Signet of Spite

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Signet of Spite

Necromancer icon small.png Necromancer (skill list)
Training cost
3 Hero points
Game link
Signet of Spite (overhead icon).png

Overhead activation icon

0.75¾ Activation time  
60 Recharge time
40 Recharge time

Signet Passive: Improves power.
Signet Active: Inflict bleeding, blindness, crippled, poison, vulnerability, and weakness on your foe.

 Damage.png Damage: 266 (1.0)?
 Signet of Spite.png Signet of Spite: 180 Power
 Bleeding.png2 Bleeding (10s): 440 Damage
 Blinded.png Blindness (5s): Next outgoing attack misses.
 Crippled.png Cripple (10s): -50% Movement Speed
 Poisoned.png2 Poison (10s): 670 Damage, -33% Heal Effectiveness
 Torment.png2 Torment (6s): 264 Damage, 382 Damage if Foe Is Stationary
 Vulnerability.png5 Vulnerability (10s): +5% Incoming Damage, +5% Incoming Condition Damage
 Vulnerability.png5 Vulnerability (6s): +5% Incoming Damage, +5% Incoming Condition Damage
 Weakness.png Weakness (10s): -50% Endurance Regeneration, +50% Fumble (Unrestricted)
 Range.png Range: 1,200

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Spite Spite

Curses Curses

Death Magic Death Magic

Blood Magic Blood Magic

Reaper Reaper

Scourge Scourge

  • Demonic Lore Demonic LoreTorment you inflict deals increased damage and causes your foes to burn. This trait can only inflict burning on a particular target once every three seconds.


Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
November 29, 2022
  • Reduced cooldown from 60 seconds to 40 seconds in PvP and WvW.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced vulnerability duration from 10 seconds to 6 seconds.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • When activated, this skill now inflicts 2 stacks of torment for 6 seconds, in addition to its previous active effects.
November 04, 2015
  • Fixed an issue causing this skill to not play an animation while equipped with a greatsword.
September 29, 2015
  • Fixed a bug that caused this skill to apply 1 stack of vulnerability instead of 5.
August 25, 2015
  • Fixed a bug that caused this skill to inflict less bleeding than indicated in its tooltip.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Increased the number of poison stacks from 1 stack for 10 seconds to 2 stacks for 10 seconds.
June 25, 2013
  • Now applies 2 stacks of bleeding for 10 seconds, blind for 5 seconds, cripple for 10 seconds, poison for 10 seconds, 5 stacks of vulnerability for 10 seconds, and weakness for 10 seconds.
  • Reduced the recharge to 60 seconds.
April 30, 2013
  • Updated the skill facts to indicate the passive effect of this skill. Increased the passive power boost by 100%.
November 15, 2012
  • This skill's description now indicates all conditions applied.
October 07, 2012
  • Signet of Spite can now be cast while on the move.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Signet of Spite has been added to the game.