Unholy Feast

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Unholy Feast

Necromancer icon small.png Necromancer (skill list)
Main hand axe
Weapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.pngNo related skill available in slot 4No related skill available in slot 5
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1 Activation time  12 Recharge time  
Unholy Feast

Cripple nearby foes and remove their boons. Release an Unholy Burst on foes below the health threshold.

Damage.png Damage: 734 (2.0)?
Damage.png Damage: 440 (1.2)?
Damage.png Damage: 550 (1.5)?
Radius.png Health Threshold: 50%
Crippled.png Cripple (5s): -50% Movement Speed
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Radius.png Radius: 600

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Spite Spite

Curses Curses

Death Magic Death Magic

Reaper Reaper

Scourge Scourge


  • Unholy Burst will be triggered if the enemy is only reduced below 50% by the damage of Unholy Feast, or killed by it.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
June 27, 2023
  • This skill now removes boons instead of converting them into conditions. Increased power coefficient from 1.0 to 1.2 in WvW and from 1.3 to 1.5 in PvP.
May 02, 2023
  • Increased power coefficient from 0.88 to 2.0 in PvE only. Increased threshold for second strike from 25% to 50% in PvE only.
May 10, 2022
  • Reduced power coefficient from 1.3 to 1.0 in WvW only.
March 29, 2022
  • Increased power coefficient from 1.0 to 1.3 in PvP and WvW.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Increased power coefficient from 0.88 to 1.0. Increased bonus damage health threshold from 25% to 50%. Reduced number of boons corrupted from 2 to 1.
December 12, 2017
  • Increased damage by 10%.
May 16, 2017
  • This skill no longer applies retaliation.
  • It now invokes a secondary AoE strike against foes below 25% health.
  • Fixed skill-fact bugs that showed range instead of radius and did not display the correct number of boons converted.
October 18, 2016
  • The number of boons converted to conditions has been increased from 1 to 2.
September 29, 2015
  • Decreased the recharge from 15 seconds to 12 seconds.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Instead of removing a boon, this skill now converts a boon to a condition on struck foes.
June 25, 2013
  • This ability now removes 1 boon from each target hit.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Unholy Feast has been added to the game.