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Necromancer icon small.png Necromancer (skill list)
Scourge icon small.png Scourge
Training cost
15 Hero points
Game link
0.75¾ Activation time  16 Recharge time  

Punishment. Draw vital energy from your foes to gain life force and grant boons to nearby allies. Gain additional life force per target struck. Convert a boon on affected enemies to torment.

Damage.png Damage: 266 (1.0)?
Might.png8 Might (9s): 240 Condition Damage, 240 Power
Might.png8 Might (6s): 240 Condition Damage, 240 Power
Fury.png Fury (9s): +20% Critical Chance
Torment.png3 Boon Conversion (8s): 528 Damage, 763 Damage if Foe Is Stationary
Miscellaneous effect.png Boons Converted to Conditions: 1
Miscellaneous effect.png Life Force: 10%
Miscellaneous effect.png Life Force per Hit: 2%
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Radius.png Radius: 300

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Spite Spite

Curses Curses

Death Magic Death Magic

Scourge Scourge

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
June 27, 2023
  • This skill now also grants fury to nearby allies. Increased might from 5 stacks for 8 seconds to 8 stacks for 9 seconds. Reduced cooldown from 20 seconds to 16 seconds.
October 04, 2022
  • Punishment skills no longer inflict crippled when removing a boon. Increased number of torment stacks applied when removing a boon from 1 to 3.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced might duration from 8 seconds to 6 seconds. Increased number of might stacks from 5 to 8.
March 05, 2019
  • Fixed a bug with this skill in which its might gain applied in a larger radius than the listed value. Removed an unlisted whirl finisher. Reduced the casting time from 1 second to 0.75 seconds. Increased its damage by 150%. This skill now grants a bonus 2% life force for each target it strikes.
February 06, 2018
  • Punishment Skills: The torment durations of this skill category have been reduced from 10 seconds to 8 seconds.
    • The cripple duration has been reduced from 3 seconds to 2 seconds.
December 12, 2017
  • Adjusted torment from 2 stacks for 5 seconds to 1 stack for 10 seconds.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Desiccate has been added to the game.