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This is a list of necromancer skills.

Profession mechanic[edit]

Death Shroud is the necromancer's profession mechanic, occupying the F1 slot above the skill bar. Activating Death Shroud will transform you into a phantasmal state with special skills, where your accumulated life force takes the place of health but slowly depletes over time.

Skill Tango-activation-darker.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Death Shroud.png Death Shroud 10 Assume a spectral form and gain new skills, turning your life force into health.
Redirect Arrow.pngEnd Death Shroud.png End Death Shroud Leave Death Shroud and return to your normal form.

Terrestrial[edit]

Life Blast.png Life Blast 1 Shroud. Blast your foe with life force.
Dark Path.png Dark Path 0.75¾ 8 Shroud. Send out a claw. If it hits a foe, it inflicts bleeding and chill on nearby foes and you may cast Dark Pursuit to shadowstep to the initial target.
Doom.png Doom 0.75¾ 20 Shroud. Inflict fear on your foe.
Life Transfer.png Life Transfer 30.5½ 25 Shroud. Damage nearby foes and steal their life force.
Tainted Shackles.png Tainted Shackles 0.25¼ 30 Shroud. Begin binding nearby enemies with your life force, pulsing out conditions; they can break this binding if they get far enough away from you. Bound foes are immobilized if the binding finishes.

Aquatic[edit]

Life Blast.png Plague Blast 0.5½ Blast a foe with a plague that transfers one condition to them.
Dark Water.png Dark Water 0.5½ 8 Blind and poison foes near your target with a dark cloud.
Wave of Fear.png Wave of Fear 0.5½ 20 Terrify all foes in front of you with a wave of fear.
Gathering Plague.png Gathering Plague 10.25¼ 25 Draw conditions from nearby allies to yourself, and inflict weakness on yourself.
Tainted Shackles.png Tainted Shackles 0.25¼ 30 Shroud. Begin binding nearby enemies with your life force, pulsing out conditions; they can break this binding if they get far enough away from you. Bound foes are immobilized if the binding finishes.

Elite specialization mechanics[edit]

Reaper[edit]

While the Reaper elite specialization is equipped, Death's Shroud is replaced with Reaper's Shroud.

Skill Tango-activation-darker.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Reaper's Shroud.png Reaper's Shroud 10 Assume the form of a reaper and gain new skills, turning your life force into health.

Terrestrial[edit]

Life Rend.png Life Rend 0.5½ Chain. Shroud. Cleave foes in front of you. This skill inherits traits from Life Blast.
Redirect Arrow.pngLife Slash.png Life Slash 0.5½ Chain. Shroud. Cleave foes in front of you again. This skill inherits traits from Life Blast.
Redirect Arrow.pngLife Reap.png Life Reap 0.5½ Shroud. Cleave foes around you, gaining life force for each foe struck. This skill inherits traits from Life Blast.
Death's Charge.png Death's Charge 10.25¼ 6 Shroud. Slide forward, destroying projectiles in your path. Blind foes at your destination. This skill inherits traits from Dark Path.
Infusing Terror.png Infusing Terror 25 Shroud. Shroud yourself with dark armor that grants stability and reduces incoming damage. You may shatter this armor to fear foes around you.
Redirect Arrow.pngTerrify.png Terrify 0.5½ Shroud. Detonate your armor to make foes around you flee in fear.
Soul Spiral.png Soul Spiral 20.75¾ 30 Shroud. Spin and damage nearby foes, and inflict a condition each strike.
Executioner's Scythe.png Executioner's Scythe 10.25¼ 30 Shroud. Deliver a powerful overhand strike to stun a single target, dealing increased damage the lower their health. Leaves behind an ice field.

Weapon skills[edit]

Two-handed[edit]

# Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

Staff[edit]

1 Necrotic Grasp.png Necrotic Grasp 0.75¾ Send out a grasping hand that damages foes in a line and grants you life force.
2 Mark of Blood.png Mark of Blood 0.75¾ 40.75¾ Mark. Inscribe a mark that bleeds foes when they trigger it, and grants regeneration to allies.
3 Chilblains.png Chilblains 0.75¾ 16 Mark. Chill and poison the target area.
4 Putrid Mark.png Putrid Mark 0.75¾ 20 Mark. Inscribe a mark that transfers conditions from yourself to foes when they trigger it.
5 Reaper's Mark.png Reaper's Mark 0.75¾ 32 Mark. Inscribe a mark that causes fear when foes trigger it.

