Keen Observer

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Keen Observer

Thief icon small.png Critical Strikes (trait list)
Training cost
2 Hero points
Game link
Keen Observer

Critical-hit chance is increased while your health is above the threshold.

Radius.png Health Threshold: 75%
Radius.png Health Threshold: 90%

— In-game description


  • The critical hit chance increase is not displayed in the attribute window, but still applies.
  • In WvW, it only offers 8% bonus critical-hit chance.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 14, 2023
  • Reduced health threshold requirement from 90% to 75% in PvE only.
June 28, 2022
  • Critical chance bonus increased from 10% to 15% in PvE only.
July 07, 2020
  • Increased bonus critical chance from 5% to 10%.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Keen Observer has been added to the game.