The Necromancer (Japanese name) is one of the new classes in Etrian Odyssey V. They are capable of manipulating the spirits of the dead, called wraiths, using them as minions for a multitude of purposes, be it attacking, defending, spreading ailments, or healing the party. Necromancers are hence very flexible and can fill in various roles in the party, but clash with other classes like Rovers who also bring their own companions in-battle.
Wraiths are a unique summon and a resource for the Necromancer, and have their own stat progression, tied to the Necromancer summoning them. If not used for any spell, the Wraith has a chance of doing nothing or attacking a random enemy, with a very small chance of inflicting paralysis.
The Spirit Evoker puts an emphasis on gathering a larger number of wraiths as fuel for their supportive skills. They enjoy a more well-rounded stat growth for better survivability.
- Strengths: Good coverage of elemental damage and ailments, on top of defensive and offensive abilities regarding Wraith attacks.
- Weaknesses: Potentially skill point intensive. Support skills branching off Life Exchange are luck-based and have chances of unreliability.
The Spirit Broker takes a more aggressive approach, with attacks that help them create wraiths with massive health pools, before using said tanky wraiths to shield the party or do absurd amounts of damage. These receive a stronger Intelligence and Wisdom growth.
- Strengths: Capable of immense amounts of damage using Wraiths with high enough health. Zombie Power on instant death-vulnerable FOEs creates 9999HP Wraiths that can be flung with Fair Trade for just under 10,000 damage a turn.
- Weaknesses: Lack of offensive variety. Gates of Hell, their staple damage source in boss fights, is extremely TP intensive.
|Wraith Mastery||Raises the ATK and ailment success rate of Wraiths.||Mastery||None|
|Summon Wraith||Consumes HP to summon a Wraith with bonus health.||Support||None||Can be used in the field.|
|Life Exchange||Sacrifice a Wraith to restore HP to the party.||Wraith||Summon Wraith Lv2|
|Wraith Cry||Sacrifice a wraith to reduce the DEF of one enemy for 3 turns.||Wraith||None||Lv5 and 10 increase duration.|
|Soul Candy||Sacrifice a wraith to raise the party's elemental DEF for 3 turns.|
|Fierce Shield||For one turn, a chosen Wraith steps in to take all hits for the party.||Wraith||Wraith Cry Lv2|
Soul Candy Lv2
|Gravekeeping||May summon a Wraith after surviving a turn without taking damage.||Passive||None|
|Reincarnation||May summon a new Wraith when an existing one vanishes.||Passive||Gravekeeping Lv3|
|Poison Bomb||Sacrifice a Wraith for a chance to poison all enemies.||Spirit||None||Lv5 and 10 increase poison rate.|
|Flame Bomb||Sacrifice a Wraith to perform a ranged fire attack on all enemies.||Wraith||None|
|Necromancy||May summon a wraith when a combatant falls in battle.||Passive||None|
|HP Up||Increases maximum HP.||Stat Up||None|
|Burden Shift||When taking lethal damage, may sacrifice a wraith to endure it and then recover HP.||Passive||Life Exchange Lv5|
|Soul Trade||Sacrifice a wraith to attempt to revive all fallen allies.||Wraith||Burden Shift Lv5|
|Grave||When an ally takes damage this turn, all wraith may retaliate.||Wraith||Fierce Shield Lv3|
|Wraith Dance||All wraiths attack three times this turn, with more damage.||Wraith||Grave Lv5|
|Status ATK Up||Increases ailment/bind rate.||Stat Up||None|
|Curse Bomb||Sacrifice a wraith to attempt to curse all enemies.||Wraith||Poison Bomb Lv3|
|Ice Bomb||Sacrifice a wraith for a ranged ice attack to all enemies.||Wraith||Flame Bomb Lv3|
|Tombstone Vice||Sacrifice all wraiths to attempt to petrify an enemy. Petrify chance increases with number of wraiths sacrificed.||Wraith||Curse Bomb Lv3|
Ice Bomb Lv3
|Hell's Lure||May summon a wraith at end of turn if HP is low.||Passive||None|
|TP Up||Increases maximum TP.||Stat Up||None|
|Auto-Wraith||May cast Wraith Summoning at start of battle.||Passive||Life Exchange Lv3|
|Fair Trade||Sacrifice a wraith for a ranged almighty attack to an enemy. Damage is based on the spirit's HP.||Wraith||Fierce Shield Lv3|
|Wraith Explosion||Sacrifice all wraith for a ranged bash + fire attack to all enemies. Damage increases with more wraiths sacrificed.||Wraith||Equivalent Exchange Lv5|
|Sacrifice||Sacrifice a wraith to increase attack next turn.||Wraith||None|
|Negative Energy||Ranged almighty attack to an enemy. Damage strongly increases for each ally killed this turn. Slow to activate.||Attack||Sacrifice Lv3|
|Magic ATK Up||Increases fire/ice/volt damage.||Stat Up||None||Does not work on Gates of Hell or Negative Energy.|
|Gates of Hell||Ranged bash attack to an enemy, then summons a wraith with HP equal to damage done.||Attack||Poison Bomb Lv5|
Flame Bomb Lv5
|Zombie Powder||May instantly kill an enemy. If successful, summons a wraith with HP equal to that enemy's HP before its death. HP cap 9999.||Support||Gates of Hell Lv5|
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