Sandstorm Shroud

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Sandstorm Shroud

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Necromancer icon small.png Necromancer (trait skill list)
Scourge icon small.png Scourge
Herald of Sorrow Herald of Sorrow
Shade, Shroud
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Shade. Enter the final shroud, gaining a powerful barrier and priming the shroud for a powerful detonation that damages enemies and bolsters allies.
Targets can only be affected by this skill once per activation.

 Life Force Cost.png Life Force Cost: 3,224
 Damage.png Damage: 798 (3.0)?
 Damage.png Damage: 598 (2.25)?
 Barrier.png Initial Barrier: 2,188 (1.25)?
 Barrier.png Initial Barrier: 2,028 (1.25)?
 Barrier.png Barrier on Detonation: 842 (2.5)?
 Barrier.png Barrier on Detonation: 650 (2.0)?
 Torment.png6 Torment (10s): 1,320 Damage, 1,908 Damage if Foe Is Stationary
 Torment.png6 Torment (5s): 660 Damage, 954 Damage if Foe Is Stationary
 Miscellaneous effect.png Boons Converted to Conditions: 2
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 3
 Duration.png Duration: 30.5½ seconds
 Radius.png Radius: 180

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Spite Spite

Curses Curses

Death Magic Death Magic

Blood Magic Blood Magic

Soul Reaping Soul Reaping

Scourge Scourge


  • The Scourge may occasionally shout one of these lines when entering Sandstorm Shroud:
Know pain!
Mantled in death.
May the sands take you!
Torment is my ally!

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 28, 2022 End of Dragons release:
  • The base barrier granted by the skills Sand Cascade, Sand Flare, Desert Empowerment, Desert Shroud, and Sandstorm Shroud has been reduced. The contribution of healing power on these skills has been increased.
August 17, 2021
  • This skill has been renamed to Sandstorm Shroud.
  • Reduced initial base barrier from 5,016 to 4,013 in PvP only. Reduced final base barrier from 1,684 to 1,327 in PvP only.
April 06, 2021
  • Reduced barrier attribute scaling on detonation from 2.0 to 1.65 in PvP only.
March 26, 2019
  • Removed an unnecessary skill fact for number of pulses. This skill now appropriately corrupts boons upon detonation.
March 05, 2019
  • Harbinger Shroud has been added to the game.
  • Herald of Sorrow: Equipping this trait turns Desert Shroud into Harbinger Shroud, which removes the pulsing effects of Desert Shroud and instead shifts into a single detonation after a 3-second delay. This trait deals damage, corruption, and conditions in one strike while providing barrier to allies within the vicinity.