Signet

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The gods, in their wisdom, dispersed their magic throughout Tyria. Magic was dissipated, so that none by be too tempted by its power. We know that we can draw and contain magic through intense study and the use of certain materials—'signets'—and also with the blessing of all the Five. Have the Orrian people simply internalized these lessons? Is the land there so magical that all are born with the ability to use magic without the need for education? My theory will require more reserach...

A research paper with the heading, "Signets"

A Signet is a type of a slot skill that grants a passive effect while equipped and additional benefits when activated. During recharge, the character loses the benefits of the passive effects.

All professions except the engineer have access to at least four signets.

List of signet skills[edit]

Skill Underwater.png Hero point.png Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

Guardian tango icon 20px.png Guardian[edit]

Signet of Resolve.png
 Signet of Resolve
2 1 40 Passive: Cures a condition from yourself every few seconds.
Active: Heal yourself.
Bane Signet.png
 Bane Signet
4 0.75¾ 40 Passive: Improved Power
Active: Knock down and damage your foe.
Signet of Judgment.png
 Signet of Judgment
3 30 Passive: Reduces incoming damage.
Active: Grant retaliation to nearby allies and weakness to nearby foes.
Signet of Mercy.png
 Signet of Mercy
4 30.75¾ 150 Passive: Improves healing.
Active: Revive a nearby ally.
Signet of Wrath.png
 Signet of Wrath
2 0.75¾ 30 Passive: Grants you increased condition damage.
Active: Immobilize your target.
Signet of Courage.png
 Signet of Courage
9 40.25¼ 180 Passive: Periodically heal allies in the area around you while in combat.
Active: Fully heal nearby allies.

Warrior tango icon 20px.png Warrior[edit]

Healing Signet.png
 Healing Signet
2 10.25¼ 20 Passive: Regenerate health.
Active: Heal yourself, and grant yourself resistance
Dolyak Signet.png
 Dolyak Signet
4 60 Passive: Reduces incoming damage.
Active: Gain stability.
Signet of Fury.png
 Signet of Fury
3 0.25¼ 30 Passive: Improves precision.
Active: Gain adrenaline.
Signet of Might.png
 Signet of Might
2 25 Passive: Improves power.
Active: Your attacks are unblockable.
Signet of Stamina.png
 Signet of Stamina
4 0.25¼ 45 Passive: Grants faster endurance regeneration.
Active: Cure all conditions.
Signet of Rage.png
 Signet of Rage
9 1 60 Passive: Grants adrenaline.
Active: Gain fury, might, and swiftness.

Ranger tango icon 20px.png Ranger[edit]

Signet of Renewal.png
 Signet of Renewal
4 60 Passive: Cures a condition every ten seconds.
Active: Your pet pulls all conditions from nearby allies to itself.
Signet of Stone.png
 Signet of Stone
4 80 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.
Signet of the Hunt.png
 Signet of the Hunt
2 30 Passive: Grants 25% increased movement speed to you and your pet.
Active: Your next attack and your pet's next attack deal more damage.
Signet of the Wild.png
 Signet of the Wild
3 1 60 Passive: Grants health regeneration to you and your pet.
Active: You and your pet grow larger, dealing more damage and gaining stability.

Thief tango icon 20px.png Thief[edit]

Signet of Malice.png
 Signet of Malice
10.25¼ 15 Passive: Heals when you attack.
Active: Gain health.
Assassin's Signet.png
 Assassin's Signet
3 45 Passive: Grants increased power.
Active: Deal 15% more damage on your next five attacks.
Infiltrator's Signet.png
 Infiltrator's Signet
2 30 Passive: Regenerates one extra initiative every ten seconds.
Active: Shadowstep to your foe.
Signet of Agility.png
 Signet of Agility
4 30 Passive: Grants increased precision.
Active: Refill endurance and cure a condition for each nearby ally.
Signet of Shadows.png
 Signet of Shadows
4 30 Passive: Grants a 25% increase in movement speed.
Active: Blind foes near your target.

Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Elementalist[edit]

Signet of Restoration.png
 Signet of Restoration
1 25 Passive: Grants health every time you cast a spell.
Active: Heal yourself.
Signet of Air.png
 Signet of Air
3 25 Passive: Grants a 25% increase in movement speed.
Active: Blind your target and nearby foes.
Signet of Earth.png
 Signet of Earth
4 0.5½ 25 Passive: Improves toughness.
Active: Immobilize and bleed your foe.
Signet of Fire.png
 Signet of Fire
2 0.5½ 20 Passive: Improves critical chance.
Active: Burn your foe.
Signet of Water.png
 Signet of Water
4 0.5½ 25 Passive: Cures a condition every ten seconds.
Active: Chill your foe.

Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer[edit]

Signet of the Ether.png
 Signet of the Ether
2 1 35 Passive: Gain Health every few seconds, based on the number of active illusions you control.
Active: Heal yourself and refresh all phantasm skill recharges.
Signet of Domination.png
 Signet of Domination
3 0.25¼ 45 Passive: Improved condition damage.
Active: Stun your foe.
Signet of Illusions.png
 Signet of Illusions
4 10.25¼ 60 Passive: Grants more health to your illusions.
Active: Recharges Mind Wrack, Cry of Frustration, Diversion, and Distortion.
Signet of Inspiration.png
 Signet of Inspiration
2 0.75¾ 30 Passive: Grant swiftness and an additional random boon every ten seconds.
Active: Copy all of your boons to nearby allies.
Signet of Midnight.png
 Signet of Midnight
4 30 Passive: Improves condition duration.
Active: Blind nearby foes.
Signet of Humility.png
 Signet of Humility
9 1 180 Passive: Reduces duration of incoming stuns, dazes, fears, and taunts.
Active: Transforms your foe into a moa bird.
(Defiant foes will have their defiant bar reduced instead.)

Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Necromancer[edit]

Signet of Vampirism.png
 Signet of Vampirism
2 10.25¼ 35 Passive: Heal when struck by a foe.
Active: Heal yourself and mark a foe. Allied players will siphon life from that enemy.
Plague Signet.png
 Plague Signet
4 30 Passive: Transfers conditions from nearby allies to yourself.
Active: Send your conditions to a foe.
Signet of Spite.png
 Signet of Spite
3 0.75¾ 60 Passive: Improves power.
Active: Inflict bleeding, blindness, crippled, poison, vulnerability, and weakness on your foe.
Signet of the Locust.png
 Signet of the Locust
2 0.75¾ 30 Passive: You run 25% faster.
Active: Steal health from nearby foes.
Signet of Undeath.png
 Signet of Undeath
4 3 180 Passive: Generates life force while in combat.
Active: Revive up to three downed allies in a target area.

Related traits[edit]

Traits that improve signets[edit]

Traits that activate signets[edit]

Related equipment[edit]

Upgrade components that affect signets[edit]

Runes[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

Gwwlogo.png The Guild Wars Wiki has an article on Signet.
  • The engineer is the only profession that does not have any signets.
  • Signets as a skill derive from the original concept of skills in Guild Wars. Characters had 1 skill for each of the primary fingers (leading to the original skill bar size of 8), and derived their skills from skill gems dropped from bosses.