Life stealing

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the life stealing definition. For the effect of vampiric weapons, see Life Draining.

Life stealing means transferring life from the target to the user.

It can be caused by skills, most notably those of Necromancers and Ritualists. Some monsters also have skills which cause life stealing, for example Twisting Jaws.

Life stealing does not count as damage or healing, therefore it ignores armor and bypasses most forms of protection.

If your character uses a skill or effect that would steal more Health than a foe actually has, the foe will lose all of its health plus 1, and your character will gain exactly that much health.

Skills that cause life stealing[edit]

IconNameDescriptionSacrificeEnergyActivation timeRecharge timeProf.AttributeCampaign
"It's Good to Be King!".jpg "It's Good to Be King!" Elite Shout. You steal 50 Health from allies within earshot. These allies move 50% faster for 20 seconds. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 06060 Tango-recharge-darker.png monsteraMonsterZ Prophecies
Angorodon's Gaze.jpg Angorodon's Gaze Spell. Steals 10...42...50 Health. You gain 3...10...12 Energy if you have a condition. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png necromanceraNecromancerSoul ReapingZ Eye of the North
Avatar of Grenth.jpg Avatar of Grenth Elite Form. (10...74...90 seconds.) Your scythe attacks deal dark damage and steal 0...10...12 Health. You are immune to Disease. Apply Disease to all adjacent foes (3 seconds) when you lose a Dervish enchantment. This skill is disabled for 45 seconds. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png dervishaDervishMysticismZ Nightfall
Blood Drinker.jpg Blood Drinker Spell. Steals 20...56...65 Health. You begin Bleeding (10 seconds) if your Health is above 50%. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 0088 Tango-recharge-darker.png necromanceraNecromancerBlood MagicZ Factions
Blood of the Aggressor.jpg Blood of the Aggressor Spell. Steal 5...37...45 Health. Inflicts Weakness (3...10...12 seconds) if target foe was attacking. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 0055 Tango-recharge-darker.png necromanceraNecromancerBlood MagicZ 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 ritualistaRitualistChanneling 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 ritualistaRitualistChanneling MagicZ Factions
Consume Soul.jpg Consume Soul Elite Spell. Steals 5...49...60 Health. Deal 25...105...125 damage to hostile summoned creatures in the area of target foe. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 0055 Tango-recharge-darker.png ritualistaRitualistSpawning PowerZ Factions
Defiant Was Xinrae.jpg Defiant Was Xinrae Elite Item Spell. (15...51...60 seconds.) You cannot lose more than 20% of your max Health from a single hit. Drop effect: steal 5...41...50 Health from nearby foes. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png ritualistaRitualistRestoration MagicZ Factions
Feast of Corruption.jpg Feast of Corruption Elite Spell. Deals 16...67...80 damage to target and adjacent foes. Steal 8...34...40 Health from each hexed foe. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png necromanceraNecromancerCursesZ Prophecies
Feast of Vengeance.jpg Feast of Vengeance Spell. You steal 150 Health from target foe. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 0088 Tango-recharge-darker.png aAnyZ Prophecies
Grenth's Aura.jpg Grenth's Aura Flash Enchantment Spell. (20 seconds.) You deal 5...21...25 less damage and steal 5...21...25 Health when you hit with a scythe. Initial effect: steal 5...21...25 Health from all adjacent foes. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png dervishaDervishWind PrayersZ Eye of the North
Heal as One.jpg Heal as One Elite Skill. (15 seconds.) Your pet's attacks steal 1...16...20 Health. Initial effect: heals you and your pet for 20...87...104; resurrects your pet (50% Health) if dead. If you have this equipped, your pet will travel with you. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 0055 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRangerBeast MasteryZ Factions
Insidious Parasite.jpg Insidious Parasite Hex Spell. (5...13...15 seconds.) Steal 15...39...45 Health whenever target foe hits with an attack. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.pngnecromanceraNecromancerCursesZ Prophecies
Lifebane Strike.jpg Lifebane Strike Spell. Deals 12...41...48 damage. Steals 12...41...48 Health if target foe's Health is above 50%. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png necromanceraNecromancerBlood MagicZ Factions
Mark of Subversion.jpg Mark of Subversion Hex Spell. (6 seconds.) Target foe's next spell fails and you steal 10...76...92 Health. No effect unless this foe's spell targeted one of its allies. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png necromanceraNecromancerBlood MagicZ Prophecies
Nightmare Weapon.jpg Nightmare Weapon Weapon Spell. (12 seconds.) Target ally's attacks steal 10...42...50 Health but deal 10...42...50 less damage. Ends after 3 attacks. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png ritualistaRitualistChanneling MagicZ Factions
Order of the Vampire.jpg Order of the Vampire Elite Enchantment Spell. Enchants all party members (5 seconds.) These party members steal 3...13...16 Health with each physical damage attack. Party members under another Necromancer enchantment are not affected. Sacrifice}17% Tango-sacrifice.png 055 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 0055 Tango-recharge-darker.png necromanceraNecromancerBlood MagicZ Prophecies
