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Ancient Seeds

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Ancient Seeds

10 Recharge time
20 Recharge time
Ranger tango icon 20px.png Druid (trait list)
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Striking a stunned, dazed, knocked down, or launched foe summons roots to entangle them.

 Bleeding.png5 Bleeding (8s): 880 Damage
 Immobile.png5 Immobilize (1s): Unable to move.
 Duration.png Duration: 5 seconds

— In-game description


  • Will trigger on multiple foes if they are all hit at the same time (such as with Barrage) and are affected by one of the listed control effects.
Although not stated in the trait description, it will trigger on attacks made shortly after a target has been knocked back or pulled.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
August 16, 2017
  • Fixed a bug that listed damage from this trait as Jacaranda's Embrace.
May 16, 2017
  • The cooldown of this trait has been increased from 10 seconds to 20 seconds in PvP only.
May 17, 2016
  • Fixed a bug that allowed multiple triggers of this trait on a single target.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Ancient Seeds has been added to the game.