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King of Fires

15 Recharge time  

Warrior tango icon 20px.png Berserker
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Increase the duration of burning you apply. Gain fire aura when you critically hit an enemy. Berserker skills detonate fire aura, damaging
and burning nearby foes.
 Damage.png Damage: 117 (0.44)?
 Burning.png3 Burning (3s): 1179 Damage
 Fire Shield.png Fire Aura (5s): Enveloped in a fiery shield that burns foes, grants might each time you are struck (1-second cooldown per attacker).
 Duration.png Duration Increase: 33%
 Radius.png Radius: 240

— In-game description


Deals no damage.
  • "Berserker skills" that detonate and remove fire aura include primal burst, rage, and torch skills.
  • The recharge time only applies to gaining fire aura when critically hitting an enemy.
  • Comboing Sundering Leap with a fire field will detonate the fire aura created by the combo.
  • If a fire aura is created by getting a critical hit with a Berserker skill, it will detonate immediately.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
July 16, 2019
  • Detonating a fire aura now deals damage in addition to burning.
October 18, 2016
  • Fixed a bug that prevented this trait's detonation from functioning with Head Butt.
January 26, 2016
  • This trait's functionalty has changed.
  • It now gives fire shield on a critical hit (15-second internal cooldown).
  • Using berserker skills detonates any fire shield currently applied, inflicting 3 stacks of burning for 3 seconds to nearby foes.
  • Increases outgoing burning duration by 33%.
November 17, 2015
  • Fixed a bug that prevented this trait from functioning while in the downed state.
November 04, 2015
  • The burn duration increase modifier has been increased from 20% to 33%.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • King of Fires has been added to the game.


  • The name of this trait is likely a reference to the fighting game series King of Fighters.