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Immune to conditions and damage.

— In-game description

Invulnerability is an effect that prevents the target from taking damage, receiving conditions, or being affected by control effects. It does not prevent damage from existing conditions, fall damage, or environmental traps. The effect is characterized by an "Invulnerable" message whenever a character would take damage from an attack. It is automatically placed on many creatures during various preceding or ending scenes of events. It is also placed on downed and rallied players for one second. Its purpose is to maintain plot elements such as preventing key NPCs from dying or to avoid exploits. Determined is a similar effect going by different name, but the two are essentially the same.

Invulnerable targets destroy all projectiles they come in contact with - this means projectiles with Pierce, or projectiles that don't directly do attacks (e.g. Infiltrator's Arrow) can be effectively bodyblocked by a target with the Invulnerability effect.

If a player aggroes a foe and then moves to a position where the foe cannot attack, they will turn invulnerable, regenerate health rather quickly after a short time, and move back to its original location. This prevents players from using the terrain to attack from a position where enemies can't reach them. The trigger for the effect can be hard to avoid, especially if a player falls down a ledge or if there is minor variations in the terrain. This effect is not universal, as foe can be invulnerable to one player and still take damage from other sources.

Related effects[edit]

Profession skills[edit]

  • Skills which prevent damage, but not conditions or control effects (the enemy still technically does damage so their on-hit or on-crit effects will trigger, unlike with actual invulnerability):
    • Ranger tango icon 20px.png
      Signet of Stone.png
       Signet of Stone — Passive: Improves toughness for you and your pet.
      Active: You and your pet takes no damage from attacks.You and your pet are still susceptible to conditions and control effects.
    • Ranger tango icon 20px.png
      "Protect Me".png
       "Protect Me" — Instead of attacking, your pet will protect you by absorbing all damage you would take.
    • Warrior tango icon 20px.png
      Endure Pain.png
       Endure Pain — Take no damage from attacks. You are still susceptible to conditions and crowd control effects.

Racial skills[edit]

  • Sylvari tango icon 20px.png
    Take Root.png
     Take Root — Take root at your current location, becoming immobile, but causing several turrets to grow nearby.

Bundle skills[edit]