Pack Alpha

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Pack Alpha

Ranger icon small.png Beastmastery (trait list)
Training cost
2 Hero points
Game link
Pack Alpha

Your pet's attributes are improved and pet skills gain recharge reduction.
Improved attributes are power, condition damage, precision, toughness, and vitality.

Attribute bonus.png Attribute Increase: 150
Count Recharge.png Pet Skill Recharge: 20%

— In-game description


  • While in Beastmode, the player gains the attribute bonuses. In PvP and WvW the attribute bonus is reduced from 150 to 75.
  • This trait does not affect the recharge of merged Beastmode skills or Unleash Pet skills, which default to F1, F2, and F3.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
June 28, 2022
  • Fixed an issue with certain ranger pet skills not having their skill recharges reduced, or reduced incorrectly, by this trait.
March 17, 2020
  • Reduced stats granted to merged soulbeasts from 150 to 75 in PvP and WvW.
April 23, 2019
  • This trait now grants its attribute bonus to condition damage in addition to the attributes it previously affected.
July 10, 2018
  • This trait now grants the full 150 attribute increase to each primary attribute, up from 80, to a merged soulbeast at level 80.
December 12, 2017
  • Fixed a bug that prevented this trait from affecting new Path of Fire pet family skills.
November 07, 2017
  • Fixed a bug that prevented this trait from affecting the F2 skills of pets from the Path of Fire region.
October 27, 2015
  • Fixed a bug in which this trait was not applying its recharge reduction to some of the new pet skills on the Bristleback, Smokescale, Fire Wyvern, and Electric Wyvern.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Pack Alpha has been added to the game.