Using the PHB only, how many skeletons can a necromancer create and at what level? Using the Srd, I get 4 skeletons as Animate Dead at 3rd level spell, 6 if cast at 4th. I am double checking someone home work.
I'm looking at the PHB now. I see the spell description as indicating one creature when cast at 3rd level, +two creatures per higher-level slot. Necromancer (wizard specialist) adds one creature per casting. I see that as being two creatures from a 3rd-level slot, four from a 4th-level slot. I'm willing to be proven wrong, though.
Just so I can check my work against yours, how are you getting to your numbers?
D'oh! You were asking total, not per-casting. Right. The Necromancer bump starts at 6th level--since you mentioned casting from a 4th-level slot, I presumed that was in play; sorry if I led you wrong, there. At 7th level--minimum for a 4th-level slot--I see 3 3rd-level slots and 1 4th; the total looks like ten to me. I figure the math is straightforward, just making sure we're talking about the same thing.