So, it appears that Blizzard has stopped initial testing for the Necromancer class in Diablo III. The testing was done on the PTS (Public Test Server) for those signed up for the Diablo III beta. This was meant to see how the players themselves thought the Necromancer was.
Based on early accounts, they weren’t that impressed. So, Blizzard has pulled it for now:
“We will be taking down the Necromancer class tomorrow, April 18 at 10:00 a.m. PDT. After this time, we fully encourage you to explore and test some of our other Patch 2.6.0 features, such as Challenge Rifts and the new zones that have been added to Act II and IV.
“We’ll update this thread once the Necromancer is available for testing again.”
What will be interesting to see is not only when it returns, but what changes will be added based on player feedback. A lot of players thought that the character was missing a lot of things to make it not only worthy, but fully playable. Perhaps this was why Blizzard pulled it early from the Diablo III servers. We’ll have to wait for more info.