Vampiric Rituals

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Vampiric Rituals

Specialization
Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Blood Magic (trait list)
Tier
Grandmaster
Type
Major
Training cost
8 Hero points

Wells gain reduced recharge time. They now grant protection to allies when cast, and siphon health with every pulse.

 Damage.png Life siphon damage: 212 (0.02)?
 Healing.png Life siphon healing: 212 (0.03)?
 Protection.png Protection (5s): -33% Incoming Damage
 Count Recharge.png Recharge Reduced: 20%

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Blood Magic

Notes[edit]

  • For more information about Life Siphoning, refer to Life Steal.
  • Vampiric Rituals is triggered even by non-damaging wells such as Well of Blood but only if the enemy is standing in it.
  • The damage scales like a heal, rather than a power skill. It does a base 212 damage with an additional 2% of your power.

Skill Traited recharge
Healing Well of Blood.png Well of Blood (PvE) 25 20
Well of Blood.png Well of Blood (WvW, PvP) 30 24
Utility Well of Corruption.png Well of Corruption (PvE, PvP) 32 25.6
Well of Corruption.png Well of Corruption (WvW) 40 32
Well of Darkness.png Well of Darkness (PvE) 25 20
Well of Darkness.png Well of Darkness (WvW, PvP) 35 28
Well of Power.png Well of Power (PvE) 25 20
Well of Power.png Well of Power (WvW, PvP) 40 32
Well of Suffering.png Well of Suffering (PvE, PvP) 25 20
Well of Suffering.png Well of Suffering (WvW) 30 24
Trait Well of Blood.png Lesser Well of Blood 30 24

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
July 07, 2020
  • This trait has been removed and replaced with the trait Blood Bank.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • This skill has been unsplit from PvP and now provides 5 seconds of protection in all game modes.
  • Increased life-stealing values by approximately 100%.
June 20, 2017
  • The protection duration of this trait has been increased from 3 seconds to 5 seconds in PvP only.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
  • Added: Reduces recharge of well skills by 20%.
  • Added: Wells grant protection to allies when cast.
March 31, 2015
  • This trait no longer triggers on siege doors.
March 16, 2015
  • This trait will now remain active when the necromancer enters the downed state.
October 15, 2013
  • The damage portion of the life siphon from this trait now scales slightly based on power.
  • The healing portion of the life siphon from this trait now scales slightly based on healing power.
November 15, 2012
  • Vampiric Precision / Vampiric Rituals / Vampiric: These traits have been updated so that they don't heal enemies when in lower-level areas.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Vampiric Rituals has been added to the game.