Lich Form

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Lich Form.png

Lich Form

Not available underwater  180 Recharge time  9 Hero point  

Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Necromancer (skill list)
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Assume the form of a lich for a brief time. Entering this form removes spectral effects. Gain life force when this skill ends.

 Stability 40px.png Stability (3s): Cannot be knocked down, pushed back, pulled, launched, stunned, dazed, floated, sunk, feared or taunted.
 Miscellaneous effect.png Life Force When Ending: 15%
 Radius.png Boon Application Interval: 3s
 Duration.png Duration: 15s

— In-game description [?]

Description and skills[edit]

Lich Form transforms the user into a large ghastly figure with an ephemeral green tone. The player's skill bar is replaced as follows:

Skill Activation time Recharge time Description
Deathly Claws.png
 Deathly Claws
0.75¾ Send out grasping claws to damage your foes.
Marked for Death.png
 Marked for Death
1 10 Inscribe a mark that makes a foe vulnerable when they trigger it.
Chilling Wind.png
 Chilling Wind
0.25¼ 20 Release a freezing wind that chills and pushes back foes.
Mark of Horror.png
 Mark of Horror
10.5½ 25 Inscribe a mark that summons five jagged horrors when a foe triggers it.
Grim Specter.png
 Grim Specter
0.75¾ 30 Lose all conditions and send out a claw that explodes at the target area. The claw and explosion rip boons from foes and cure conditions on allies.

As with other forms, the elite slot is replaced with a skill allowing the player to cancel the form early.


  • Using this skill provides the Lich Form.png Lich Form effect for its duration.
  • The form uses a weapon strength of 1015 (level 78 Fexotic staff) in PvP, and 772.5 weapon strength (level 78 Cfine staff) in PvE.
  • The form also doubles base Precision and Vitality. At level 80, this adds 1000 Precision (47.6% Critical Chance) and 1000 Vitality (10 000 Health).
  • The life force gain when Lich Form ends, as well as the life force gain when casting with Spectral Mastery, are based on the life force pool without the extra health from Lich Form.


Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
October 01, 2015
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the descriptions for Plague and Lich Form from appearing properly.
September 29, 2015
  • Updated this transformation to no longer destroy your active minions.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • This skill is now considered a spectral skill and grants 15% life force when it ends.
  • Reduced duration of this skill from 20 seconds to 15 seconds.
March 16, 2015
  • This ability now grants 1 stack of stability every 3 seconds, with a 3-second duration.
September 09, 2014
  • The duration of this transform has been reduced from 30 seconds to 20 seconds.
  • This transform no longer increases power levels exponentially. The damage of skills in this transform has been adjusted to compensate.
April 15, 2014
  • Fixed a bug in which entering Lich Form would not remove all of the effects of Spectral Walk.
  • Fixed a bug in which this skill would occasionally go on full cooldown after being interrupted.
August 20, 2013
  • Updated the skill fact description so that it doesn't indicate it removes spectral forms.
June 25, 2013
  • All elite player transforms (racial and profession) now have a 1-second cooldown on leaving them. This was done to prevent unintentionally leaving through double-clicking.
November 15, 2012
  • Leaving this skill now removes stability from the player to make the removal consistent with all other transform elites.
October 22, 2012
  • Entering Lich Form or Plague destroys all minions and removes all spectral effects now.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Lich Form has been added to the game.


  • Emotes used while in this form use a special voice and follow the norn animations, regardless of the character's race.