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Skills are abilities used to damage foes or to aid allies in combat. For Player Characters the skills available to them are determined by their class. Skills are unlocked by Leveling up and by choosing a master class.

Skill Usage[edit | edit source]

Skill Cost[edit | edit source]

Many skills cost Mana or have cooldowns which determine how frequently they can be used. There are some skills, which have neither Mana cost or cooldown.

Skill Animation[edit | edit source]

Skills which cannot be cast instantly will have a skill animation which determines the length of time between a skill being used and it taking effect, thus allowing another skill to be used. For melee attack skills and throwing attack skills this is known as attack speed, and for spell skills this is known as cast speed.

Area of Effect[edit | edit source]

Main article: Area of Effect


A skill's Area of Effect determines the hit radius for its effects.

Command Queueing[edit | edit source]

Attempting to use an ability or move within the last 0.5 second of an ability animation the action will occur at the end of the animation, if it is not overridden by a different action. Attempting to use an ability or move while stunned will queue the action for after the stun ends.

Skills Window[edit | edit source]

This is an example of a skills window

The skills window is part of the User Interface which shows all of the skills a player has. At the top of the skills window are the five skill specialization slots. Hovering over the skills in the main section will give a brief description of the skill and show all of their #Skill Tags. Clicking on the connected dots beneath the skill name will take you to the skill's skill tree.

Specialization[edit | edit source]

Players can specialize in up to 5 different skills, unlocking powerful skill trees with nodes that enhance the skill. The first skill specialization is unlocked at Level 3, the second at level 9, third at level 19, fourth at level 34 and the final specialization at level 49.

Once Specialized a skill gains Experience along with the character and each level on the skill grants a skill point used to upgrade the nodes on the skill tree.

A player may choose to despecialize in a skill, freeing up the specialization slot for another skill, however all experience on the despecialized skill will be lost.

Skill Tags[edit | edit source]

Skill tags are short descriptors shown at the bottom of skill tooltips when hovered over, they indicate the various attributes of skills.

Ability Types[edit | edit source]

A skill will always have exactly one ability type.

Damage Types[edit | edit source]

Damage from each of the Damage Types is mitigated separately during Combat Calculations. If a skill has multiple damage types, its damage is divided amongst each type.

Other Types[edit | edit source]

Minion Ability Tags[edit | edit source]

Minion skills will also have minion ability tags listed for the abilities that the minions summoned by that skill can use. These tags are identical to the skill tags used by player skills.

Skill Bar[edit | edit source]

The skill bar is a user interface element which shows the players active skills. A player can have up to 5 skills active on the skill bar at a time. These skills do not need to be specialized skills. In order to equip a skill to a slot players may either drag from the skills window or click on the slot and then the skill in the skills window. When a new skill is equipped to a slot it will be placed on cooldown for a short duration.

List of Skills[edit | edit source]

The basic attack skill is available to all classes and is automatically placed in skill slot 5 (default: Right Click).

IconSkill NameSkill DescriptionSkill TypeMana CostCooldownLevel Unlocked
AttackIcon.pngAttackA basic attack with your weapon that costs no mana.Melee Attack01

After reaching level 6 the attack skill will be replaced on the skill bar by the level 6 unlocked skill for every class, although it may still be added back onto the skill bar by choice.

Skills by Class[edit | edit source]

These are the skills available to the Acolyte class and its masteries.

