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Note: Before Occultism was announced by Trion as the official English name of this skill set, it was referred to as Death or Necromancy by the ArcheAge community.



If the hero chooses this path, he or she will be subject to all the mysteries of the underworld.
Patroness of such charmers is considered goddess Nui.

A hybrid tree, Occultism sacrifices some damage for crowd control. Unlike Sorcery, which is mostly damage, Occultism offers a variety of effects that occur instead of, or in addition to, its damaging effects. These include a lifesteal, an accuracy debuff, a snare, a pushback, and others. Occultism's passives all benefit magic damage, making it most useful when complementing other magic-based skillsets.



Name Occultism Reqs Description* Cost* Cast Time* Cooldown* Range* Effects Combos
Mana Stars.png Mana Stars Level 1 Launches your mana as a razor-sharp crystal, dealing (0 + 50% Magic Attack) Magic Damage and triggering Fetter. Combo increase damage +2% up to a max of 20%. Very fast; no cooldown. Hold for continuous use. 24 Mana Instant None Single 0-20m
Crippling Mire.png Crippling Mire Level 3 Reduces an enemy's Move Speed -30% and deals (336 + 440% Magic Attack) Magic Damage over 4.5sec. Damage increases over time. Spell ends if you move. 82 Mana Channeled 18 Seconds Single 0-20m Effectslow.png Effectbleeding.png
(+30% damage)
Hell Spear.png Hell Spear Level 10 Summons spears from the underworld to pierce all enemies within 6m. Deals (72 + 300% Magic Attack) Magic Damage and Impales targets for 1.7sec. 177 Mana Instant 27 Seconds 6m PBAoE Effectimpaled2.png Effectimpaled2.png
(+48% damage)
Absorb Lifeforce.png Absorb Lifeforce Level 15 Deals (384 + 350% Magic Attack) Magic Damage over 6.5sec to an enemy and heals caster for an equal amount. The spell ends with movement. 157 Mana Channeled 36 Seconds Single 0-20m Effectstun.png
(+46% damage)
(+50% damage)
Summon Crows.png Summon Crows Level 20 Summons crows to attack all enemies within 5m. Reduces enemies' Physical Accuracy and deals (120 + 200% Magic Attack) Magic Damage over 5sec. 263 Mana Instant 30 Seconds 5m PBAoE Effectimpaled2.png
Mana Force.png Mana Force Level 25 Shoves an enemy away, dealing (144 + 200% Magic Attack) Magic Damage. Restores Mana equal to half that amount. 157 Mana Instant 60 Seconds Single 0-10m Effectfeared.png
(+101% damage)
Telekinesis.png Telekinesis Level 30 Allows the caster to control an enemy for a maximum of 12sec. Prevents target from doing anything but obeying its master. 138 Mana 2.0 Seconds 60 Seconds Single 0-20m
Retribution.png Retribution Level 35 Returns 50% of received Melee Damage to the enemy. Lasts 10sec. Doesn't trigger a global cooldown. 118 Mana Instant 30 Seconds Caster Only
Stillness.png Stillness Level 40 Interrupts all enemy casting within 5 meters and inflicts Silence for 3.5sec. Removes all Fear effects from caster. 414 Mana Instant 45 Seconds 5m PBAoE Effectsilenced.png
Urgency.png Urgency Level 45 Reduced cooldown for Occultism skills -9 seconds. Lasts 1m30sec. 526 Mana 5.0 Seconds None Caster Only Effecturgency.png
Summom Wraith.png Summon Wraith Level 50 Summons a Wraith that deals (264 + 140% Magic Attack) Magic Damage per second for a maximum of 9 seconds to all enemies within 7 meters. Inflicts enemies with the Wraith Curse, reducing Move Speed, Attack Speed, and Cast Speed. 940 Mana Instant 60 Seconds 7m PBAoE
File:Deaths Vengeance.png Death's Vengeance Lv55 As you die, blasts your remaining energy to deal (1448 + 402% Magic Attack) Magic Damage to enemies within 15m. 1183 Mana 3 Seconds None Self

*Base values of Rank 1 skills. Values scale off ability rank, equipped items, and character level. **Mana Stars has an incorrect description, it no longer inflicts Distressed. As of CBT4, Mana Stars inflicts the Fetter effect, resulting in reduced enemy move speed (1%) and skill damage (2%)


Name Occultism Reqs Description
Enhanced Mana Recovery.png Enhanced Mana Recovery Skill Points 2+ Increases Mana Regen +7 every 1 second.
Reprisal.png Reprisal Skill Points 4+ Increases Magic Critical Chance +20% for 10 seconds after receiving critical damage. Disabled for 30 seconds if triggered too often. Does not apply to healing skills.
Caster's Enrichment.png Caster's Enrichment Skill Points 6+ Decreases health regen -15 every 1 second while not in combat and increases mana regen +15 every 1 second while not casting.
File:Macabre Reach.png Macabre Reach Skill Points 7+ Increases Magic Critical Damage +20%. Does not apply to healing skills.
Overpowered Spell Locus.png Overpowered Spell Locus Skill Points 8+ Upon receiving damage, increases Magic Attack +15% for 7 seconds and stacks up to 5 times. Movement cancels the effect.
Intensified Harm.png Intensified Harm Skill Points 9+ Increases Magic Critical Damage +50% for 6 seconds after receiving critical damage. Disabled for 30 seconds if triggered too often. Does not apply to healing skills.
File:Death's Beckoning.png Death's Beckoning Skill Points 10+ Decreases Occultism skill cooldown -20%.


Occultism self-combos: Effectdistressed.pngEffectimpaled2.png - if distressed Effectstun.png

Class Occultism combos with class Class combos with Occultism Both classes have
Archery Effectslow.png - if impaled Effectpoison.png if distressed Effectstun.png Effectbleeding.png - if slowed Effectstun.png Effectslow.png - if slowed/distressed Effectstun.png
Auramancy Effectslow.png none none
Battlerage Effectslow.pngEffecturgency.png none Effectslow.png
Defense Effectslow.png - if distressed Effectstun.png Effectstun.png Effectsilenced.png - if distressed Effectstun.png
Shadowplay Effectslow.png - if distressed Effectstun.png Effectdistressed.pngEffectstun.png Effectdistressed.png - if distressed Effectstun.png if impaled Effectpoison.png
Songcraft none Effectstun.png - if charmed Effectfeared.png if distressed Effectstun.png if charmed Effectslow.png
Sorcery Effectimpaled2.png Effectstun.png Effectslow.png - if distressed Effectstun.png
Vitalism Effectimpaled2.png Effectimpaled2.png Effectimpaled2.png
Witchcraft Effectsilenced.png - if distressed Effectstun.png Effectfeared.pngEffectstun.png if distressed Effectstun.png