Alacrity

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Alacrity

Effect type
Boon
Stacking
Duration
Max. duration
30 seconds
Game link

Skills recharge faster.

— In-game description

Alacrity is a boon that increases the rate at which skills recharge by 25%, therefore making skills recharge in 80% of the original time. This includes skills triggered by traits like Method of Madness Method of Madness, but not internal cooldowns of traits like Healing Prism Healing Prism.

For every second under the effect of alacrity, skills recharge 1.25 seconds. If the alacrity expires before the skill is recharged, the actual recharge time is:

actual recharge time = original recharge time - 0.25 * alacrity duration

If the cooldown of the skill expires before the alacrity does, the actual recharge time is:

actual recharge time = original recharge time / 1.25

For example, a skill with a 10 second cooldown will recharge in 8 seconds, as long as you're under the effect of alacrity for the whole time.

While having the trait Improved Alacrity Improved Alacrity equipped, alacrity gives 50% skill recharge rate (recharge is around 66.67% of the original time). So for every second under the effect of alacrity, skills recharge 1.5 seconds. Therefore if the alacrity expires before the skill is recharged, the actual recharge time is:

actual recharge time = original recharge time - 0.5 * alacrity duration

If the cooldown of the skill expires before the alacrity does, the actual recharge time is:

actual recharge time = original recharge time / 1.5

For example, a skill with a 10 second cooldown will recharge in about 6.67 seconds, as long as you're under the effect of alacrity for the whole time.

Related skills[edit]

See also: Boon#Related skills

Weapon skills that grant alacrity

Healing skills that grant alacrity

Utility skills that grant alacrity

Profession mechanic skills that grant alacrity

Skills that convert chilled into alacrity

Primary article: Boon#Skills that convert conditions into boons

Common skills that grant alacrity

Related traits[edit]

See also: Boon#Related traits

Traits that grant alacrity

Trait skills that grant alacrity

Traits that improve alacrity

Traits that convert chilled into alacrity[edit]

Primary article: Boon#Traits that convert conditions into boons

Notes[edit]

  • Alacrity has a maximum duration of 30 seconds.
  • Alacrity also affects Siege weapons in WvW.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed effect history, see here.

Patch Changes
October 26, 2021
  • Positive percentage-based enhancements now display with a "+." For example, swiftness now displays "+33% Movement Speed" instead of "33% Movement Speed."
October 05, 2021
  • Fixed a bug causing duration-stacking boons to be affected by a hidden stack limit of 9, which in some cases could come into effect before stacking to that boon's expected duration cap. This resulted in some boons having a lower total duration than expected. This hidden stack limit has been removed for duration-stacking boons that also have a maximum duration—alacrity, fury, protection, quickness, resistance, resolution, swiftness, and vigor.
May 11, 2021
  • Duration-stacking boons and conditions now behave consistently. They directly stack durations added from all sources, do not have hidden stack limits, and generally have shorter maximum durations. (30 seconds)
October 01, 2019
  • Updated the visual effects of this effect to be less profession specific.
February 06, 2018
  • Alacrity is now a boon.
  • The recharge-speed bonus has been reduced from 33% to 25%.
  • Alacrity now converts to 3 seconds of chill.
January 26, 2016
  • The effects of this buff have been reduced from 66% recharge reduction to 33% recharge reduction.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Alacrity has been added to the game.