IconSkill NameSkill DescriptionSkill TypeMana CostCooldownLevel Unlocked
BoneGolemIcon.pngSummon Bone GolemSummons a bone golem, which attacks slowly, but retaliates with a bone nova when it takes 100 damage.Spell (No Tag)601010
DetonateCorpseIcon.pngDetonate CorpseDetonates the corpse of an enemy, dealing physical damage to living enemies around it. Added damage applies at double effectiveness.Spell4515
ExhumeIcon.pngExhumeRaises three corpses out of the ground, which you can make use of with other skills.Spell14322
HarvestIcon.pngHarvestA melee attack that hits all enemies in an area in front of you, dealing double damage to those that are Marked for Death.Melee Attack06
HungeringSoulIcon.pngHungering SoulsCalls forth five hungering souls that seek out enemies, on hit they deal necrotic damage and then possesses the target. Possessed enemies take necrotic damage over time for two seconds. Enemies cannot be possessed by multiple souls at once.Spell115
MarkForDeathIcon.pngMark for DeathMarks enemies in a target area for death, causing them to take 30% increased damage for 8 seconds.Spell163
MarrowShardsIcon.pngMarrow ShardsFires sharpened bones from your body. The bones pierce through enemies inflicting physical damage. Instead of mana, 9% of your current health is consumed to cast this spell.Spell04
RipBloodIcon.pngRip BloodRips blood out of a target enemy dealing physical damage to it. An orb of the blood is drawn back to you, restoring 10 health when it reaches you.Spell31
SacrificeIcon.pngSacrificeRips apart an allied minion, dealing physical damage to enemies around it. Added damage applies at double effectiveness.Spell2510
SummonSkeletonIcon.pngSummon SkeletonSummons a skeleton warrior or skeleton mage to guard you. You are limited to 3 skeletons at a time.Spell (No Tag)202
TransplantIcon.pngTransplantCreates a new body for you at the target location, then detonates your old body to deal physical damage to enemies around it. Instead of mana 13% of your current health is consumed to cast this spell.Spell413
WanderingSpiritsIcon.pngWandering SpiritsReveals wandering spirits around you for 5 seconds. The Spirits wander at random dealing necrotic damage over time to enemies they pass through.Spell (No Tag)1588

IconSkill NameSkill DescriptionSkill TypeMana CostCooldownLevel Unlocked
AuraOfDecayIcon.pngAura of DecayToggles aura of decay, which poisons you every second, and leaves a trail of decay. Enemies near you or in the trail are poisoned three times per second. You take 60% less poison damage while aura of decay is active.Spell0115
DefileIcon.pngDefileConsume corpses in a target area, pulling any remaining life force from them to gain ward. Ward is a decaying shield that protects your health.Spell05
ReaperFormIcon.pngReaper FormTake on the mantle of death itself and transform into a Reaper, temporarily gaining the Reap ability. While in Reaper Form, your health regeneration does not apply and your health decays over time. When your health reaches 0 instead of dying you transform back to human form and are healed to full health.Spell030
SoulFeastIcon.pngSoul FeastFeasts on the souls of all enemies marked for death, dealing necrotic damage to them, and drawing a fragment of each of their souls back to you. The soul fragments each grant 5 ward when they reach you.Spell2010

Lich Shapeshifting Skills[edit | edit source]

IconSkill NameSkill DescriptionSkill TypeMana CostCooldownLevel Unlocked
ReapIcon.pngReapA short ranged dash that deals melee damage to enemies you pass through and returns health to you for each enemy hit.Melee Attack0

IconSkill NameSkill DescriptionSkill TypeMana CostCooldownLevel Unlocked
CremateIcon.pngCremateBurns a corpse, dealing fire damage to surrounding enemies, and raising a flame wraith from the remains.Spell3230
SummonWraithIcon.pngSummon WraithSummons a wraith that rapidly fades from this world, but will seek and attack your foes while it remains. There is no limit to the number of wraiths you can control at onceSpell (No Tag)205

There are no Warlock skills yet.

These are the skills available to the Mage class and its masteries.

