Life force

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In-game screenshot of life force meter.

Life force is the necromancer's resource that fuels Death Shroud. Life force is gained when players or NPCs die nearby (approximately within a range of 1,200 units) and through certain skills.[1] Death Shroud depletes life force and ends when it reaches zero.

The base size of your life force pool is 69% of your maximum health, meaning it is indirectly affected by your Vitality attribute, and can be further increased by the Strength of Undeath minor trait of the Soul Reaping specialization, to 78% of maximum health.[2][3]

The life force bar, located above the weapon skills, displays life force level relative to its full value. Character death will drain some life force, as well as changing maps, or logging out and back in.

Related skills[edit]

Weapon skills that grant life force[edit]

Underwater weapon skills that grant life force[edit]

Utility skills that grant life force[edit]

Skills with special conditions that grant life force[edit]

Related traits[edit]

Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Curses
Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Death Magic
Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Blood Magic
  • Unholy Martyr - Draw conditions from allies when you enter shroud and every few seconds while you remain in shroud. Gain life force each time a condition is removed.
Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Soul Reaping


  1. ^ Necromancer, Official Guild Wars 2 website
  2. ^ ArenaNet employee, Guild Wars 2 forum
  3. ^ ArenaNet employee, Guild Wars 2 forum