whenever a friend starts a diablo game at my house, i always advice against necros and suggest druids or basically anything else. personallly, there wasnt much i could do with them when i had them, but then again, i only went as far as act 2, and when i couldnt beat duriel even at level 36, i gave up.
Huh? You were lvl 36 and still in act 2? What kind of a necro were you and what did you put your skill points into?
I think summoning necros are one of the best chars in 1.10 . Simply because you dont have to do much just cast a couple of curses and let your minions destroy everything that stands in their way. Also you dont need to have the best items to be good.