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33% Skill Recharge Rate.

— In-game description

Alacrity is an effect unique to mesmers specialized as chronomancers and revenants with the Salvation specialization. It increases the rate at which skills recharge by 33%, therefore making skills recharge in ~75% of the original time.

For every second under the effect of alacrity, skills recharge 1.33 seconds. If the alacrity expires before the skill is recharged, the actual recharge time is:

actual recharge time = original recharge time - 0.33 * alacrity duration

If the cooldown of the skill expires before the alacrity does, the actual recharge time is:

actual recharge time = original recharge time / 1.33

For example, a skill with a 10 second cooldown will recharge in about 7.5 seconds, as long as you're under the effect of alacrity for the whole time.

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  • Alacrity cannot be applied to characters that already have over 40 seconds of Alacrity applied to them. This limit increases to 60 seconds for mesmers with the [Chronomancer Improved AlacrityAlacrity applied to you lasts longer.] trait. Additionally there is an application cap of 9 alacrity applications.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed effect history, see here.

Patch Changes
January 26, 2016
  • The effects of this buff have been reduced from 66% recharge reduction to 33% recharge reduction.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Alacrity has been added to the game.