Merciful Intervention

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Merciful Intervention

40 Recharge time  2 Hero point  Ground-targeted  

Guardian tango icon 20px.png Guardian (skill list)
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Shadowstep to an ally in the targeted area and heal around them. If no ally is present in the targeted area, this ability will not shadowstep.

 Healing.png Healing: 2,344 (1.1)?
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Radius.png Radius: 180
 Range.png Range: 1,200

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

Guardian tango icon 20px.png Valor
Guardian tango icon 20px.png Honor


  • Some friendly NPCs are not considered allies by Merciful Intervention, causing the shadowstep to fail.
  • This skill can be used in WvW to shadowstep to Supply Depots.
  • You will always end up directly on top of the ally you shadowstep to, regardless of the relative position you chose.
  • The heal is equal to (40 + Level^2 * 0.36 + Healing Power * 1.1).

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
October 18, 2016
  • The recharge time of this ability has been reduced from 50 seconds to 40 seconds.
  • Base healing power has been increased by 20%.
  • Healing-power contribution has been increased by 83%.
March 16, 2015
  • This skill will no longer activate if a valid path to the target point cannot be found.
September 09, 2014
  • This ability is now a ground-targeted skill and will shadowstep the guardian to an ally in the targeted area, healing allies around the guardian.
April 15, 2014
  • Added a radius skill fact.
October 15, 2013
  • This skill is now instant as a baseline skill.
July 23, 2013
  • This skill's recharge has been lowered from 80 seconds to 50 seconds.
  • Base healing for this skill has been increased by 48%.
  • Scaling with healing power has been increased to 60% effectiveness, up from 20%.
November 15, 2012
  • This skill has been updated to be instant when traited and will now always be based around the guardian.
October 01, 2012
  • This skill has been updated to heal when it completes and isn't aborted.
September 25, 2012
  • This skill has been updated to work with the Meditation Mastery trait.
  • The tooltip for this skill has also been updated to display the healing amount when affected by traits.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Merciful Intervention has been added to the game.