Sabway uses three necromancer heroes primarily to abuse Soul Reaping, even though the three builds are quite different. One hero uses Spiteful Spirit along with other Curses hexes, such as Mark of Pain, Enfeebling Blood, and Barbs to damage and shutdown enemies. Another uses Jagged Bones and Animate Bone Minions to create a wall of minions, which he can enchant with Death Nova for massive minion bomb damage. The third hero is primarily a healer, with Blood Magic and/or Restoration Magic, such as Weapon of Remedy, Blood Bond and Mend Body and Soul.
Each necromancer also carries utility from his secondary profession - most either have Aegis, Protective Bond, Extinguish and Weapon of Warding or party heals, such as Heal Party, Protective Was Kaolai and Life. Each necromancer also has Signet of Lost Souls, which the hero AI uses flawlessly to maintain high energy.
- Designed to handle extreme pressure
- Very easy to use, requires little to no active hero controlling
- Powerful energy management
- Fast casting and recharging condition removal
- Usually stable defense via the use of a minion master
- Marginal damage decrease in hard mode
- Not much affected by enchantment removal
- Soul Reaping proves less useful in fights against single and durable foes
- Usually little to no hex removal
- It has low healing when compared to powerful conditional healing spells and, in the case of Healer's Boon, slower healing
- Relying on a minion master makes it much less viable in areas with little to no corpses
- No ability to spike foes
- Considerably affected by opposing hex removal
- Discordway, another team build using three necromancer heroes.
|Type||General team roles||Example builds||Hero team builds|
|Damage||Spiker • Nuker||Bloodspike • Bomber • Dagger spammer • Touch ranger • Starburster • Trapper||Discordway|
|Pressure||Lineback||Barrager • Beast master • Cripshot Ranger • Pressure Ranger||—|
|Support||Healer • Protection||Battery • Bonder • Flag runner • Hybrid monk • Imbagon • Infuser • Orders||Sabway|
|Control||Shutdown • Tank||Hexway • Minion master • Perma • Spirit spammer||Mesmer Midline|
|Utility||Caller • Toolbox||Gimmick • Balanced • -Way||—|
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