Spectral Grasp

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Spectral Grasp

0.5½ Activation time  35 Recharge time  Hero point  

Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Necromancer (skill list)
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Spectral. Pull target foe and all nearby foes to you, chill them, and gain life force.

 Chilled.png Chilled (4s): -66% Skill Recharge Rate, -66% Movement Speed
 Miscellaneous effect.png Life Force: 15%
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Range.png Range: 1,200

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]


  • This skill fires an arcing, non-homing projectile at up to five different foes within 1200 range - inflicting chill and pulling them to the caster on contact.
  • Multiple hands can affect the same target if enemies are lined up, or if the necromancer is inside of a large enemy.
  • Life Force is gained for each hand that hits a target.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
May 08, 2018
  • The cooldown of this skill is no longer split between game modes and will now use the lower 35-second recharge in all modes.
March 27, 2018
  • Reduced the cooldown from 50 seconds to 35 seconds in PvP and WvW.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • This skill now fires at the necromancer's original target and up to 4 other enemies within a 1,200 range.
  • Increased the recharge from 20 seconds to 50 seconds.
  • This skill has been unsplit from PvP and now functions the same in all game modes.
February 22, 2017
  • The recharge of this skill has been reduced from 25 seconds to 20 seconds in PvP only.
July 26, 2016
  • Reduced the cooldown from 30 seconds to 25 seconds.
October 15, 2013
  • This skill now grants bonus life force when traited with Spectral Attunement.
July 23, 2013
  • This skill now grants 15% life force (up from 10%).
June 11, 2013
  • This ability will now pull the full 1200 range, instead of 900.
November 15, 2012
  • This skill's projectile velocity has been increased by 33%.
October 01, 2012
  • This skill now also grants 10% life force when used.
  • It also benefits from the Curses trait Spectral Attunement to properly increase the chill duration to 6 seconds.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Spectral Grasp has been added to the game.