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Forceful Persistence

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Forceful Persistence

Herald icon small.png Herald (trait list)
Training cost
10 Hero points
Game link
Forceful Persistence

Deal increased strike damage with active upkeep skills.
Herald and weapon upkeep skills grant less damage but can be stacked.

— In-game description


Unlike most modifiers in game, this one stacks additively with Ferocious Aggression Ferocious Aggression instead of multiplicatively.
  • The damage increase from herald upkeep skills includes Facet of Nature and will stack with the other herald and non-herald upkeep skill damage bonuses.
  • Though the trait notes "Weapon Upkeep Skills" as a possible source for the damage boost none of them currently exist in the game.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
November 28, 2023
  • Increased the bonus damage from 15% to 20% in PvE only. Increased the bonus damage per herald upkeep skill from 5% to 7% in PvE only.
June 28, 2022
  • In PvE only, the bonus damage per active-upkeep herald skill has been increased from 4% to 5%. The bonus damage per non-herald active-upkeep skill has been increased from 13% to 15%.
May 11, 2021
  • Text on many damage-increasing profession traits, runes, and sigils has been clarified to indicate whether they increase outgoing strike damage, condition damage, or all damage, as appropriate.
August 28, 2018
  • This trait has replaced Enhanced Bulwark. Forceful Persistence increases outgoing damage by 13% while the revenant has an active upkeep skill when not channeling Glint. While channeling Glint, it increases outgoing damage per active facet by 4% in PvE and 3% in PvP and WvW.
November 07, 2017
  • This trait has been reworked and renamed to Forceful Persistence, and it causes you to deal 7% increased damage while maintaining an upkeep skill.
  • Herald upkeep skills grant a 2% bonus but can be stacked.
  • This trait has swapped positions with Cleansing Channel.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Cruel Repercussion has been added to the game.