Ravenous Gaze.jpg Ravenous Gaze Elite Spell. Deals 15...27...30 damage and steals 15...27...30 Health from target and nearby foes. Sacrifice}8% Tango-sacrifice.png 011 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png necromanceraNecromancerBlood MagicZ Nightfall
Shadow Strike.jpg Shadow Strike Spell. Deals 12...41...48 damage. Steal up to 12...41...48 Health if this foe was above 50% Health. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.pngnecromanceraNecromancerBlood MagicZ Prophecies
Soul Leech.jpg Soul Leech Elite Hex Spell. (10 seconds.) Steal 16...67...80 Health whenever target foe casts a spell. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png necromanceraNecromancerBlood MagicZ Prophecies
Spiritleech Aura.jpg Spiritleech Aura Skill. (5...17...20 seconds.) All of your spirits within earshot deal 5...17...20 less damage and steal 5...17...20 Health when they attack. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png ritualistaRitualistRestoration MagicZ Eye of the North
Star Servant.jpg Star Servant Skill. Summon a level 25 celestial horror. Your party members gain 25 Health and 3 Energy each time the celestial horror lands an attack. 0 0 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png morale boostmorale boost Tango-recharge-darker.png necromanceraNecromancerZ Factions
Strip Enchantment.jpg Strip Enchantment Spell. Removes 0...2...2 enchantment[s] from target foe. Removal effect: you steal 5...53...65 Health. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.pngnecromanceraNecromancerBlood MagicZ Core
Taste of Death.jpg Taste of Death Spell. Steals 100...340...400 Health from allied undead servant. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 0 necromanceraNecromancerDeath MagicZ Core
Taste of Undeath.jpg Taste of Undeath Elite Spell. Steal up to 500 health from target ally. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 0044 Tango-recharge-darker.png monsteraMonsterZ Prophecies
Touch of Dhuum.jpg Touch of Dhuum Touch Skill. Steal 100 Health from target foe. That foe receives 15% Death Penalty. If Touch of Dhuum steals health from a foe with 60% Death Penalty, that foe dies. 0 0 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png aAnyZ Core
Twisting Jaws.jpg Twisting Jaws Touch Skill. Steals 120 Health; inflicts a Deep Wound and Bleeding (10 seconds). 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png aAnyZ Eye of the North
Unholy Feast.jpg Unholy Feast Spell. Steals 10...54...65 Health from 1...3...4 foe[s] in the area around you. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 0088 Tango-recharge-darker.png necromanceraNecromancerBlood MagicZ Core
Unholy Feast (PvP).jpg Unholy Feast (PvP) Spell. Steals 10...54...65 Health from 1...3...4 foe[s] in the area around you. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png necromanceraNecromancerBlood MagicZ Core
Vampiric Assault.jpg Vampiric Assault Dual Attack. Steals 10...34...40 Health if this attack hits. Must follow an off-hand attack. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0088 Tango-recharge-darker.png assassinaAssassinDeadly ArtsZ Eye of the North
Vampiric Bite.jpg Vampiric Bite Touch Skill. Steals 29...65...74 Health. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 0022 Tango-recharge-darker.png necromanceraNecromancerBlood MagicZ Factions
Vampiric Gaze.jpg Vampiric Gaze Spell. Steals 18...52...60 Health. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 0088 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.pngnecromanceraNecromancerBlood MagicZ Core
Vampiric Spirit.jpg Vampiric Spirit Elite Enchantment Spell. Steal 5...41...50 Health from target foe. You have +5...9...10 Health regeneration (10 seconds). 0 055 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 0088 Tango-recharge-darker.png necromanceraNecromancerBlood MagicZ Factions
Vampiric Swarm.jpg Vampiric Swarm Spell. Steals 15...51...60 Health. Hits 2 additional foes in the area. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 0088 Tango-recharge-darker.png necromanceraNecromancerBlood MagicZ Factions
Vampiric Touch.jpg Vampiric Touch Touch Skill. Steals 29...65...74 Health. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 0022 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.pngnecromanceraNecromancerBlood MagicZ Prophecies
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 ritualistaRitualistSunspear rankZ Nightfall
Vampirism (attack).jpg Vampirism Ranged Attack. Steals 10...20 Health. 0 0 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 0 monsteraMonsterSunspear rankZ Nightfall
Vengeful Was Khanhei.jpg Vengeful Was Khanhei Elite Item Spell. (5...10...11 seconds.) You steal 5...29...35 Health from every foe that hits you with an attack. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png ritualistaRitualistRestoration MagicZ Factions
Vengeful Weapon.jpg Vengeful Weapon Weapon Spell. (8 seconds.) Steals 15...51...60 Health from the next foe that deals damage or life steal to target ally. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 0033 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.pngritualistaRitualistRestoration MagicZ Factions
Weapon of Remedy.jpg Weapon of Remedy Elite Weapon Spell. (8 seconds.) The next time target ally takes damage or life steal from a foe, this ally steals 15...63...75 Health from that foe and loses 1 condition. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 0033 Tango-recharge-darker.png ritualistaRitualistRestoration MagicZ Nightfall
Xinrae's Weapon.jpg Xinrae's Weapon Elite Weapon Spell. (8 seconds). The next time target ally takes damage from a foe, that damage is limited to 5% of target ally's max Health and that ally steals 20...68...80 Health from that foe. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 0033 Tango-recharge-darker.png ritualistaRitualistRestoration MagicZ Nightfall

