Glyph of Renewal

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Glyph of Renewal

Elementalist icon small.png Elementalist (skill list)
Training cost
4 Hero points
Game link
2 Activation time  
90 Recharge time
135 Recharge time
Glyph of Renewal

Glyph. Revive allies with different attunement effects.

Fire Attunement.pngRenewal of Fire.png Renewal of Fire
Water Attunement.pngRenewal of Water.png Renewal of Water
Air Attunement.pngRenewal of Air.png Renewal of Air
Earth Attunement.pngRenewal of Earth.png Renewal of Earth

— In-game description


Skill Underwater skills Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Renewal of Fire.png Renewal of Fire 2 90 Glyph. Revive an ally; you're revived the next time you're downed.
Renewal of Water.png Renewal of Water 2 90 Glyph. Revive an ally with full health.
Renewal of Air.png Renewal of Air 2 90 Glyph. Revive and teleport an ally to your location.
Renewal of Earth.png Renewal of Earth 2 90 Glyph. Revive allies around you.[sic]

Related traits[edit]

Air Air


  • Like all revival skills, this only affects downed players and can also revive dead NPCs.
  • The attunement effect is determined at the beginning of activation, attunement swapping does not change the attunement effect.
  • When used underwater, the glyph is a point-blank area of effect skill, instead of ground-targeted.
  • The skill heals downed players for a certain amount, thus if their health is extremely low it will not revive them.
When selecting a skill to equip, this skill does not have a ground-target indicator despite all 4 terrestrial versions being ground-targeted and other ground-targeted skills having an indicator in the list.


Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 28, 2022 End of Dragons release:
  • Increased cooldown from 90 seconds to 135 seconds in PvP only.
July 07, 2020
  • This skill will now correctly put all attunement variants on interrupt cooldown when interrupted.
December 03, 2019
  • Reduced recharge to 90 seconds in all game modes. Lowered casting time from 3.25 seconds to 2 seconds.
March 27, 2018
  • Reduced the cooldown from 165 seconds to 90 seconds in PvP and WvW.
April 19, 2016
  • This skill now has new icons for each attunement for better visibility.
May 20, 2014
  • Fixed an issue that caused this skill to be ground targeted while under water.
  • This skill now revives allies in an area around the player when cast under water. (Exact effect depends on current elemental attunement.)
October 15, 2013
  • Renewal of Fire: This skill is now ground targeted with a 900 range and a 180 radius.
  • Renewal of Water: This skill is now ground targeted with a 900 range and a 180 radius. Fixed an issue so that it will also fully heal the target that is revived.
  • Renewal of Air: This skill is now ground targeted with a 900 range and a 180 radius. Increased the maximum teleport distance to 900 to match the range of the skill.
  • Renewal of Earth: This skill is now ground targeted with a 900 range and a 360 radius.
August 06, 2013
  • Improved the readability of this skill so enemies can see it more clearly when players are casting it.
July 23, 2013
  • Reduced the cast time from 4.25-seconds to 3.25 seconds.
January 28, 2013
  • Increased this skill's cast time while underwater from 1 second to 3.5 seconds.
October 22, 2012
  • This skill no longer resurrects dead allies; it only revives downed ones.
October 07, 2012
  • This skill will now revive downed allies only, not dead ones.
September 14, 2012
  • Resurrection effects of Earth, Fire, and Water now surround the caster, not the target.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Glyph of Renewal has been added to the game.