Area damage over time

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Area damage over time (ADoT) skills are skills which inflict periodic damage in an area of effect. Area health degeneration skills are also sometimes grouped with area damage over time skills due to similar functionality; however, they are not technically area damage over time skills, as degeneration is not technically damage.

Scattering[edit]

NPCs often scatter from spots affected by damage over time; this happens more quickly in hard mode than in normal mode. Players can use this behavior tactically to help break aggro, but otherwise need to hinder the enemy's ability to flee, e.g. using snares or body blocking.

Skills that deal area damage over time[edit]

Icon Name Description Energy Activation time Recharge time Prof. Attribute Campaign
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Agony

Binding Ritual. Creates a level 1...10...12 spirit (30...78...90 second lifespan). Causes 3...9...10 Health loss each second to foes in earshot. This spirit loses 3...9...10 Health for each foe that loses Health. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png ritualistaRitualist Channeling MagicZ Eye of the North
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Agony (PvP)

Binding Ritual. Creates a level 1...7...8 spirit (30...78...90 second lifespan). Causes 3...9...10 Health loss each second to foes in earshot. This spirit loses 3...9...10 Health for each foe that loses Health. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 03.003 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png ritualistaRitualist Channeling MagicZ Eye of the North
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Ancestors' Rage (PvP)

Skill. (3 seconds.) Deals 1...33...41 lightning damage to foes adjacent to target ally each second. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 0088 Tango-recharge-darker.png ritualistaRitualist Channeling MagicZ Factions
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Balthazar's Aura

Enchantment Spell. (8 seconds.) Deals 10...22...25 holy damage each second to foes adjacent to target ally. 0 2525 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 02525 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png monkaMonk Smiting PrayersZ Core
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Bed of Coals

Spell. Deals 5...24...29 fire damage each second (5 seconds) to location of target foe. Hits foes adjacent to your target. Inflicts Burning condition (3...6...7 seconds) on knocked down foes. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png elementalistaElementalist Fire MagicZ Factions
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Breath of Fire

Spell. Deals 10...34...40 fire damage each second (5 seconds). Hits foes adjacent to target's initial location. 10 Tango-overcast.png 055 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png elementalistaElementalist Fire MagicZ Factions
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Celestial Storm

Skill. Deals 40 damage of each elemental type each second (15 seconds). Hits all foes in the area of target's initial location. 0 0 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png morale boostmorale boost Tango-recharge-darker.png elementalistaElementalist Z Factions
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Chaos Storm

Spell. Deals 5...21...25 damage and causes 0...2...2 Energy loss each second (10 seconds). Hits foes adjacent to target's initial location. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png mesmeraMesmer Domination MagicZ Prophecies
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Churning Earth

Spell. Deals 10...34...40 earth damage each second (5 seconds). Hits foes near target's initial location. Causes knock-down to foes moving faster than normal. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png elementalistaElementalist Earth MagicZ Factions
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Dust Trap

Trap. (90 seconds.) Affects nearby foes. Deals 10...22...25 damage every second (5 seconds). Inflicts Blindness condition (3...7...8 seconds) every second (5 seconds). Easily interrupted. 0 2525 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png rangeraRanger Wilderness SurvivalZ Prophecies
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Eruption

Spell. Deals 10...34...40 earth damage each second (5 seconds). Hits foes near target's initial location. Inflicts Blindness condition (10 seconds). 0 2525 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png elementalistaElementalist Earth MagicZ Prophecies
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Fire Storm

Spell. Deals 5...29...35 fire damage each second (10 seconds). Hits foes adjacent to target's initial location. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png elementalistaElementalist Fire MagicZ Core
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Flame Trap

Trap. (90 seconds.) Affects nearby foes. Deals 5...17...20 fire damage every second (3 seconds). Inflicts Burning condition (1...3...3 second[s]). Easily interrupted. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png rangeraRanger Wilderness SurvivalZ Core
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Glimmering Mark

Elite Hex Spell. (10 seconds.) Deals 5...21...25 damage each second to target and adjacent foes. Inflicts Blindness [sic] on foes using attack skills. Ends if you use a skill that targets this foe. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png elementalistaElementalist Air MagicZ Prophecies
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Kirin's Wrath

