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Shroud skill 1 inflicts burning on your target.

 Burning.png Burning (3s): 393 Damage

— In-game description


  • This trait has a cooldown of 5 seconds in PvP and WvW and 1 second in PvE when used with the Scourge specialization.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
July 11, 2018
  • The scourge's internal cooldown for this skill has been reduced from 3 seconds to 1 second in PvE only.
July 10, 2018
  • This trait now has a cooldown when used in conjunction with the scourge specialization. This cooldown is set at 5 seconds in PvP and WvW and 3 seconds in PvE.
December 12, 2017
  • Fixed a bug that prevented this trait from inflicting burning when multiple scourge profession skills were activated at the same time.
November 07, 2017
  • Fixed a bug that was preventing this trait from properly inflicting burning on use of scourge shroud skills.
July 07, 2015
  • Fixed a bug with this trait that caused the skill facts on shroud skill 1 to omit the damage within a range of 600.
  • Corrected an issue in which the Dhuumfire version of shroud skill 1 would deal less damage than intended.
  • Fixed a bug in which Dhuumfire was a shorter range than shroud skill 1.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
  • This trait has been moved to the Soul Reaping Grandmaster tier.
  • Removed internal cooldown.
  • Traits that previously referred to specific skills available while in Death Shroud now refer to specific skills as Shroud Skill 1, Shroud Skill 4, etc.
April 15, 2014
  • This trait has been changed so that it will make Life Blast inflict 3 seconds of burning with a 10-second recharge.
  • This trait is no longer split between PvP and PvE.
July 26, 2013
  • In competitive PvP only, burning duration caused by this trait has been reduced from 4 seconds to 2 seconds.
  • Burning duration is still 4 seconds in other areas of the game.
June 25, 2013
  • Dhuumfire has been added to the game.


  • This skill is named after Dhuum.
  • Possibly a reference to hellfire.