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Chapter 4: Shining River

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Chapter 4: Shining River

Guardian icon small.png Guardian (skill list)
Firebrand icon small.png Firebrand
Parent skill
Tome of Resolve.png Tome of Resolve
Tome of Resolve
Weapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.png
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0.75¾ Activation time  
10 Recharge time
15 Recharge time
15 Recharge time
Chapter 4: Shining River

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)?
Healing.png Healing: 464 (0.25)?
Swiftness.png Swiftness (4s): +33% Movement Speed
Maximum Count.png Page Cost: 2
Maximum Count.png Page Cost: 1
Miscellaneous effect.png Pulses: 5
Radius.png Radius: 360
Combo.png Combo Field: Water

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Valor Valor

Honor Honor

Virtues Virtues

Firebrand Firebrand

  • Legendary Lore Legendary LoreTome skills gain bonuses from scribbling in the margins by ancient bards.
  • Loremaster Loremaster — Retain Resolve passive while it is on cooldown. You generate pages more quickly.


  • 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
May 02, 2023
  • Reduced page cost from 2 to 1 in PvP only.
February 14, 2023
  • Increased base pulse heal from 287 to 464 in PvP only. Increased pulse-heal attribute scaling from 0.2 to 0.25 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) 2 pages, 10 seconds; (PvP/WvW) 2 pages, 15 seconds.
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.