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Magebane Tether (trait skill)

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Magebane Tether

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Warrior tango icon 20px.png Warrior (trait skill list)
Spellbreaker tango icon 20px.png Spellbreaker
Magebane Tether Magebane Tether
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Tether yourself to your target. If they move beyond the range threshold, pull them to you. Grants might and reveals your target every second.

 Damage.png Damage Increase to Tethered Target: 10%
 Miscellaneous effect.png Range Threshold: 600
 Might.png3 Might (8s): 90 Condition Damage, 90 Power
 Might.png Might (6s): 30 Condition Damage, 30 Power
 Revealed.png8 Revealed (3s): You cannot stealth
 Radius.png Pull: 600
 Duration.png Duration: 8 seconds
 Range.png Range: 600
 Unblockable.png Unblockable

— In-game description [?]


  • Applies the 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!


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

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
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.