Greatsword (Reaper)[edit]

1 Dusk Strike.png Dusk Strike 0.75¾ Chain. Cleave foes in front of you.
1 ChainFading Twilight.png Fading Twilight 0.75¾ Chain. Cleave foes in front of you again.
1 ChainChilling Scythe.png Chilling Scythe 1 Chain. Strike foes and chill them.
2 Gravedigger.png Gravedigger 10.25¼ 8 Perform a huge swing that deals heavy damage. Recharges faster if it hits a downed or low-health foe.
3 Death Spiral.png Death Spiral 1 10 Conjure a drill of dark energy on your blade, and rend the armor of foes in front of you.
4 Nightfall.png Nightfall 0.5½ 25 Call down a growing column of shadows that damages and conditions foes every pulse.
5 Grasping Darkness.png Grasping Darkness 0.75¾ 25 Conjure claws of darkness from the shadows to attack foes, applying a condition to them and pulling them to you. Gain life force for each struck foe.

Main-hand only[edit]

# Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

Axe[edit]

1 Rending Claws.png Rending Claws 1 Slash your foe twice with ghostly claws to make them vulnerable. Vulnerability applied increases against foes below the health threshold.
2 Ghastly Claws.png Ghastly Claws 10.75¾ 8 Summon spectral claws to slash your foe in a quick flurry of strikes, gaining life force per strike. This attack deals increased damage per stack of vulnerability on your target.
3 Unholy Feast.png Unholy Feast 1 12 Cripple nearby foes and convert their boons into conditions. Release an Unholy Burst on foes below the health threshold.

Scepter[edit]

1 Blood Curse.png Blood Curse 0.5½ Chain. Bleed your foe.
1 ChainRending Curse.png Rending Curse 0.5½ Chain. Bleed your foe.
1 ChainPutrid Curse.png Putrid Curse 0.5½ Chain. Poison and bleed your foe.
2 Grasping Dead.png Grasping Dead 0.75¾ 10 Summon skeletal hands to cripple foes in the target area.
3 Feast of Corruption.png Feast of Corruption 0.75¾ 10 Strike your target, gain life force, and corrupt boons on your foe. For each condition on your target up to the condition threshold, gain additional life force and inflict torment.

Main and off-hand[edit]

# Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

Dagger[edit]

1 Necrotic Slash.png Necrotic Slash Chain. Slash your foe twice.
1 ChainNecrotic Slash.png Necrotic Stab Chain. Strike your foe again.
1 ChainNecrotic Bite.png Necrotic Bite 0.25¼ Strike your foe and gain life force.
2 Life Siphon.png Life Siphon 10.75¾ 10 Siphon health from your foe. Healing effectiveness increases if you are bleeding. Damage increases if your foe is bleeding.
3 Dark Pact.png Dark Pact 1 15 Immobilize your foe. Bleed yourself.
4 Deathly Swarm.png Deathly Swarm 0.5½ 18 Unleash an insect swarm, blinding multiple foes. Transfer three conditions to your target on a successful attack.
5 Enfeebling Blood.png Enfeebling Blood 0.75¾ 25 Inflict weakness and bleeding on foes in the target area.

Off-hand only[edit]

# Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

Focus[edit]

4 Soul Grasp.png Soul Grasp 0.5½ 3 Release a disembodied hand to draw life force from your foe.
5 Spinal Shivers.png Spinal Shivers 1 20 Chill your target and remove up to three boons, dealing extra damage based on the number of boons removed.

Warhorn[edit]

4 Wail of Doom.png Wail of Doom 0.5½ 30 Screech a wail of doom in a cone pattern, dazing foes.
5 Locust Swarm.png Locust Swarm 0.5½ 30 Gain swiftness and summon a swarm of locusts that siphon health to you from nearby foes.

Aquatic[edit]

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Spear[edit]

1 Cruel Strike.png Cruel Strike 0.5½ Chain. Stab your foe.
1 ChainWicked Strike.png Wicked Strike 0.75¾ Chain. Strike your foe again.
1 ChainReaper's Scythe.png Reaper's Scythe 0.75¾ Reap life force from nearby foes.
2 Wicked Spiral.png Wicked Spiral 10.75¾ 8 Spin multiple times, dealing damage and applying vulnerability to each foe struck.
3 Deadly Feast.png Deadly Feast 0.5½ 15 Gain swiftness and summon a swarm of vampiric shrimp that siphon health from nearby foes.
4 Deadly Catch.png Deadly Catch 0.75¾ 25 Whirl around, throwing spears that cripple foes and pull them to you.
5 Dark Spear.png Dark Spear 0.5½ 25 Throw your spear and shadowstep to the first target it hits, delivering a rending strike in the area around you.

