|Date of birth||Unknown|
|Date of death||1047|
|Appearance(s)||1047: Lords of Shadow|
|Abilities||Can raise the dead, Dracolich transformation|
|Relatives||Lord of the Dead (master)|
- "Look at you - you revel in death! We are one and the same. You and I."
- —The third necromancer to Gabriel before their confrontation.
Mirror of FateEdit
Another Necromancer is encountered during the events of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate. After Simon recovers the old Combat Cross of his father, the Necromancer intervenes, stealing the Combat Cross and battling Simon, making it clear that his master, Zobek, wishes to obtain the weapon. The Necromancer taunts Simon while fighting him and even steals the Spirit of Belnades to hinder his actions, but Simon smashes his staff and kills the Necromancer, recovering the Combat Cross from his remains.
Necromancy is the most evil of all the schools of magic and can only be performed by the followers of the Dark Lord of the Dead. Unlike vampirism and lycanthropy, the powers necessary to control the energies of the deceased are not easily acquired. The Dark Lord only shares a small part of his power with his followers, who themselves must die in order to use the abilities given to them. Once dead, they become his thralls and their master is able to control them with his own considerable power.
The Necromancers are bosses near the end of the game. The first two Necromancers fight alike, with the second being more powerful. Both can summon Zombies, while the second can summon Reapers as well. Unlike other bosses, their health is measured by "Necrotic Energy". This can be depleted by attacking them or forcing them to waste it on summoning enemies. They can also use their powers to transform their scythes making with them a form very similar to a spear wich they use to attack physically their opponents with quickly sharp movements or with a fast and unblockable run.
The third necromancer fights differently, and instead, fuses with a massive dragon skeleton, the Dracolich Titan. When defeated, it drops the final part of the God Mask.
The Necromancer within Mirror of Fate employs a different strategy. He now has a normal health bar, which must be depleted by manual means. He summons various undead enemies while battling Simon, and throws his staff like a boomerang. After taking a significant amount of damage, he surrounds himself with a shield - the shield has two layers which both rotate, and Simon must enter the openings when they line up. The Necromancer steals the Spirit of Belnades, and adds a new magical attack, dropping energy spheres. After taking more damage, Simon shatters the Necromancer's staff and the Necromancer retreats, only able to hurl energy waves that must either be rolled over or jumped over. He teleports to the other side of the screen and repeats, and then shields himself with a shield of even more layers. After Simon penetrates the shield, he can grab the Necromancer and kill him.
Similarities to DeathEdit
The Necromancers of Lords of Shadow are comparable to Death. Although physically, they do not resemble him, both have powers over the dead, and wield scythes. However, there are multiple Necromancers, and they do not seem to be held in high regards. In fact, only one Necromancer speaks in the game, and has little dialogue.
|Enemy Data: Necromancer|
|Image||Name - Game|
|Necromancy is the most evil of all the schools of magic and can only be performed by the followers of the Dark Lord of the Dead. ()|| Strong: Fairy x3|
Weak: Dagger, Light Fairy x2, Holy Water, Dark Crystal x2
| Necromancer's Abyss x2|
|The Necromancer's mission is to seize Trevor's powerful combat cross for its master, Zobek, Lord of the Dead. Having been promised the return of its soul for successful delivery of the weapon, the Necromancer is a dangerous foe intent on completing its task, no matter what.|| Difficulty: 4/5|
| Courtyard; bestiary in Library|