Signet of the Locust

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Signet of the Locust

0.75¾ Activation time  30 Recharge time  Hero point  

Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Necromancer (skill list)
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Signet Passive: You run 25% faster.
Signet Active: Steal health from nearby foes.

 Damage.png Damage: 266 (1.0)?
 Healing.png Healing: 1,500 (0.6)?
 Signet of the Locust.png Signet of the Locust: 25% Movement Speed
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Radius.png Radius: 600

— In-game description [?]


  • For more information about Life Siphoning, refer to Life Steal.
  • Speed increase does not stack with Quickening Thirst.
  • This is the only AoE signet available to Necromancers making it a strong combination with Signets of Suffering.
    • The trait does not affect the passive bonus of this signet.

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Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
May 08, 2018
  • The damage and healing of this skill are no longer split between game modes and now use the higher 54% damage and higher 29% healing in all modes.
March 27, 2018
  • Increased damage by 28% in PvP and WvW.
  • Increased the base healing per hit by 29% in PvP and WvW.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • The effects of siphoning skills and traits have been increased by 20%.
  • Reduced recharge to 30 seconds.
  • Increased range to 600.
January 27, 2015
  • The cooldown on this skill has been reduced from 60 seconds to 40 seconds.
  • Base healing has been increased by 4%, and bonus from healing power increased by 108%.
December 14, 2012
  • Passive movement speed has increased from 10% to 25%.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Signet of the Locust has been added to the game.