Now that I've posted my impressions of playing one at Gamescom, ArenaNet has gone ahead and posted the official reveal of the next Guild Wars 2 class, the Necromancer.
Once I got home from Gamescom, I hopped onto the original Guild Wars, which I purchased following my post on the Ranger class that everyone loved so much, and gave the original Necromancer a spin. After playing for a few hours, I realised that a) there's a lot more to do in Guild Wars 2 and b) the combat is a lot more satisfying in the sequel.
The coolest part of being a Necromancer in Guild Wars 2 is Life Force, a special power the class collects through items, nearby deaths, and certain skills. When a Necromancer's health hits 0, they use this life force to enter the Death Shroud state. The screen goes dark, and a new set of abilities becomes available. It's very nifty, and you can even click a button to enter Death Shroud at any time, as long as you have the Life Force.
So far this is the class I'd like to play, at least until the Assassin pops up (*crosses fingers).
Check out videos of some of the Necromancer's impressive skills below.
The Necromancer [Guild Wars 2]