Well of Darkness

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Well of Darkness.png

Well of Darkness

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

10607, 10672
0.25¼ Activation time  
25 Recharge time
35 Recharge time
35 Recharge time
Well of Darkness

Well. Target area pulses, blinding foes with each pulse.

Damage.png Damage (6x): 1,278 (4.8)?
Damage.png Damage (6x): 648 (2.436)?
Blinded.png Blindness (3s): Next outgoing attack misses.
Chilled.png Chilled (2s): -66% Skill Recharge Rate, -66% Movement Speed
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

— In-game description

Well of Darkness.

Related traits[edit]

Spite Spite

Curses Curses

Death Magic Death Magic

Reaper Reaper


  • Well of Darkness starts with a loud gasp sound from Necrotic Grasp, then plays the corrupted god statue audio that includes mumbled voices, and the sound bytes of human female NPC's taking a hit or dying to choking damage. Well of Power shares the same sounds.
The damage coefficients are roughly 2.436 in WvW and not as stated in the game update notes 2.7.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
December 01, 2020
  • Reduced power coefficient per strike from 0.8 to 0.45 in WvW only.[sic]
July 08, 2020
  • Increased cooldown from 25 seconds to 35 seconds in PvP and WvW.
July 07, 2020
  • Reduced recharge from 35 seconds to 25 seconds. This well is no longer unblockable and has a damaging strike associated with it. It now also inflicts 2 seconds of chill each pulse in addition to blindness.
February 22, 2017
  • The recharge of this skill has been reduced from 45 seconds to 35 seconds.
  • Fixed a bug that caused wells to display their effects incorrectly while under the effects of quickness or slow.
April 19, 2016
  • The recharge time of this skill has been reduced from 50 seconds to 45 seconds.
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 50 seconds.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Well of Darkness has been added to the game.