Plagued (trait)


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This trait became the passive skill Plagued when all traits were removed from the game prior to the press event of July 2011. This is archived for future curiosity and reference. This page is not to be updated with current info; see the skills page for current skill information.

Plagued is a trait possessed by the Witch Doctor. It increases the damage done by his various "Animal and Plague" skills.

Plagued Properties[edit]


  • Clvl Req: 43
  • Description: Increases damage done by Animal and Plague skills.
  • Max points: 3
    • Rank One: Unknown.
    • Rank Two: Unknown.
    • Rank Three: Unknown.
  • Lore: Not yet known.


This is a Witch Doctor-only trait.


This skill increases the damage done by all Animal and Plague skills. It's not at all clear which skills qualify under this description. A few that definitely qualify:

Other Witch Doctor skills that might qualify, but seem less certain.

  • Mongrels -- These pets look like animals, but they're technically called "Zombie Dogs," so are probably ineligible for this bonus.
  • Corpse Spiders -- Spiders are "animals?" so probably eligible, even though they come from a zombie corpse.
  • Poison Dart -- Poison damage = plague.
  • Grasp of the Dead -- Slows and deals damage. Is the damage plague-based? Or from undead, and therefor ineligible?
  • Hex -- Summons a Fetish that curses and damages enemies. Is the damage considered plague or animal based?
  • Acid Cloud -- Deals poison damage. Is that "plague?"
  • Parasite -- A "spell attack" that summons a Mongrel from the corpse. What sort of damage is the initial "spell attack?"
  • Spirit Barrage -- "Spirit bolts" bombard the target area. Probably not "plague" damage.