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Disambig icon.png This article is about the necromancer skill. For the campaign from the original game, see Guild Wars. For the book, see Nightfall (book).



0.5½ Activation time  25 Recharge time  

Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Necromancer (skill list)
Reaper tango icon 20px.png Reaper
Weapon slot 4
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Call down a growing column of shadows that damages and conditions foes every pulse.

 Damage.png Damage: 147 (0.364)?
 Damage.png Damage: 424 (1.05)?
 Blinded.png Blindness (2s): Next outgoing attack misses.
 Crippled.png Cripple (2s): -50% Movement Speed
 Miscellaneous effect.png Boons Converted to Conditions: 4
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Miscellaneous effect.png Pulses: 4
 Interval.png Interval: 2 seconds
 Radius.png Maximum Radius: 360
 Combo.png Combo Field: Dark

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Curses


  • Has an initial radius of 170.
  • Unlike many similar skills, the damage is per pulse.
  • The boon corruption is 1 boon corrupted per pulse for a total of 4.


Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split)Reduced power coefficient per strike from 0.7 to 0.364.
March 05, 2019
  • Increased the damage of this skill by 50% in PvE only.
September 23, 2017
  • Fixed a bug in which this skill's visuals desynced when affected by quickness or slow.
February 22, 2017
  • This skill now converts boons into conditions from enemies it hits.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Nightfall has been added to the game.