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Serpent Siphon

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Serpent Siphon

Not available underwater  0.5½ Activation time  30 Recharge time  Ground-targeted  

Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Necromancer (skill list)
Scourge tango icon 20px.png Scourge
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Unleash ghostly serpents toward foes in the targeted area; serpents striking their targets become magical sand, which grants allies a barrier. Convert a boon from struck enemies into torment and cripple.

 Damage.png Damage: 186 (0.7)?
 Barrier.png Barrier: 1,293 (1.24)?
 Poison.png Poison (10s): 335 Damage, -33% Heal Effectiveness
 Torment.png Boon Conversion (8s): 176 Damage, 254 Damage if Moving
 Crippled.png Boon Conversion (2s): -50% Movement Speed
 Miscellaneous effect.png Boons Converted to Conditions: 1
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Radius.png Radius: 360
 Miscellaneous effect.png Unblockable
 Range.png Range: 900

— In-game description [?]


  • Each target struck by the attack drops a small packet on the ground next to it that is consumed and grants a barrier to the first ally that touches it. It is possible for a single ally to collect all barriers.
  • The barrier skill fact is incorrect, the applied barrier is:
 Barrier.png Barrier: 1,487 (1.426)?

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 06, 2018
  • The torment durations of this skill category have been reduced from 10 seconds to 8 seconds. The cripple duration has been reduced from 3 seconds to 2 seconds.
December 12, 2017
  • All skills that grant barrier now give 15% more barrier.
  • Poison has been adjusted from 2 stacks for 5 seconds to 1 stack for 10 seconds.
  • Adjusted torment from 2 stacks for 5 seconds to 1 stack for 10 seconds.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Serpent Siphon has been added to the game.