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Opening Passage

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Opening Passage.png

Opening Passage

Guardian icon small.png Guardian (skill list)
Firebrand icon small.png Firebrand
Mantra of Lore.png → 
Opening Passage.png
 → Clarified Conclusion.png
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1 Recharge time  
Opening Passage

Recite a cleansing word, purifying allies of conditions and helping them recover.

 Regeneration.png Regen (5s): 650 Heal
 Miscellaneous effect.png Conditions Removed: 2
 Number of targets.png Number of Allied Targets: 5
 Miscellaneous effect.png Charge Recovery: 10 seconds
 Radius.png Radius: 180
 Range.png Range: 450

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Valor Valor

Virtues Virtues

Firebrand Firebrand

  • Purity of Word Purity of Word — Gain knowledge of Elonian lore, igniting a fierce drive to purge corruption and manifesting your Virtues as mystic tomes. Gain access to Mantras. Using Tome skills consumes pages. You regenerate pages every interval.


  • Also affects the caster.
  • Blasts in a cone shape in the direction you're currently facing.
  • Has 2 charges then flips over to Clarified Conclusion.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
June 27, 2023
  • Increased the number of conditions removed from 1 to 2 in PvP only
February 14, 2023
  • Firebrand mantras now require an initial casting time to prepare the mantra charges. The final charge of each mantra is more powerful.
  • Firebrand mantras will now automatically swap to their charged state when not on cooldown and when the player is out of combat in PvE maps.
May 11, 2021
  • Mantras no longer need to be charged before use. They now hold three charges by default, and the final charge is no longer stronger. They regenerate ammunition normally.
December 15, 2017
  • The number of conditions removed by this skill has been reduced from 2 to 1 in PvP only.
November 07, 2017
  • Increased the range of this skill from 300 to 450.
  • Increased the radius of this skill from 120 to 180.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Opening Passage has been added to the game.