Deathly Swarm

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Deathly Swarm

0.5½ Activation time  18 Recharge time  

Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Necromancer (skill list)
Off hand dagger
Weapon slot 4
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Unleash an insect swarm, blinding multiple foes. Transfer three conditions to your target on a successful attack.

 Damage.png Damage: 220 (0.6)?
 Damage.png Damage: 37 (0.1)?
 Miscellaneous effect.png Number of Bounces: 3
 Blinded.png Blindness (6s): Next outgoing attack misses.
 Range.png Range: 900

— In-game description [?]


  • Casting this spell then immediately casting another skill that applies a condition to yourself will still transfer the condition, provided the projectile hasn't hit.
  • Blindness will not cause this skill to miss if the condition is transferred.
  • This skill's projectile is homing, meaning that it will track its target for a certain amount of time.
  • The projectile(s) from this skill keeps to the ground, meaning that it can be aimed only horizontally; its path vertically is always along the ground. It also means that targets cannot be hit if there is a gap or large elevation in the ground between the target and the caster (e.g. harpy jumping puzzle in Uncategorized Fractal).
Tooltip damage calculation adds 32 to the weapon strength midpoint, reporting marginally higher damage.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 0.6 to 0.1.
April 19, 2016
  • The missile velocity of this skill has been increased by 100%.
  • The casting time of the projectile has increased by 0.2 seconds.
June 25, 2013
  • Increased the projectile velocity by 30%.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Deathly Swarm has been added to the game.