Signet of the Locust

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Signet of the Locust

Necromancer icon small.png Necromancer (skill list)
Training cost
2 Hero points
Game link
Signet of the Locust (overhead icon).png

Overhead activation icon

0.75¾ Activation time  25 Recharge time  
Signet of the Locust

Signet Passive: Your movement speed is increased.
Signet Active: [sic]Strike and remove boons from nearby foes. Heal for each foe you strike and for each boon removed.

Damage.png Damage: 266 (1.0)?
Healing.png Healing per Hit: 1,500 (0.6)?
Healing.png Healing per Hit: 800 (0.6)?
Healing.png Healing per Boon Removed: 645 (0.1)?
Signet of the Locust.png Signet of the Locust: +25% Movement Speed
Miscellaneous effect.png Movement Speed Increase: 25%
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Radius.png Radius: 600

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Spite Spite

Reaper Reaper

Scourge Scourge

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
June 27, 2023
  • Reduced cooldown from 30 seconds to 25 seconds in PvE only. Reduced the number of boons removed from 2 to 1 in WvW only.
November 29, 2022
  • (PvP and WvW) Increased healing per target struck from 500 to 800. Reduced cooldown from 30 seconds to 25 seconds.
October 26, 2021
  • Positive percentage-based enhancements now display with a "+." For example, swiftness now displays "+33% Movement Speed" instead of "33% Movement Speed."
July 28, 2020
  • Reduced base healing per target struck from 1,500 to 500 in PvP and WvW.
July 07, 2020
  • In addition to its previous effects, the active ability of this signet now also converts up to 2 boons on struck foes into additional healing.
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.