Trident[edit]

1 Crimson Tide.png Crimson Tide 0.75¾ Send a devouring surge toward your enemy.
2 Feast.png Feast 0.5½ 10 Weaken and damage foes around you. Gain life force per foe struck. Fire a Crimson Tide at each enemy in the area.
3 Foul Current.png Foul Current 10.75¾ 12 Dart at your foe and strike them with tremendous force, inflicting poison based on distance traveled. You constantly release Crimson Tide toward your target as you travel.
4 Sinking Tomb.png Sinking Tomb 0.5½ 20 Entomb your foe, making them sink. Fire Crimson Tide at your target multiple times.
5 Frozen Abyss.png Frozen Abyss 2 25 Create a continually expanding field near you that applies chill and vulnerability to enemies and deals damage when it ends. Fire Crimson Tide on each pulse at enemies within the maximum range.

Slot skills[edit]

Healing[edit]

Skill Underwater skills Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Consume Conditions.png Consume Conditions 10.25¼ 30 Corruption. Feast on your conditions, gaining health for each one consumed. You become vulnerable.
Signet of Vampirism.png Signet of Vampirism 10.25¼ 30 Signet Passive: Heal when struck by a foe.
Signet Active: Heal yourself and mark a foe. Allied players will siphon life from that enemy.
Summon Blood Fiend.png Summon Blood Fiend 10.5½ 16 Minion. Summon a blood fiend that transfers health to you on each attack.
ChainTaste of Death.png Taste of Death 0.75¾ Sacrifice your blood fiend to heal yourself.
Well of Blood.png Well of Blood 1 30 Well. Conjure a well of blood to heal allies.

Reaper[edit]

"Your Soul Is Mine!".png "Your Soul Is Mine!" 0.75¾ 20 Shout. Heal yourself and strike foes around you, absorbing life force for each foe struck.

Utility[edit]

Skill Underwater skills Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Blood Is Power.png Blood Is Power 0.75¾ 0.5½ Corruption. Bleed yourself to grant might to allies around you and bleed your target.
Corrosive Poison Cloud.png Corrosive Poison Cloud Not available underwater 0.5½ 30 Corruption. Weaken yourself and envelope the target area in a noxious cloud that blocks enemy missiles and poisons foes and leaves them weakened.
Corrupt Boon.png Corrupt Boon 0.5½ 0.5½ Corruption. Poison yourself. Transform boons on your foe into negative conditions.
Epidemic.png Epidemic 1 20 Corruption. Apply vulnerability to yourself. Spread conditions on a target foe to all nearby foes at a reduced duration.
WvW only: does not affect structures or targets with resistance.
Summon Bone Fiend.png Summon Bone Fiend 10.5½ 24 Minion. Summon a bone fiend that attacks foes at range. Delivers a crippling attack once every ten seconds.
ChainRigor Mortis.png Rigor Mortis 50 Immobilize your bone fiend, and it will immobilize foes.
Summon Bone Minions.png Summon Bone Minions 10.5½ 16 Minion. Summon two bone minions.
ChainPutrid Explosion.png Putrid Explosion 1 Explode a bone minion.
Summon Flesh Wurm.png Summon Flesh Wurm Not available underwater 10.5½ 25 Minion. Summon an immobile flesh wurm to attack foes.
ChainNecrotic Traversal.png Necrotic Traversal Sacrifice your flesh wurm, teleport to it, and poison foes.
Summon Shadow Fiend.png Summon Shadow Fiend 10.5½ 24 Minion. Summon a shadow fiend to attack foes.
ChainHaunt.png Haunt 20 Command your shadow fiend to teleport to a foe and attack all nearby foes, inflicting conditions.
Plague Signet.png Plague Signet 25 Signet Passive: Transfers conditions from nearby allies to yourself.
Signet Active: Send your conditions to a foe.
Signet of Spite.png Signet of Spite 0.75¾ 60 Signet Passive: Improves power.
Signet Active: Inflict bleeding, blindness, crippled, poison, vulnerability, and weakness on your foe.
Signet of the Locust.png Signet of the Locust 0.75¾ 30 Signet Passive: You run 25% faster.
Signet Active: Steal health from nearby foes.
Signet of Undeath.png Signet of Undeath 10.5½ 75 Signet Passive: Generates life force while in combat.
Signet Active: Sacrifice health to revive one downed ally in a target area.
Spectral Armor.png Spectral Armor 30 Spectral. Gain life force as you take damage.
Spectral Grasp.png Spectral Grasp 0.5½ 35 Spectral. Pull target foe and all nearby foes to you, chill them, and gain life force.
Spectral Walk.png Spectral Walk 30 Spectral. Create a shadowy tether and become spectral, consuming conditions for life force. You may return to your initial position by using Spectral Recall.
ChainSpectral Recall.png Spectral Recall Return to the point where Spectral Walk began.
Spectral Ring.png Spectral Ring Not available underwater 0.25¼ 40 Spectral. Create a spectral ring that protects allies and inflicts fear on foes. Gain life force when a foe is inflicted by fear from this skill.
This skill can only inflict fear on the same foe once per interval.
Well of Corruption.png Well of Corruption 0.25¼ 40 Well. Target area pulses, converting boons on foes into conditions.
Well of Darkness.png Well of Darkness 0.25¼ 35 Well. Target area pulses, blinding foes with each pulse.
Well of Power.png Well of Power 0.25¼ 30 Well. Target area pulses, converting conditions on allies into boons and granting might.
Well of Suffering.png Well of Suffering 0.25¼ 30 Well. Target area pulses, damaging foes and inflicting vulnerability.