IconSkill NameSkill DescriptionSkill TypeMana CostCooldownLevel Unlocked
ElementalNovaIcon.pngElemental NovaCasts a nova around you that deals fire, cold and lightning damage.Spell112
FireballIcon.pngFireballCast a ball of fire dealing moderate damageSpell37
FireShieldIcon.pngFire ShieldSurrounds you with a protective shield for 14 seconds that grants 100 elemental protection and has 20% chance to retaliate with a fire blast when you are hit. Can be cast instantly.Spell1919
FocusIcon.pngFocusHold the ability key to channel. 300% increased mana regeneration while channeling and cannot be stunned.Spell015
GlacierIcon.pngGlacierCreates three successively larger ice explosions in the target direction. Each explosion deals more damage than the last.Spell655
IceBarrage(new)Icon.pngIce BarrageChannel to prepare ice shards which are released after a second or when you stop channeling. Ice shards are projectiles that create an ice explosion on hit.
The shards and explosions have a freeze rate of 12.
Spell014
LightningBlastIcon.pngLightning BlastHurl a bolt of lightning at the targetSpell01
ManaStrikeIcon.pngMana StrikeA melee attack that hits all enemies in an area in front of you, returning 10 mana to you for each enemy hit.Melee Attack06
SnapFreezeIcon.pngSnap FreezeFreezes enemies in a cone in front of you. Freeze lasts for 2 seconds.Spell3064
StaticOrbIcon.pngStatic OrbCasts an orb in a target direction that deals lightning damage and pull enemies that it hits towards it as it travels. At the end of its path it discharges, dealing lightning damage to enemies around it.Spell153
TeleportIcon.pngTeleportTeleport to target location.Spell27410

There are no Runemaster skills yet.

IconSkill NameSkill DescriptionSkill TypeMana CostCooldownLevel Unlocked
BlackHoleIcon.pngBlack HoleSummon a powerful black hole at target location that aggressively pulls enemies and deals high damage.Spell3530
MeteorIcon.pngMeteorCall a meteor from the sky that deals a large amount of damage upon landing. Added damage is applied at three times its normal value.Spell605
VolcanicOrbIcon.pngVolcanic OrbCasts fiery orb that spews burning shrapnel in all directions.Spell7010

IconSkill NameSkill DescriptionSkill TypeMana CostCooldownLevel Unlocked
EnchantWeaponIcon(new).pngEnchant WeaponActive: Enchant your weapon with elemental power. You melee attacks deal 50% more elemental damage for 5 seconds. Passive: Your melee attacks deal 15% more elemental damage.Spell2015
FlameReaveIcon(new).pngFlame ReaveA melee attack that releases a wave of flames from your weapon cleaving through enemies in a cone in front of you. Deals 10 additional fire damage. Deals up to 50% less damage to distant enemies.Melee Attack185
IceWardIcon.pngIce WardToggles a protective shield that chills nearby enemies and grants 4 ward per second, but drains 3 mana per second. Can be cast instantly.Spell0120
InnervateIcon.pngInnervateGrants 50 ward and grants 100% increased mana efficiency for 5 seconds. Can be cast instantly.Spell01230
ShatterStrikeIcon(new).pngShatter StrikeA sweeping melee attack that swipes enemies in a circle around you dealing cold damage and culling frozen enemies at low health. Has a freeze rate of 50.Melee Attack2015

These are the skills available to the Primalist class and its masteries.

