Empathic Bond

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Empathic Bond

Ranger tango icon 20px.png Wilderness Survival
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Condition durations are split between you and your pet.
Conditions are not split while your pet is downed.

 Duration.png Personal Condition Duration: 50%
 Duration.png Personal Condition Duration: 80%
 Duration.png Pet Condition Duration: 50%
 Duration.png Pet Condition Duration: 20%

— In-game description


  • This trait splits the duration of incoming conditions between you and your pet.
  • This trait does not do anything to Soulbeasts who have merged with their pet.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • This trait has been reworked and now splits the duration of conditions applied to you between you and your pet.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
April 15, 2014
  • Fixed a bug so conditions will only be transferred when the pet is alive.
February 26, 2013
  • Fixed a bug that wouldn't apply transferred conditions to pets.
  • This trait now transfers three conditions to the ranger's pet every 10 seconds rather than all of them.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Empathic Bond has been added to the game.