Soul Barbs

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Soul Barbs

Necromancer icon small.png Soul Reaping (trait list)
Training cost
5 Hero points
Game link
Soul Barbs

Entering or exiting shroud increases all damage you deal for a duration.

 Damage.png Damage Increase: 10%
 Duration.png Duration: 15 seconds
 Duration.png Duration: 10 seconds

— In-game description

Related skills[edit]

Profession mechanic skills that are improved by this trait

Trait skills that are improved by this trait


  • If used with Desert Shroud, characters will gain a total of 21 seconds of Soul Barbs (6 from entering until Desert Shroud expires, with another 15 after it ends).
  • Increases strike damage, condition damage, and life steal damage.
  • Applies the Soul Barbs effect.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
November 29, 2022
  • Increased duration from 10 seconds to 15 seconds in PvE only.
May 11, 2021
  • This trait now increases all damage dealt, not only strike damage.
December 11, 2018
  • Soul Barbs: This trait has replaced Spectral Mastery in the Master tier. It grants a 10% damage increase to all attacks for 10 seconds whenever necromancers enter or exit a shroud.