IconSkill NameSkill DescriptionSkill TypeMana CostCooldownLevel Unlocked
EterrasBlessing(New).pngEterra's BlessingThe nearest allied target is healed for 100 health. If the target is one of your minions then the healing is tripled and the minion is energized for 4 seconds, increasing its size by 20% and its damage by 100%.Spell395
FuryLeapIcon.pngFury LeapLeap to the target location, dealing damage to nearby enemies when you hit the ground. Doubles any added damage.Melee Attack2073
HealingWindIcon.pngHealing WindCalls forth healing winds around you, restoring 30 health per second to you and nearby allies for 3 seconds. Can be cast instantly.Spell49218
SerpentStrikeIcon.pngSerpent StrikeA melee attack that poisons the target. Requires a polearm. Poisons inflicted by serpent strike last 40% longer.Melee Attack010
SummonFrenzyTotemIcon.pngSummon Frenzy TotemSummons a totem that increases the attack and cast speed of all nearby allies by 20%. Frenzy totems have 100 base health and last 6 secondsSpell (No Tag)18615
SummonSabertoohIcon.pngSummon SabertoothSummons a primal sabertooth cat that leaps into combat. When its health drops to 0 it is downed, and you can stand near it to revive it. The sabertooth cat counts as a companion. You can only have a maximum of two companions at once by default.Spell (No Tag)951010
SummonThornTotemIcon.pngSummon Thorn TotemSummons a totem that fires thorns at nearby enemies.Spell (No Tag)1634
SummonValeSpiritIcon.pngSummon Vale SpiritSummon a vale spirit that orbits you and attacks your enemies.Spell (No Tag)401026
SummonWolfIcon.pngSummon WolfSummons a primal wolf that follows you into combat. When its health drops to 0 it is downed and you can stand near it to revive it. The wolf counts as a companion. You can have a maximum of two companions at once by default.Spell (No Tag)95101
SwipeIcon.pngSwipeA melee attack that hits all enemies in an area in front of you. Unaffected by weapon range.Melee Attack06
ThicketBladesIcon.pngThicket BladesSummon a mystical thicket around you that repeatedly damages nearby enemies. Recasting refreshes the duration. Added damage applies at 70% of its value. Can be cast instantly.Spell30422
ThornBurstIcon.pngThorn BurstReleases a burst of thorns, dealing physical damage to surrounding enemies.Spell62

IconSkill NameSkill DescriptionSkill TypeMana CostCooldownLevel Unlocked
FlankingStrikeIcon(new).pngFlanking StrikeYour nearest summoned beast dashes to the target and taunts it. You perform a large melee attack while your foe is distracted.Melee Attack25240
SummonBearIcon.pngSummon BearSummons a primal bear that follows you into combat. When its health drops to 0 it is downed, and you can stand near it to revive it. The Primal Bear counts as a companion. You can have a maximum of two companions at once by default.Spell (No Tag)95145
SummonScorpionIcon.pngSummon ScorpionSummons a scorpion that follows you into combat. It attacks with its tail inflicts a long lasting poison. When its health drops to 0 it is downed, and you can stand near it to revive it. The Scorpion counts as a companion. You can have a maximum of two companions at once by default.Spell (No Tag)951010

IconSkill NameSkill DescriptionSkill TypeMana CostCooldownLevel Unlocked
EntanglingRootsIcon.pngEntangling RootsCalls forth roots from the ground that snare nearby enemies and deal physical damage to them over time.Spell505
SprigganFormIcon(new).pngSpriggan FormTransform into a forest spriggan, increasing your casting capabilities and gaining 4 new abilities. Your mana does not regenerate while in spriggan form. When your mana reaches 0 you automatically transform back into your human form, instantly regaining 50 mana.Spell020
SummonSprigganIcon.pngSummon SprigganSummon a spriggan that casts spells to attack your enemies and has an aura that restores 10 health every second. When its health drops to 0 it is downed and you can stand near it to revive it. The spriggan counts as a companion. You can have a maximum of two companions by default.Spell (No Tag)98810
WerebearFormIcon.pngWerebear FormTransform into a ferrocious werebear, increasing your physical capabilities and gaining 4 new abilities. Your mana does not regenerate while in bear form. When your mana reaches 0 you automatically transform back into your human form, instantly regaining 50 mana.Melee Attack02015

Druid Shapeshifting Skills[edit | edit source]

