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Manifest Sand Shade

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Manifest Sand Shade

0.5½ Activation time  

Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Necromancer (skill list)
Scourge tango icon 20px.png Scourge
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Manifest a sand shade using some of your life force
. Whenever you use a shade ability, you and your sand shades strike nearby foes.
 Damage.png Damage: 177 (0.666)?
 Crippled.png Cripple (2s): -50% Movement Speed
 Torment.png Torment (2s): 44 Damage, 64 Damage if Moving
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 3
 Duration.png Duration: 20s
 Duration.png Duration: 10s
 Maximum Count.png Maximum Count: 3
 Count Recharge.png Count Recharge: 15s
 Radius.png Radius: 180
 Range.png Range: 900

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

Spite Spite[edit]

Soul Reaping Soul Reaping[edit]

Scourge Scourge[edit]

All traits that affect activated Shade skills also trigger from each sand shade with each effect centered around the sand shade.


  • Your character will occasionally shout "By my will!" or "The compact is sworn!"

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
March 27, 2018
  • Scourge (Profession): Fixed an issue that caused an obstruction error when there wasn't a line of sight to a target, but there was a line of sight to the shade.
    • Enemies in range of the shade will now be struck if the shade is visible to the necromancer.
    • Fixed an issue in which this skill could still hit downed enemies multiple times.
February 06, 2018
  • Added a 0.5-second warning to enemy players on each shade and on the player when activating a shade skill.
November 07, 2017
  • Fixed a bug that could cause this skill's targets to be lost due to proximity between shades or the casting scourge.
  • Made back-end changes to increase the priority of shade visibility.
October 17, 2017
  • Fixed a bug that allowed strikes from this skill to hit from multiple sand shades on the same target.
  • (WvW and PvP only): The spawn duration of sand shades has been reduced from 20 seconds to 10 seconds.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Manifest Sand Shade has been added to the game.