would have a corresponding undead variant to be learned.
- Imp = Shade
- Voidwalker = Skeletal Guard
- Succubus = Banshee
- Felhunter = Ghoul