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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 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 certain foes 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. Many foes do not become invulnerable in these conditions, they merely get the rapid regeneration and retreat.

Related effects[edit]

  • Determined.png Determined — Determined to survive and immune to damage.
  • Brilliance.png Righteous Indignation — Cannot be killed and deals more damage.
  • Distortion.png Distortion — Evade all attacks.
  • Renewed Focus.png Renewed Focus — Immune to conditions and damage.
  • Determined.png Resurrection — You're invulnerable.
  • Nutrient.png Nutrient — You have consumed nutrient and have gained some of the great jungle wurm's power! Absorbs one instance of drool.

Effects that prevent damage as part of a specific encounter:

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 — Signet Passive: Improves toughness for you and your pet.
      Signet Active: You and your pet take no damage from attacks. You and your pet are still susceptible to conditions and control effects.
    • 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]


  • The common symbol of Determined.png Determined resembles an ankh, the egyptian hieroglyph for eternal life.

See also[edit]