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Oppressive Collapse

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Oppressive Collapse

0.75¾ Activation time  25 Recharge time  
Necromancer icon small.png Necromancer (skill list)
Scourge icon small.png Scourge
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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Corrupt the ground under your target; if they remain within the area, they will be knocked down. Grant might to allies near your target based on how many conditions they have.

 Damage.png Damage: 396 (1.2)?
 Damage.png Damage: 3 (0.01)?
 Torment.png2 Torment (9s): 396 Damage, 572 Damage if Foe Is Stationary
 Knockdown.png Knockdown: 2 seconds
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 1
 Evade.png Defiance Break: 200
 Radius.png Radius: 240
 Range.png Range: 900

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Spite Spite

Curses Curses

Death Magic Death Magic

Scourge Scourge


  • Might is granted based on the number of conditions on your target.
  • Attack will fail if you are inside the target's hitbox.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 28, 2022 End of Dragons release:
  • (Undocumented) Added tooltip fact Defiance Break.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 1.2 to 0.01. Reduced might duration from 8 seconds to 6 seconds.
October 01, 2019
  • This skill now requires line of sight.
March 05, 2019
  • Fixed a bug that prevented this skill from granting might when used on targets in a downed state.
December 12, 2017
  • Torment has been adjusted from 3 stacks for 6 seconds to 2 stacks for 9 seconds.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Oppressive Collapse has been added to the game.