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Harbinger Shroud

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the Harbinger mechanic. For the Scourge skill originally called Harbinger Shroud, see Sandstorm Shroud.

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Harbinger Shroud

10 Recharge time  

Enter Harbinger Shroud, granting powerful offensive skills but leaving you vulnerable to attack.
As you remain in Harbinger Shroud, you accumulate blight over time.
Blight decreases your maximum health.

 Blight.png Blight Gained per Second in Shroud (25s): -2% Health
 Interval.png Interval: 1 second

— In-game description [?]



When under the effect of Harbinger Shroud, these skills replace the normal weapon skill bar. They can't be changed but can be upgraded through the use of traits.

# Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
1 Tainted Bolts.png Tainted Bolts 0.5½ Fire quick bolts of dark energy that explode on impact, inflicting torment to enemies in the area.
2 Dark Barrage.png Dark Barrage 0.75¾ 4 Fire six bolts of tormenting energy that fan out from you, piercing all enemies in their path.
3 Devouring Cut.png Devouring Cut 1 5 Channel twisted energy to launch yourself at your foe, tormenting nearby enemies.
4 Voracious Arc.png Voracious Arc 0.75¾ 10 Leap to your destination, evading through the air. Daze enemies near your impact point.
5 Vital Draw.png Vital Draw 1 20 Twist the souls of nearby enemies, suspending them in the air while you siphon their life force. Gain life force for each target struck.

Related traits[edit]

See also: Death Shroud#Related traits

Curses Curses

Blood Magic Blood Magic

Soul Reaping Soul Reaping

Harbinger Harbinger



Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
August 17, 2021