Necromancer : Skills

Weapon skills

Greatsword Reaper - Twohands top

  Skill Type Description
Dusk Strike Chain ¾   Cleave foes in front of you.
  Fading Twilight Chain ¾   Cleave foes in front of you again.
  Chilling Scythe Chain 1   Strike foes, and chill them.
Gravedigger   8 Perform a huge swing that deals heavy damage. Recharges faster if it hits a downed or low-health foe.
Death Spiral   1 10 Conjure a drill of dark energy on your blade, and rend the armor of foes in front of you.
Nightfall   ½ 25 Call down a growing column of shadows that damages and conditions foes every pulse.
Grasping Darkness   ¾ 25 Conjure claws of darkness from the shadows to attack foes, applying a condition to them and pulling them to you. Gain life force for each struck foe.

Staff Twohands top

  Skill Type Description
Necrotic Grasp   ¾   Send out a grasping hand that damages foes in a line and grants you life force.
Mark of Blood Mark ¾ Inscribe a mark that bleeds foes when they trigger it, and grants regeneration to allies.
Chillblains Mark ¾ 16 Chill and poison the target area.
Putrid Mark Mark ¾ 20 Inscribe a mark that transfers conditions from yourself to foes when they trigger it.
Reaper's Mark Mark ¾ 32 Inscribe a mark that causes fear when foes trigger it.

Axe Main hand top

  Skill Type Description
Rending Claws   1   Slash your foe twice with ghostly claws to make them vulnerable. Vulnerability applied increases against foes below the health threshold.
Ghastly Claws   8 Summon spectral claws to slash your foe in a quick flurry of strikes, gaining life force per strike. This attack deals increased damage per stack of vulnerability on your target.
Unholy Feast   1 12 Cripple nearby foes and convert their boons into conditions. Release an Unholy Burst on foes below the health threshold.
  Unholy Burst       Invoke an explosion of dark energy at the target foe's location, damaging nearby foes.

Dagger Both hands top

  Skill Type Description
Necrotic Slash Chain     Slash your foe twice.
  Necrotic Stab Chain     Strike your foe again.
  Necrotic Bite   ¼   Strike your foe and gain life force.
Life Siphon   10 Siphon health from your foe. Healing effectiveness increases if you are bleeding. Damage increases if your foe is bleeding.
Dark Pact   1 15 Immobilize your foe. Bleed yourself.
Deathly Swarm   ½ 18 Unleash an insect swarm, blinding multiple foes. Transfer three conditions to your target on a successful attack.
Enfeebling Blood   ¾ 25 Inflict weakness and bleeding on foes in the target area.

Scepter Main hand top

  Skill Type Description
Blood Curse Chain ½   Bleed your foe.
  Rending Curse Chain ½   Bleed your foe.
  Putrid Curse Chain ½   Poison and bleed your foe.
Grasping Dead   ¾ 10 Summon skeletal hands to cripple foes in the target area.
Feast of Corruption   ¾ 10 Strike your target, gain life force, and corrupt boons on your foe. For each condition on your target up to the condition threshold, gain additional life force and inflict torment.

Focus Off hand top

  Skill Type Description
Soul Grasp   ½ 3 Release a disembodied hand to draw life force from your foe.
Spinal Shivers   1 20 Chill your target and remove up to three boons, dealing extra damage based on the number of boons removed.

Torch Scourge - Off hand top

  Skill Type Description
Harrowing Wave   ½ 20 Unleash a wave of corrupted fire, burning and tormenting enemies. Gain life force for each enemy struck.
Oppressive Collapse   ¾ 25 Corrupt the ground under your target; if they remain within the area, they will be knocked down. Grant might to allies near your target based on how many conditions they have.

Warhorn Off hand top

  Skill Type Description
Wail of Doom   ½ 30 Screech a wail of doom in a cone pattern, dazing foes.
Locust Swarm   ½ 30 Gain swiftness and summon a swarm of locusts that siphon health to you from nearby foes.

