List of trait skills

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Trait skills are skills that correspond to a trait and are activated automatically when a certain condition is met, e.g. health threshold or when hit by a control effect.

List of trait skills[edit]

Skill Trait Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

Guardian tango icon 20px.png Guardian

Glacial Heart.png
 Glacial Heart
Glacial Heart Unleash a blast of ice that chills foes.
Shield of Absorption.png
 Lesser Shield of Absorption
Protective Reviver 24 Create a dome around you that pushes foes back and Absorbs projectiles. After a duration, it detonates, healing nearby allies.
Signet of Wrath.png
 Lesser Signet of Wrath
Wrath of Justice 25 Signet. Immobilize your target.
Smite Condition.png
 Lesser Smite Condition
Smiter's Boon 20 Meditation. Cure conditions and damage nearby foes. Deal more damage if a condition is cured.
Symbol of Protection.png
 Lesser Symbol of Protection
Protector's Restoration 20 Symbol. Create a symbol that gives protection to you and your allies.
Symbol of Swiftness.png
 Lesser Symbol of Wrath
Zealot's Speed 30 Symbol. Sear a mystic symbol into the target area, damaging foes and granting retaliation to allies.
Merciful Sanctuary.png
 Merciful Sanctuary
Virtuous Solace 75 Consecration. Form a protective healing shelter for allies. Block foes and their missiles from entering.
Mystic Rebuke.png
 Mystic Rebuke
Shattered Aegis Lash out against nearby foes.

Dragonhunter tango icon 20px.png Dragonhunter

Fragments of Faith.png
 Shards of Faith
Hunter's Determination 60 Trap. Lay a trap that deals damage and unleashes multiple fragments into the area when triggered. Each fragment grants aegis to allies, as long as they don't already have aegis.

Revenant tango icon 20px.png Revenant

Legendary Assassin Stance.png
 Call of the Assassin
Song of the Mists Strike enemies around you, inflicting vulnerability and gaining quickness. Gain additional quickness for each foe you hit.
Legendary Centaur Stance.png
 Call of the Centaur
Song of the Mists Heal yourself and nearby allies.
Legendary Demon Stance.png
 Call of the Demon
Song of the Mists Strike enemies around you, inflicting conditions on struck foes.
Legendary Dragon Stance.png
 Call of the Dragon
Song of the Mists Strike enemies around you, inflicting multiple conditions.
Legendary Dwarf Stance.png
 Call of the Dwarf
Song of the Mists Strike enemies around you, inflicting weakness, gaining barrier, and gaining additional barrier per target hit.
Legendary Renegade Stance.png
 Call of the Renegade
Song of the Mists Strike enemies around you, inflicting bleeding and gaining Kalla's Fervor. Gain additional fervor stacks for each foe you hit.
Dome of the Mists.png
 Dome of the Mists
Planar Protection 20 Create an area that blocks projectiles and weakens foes.
Invoking Torment.png
 Invoke Torment
Invoking Torment Charge up and release a burst of torment energy on nearby foes.
Maniacal Persistence.png
 Maniacal Pulse
Maniacal Persistence Lash out at nearby foes, inflicting them with torment.
Rite of the Great Dwarf.png
 Rite of the Great Dwarf
Versed in Stone 45 Legendary Dwarf. Channel the power of the Rite of the Great Dwarf to turn yourself and nearby allies to stone to reduce incoming damage.

Renegade tango icon 20px.png Renegade

Chaotic Release.png
 Empowering Roar
Bold Reversal 5 Ferociously roar, gaining several boons.

Warrior tango icon 20px.png Warrior

Balanced Stance.png
 Lesser Balanced Stance
Last Stand 40 Stance. Gain stability and swiftness on an interval. Become immune to critical hits.
Endure Pain.png
 Lesser Endure Pain
Defy Pain 60 Stance. Take no damage from attacks. You are still susceptible to conditions and control effects.
Signet of Might.png
 Lesser Signet of Might
Signet Mastery 25 Signet. Your attacks become unblockable.
Stomp.png
 Reckless Impact
Reckless Dodge Damage foes at the end of your dodge roll. Gain might for each foe struck by this attack.
"Shake It Off!".png
 "Shake It Off!"
Shrug It Off 25 Shout. Cure a condition on yourself and nearby allies. Also breaks stuns.

Spellbreaker tango icon 20px.png Spellbreaker

Magebane Tether (trait skill).png
 Magebane Tether
Magebane Tether 12 Tether yourself to your target. If they move beyond the range threshold, pull them to you. Grants might and reveals your target every second.

