Summon Bone Minions

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Summon Bone Minions

Necromancer icon small.png Necromancer (skill list)
Summon Bone Minions.png
 → Putrid Explosion.png
Bone Minion
Training cost
2 Hero points
Game link
10.5½ Activation time  16 Recharge time  
Summon Bone Minions

Minion. Summon two bone minions.

 Damage.png Damage: 159 (0.1)?

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Death Magic Death Magic

Blood Magic Blood Magic


  • Summons two Bone Minions that attack foes from melee range with Bone Slash every 3 seconds approximately, both minions together dealing roughly 92 DPS, or 116 with Necromantic Corruption.
    • Bone Slash deals about 163 damage (204 with the aforementioned trait).
  • The Bone Minions can be individually sacrificed with the follow-up skill: Putrid Explosion.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
September 21, 2021
  • Reduced the bone minions' base health from 5,149 to 3,605 in PvP only.
August 28, 2018
  • These minions will now grant life force upon death and regenerate health when out of combat.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Minion skill recharges have been reduced by 20%.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Summon Bone Minions has been added to the game.
Gwwlogo.png The Guild Wars Wiki has an article on Animate Bone Minions.