Wail of Doom

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Wail of Doom

Necromancer icon small.png Necromancer (skill list)
No related skill available in slot 1No related skill available in slot 2No related skill available in slot 3Weapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.png
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0.75¾ Activation time  
24 Recharge time
20 Recharge time
Wail of Doom

Screech a wail of doom in a cone pattern, inflicting fear on foes. (Does bonus defiance-bar damage to defiant foes.)

Fear.png Fear (1s): Involuntary retreat; unable to act; stacks duration.
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Miscellaneous effect.png Bonus Defiance Break: 100
Range.png Range: 600
Unblockable.png Unblockable

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Spite Spite

Curses Curses

Death Magic Death Magic

Blood Magic Blood Magic

Soul Reaping Soul Reaping

Reaper Reaper

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
May 02, 2023
  • Reduced cooldown from 24 seconds to 20 seconds in PvP and WvW.
February 14, 2023
  • This skill is now unblockable. Reduced cooldown from 30 seconds to 24 seconds.
June 28, 2022
  • This skill now inflicts 1 second of fear instead of 2 seconds of daze on enemies. This skill inflicts bonus defiance-bar damage on defiant enemies.
  • (Undocumented) The skill is no longer unblockable and the activation time has been increased from 0.5 to 0.75 seconds.
February 28, 2022 End of Dragons release:
  • (Undocumented) Added tooltip fact Defiance Break.
July 07, 2020
  • Icons for daze and stun are now displayed in light purple in skill and trait tooltips.
August 06, 2013
  • Increased the spell effect to better represent the actual spell area.
June 25, 2013
  • Added an unblockable skill fact.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Wail of Doom has been added to the game.