Skill details
Spiteful Spirit
Spiteful Spirit
Campaign: Prophecies Necromancer-icon
Profession: Necromancer
Attribute: Curses
Type: Elite Hex Spell
    15 Energy 2 Activation 10 Recharge

Full: For 8...18 seconds, whenever target foe attacks or uses a skill, Spiteful Spirit deals 5...29 shadow damage to that foe and all adjacent allies of that foe.

Concise: (8...18 seconds.) Deals 5...29 damage to target and adjacent foes whenever this foe attacks or uses a skill.

Curses 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
Duration 8910101112131414151617 18181920212222232425
Damage 579111315171921232527 29313335373941434547


Signet of Capture:


  • Casting this hex on multiple foes that are within the same area of effect will compound the amount of damage caused to all the foes in the group. Arcane Echo can be used to help facilitate this tactic.
  • Combine with Price of Failure and Reckless Haste on attackers to deal more damage and cause them to miss.
  • Damage from this hex is applied before the skill actually activates or the attack actually hits. For example, a self-heal will trigger Spiteful Spirit before the heal occurs.
  • Because of the way Hero AI picks targets, they will usually not use it as often as needed for maximum effect.
  • This skill is very powerful in hard mode as it benefits from the attack and casting speed bonuses foes have.
  • For some multiple-hit attacks such as Cyclone Axe or Whirlwind Attack, Spiteful Spirit will only trigger once, rather than once for each attack made. However, Barrage and Volley trigger once on skill use as well as one additional time for each arrow fired.
  • This skill is made very powerful by the fact that there are no ways to protect against shadow damage, and shadow damage ignores armor.

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