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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 Recharge Traited
Flaming Flurry.png
 Flaming Flurry
5 Recharge time 4 Recharge time
8 Recharge time 6.4 Recharge time
Savage Leap.png
 Savage Leap
8 Recharge time 6.4 Recharge time
Final Thrust.png
 Final Thrust
12 Recharge time 9.6 Recharge time
1 Recharge time .8 Recharge time
Impale (warrior sword skill).png
15 Recharge time 12 Recharge time
15 Recharge time 12 Recharge time

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
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.