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Magebane Tether (trait skill)

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Magebane Tether

Warrior icon small.png Warrior (trait skill list)
Spellbreaker icon small.png Spellbreaker
Magebane Tether Magebane Tether
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12 Recharge time  
Magebane Tether

Tether yourself to your target. If they move beyond the range threshold, pull them to you. Grants might and reveals your target every second.

Miscellaneous effect.png Range Threshold: 600
Might.png Might (8s): 30 Condition Damage, 30 Power
Might.png Might (6s): 30 Condition Damage, 30 Power
Might.png Might (9s): 30 Condition Damage, 30 Power
Revealed.png8 Revealed (3s): You cannot stealth
Pull.png Pull: 600
Duration.png Duration: 8 seconds
Radius.png Radius: 360
Evade.png Defiance Break: 150
Range.png Range: 600
Unblockable.png Unblockable

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Strength Strength

Arms Arms

Defense Defense

Tactics Tactics

Spellbreaker Spellbreaker


  • Applies the Magebane Tether Magebane Tether effect to your target while tethered.
  • Your character will occasionally shout one of the following lines when you pull a foe:
    • You won't escape!
    • Get back here!
    • Not on my watch!
    • Stand and fight!

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
October 04, 2022
  • Increased might duration from 6 seconds to 9 seconds in PvP only.
August 23, 2022
  • (PvE only) Damage bonus to tethered target increased from 10% to 15%. Might stacks per second reduced from 3 to 1, but they are now applied to up to 5 allied targets within a range of 360.
February 28, 2022 End of Dragons release:
  • (Undocumented) Added tooltip fact Defiance Break.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced the number of might stacks from 2 to 1.
December 11, 2018
  • The duration of might that this trait grants has been split between game modes and will now apply 2 stacks for 6 seconds in PvP while keeping its current 3 stacks for 8 seconds in PvE and WvW.
May 08, 2018
  • Magebane Tether: This trait is no longer split between game modes and will now apply the 10% damage bonus to tethered targets in all modes.
February 06, 2018
  • Magebane Tether: Tethered targets take 10% bonus strike damage from the spellbreaker in PvE only.
December 12, 2017
  • Fixed a text error with the effect associated with this trait that stated it applied vulnerability instead of revealed.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Magebane Tether has been added to the game.


  • This skill shares its icon with Balthazar's Rage from the original Guild Wars game.