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Pulsating Pestilence

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Pulsating Pestilence.png

Pulsating Pestilence

10 Recharge time
Revenant tango icon 20px.png Corruption (trait list)
Training cost
8 Hero points

Invoking a legend transfers conditions from you onto foes.

 Miscellaneous effect.png Conditions Copied: 3
 Blinded.png Condition Effect Ignored
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Radius.png Radius: 240
 Miscellaneous effect.png Combat Only
 Unblockable.png Unblockable

— In-game description


  • Unlike Epidemic which copies from one target to other nearby foes, this skill copies conditions on the player to nearby foes. Ideally used after Pain Absorption.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
May 08, 2018
  • This trait now transfers, instead of copying, up to 3 conditions from the player to nearby enemies when swapping legends.
July 26, 2016
  • This trait has been reworked.
  • Instead of applying torment on incoming hits, this trait will now copy up to 3 conditions on the player to nearby enemies within a range of 240.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Pulsating Pestilence has been added to the game.