For the Diablo II spell, see Decrepify (Diablo II).

Class: Necromancer (Diablo III)
Required Level: 14
Skill Category: Curses
Cost: 10 Essence

A crippling curse that reduces the enemies’ movement speed by 75% and their damage done by 30% for 30 seconds.

Damage Type: Physical
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Decrepify is a Curse Necromancer skill in Diablo III, functioning similarly to Weaken and Decrepify from the previous game (though it does not reduce Physical resistance anymore).


When activated, this skill curses the ground within the targeted area for 1 second. Any enemy touched by it will be cursed for 30 seconds.

Unlike Diablo II Curses, in Diablo III multiple curses can afflict the same target.


  • Dizzying Curse: Cursed enemies have a 10% chance to be stunned for 2 seconds when hit.
  • Enfeeblement: Increase the potency of the movement speed reduction to 100%, decaying by 5% with every second for 5 seconds. Remaining duration uses the regular 75% speed reduction.
  • Wither: Damage reduction increases to 40%, but curse no longer reduces movement speed.
  • Opportunist: Gain a 3% movement speed increase for every enemy cursed, up to 30%.
  • Borrowed Time: Gain 1% cooldown reduction for every enemy cursed, up to 20%. This does not reduce the remaining cooldowns, only decreases the future ones.

Non-rune enhancementsEdit

  • Cursed Scythe: Enemies hit by the Scythe have a 15% chance to be inflicted with a random Curse of the Necromancer's arsenal; these curses do benefit from runes and enhancements, if any.
  • Trag'oul's Corroded Fang (Legendary Scythe): The Cursed Scythe rune gains a 100% chance to apply a curse and increases damage against cursed enemies by 175-200%.
  • Dayntee's Binding (Legendary Belt): the Necromancer gains a 40-50% reduction to all damage taken while Decrepify is active on at least one foe.
  • Spear of Jairo (Legendary Spear): The Necromancer's Thorns is increased by 10-15% for every enemy afflicted by a Curse.
  • Briggs' Wrath (Legendary Ring): Uncursed enemies are pulled to the targeted location when a Curse is applied to them.
  • Cursed Form: While active, Simulacrum makes all Curse skills apply all three curses to each target, even if the Necromancer does not have the other two Curses on their skill set.


  • Eternal Torment: reduces Essence cost by 50% and increases duration to 5 minutes.
  • Spreading Malediction: Increases the Necromancer's damage done by 1% for every enemy afflicted by any Curse.