Swarmblade Form
ClassDruid level 25 skill
DescriptionTransform into an agile Swarmblade, increasing your melee capabilities, and gaining 4 new abilities.

Your mana is replaced with Rage while in swarmblade form. When your Rage reaches 0 you automatically transform back into your human form. Your starting Rage is equal to your maximum mana. Rage slowly decays over time at a constant rate.
Cooldown5.88s
Mana cost0
Speed ScalerNone
Scaling TagsPhysicalMeleeDoTMinionTransformAttunementStrength
Transform Skills
Summon Hive
Dive
Swarm Strike
Human Form
Armblade Slash
Damage
NameSwarm Strike
Base Damage2 Physical
Critical Chance5%
Critical Multiplier200%
Added Damage Scaling
350%
Is HitYes
Delayed Cast
Delay: 0.25s
NameLocust Swarm
Base Damage10 Physical, 10 Poison
Critical Chance0%
Added Damage Scaling
100% (303.03% effectiveness per second)
Is HitNo
Interval0.33s
Radius3.15
Damage TagsMeleeDoT
Delayed Cast
Delay: 0.25s
Non-Damaging
NameSwarmblade Form
Buff
+10% increased Attack Speed
+10% increased Movement Speed
100% less Mana Regen
5 Mana Drain
Skill Tree Nodes
Name
Max
Points
Stats
Related
Skill
Description
Swarmblade Form0
    Transform into an agile Swarmblade, increasing your melee capabilities, and gaining 4 new abilities. Your mana is replaced with Rage while in swarmblade form. When your Rage reaches 0 you automatically transform back into your human form. Your starting Rage is equal to your maximum mana. Rage slowly decays over time at a constant rate.
    Wasp Flight5
    • Attack Speed +5% per point
    • Cast Speed +5% per point
    You have increased attack and cast speed while in Swarmblade form.
    Death by a Thousand Wings5
    • Armblade Bleed Chance +20% per point
    • Dive Bleed Chance +100% per point
    • Locust Bleed Chance +20% per point
    Your Armblade Slash, Dive and Locust hits have a chance to cause enemies to bleed.
    Bloodlust Swarm1
    • Locust Swarm Increased Damage Per Bleed 50%
    • Locust Swarm Area Per Bleed +5%
    • Maximum Area Increase 100%
    When you create a Locust Swarm with Swarm Strike you consume all stacks of bleed from enemies hit by it, causing the Swarm to deal increased damage in a larger area per stack of bleed consumed. The increased area scales up to a maximum.
    Feverous Stings5
    • Poison Chance +20% per point
    • Locust Poison Chance +20% per point
    Yours and your Locusts' hits have a chance to poison enemies.
    Grand Colony3
    • Maximum Locusts +1 per point
    • Summoned Locusts From Hives +1 per point
    You can control additional Locusts and your Hives contain additional Locusts.
    Hive Mind3
    • Locust Summoning Speed from Hives +12% per point
    • Locusts per 3 seconds from Locust Swarm 1 per point
    Hives release Locusts more frequently and if you have an active Locust Swarm it also releases Locusts every second.
    Swarmkeeper's Call1
    • Hives -> Healing Totems 2
    • Summon Hive -> Spriggan Transform
    After using Summon Hive, Human Form is now replaced with Cleanse Hives, which releases all Locusts from up to 2 Hives, replaces them with Healing Totems and transforms you to Spriggan Form. This requires you to have Spriggan Form unlocked.
    Bountiful Hibernacula3
    • Health Gain on Locust Release 10 per point
    • Rage Gain on Locust Release 1 per point
    When a Hive releases a Locust you regain health and Rage.
    Release the Horde3
    • Locusts On Hive Hit +1 per point
    Your Armblade Slash can now hit your own Hives which causes them to release Locusts.
    Frost Bites1
    • Physical -> Cold Damage
    • Poison -> Frostbite Chance
    • Freeze Chance 40
    Swarm Strike and Locust Swarm base and added damage from all sources is converted to cold. Locusts' base melee physcal damage is converted to cold. Consequently this damage scales with increases to cold damage, but not increases to physical damage. They also have a chance to freeze enemies. Poison chance from all sources is converted to Frostbite chance for you and your Locusts and effects related to poison now depend on Frostbite instead while in Swarmblade Form.
    Chitin Sleet Storm5
    • Freeze Rate Multiplier Per Attunement +6% per point
    You and your Locusts have a higher chance of freezing enemies per point of Attunement.
    Spiked Vespiary1
    • Locusts -> Thorn Casts
    • Scales With Thorn Totem Tree
    Your Hives now cast Thorns as if they were Thorn Totems, rather than releasing Locusts. They can cast thorns a limited number of times equal to the number of Locusts they would have released.
    Locust Agility5
    • Dodge Rating +40 per point
    • Armor +40 per point
    You and your Locusts have a higher chance to dodge and additional armor while in Swarmblade Form.
