Putrid Curse

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Putrid Curse

Necromancer icon small.png Necromancer (skill list)
Weapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngNo related skill available in slot 4No related skill available in slot 5
Activ. type
Blood Curse.png → Rending Curse.png → 
Putrid Curse.png
Damage type
Game link
0.5½ Activation time  
Putrid Curse

Chain. Poison and bleed your foe.

 Damage.png Damage: 183 (0.5)?
 Damage.png Damage: 122 (0.333)?
 Bleeding.png Bleeding (40.5½s): 99 Damage
 Poisoned.png Poison (6s): 201 Damage, -33% Heal Effectiveness
 Range.png Range: 900

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Curses Curses

Death Magic Death Magic

Blood Magic Blood Magic


  • Has a distinctive sound and red "poison blotch" animation over target foe when activated.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Autoattack Chain: Reduced power coefficients from 0.35/0.35/0.5 to 0.233/0.233/0.333.
July 10, 2018
  • This skill no longer corrupts a boon into a condition.
May 22, 2018
  • Removed a tooltip that was displayed incorrectly.
January 26, 2016
  • This skill now also converts up to 1 boon into conditions along with its innate effects.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Rending Curse / Putrid Curse: Updated these skills with new icons.
September 29, 2015
  • Increased the poison duration from 4 seconds to 6 seconds.
  • Now also applies bleeding for 4.5 seconds.
June 25, 2013
  • Increased the poison duration from 2 seconds to 4 seconds.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Putrid Curse has been added to the game.