Plague Signet

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the skill. For the ring, see Plague Signet (ring).

Plague Signet.png

Plague Signet

Necromancer icon small.png Necromancer (skill list)
Training cost
4 Hero points
Game link
Plague Signet (overhead icon).png

Overhead activation icon

20 Recharge time
25 Recharge time
Plague Signet

Signet Passive: Reduce incoming condition damage.
Signet Active: Send your conditions to a foe.

Plague Signet.png Signet Passive: -10% Incoming Condition Damage
Miscellaneous effect.png Conditions Sent: 5
Miscellaneous effect.png Conditions Sent: 3
Breaks stun.png Breaks Stun
Range.png Range: 1,200

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Spite Spite

Death Magic Death Magic


  • This skill is not affected by Blinded.png Blinded.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
March 19, 2024
  • This skill no longer passively transfers conditions from nearby allies to the user and instead grants reduced incoming condition damage to the user.
November 28, 2023
  • Reduced the cooldown from 35 seconds to 25 seconds in PvP and WvW. Reduced the number of conditions transferred from 4 to 3 in PvP and WvW.
June 27, 2023
  • Reduced cooldown from 25 seconds to 20 seconds in PvE and from 45 seconds to 35 seconds in PvP and WvW. Reduced the number of conditions transferred from 5 to 4 in PvP and WvW.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • Reduced the cooldown of this skill from 30 seconds to 25 seconds in PvE only.
  • (Competitive split) Increased cooldown from 40 seconds to 45 seconds.
March 27, 2018
  • Increased the cooldown from 30 seconds to 40 seconds in PvP and WvW.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • Updated skill facts to clarify that this skill's passive effect transfers 1 condition every 3 seconds from allies to yourself.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Reduced recharge to 30 seconds.
  • Reduced number of conditions transferred by the active component to 5 (previously all).
April 15, 2014
  • The activation of this signet will now transfer blind, instead of causing the skill to miss.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Plague Signet has been added to the game.