Dark Pact

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Dark Pact

Necromancer icon small.png Necromancer (skill list)
Main hand dagger
Weapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.png
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1 Activation time  
12 Recharge time
15 Recharge time
15 Recharge time
Dark Pact

Bleed yourself. Immobilize your foe and remove their boons. Gain life force for each boon removed.

Damage.png Damage: 880 (2.4)?
Damage.png Damage: 440 (1.2)?
Immobile.png Immobilize (6s): Unable to move.
Immobile.png Immobilize (3s): Unable to move.
Bleeding.png2 Bleeding (10s): 440 Damage
Bleeding.png2 Self-Bleeding (10s): 440 Damage
Miscellaneous effect.png Life Force: 5%
Miscellaneous effect.png Boons Converted to Conditions: 3
Range.png Range: 600

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Curses Curses

Death Magic Death Magic

Blood Magic Blood Magic

Reaper Reaper

Scourge Scourge


  • Boons are converted as follows:
Boon Condition
Aegis.png Aegis Burning.png Burning (1 stack, 3 s)
Alacrity.png Alacrity Chilled.png Chilled (3 s)
Fury.png Fury Blinded.png Blinded (5 s)
Might.png Might Weakness.png Weakness (5 s)
Protection.png Protection Vulnerability.png Vulnerability (3 stacks, 8 s)
Quickness.png Quickness Slow.png Slow (3 s)
Regeneration.png Regeneration Poisoned.png Poisoned (6s)
Resistance.png Resistance Chilled.png Chilled (3 s)
Resolution.png Resolution Confusion.png Confusion (3 stacks, 5 s)
Stability.png Stability Fear.png Fear (1 s)
Swiftness.png Swiftness Crippled.png Crippled (10 s)
Vigor.png Vigor Bleeding.png Bleeding (2 stacks, 8 s)

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 14, 2023
  • This skill now also inflicts bleeding on the target and grants life force to the caster for each boon removed. This skill now removes boons instead of corrupting them in PvP and WvW. Increased the number of boons removed from 1 to 3 in PvP, 1 to 2 in WvW, and 2 to 3 in PvE.
August 23, 2022
  • (PvE only) Recharge reduced from 15 seconds to 12 seconds. Damage multiplier increased from 1.2 to 2.4. Immobilize duration increased from 3 seconds to 6 seconds.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • Reduced number of boons corrupted from 2 to 1.
May 08, 2018
  • The cooldown of this skill is no longer split between game modes and will now use a 15-second cooldown instead of the 25- and 20-second cooldowns it previously used.
March 27, 2018
  • Reduced the cooldown from 25 seconds to 20 seconds in PvP and WvW.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • This skill has been unsplit from PvP and now uses the higher damage value in all game modes.
June 20, 2017
  • The damage of this skill has been increased by 33% in PvP only.
May 16, 2017
  • Increased damage by 20%.
  • Now inflicts 2 stacks of bleeding on you for 10 seconds.
January 26, 2016
  • This skill now also converts up to 2 boons into conditions along with its innate effects.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Dark Pact has been added to the game.