Spell Icon Torment of Shadows  


1: Decrease Hitpoints by 75 per tick. Max: None. Calculates to current max level
2: Decrease Movement by 11% (L1) to 75% (L56)

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Mana: 0 Casting Time: Instant
Recast Time: 0 Fizzle Time: 0
Resist: Magic Range: 200
Location: Any Time of Day: Any
Reflectable: No Focusable: Yes
Dispellable: Yes Interruptable: Yes
Short Buff Box: No Target Type: Single
Spell Type: Detrimental Source: Live 12/06


Cast on you: Your mind is filled by fear and terror from the shadows.
Cast on other: Soandso is gripped by shadows of fear and terror.
Effect Fades: The shadows release your mind.

Game Description

Consumes your target in shadows, slowing movement rate and causing between 75 and @1 damage every 6 seconds for up to 6 secs (1 ticks @L1 to 1.6 mins @L32).

Items with this effect

Quick Facts

1 ticks @L1 to 1.6 mins @L32
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cast time
# May 14 2007 at 8:15 PM Rating: Decent
I love the many different cast times listed:

9 seconds
12 - 15 seconds

I'll find out for myself when I finish the quest, but come on people. If you know, you know. If you don't know, shut up.
# Apr 28 2004 at 5:46 PM Rating: Decent
Just keep your other snare memmed then pull with this one and use the other one when it fades

Bank it
# Mar 08 2004 at 2:05 AM Rating: Decent
Lvl 63 Embracing Darkness > Epic
RE: Bank it
# Mar 20 2004 at 2:34 PM Rating: Good
I'd say the clicky effect is better than Embracing Darkness. The reasons why are:

casting time:
epic = instant
ED = 3.2 sec

recast time:
epic = 0
ED = 2 sec

epic = 0
ED = 200

amount of snare:
epic = 65%
ED = 75% (comparable)

epic = 75 hp/tick (12.5 DPS)
ED = 70 hp/tick (11.7 DPS)

It is true that the resist check modifier on Embracing Darkness is a bit better (-20 for ED; 0 for epic), but the difference will not be noticable most of the time. The aspect where ED does excel relative to this clicky effect is the duration: 2 minutes for ED; 1.6 minutes for epic. Also, the total damage done is greater for ED (1400 hp over 2 minutes for ED versus 1200 hp over 1.6 minutes for clicky).

However, given that it is mana-free AND instant casting time makes this effect very useful.

-- Scruetayp Vivisectivore, 56 Iksar Necromancer, Quellious Server
RE: Bank it
# Jun 05 2004 at 10:48 AM Rating: Decent
Despite what the spell information says there, the clicky on this is not instant. My necromancer doesn't have this yet admittedly, but I've talked with those that do have their epics, and the cast time is 9 seconds.
RE: Bank it
# Mar 09 2005 at 10:08 PM Rating: Decent
Unless they've changed everyones but mine, its a 9 second cast time... great to start the pull, after that use the 63rd one or better.
RE: Bank it
# Apr 16 2005 at 10:33 AM Rating: Decent
There's nothing "great" about using a spell that takes 9 seconds to cast, while wandering mobs may come into it's agro range (getting adds) or pulling with a snare, lengthening the time it takes for the mob to get to your camp, thereby increasing the chance of adds again. Oh, and don't forget your tank will have to work harder to keep ahead of you on agro list if the first spell that hits is your DoT/Snare. Just an opinion from a ranger who's pulled countless mobs of all levels.
RE: Bank it
# Aug 07 2005 at 8:21 PM Rating: Decent
Just a thought Yoram, but i think they ment when your pulling a mob agro kiting.... not in a group, if you pulled with this in a group that was tanking, you would be kiting it untill the tank managed to pull it off you, but i think any necro who actually has managed to get epic should know that
RE: Bank it
# Apr 29 2005 at 1:07 PM Rating: Decent
lengthy or not manafree is hawt
RE: Bank it
# Jan 19 2007 at 11:52 PM Rating: Decent
8,187 posts
[quote][/quote]Best post ever!
Things I sometimes play...

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Do focus effects work on epic clicky effect?
# Jan 03 2004 at 11:12 PM Rating: Decent
Do focus effects work on epic clicky effect? Will an affliction haste item or burning affliction affect it? If so, that would be cool. Especially affliction haste (33% reduction in casting time). That would make it a 6 second cast time.
RE: Do focus effects work on epic clicky effect?
# May 03 2004 at 6:54 AM Rating: Default
If this effect works the same way as the druid epic dot, then no, it's not affected by Burning Affliction. Also, it's an instaclick, so no need for Affliction Haste. :)
9 second cast time
# Sep 05 2003 at 11:56 PM Rating: Decent
Just got my epic tonight and it is a 9 sec cast time
fear spell ?
# Aug 25 2003 at 9:13 AM Rating: Decent
Just wondering if the targets mind is filled with fear and terror is it a fear snare dot combo ? or just bad wording.
RE: fear spell ?
# Sep 09 2003 at 7:13 PM Rating: Decent
Ya its just a snare dot combo no fear.
shame on the long casting time
# Jun 17 2003 at 9:23 AM Rating: Decent
32 posts
pity the casting time is that long, makes it so much less then alot of other epic items of other classes. Using snare is one of my necros pulling style and lately i have been soloing mobs which wont be killed before the snare has faded and a recasting time of 12-15 secs will mean one dead necro...

Edited, Tue Jun 17 09:44:12 2003
RE: shame on the long casting time
# Oct 30 2003 at 4:19 PM Rating: Good
First, it is a 9 second cast. Second, if you cant resnare a mob as it is moving and recast fear to keep it going while your pet is smoking it from the back then you need to hang up your scythe. I have a staff of dreaded gaze that I regularly use to fear kite in SF. It has a 7 second cast time as apposed to reg invoke fear spell of 3 seconds or so. You get used to it and it never comes into play the cast time. I mean who cares if you cast it evertime you stop? It doesnt cost you any mana to chain cast it if you want.
RE: shame on the long casting time
# Jun 20 2003 at 12:50 AM Rating: Default
not really, for one this dot lasts along time. Around 2 1/2 min i believe, number 2 i mean if a mob is feared thats easy just resnare b4 it fades =P if you are ina tight confind area, m hellow WE do get root, an my root button works just fine.

btw atleast necro epic see's useage some epics /cough warrior 2hs version isn't even worth using, or just the normal 14/24's since hell i am using a 14/22 an a 12/20 so dunno /shrug. only thing making the epic better is the proc.

Edited, Fri Jun 20 01:10:17 2003
#REDACTED, Posted: Jul 16 2003 at 12:30 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) "only thing making the epic better is the proc."
#REDACTED, Posted: Sep 05 2003 at 1:58 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Idiot hes talking about the warrior epic
Not instant
# Feb 26 2003 at 11:10 AM Rating: Decent
It's the necro epic snare, its 12 or 15 second cast time.
# Feb 23 2003 at 4:28 AM Rating: Default
/drool insta-click snare
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