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Not available underwater  0.75¾ Activation time  20 Recharge time  

Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Necromancer (skill list)
Scourge tango icon 20px.png Scourge
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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 into torment and cripple.

 Damage.png Damage: 266 (1.0)?
 Might.png5 Might (8s): 150 Power, 150 Condition Damage
 Torment.png Boon Conversion (8s): 176 Damage, 254 Damage if Moving
 Crippled.png Boon Conversion (2s): -50% Movement Speed
 Miscellaneous effect.png Boons Converted in 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 [?]

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
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.