Spell. Deals 8...27...32 holy damage each second (5 seconds). Hits foes adjacent to your initial location. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png monkaMonk Smiting PrayersZ Factions
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Lava Font

Spell. Deals 5...41...50 fire damage each second (5 seconds). Hits foes adjacent to your initial location. If Overcast, range increased to nearby. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.5001.5Tango-activation-darker.png 0044 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png elementalistaElementalist Fire MagicZ Prophecies
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Maelstrom

Spell. Deals 10...22...25 cold damage and interrupts spells each second (10 seconds). Hits foes adjacent to target's initial location. 10 Tango-overcast.png 2525 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png elementalistaElementalist Water MagicZ Core
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Meteor Shower

Spell. Deals 7...91...112 fire damage and causes knock-down every 3 seconds (9 seconds). Hits foes adjacent to target's initial location. 10 Tango-overcast.png 2525 Tango-energy.png 055 Tango-activation-darker.png 06060 Tango-recharge-darker.png elementalistaElementalist Fire MagicZ Prophecies
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Mystic Sandstorm

Spell. (3 seconds.) Deals 10...18...20 earth damage each second. Deals an additional 10...18...20 damage to attacking foes. Hits foes nearby your initial location. Lasts twice as long if you are enchanted. 5 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 0088 Tango-recharge-darker.png dervishaDervish Earth PrayersZ Nightfall
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Ray of Judgment

Elite Spell. Deals 5...37...45 holy damage and inflicts Burning (1...3...3 second[s]) every second (5 seconds). Hits foes adjacent to target's initial location. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png monkaMonk Smiting PrayersZ Factions
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Sandstorm

Elite Spell. Deals 10...26...30 earth damage each second (10 seconds). Hits foes near target foe's initial location. Hits attacking foes for 10...26...30 more earth damage each second. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 02525 Tango-recharge-darker.png elementalistaElementalist Earth MagicZ Nightfall
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Savannah Heat

Elite Spell. Deals 5...17...20 fire damage for each second since casting this spell (5 seconds). Hits foes near target's initial location. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 02525 Tango-recharge-darker.png elementalistaElementalist Fire MagicZ Nightfall
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Savannah Heat (PvP)

Elite Spell. Deals 5...17...20 fire damage for each second since casting this spell (5 seconds). Hits foes near target's initial location. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 02525 Tango-recharge-darker.png elementalistaElementalist Fire MagicZ Nightfall
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Searing Heat

Spell. Deals 10...34...40 fire damage each second (5 seconds). Hits foes near target's initial location. End effect: inflicts Burning condition (3 seconds). 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 02525 Tango-recharge-darker.png elementalistaElementalist Fire MagicZ Prophecies
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Snow Storm

Spell. Deals 30...40 cold damage each second (5 seconds). Hits foes adjacent to target foe's initial location. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png aAny Deldrimor rankZ Eye of the North
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Spike Trap

Elite Trap. (90 seconds.) Affects nearby foes. Every second, (for 2 seconds), this trap deals 10...34...40 piercing damage, causes knockdown, and inflicts Crippled condition (3...21...25 seconds). Easily interrupted. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRanger Wilderness SurvivalZ Core
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Storm of Swords

Skill. (15 seconds.) Affects you and all adjacent allies. Deals 25 damage to all adjacent foes each second. 0 0 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png morale boostmorale boost Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarrior Z Factions
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Symbol of Wrath

Spell. Deals 8...27...32 holy damage each second (5 seconds). Hits foes adjacent to your initial location. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png monkaMonk Smiting PrayersZ Prophecies
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Unsteady Ground

Elite Spell. Deals 10...34...40 earth damage each second (5 seconds) and causes knock-down to attacking foes. Hits foes near target's initial location. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png elementalistaElementalist Earth MagicZ Factions
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Wastrel's Demise

Hex Spell. (5 seconds.) Each second while hexed, target foe and all foes adjacent to that foe take 1...8...10 damage. Foes take +1...8...10 damage each second this hex is in effect. Ends early if target foe uses a skill. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 0033 Tango-recharge-darker.png mesmeraMesmer Domination MagicZ Nightfall