Fear of Death

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Fear of Death

5 Recharge time  

Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Soul Reaping (trait list)
Training cost
5 Hero points
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Your fear effects have increased durations. Inflicting fear generates life force.

 Duration.png Duration Increase: 100%
 Duration.png Duration Increase: 50%
 Miscellaneous effect.png Life Force: 15%
 Miscellaneous effect.png Life Force: 7%

— In-game description

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Related traits[edit]


  • The cooldown applies to the life force gain.
  • Condition duration has a 100% cap. Therefore runes and expertise will not increase fear duration past 100%.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
April 28, 2020
  • Reduced life force gained from 15% to 7% in PvP only.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced bonus fear duration from 100% to 50%.
December 11, 2018
  • The fear-duration bonus of this trait has been increased to 100%. It no longer causes fear when the necromancer is in a downed state. Instead, it now grants 15% life force upon inflicting a foe with fear. This effect has a 5-second internal cooldown.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
  • This trait has been moved to the Master tier.
  • Added: Fear duration is 50% longer.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Fear of Death has been added to the game.