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Big Game Hunter

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Big Game Hunter

Dragonhunter icon small.png Dragonhunter (trait list)
Training cost
10 Hero points
Game link

Striking an enemy tethered by your Spear of Justice inflicts vulnerability and increases strike damage dealt. Tether duration is increased.

 Vulnerability.png Vulnerability (10s): +1% Incoming Damage, +1% Incoming Condition Damage
 Duration.png Duration Increase: 100%
 Duration.png Duration Increase: 66%

— In-game description

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
May 02, 2023
  • Increased damage bonus from 15% to 20% in PvE only.
November 29, 2022
  • Increased bonus tether duration from 66% to 100% in PvE only.
May 11, 2021
  • Text on many damage-increasing profession traits, runes, and sigils has been clarified to indicate whether they increase outgoing strike damage, condition damage, or all damage, as appropriate.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • The damage increase from this trait has been reduced from 20% to 15%, and the duration increase has been increased from 33% to 66%.
October 02, 2018
  • The damage increase this skill causes to tethered targets has been increased from 10% to 20%.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Big Game Hunter has been added to the game.