|David Montgomery Venture-Captain, Massachusetts—Boston aka Harley Quinn X|
Another trick for necromancers - get a spell-storing haramaki, then put a vampiric touch in it. It really ups your survivability, especially at the levels where animate dead, lesser isn't really helpful to you anymore.
Did they clarify the action to use Spell Storing armor? As written you could only use that if you were provoking an AoO since activating the spell is a swift action, but you can only take swift actions on your own turn.
This armor allows a spellcaster to store a single touch spell ofup to 3rd level in it. Anytime a creature hits the wearer with
a melee attack or melee touch attack, the armor can cast the
spell on that creature as a swift action if the wearer desires.
Once the spell has been cast from the armor, a spellcaster
can cast any other targeted touch spell of up to 3rd level into
it. The armor magically imparts to the wielder the name of
the spell currently stored within it. A randomly rolled suit of
spell storing armor has a 50% chance to have a spell stored
in it already. Spell storing armor emits a strong aura of the
evocation school, plus the aura of the stored spell.