Well of Corruption

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Well of Corruption.png

Well of Corruption

Necromancer icon small.png Necromancer (skill list)
Training cost
4 Hero points
Game link

10545, 10671
0.25¼ Activation time  
32 Recharge time
40 Recharge time
32 Recharge time
Well of Corruption

Well. Target area pulses, converting boons on foes into conditions.

Damage.png Damage (6x): 798 (3.0)?
Damage.png Damage (6x): 444 (1.68)?
Damage.png Damage (6x): 720 (2.7)?
Miscellaneous effect.png Life Force: 1%
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Miscellaneous effect.png Pulse: 1 second
Duration.png Duration: 5 seconds
Radius.png Radius: 240
Combo.png Combo Field: Dark
Range.png Range: 900
Unblockable.png Unblockable

— In-game description

Well of Corruption.

Related traits[edit]

Death Magic Death Magic

Reaper Reaper

Scourge Scourge


  • Grants 1% Life Force per target hit per pulse.
  • Converts one boon into condition per second.
  • Boons are converted as follows:
Boon Condition
Aegis.png Aegis Burning.png Burning (1 stack, 3 s)
Alacrity.png Alacrity Chilled.png Chilled (3 s)
Fury.png Fury Blinded.png Blinded (5 s)
Might.png Might Weakness.png Weakness (5 s)
Protection.png Protection Vulnerability.png Vulnerability (3 stacks, 8 s)
Quickness.png Quickness Slow.png Slow (3 s)
Regeneration.png Regeneration Poisoned.png Poisoned (6s)
Resistance.png Resistance Chilled.png Chilled (3 s)
Resolution.png Resolution Confusion.png Confusion (3 stacks, 5 s)
Stability.png Stability Fear.png Fear (1 s)
Swiftness.png Swiftness Crippled.png Crippled (10 s)
Vigor.png Vigor Bleeding.png Bleeding (2 stacks, 8 s)
  • Well of Corruption's signature sound starts with a louder gasp of breath from Necrotic Grasp, then faint wails after.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
May 10, 2022
  • Reduced power coefficient per hit from 0.35 to 0.28 in WvW only.
December 01, 2020
  • Reduced power coefficient per strike from 0.45 to 0.35 in WvW only.
July 08, 2020
  • Increased cooldown from 32 seconds to 40 seconds in WvW only.
July 07, 2020
  • Reduced recharge from 40 seconds to 32 seconds.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced pulse power coefficient from 0.5 to 0.45.
February 22, 2017
  • Fixed a bug that caused wells to display their effects incorrectly while under the effects of quickness or slow.
April 19, 2016
  • Well of Corruption has undergone an audio rework to make it sound like it is bursting from the ground, better matching its visual effects.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Added a missing skill fact for life-force gain per hit.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Well skills now use ground targeting by default. When used underwater, wells cast at the player's location.
June 25, 2013
  • Reduced the cooldown to 40 seconds.
April 30, 2013
  • Updated damage skill fact to indicate the correct number of attacks.
February 26, 2013
  • This skill's icon is now the same whether or not the Focused Rituals trait is equipped.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Well of Corruption has been added to the game.