Engineer tango icon 20px.png Engineer

Fire Rocket Barrage.png
 Aim-Assisted Rocket
Aim-Assisted Rocket Fire a seeking rocket at your foe.
Summon D-Series Golem.png
 Bandage
Bunker Down 2 Drop a pack of bandages that provides a little healing.
Bomb.png
 Bomb
Evasive Powder Keg Set a timed charge that damages foes when it explodes.
Bunker Down.png
 Bunker Down
Bunker Down 2 Detonates when enemies draw near.
Supply Crate.png
 Cleansing Pulse
Cleansing Synergy Cleanse a condition from nearby allies.
Analyze.png
 Controlled Analysis
Lock On 25 Analyze a disabled foe, applying vulnerability.
Throw Gunk.png
 Drop Gunk
Streamlined Kits Drop gunk at your location to inflict a random condition.
Grenade Kit.png
 Drop Mine
Streamlined Kits Drop a mine that deals damage to enemies that trigger it.
Elixir S.png
 Elixir E
Emergency Elixir 40 Elixir. Gain barrier and protection.
Bomb.png
 Explosive Entrance
Explosive Entrance 0.25¼ Your first attack explodes, dealing extra damage to nearby enemies.
Fire Shield.png
 Fire Shield
Streamlined Kits Activate a fire shield that burns enemies who strike you, granting might for each burn applied.
Slick Shoes.png
 Glue Trail
Streamlined Kits Leave a trail of glue behind you that hampers enemy movement.
Analyze.png
 Invisible Analysis
Lock On 25 Analyze a stealthed foe, applying vulnerability.
Elixir B.png
 Lesser Elixir B
Hidden Flask 30 Elixir. Quaff an elixir, gaining boons.
Elixir C.png
 Lesser Elixir C
Transmute 60 Elixir. Quaff an elixir, converting conditions into boons.
Grenade Barrage.png
 Explosive Descent
Grenadier 20 Throw several grenades at once.
Utility Goggles.png
 Lesser Utility Goggles
Reactive Lenses 40 Gadget. Break out of stun, gaining fury and immunity to blindness.
Long-Fused Powder Pack.png
 Long-Fused Powder Pack
Takedown Round Drop a delayed explosive pack at your foe's location.
Med Kit.png
 Magnetic Aura
Streamlined Kits Become surrounded in a magnetic shield that reflects projectiles.
Bomb.png
 Magnetic Bomb
Streamlined Kits Set a timed charge that pulls nearby foes.
Throw Mine.png
 Mine Trail
Minesweeper Drop mines behind you as you dodge.
Orbital Strike.png
 Orbital Command Strike
Orbital Command Call down energy from the sky to blast an area.
Bomb.png
 Smoke Bomb
Autodefense Bomb Dispenser 20 Set a timed charge that creates a cloud of smoke, blinding nearby foes.
Chain Lightning.png
 Static Discharge
Static Discharge Hit multiple foes with arcs of chain lightning. Critical hits with this ability deal increased damage.
Tool Kit.png
 Superspeed
Streamlined Kits Run at double speed.
Throw Stimulant.png
 Throw Stimulant
Stimulant Supplier 10 Throw out a stimulant that heals, grants fury, and removes a debilitating condition (weakness, blind, vulnerability).

Holosmith tango icon 20px.png Holosmith

Overheat.png
 Overheat
Photon Projector Reaching the heat maximum results in a self-damaging explosion. Photon Forge is disabled until all heat is lost. Other tool belt skill cooldowns are increased.
Anchor.png
 Vent Exhaust
Thermal Release Valve Damage nearby foes and apply conditions to them. Lose heat. This attack activates Heat Therapy if you have not overheated.

Ranger tango icon 20px.png Ranger

Call of the Wild.png
 Lesser Call of the Wild
Clarion Bond 15 Grant fury, might, and swiftness to yourself and nearby allies. Your pet's next few attacks become unblockable.
Muddy Terrain.png
 Lesser Muddy Terrain
Child of Earth 25 Survival. Use mud to cripple, slow, and immobilize foes.
Quickening Zephyr.png
 Lesser Quickening Zephyr
Zephyr's Speed 15 Survival. You and your pet gain quickness and superspeed.
Signet of Stone.png
 Lesser Signet of Stone
Stoneform 70 Signet. You and your pet take no damage from attacks. You and your pet are still susceptible to conditions and control effects.
"Search and Rescue!".png
 "Search and Rescue!"
Allies' Aid 60 Command. Your pet will seek out and revive a downed ally.

Druid tango icon 20px.png Druid

Seed of Life.png
 Lesser Seed of Life
Verdant Etching Celestial Avatar. Summon a seed that heals and cleanses nearby allies of conditions when it blossoms.

Thief tango icon 20px.png Thief

Shadow Flare.png
 Burst of Shadows
Collateral Damage 1 Invoke an explosion of shadows at your marked target's location that blinds nearby foes.
Caltrops.png
 Caltrops
Uncatchable Scatter caltrops that cripple and bleed foes.
Haste.png
 Lesser Haste
Burst of Agility 60 Trick. Gain quickness, fury, and swiftness.

Daredevil tango icon 20px.png Daredevil

Bounding Dodger.png
 Bound
Bounding Dodger 0.75¾ Leap into an area, and deliver a massive blow to enemies.
Unhindered Combatant.png
 Dash
Unhindered Combatant 0.75¾ Remove conditions and gain swiftness, then rush forward and evade attacks.
Lotus Training.png
 Impaling Lotus
Lotus Training Evade attacks and hurl damaging daggers, dealing multiple conditions to enemies.
Palm Strike.png
 Pulmonary Impact
Impacting Disruption Physical. Cause a rupture that deals massive damage when this skill ends. This ability cannot critically hit.

Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Elementalist

Armor of Earth.png
 Armor of Earth
Earth's Embrace 75 Cantrip. Protect yourself with earth armor and gain protection and stability.
Updraft.png
 Blinding Flash
Evasive Arcana 10 Blind nearby foes.
Cleansing Wave.png
 Cleansing Wave
Evasive Arcana 10 Heal yourself and nearby allies, curing a condition.
Flame Burst.png
 Flame Burst
Evasive Arcana 10 Burn nearby foes.
Arcane Shield.png
 Lesser Arcane Shield
Final Shielding 60 Arcane. Block attacks with an energy shield. If it blocks three attacks, it explodes.
Cleansing Fire.png
 Lesser Cleansing Fire
Burning Fire 40 Cantrip. Cure conditions and burn foes.
Lava Font.png
 Lesser Lava Font
Persisting Flames 10 Make lava erupt from your location.
Lightning Rod.png
 Lightning Rod
Lightning Rod Call down lightning on a disabled foe.
Shock Wave.png
 Shock Wave
Evasive Arcana 10 Create a shock wave that bleeds and cripples nearby foes.
Sunspot.png
 Sunspot
Sunspot Gain a fire aura and damage nearby foes.

Tempest tango icon 20px.png Tempest

"Eye of the Storm!".png
 "Eye of the Storm!"
Gale Song 40 Shout. Imbue your voice with the element of air, massively increasing speed for nearby allies. The effects of this shout linger, breaking stun for nearby allies.

Weaver tango icon 20px.png Weaver

Stone Resonance.png
 Lesser Stone Resonance
Bolstered Elements Stance. Enter an earthen state, gaining barrier periodically over the course of the stance.

Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer

Decoy.png
 Decoy
Desperate Decoy 40 Clone. Gain stealth and summon an illusion to attack your foe.
Feedback.png
 Feedback
Medic's Feedback 32 Glamour. Create a dome around you that reflects projectiles.
Chaos Storm.png
 Lesser Chaos Storm
Method of Madness 35 Create a magical storm at the target location that applies random conditions to foes and boons to allies. The first strike of the storm dazes foes.
Phantasmal Defender.png
 Lesser Phantasmal Defender
Mental Defense 40 Phantasm. Summon an illusion that taunts your target and all nearby targets while blocking attacks. It explodes when it finishes blocking, dealing increased damage for each attack blocked.
Power Cleanse.png
 Lesser Power Cleanse
Mender's Purity 1 Remove conditions from you and nearby allies.

Mirage tango icon 20px.png Mirage

Phantasmal Seeking Axe.png
 Phantasmal Seeking Axe
Mirrored Axes Release a phantasmal axe that seeks out a target after a delay, inflicting conditions.
Mirrored Axes.png
 Phantasmal Spinning Axe
Mirrored Axes Generate a phantom axe that spins around you and applies conditions if it strikes a foe.
Sand Through Glass.png
 Reformed Mirage Mirror
Desert Distortion Your shattered illusion reforms into a mirror. Touching the mirror shatters it, granting mirage cloak to you and weakening foes.
Sand Shards.png
 Sand Shards
Dune Cloak Strike nearby foes, removing a boon from them. Gain a copy of any boon removed.

Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Necromancer

Life Blast.png
 Dhuumfire
Not available underwater
Dhuumfire 1 Blast your foe with life force, setting them alight.
Life Blast.png
 Dhuumfire
Underwater skill
Dhuumfire 0.5½ Blast a foe with a plague that transfers one condition to them.
Harbinger Shroud.png
 Harbinger Shroud
Herald of Sorrow 20 Shade. Enter the final shroud, gaining a powerful barrier and priming the shroud for a powerful detonation that damages enemies and bolsters allies.
Targets can only be affected by this skill once per activation.
Enfeebling Blood.png
 Lesser Enfeeble
Weakening Shroud Bleed and weaken nearby foes.
Mark of Blood.png
 Lesser Mark of Blood
Mark of Evasion Mark. Inscribe a mark that bleeds foes when they trigger it, and grants regeneration to allies.
Signet of Vampirism.png
 Lesser Signet of Vampirism
Blood Bond 20 Signet Active: Mark a foe. Allied players will siphon life from that enemy.
Spinal Shivers.png
 Lesser Spinal Shivers
Chill of Death 20 Chill your target and remove up to three boons, dealing extra damage based on the number of boons removed.
Well of Blood.png
 Lesser Well of Blood
Ritual of Life 35 Summon a well of blood to heal nearby allies.
Corrosive Poison Cloud.png
 Poison Nova
Death Nova 10.75¾ Corruption. The target area is enveloped in a noxious cloud of poison.
Unholy Feast.png
 Spiteful Spirit
Spiteful Spirit Cripple nearby foes and convert their boons into conditions. Gain retaliation for each foe you strike. Converts additional boons on foes below the health threshold.