Defy Pain (warrior trait)

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the warrior trait. For the ranger pet bear skill, see Defy Pain.

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Defy Pain

Warrior icon small.png Defense (trait list)
Training cost
5 Hero points
Game link

Cast Lesser Endure Pain when you use an elite skill.

— In-game description

Related skills[edit]

Elite skills that are improved by this trait

Trait skill[edit]

Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Endure Pain.png Lesser Endure Pain (PvE, WvW) Stance. Take no damage from attacks. You are still susceptible to conditions and control effects.
Endure Pain.png Lesser Endure Pain (PvP) Stance. Take no damage from attacks. You are still susceptible to conditions and control effects.


  • The Endure Pain effect from this trait stacks with the utility Endure Pain.
  • This trait can be used even when Endure Pain is not equipped as a utility skill.
  • In Structured PvP, the Lesser Endure Pain effect lasts for 2 seconds.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
October 04, 2022
  • This trait no longer grants Lesser Endure Pain when dropping below 50% health. Instead, it grants Lesser Endure Pain after using an elite skill.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Increased cooldown from 90 seconds to 300 seconds.
March 27, 2018
  • Increased the cooldown from 60 seconds to 90 seconds in PvP only.
May 16, 2017
  • Active up-time has been decreased from 4 seconds to 2 seconds in PvP only.
July 26, 2016
  • The Endure Pain effect from this trait will now stack with the utility Endure Pain.
April 19, 2016
  • The threshold for activating Endure Pain has been increased from 25% health to 50% health.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
  • This trait has been moved to the Master tier.
October 18, 2013
  • Fixed a bug in Defy Pain that prevented this trait from properly functioning when the Sure Footed trait is also equipped.
June 25, 2013
  • Reduced the cooldown of this trait from 90 seconds to 60 seconds.
  • This trait will now have a 4-second duration, 5 seconds when traited with Sure-Footed.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Defy Pain has been added to the game.