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[[Sacrifice]] is listed in several [[skill]]s descriptions, mostly from the [[necromancer]] profession. When you successfully activate these skills, you are required to forfeit a percent of your maximum [[health]] to use the skill. It is possible to sacrifice yourself to [[death]]. Sacrifice is [[health loss]] and cannot be mitigated by any means. The only way to lower sacrifice costs is to lower your maximum health.
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[[Sacrifice]] is a cost required by a few skills, mostly from the [[necromancer]] profession. After successfully activating these skills, you forfeit a fraction of your maximum [[health]], making it possible to sacrifice yourself to [[death]].  
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<!-- mechanics -->Sacrifice counts as [[health loss]] and cannot be eliminated by any means, although you can reduce sacrifice costs by lowering your maximum health. Similar to [[Life Stealing]], if a character uses a skill or effect that would sacrifice more Health than it actually has, it will lose all of its health plus 1. Health sacrifice also ignores the short span after [[resurrection]] during which accumulating of [[Death Penalty]] would be prevented.
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*During beta, sacrifice was not percentile, but with numbers. 25 health for Plague Sending, 40 for Blood is Power, and so on.
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* During the original Beta-testing for Guild Wars, sacrifice skills applied a fixed health cost rather than current method of using a fraction of the caster's base health. For example, Plague Sending cost exactly 25 health.
  
 
== Skills with sacrifice costs ==
 
== Skills with sacrifice costs ==

Revision as of 00:51, 14 January 2012

Sacrifice is a cost required by a few skills, mostly from the necromancer profession. After successfully activating these skills, you forfeit a fraction of your maximum health, making it possible to sacrifice yourself to death.

Sacrifice counts as health loss and cannot be eliminated by any means, although you can reduce sacrifice costs by lowering your maximum health. Similar to Life Stealing, if a character uses a skill or effect that would sacrifice more Health than it actually has, it will lose all of its health plus 1. Health sacrifice also ignores the short span after resurrection during which accumulating of Death Penalty would be prevented.

Trivia

  • During the original Beta-testing for Guild Wars, sacrifice skills applied a fixed health cost rather than current method of using a fraction of the caster's base health. For example, Plague Sending cost exactly 25 health.

Skills with sacrifice costs

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Skills which interact with sacrifice

Icon Name Description Energy Activation time Recharge time Prof. Attribute Campaign
Awaken the Blood.jpg

Awaken the Blood

Enchantment Spell. (20...39...44 seconds.) You have +2 Blood Magic and Curses. Sacrifice 50% more Health than normal. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png necromanceraNecromancer Blood MagicZ Prophecies
Dark Aura.jpg

Dark Aura

Enchantment Spell. (30 seconds). Deals 5...41...50 damage to adjacent foes whenever target ally sacrifices Health. Damage cost: you lose 5...17...20 Health. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png necromanceraNecromancer Death MagicZ Core
Masochism.jpg

Masochism

Enchantment Spell. (10...34...40 seconds.) You have +2 Death Magic and Soul Reaping. Sacrifice 5...3...3% Health when you cast a spell. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png necromanceraNecromancer Soul ReapingZ Eye of the North
Masochism (PvP).jpg

Masochism (PvP)

Enchantment Spell. (30 seconds.) You gain 1...3...3 Energy whenever you sacrifice Health. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png necromanceraNecromancer Soul ReapingZ Eye of the North
Scourge Sacrifice.jpg

Scourge Sacrifice

Hex Spell. Also hexes foes adjacent to target (8...18...20 seconds). Doubles Health sacrifice. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 0055 Tango-recharge-darker.png monkaMonk Smiting PrayersZ Prophecies