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Gamemaster'sGuidepost:DiablorisingRitualPathMagicTheNecromancer
PartI
BeforeIwriteanythingelse,letmefirstsaythatrecreatingspellcastingclassesfromtheDiabloseriesis
probablybestdownaspowers(infact,I'dprobablyusePK'sSorcerousEmpowermentarticle).Thatsaid,
ritualpathmagiccanworkquitewelltoo!Afewquicknotes.First,intheDiabloverse,itsprobablywiseto
putmostthingsthatwouldbeconsideredGreatereffectsintotheLessereffectscategory.Raisingthedead,
flingingfireballs,etc.areallcommonenoughthatIdmakethemLessereffects.Iveintentionallyleftthisout
sotheexamplespellscanbeusedwiththestandardsystemwithminimalissues.Second,castersinDiabloare
specialiststhroughandthrough.ThereforeeachcasterhashisownversionofMagerywithalimitation
[Type]spellsonly,50%)makingMagery[5/level].Pathskillsarealsokeptthesame,butambitiousGMs
maywishtodefineasingle,specialPathskillforallofacastersmagic.Forexample.PathofNecromancy
mightcoverALLofanecromancersmagicandhaveExpertSkill(Thanatology)asitscoreskillinsteadof
Thaumatology.
ThiswillbethefirstofaseriesfocusingonthespellcastersoftheDiabloIIgameseries.Firstupiseveryones
favorite:TheNecromancer!

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Mostofthespellsandabilitieslistedhereinvolvethecreationorsummoningofminions.

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SkeletonMastery:ThisissimplyhigherlevelsofMageryusingtheHordeSizerulesafromZombies.
Basically,readtheNecromancersMageryontheSizeandSpeed/RangeTable(p.B550)andthenread
LinearMeasurementinskeletonsratherthanyards:SoMagery1equals3skeletons,Magery2equals
5skeletons,andsoon.GMsmayalsoallowaSkeletonMasteryperkthatincreasesthis,butdoesnothing
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RaiseSkeleton
SpellEffects:GreaterCreateUndead.
InherentModifiers:None.
GreaterEffects:1(x3).
Thisritualcreatesaskeletalminionfromanearbybody,regardlessofwhatcorpseyoucreateitfrom,itlooks
likeahumanskeleton.YoumayonlyhaveanumberofskeletonsequaltoyourSkeletonMastery(See
above).AddmoreSubjectWeightformoreskeletons.Eachskeletonisabout20lbs.Itlastsuntildestroyedor
thecasterreturnstotown.DurationusesConditionalTermination(Thaumatology:RitualPathMagic,p.
18).

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TypicalCasting:GreaterCreateUndead(6)+Duration,UntilDestroyedorthecasterreturnstotown(14)+
SubjectWeight,30lbs(1).63energy(21x3).

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ClayGolem
SpellEffects:GreaterCreateMatter+LesserCreateMind.
InherentModifiers:None.
GreaterEffects:1(x3).

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ThisritualsummonsaclayGolem(seePowers:DivineFavor,p.18orMagic,p.59ifyoudonthavethat
book).Itlastsuntildestroyedorthecasterreturnstotown.Youmayonlyhaveonegolem(including
variations)activeatonetime.
TypicalCasting:GreaterCreateMatter(6)+LesserCreateMind(6)+Duration,UntilDestroyedorthecaster
returnstotown(14)+SubjectWeight,30lbs(1).91energy(27x3)*.

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GolemMastery:Thistraitisaleveledperk.Eachlevelallowsamorepowerfulgolem.Ithassixlevels.The
ClayGolemspellsenergyusestheGolemfromPowers:DivineFavorandusesanotherpointvalueforthe
basegolem.Level1is75points,Level2is100points,level3is150points,andsoon.

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SkeletalMage
SpellEffects:GreaterCreateUndead.
InherentModifiers:AlteredTraits,InnateAttack
GreaterEffects:1(x3).

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AsforRaiseSkeleton,butaddsoneofthefollowinginnateattacks:
Roll2dResult
14,16ToxicAttack2d(Cyclic,10second,5cycles,Resistible,+125%Resistible,HT1,+25%)[16]
5,16FatigueAttack1d(Freezing,+20%SideEffect,SlowMove,0.6,+30%)[15]
6,13BurningAttack1d+2(Surge,Arcing,+100%)[17]
6,14BurningAttack1d+3(Cosmic,HigherIncendiaryLevel,+50%Incendiary2,+20%)[15]
TypicalCasting:GreaterCreateUndead(6)+AlteredTraits,SpecificRandomPackage(16)*+Duration,
UntilDestroyedorthecasterreturnstotown(14)+SubjectWeight,1,000lbs(4).72energy(24x3).
*Costwasderivedfromtheaveragecostofallabilities.

BloodGolem
SpellEffects:GreaterCreateUndead+LesserCreateMind+LesserTransformSpirit.
InherentModifiers:None.
GreaterEffects:1(x3).
ThisritualsummonsaBloodGolem.Usethestatisticsforaclaygolem,buteverytimethecreatureattacks,
yougain1dHPasittransfersthelifeforceitstolefromitstargettoyou.
TypicalCasting:GreaterCreateUndead(6)+LesserCreateMind(6)+LesserTransformSpirit(8)+
Damage,1d(0)+Duration,UntilDestroyedorthecasterreturnstotown(14)+Healing,1d(0)+Subject
Weight,1,000lbs(4).114energy(38x3).

SummonResist:Thisisaperkwithunlimitedlevels.EachlevelsaddsAlteredTraits,DR+3(Magical
ElementalAttacksonly,40%).ThisincreasesthecostofClayGolemby18energyperlevel,BloodGolem
by

IronGolem
SpellEffects:GreaterCreateMatter+LesserCreateMind.
InherentModifiers:None.
GreaterEffects:1(x3).

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ThisritualsummonsanIronGolem.UsethestatisticsfortheClayGolem(seePowers:DivineFavor,p.18),
butaddtheBodyofMetalmetatrait(p.B00)orusethestatisticsforStoneGolem(DungeonFantasy3,p.
26butadd7toDR).
TypicalCasting:GreaterCreateMatter(6)+LesserCreateMind(6)+Duration,UntilDestroyedorthecaster
returnstotown(14)+SubjectWeight,3,000lbs(5).93energy(31x3).

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FireGolem
SpellEffects:GreaterCreateEnergy+LesserCreateMind.
InherentModifiers:None.
GreaterEffects:1(x3).
ThisritualsummonsanFireGolem.UsethestatisticsfortheClayGolem(seePowers:DivineFavor,p.18),
butaddtheBodyofFiremetatrait(p.B00)orusethestatisticsforStoneGolem(DungeonFantasy3,p.26
butadd7toDR).
TypicalCasting:GreaterCreateEnergy(6)+LesserCreateMind(6)+Duration,UntilDestroyedorthecaster
returnstotown(14)+SubjectWeight,300lbs(3).87energy(29x3).

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SpellEffects:GreaterTransformBody+GreaterControlMind.
InherentModifiers:AlteredTraits,ExtraLife.
GreaterEffects:2(x5).
Thisritualtemporarilybringsanotherbeingbacktolife,givingittheExtraLifeadvantageforthedurationof
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