Superior Rune of Vampirism/history

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Historic content quaggan icon.png This page contains information about a Guild Wars 2 item that has been updated since its introduction.
Some of the information on this page no longer applies to the game as it currently exists.

For the current version of this item, see Superior Rune of Vampirism.

May 20, 2016

Superior Rune of Vampirism.png Superior Rune of Vampirism: Fixed a bug that disabled the leeching aspect of this rune from dealing damage. Fixed a bug that added healing power contribution to this item.

April 19, 2016

Several skills and traits have had their Life Steal functionality standardized, fixing several exploits and bugs across the game:

October 23, 2015

Superior Rune of Vampirism.png Superior Rune of Vampirism: Changed the sixth bonus to stealing life when dropping below 25% life (this change was announced in advance, but is not mentioned in the update notes).

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Superior Rune of Vampirism.png

Superior Rune of Vampirism

Type
Rune
Rarity
FExotic
Req. level
60
Value
65 Copper coin
Game link

Double-click to apply to a piece of Armor.

(1): +25 Power.png Power
(2): 15% chance when struck to cause your next attack to steal life. (Cooldown: 25s)
(3): +50 Power.png Power
(4): After using your healing skill, your next attack skill steals health. (Cooldown: 10s)
(5): +100 Power.png Power
(6): When struck below 25% health, you steal health from nearby foes. (Cooldown: 40 seconds)

— In-game description

September 29, 2015

Superior Rune of Vampirism.png Superior Rune of Vampirism: Updated this rune so that profession abilities are no longer able to be used while transformed by this rune set.

May 19, 2015

Superior Rune of Vampirism.png Superior Rune of Vampirism: Updated the sixth tier ability (mist form) to activate when struck while under 25% health, and profession-specific skills are no longer usable.

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Superior Rune of Vampirism.png

Superior Rune of Vampirism

Type
Rune
Rarity
FExotic
Req. level
60
Value
65 Copper coin
Game link

Double-click to apply to a piece of Armor.

(1): +25 Power.png Power
(2): 15% chance when struck to cause your next attack to steal life. (Cooldown: 25s)
(3): +50 Power.png Power
(4): After using your healing skill, your next attack skill steals health. (Cooldown: 10s)
(5): +100 Power.png Power
(6): When struck below 25% health you become mist. (Cooldown: 60s)

— In-game description

March 16, 2015

Superior Rune of Vampirism.png Superior Rune of Vampirism: The fourth bonus (steal life when using a healing skill) of this rune set will now function properly after resurrection.

April 15, 2014

  • All rune sets have been reworked and rebalanced. The bonuses have been updated to be much more consistent for each bonus slot. A lot of the power on each rune set has been shifted toward the later bonus slots to promote wearing a full set of runes. Below is the list of the superior version of every rune set, as they were all changed. Please note the following about major and minor runes:
    • All major runes have 60% of the stats and proc chances of the superior version of the rune.
    • All minor runes have 40% of the stats and proc chances of the superior version of the rune.
  • Superior Rune of Vampirism.png Superior Rune of Vampirism:
    1. Unchanged.
    2. Increased chance to trigger from 5 to 15%, Increased cooldown from 15 to 25 seconds.
    3. Unchanged.
    4. Unchanged.
    5. Increased power bonus from 90 to 100.
    6. Increased health threshold from 10 to 20%.
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Superior Rune of Vampirism.png

Superior Rune of Vampirism

Type
Rune
Rarity
FExotic
Req. level
60
Value
65 Copper coin
Game link

Double-click to apply to a piece of Armor.

(1): +25 Power.png Power
(2): 15% chance to cause your next attack to steal health when hit. (Cooldown: 25s)
(3): +50 Power.png Power
(4): Your next attack after using your healing skill steals health.
(5): +100 Power.png Power
(6): You become mist when you fall below 20% health. (Cooldown: 60s)

— In-game description

Original version

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Superior Rune of Vampirism.png

Superior Rune of Vampirism

Type
Rune
Rarity
FExotic
Req. level
60
Value
65 Copper coin
Game link

Double-click to apply to a piece of Armor.

(1): +25 Power.png Power
(2): 5% chance to cause your next attack to steal health when hit. (Cooldown: 15s)
(3): +50 Power.png Power
(4): Your next attack after using your healing skill steals health.
(5): +90 Power.png Power
(6): You become mist when you fall below 10% health. (Cooldown: 60s)

— In-game description