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Chilling Scythe

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Chilling Scythe

Necromancer icon small.png Necromancer (skill list)
Reaper icon small.png Reaper
Weapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.png
Activ. type
Dusk Strike.png → Fading Twilight.png → 
Chilling Scythe.png
Game link
1 Activation time  
Chilling Scythe

Chain. Strike foes, and chill them. A successful strike reduces the recharge on Gravedigger.

Damage.png Damage: 726 (1.8)?
Damage.png Damage: 457 (1.133)?
Chilled.png Chilled (2s): -66% Skill Recharge Rate, -66% Movement Speed
Miscellaneous effect.png Life Force: 5%
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 3
Count Recharge.png Recharge Reduced: 100%
Range.png Range: 130

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Spite Spite

Curses Curses

Death Magic Death Magic

Reaper Reaper


Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
November 29, 2022
  • This skill now reduces the recharge of Gravedigger when striking an enemy.
August 23, 2022
  • (PvE only) Damage multiplier increased from 1.7 to 1.8.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Autoattack Chain: Reduced power coefficients from 1.0/1.3/1.7 to 0.666/0.866/1.133.
November 07, 2017
  • Increased damage by 21%.
February 22, 2017
  • Increased life-force gain from 3% to 5%.
October 18, 2016
  • The aftercast of this ability has been reduced by 0.06 seconds.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Chilling Scythe has been added to the game.