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Elixirs gain reduced recharge and increased durations, and grant might.

 Might.png2 Might (15s): 60 Condition Damage, 60 Power
 Might.png3 Might (6s): 90 Condition Damage, 90 Power
 Count Recharge.png Recharge Reduced: 20%
 Duration.png Duration Increase: 20%

— In-game description


  • This trait's recharge reduction stacks with Mechanized Deployment for thrown elixirs.
  • For several Elixirs this trait increases the base duration of boons allowing to bypass the usual 100% limit for boon duration.

Skill Traited recharge
Healing Mist.png Healing Mist 35 28
Toss Elixir B.png Toss Elixir B 25 20
Toss Elixir C.png Toss Elixir C 20 16
Toss Elixir H.png Toss Elixir H 25 20
Toss Elixir R.png Toss Elixir R 90 72
Toss Elixir S.png Toss Elixir S 45 36
Toss Elixir U.png Toss Elixir U 40 32
Toss Elixir X.png Toss Elixir X 90 72
Toss Elixir X.png Toss Elixir X 120 96

Healing Elixir H.png Elixir H 25 20
Utility Elixir B.png Elixir B (WvW, PvP) 30 24
Elixir B.png Elixir B (PvE) 40 32
Elixir C.png Elixir C 40 32
Elixir R.png Elixir R 30 24
Elixir S.png Elixir S 60 48
Elixir U.png Elixir U 40 32
Elite Elixir X.png Elixir X 105 84
Elixir X.png Elixir X 105 84
Trait Elixir S.png Elixir E 40 32
Elixir B.png Lesser Elixir B 30 24
Elixir C.png Lesser Elixir C (PvE, WvW) 60 48
Elixir C.png Lesser Elixir C (PvP) 100 80

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Adjusted might duration from 2 stacks for 15 seconds to 3 stacks for 6 seconds.
July 26, 2016
  • Fixed a bug in which the tool tips for might duration were incorrect for some skills.
August 25, 2015
  • Fixed a bug that caused this trait to apply an incorrect number of might stacks for some thrown elixir skills.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
  • Reduced might duration to 15 seconds.
  • Added: Elixirs have 20% reduced recharge.
  • Added: Elixirs have 20% increased duration.
December 14, 2012
  • Drinking an elixir now grants two stacks of might instead of one.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • HGH has been added to the game.