Binding ritual

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Binding ritual
Number of skills 49
Elite skills 4
Supertype Ritual
Subtype None
A bound, attacking spirit.
A bound, passive spirit.

Binding rituals are skills that summon a spirit from The Underworld; they are unique to the Ritualist profession. The spirits are created at the caster's location and serve his/her bidding. Typically, binding rituals have long activation times in PvP and are reasonably fast in PvE. Unlike Nature rituals, binding rituals affect either allies or foes, but not both.

There are two primary types of bound spirits, each with a different look:

  • Attack spirits target specific foes; its hands will be shackled to its side and it hurls projectiles at its foes. Example: Pain.
  • Passive spirits affect all foes (or allies) within range; the spirit's hands are shackled to its shoulders, with arms crossed in front of its chest. Examples: Soothing and Restoration

Notes[edit]

  • When a spirit is created, it has an about 1 second spawning animation after the binding ritual is complete.
    • For passive spirits, this is merely an animation and does not delay the spirit's effects.
    • During the animation, spirits do exist for the purpose of skills requiring a spirit.
    • Attacking spirits will not attack during this time.
  • All attacks used by spirits can be blocked, have projectile range equal to that of a longbow or a flatbow, are affected by height and deal untyped armor-ignoring damage.
  • Expertise will reduce the cost of binding rituals.
  • Spawning Power will increase the health of spirits created with binding rituals.
  • Binding rituals are not spells; they are not affected by Fast Casting, weapon upgrades affecting activation or recharge times, or other effects that work only on spells.

List of binding rituals[edit]

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

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 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 Channeling MagicZ Eye of the North
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Anguish

Binding Ritual. Creates a level 1...9...11 spirit (15...39...45 second lifespan). Its attacks deal 5...17...20 damage. Double damage to hexed foes. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png CommuningZ Nightfall
Anguish (PvP).jpg

Anguish (PvP)

Binding Ritual. Creates a level 1...6...7 spirit (15...39...45 second lifespan). Its attacks deal 5...17...20 damage. Double damage to hexed foes. 0 2525 Tango-energy.png 03.003 Tango-activation-darker.png 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png CommuningZ Nightfall
Bloodsong.jpg

Bloodsong

Binding Ritual. Creates a level 1...10...12 spirit (30...126...150 second lifespan). Its attacks steal 5...21...25 Health. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Channeling MagicZ Factions
Bloodsong (PvP).jpg

Bloodsong (PvP)

Binding Ritual. Creates a level 1...7...8 spirit (30...126...150 second lifespan). Its attacks steal 5...21...25 Health. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 03.003 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Channeling MagicZ Factions
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Call to the Spirit Realm

Binding Ritual. Creates three level 7 spirits (60 second lifespan). These spirits' attacks deal 30 damage. 0 2525 Tango-energy.png 03.003 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Z Bonus Mission Pack
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Destruction

Binding Ritual. Create a level 1...11...14 Spirit that dies after 30 seconds. When this Spirit dies, all foes in the area take 5...21...25 damage for each second the Spirit was alive (maximum 150 damage). 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Channeling MagicZ Factions
Destruction (PvP).jpg

Destruction (PvP)

Binding Ritual. Creates a level 1...8...10 spirit (30 second lifespan). On death, it deals 1...8...10 damage for each second it was alive to all foes in the area (maximum 150 damage). 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 03.003 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Channeling MagicZ Factions
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Disenchantment

Binding Ritual. Creates a level 1...10...12 spirit (10...30...35 second lifespan). Its attacks deal 5...17...20 damage and remove one enchantment. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png CommuningZ Factions
Disenchantment (PvP).jpg

Disenchantment (PvP)

Binding Ritual. Creates a level 1...7...8 spirit (10...30...35 second lifespan). Its attacks deal 5...17...20 damage and remove one enchantment. 0 2525 Tango-energy.png 055 Tango-activation-darker.png 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png CommuningZ Factions
Disenchantment (Togo).jpg

