Necromancer - Summonning / Poison and Bone / Curses


Summoning

Skeleton Mastery

Difference from the LoD version
Also increases Defense, Attack Rating and Vampire's melee damage.
Pros
Linear returns (+Skill items work efficiently). Affects 3 important kinds of minions.
Cons
slvl12-33-1617-2223-2829+
Spell Level of Mages (LoD)1+1
Base Life of Skeletons8+8
Base Damage of Skeletons2+2
Defense of Skeletons (ES)15+15
Attack Rating of Skeletons (ES)15+15
slvl12-33-1617-2223-2829+
Spell Level of Vampires/Mages1+1
Base Life of Vampires/Mages8+8
Base Damage of Vampires (ES)2+2
Defense of Vampires (ES)15+15
Attack Rating of Vampires (ES)15+15
slvl12-33-1617-2223-2829+
Max Life% of Revived Monsters5+5
Damage% of Revived Monsters10+10

Golem Mastery

Difference from the LoD version
None.
Pros
1 point works fine.
Cons
Rarely worth investing because Golems are usually less important than Skeletons, Vampires and Revives.
slvl12-33-1617-2223-2829+
Spell Level of Mages (LoD)1+1
Max Life% of Golems20+20
Attack Rating of Golems25+25
Faster Run/Walk% of Golemsdiminishing return (0-40)

Summon Resist

Difference from the LoD version
None.
Notes
Summons aren't affected by the resist penalty of each difficulty.
Pros
1 point works fine.
Cons
Rarely worth investing unless you need the synergy to Lower Resist and Pierce Poison and Bones.
slvl12-33-1617-2223-2829+
All Resist% of Summonsdiminishing return (20-75)

Revive

Difference from the LoD