how literally basic kitten warrior does more damage than a necro in lich form lol
Lich form is the laziest designed ult. You cant even use it lol Its almost like anet.... doesn't care at all about it XD
Class bias is real
EDIT: let me be real for a second
I know they cant make everything viable on a necro but the fact is necromancers have been the least cared-for class (aside from maybe rev).
In the first year or so necromancers only had like 3 skills in deathshroud. The bugs were atrocious, minions didn't even work, they couldn't even down anyone in shroud or otherwise and couldn't res anyone. AngryJoe himself had to ask the previous lead game designer (forgot his name) specifically about necromancers. This game has historically been so uninterested in this profession its almost mind-boggling how people still play it.
It's also the "noob" class of the game. The entire class has like the lowest skill ceiling ever. There's no progressing into more skillful play, you just have to rely on your allies at later stages of the game, namely gaurdian (see sig below)
But there is a clear reason as to why its played so often
1. Its the noob class. Players can get adjusted to it fairly quick and win some games. It doesn't help you later on though. Thats when they decide to move on to the real classes.
2. Aesthetic. I think there are lots of people who just enjoy necromancers as a theme. But anet has done such a wonderful job to let other classes look and almost feel like a necromancer anyway with all the outfits and wardrobe options. So when players advance to other professions, the can still keep the necro look at least.