Bow of Truth

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Bow of Truth.png

Bow of Truth

0.5½ Activation time  1 Recharge time  Hero point  Ground-targeted  

Guardian tango icon 20px.png Guardian (skill list)
Spirit Weapon
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Spirit Weapon. Command the Bow of Truth to barrage a location with healing arrows.

 Healing.png Healing: 232 (0.15)?
 Healing.png Healing: 232 (0.05)?
 Miscellaneous effect.png Number of Impacts: 15
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Maximum Count.png Casts: 2
 Duration.png Duration: 40.5½ seconds
 Count Recharge.png Count Recharge: 25 seconds
 Radius.png Radius: 360
 Combo.png Combo Field: Light
 Range.png Range: 1,200

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

Guardian tango icon 20px.png Zeal


Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced pulse healing coefficient from 0.15 to 0.05.
April 23, 2019
  • These skills are now all ground-targeted while the player is on land.
August 28, 2018
  • Increased the radius of this skill by 50%.
May 08, 2018
  • The ammunition recharge of this skill is no longer split between game modes and will now use the lower 25-second cooldown in all modes.
March 27, 2018
  • Reduced the ammo-recharge time from 30 seconds to 25 seconds in PvP and WvW.
February 06, 2018
  • Reduced the recharge time between casts from 8 seconds to 1 second.
  • Spirit Weapons: Fixed a bug that prevented players from animating properly when using these skills while equipped with a two-handed weapon.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Reduced the cast time of this skill from 0.75 seconds to 0.5 seconds.
August 10, 2017
  • Fixed a bug that could cause spirit weapons to go on cooldown after not being used for a sufficient amount of time.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • Spirit weapons have been reworked. They now use the ammo system.
  • Bow of Truth: This now has an ammo count of 2, and using the skill barrages an area with healing arrows.
    • Count recharge is 30 seconds.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
September 09, 2014
  • Added Healing, Radius, Duration, Number of Targets, and Number of Hits skill facts.
  • This spirit weapon is no longer destroyed when the Command skill is used.
  • When the Command skill is used, this ability can now be cast at a range of 1200.
August 06, 2013
  • Removed the range skill fact on the summon.
February 26, 2013
  • The health of this spirit has been increased by 30%.
September 14, 2012
  • Now usable while moving.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Bow of Truth has been added to the game.