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Chapter 4: Shining River

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Chapter 4: Shining River

0.75¾ Activation time  10 Recharge time  
Guardian tango icon 20px.png Guardian (skill list)
Firebrand tango icon 20px.png Firebrand
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Tome of Resolve.png Tome of Resolve
Tome of Resolve
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Tome. Release a torrent of pages describing the water cycle of the Elon River. Heal allies and grant them swiftness.

 Healing.png Healing: 326 (0.23)?
 Healing.png Healing: 287 (0.1)?
 Swiftness.png Swiftness (4s): +33% Movement Speed
 Miscellaneous effect.png Pulses: 5
 Radius.png Radius: 360
 Combo.png Combo Field: Water

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

Valor Valor

Honor Honor

Firebrand Firebrand

  • Legendary Lore Legendary LoreTome skills gain bonuses from scribbling in the margins by ancient bards.
  • Loremaster LoremasterTome skills gain reduced recharge. Retain Virtues passives while they are on cooldown.


  • The healing done by this skill each pulse is equal to (6 + Level^2 * 0.05 + Healing Power * 0.23) with a total healing equal to (30 + Level^2 * 0.2890 + Healing Power * 0.1) in PvE.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
July 07, 2020
  • Reduced the swiftness duration from 5 seconds to 4 seconds. Reduced the base healing by 16% (0.0578 to 0.05) and the effect of healing power on this skill by 14% (0.26 to 0.23 coefficient) in PvE only.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced pulse heal coefficient from 0.26 to 0.1.
July 10, 2018
  • Reduced the base healing of this skill by 11% in PvP and WvW.
February 06, 2018
  • Tome of Resolve: Reduced the base healing of all healing skills by 15% in PvP and WvW.
December 12, 2017
  • Increased base healing by 50% and heal scaling by 65%; this skill now heals over time in the affected area rather than all at once.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Chapter 4: Shining River has been added to the game.