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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. 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 — Torment you inflict is increased. 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 alacrity on their initial impact.
  • Shadestep ShadestepSiphon now grants you barrier when targeting enemies, and it revives allies when targeting them. Shadowstepping breaks your barrier and grants it to nearby allies, proportional to the number of allies affected.


  • 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