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Infusing Terror

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Infusing Terror.png

Infusing Terror

Necromancer icon small.png Necromancer (skill list)
Reaper icon small.png Reaper
Parent skill
Reaper's Shroud.png Reaper's Shroud
Weapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.png
Infusing Terror.png
 → Terrify.png
Game link
25 Recharge time  

Shroud. Shroud yourself with dark armor that grants stability and reduces incoming damage. You may shatter this armor to fear foes around you.

 Duration.png Duration: 6 seconds
 Radius.png Radius: 360

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Spite Spite

Curses Curses

Blood Magic Blood Magic

Soul Reaping Soul Reaping

Reaper Reaper


  • Causes the Infusing Terror.png Infusing Terror effect on the player's skill bar.
  • Does not begin recharging until either the Infusing Terror.png Infusing Terror effect expires or Terrify is used.
  • The damage reduction stacks multiplicatively with other damage reduction effects such as Protection and the -33% damage reduction from Reaper's Shroud.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
May 02, 2023
  • Increased damage reduction percentage from 20% to 66% in PvE only.
September 01, 2021
  • Fixed an issue that caused strike damage reduction to stack additively with other sources instead of multiplicatively.
May 11, 2021
  • This skill can now be used in midair so that it better functions with Death's Charge.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced stability duration from 6 seconds to 3 seconds.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • Updated the description of this skill to clarify the damage-reduction component.
May 17, 2017
  • Updated the skill fact to properly indicate a 20% damage reduction rather than 33%.
May 16, 2017
  • This skill no longer pulses stability but instead grants 3 stacks for 6 seconds upon activating it.
  • The active form of this skill now reduces incoming physical and condition damage by 20% for its duration.
April 19, 2016
  • Reduced the active duration of this skill from 8 seconds to 5 seconds.
  • The recharge time has been increased from 20 seconds to 25 seconds.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Infusing Terror has been added to the game.