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Ancestral Grace

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Ancestral Grace

Ranger icon small.png Ranger (skill list)
Druid icon small.png Druid
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10.25¼ Activation time  20 Recharge time  
Ancestral Grace

Become a wisp of natural energy, traversing to the targeted location. When you reach the target, heal nearby allies and grant protection to your pet. Recharge is reduced if you heal another ally.

Healing.png Healing: 1,450 (1.0)?
Healing.png Healing: 1,450 (1.5)?
Protection.png Pet Protection (3s): -33% Incoming Damage
Count Recharge.png Recharge Time Reduced: 5 seconds
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Radius.png Radius: 240
Combo.png Combo Finisher: Blast
Range.png Range: 1,200

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Skirmishing Skirmishing

Wilderness Survival Wilderness Survival

Nature Magic Nature Magic

Druid Druid

  • Live Vicariously Live Vicariously — When you heal an ally, you are also healed.
  • Natural Mender Natural Mender — Increase healing to other allies. Gain astral force each interval while not in celestial avatar form.


  • Ancestral Grace ends when target destination is reached or the channel time has expired.
    • Ancestral Grace will continue even if you are no longer moving due to obstacles.
  • The heal is equal to (10 + Level^2 * 0.225 + Healing Power * 1.0).

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
November 29, 2022
  • Increased heal attribute scaling from 1.0 to 1.5 in WvW only.
June 28, 2022
  • Increased healing attribute scaling from 0.5 to 1.0 in PvP and WvW.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced healing coefficient from 1.0 to 0.5.
July 16, 2019
  • This skill no longer evades attacks. Increased recharge from 18 seconds to 20 seconds. If at least 1 ally other than yourself is healed, the recharge is reduced by 5 seconds.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • This skill now grants your pet protection for 3 seconds.
  • Fixed a bug in which the player's backpack would still be shown while moving.
October 18, 2016
  • The recharge time of this ability has been increased from 15 seconds to 18 seconds.
  • Its base healing power per level has been reduced by 10%.
January 26, 2016
  • This ability is no longer able to be used in midair.
January 04, 2016
  • Fixed a bug that allowed this skill to blast finish multiple times in a single casting.
December 01, 2015
  • Fixed a bug that caused this skill to place the player in combat upon completion.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause players to become stuck in place after using the druid skill Ancestral Grace.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Ancestral Grace has been added to the game.