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1 Activation time  
90 Recharge time
120 Recharge time
Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Necromancer (skill list)
Training cost
9 Hero points
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Corruption. Create a virulent cloud that inflicts conditions on foes in its area. This plague inflicts additional conditions every second it persists. Inflict bleeding on yourself.

 Damage.png Damage: 104 (0.39)?
 Bleeding.png First Pulse (8s): 176 Damage
 Poisoned.png Second Pulse (5s): 168 Damage, -33% Heal Effectiveness
 Torment.png Third Pulse (5s): 110 Damage, 159 Damage if Foe Is Stationary
 Vulnerability.png Fourth Pulse (8s): 1% Incoming Damage, 1% Incoming Condition Damage
 Crippled.png Fifth Pulse (2s): -50% Movement Speed
 Weakness.png Sixth Pulse (3s): -50% Endurance Regeneration, 50% Fumble (Unrestricted)
 Blinded.png Seventh Pulse (3s): Next outgoing attack misses.
 Chilled.png Eighth Pulse (2s): -66% Skill Recharge Rate, -66% Movement Speed
 Burning.png Final Pulse (10s): 1,310 Damage
 Bleeding.png Self-Bleeding (10s): 220 Damage
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Duration.png Duration: 10 seconds
 Interval.png Damaging Pulse: 1 second
 Radius.png Radius: 240

— In-game description [?]


Related traits[edit]

Spite Spite

Curses Curses

Death Magic Death Magic

Blood Magic Blood Magic

Reaper Reaper

Scourge Scourge

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
December 03, 2019
  • Reduced recharge from 120 seconds to 90 seconds in PvE only.
July 30, 2019
  • This skill now uses different effects depending on whether the caster is an enemy or an ally.
December 12, 2017
  • Burning has been adjusted from 2 stacks for 5 seconds to 1 stack for 10 seconds.
May 16, 2017
  • Plague: This skill has been reworked and has been renamed to Plaguelands.
October 01, 2015
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the descriptions for Plague and Lich Form from appearing properly.
September 29, 2015
  • Updated this transformation to no longer destroy your active minions.
July 07, 2015
  • This skill no longer inflicts bleeding every second while it is active.
  • Instead, it inflicts 10 seconds of bleeding when it is first activated.
  • When traited with Master of Corruption, it inflicts 4 seconds of poison.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • This skill is now considered a corruption skill and applies 1 stack of bleeding for 2 seconds every second it is active on you.
  • Increased the poison duration from 1 second to 2 seconds per pulse.
March 16, 2015
  • This ability now grants 3 stacks of stability every 3 seconds, with a 3-second duration.
October 21, 2014
  • Added a stability skill fact.
September 09, 2014
  • This transform no longer increases power levels exponentially. The damage of skills in these transforms has been adjusted to compensate.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the listed skill fact damage to be incorrect.
April 15, 2014
  • Fixed a bug that caused the ring effect to persist on the player if they exited the skill early.
December 10, 2013
  • Fixed a bug that prevented both of the spectral buffs from the Spectral Walk to be removed when activating this skill.
August 20, 2013
  • Updated the skill fact description so that it doesn't indicate it removes spectral forms.
June 25, 2013
  • All elite player transforms (racial and profession) now have a 1-second cooldown on leaving them. This was done to prevent unintentionally leaving through double-clicking.
October 22, 2012
  • Entering Lich Form or Plague destroys all minions and removes all spectral effects now.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Plague has been added to the game.