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Consume (necromancer)

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Necromancer icon small.png Necromancer (skill list)
Off hand sword
Weapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.png
Devouring Visage.png → 
Game link
0.5½ Activation time  
2,882 Health cost
961 Health cost

Sacrifice health to drain the strength of your enemies, inflicting weakness while granting might to yourself for each target affected.

Damage.png Damage (5x): 915 (2.5)?
Weakness.png Weakness (4s): -50% Endurance Regeneration, +50% Fumble (Unrestricted)
Might.png5 Might (8s): 150 Condition Damage, 150 Power
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Pierces.png Pierces

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Spite Spite

Curses Curses

Death Magic Death Magic

Reaper Reaper


  • Activating this skill costs additional 15% of the base health in PvE, 5% in PvP and WvW, which is 2882 health in PvE or 961 health in PvP and WvW at level 80.
  • Barrier will reduce the health lost.
  • Base health is calculated using a value of 19212, i.e. without any additional vitality caused by equipment.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
March 19, 2024
  • Reduced the health cost from 10% to 5% of base health in WvW and PvP.
February 27, 2024
  • Consume has been added to the game.
  • This skill has been reworked. It now siphons strength from targets hit by Devouring Visage, damaging them and inflicting weakness. Gain might for each target affected.
November 28, 2023
  • Consume was available during the beta event.