mailed a second mongoose
Are those even things in 5e?Another reason Necromancy gets a raw deal is that a bunch of effects which, by all rights, SHOULD be necromancy get pulled into other schools. Presumably because they aren't 'raise skeleton army'.
I mean really. Detect Undead? Divination. Undead Anatomy? Transmutation. Blood Biography? Divination again. You get the idea. All the good necromantic effects get yoinked.
Of course there are some good uses for having Necromancy in your repetoire. Deathwine or Death Knell are great ways to boost your caster level in flavorful ways. And there is something ineffably satisfying in the campaign finale of being able to say 'Quickened Enervate, Maximized Enervate' aimed at the boss.