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Death Spiral

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Death Spiral

1 Activation time  10 Recharge time  

Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Necromancer (skill list)
Reaper tango icon 20px.png Reaper
Weapon slot 3
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Conjure a drill of dark energy on your blade, and rend the armor of foes in front of you.

 Damage.png Damage (6x): 1,026 (2.55)?
 Damage.png Damage (6x): 726 (1.8)?
 Vulnerability.png12 Vulnerability (10s): 12% Incoming Damage, 12% Incoming Condition Damage
 Vulnerability.png12 Vulnerability (6s): 12% Incoming Damage, 12% Incoming Condition Damage
 Miscellaneous effect.png Life Force: 2%
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 3
 Range.png Range: 240

— In-game description [?]


Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient per strike from 0.35 to 0.3. Reduced vulnerability duration from 10 seconds to 6 seconds.
April 23, 2019
  • Reduced the recharge time from 12 seconds to 10 seconds.
  • Increased the range from 220 to 240 to make the range a standard multiple of 60.
  • Adjusted the visual effects of this skill to be more pronounced.
  • Narrowed the attack cone so that this skill's attack region more accurately matches its animation.
  • Removed bonus damage to targets above 50% health.
  • Increased base damage by 28% in PvE and 6% in PvP and WvW.
July 10, 2018
  • This skill now deals increased damage to targets above 50% health, with the increase being 50% in PvE and 10% in PvP and WvW.
February 22, 2017
  • The damage of this skill has been increased by 20%.
October 18, 2016
  • The damage of this ability has been increased by 66%.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Death Spiral has been added to the game.