Disenchantment

Binding Ritual. Creates a level 6 spirit (27...28 second lifespan). Its attacks deal 15...16 damage and remove one enchantment. 0 2525 Tango-energy.png 055 Tango-activation-darker.png 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png CommuningZ Bonus Mission Pack
Displacement.jpg

Displacement

Binding Ritual. Creates a level 1...11...14 spirit (30...54...60 second lifespan). Non-spirit allies within range have 75% chance to block. Block effect: this spirit takes 60 damage. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png CommuningZ Factions
Displacement (PvP).jpg

Displacement (PvP)

Binding Ritual. Creates a level 1...8...10 spirit (30...54...60 second lifespan). Non-spirit allies within range have 75% chance to block. Block effect: this spirit takes 60 damage. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 03.003 Tango-activation-darker.png 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png CommuningZ Factions
Dissonance.jpg

Dissonance

Binding Ritual. Creates a level 1...10...12 spirit (10...22...25 second lifespan). Its attacks deal 5...17...20 damage and interrupt actions. 0 2525 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png CommuningZ Factions
Dissonance (PvP).jpg

Dissonance (PvP)

Binding Ritual. Creates a level 1...7...8 spirit (10...22...25 second lifespan). Its attacks deal 5...17...20 damage and interrupt actions. 0 2525 Tango-energy.png 055 Tango-activation-darker.png 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png CommuningZ Factions
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Earthbind

Binding Ritual. Creates a level 1...11...14 spirit (15...39...45 second lifespan). Any time non-spirit foes within range are knocked down, they are knocked down for at least 3 seconds. Knock-down cost: this spirit loses 50...30...25 Health. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png CommuningZ Factions
Earthbind (PvP).jpg

Earthbind (PvP)

Binding Ritual. Creates a level 1...8...10 spirit (15...39...45 second lifespan). Any time non-spirit foes within range are knocked down, they are knocked down for at least 3 seconds. Knock-down cost: this spirit loses 50...30...25 Health. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 055 Tango-activation-darker.png 06060 Tango-recharge-darker.png CommuningZ Factions
Empowerment.jpg

Empowerment

Binding Ritual. Creates a level 1...11...14 spirit (15...51...60 second lifespan). Allies in range holding an item gain 15...39...45 maximum Health and 10 maximum Energy. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Spawning PowerZ Nightfall
Empowerment (PvP).jpg

Empowerment (PvP)

Binding Ritual. Creates a level 1...8...10 spirit (15...51...60 second lifespan). Allies in range holding an item gain 15...39...45 maximum Health and 10 maximum Energy. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 03.003 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Spawning PowerZ Nightfall
Gaze of Fury.jpg

Gaze of Fury

Binding Ritual. Destroys a spirit. Creates a level 1...11...14 spirit (30...54...60 second lifespan). Its attacks deal 5...17...20 damage. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Channeling MagicZ Nightfall
Gaze of Fury (PvP).jpg

Gaze of Fury (PvP)

Binding Ritual. Destroys an allied spirit. Creates a level 1...8...10 spirit (30...54...60 second lifespan). Its attacks deal 5...17...20 damage. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Channeling MagicZ Nightfall
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Jack Frost

Binding Ritual. Creates a level 5 Jack Frost (60 second lifespan). It deals 50 damage with snowballs. 0 0 03.003 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Z Core
Life.jpg

Life

Binding Ritual. Creates a level 1...11...14 spirit (20 second lifespan). Affects non-spirit allies within range. End effect: heals for 1...6...7 for each second this spirit was alive. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Restoration MagicZ Factions
Life (PvP).jpg

Life (PvP)

Binding Ritual. Creates a level 1...8...10 spirit (20 second lifespan). Affects non-spirit allies within range. End effect: heals for 1...6...7 for each second this spirit was alive. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 03.003 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Restoration MagicZ Factions
Pain.jpg

Pain

Binding Ritual. Creates a level 1...10...12 spirit (30...126...150 second lifespan). Its attacks deal 5...25...30 damage. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png CommuningZ Factions
Pain (PvP).jpg