Skills that interact with life stealing[edit]

IconNameDescriptionEnergyActivation timeRecharge timeProf.AttributeCampaign
Life Sheath.jpg Life Sheath Elite Enchantment Spell. (8 seconds.) Converts the next incoming damage or life steal (maximum 20...84...100) to healing. Initial effect: Removes 0...2...2 condition[s]. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 0022 Tango-recharge-darker.png monkaMonkProtection PrayersZ Factions
Reversal of Fortune.jpg Reversal of Fortune Enchantment Spell. (8 seconds.) Converts the next incoming damage or life steal (maximum 15...67...80) to healing. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 0022 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.pngmonkaMonkProtection PrayersZ Core
Shielding Hands.jpg Shielding Hands Enchantment Spell. (8 seconds.) Reduces incoming damage and life steal by 3...15...18. End effect: heals for 5...41...50 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.pngmonkaMonkProtection PrayersZ Core
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.pngritualistaRitualistCommuningZ Factions
Vengeful Weapon.jpg Vengeful Weapon Weapon Spell. (8 seconds.) Steals 15...51...60 Health from the next foe that deals damage or life steal to target ally. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 0033 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.pngritualistaRitualistRestoration MagicZ Factions
Weapon of Remedy.jpg Weapon of Remedy Elite Weapon Spell. (8 seconds.) The next time target ally takes damage or life steal from a foe, this ally steals 15...63...75 Health from that foe and loses 1 condition. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 0033 Tango-recharge-darker.png ritualistaRitualistRestoration MagicZ Nightfall

See also[edit]

See also: Order of damage modifiers