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Life Slash

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the necromancer skill. For the skill used by The Voice, see Life Slash (The Voice).

Life Slash.png

Life Slash

Necromancer icon small.png Necromancer (skill list)
Reaper icon small.png Reaper
Parent skill
Reaper's Shroud.png Reaper's Shroud
Weapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.png
Activ. type
Life Rend.png → 
Life Slash.png
 → Life Reap.png
Game link
0.5½ Activation time  
Life Slash

Chain. Shroud. Cleave foes in front of you again. This skill inherits traits from Life Blast.

Damage.png Damage: 425 (1.6)?
Damage.png Damage: 163 (0.613)?
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 3
Range.png Range: 170

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Spite Spite

Curses Curses

Blood Magic Blood Magic

Soul Reaping Soul Reaping


  • Damage value is calculated with the weapon strength of the active weapon before shroud is activated. Wiki value assumes unequipped value of 690.5

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
May 02, 2023
  • Increased power coefficient from 1.25 to 1.6 in PvE only.
May 26, 2020
  • Removed unnecessary hit effects on the necromancer when they successfully strike an enemy.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive splits) Reaper Shroud - Autoattack Chain: Reduced power coefficients from 0.875/0.92/1.7 to 0.583/0.613/1.13
July 10, 2018
  • The damage of this skill has been increased by 35% in PvE only.
November 07, 2017
  • Increased damage by 30%.
February 22, 2017
  • Increased damage by 17%.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Life Slash has been added to the game.