With the announcement of Necromancer class and Diablo 1 coming to Diablo 3, Blizzard also announced during BlizzCon 2016 some other changes and features which they will be adding to the game.
Diablo 3 will be getting a new Armory system which will allow players to quickly swap between different builds, up to a total of 5 builds, easily by just clicking a few buttons.
The Armory system is an evolution of the current equipment manager and seems to be inspired from Equipment Manager from World of Wacraft, which allows switching between gear sets with a single click.
The Diablo 3 Armory supports up to five complete builds: skills, passives, items, Kanai’s Cube powers and Legendary Gems. This way, players can create specific play style builds on a single character and switch between them at will depending on whether they are farming solo or co-op, doing rifts or just having some fun.
Despite Reaper of Souls, the first Diablo 3 expansion, having released more than 2 years ago, it seems like Blizzard is not giving up on the game any time soon and jumping to a fourth game in the franchise as is evident by these constant quality of life improvements they have done to the game since its launch in 2012.
The Necromancer class will be the 2nd character class added to Diablo 3 post launch, with the first one being Crusader which was part of Reaper of Souls. The class is expected to release in 2017 as part of the Rise of the Necromancer pack.
To play as a Necromancer, players will also need to own both the Diablo 3 base game as well as Reaper of Souls expansion. The Necromancer pack includes the class, in-game pet, additional character slots and some other goodies which suggests that the DLC might not be free, although Blizzard hasn’t announced any price yet.