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Not available underwater  
Ranger icon small.png Ranger (skill list)
Training cost
9 Hero points
Game link
0.75¾ Activation time  
60 Recharge time
48 Recharge time

Survival. Entangle foes around you with vines. Entangled foes bleed and are immobilized until the vines are destroyed.

Damage.png Damage (4x): 508 (0.8)?
Bleeding.png5 Bleeding (8s): 880 Damage
Immobile.png5 Immobilize (2s): Unable to move.
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Duration.png Duration: 5 seconds
Radius.png Radius: 600
Unblockable.png Unblockable

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Marksmanship Marksmanship

Skirmishing Skirmishing

Wilderness Survival Wilderness Survival

Druid Druid

Soulbeast Soulbeast


  • The skill traps up to five enemies around the user with destructible roots that inflict damage, bleeding and immobilized every 1.5 seconds.
  • Despite the tooltip, the initial attack of skill can be blocked, and if it is blocked, the vines won't be spawned on the blocking foe.
  • Foes with breakbars will be able to move out of the roots rendering the skill useless; furthermore, enemy players can avoid the roots and secondary effects by teleporting, condition cleansing, and resistance buff and afterwards moving away from the roots.
  • The direct damage does not vary or scale with power or damage modifiers, although it is increased by vulnerability. This is because the direct damage is inflicted by the roots themselves rather than the caster.
The tooltip says the skill deals damage 4 times, but it actually hits 5 times for a total of 635 damage.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 14, 2023
  • Reduced cooldown from 60 seconds to 48 seconds in PvP and WvW.
August 13, 2019
  • Fixed a bug that inflicted damage to the ranger when using this skill.
May 28, 2019
  • Fixed a bug that caused this skill to inflict vulnerability and display a lower immobilization than intended. Entangle will correctly display its 2 seconds per pulse immobilization duration, and it will no longer inflict vulnerability.
February 06, 2018
  • Fixed a bug in which this skill could tick 4 times instead of 5.
August 16, 2017
  • Fixed a bug that listed damage from this skill as Jacaranda's Embrace.
September 09, 2014
  • Reduced recharge of this skill from 150 seconds to 60 seconds.
  • Decreased the active duration of the roots from 20 seconds to 5.
July 01, 2014
  • Updated the description to better match its functionality.
June 03, 2014
  • Updated the skill fact to specify radius instead of range.
May 20, 2014
  • Fixed a bug that prevented this skill from working with Survival of the Fittest.
April 15, 2014
  • Updated the hit box of the vines to better reflect their appearance.
August 06, 2013
  • Updated the damage and immobilize skill facts to reflect the actual amount of pulses.
July 23, 2013
  • Updated the damage and bleeding skill facts to properly display their actual effects.
January 28, 2013
  • This skill's bleed effects now properly scale with condition damage and duration.
October 01, 2012
  • This skill is now properly affected by the Wilderness Survival trait Wilderness Knowledge.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Entangle has been added to the game.

See also[edit]