Locust Swarm

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Locust Swarm

0.5½ Activation time  30 Recharge time  
Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Necromancer (skill list)
Weapon slot 5
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Gain swiftness and summon a swarm of locusts that siphon health to you from nearby foes.

 Damage.png Life Siphon Damage: 66 (0.2)?
 Healing.png Life Siphon Healing: 37 (0.08)?
 Swiftness.png Swiftness (15s): 33% Movement Speed
 Miscellaneous effect.png Life Force: 1.5%
 Miscellaneous effect.png Number of Impacts: 10
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Duration.png Duration: 5 seconds
 Radius.png Radius: 180

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

Blood Magic[edit]


  • For more information about Life Siphoning, refer to Life Steal.
  • Applies the Locus Swarm effect.
  • The swarm lasts for 5 seconds and pulses in a point-blank area of effect every 0.5 second, generating life force, and dealing damage with each pulse.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
April 23, 2019
  • This skill will now inflict its effects every 0.5 seconds instead of every second.
  • The duration of this skill has been halved, so the same number of attacks will occur, but they will occur faster.
  • The radius of this skill has been reduced from 210 to 180 to make the range a standard multiple of 60.
  • Finally, rather than inflicting damage on each pulse, Locust Swarm will now siphon health from enemies within its area of effect.
January 27, 2015
  • The casting time of this skill has been reduced from 1 second to 0.5 seconds.
September 09, 2014
  • Increased base swiftness duration from 10 seconds to 15 seconds.
  • Fixed a bug which caused this skill to have incorrect skill facts and duration when traited with Banshee's Wail.
  • Added a range indicator for this skill.
April 15, 2014
  • Added skill facts for duration and number of impacts.
October 15, 2013
  • Increased the base cripple duration to 2 seconds.
June 25, 2013
  • Increased the radius to 210.
  • Increased the animation size to better reflect its attack area.
February 26, 2013
  • The radius of this ability has been increased by ~16% and now has the range of a normal melee ability.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Locust Swarm has been added to the game.