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Impact Savant

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Impact Savant

Engineer tango icon 20px.png Scrapper (trait list)
Training cost
10 Hero points
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A percentage of the strike damage you deal is converted into barrier. Your vitality is reduced.

 Radius.png Conversion Percent: 15%
 Vitality attribute.png Vitality: -180

— In-game description

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
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.