Dark Defiance

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Dark Defiance

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Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Death Magic
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If you are disabled, gain protection. Incoming condition damage is reduced while you have protection.
Disables include stun, daze, knockback, pull, knockdown, sink, float, fear, taunt, and launch.

 Protection.png Protection (3s): -33% Incoming Damage
 Miscellaneous effect.png Condition Damage Reduction: 20%

— In-game description

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
December 11, 2018
  • This trait has been renamed Dark Defiance. It now causes necromancers to gain protection for 3 seconds when affected by control effects and causes protection that is applied to the necromancer to reduce their incoming condition damage by 20%. This trait has a cooldown of 20 seconds.
March 27, 2018
  • Increased the cooldown from 60 seconds to 90 seconds in PvP only.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
May 20, 2014
  • Updated the description of this trait to indicate "pull" in the list of triggers.
December 10, 2013
  • Decreased the cooldown from 90 seconds to 60 seconds.
September 25, 2012
  • This trait has been updated to properly work with a variety of crowd-control effects.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Reaper's Protection has been added to the game.