IconSkill NameSkill DescriptionSkill TypeMana CostCooldownLevel Unlocked
ChargeIcon.pngChargeCharge at a nearby enemy and strike it. Knockback and deal physical damage to all enemies in your path as you charge. Cannot be used without a target.Melee Attack05
RavageIcon.pngRavageA powerful bite attack that applies StaggerMelee Attack34
RoarIcon.pngRoarUnleash a thunderous roar which sends nearby enemies stumbling away in terror, greatly reducing their movement speed.Spell
RootWallIcon.pngRoot WallSummons a wall of roots at target location that slow and taunt nearby enemies.Spell (No Tag)184
SummonFrenzyTotem(old)Icon.pngSummon Healing TotemSummons a totem that heals nearby allies. Healing totems have 100 base health and last 6 seconds.Spell (No Tag)136
SummonVineIcon.pngSummon VineSummons 3 vines at target location which deal poisonous damage to nearby enemies.Spell (No Tag)124
ValeBlastIcon.pngVale BlastHurl a bolt of vale lightning at the targetSpell3
WerebearSwipeIcon.pngWerebear SwipeA melee attack that hits all enemies in an area in front of you.Melee Attack3

IconSkill NameSkill DescriptionSkill TypeMana CostCooldownLevel Unlocked
AvalancheIcon.pngAvalancheChannel to summon the might of winter and pummel your foes in ice and snow.Spell1720
SummonStormTotemIcon.pngSummon Storm TotemSummons a totem that casts lightning spells around nearby enemies. Storm totems last 8 seconds, and you cannot control more than one at once.Spell (No Tag)1685
TornadoIcon.pngTornadoConjures a tornado that moves at random, pulling in nearby enemies and dealing physical damage to them. Added damage applies at 40% of its value.Spell2510

IconSkill NameSkill DescriptionSkill TypeMana CostCooldown
BearRoarIcon.pngBear RoarThe companion ability of your Primal Bear. Releases a mighty roar, fearing all nearby enemies.Spell164
FlurrySwipesIcon.pngFlurry SwipesThe companion ability of your Primal Sabertooth. Releases three swipes in rapid succession.Melee Attack164
HealingWindSprigganIcon.pngHealing WindThe companion ability of your Spriggan. Heals all allies in a large area over time.Spell164
HowlIcon.pngHowlThe companion ability of your Primal Wolves.
Your wolves howl to embolden you and your minions giving them 10% increased damage for 4 seconds. This can stack with itself.
Spell184
PoisonNovaIcon.pngPoison NovaThe companion ability of your primal scorpion. Releases a burst of venom that inflicts all enemies around the scorpion with a long lasting poison.Spell164

These are the skills available to the Rogue class and its masteries.

There are no Rogue skills yet.

There are no Bladedancer skills yet.

There are no Falconer skills yet.

There are no Marksman skills yet.

These are the skills available to the Sentinel class and its masteries.

IconSkill NameSkill DescriptionSkill TypeMana CostCooldownLevel Unlocked
EphemeralStanceIcon.pngEphemeral StanceToggles ephemeral stance. While in ephemeral stance you deal 70% increased physical and void damage, but lose 7% of your current health when you use a skill and lose 37% more mana from mana drain effects. You can only have one stance active at once.Spell0118
ErasingStrikeIcon.pngErasing StrikeA melee attack that hits all enemies in a large area in front of you. Enemies killed from the hit are erased from existence, replaced by void rifts.Melee Attack605
HammerThrowIcon.pngHammer ThrowThrows a hammer that returns to you after a short delay.Throwing Attack32
JuggernautStanceIcon.pngJuggernaut StanceToggles juggernaut stance. While in juggernaut stance you have 50% more armor and take 15% less damage, but have 15% less critical strike chance, movement speed, less attack speed and cast speed. You can only have one stance active at once.Spell0119
LungeIcon.pngLungeDash to a nearby enemy and strike it with your weapon. Cannot be used without a target. Costs more mana the further away the target is.Melee Attack134
ManifestWeaponIcon.pngManifest WeaponManifests a melee weapon to attack in the target direction, without interrupting your other actions.Melee Attack410
RebukeIcon.pngRebukeHold ability key to channel for up to 2 seconds. You take 75% less damage and cannot be stunned while channeling. When you stop channeling you unleash an attack against nearby enemies, which deals more damage for each hit you received while channeling.Melee Attack059
RiveIcon(new).pngRiveEvery third consecutive attack with Rive slashes in a full circle around the character, lacerating enemies it hits.Melee Attack06
ShieldRushIcon.pngShield RushRequires a shield. Charge through enemies in the target direction. You hit enemies in your path and in a wider area at the end of the movement. You do not regenerate mana while rushing.Melee Attack50210
ShieldThrowIcon.pngShield ThrowThrows a shield in a line. Whenever it hits an enemy part shatter off and pierce nearby enemies.Throwing Attack3015
VengeanceIcon.pngVengeanceA melee attack that also prepares you to riposte incoming hits.
If Vengeance successfully hits an enemy and you take damage in the next 2 seconds you will riposte,taking 30% less damage and striking at a nearby enemy.
Melee Attack01
WarpathIcon.pngWarpathSpin towards the mouse while you hold down the ability key, striking nearby enemies as you move.Melee Attack2013