Pain (PvP)

Binding Ritual. Creates a level 1...7...8 spirit (30...126...150 second lifespan). Its attacks deal 5...25...30 damage. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 03.003 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png CommuningZ Factions
Preservation.jpg

Preservation

Elite Binding Ritual. Creates a level 1...11...14 spirit (90 second lifespan). Every 4 seconds this spirit heals one non-spirit ally for 10...94...115. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Restoration MagicZ Factions
Preservation (PvP).jpg

Preservation (PvP)

Elite Binding Ritual. Creates a level 1...8...10 Spirit (90 second lifespan). Every 4 seconds this spirit heals one non-spirit ally for 10...94...115. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 03.003 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Restoration MagicZ Factions
Recovery.jpg

Recovery

Binding Ritual. Creates a level 1...11...14 spirit (30...54...60 second lifespan). Conditions on allies in range expire 20...44...50% faster. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Restoration MagicZ Nightfall
Recovery (PvP).jpg

Recovery (PvP)

Binding Ritual. Creates a level 1...8...10 spirit (30...54...60 second lifespan). Conditions on allies in range expire 20...44...50% faster. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 03.003 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Restoration MagicZ Nightfall
Recuperation.jpg

Recuperation

Binding Ritual. Creates a level 1...11...14 spirit (15...39...45 second lifespan). Non-spirit allies within range have +1...3...3 Health regeneration. 0 2525 Tango-energy.png 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png Restoration MagicZ Factions
Recuperation (PvP).jpg

Recuperation (PvP)

Binding Ritual. Creates a level 1...8...10 spirit (15...39...45 second lifespan). Non-spirit allies within range have +1...3...3 Health regeneration. 0 2525 Tango-energy.png 03.003 Tango-activation-darker.png 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png Restoration MagicZ Factions
Rejuvenation.jpg

Rejuvenation

Binding Ritual. Creates a level 1...16...20 spirit (30...78...90 second lifespan). Heals party members in earshot for 3...9...10 each second. Healing cost: this spirit loses 3...9...10 Health. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Restoration MagicZ Eye of the North
Rejuvenation (PvP).jpg

Rejuvenation (PvP)

Binding Ritual. Creates a level 1...13...16 spirit (30...78...90 second lifespan). Heals party members in earshot for 3...9...10 each second. Healing cost: this spirit loses 3...9...10 Health. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 03.003 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Restoration MagicZ Eye of the North
Restoration.jpg

Restoration

Binding Ritual. Creates a level 1...11...14 spirit (30 second lifespan). End effect: resurrects party members in the area with 5...41...50% Health and zero Energy. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png CommuningZ Factions
Restoration (PvP).jpg

Restoration (PvP)

Binding Ritual. Creates a level 1...8...10 spirit (30 second lifespan). End effect: resurrects party members in the area with 5...41...50% Health and zero Energy. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 055 Tango-activation-darker.png 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png CommuningZ Factions
Shadowsong.jpg

Shadowsong

Binding Ritual. Creates a level 1...8...10 spirit (30-second lifespan). Its attacks deal 5...17...20 damage and inflict Blindness condition (1...5...6 second[s]). 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png CommuningZ Factions
Shadowsong (PvP).jpg

Shadowsong (PvP)

Binding Ritual. Creates a level 1...5...6 spirit (30-second lifespan). Its attacks deal 5...17...20 damage and inflict Blindness condition (1...5...6 second[s]). 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 055 Tango-activation-darker.png 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png CommuningZ Factions
Shelter.jpg

Shelter

Binding Ritual. Creates a level 1...10...12 spirit (30...54...60 second lifespan). Non-spirit allies within range cannot lose more than 10% maximum Health from a single attack. Damage prevention cost: this spirit loses 75...51...45 Health. 0 2525 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png CommuningZ Factions
Shelter (PvP).jpg

Shelter (PvP)

