Life Transfer

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Life Transfer.png

Life Transfer

Not available underwater  
Necromancer icon small.png Necromancer (skill list)
Parent skill
Death Shroud.png Death Shroud
Weapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.png
Activ. type
Game link
Not available underwater This skill has an underwater replacement: Gathering Plague
30.5½ Activation time  25 Recharge time  
Life Transfer

Shroud. Damage nearby foes and steal their life force.

Damage.png Damage (9x): 1,017 (3.825)?
Damage.png Damage (9x): 720 (2.7)?
Bleeding.png9 Bleeding (2s): 396 Damage
Miscellaneous effect.png Life Force: 3%
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Duration.png Duration: 3 seconds
Radius.png Radius: 600

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Curses Curses

Death Magic Death Magic

Blood Magic Blood Magic

Soul Reaping Soul Reaping


  • In damage calculation, Life Transfer uses weapon damage from the off-hand. Wiki value assumes unequipped value of 690.5
  • Foes killed by Life Transfer grant progress towards the Weapon Master achievement of the off-hand.
  • Life Transfer gradually gives 5% Life Force per target hit over its duration.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
November 28, 2023
  • This skill now also inflicts bleeding when striking an enemy.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 0.425 to 0.3.
July 16, 2019
  • Reduced recharge from 40 seconds to 25 seconds.
October 02, 2018
  • Life Transfer: The damage of this skill has been increased by 70% per pulse.
July 01, 2014
  • Updated the skill facts to use radius instead of range.
October 01, 2012
  • This skill will now work properly with the Soul Reaping trait Path of Midnight.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Life Transfer has been added to the game.