Lich Form

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Lich Form.png

Lich Form

Not available underwater  150 Recharge time  9 Hero point  

Profession
Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Necromancer (skill list)
Slot
Elite
Type
Spectral
Game link
External links
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Spectral. Assume the form of a lich for a brief time. Entering this form removes all other spectral effects. Gain life force when this skill ends.

 Stability.png Stability (3s): Cannot be knocked down, pushed back, pulled, launched, stunned, dazed, floated, sunk, feared or taunted.
 Miscellaneous effect.png Life Force When Ending: 15%
 Radius.png Boon Application Interval: 3s
 Duration.png Duration: 20 seconds

— In-game description [?]

Skills[edit]

  • Lich Form transforms the user into a large ghastly figure with an ephemeral green tone. The player's skill bar is replaced as follows:
# Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
1
Deathly Claws.png
 Deathly Claws
0.75¾ Send out grasping claws to damage your foes.
2
Lich's Gaze.png
 Lich's Gaze
0.25¼ Fire a debilitating projectile at a random nearby target.
3
Ripple of Horror.png
 Ripple of Horror
0.5½ 15 Launch a wave that terrorizes foes it hits. You may activate March of Undeath to shadowstep to the wave.
3 Ripple of Horror, March of Undeath chainRedirect Arrow.png
March of Undeath.png
 March of Undeath
12 Shadowstep to your Ripple of Horror, destroying it.
4
Summon Madness.png
 Summon Madness
10.5½ 30 Minion. Repeatedly summon minions that explode after a period of time if they are not killed.
5
Grim Specter.png
 Grim Specter
0.75¾ 30 Siphon health from nearby enemies over time, gaining vitality each time you hit an enemy.
Players struck by this ability lose equivalent vitality.

Notes[edit]

  • As with other forms, the elite slot is replaced with a skill allowing the player to cancel the form early.
  • Using this skill provides the Lich Form.png Lich Form effect for its duration.
  • The form uses a weapon strength of 1,015 (level 78 Fexotic staff) in PvP, and 772.5 weapon strength (level 78 Cfine staff) in PvE.
  • The form also doubles base Precision and Vitality. At level 80, this adds 1,000 Precision (47.6% Critical Chance) and 1,000 Vitality (10,000 Health).
  • The life force gain when Lich Form ends is based on the life force pool without the extra health from Lich Form.

Gallery[edit]

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
December 11, 2018
  • The recharge time of this skill has been reduced from 180 seconds to 150 seconds.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • This skill has had a functionality rework for many of its skills.
  • Its active duration has been increased from 15 seconds to 20 seconds.
October 01, 2015
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the descriptions for Plague and Lich Form from appearing properly.
September 29, 2015
  • Updated this transformation to no longer destroy your active minions.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • This skill is now considered a spectral skill and grants 15% life force when it ends.
  • Reduced duration of this skill from 20 seconds to 15 seconds.
March 16, 2015
  • This ability now grants 1 stack of stability every 3 seconds, with a 3-second duration.
September 09, 2014
  • The duration of this transform has been reduced from 30 seconds to 20 seconds.
  • This transform no longer increases power levels exponentially. The damage of skills in this transform has been adjusted to compensate.
April 15, 2014
  • Fixed a bug in which entering Lich Form would not remove all of the effects of Spectral Walk.
  • Fixed a bug in which this skill would occasionally go on full cooldown after being interrupted.
August 20, 2013
  • Updated the skill fact description so that it doesn't indicate it removes spectral forms.
June 25, 2013
  • All elite player transforms (racial and profession) now have a 1-second cooldown on leaving them. This was done to prevent unintentionally leaving through double-clicking.
November 15, 2012
  • Leaving this skill now removes stability from the player to make the removal consistent with all other transform elites.
October 22, 2012
  • Entering Lich Form or Plague destroys all minions and removes all spectral effects now.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Lich Form has been added to the game.

Trivia[edit]

  • Emotes used while in this form use a special voice and follow the norn animations, regardless of the character's race.