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Blood Surge

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Blood Surge is a Necromancer skill from the Core skill tree. Its features are:

Creates Condition Exploits Condition
Physical Dmg N/A

'Creates Condition' means this skill creates this condition i.e it could make a target Vulnerable that other skills can take advantage of. 'Exploits Condition' means this skill takes advantage of a condition, not necessarily of its own making. So for example another skill might Stun and this skill could take advantage of that.

Blood Surge Details and Upgrades

Blood Surge

Blood Surge

Draw blood from enemies, dealing 20% damage, and expel a blood nova, dealing 70% damage. Blood Surge's nova damage is increased by x 5% per enemy drained, up to x 50%.

Damage: Physical

Essence Cost: 30

Lucky Hit Chance: 12%

Tags: Core, Blood


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Enhanced Blood Surge

Blood Surge heals you for 3% of your Maximum Life when drawing blood from enemies. If 4 or more enemies are drawn from, then heal for an additional 3% of your Maximum Life.

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Supernatural Blood Surge

Each time an enemy is hit by Blood Surge's nova, you are Fortified for 1.1% Maximum life. While you have Fortify for over 50% of your Maximum Life, Blood Surge deals x 30% increased damage.

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Paranormal Blood Surge

If an enemy is damaged by Blood Surge's nova while you are Healthy, then gain 1 stack of Overwhelming Blood. When you have 5 stacks of Overwhelming Blood, your next Blood Surge Overpowers.

Other Skills that work with Blood Surge

The following skills either:

  • Create a condition Blood Surge can exploit
  • Exploit a condition Blood Surge creates
Blood Surge Creates Skills that Exploit This Condition
Blood Surge Exploits Skills that Create This Condition

Items that work with Blood Surge

The following items either:

  • Grant a bonus when using Blood Surge
  • Create a condition Blood Surge can exploit
  • Exploit a condition Blood Surge creates

Legendary Aspects

Aspect of Rathma's Chosen
Offensive Whenever your Blood Skills Overpower you gain 20 - 50% Attack Speed for 4 seconds.

Gloves, Offhand, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)

N/A Extraction Necromancer
Aspect of Untimely Death
Offensive Each percent of your Maximum Life you Heal beyond 100% grants you 0.5% bonus Overpower damage on your next Overpowering attack, up to a 20 - 60% bonus.

Gloves, Offhand, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)

N/A Extraction Necromancer

Unique Items


Deathspeaker's Pendant

Once a sanctum for Rathma's studies, the Temple of the Deathspeaker became a proving grounds for potential leaders of his priesthood. Its halls are filled with the corpses of those who failed.

Type: Amulet
Class: Necromancer

Description: Blood Surge casts a mini nova on your Minions, dealing # damage. Damage is increased by 10.0% per target drained by the initial cast, up to 50.0%.

  • % Resistance to All Elements


  • % Resistance to All Elements
  • + % Blood Skill Damage
  • + % Summoning Skill Damage
  • + # Ranks to Coalesced Blood Passive Skill
  • % Essence Cost Reduction

Changes to Blood Surge

Patch 1.3.3, March 5, 2024

  • Damage bonus per enemy drained reduced from x10% to x5%.
  • Nova damage increased by 40%.
  • Supernatural Blood Surge - Damage bonus increased from x 20% to x 30%.

Patch 1.2.0, October 17, 2023

Patch 1.1.0a, July 18, 2023