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Ranger icon small.png Wilderness Survival (trait list)
Training cost
5 Hero points
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Gain condition damage. Gain additional condition damage while wielding a torch, dagger, or mace. Torch and dagger skills recharge faster.

Condition Damage attribute.png Condition Damage: +120
Condition Damage attribute.png Additional Condition Damage: +120
Count Recharge.png Recharge Reduced: 20%

— In-game description


Traited recharge

Skill Traited recharge
Dagger Double Arc.png Double Arc (WvW, PvP) 6 4.8
Double Arc.png Double Arc (PvE) 7 5.6
Instinctive Engage.png Instinctive Engage 12 9.6
Stalker's Strike.png Stalker's Strike (PvE) 10 8
Stalker's Strike.png Stalker's Strike (WvW) 15 12
Stalker's Strike.png Stalker's Strike (PvP) 25 20
Crippling Talon.png Crippling Talon 1 0.8
Mace Flourish.png Flourish 6 4.8
Oaken Cudgel.png Oaken Cudgel 12 9.6
Thistleguard.png Thistleguard 12 9.6
Wild Strikes.png Wild Strikes 20 16
Torch Throw Torch.png Throw Torch 15 12
Bonfire.png Bonfire 25 20
Traited count recharge

Skill Traited recharge
Dagger Crippling Talon.png Crippling Talon 15 12

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
November 28, 2023
  • (Undocumented) Added mace to the description.
March 05, 2019
  • This trait is no longer split between game modes and now uses its highest stat value in all modes
December 11, 2018
  • Fixed a bug in which the bonus stats that this trait granted could be incorrectly applied.
October 02, 2018
  • The condition damage gained from this trait is now split between game modes. It now grants a base of 80 condition damage (120 in PvP and WvW) and an additional 80 condition damage (120 in PvP and WvW) when the ranger wields a torch or dagger.
March 27, 2018
  • Increased the condition damage granted from 150 to 240 in PvP and WvW.
August 25, 2015
  • Fixed a bug that prevented this trait from reducing the recharge of Throw Torch.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Ambidexterity has been added to the game.