Spectral Armor

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the skill. For the effect, see Spectral Armor (effect). For the trait skill that formerly had this name, see Lesser Spectral Armor.

Spectral Armor.png

Spectral Armor

Necromancer icon small.png Necromancer (skill list)
Training cost
3 Hero points
Game link
30 Recharge time  
Spectral Armor

Spectral. Gain life force as you take damage.

Protection.png Protection (8s): -33% Incoming Damage
Protection.png Protection (6s): -33% Incoming Damage
Miscellaneous effect.png Gain life force when taking damage.: 8%
Duration.png Duration: 8 seconds
Duration.png Duration: 6 seconds
Breaks stun.png Stun break

— In-game description


  • Has a 1 second cooldown on gaining life force.
  • Applies the Spectral Armor.png Spectral Armor effect when active.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
November 29, 2022
  • (PvP and WvW) Reduced duration from 8 seconds to 6 seconds. Reduced cooldown from 45 seconds to 30 seconds.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • Reduced the cooldown of this skill from 40 seconds to 30 seconds in PvE only.
  • (Competitive split) Increased cooldown from 40 seconds to 45 seconds.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Updated the protection skill fact to display the actual amount of protection applied.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • Increased duration from 6 seconds to 8 seconds.
July 26, 2016
  • Reduced the cooldown from 50 seconds to 40 seconds.
  • The trait version is unchanged.
  • Removed an erroneous skill description.
September 09, 2014
  • Cooldown of this skill has been decreased from 60 seconds to 50 seconds.
October 15, 2013
  • Increased the duration from 8 seconds to 9 seconds when traited with Spectral Attunement to match the intended duration increase.
  • Added a duration skill fact.
July 23, 2013
  • Incoming hits now grant 8% life force; has a 1-second internal cooldown.
June 25, 2013
  • Reduced the recharge to 60 seconds.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Spectral Armor has been added to the game.