Does anybody ever discard Necromancy entirely for Lore of Death?

No Invocations sounds like horrible horribleness, but Lore of Death Does have the occassional nasty capability.

I'm querying the feasibility of a playable VCs without Zombies OR Skellies (Hardcore units Only, plausibly magic heavy, lots of wolves, lots of Black Knights, Vamp on ?Winged Nightmare...)