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Blood Wave

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Blood Wave is a Necromancer skill from the Ultimate skill tree. Its features are:

Grants Player Exploits Condition
Physical Dmg N/A
Knocks Back (CC)
Slows (CC)
+ Blood Orbs

'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 Wave Details and Upgrades

Blood Wave

Blood Wave

Conjure a tidal wave of blood that deals 120% damage and Knocks Back (CC) enemies.

Damage: Physical

Cooldown: 50 seconds.

Lucky Hit Chance: 20%

Tags: Ultimate, Blood


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Prime Blood Wave

Blood Wave Slows (CC) enemies by 50% for 4 seconds.

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Supreme Blood Wave

Blood Wave leaves behind 3 Blood Orbs as it travels.

Items that affect Blood Wave

There are specific items that will boost Blood Wave in some way.

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 Ultimate Shadow
Offensive Bone Storm and Blood Wave are also Darkness Skills, deal Shadow damage, and gain additional effects:
  • Enemies damaged by Bone Storm take [#] Shadow damage over 2 seconds.
  • Blood Wave desecrates the ground it travels over, dealing [#] Shadow damage over 4 seconds

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

N/A Extraction Necromancer
Fastblood Aspect
Resource Blood Orbs reduce your Ultimate Cooldown by 1 - 1.5 seconds.


Iron Hold
Hawezar Necromancer
Tidal Aspect
Offensive Blood Wave fires two additional waves, each dealing 50 - 40% less damage than the previous.

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

N/A Extraction Necromancer

Unique Items


Blood Artisan's Cuirass

"The infamous Necromancer Gaza-Thul's mastery over blood magic was indisputable. Many suspect that upon his death, his skin was used to fashion this eldritch armor." - Barrett's Book of Implements

Type: Chest Armor
Class: Necromancer

Description: When you pick up 5 - 10 Blood Orbs, a free Bone Spirit is spawned, dealing bonus damage based on your current Life percent.


  • + % Blood Orb Healing
  • + % Damage for 4 secs after picking up a Blood Orb
  • + # Maximum Life
  • + # Ranks of Bone Spirit

Changes to Blood Wave

Patch 1.1.0a, July 18, 2023

Patch 1-0-2d, June 4, 2023

  • Damage increased from 90% to 120%.