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Improved Alacrity

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Improved Alacrity

Chronomancer icon small.png Chronomancer (trait list)
Training cost
10 Hero points
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Alacrity applied to you is stronger but has a reduced duration. Gain increased critical-strike damage when you have alacrity.

 Radius.png Recharge Speed: 50%
 Ferocity attribute.png Critical Damage Increase: 10%
 Duration.png Duration Decreased: 33%

— In-game description


The reduction in duration doesn't affect Alacrity gained via Persistence of Memory Persistence of Memory.
  • This applies -33% Boon duration of Alacrity to yourself. If you have 133% Boon duration, Alacrity will be applied to you as 100% duration.[1]
  • The increased critical-strike damage only affects the chronomancer, and not their illusions.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
August 02, 2022
  • In addition to its previous effects, this trait now also increases your critical strike damage by 10% when you have alacrity. This is a multiplier to total damage dealt, not additive with critical strike damage from ferocity.
February 06, 2018
  • This trait now causes alacrity applied to you to improve skill-recharge speed by 50%, but it reduces the duration of incoming alacrity from all sources by 33%.
  • Alacrity applied to others is unaffected.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Improved Alacrity has been added to the game.


  1. ^ Post by Ianboost,