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Adaptive Armor

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Adaptive Armor

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Incoming barriers are stronger. Reduce incoming condition damage while you have barrier.

 Barrier.png Barrier Increase: 15%
 Damage.png Condition Damage Reduced: 20%

— In-game description

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
July 16, 2019
  • This trait no longer gives barrier when struck. Instead, it increases the barrier received by 15%, in addition to reducing condition damage by 20% while you have a barrier.
May 08, 2018
  • Fixed a bug in which this trait granted barrier before the inflicting strike was applied, preventing barrier from stacking.
  • Increased the healing-power contribution to the barrier granted by this trait by 150%.
February 06, 2018
  • This trait has been reworked; upon being struck, it now grants barrier with a 3-second cooldown, and it reduces condition damage by 20% while you have barrier.
October 29, 2015
  • Reduced the toughness gained per stack of Adaptive Armor from 100 to 60.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Adaptive Armor has been added to the game.