GW 2 Necromancer guide
Practitioners of the dark arts, necromancers summon the dead, wield the power of lost souls, and literally suck the life force from the enemy. Necromancers feed on life force, which they can use to bring allies back from the brink or cheat death itself.

Life Force
Life force is a special type of energy used only by necromancers. Once they reach a certain life force threshold, necromancers can activate Death Shroud, entering a spirit form and leaving their body behind. Each weapon set has skills that give necromancers life force, and they gain an even larger amount of life force for kills that happen nearby. Special skills, like Spectral Armor, build up life force, improve armor, and add life force every time necromancers take damage.

Death Shroud
Death Shroud is a special ability that utilizes necromancers’ life force as a secondary health bar. Necromancers can activate the Death Shroud ability and assume a spectral form, which has its own special skills. For example, necromancers can cast Doom, which sends the target fleeing in fear.

Special Skills
Here are two sinister skills that are particular to necromancers:

Necromancers summon undead minions to attack foes and do their bidding. Whenever they wish, necromancers can sacrifice their minions for a powerful spell effect. For instance, necromancers can use the skill Summon Blood Fiend to create a minion that heals them while they attack, then use the skill Taste of Death to destroy the minion and receive a large amount of health.

These persistent, stationary spells allow necromancers to control the area around them. Well of Blood, for example, regenerates all allies within range.