Is there a class that can use necromancy..... in a way..? I want to coble together a tribal buffer / necromancer that uses the spirits of the ancestors to possess the corpse of the recently killed to fight again for that battle. Not a "I raise the shabbling dead trapping thier souls to rule the world". And quite frankly i have no idea how to start. I looked into shaman. It does not seem to work very well. I am just starting to chase this idea down.
The basics it will be a gesalt character. so i could do a second class of bard or scold or whatever. Druid may be nice for the reincarnated archtype flavored as "your business it's not done yet", sort of thing.
I think it depends a little on what you want.
A Skald or Barbarian can have the lesser spirit rage power, that lets spirits make attacks against adjacent foes.
The skeleton summoner feat lets you someone skeletons and skeletal monsters with summon monster. Thematically adding that to an oracle with the ancestors mystery would work out pretty well.
The variant wordcasting magic system has the 'undeath' word, which unlike animate dead doesn't have a material component cost and only takes a standard action to cast so you can raise an undead in combat and then dispose of them later (and it is only level 2). In theory an oracle or cleric could get this for the cost of a feat with regular spell casting, but that depends on a GM being willing to allow this optional system.
A summoner could have an eidolon that is based on being a warrior ancestor.
What you are looking for is pre-errata Juju Oracle which is... literally exactly what you want. They used to be able to create neutral mindless undead and intelligent undead that matched their alignment. Undead that matched their alignment (ie. non-evil undead) by channeling Wendo spirits into them using the Spirit Vessels discovery.
Removed language: "Necromancy spells that create undead lose the evil descriptor when you cast them. Mindless undead created by your magic are of neutral alignment, while thinking undead possess your alignment."
I want to coble together a tribal buffer / necromancer that uses the spirits of the ancestors to possess the corpse of the recently killed to fight again for that battle. Not a "I raise the shabbling dead trapping thier souls to rule the world".
Have you considered re-flavoring how Animate Object works for your caster?
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