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Ghastly Breach

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Ghastly Breach

Necromancer icon small.png Necromancer (skill list)
Scourge icon small.png Scourge
Training cost
25 Hero points
Game link
0.75¾ Activation time  
60 Recharge time
72 Recharge time
72 Recharge time
Ghastly Breach

Punishment. Breach into the realm of torment for a brief time, granting might to allies and slowing enemies. Convert a boon on enemies into torment each pulse.

Damage.png Damage (5x): 930 (3.5)?
Torment.png3 Torment (8s): 528 Damage, 763 Damage if Foe Is Stationary
Might.png2 Might per Pulse (6s): 60 Condition Damage, 60 Power
Slow.png Slow per Pulse (2s): Skills and actions are slower.
Slow.png Slow per Pulse (1s): Skills and actions are slower.
Burning.png Burning (2s): 262 Damage
Miscellaneous effect.png Boons Converted to Conditions: 1
Miscellaneous effect.png Pulses: 5
Miscellaneous effect.png Pulses: 4
Interval.png Interval: 1 second
Radius.png Radius: 300
Combo.png Combo Field: Dark

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Spite Spite

Curses Curses

Death Magic Death Magic

Scourge Scourge


  • Applies Burning.png Burning every pulse.
  • The Scourge may occasionally shout one of these lines when using Ghastly Breach:
Behold! The nightmare realm!
Sanity is but a mirage!
Torment beckons!

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
June 27, 2023
  • Reduced cooldown from 75 seconds to 60 seconds in PvE and from 90 seconds to 72 seconds in PvP and WvW. Reduced duration from 4 to 3 seconds in WvW only.
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 slow duration from 2 seconds to 1 second.
March 27, 2018
  • Increased the cooldown from 75 seconds to 90 seconds in PvP and WvW.
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:
  • Ghastly Breach has been added to the game.