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40 Recharge time
50 Recharge time
 15 Hero point  
Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Necromancer (skill list)
Reaper tango icon 20px.png Reaper
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Shout. 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.

 Damage.png Damage: 213 (0.8)?
 Damage.png Damage: 106 (0.4)?
 Damage.png Damage Reduced: 33%
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Duration.png Duration: 25 seconds
 Radius.png Radius: 600
 Unblockable.png Unblockable

— In-game description [?]


  • This skill summons the most potential minions possible for a Necromancer making it the best skill to combine with the Flesh of the Master trait.
  • The shambling horrors with their innate damage absorption combined with the trait, can quickly clear you of all conditions with the Necromantic Corruption trait, which makes it extremely strong as a defensive skill against all forms of damage.
  • Grants the necromancer the "Rise!".png Dark Bond effect.
  • Shambling Horrors summoned by this skill do not appear to give life force when they die but they do trigger the Death Nova trait.


Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 0.8 to 0.4. Reduced cooldown from 60 seconds to 50 seconds.
May 16, 2017
  • The cooldown of this skill has been increased from 40 seconds to 60 seconds in PvP only.
July 26, 2016
  • Reduced the damage reduction from 50% to 33%.
  • Decreased the health of shambling horrors by 25%.
  • Minions now have 20% reduced toughness.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • "Rise!" has been added to the game.