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Chapter 2: Daring Challenge

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Chapter 2: Daring Challenge

Guardian icon small.png Guardian (skill list)
Firebrand icon small.png Firebrand
Parent skill
Tome of Courage.png Tome of Courage
Tome of Courage
Weapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.png
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0.25¼ Activation time  
4 Recharge time
8 Recharge time
15 Recharge time
Chapter 2: Daring Challenge

Tome. As the tales recount of Turai, taunt your enemies by issuing an insightfully inciting challenge.

Damage.png Damage: 497 (1.4)?
Damage.png Damage: 4 (0.01)?
Taunt.png Taunt (2s): Involuntarily attack foes.
Taunt.png Taunt (1s): Involuntarily attack foes.
Resolution.png Resolution (3s): Incoming condition damage decreased by 33%.
Maximum Count.png Page Cost: 1
Maximum Count.png Page Cost: 2
Maximum Count.png Page Cost: 1
Radius.png Radius: 240

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Radiance Radiance

Valor Valor

Virtues Virtues

Firebrand Firebrand


  • Using this skill causes the player to shout "I Challenge You!"
  • Hits 5 targets

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
June 25, 2024
  • Increased the taunt duration from 1 second to 2 seconds in PvE only.
November 28, 2023
  • Increased the cooldown from 8 seconds to 15 seconds and reduced the page cost from 2 to 1 in PvP only.
November 29, 2022
  • The page mechanic for firebrand tomes has been reworked. Pages are now shared across all tomes and refill at a set interval instead of when summoning a tome.
  • Page Cost and cooldown has been adjusted to the following: (PvE) 1 page, 4 seconds; (PvP/WvW) 2 pages, 8 seconds.
May 11, 2021
March 04, 2020
  • Increased cooldown from 4 seconds to 10 seconds in PvP only.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 1.4 to 0.01.
October 01, 2019
  • This skill now grants retaliation for 3 seconds instead of aegis.
February 06, 2018
  • Now grants you aegis for 3 seconds in addition to its previous effects.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Chapter 2: Daring Challenge has been added to the game.