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Ghastly Breach

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Ghastly Breach

0.75¾ Activation time  
75 Recharge time
90 Recharge time
Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Necromancer (skill list)
Scourge tango icon 20px.png Scourge
Training cost
25 Hero points
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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 and cripple each pulse.

 Damage.png Damage (5x): 930 (3.5)?
 Torment.png Torment (8s): 176 Damage, 254 Damage if Moving
 Crippled.png Cripple (2s): -50% Movement Speed
 Might.png3 Might per Pulse (6s): 90 Condition Damage, 90 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
 Interval.png Interval: 1 second
 Radius.png Radius: 300
 Combo.png Combo Field: Dark

— In-game description [?]


  • 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
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.