Necromancy spells are centered around supporting undead units, affecting stilled or incapacitated units, inflicting special ailments and damaging with Dark Magic. The Grimoires needed to learn these spells are mostly bought from the Shop inside the Palace of the Dead (Floors 24, 65 and 103), and as drops from generic and story enemies in the Palace of the Dead, Pirate's Graveyard and San Bronsa Ruins.
Necromancy features heavily in the story of Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together.
During Chapter 1, Denam will be sent to capture Nybeth Obdilord, a Galgastani necromancer who had been sent to guard Almorica Castle from the Walister Resistance and whose experiments have brought severe damage to the town of Krysaro. Nybeth fights Denam's party and, despite being cornered, manages to escape. He won't make further appearances in the story until much later.
Necromancy will remain in the background during the Lawful and Chaotic Routes. In the Neutral Route however necromancy takes a major role with the presence of playable characters Oelias and Dievold Obdilord, and the return of Nybeth.
Necromancy returns to the forefront during the Palace of the Dead subquest, which is filled with Necromancers, Liches and Undead enemies, some past characters returning as undeads, and the end of Nybeth's storyline.
PSP Only Edit
A special subquest was added in this version, "The Balmamusa Dead". During Chapter 4 of the Chaotic Route, the player may return to Balmamusa, triggering a special encounter with Nybeth and his daughter Cressida Obdilord; this will result in a battle against several undead units, including Vyce Bozeck. If Cressida survives, and the player has completed certain requisites, she may join the party.
Spell List Edit
|Name||Cost||Range||Area||RT Delay||Arcana||Location||Effect||Class Usage|
|Living Corpse||75 MP, Shoulder Shard x1||5||1||+25||Grimoire Mortvivant||Palace of the Dead (CODA 1, Port Omish) - Buy at the shop for 1300 Goth||Transforms an incapacitated unit into a Zombie Unit (does not work on Unique Characters)||Lich (Lv.12), Necromancer (Lv.13)|
|Banish||25MP, Dried Eyestem x1||5||1||+15||Grimoire Cendres||Palace of the Dead (CODA 1, Port Omish) - Buy at the shop for 500 Goth||Removes a stilled unit from the battlefield.||Lich (Lv.4), Necromancer (Lv.5)|
|Curse I||50MP, Bloodied Ventricle x2||5||1||+20||Grimoire Malediction||Palace of the Dead (CODA 1, Port Omish) - Buy at the shop for 1200 Goth||Inflicts 'Wither' to a single target||Lich (Lv.11), Necromancer (Lv.12)|
|Curse II||50MP, Bloodied Ventricle x3||4||1||+20||Grimoire Malediction II||Palace of the Dead (Floor 5) - Dropped by Knight|
Palace of the Dead (Floor 22) - Dropped by Witch King Georges
Palace of the Dead (Floor 74) - Dropped by Witch Queen Beelzebuth
|Inflicts 'Addle' to a single target||Lich (Lv.21), Necromancer (Lv.22)|
|Curse III||100MP, Bloodied Ventricle x4||5||1||+30||Grimoire Malediction III||Pirate's Graveyard (On Holy Ground) - Dropped by Spectre Rackham||Inflicts 'Cursed' to a single target||Lich (Lv.31), Necromancer (Lv.32)|
|Tainted Love||50MP, Bloodied Ventricle x2||5||1||+20||Grimoire Ensorcelant||Palace of the Dead (Floor 5) - Dropped by Knight|
Palace of the Dead (Floor 5) - Dropped by Death Knight Leonar
Palace of the Dead (Floor 41) - Dropped by Lich
|Inflicts 'Bewitched' to a single target||Lich (Lv.19), Necromancer (Lv.20)|
|Phantom Pain||60MP, Dried Eyestem x3||1||1||+22||Grimoire Tourments||Pirate's Graveyard (Ripples of Grief) - Dropped by Lich||Inflicts 'Pain Aura' to a single target||Lich (Lv.29), Necromancer (Lv.30)|
|Life Force||40MP, Shoulder Shard x1||5||1||+18||Grimoire Metaponction||'Palace of the Dead (CODA 1, Port Omish) '- Buy at the shop for 700 Goth||Drains HP from a target and converts to MP for the caster||Lich (Lv.6), Necromancer (Lv.7)|
|Putrify I||30MP, Salted Lobe x2||3||2||+16||Grimoire Sangnoir||Palace of the Dead (CODA 1, Port Omish) - Buy at the shop for 1700 Goth||Deals Dark damage to multiple targets. Heals undead units.||Lich (Lv.16), Necromancer (Lv.17)|
|Putrify II||60MP, Salted Lobe x3||4||3||+22||Grimoire Sangnoir II||Pirate's Graveyard (Ripples of Grief) - Dropped by Lich|
San Bronsa Ruins (Tower of Law Eternal, Floor 12) - Dropped by Ethereal Vision
|Deals Dark damage to multiple targets. Heals undead units.||Lich (Lv.26), Necromancer (Lv.27)|
|Brainrot||25MP, Dried Eyestem x1||4||1||+15||Grimoire Debilitation||'Palace of the Dead (CODA 1, Port Omish) '- Buy at the shop for 800 Goth||Inflicts 'Spoilheal' to a single target||Lich (Lv.7), Necromancer (Lv.8)|
|Black Plume||50MP, Shoulder Shard x1||Self||Self||+20||Grimoire Sombrailes||Palace of the Dead Floor 5 - Dropped by Death Knight Xaebos|
Palace of the Dead Floor 41 - Dropped by Lich
|Allows target to escape the battlefield||Lich (Lv.5), Necromancer (Lv.6)|
|Styx Shift||65MP, Dried Eyestem x1||8||1||+23||Grimoire Necrotransfert||'Palace of the Dead (CODA 1, Port Omish) '- Buy at the shop for 1000 Goth||Moves any incapacitated or Stilled Unit to another space within range||Lich (Lv.9), Necromancer (Lv.10)|
|Summon Darkness||50MP, Bloodied Ventricle x2||5||1||+20||Summons Undead units to the field around the caster|
|Prodigize||50MP, Bloodied Ventricle x2||5||1||+20||Inflicts 'Spendthrift' to a single target|
|Breed Suspicion||50MP, Salted Lobe x1||5||1||+20||Inflicts 'Paranoia' to a single target|
|Living Corpse||Corpses who walk upon the earth! From chains of death I set you free! Serve me as your master!|
|Banish||Traitor-branded piteous soul! To you I give eternal rest!|
|Curse||Hungry spirits, lusting for life! To you an offering! Give rise to your wail of death!|
|Tainted Love||Love running deeper than hatred, your reward is due!|
|Phantom Pain||A bond between flesh, my pain is ours to share!|
|Life Force||Glow of life, to dark strength shift! To me your power!|
|Putrify||Pain to the living, succor to the dead! Droplets of crimson darkness!|
|Brainrot||Rise miasma, from sulfurous spring! Poison and rot to the living!|
|Black Plume||Pinions glistening black, rescue me from darker lands, flap and flight!|
|Styx Shift||Reach through death, grasp hand and limb! Once again to battle!|