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Heat the Soul

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Heat the Soul

Berserker icon small.png Berserker (trait list)
Training cost
10 Hero points
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Heat the Soul

Grant boons to nearby allies when you use a Burst skill.

Decapitate.pngQuickness.png Quickness (2s): Skills and actions are faster.
Quickness.png Quickness (3s): Skills and actions are faster.
Might.png3 Might (8s): 90 Condition Damage, 90 Power
Fury.png Fury (5s): +20% Critical Chance
Radius.png Radius: 480

— In-game description


  • This trait only activates upon successfully hitting an enemy target, and only activates once per Burst.

Related skills[edit]

Profession mechanic skills that are improved by this trait

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
December 12, 2023
  • Fixed an issue that caused this trait to give less might than intended in PvP and WvW.
November 28, 2023
  • This trait no longer has an internal cooldown. Reduced the quickness duration from 4 seconds to 3 seconds in PvE only. Decapitate grants 2 seconds of quickness.
July 18, 2023
  • Increased quickness duration from 3.5 seconds to 4 seconds in PvE only.
June 27, 2023
  • This trait has been reworked. This trait will now grant boons to nearby allies when you strike an enemy with a burst skill.
December 11, 2018
  • The amount of condition damage that increases while wielding a torch has been reduced from a maximum of 150 to a maximum of 120. Warriors now gain up to 120 condition damage regardless of the weapon they are wielding.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Heat the Soul has been added to the game.