IconSkill NameSkill DescriptionSkill TypeMana CostCooldownLevel Unlocked
ForgeStrikeIcon.pngForge StrikeA melee attack that hits all enemies in an area in front of you, chance to manifest a copy of your weapon for each enemy hit.Melee Attack3530
ManifestArmorIcon.pngManifest ArmorManifests an animated set of heavy armor, which attacks slowly.Spell (No Tag)6015
MoltenBladeIcon.pngMolten BladeA slashing attack that sweeps a wide area with a blade of molten steel. Penetrates 100 armor and fire protection.Melee Attack1510
RingOfShieldsIcon.pngRing of ShieldsManifests a ring of shields around you. Each shield has 150 health and lasts up to 10 seconds. Shields draw enemy aggression and block projectiles.Spell (No Tag)3045

IconSkill NameSkill DescriptionSkill TypeMana CostCooldownLevel Unlocked
AbyssalEchoesIcon.pngAbyssal EchoesA nova that echos from enemies it hits and applies abyssal decay. Enemies with abyssal decay take void damage over time for 6 seconds, if they take a hit all the damage from abyssal decay is dealt to them immediately.Spell3510
AnomalyIcon.pngAnomalySends an enemy forward in time by 4 seconds.Spell0820
DevouringOrbIcon.pngDevouring OrbCreates a devouring orb at the target location that casts a void rift whenever something dies nearby, dealing void damage to enemies nearby the orb. Each successive rift has 12% increased damage and area of effect, capped at an increase of 100%Spell10415
RavagingStanceIcon.pngRavaging StanceToggles ravaging stance. While in ravaging stance you lose 5% of your current health per second, but emit an aura that afflicts nearby enemies with a ravaging ailment that deals void damage over time, but does not stack. You can only have one stance active at once.Spell0130
VolatileReversalIcon.pngVolatile ReversalReturns you to the position you were at 2 seconds ago, reverting changes to your current health and mana since then.Spell0185

IconSkill NameSkill DescriptionSkill TypeMana CostCooldownLevel Unlocked
HealingHandIcon.pngHealing HandHeals all allies in a target areaSpell115
HolyAuraIcon.pngHoly AuraYou and nearby allies passively have added elemental protection and vitality. Holy Aura proves 100% increased stat effects if you have activated it in the last 4 seconds.Spell3010
JudgementIcon.pngJudgementA powerful melee attack that leaves consecrated ground that lasts 4 seconds. Enemies in the consecrated ground are infected with despair, which reduces their damage by 40%. Allies in the consecrated ground are healed for 80 health each second.Melee Attack4015
SigilsOfHopeIcon.pngSigils of HopeSummons a sigil that orbits you granting health regeneration and added fire damage to surrounding allies. Maximum 3 summoned at a time. Sigils will disappear after 20 seconds without a refresh.Spell2520
SmiteIcon.pngSmiteSmites a target enemy with a bolt of holy fire that descends from the sky, healing allies around the target for 20 health. Cannot be used without a target.Spell730