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Necromancer is a job class that hailed originally from YGGDRASIL.


Necromancer was a job class that allowed one to turn a corpse into an undead slave. However, the quality of the undead that could be created was depended on the species of the corpse used for it. The best corpses were those of powerful beings like dragons, while human corpses could become zombies and skeletons.[1]

Known Necromancers

Abilities and Powers

Necromancers have the capacity to control undead in numbers or even going as far as using the corpses of their victims to make one under their command.


  • Summon Undead 1st: This spell allows the user to summon any kinds of zombie-type animals such as dogs.
  • Summon Undead 3rd: It allows the user to summon skeletal-type undead like Skeleton Warriors under one's control.
  • Summon Undead 10th: The user conjures forth a powerful undead being under one's command.
  • Summon 4th tier Undead: Summons four Skeleton Warriors.[2]
  • Create Undead: A 3rd tier spell that allows the user to spawn a low-tier undead minion.
  • Undead Army: A 7th tier spell that can summon a huge horde of undead.[3]
  • Mind of Undeath: A spell that protects the target from mind-affecting magic. 
  • Undead Flame: Surrounds the target in an aura of mystical flames made of negative energy which will engulf the enemy when they make contact. 
  • Energy Drain: An 8th tier spell that belongs in the specialty of necromancy. It was a spell that drained the opponent’s levels, granting the user various benefits depending on the amount of levels drained.[4]

Class Abilities

  • Rite of Darkness: Ainz stated that it could enhance his undead creation skills through the use of a dark ritual.[5]
  • Undead Control
  • Undead Creation
  • Undead Ruler (Web Novel Only)
  • Undead Strengthening[6]



  • Ainz's character build focuses on investing a large amount of levels into necromancy-type classes, which strengthened his necromantic spells.[10]
  • According to Ainz, he was able to unlock the very rare Eclipse class due to the fact he mainly placed emphasis on his role-playing build as a necromancer. One of the requirements for obtaining the Eclipse class was having a focus on necromancer-type job classes.[11]
  • In the New World, Rigrit was well regarded as a legendary necromancer of the Thirteen Heroes within children's stories.[12]
  • Buser mistakenly assumes that Neia Baraja was a necromancer who has control over Ainz, an undead.[13]
  • Refusing to believe that an undead like Ainz would ally himself with humans, Nasrene Belt Cure believes that he is being controlled by a necromancer.[14]
  • As a necromancer, Ainz is plotting to use corpses to keep his mid-tier undead like Death Knights around without disappearing.[15]


  1. Overlord Volume 02 Chapter 3: The Wise King of the Forest
  2. Overlord Volume 04 Chapter 3: Army of Death
  3. Overlord Volume 02 Chapter 4: Twin Swords of Slashing Death
  4. Overlord Volume 13 Chapter 5: Ainz Dies
  5. Overlord Volume 10 Chapter 1: The Sorcerer Kingdom of Ainz Ooal Gown
  6. Overlord Volume 01 Chapter 2: Floor Guardians
  7. Overlord Volume 08 Story 2: A Day in Nazarick
  8. Overlord Volume 01 Chapter 3: Battle of Carne Village
  9. Overlord First Half Chapter 15: Various Countries Part 2
  10. Overlord Volume 03 Chapter 4: Before the Death Match
  11. Overlord Volume 03 Chapter 5: PVN
  12. Overlord Volume 06 Intermission
  13. Overlord Volume 12 Chapter 3: Beginning the Counterattack
  14. Overlord Volume 13 Chapter 4: Siege
  15. Overlord Volume 01 Epilogue
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