Reaper[edit]

"Nothing Can Save You!".png "Nothing Can Save You!" 0.5½ 20 Shout. Damage foes around you, converting their boons into vulnerability. Your next few attacks become unblockable. Gain additional unblockable attacks per foe struck.
"Rise!".png "Rise!" 40 Shout. Damage foes around you. Summon a shambling horror plus additional horrors near each enemy struck. Shambling horrors absorb damage for their master as long as they are attacking.
"Suffer!".png "Suffer!" 20 Shout. Damage foes around you and chill them. Transfer conditions to each foe you strike.
"You Are All Weaklings!".png "You Are All Weaklings!" 25 Shout. Damage foes around you, and gain boons. Inflict conditions on struck foes, and gain boons per foe struck.

Elite[edit]

Skill Underwater skills Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Lich Form.png Lich Form Not available underwater 1 150 Spectral. Assume the form of a lich for a brief time. Entering this form removes all other spectral effects. Gain life force when this skill ends.
Plaguelands.png Plague 105 Become a virulent cloud and inflict multiple conditions on foes you touch. Entering this form removes spectral effects. Inflict bleeding on yourself.
Summon Flesh Golem.png Summon Flesh Golem 10.5½ 48 Minion. Summon a flesh golem to attack foes with crippling claws.
ChainCharge (necromancer skill).png Charge 0.75¾ 40 Command your flesh golem to gain stability and charge a foe, knocking down or launching enemies in its path.

Reaper[edit]

"Chilled to the Bone!".png "Chilled to the Bone!" 10.25¼ 90 Shout. Freeze all enemies around you, inflicting conditions on them. Gain boons for each foe you freeze.

Downed and drowning skills[edit]

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Downed[edit]

1 Life Leech.png Life Leech 60.25¼ Leech health from a foe to heal yourself.
2 Fear (necromancer skill).png Fear 10.25¼ 10 Make your foe flee in fear.
3 Fetid Ground.png Fetid Ground 0.25¼ 20 Create fetid ground that damages and poisons foes.
4 Bandage.png Bandage 490.25¼ 5 Call your allies for help. Restores health while you channel it.

Drowning[edit]

1 Life Leech.png Life Leech 60.25¼ Leech health from a foe to heal yourself.
2 Feeding Frenzy (necromancer skill).png Feeding Frenzy 0.5½ 5 Summon a school of undead fish to swarm your foe.
3 Death Curse.png Death Curse 0.5½ 20 Poison your foe and make them flee in fear.
4 Bandage.png Bandage 490.25¼ 5 Call your allies for help. Restores health while you channel it.

Auxiliary skillbars[edit]

These skills replace the main skillbar after activating the specified primary skills.

Lich Form.pngLich Form[edit]

# Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
1 Deathly Claws.png Deathly Claws 0.75¾ Send out grasping claws to damage your foes.
2 Marked for Death.png Marked for Death 1 10 Inscribe a mark that makes a foe vulnerable when they trigger it.
3 Chilling Wind.png Chilling Wind 0.25¼ 20 Release a freezing wind that chills and pushes back foes.
4 Mark of Horror.png Mark of Horror 10.5½ 25 Inscribe a mark that summons five jagged horrors when a foe triggers it.
5 Grim Specter.png Grim Specter 0.75¾ 30 Siphon health from nearby enemies over time, gaining vitality each time you hit an enemy.
Players struck by this ability lose equivalent vitality.

Plaguelands.pngPlague[edit]

# Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
1 Withering Plague.png Withering Plague 1 Add bleeding to your plague.
2 Plague of Darkness.png Plague of Darkness 1 Add blindness to your plague.
3 Plague of Pestilence.png Plague of Pestilence 1 Add cripple and weakness to your plague and increase its damage dealt.