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Insidious Parasite
Insidious Parasite
Campaign: Prophecies Necromancer-icon
Profession: Necromancer
Attribute: Curses
Type: Hex Spell
    15 Energy 1 Activation 12 Recharge

Full: For 5...13 seconds, whenever target foe hits with an attack, you steal up to 15...39 Health from that foe.

Concise: (5...13 seconds.) Steal 15...39 Health whenever target foe hits with an attack.

Curses 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
Duration 56678891010111212 13141415161617181819
Health 151719212325272931333537 39414345474951535557


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  • This skill is an effective means of damaging enemies who rely on attacks, especially if combined with Empathy or Spiteful Spirit.
  • Unlike Empathy and Spiteful Spirit, Insidious Parasite ends if the caster dies.
  • Unlike Empathy and Spiteful Spirit, Insidious Parasite will only trigger on a successful hit, rather than triggering on any attack. This makes Insidious Parasite less effective in parties that have blocking skills, miss skills or inflict blindness.
  • Because of its fairly high cost and recharge time, it would be wise to use a cover hex such as Parasitic Bond in conjunction with this skill.
  • Multiple hit skills, such as Barrage and Triple Chop, and the normal scythe ability to hit multiple targets will trigger Insidious Parasite on each hit.

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