Necrotic Grasp

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Necrotic Grasp

0.75¾ Activation time  

Profession
Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Necromancer (skill list)
Weapon
Staff
 
Weapon slot 1
Game link
External links
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Send out a grasping hand that damages foes in a line and grants you life force.

 Damage.png Damage: 269 (0.666)?
 Damage.png Damage: 179 (0.444)?
 Miscellaneous effect.png Life Force: 4%
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Pierces.png Pierces
 Combo.png Combo Finisher: Physical Projectile (20% chance)
 Range.png Range: 1,200

— In-game description [?]

Notes[edit]

  • Attack speed is approximately 1.32 seconds per attack.
  • Life Force gain is per target hit.
  • The maximum possible life force gain for one attack is 20% untraited, and with Gluttony it is 22%.
  • Necrotic Grasp is the only necromancer staff skill that is not a mark.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 0.666 to 0.444.
November 04, 2014
  • Increased the velocity of this projectile by 50%.
June 25, 2013
  • Increased the projectile velocity by 10%.
  • Increased the life force gain from 3 to 4.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Necrotic Grasp has been added to the game.