Sorcerer's Guide to Kits
mages have become narrowly trained in a specific field of magic. Specialists
receive one additional spell per spell level than unspecialized mages.
Because of their specialization, these mages receive a +15% chance to
learn spells from their school but suffer a -15% penalty when learning
spells outside their specialty. When saving against spells within his
chosen school, the specialist receives a +1 to saving throws.
Similarly, the specialist's enemies suffer a -1 penalty when saving against spells cast by the specialist within his field. Specialists are unable to cast spells from the opposing school. Mages must be single-classed or dual-classed to specialize with the exception of gnomes. Gnomes can only be illusionists so are permitted to multiclass. A specialist must have a 9 intelligence in addition to the School-specific minimum ability. The prime requisites for specialty mages are intelligence and their School's ability.
Requirements: Race: Human, Wisdom: 16
Opposition School: Illusion
School Description: Necromancy is one of the most restrictive of all spell schools. It deals with dead things or the restoration of life, limbs, or vitality to living creatures. Although a small school, its spells tend to be powerful. Given the risks of the adventuring world, necromantic spells are considered quite useful.
Necromancy spells in the original Baldur's Gate (with the Tales of the Sword Coast addon installed): Chill Touch, Larloch's Minor Drain, Ghoul Touch, Horror, Skull Trap, Vampiric Touch, Spirit Armour and Animate Dead.