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Disambig icon.png This article is about the former necromancer transform that is now only available to Engineers using Elixir X (underwater). For the ring of the same name, see Plague (ring). For the effect granted by Elixir X (underwater), see Plague (effect).



105 Recharge time  
Engineer icon small.png Engineer (skill list)
Parent skill
Elixir X.png Elixir X
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Become a virulent cloud and inflict multiple conditions on foes you touch. Entering this form destroys all minions and removes spectral effects.

 Damage.png Damage: 104 (0.39)?
 Poisoned.png Poison (2s): 67 Damage, -33% Heal Effectiveness
 Stability.png Stability (3s): Cannot be knocked down, pushed back, pulled, launched, stunned, dazed, floated, sunk, feared, or taunted.
 Radius.png Boon Gain Interval: 3 seconds
 Interval.png Boon Application Interval: 3 seconds
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Duration.png Duration: 20 seconds
 Interval.png Damaging Pulse: 1 second
 Radius.png Radius: 240

— In-game description

The Plague transformation is a possible effect granted by Elixir X (underwater). Visually the player is transformed into a dark plague cloud, the duration of which is indicated by the Plague effect.


The transform grants the following skills:

# Skill Activation time Recharge time Description
1 Withering Plague.png Withering Plague 1 Add bleeding to your plague.
2 Plague of Darkness.png Plague of Darkness 1 Add blindness to your plague.
3 Plague of Pestilence.png Plague of Pestilence 1 Add cripple and weakness to your plague and increase its damage dealt.
4...9 Skill.png Locked You cannot use skills while transformed.
0 Leave Transform.png Leave Transform Exit your current transform early, putting it into full recharge.

Related traits[edit]

Firearms Firearms

Alchemy Alchemy

Tools Tools

Scrapper Scrapper


  • Whilst under the Plague effect, the character's base Toughness is quadrupled and base Vitality tripled. At level 80, this adds 3000 toughness and 2000 vitality. Note that the toughness gain is not displayed in the Hero panel.
  • Plague attacks automatically. By default it only poisons, but by activating one of the skills, another condition can be added. The skills do not have to be activated repeatedly.
  • Only one of the three abilities can be active at a time, using a new one will replace the old.