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Sand Cascade

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Sand Cascade

10 Recharge time  

Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Necromancer (skill list)
Scourge tango icon 20px.png Scourge
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Shade. Sand rises up near your shades to shield nearby allies.
Targets affected by this ability can only be affected once per cast.

 Life Force Cost.png Life Force Cost: 2,487
 Barrier.png Barrier: 2,428 (0.874)?
 Number of targets.png Number of Allied Targets: 3
 Radius.png Radius: 180

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

Soul Reaping Soul Reaping[edit]

Scourge Scourge[edit]

  • Abrasive Grit Abrasive Grit - Granting an ally a barrier removes conditions afflicting them and grants might. This effect only occurs with barrier from scourge skills and traits.
  • Sand Savant Sand Savant - Summon only one shade at a time. This greater shade has a modified recharge. Influence a larger area with Shade skills. A greater shade counts as three shades for related traits..


Barrier amount has not been increased with the December 12, 2017 update.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
October 02, 2018
  • Fixed a bug that prevented this skill from respecting party and squad prioritization.
March 27, 2018
  • Scourge (Profession): Fixed an issue that caused an obstruction error when there wasn't a line of sight to a target, but there was a line of sight to the shade.
    • Enemies in range of the shade will now be struck if the shade is visible to the necromancer.
    • Fixed an issue in which this skill could still hit downed enemies multiple times.
February 06, 2018
  • Added a 0.5-second warning to enemy players on each shade and on the player when activating a shade skill.
  • Increased the cooldown of this skill from 8 seconds to 10 seconds.
  • Increased the barrier granted by this skill by 15%.
December 12, 2017
  • All skills that grant barrier now give 15% more barrier.
November 07, 2017
  • Fixed a bug that could cause this skill's targets to be lost due to proximity between shades or the casting scourge.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Sand Cascade has been added to the game.