Requires Fox Form Range 5 Meters Mana 210 Cast 1.0 seconds Cooldown 6.0 seconds Weapon Unarmed, Magic instrument
Requisite Cultivation Master of Discord
Blast the target with dark
energy, siphoning their life
force into yourself. Deals base
physical damage plus 6319. Restores 800 to 2000 Health, based on
your Soulforce. Never misses.
Sage version reduces the cooldown by 1 second. Primal version generates 20 Chi.
RequiresFox Form RangeMelee Mana210 Channel0.8seconds Cast1.1seconds Cooldown6.0seconds Chi Gained15 WeaponUnarmed, Magic Instruments
Required CultivationAware of the Void
Bite the enemy with a leeching attack,
dealing base physical damage plus3505.0. Has an80%chance to steal600Health.
Sage version has a 100% chance to steal Health. Demon version steals 800 Health.
RequiresFox Form RangeMelee Channel0.8seconds Cast1.1seconds Cooldown9.0seconds Chi Gained15 WeaponUnarmed, Magic Instruments
Required CultivationMaster of Discord
Devour a portion of your own soul, consuming10%of
your current Health and dealing base physical damage
to the target. After3seconds, you will gain500Mana.
Sage version never misses. Demon version reduces the cooldown by 3 seconds.
Please keep in mind that this is my personal opinion/assessment and experimenting. I tried to be objective but it's still going to be what I think.
One very noticeable thing about Dark Taboo is that it gets rid of channeling and the cast time is reduced to 1 second making it a very quick skill to cast (much like Grudge Strike). This is very good for Demons as they can quickly "sneak" the skill in for some chi during fights in PvE but also during some PvP situations.
The animation, as seen in the video, is very subtle.
Sage one becomes 5 second cooldown and the chi gain is 10. Demon one increases chi gain to 20 chi.
As far as the HP gained is concerned, it's..okay. At 21968 Soulforce my HP healed was a random number between 1000ish and 1400ish. It's probably HP worth a couple of hits (or more) in PvE, not so much on bosses though. In PvP it would highly depend on who and how many you're fighting but it may or may not be HP worth a hit.
For Sages, whilst the skill is decent it's something that doesn't offer anything special so you're better off leaving this skill as last and getting the more important ones.
Reasons to upgrade to Dark Taboo. ~More Damage. Why not? It's especially nice for those who like using Fox Form a lot or those that are HA/LA builds. I'd guess it's mostly beneficial for PvE but as far as I've seen it does hurt on people with low physical defence. It could be a quick finishing move if you're still in Fox Form and the opponent is about to die (much faster than switching forms to cast a skill). ~Chi gain. If you're Demon some extra chi to gain which you might as well get. The skill is quick to cast and subtle. You will need a target, NPC or player. ~Leech & Consume Spirit are not very useful at endgame/at PvP. At endgame, those two skills are honestly kinda obsolete. The 600/800 HP barely makes a difference and Consume Spirit has no uses when MP food is so easy to obtain from tokens, divine quests or just botting (you can get quite a lot of pots through botting).
Reasons to keep Leech & Consume Spirit.
I see no reason not to upgrade unless you auto-cultivate with Leech & Consume Spirit combo. If you're not interested in the latter, then there's no reason not to upgrade.