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Impact Savant

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Impact Savant

Scrapper icon small.png Scrapper (trait list)
Training cost
10 Hero points
Game link
Impact Savant

A percentage of the strike damage you deal is converted into barrier.

— In-game description


This trait erroneously modifies the tooltips of skills that inflict stun and daze, implying that it has the previous effect of +25% stun and daze durations. This is a purely visual bug, and the actual durations are unaffected.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
October 04, 2022
  • This trait no longer reduces vitality.
February 28, 2022 End of Dragons release:
  • The percentage of strike damage dealt that converts to barrier on yourself has been reduced to 5% in PvE only.
February 23, 2021
  • Reduced damage to barrier conversion from 15% to 10% in PvP only.
October 15, 2019
  • Fixed a bug that prevented vitality from being affected by this trait in PvP and WvW. It will now correctly decrease vitality by 180 in all game modes.
October 01, 2019
  • Reduced the vitality loss from this trait from 300 to 180.
July 16, 2019
  • This trait no longer increases damage while you have barrier. Instead it converts 15% of all outgoing strike damage into barrier and reduces vitality by 300.
December 11, 2018
  • This trait now grants 5% bonus damage when the engineer is under the effects of barrier, in addition to strengthening barrier.
February 06, 2018
  • This trait has been reworked to increase the effectiveness of barriers you receive by 15%.
November 17, 2015
  • This trait should now be reflected in the skill facts of appropriate skills.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Impact Savant has been added to the game.