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Grasping Darkness

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Grasping Darkness

0.75¾ Activation time  25 Recharge time  

Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Necromancer (skill list)
Reaper tango icon 20px.png Reaper
Weapon slot 5
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Conjure claws of darkness from the shadows to attack foes, applying a condition to them and pulling them to you. Gain life force for each struck foe.

 Damage.png Damage: 524 (1.3)?
 Chilled.png Chilled (4s): -66% Skill Recharge Rate, -66% Movement Speed
 Miscellaneous effect.png Life Force: 4%
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Range.png Range: 750

— In-game description [?]


  • This skill acts in a way like a Projectile; it ends after being affected by Reflect, Invulnerability or Block.
  • This skill can be interrupted early to still pull, but with a shorter cast time.
  • If an enemy is targeted, this skill may fail to activate due to being obstructed, despite no apparent obstruction, and no difficulty hitting the same enemy if the skill was used without a target.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 22, 2017
  • The recharge of this skill has been reduced from 30 seconds to 25 seconds.
  • Increased damage by 30%.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Grasping Darkness has been added to the game.


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