Epidemic

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Epidemic

1 Activation time  20 Recharge time  4 Hero point  

Profession
Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Necromancer (skill list)
Slot
Utility
Type
Corruption
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Apply vulnerability on yourself. Spread conditions on a target foe to all nearby foes.
WvW Only: Does not affect structures or targets with resistance.

 Damage.png Damage: 27 (0.1)?
 Vulnerability.png3 Self Vulnerability (6s): 3% Incoming Damage, 3% Incoming Condition Damage
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Radius.png Radius: 900
 Critical Chance.png Cannot Critical Hit
 Range.png Range: 1,200
 Miscellaneous effect.png Unblockable

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • Epidemic only applies up to 25 stacks of any given condition.
  • In WvW, casting Epidemic on structures or on a target with resistance will result in no conditions spread.
  • Though it states all nearby foes, it is limited to 5 targets.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
May 18, 2017
  • Fixed a bug that caused conditions to not transfer on the fifth missile.
  • The missiles fired from this ability will now pierce targets already struck by the skill.
  • Removed the new functionality that caused condition durations to affect newly transferred conditions.
May 16, 2017
  • This ability now fires slow-arcing projectiles from its initial target to up to 5 targets in range.
  • Foes hit by the projectiles gain all conditions from the original Epidemic target.
  • Projectile strikes are unblockable but cannot critically hit.
  • Increased radius to 900.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed this skill to affect allies.
March 07, 2017
  • WvW Only: Does not affect structures or targets with resistance.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • With the changes to condition stacking, Epidemic now only applies up to 25 stacks of any given condition.
  • Increased recharge to 20 seconds.
July 01, 2014
  • Added a missing skill fact for number of targets (5).
April 30, 2013
  • Now unblockable.
March 26, 2013
  • Now requires line of sight of the main target to spread conditions to nearby enemies.
October 01, 2012
  • This skill no longer has infinite range.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Epidemic has been added to the game.

Trivia[edit]