The backstory of characters and places in video games are often times vital. Why? Because they help give us attachments to the world we’re playing in, as well as the characters that will fill up our screens. This is especially true in games where the story features many characters that go to many different places. For Diablo III, the world is rich with content, and Blizzard does good in explaining how it all comes to be at times. For their recent update though, they’re going the extra mile.
Diablo III recently recieved the highly anticipated Rise of the Necromancers update/expansion, bringing back the fan-favorite characters from Diablo II. They’ve been a fan request basically since the Diablo III launched, and now they have them. But Blizzard has gone the extra step to show off the Necromancers by diving deep into the history that defined them. First, they showed off how the Necromancers came to be as a class. Now, they’re going even deeper into the main Necromancers you play as.
Blizzard has released an interesting mini-comic detailing how the female Necromancer came into the order.
As with all good stories, the premise is surprisingly simple. She’s found by another in the order, then raised to be one of their own. What makes Necromancers special in the Diablo universe though is that they aren’t evil (as other media often portrays them). In fact, they’re beings that like to preserve The Balance. It just so happens that they can raise the dead and command them to their will. Totally not evil!
If you didn’t read the backstory of the class, it’s really worth the read, as it shows the many battles they’ve fought to get to where they are now. Be sure to read the full comic too.