Binding Ritual. Creates a level 1...7...8 spirit (30...54...60 second lifespan). Non-spirit allies within range cannot lose more than 10% maximum Health from a single attack. Damage prevention cost: this spirit loses 75...51...45 Health. 0 2525 Tango-energy.png 055 Tango-activation-darker.png 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png CommuningZ Factions
Soothing.jpg

Soothing

Binding Ritual. Creates a level 1...10...12 spirit (15...39...45 second lifespan). Building adrenaline takes twice as long for foes within range. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png CommuningZ Factions
Soothing (PvP).jpg

Soothing (PvP)

Binding Ritual. Creates a level 1...7...8 spirit (15...39...45 second lifespan). Building adrenaline takes twice as long for foes within range. 0 2525 Tango-energy.png 055 Tango-activation-darker.png 06060 Tango-recharge-darker.png CommuningZ Factions
Union.jpg

Union

Binding Ritual. Creates a level 1...10...12 spirit (30...54...60 second lifespan). Whenever a non-spirit ally within range takes damage or life steal, it is reduced by 15 and the spirit takes 15 damage. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png CommuningZ Factions
Union (PvP).jpg

Union (PvP)

Binding Ritual. Creates a level 1...7...8 spirit (30...54...60 second lifespan). Whenever a non-spirit ally within range takes damage or life steal, that damage is reduced by 15 and the spirit takes 15 damage. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 03.003 Tango-activation-darker.png 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png CommuningZ Factions
Vampirism.jpg

Vampirism

Binding Ritual. Creates a level 4...14 spirit (lifespan 75...150 seconds). Its attacks steal 10...20 Health, and you are healed for 10...20. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Sunspear rankZ Nightfall
Wanderlust.jpg

Wanderlust

Elite Binding Ritual. Creates a level 1...10...12 spirit (30...54...60 second lifespan). Its attacks against stationary foes cause knock-down. Knock-down cost: this spirit loses 70...54...50 Health. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png CommuningZ Factions
Wanderlust (PvP).jpg

Wanderlust (PvP)

Elite Binding Ritual. Creates a level 1...7...8 spirit (30...54...60 second lifespan). Its attacks against stationary foes cause knock-down. Knock-down cost: this spirit loses 70...54...50 Health. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 055 Tango-activation-darker.png 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png CommuningZ Factions

Skills that interact with binding rituals[edit]

See also: Summoned creature#Summoned creature interaction skills
Icon Name Description Energy Activation time Recharge time Attribute Campaign
Armor of Unfeeling (PvP).jpg

Armor of Unfeeling (PvP)

Enchantment Spell. (10...30...35 seconds.) You have 10 base damage reduction while casting binding rituals. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png CommuningZ Factions
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Attuned Was Songkai

Elite Item Spell. (45 seconds.) Your spells and binding rituals cost -5...41...50% of the base Energy. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 06060 Tango-recharge-darker.png Spawning PowerZ Factions
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Doom

Spell. Deals 10...34...40 lightning damage (maximum 135) for each of your recharging binding rituals. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 0088 Tango-recharge-darker.png Spawning PowerZ Factions
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Reclaim Essence

Elite Spell. All of your Spirits die. If a Spirit dies in this way, you gain 5...17...20 Energy and all of your Binding Rituals are recharged. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Spawning PowerZ Nightfall
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Ritual Lord

Elite Skill. (5...29...35 seconds.) You have +2...4...4 to all Ritualist attributes for your next skill. If that skill is a Binding Ritual, it recharges 10...50...60% faster and Ritual Lord recharges instantly. Sacrifice}2% Tango-sacrifice.png 0 0 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png Spawning PowerZ Factions
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Soul Twisting

Elite Skill. (5...37...45 seconds.) Your Binding Rituals cost 15 less Energy (minimum 10) and recharge instantly. Ends after 1...3...3 Binding Ritual[s]. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png Spawning PowerZ Factions
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Weapon of Quickening

Elite Weapon Spell. (5...21...25 seconds.) Spells and binding rituals recharge 33% faster. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 0055 Tango-recharge-darker.png CommuningZ Factions