Skelk Venom

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Skelk Venom

Thief icon small.png Thief (skill list)
Training cost
2 Hero points
Game link
1 Activation time  25 Recharge time  
Skelk Venom

Venom. Heal yourself. Your next few attacks heal you.

Healing.png Initial Self Heal: 4,210 (0.75)?
Healing.png Initial Self Heal: 3,578 (0.4)?
Healing.png Healing: 1,206 (0.3)?
Skelk Venom.png5 Skelk Venom (30s): Striking an enemy heals you.
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Miscellaneous effect.png Number of Attacks: 5
Duration.png Venom Duration: 24 seconds
Radius.png Radius: 240

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Shadow Arts Shadow Arts

Deadeye Deadeye


  • The base healing done by the initial cast of this skill is equal to (50 + Level^2 * 0.65).
  • The base healing done on hit by this skill is equal to (6 + Level^2 * 0.1875).

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 14, 2023
  • Reduced cooldown from 30 seconds to 25 seconds.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced initial heal coefficient from 0.75 to 0.4. Reduced initial base heal from 4210 to 3578
May 08, 2018
  • The base healing per hit of this skill is no longer split between game modes and will now use the higher 25% base heal increase in all modes.
March 27, 2018
  • Increased the venom healing per hit by 25% in PvP and WvW.
October 18, 2016
  • The recharge time of this ability has been reduced from 40 seconds to 30 seconds.
  • Its duration has been reduced from 30 seconds to 24 seconds.
July 26, 2016
  • When you use a venom skill, you apply the effects to all nearby allies as well.
April 19, 2016
  • The base healing modifier for venom strikes has been increased by 40%.
  • The healing contribution for both the initial heal and venom strikes has been increased by 50%.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • All venoms now naturally have one additional charge.
November 04, 2014
  • Reduced the recharge of venom abilities from 45 seconds to 40 seconds.
December 10, 2013
  • Skelk Venom has been added to the game.