Well of Darkness

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Well of Darkness

0.25¼ Activation time  
25 Recharge time
35 Recharge time
Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Necromancer (skill list)
Training cost
3 Hero points
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Well. Target area pulses, blinding foes with each pulse.

 Damage.png Damage (6x): 1,146 (4.3)?
 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 [?]

Related traits[edit]

Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Curses


  • 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.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
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.