Fortifying Bond

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Fortifying Bond

Ranger icon small.png Nature Magic (trait list)
Training cost
4 Hero points
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Fortifying Bond

When you gain a boon, it is shared with your pet.

Aegis.png Aegis (5s): Block the next incoming attack.
Alacrity.png Alacrity (3s): +25% Skill Recharge Rate
Fury.png Fury (5s): +25% Critical Chance
Fury.png Fury (5s): +20% Critical Chance
Might.png Might (5s): 30 Condition Damage, 30 Power
Might.png Might (10s): 30 Condition Damage, 30 Power
Protection.png Protection (3s): -33% Incoming Damage
Quickness.png Quickness (20.5½s): Skills and actions are faster.
Regeneration.png Regen (6s): 780 Heal
Resistance.png Resistance (2s): Nondamaging conditions currently on you are ineffective.
Resolution.png Resolution (5s): Incoming condition damage decreased by 33%.
Swiftness.png Swiftness (6s): +33% Movement Speed
Stability.png Stability (5s): Cannot be knocked down, pushed back, pulled, launched, stunned, dazed, floated, sunk, feared, or taunted.
Vigor.png Vigor (3s): +50% Endurance Regeneration

— In-game description


  • This is affected by Boon Duration and Lingering Magic Lingering Magic. Boon duration is based on the ranger's, not the pet's.
  • Source must be from yourself or other players, boons from NPCs do not count in most cases.
  • Does not activate and apply boons to yourself again when merged as a Soulbeast (would be an infinite loop if it did).

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
May 02, 2023
  • Fixed an issue that caused this skill to display an incorrect might value in certain game modes.
June 28, 2022
  • Fury: Critical chance bonus increased from 20% to 25% in PvE only.
May 11, 2021
March 27, 2018
  • Reduced duration of shared might stacks from 10 seconds to 5 seconds in PvP only.
February 06, 2018
  • This trait now shares alacrity with your pet in addition to its previous boons.
April 19, 2016
  • The fury duration applied to the ranger's pet has been increased from 3 seconds to 5 seconds.
  • The protection duration has been increased from 2 seconds to 3 seconds.
  • The regeneration duration has been increased from 5 seconds to 6 seconds.
  • The swiftness duration has been increased from 3 seconds to 6 seconds.
  • The quickness duration has been increased from 2 seconds to 2.5 seconds.
  • The stability duration has been increased from 3 seconds to 5 seconds.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
  • Added 3 seconds of stability, 2 seconds of resistance and 2 seconds of quickness to the list of boons that are shared with your pet.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Fortifying Bond has been added to the game.