DDAL Necromancer Max number of Skeletons?


Rotten DM
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.

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Aspiring Lurker (He/Him)
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?


Aspiring Lurker (He/Him)
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.


The necromancer bump adds +1 created per cast, but does not increase the number you can control. A 7th level necromancer can control 18 skeletons at the same time if she uses all slots.

Since she can only create 10 per day, it takes two days to hit the 18 cap. đź’€

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