First off, it seems pointless to pick a character with a talent that you can already pick at the start off the game with anybody, unless they replace the optional zombie talent with something different. Second, the fact that healing pierces through armor makes undead very easy to counter, especially considering most healing spells are ranged. In particular, first aid being useable on enemies is insanely broken in this situation. Finally, if its anything like zombies in EA, since you bleed poison and you need it to heal, zombies are also very weak to fire. All of this just so you can heal from poison. Anyone else think the undeads talent needs a buff or a rework?
It's not an eSports game, geeze. Maybe some people will want to do it for the challenge or for the fun? I DOS1 zombie builds were pretty darn powerful mid-late game. So the "why would anyone even pick it when you can just use zombie" is a moot point. Maybe they freaking just want to look like a skeleton, lol.
I don't think zombie needs a rework. That just allows other people to play what they want and still go zombie, i.e. my friend wants to play undead but I want to look like a normal elf so I pick elf and just get zombie so we can all heal from poison.
Choices. That's all it is. You can ignore them if you don't like them. Like I said, this is't an eSports game.