Keen Edge

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Keen Edge

45 Recharge time  

Ranger tango icon 20px.png Marksmanship

Use Sharpening Stone when you strike a foe below the health threshold.

 Radius.png Health Threshold: 75%
 Sharpening Stone.png Sharpening Stone (30s): Attacks inflict bleeding.

— In-game description


  • This trait sometimes fails to activate until striking a foe below a health threshold of 50%.
  • Having Wilderness Knowledge active will cause this trait to trigger at a threshold around 30% lower than it normally would.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • This trait has been removed from the game.
April 15, 2014
  • This trait is now classified as a Survival skill.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the trait to trigger at 50% health rather than the indicated 75%.
August 06, 2013
  • The buff provided when this skill is activated will now properly display the remaining number of charges.
June 25, 2013
  • This trait now activates when the player strikes a target whose health is below 50%, instead of when the player's health reaches 75%.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Keen Edge has been added to the game.