    Water Strider4
    • Maelstrom Stacks On Dive +1 per point
    • Mana As Rage Cost 20% per point
    You cast Maelstrom a number of times when you Dive. This consumes a portion of Maelstrom's mana cost as Rage.
    Springer's Fury3
    • Rage Gain On Dodge +1 per point
    You gain Rage when you dodge.
    Ironclad Beetle1
    • Dodge Rating -> Armor 100%
    All of your dodge rating is converted to armor while in Swarmblade Form.
    Slashing Spiral5
    • Swarm Strike Area +20% per point
    • Locust Swarm Area +20% per point
    • Locust Melee Area +20% per point
    Your Swarm Strike, Locust Swarm and your Locusts' melee attacks all deal damage in a larger area.
    Vampiric Mandibles5
    • Locust Swarm Health Leech +3% per point
    Your Locust Swarm leeches a portion of the damage it deals as health to you.
    Neverending Drove4
    • Locust Swarm Duration +25% per point
    • Hit Damage With Swarm Strike +10% per point
    Locust Swarm lasts longer and Swarm Strike hits deal more damage (multiplicative with other modifiers).
    Swarm's Fury1
    • Locust Swarm Duration +4
    • Swarm Strike -> Werebear Transform
    After using Swarm Strike, Human Form is now replaced with Angered Swarm, which adds 4 seconds to the duration of your Locust Swarm and transforms you to Werebear Form. This requires you to have Werebear Form unlocked.
    Inspiring Swarm1
    • Random Companion Ability After Swarm Strike
    A random active companion uses its active ability after you directly use Swarm Strike.
    Plague of Locusts3
    • Locust Swarm Damage Per Locust +2% per point
    • Poison Chance Per Locust While Swarm Active +4% per point
    Your Locust Swarm deals more damage per Locust consumed (multiplicative with other modifiers) and while the Locust Swarm is active you have additional chance to poison on hit per Locust consumed.
    Earth Stinger5
    • Melee Physical Damage +3 per point
    • Locust Melee Physical Damage +3 per point
    • Swarm Melee Physical Damage Per Locust +3 per point
    You and your Locusts deal additional melee physical damage while in Swarmblade Form and your Locust Swarm deals additional melee physical damage per active Locust consumed when you use Swarm Strike.
    Needle-Like Sting5
    • Base Crit Chance +2% per point
    • Locust Base Crit Chance +2% per point
    You and your Locusts have improved base critical strike chance while in Swarmblade Form.
    Grasshopper's Frenzy1
    • Rage Gain When You Or Locusts Crit +1
    You regain Rage when you or your Locusts critically hit.
    Viper's Call1
    • Serpent Strike Tree Affects Armblade Slashes
    • No Spear Requirement
    Your Serpent Strike tree now applies to Armblade Slashes, and it does not require a spear. This effect does not include the base additional poison chance or increased poison duration from Serpent Strike.
    Endless Pressure3
    • Health Gain On Kill Or Hit +2 per point
    • Rage Gain On Kill Or Hit +2 per point
    You regain health and Rage when you or your Locusts kill an enemy or when you hit a rare enemy or boss.
    Windfury Strikes1
    • Gain Howling Cascade Stacks On Hit With Slash
    • Cast Tornado At 6 Stacks
    You gain a stack of Howling Cascade when you use Armblade Slash and hit at least one enemy. Reaching 6 stacks consumes them to cast Tornado. This consumes Tornado's mana cost.
    Army of the Tempest2
    • Howling Cascade Stacks To Proc Tornado -1 per point
    • Howling Cascade Tornado Damage +40% per point
    Reduce the maximum stacks of Howling Cascade required to cast Tornado, and tornadoes cast via Howling Cascade deal more damage (multiplicative with other modifiers).
    Locust Master1
    • Summon Locust During Slash Cooldown
    • Locust Melee Physical Damage Buff +12
    • Slash Cooldown (seconds) +8
    The first part of the Armblade Slashes combo now has a cooldown. While it is on cooldown Slashes are replaced with Summon Locust. Additionally when you use Armblade Slashes and hit at least one enemy, all existing Locusts gain additional melee physical damage. This buff stacks and does not expire.
    Soaring Scourge1
    • Locust Swarm Damage -> Minion Damage
    Locust Swarm now scales with your minion damage rather than your damage.
    Hornet Nest1
    • Locust Damage +100%
    • Locust Melee Area +100%
    • Locust Health +100%
    • Locust Size +50%
    • Maximum Number Of Locusts -50%
    You can only control half as many Locusts, but they have significantly more health, deal significantly more damage in a larger area (all multiplicative with other modifiers) and are larger.
    Carnage5
    • Damage With Swarm Strike +15% per point
    • Damage With Dive +15% per point
    • Rage On Hit With Swarm Strike And Dive +1 per point
    Swarm Strike and Dive deal more damage and you regain Rage on hit with both skills.