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Grenth's Balance
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Campaign: Core Necromancer
Profession: Necromancer
Attribute: Unlinked
Type: Elite Spell
    10 Energy ¼ Activation 10 Recharge

Full: If target foe has more Health than you, you gain half the difference (up to your maximum Health), and that foe loses an equal amount. If this foe has less Health than you, you lose half the difference, and that foe gains an equal amount.

Concise: You gain Health equal to half the difference between you and target, and this foe loses an equal amount. If this foe has less Health than you, you lose half the difference and that foe gains an equal amount.


Signet of Capture:


  • If the caster's maximum health is low, then Grenth's Balance's maximum effect will be low because it only steals up to the caster's maximum health.
  • Morale Boosts or Death Penalties have a high effect on Grenth's Balance because they can change maximum Health by anywhere from -60% to +10%.

Therefore Grenth's Balance is most effective when:

  • The caster and the target have the highest possible maximum health. This can be achieved with Vigor and Vitae Runes, Survivor Insignia, weapons of fortitude, morale boosts, and various skills.
  • The target is at maximum health, while the caster is near death. Skills that sacrifice health can be used. Demonic Flesh is a good choice because it increases maximum health while sacrificing at the same time.
  • The target is high level. This is because a character's maximum health increases with their level.
  • If you are suffering from hexes like Backfire, the damage against your enemy is applied first, and then the damage from Backfire second, and finally the health you should gain is applied last. That means the foe you cast this skill on will take the damage even if a hex causes you to die by using this skill.

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