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Alacrity

Effect type
Boon
Stacking
Duration
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Skills recharge faster.

— In-game description

Alacrity is a boon unique to mesmers specialized as chronomancers and revenants with the Salvation and the Renegade specializations. It 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 Descent Into Madness Descent into 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 - 0.20 * 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 - 0.33 * 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]

Profession mechanics that grant alacrity[edit]

Weapon skills that grant alacrity[edit]

Utility skills that grant alacrity[edit]

Skills that convert chilled into alacrity[edit]

Primary article: Conditions#Skills that convert conditions into boons

Related traits[edit]

Traits that grant alacrity[edit]

Traits that improve alacrity[edit]

Traits that convert chilled into alacrity[edit]

Primary article: Conditions#Traits that convert conditions into boons

Notes[edit]

Version history[edit]

For a detailed effect history, see here.

Patch Changes
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.