Spear Aquatic top

  Skill Type Description
Cruel Strike Chain ½   Stab your foe.
  Wicked Strike Chain ¾   Strike your foe again.
  Reaper's Scythe   ¾   Reap life force from nearby foes.
Wicked Spiral   8 Spin multiple times, dealing damage and applying vulnerability to each foe struck.
Deadly Feast   ½ 15 Gain swiftness and summon a swarm of vampiric shrimp that siphon health from nearby foes.
Deadly Catch   ¾ 25 Whirl around, throwing spears that cripple foes and pull them to you.
Dark Spear   ½ 25 Throw your spear and shadowstep to the first target it hits, delivering a rending strike in the area around you.

Trident Aquatic top

  Skill Type Description
Crimson Tide   ¾   Send a devouring surge toward your enemy.
Feast   ½ 10 Weaken and damage foes around you. Gain life force per foe struck. Fire a Crimson Tide at each enemy in the area.
Foul Current   12 Dart at your foe and strike them with tremendous force, inflicting poison based on distance traveled. You constantly release Crimson Tide toward your target as you travel.
Sinking Tomb   ½ 20 Entomb your foe, making them sink. Fire Crimson Tide at your target multiple times.
Frozen Abyss   2 25 Create a continually expanding field near you that applies chill and vulnerability to enemies and deals damage when it ends. Fire Crimson Tide on each pulse at enemies within the maximum range.

Healing skills top

Skill Type   Description
Consume Conditions Corruption   30 Feast on your conditions, gaining health for each one consumed. You become vulnerable.
Summon Blood Fiend Minion   16 Summon a blood fiend that transfers health to you on each attack.
Taste of Death     ¾   Sacrifice your blood fiend to heal yourself.
Signet of Vampirism Signet   30 Signet Passive: Heal when struck by a foe.
Signet Active: Heal yourself and mark a foe. Allied players will siphon life from that enemy.
Well of Blood Well   1 30 Conjure a well of blood to heal allies.
"Your Soul Is Mine!" Shout   ¾ 20 Heal yourself, gain life force, and strike foes around you, absorbing additional life force from each foe struck.
Sand Flare Punishment   ¾ 25 Grant nearby allies a barrier. Convert a boon on nearby enemies into torment and cripple.

Utility skills top

Skill Type   Description
Blood Is Power Corruption   ¾ ½ Bleed yourself to grant might to allies around you and bleed your target.
Corrosive Poison Cloud Corruption ½ 30 Weaken yourself and envelope the target area in a noxious cloud that blocks enemy missiles and poisons foes and leaves them weakened.
Corrupt Boon Corruption   ½ ½ Poison yourself. Transform boons on your foe into negative conditions.
Epidemic Corruption   1 20 Apply vulnerability to yourself. Spread conditions on a target foe to all nearby foes at a reduced duration. WvW only: does not affect structures or targets with resistance.
Summon Bone Fiend Minion   24 Summon a bone fiend that attacks foes at range. Delivers a crippling attack once every ten seconds.
Rigor Mortis       50 Immobilize your bone fiend, and it will immobilize foes.
Summon Bone Minions Minion   16 Summon two bone minions.
Putrid Explosion       1 Explode a bone minion.
Summon Flesh Wurm Minion 32 Summon an immobile flesh wurm to attack foes.
Necrotic Traversal         Sacrifice your flesh wurm, teleport to it, and poison foes.
Summon Shadow Fiend Minion   24 Summon a shadow fiend to attack foes.
Haunt       20 Command your shadow fiend to teleport to a foe and attack all nearby foes, inflicting conditions.
Plague Signet Signet     40 Signet Passive: Transfers conditions from nearby allies to yourself.
Signet Active: Send your conditions to a foe.
Signet of Spite Signet   ¾ 60 Signet Passive: Improves power.
Signet Active: Inflict bleeding, blindness, crippled, poison, vulnerability, and weakness on your foe.
Signet of the Locust Signet   ¾ 30 Signet Passive: You run 25% faster.
Signet Active: Steal health from nearby foes.
Signet of Undeath Signet   75 Signet Passive: Generates life force while in combat.
Signet Active: Sacrifice health to revive one downed ally in a target area.
Spectral Armor Spectral     40 Gain life force as you take damage.
Spectral Grasp Spectral   ½ 35 Pull target foe and all nearby foes to you, chill them, and gain life force.
Spectral Ring Spectral ¼ 40 Create a spectral ring that protects allies and inflicts fear on foes. Gain life force when a foe is inflicted by fear from this skill. This skill can only inflict fear on the same foe once per interval.
Spectral Walk Spectral     40 Create a shadowy tether and become spectral, consuming conditions for life force. You may return to your initial position by using Spectral Recall.
Spectral Recall         Return to the point where Spectral Walk began.
Well of Corruption Well   ¼ 40 Target area pulses, converting boons on foes into conditions.
Well of Darkness Well   ¼ 35 Target area pulses, blinding foes with each pulse.
Well of Power Well   ¼ 40 Target area pulses, converting conditions on allies into boons and granting might.
Well of Suffering Well   ¼ 30 Target area pulses, damaging foes and inflicting vulnerability.
"Nothing Can Save You!" Shout   ½ 20 Damage foes around you, converting their boons into vulnerability. Your attacks become unblockable for a short time. The duration increases based on the number of foes struck.
"Rise!" Shout     60 Damage foes around you. Summon a shambling horror plus additional horrors near each enemy struck. Shambling horrors absorb damage for their master as long as they are attacking.
"Suffer!" Shout     20 Damage foes around you and chill them. Transfer conditions to each foe you strike.
"You Are All Weaklings!" Shout     25 Damage foes around you, and gain boons. Inflict conditions on struck foes, and gain boons per foe struck.
Desiccate Punishment ¾ 20 Draw vital energy from your foes to gain life force and grant boons to nearby allies. Gain additional life force per target struck. Convert a boon on affected enemies to torment and cripple.
Sand Swell Punishment 1 35 Plunge into the ground, creating a portal through Tyria for allied use. Grant allies using this passage a health barrier. Convert a boon on nearby enemies into torment and cripple.
Serpent Siphon Punishment ½ 25 Unleash ghostly serpents toward foes in the targeted area; serpents striking their targets become magical sand, which grants allies a barrier. Convert a boon from struck enemies into torment and cripple.
Trail of Anguish Punishment   35 Leave a trail of sand as you travel. Grant boons to allies passing through it. Inflict burning on enemies and corrupt a boon into cripple and torment.

