Locust Swarm

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Locust Swarm

0.5½ Activation time  30 Recharge time  
Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Necromancer (skill list)
No related skill available in slot 1No related skill available in slot 2No related skill available in slot 3Weapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.png
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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.