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Necromancer icon small.png Necromancer (skill list)
Training cost
9 Hero points
Game link
1 Activation time  
90 Recharge time
120 Recharge time

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


  • This is cast at your feet.
  • After 1 second, Plaguelands pulses damage and conditions in that area for 9 seconds. Each pulse applies a new condition, and each pulse applies all conditions from every pulse before it.
  • The total conditions are: Bleeding.png9 Bleeding (8s), Poisoned.png8 Poisoned (5s), Torment.png7 Torment (5s), Vulnerability.png6 Vulnerability (8s), Crippled.png Crippled (2s) x5, Weakness.png Weakness (3s) x4, Blinded.png Blinded (3s) x3, Chilled.png Chilled (2s) x2, Burning.png Burning (10s).
  • The effect looks like a Dark Field, but isn't.

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.