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

— In-game description

Poison 40px.png Poison is a condition that inflicts damage over time and stacks in duration. However, there is a cap at 9 stacks for this condition, meaning that the duration for this condition will only be increased by the first 9 sources that apply it, and all stacks that would normally increase the duration beyond the first 9 stacks will be ignored. Once the duration from the first application of poison has run out, another stack can be applied, further increasing the duration of poison. Characters suffering from poison appear green tinted. Damage is determined by the following formula:

4 + Level + (0.1 * Condition Damage) per second
84 + (0.1 * Condition Damage) 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 posion[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 remove poison[edit]

Traits that improve poison[edit]

Traits that benefit from poison on foes[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!"
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.[1]
  • At the G-Star Demo, multiple applications of this condition increased its duration instead.[2]


  1. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1JfSbKjHHI&t=5m25s Gamescon demo, Aug 2011.
  2. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TIMtalS4FY&t=3m36s G* demo, Nov 2011.