Vampiric Presence

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Vampiric Presence

Necromancer icon small.png Blood Magic (trait list)
Training cost
5 Hero points
Game link
Vampiric Presence

You and your nearby allies siphon health with attacks. This effect increases while in Shroud.

Damage.png Life Siphon Damage: 65 (0.0333)?
Damage.png Life Siphon Damage: 49 (0.0333)?
Healing.png Life Siphon Healing: 32 (0.0333)?
Healing.png Life Siphon Healing: 28 (0.0333)?
Vampiric Presence.png Vampiric Aura (9s): Siphon health when you hit.
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Interval.png Life Steal Interval: 0.5½ seconds
Radius.png Radius: 600
Miscellaneous effect.png Combat Only

— In-game description


  • For more information about Life Siphoning, refer to Life Steal.
  • The damage equation is Damage = 32 + (Power * 0.0333)[verification requested]. While in Shroud, the damage equation is Damage = 62 + (Power * 0.0666).[verification requested]
  • The healing equation is the same as the damage equation.
  • This trait does not stack. Allies near multiple necromancers with this trait will only receive its effect once.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 28, 2022 End of Dragons release:
  • Reduced base life-stealing damage from 65 to 49 in PvP only. Reduced base life-stealing healing from 32 to 28 in PvP only. Reduced life-stealing bonus effectiveness while in shroud from 100% to 50% in PvP only.
February 06, 2018
  • The power contribution from the necromancer to the damage portion of this trait has been increased by about 1,200%.
  • The healing-power contribution from the necromancer has been increased by about 560%.
  • The functionality of this trait has been modified and currently increases its effectiveness by 100% when in shroud.
  • This effect now has a 0.5-second cooldown.
July 07, 2015
  • Fixed a bug in which the Vampiric Aura effect applied by this trait allowed it to steal life on skills that did not actually hit.
June 24, 2015
  • Fixed this trait to use the necromancer as the source of the life steal.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Vampiric Presence has been added to the game.