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Warrior icon small.png Arms (trait list)
Training cost
5 Hero points
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Gain expertise. Gain condition damage while wielding a sword. Sword skills gain reduced recharge.

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

— In-game description


  • Only applies to one handed swords, the effect is not applied for greatswords.

Skill Traited recharge
Sword Savage Leap.png Savage Leap 8 6.4
Final Thrust.png Final Thrust 12 9.6
Impale (warrior sword skill).png Impale 15 12
Rip.png Rip 1 0.8
Riposte.png Riposte 15 12

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 14, 2023
  • Fixed an issue that caused this trait to grant more expertise than intended.
December 11, 2018
  • The condition-duration increase this trait grants for sword skills has been replaced with an increase of up to 120 condition damage while wielding a sword. It now grants up to 120 expertise regardless of the weapon the warrior is wielding.
September 23, 2017
  • Reduced the condition-duration bonus from 20% to 10% to be in line with bonuses granted by other sword traits.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • This trait now increases condition duration by 20% for sword skills instead of increasing sword critical-hit chance against bleeding foes by 20%.
July 28, 2015
  • Fixed a bug that prevented this trait from reducing the recharge of Riposte.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
  • Removed increased critical chance with a sword.
  • Added: Reduces recharge on sword skills by 20%.
  • Added: Sword skills have a 20% increased critical hit chance against bleeding foes.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Blademaster has been added to the game.