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

25 Recharge time
45 Recharge time
Necromancer icon small.png Necromancer (skill list)
Training cost
4 Hero points
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Signet Passive: Transfers conditions from nearby allies to yourself.
Signet Active: Send your conditions to a foe.

 Miscellaneous effect.png Conditions Transferred: 1
 Miscellaneous effect.png Conditions Sent: 5
 Interval.png Interval: 3 seconds
 Radius.png Passive Radius: 1,200
 Breaks stun.png Breaks Stun
 Range.png Range: 1,200

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Spite Spite

Death Magic Death Magic


12 hours of Crippled transferred via Plague Signet.
  • Transfers one condition from a nearby ally every 3 seconds and two conditions with the trait Signets of Suffering.
  • Can transfer special "event conditions", either from NPC allies or from the user, that aren't meant to be removed/transferred.
  • This skill is not affected by Blindness.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
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.