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Well of Sorrow

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Well of Sorrow

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 Sorrow render.png

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0.75¾ Activation time  
20 Recharge time
25 Recharge time
Well of Sorrow

Well. Shadowstep to your target location and create a well that inflicts foes with any damaging conditions they don't already have. Foes that already have all conditions will be inflicted with torment.

Damage.png Damage: 59 (0.222)?
Poisoned.png Poison (6s): 201 Damage, -33% Heal Effectiveness
Bleeding.png2 Bleeding (8s): 352 Damage
Torment.png2 Torment (8s): 352 Damage, 509 Damage if Foe Is Stationary
Torment.png Torment with All Conditions Present (8s): 176 Damage, 254 Damage if Foe Is Stationary
Miscellaneous effect.png Number of Impacts: 5
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Miscellaneous effect.png Conditions per Pulse: 1
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

  • Shadow Savior Shadow Savior — After completing a shadowstep, you are healed. Nearby allies are also healed for a larger amount. Only affects thief shadowsteps.

Acrobatics Acrobatics

Trickery Trickery

Specter Specter

  • Larcenous Torment Larcenous Torment — Steal health and gain shadow force when you torment a foe. Does not grant shadow force while in shroud.
  • 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.
  • Strength of Shadows Strength of Shadows — Gain expertise based on a percentage of your vitality. Torment you inflict deals increased damage.


  • Your character will occasionally shout out one of the following lines upon using this skill:
    • "Suffer!"
    • "This will hurt."

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
May 02, 2023
  • Fixed an issue that prevented this skill from being affected by quickness.
February 28, 2022 End of Dragons release:
  • Well of Sorrow has been added to the game.
November 30, 2021
October 26, 2021