Elite skills top

Skill Type   Description
Plaguelands Corruption   1 120 Create a virulent cloud that inflicts conditions on foes in its area. This plague inflicts additional conditions every second it persists. Inflict bleeding on yourself.
Summon Flesh Golem Minion   48 Summon a flesh golem to attack foes with crippling claws.
Charge     ¾ 40 Command your flesh golem to gain stability and charge a foe, knocking down or launching enemies in its path.
Lich Form Spectral 1 150 Assume the form of a lich for a brief time. Entering this form removes all other spectral effects. Gain life force when this skill ends.
"Chilled to the Bone!" Shout   90 Freeze all enemies around you, inflicting conditions on them. Gain boons for each foe you freeze.
Ghastly Breach Punishment ¾ 90 Breach into the realm of torment for a brief time, granting might to allies and slowing enemies. Convert a boon on enemies into torment and cripple each pulse.

Downed and drowning skills top

  Skill Type Description
Downed skills
Life Leech     Leech a foe's health to heal yourself.
Fear   10 Make your foe flee in fear.
Fetid Ground   ¼ 20 Create fetid ground that damages and poisons foes.
Bandage   49¼ 5 Call your allies for help. Restores health while you channel it.
Drowning skills
Life Leech   2   Leech health from a foe to heal yourself.
Feeding Frenzy   ½ 5 Summon a school of undead fish to swarm your foe.
Death Curse   ½ 20 Poison your foe and make them flee in fear.
Bandage   49¼ 5 Call your allies for help. Restores health while you channel it.

Auxiliary skillbars top

Lich Form

  Skill Type Description
Deathly Claws   ¾   Send out grasping claws to damage your foes.
Lich's Gaze   ¼   Fire a debilitating projectile at a random nearby target.
Ripple of Horror   ¼ 15 Launch a wave that terrorizes foes it hits. You may activate March of Undeath to shadowstep to the wave.
  March of Undeath     12 Shadowstep to your Ripple of Horror, destroying it.
Summon Madness Minion 30 Repeatedly summon minions that explode after a period of time if they are not killed.
Grim Specter   ¾ 30 Siphon health from nearby enemies over time, gaining vitality each time you hit an enemy. Players struck by this ability lose equivalent vitality.
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