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Deals damage every second; heal potency decreased by 33%; stacks intensity.

— In-game description

Poison 40px.png Poison is a condition that inflicts damage over time and stacks intensity, however the heal potency decrease is unaffected by the number of stacks on a foe, which can stack up to 1500 times. Characters suffering from poison appear green tinted. Damage is determined by the following formula:

(0.06 * Condition Damage) + (0.375 * Level) + 3.5 damage per stack per second,
(0.06 * Condition Damage) + 33.5 damage per stack per second at level 80.

Related skills[edit]

See also: Condition#Related skills

Skills that poison[edit]

Weapon skills that apply poison[edit]

Underwater weapon skills that apply poison[edit]

Utility skills that apply poison[edit]

Elite skills that apply poison[edit]

Skills with special conditions that apply poison[edit]

Downed skills that apply poison[edit]

Combos that apply poison[edit]

Skills that remove poison[edit]

Healing skills that remove poison[edit]

Skills with special conditions that remove poison[edit]

Related traits[edit]

See also: Condition#Related traits

Traits that apply poison[edit]

Traits that improve poison[edit]

  • Ranger tango icon 20px.png Wilderness Survival Poison Master — After swapping pets, your pet's first attack will inflict poison; your poison damage is increased.
  • Thief tango icon 20px.png Deadly Arts Potent Poison — Increased poison duration. Poison deals increased damage.
  • Thief tango icon 20px.png Deadly Arts Lotus PoisonWeaken targets when you poison them.
  • Revenant tango icon 20px.png Corruption (specialization) Venom Enhancement — When you apply torment, also apply poison. Poison lasts longer.

Traits that benefit from poison on self[edit]

Traits that benefit from poison on foes[edit]

Traits that remove poison[edit]

Related equipment[edit]

See also: Condition#Related equipment

Upgrade components that apply poison[edit]



Upgrade components that affect poison on foes[edit]



Related consumables[edit]

See also: Condition#Related consumables


  • When poison is applied to a character they will occasionally shout out one of the following lines, depending on their race and gender.
Race Gender
Male Female
Asura tango icon 20px.png Asura High toxicity! I need an antidote!
Charr tango icon 20px.png Charr Venom...too strong... It's poison!
Human tango icon 20px.png Human Venom... too strong... Venom... too strong...
Norn tango icon 20px.png Norn I'm poisoned! Ugh, poison...
Sylvari tango icon 20px.png Sylvari It's poisonous! I've been poisoned...


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  • Prior to the G-Star Demo, this condition stacked in intensity but not duration.
  • At the G-Star Demo, multiple applications of this condition increased its duration instead.[1]
  • This condition was changed to stack in intensity since the June 23, 2015 game update.


  1. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TIMtalS4FY&t=3m36s G* demo, Nov 2011.