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Well of Gloom

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Well of Gloom

Not available underwater  Ground-targeted  
Thief icon small.png Thief (skill list)
Specter icon small.png Specter
Training cost
15 Hero points
Game link
Well of Gloom render.png

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1 Activation time  
20 Recharge time
30 Recharge time
Well of Gloom

Well. Shadowstep to your target location and drop a well that cripples foes and heals allies.

Healing.png Self-Heal: 3,560 (1.0)?
Healing.png Self-Heal: 4,454 (1.0)?
Healing.png Area Heal: 857 (0.666)?
Healing.png Area Heal: 520 (0.2)?
Crippled.png Cripple (2s): -50% Movement Speed
Miscellaneous effect.png Number of Impacts: 5
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Interval.png Interval: 1 second
Radius.png Radius: 240
Combo.png Combo Field: Dark
Range.png Range: 600

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Deadly Arts Deadly Arts

Shadow Arts Shadow Arts

Acrobatics Acrobatics

Specter Specter

  • Dark Sentry Dark Sentry — Apply Rot Wallow Venom to allies you grant barrier to. Outgoing healing to allies is increased. Rot Wallow Venom effect cannot apply to yourself.
  • Traversing Dusk Traversing Dusk — Heal allies in the area around you when you shadowstep. Gain shadow force for each ally in the radius. Wells grant resistance on their initial impact.


  • The area heal value is applied per impact, so it applies 5 times over 5 seconds.
  • Your character will occasionally shout out one of the following lines upon using this skill:
    • "Shadows guide me."
    • "Healed by darkness."

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
November 28, 2023
  • Increased the base pulse healing from 336 to 520 in PvP and WvW.
February 28, 2022 End of Dragons release:
  • Well of Gloom has been added to the game.
November 30, 2021
October 26, 2021