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Hardening Persistence

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Hardening Persistence

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

Strike damage taken is reduced for each point of upkeep currently in use. Shield skills remove conditions.

 Damage.png Damage Reduction per Upkeep Pip: 1½%
 Miscellaneous effect.png Conditions Removed: 1

— In-game description


  • Additional stacks will be lost when consuming  Facet of Nature.png Facet of Nature after the passive effect prolonged by Draconic Echo Draconic Echo runs out.
  • Stacks from Facet of Nature will be lost when deactivating other sustain skills such as  Impossible Odds.png Impossible Odds.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
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.
July 16, 2019
  • Increased the damage reduction per pip of energy from 1% to 1.5%.
August 28, 2018
  • This trait has been moved from the adept tier to the master tier. Hardening Persistence has been changed to grant a 1% damage reduction instead of toughness for each active energy upkeep point the revenant is spending. It also causes shield skills to cleanse conditions from affected allies.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • Fixed an issue in PvP where this trait was not granting the proper amount of Toughness when using Facet of Light.
October 29, 2015
  • Fixed a bug so that the toughness stacks granted by Embrace the Darkness will be properly removed when invoking another legend.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Hardening Persistence has been added to the game.