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Demonic Defiance

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Demonic Defiance

Revenant icon small.png Corruption (trait list)
Training cost
3 Hero points
Game link
5 Recharge time
Demonic Defiance

Gain resistance and remove a damaging condition when you use a Legendary Demon skill.

Resistance.png Resistance (2s): Nondamaging conditions currently on you are ineffective.

— In-game description


Related traits[edit]

Traits that improve this trait

Corruption Corruption

Salvation Salvation

Herald Herald

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
June 27, 2023
  • This trait will now also remove a damaging condition when it triggers.
October 04, 2022
  • Increased resistance duration from 1 second to 2 seconds in PvP only.
July 28, 2020
  • Reduced resistance duration from 2 seconds to 1 second in PvP only.
July 26, 2016
  • This trait will now apply resistance to the player prior to the heal effect of Empowering Misery taking effect.
December 15, 2015
  • This trait's functionality now has a 5-second internal cooldown.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Demonic Defiance has been added to the game.