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Pain Absorption

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Pain Absorption

Revenant icon small.png Revenant (skill list)
Legendary Demon
Training cost
4 Hero points
Game link
0.5½ Activation time  30 Energy   
Pain Absorption

Legendary Demon. Grant resistance to yourself and nearby allies. Absorb conditions from those allies, gaining resolution and additional resistance per condition.

Miscellaneous effect.png Conditions Transferred: 1
Resistance.png Resistance (3s): Nondamaging conditions currently on you are ineffective.
Resolution.png Resolution (5s): Incoming condition damage decreased by 33%.
Resistance.png Self-Resistance per Condition (1s): Nondamaging conditions currently on you are ineffective.
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Range.png Range: 600
Breaks stun.png Breaks Stun

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Corruption Corruption

Retribution Retribution

Salvation Salvation

Invocation Invocation

Devastation Devastation

Herald Herald

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
October 04, 2022
  • Reduced energy cost from 35 to 30 in PvP only.
May 11, 2021
  • Increased base resistance duration from 2 seconds to 3 seconds.
  • This skill now also applies resolution to the caster with a duration of 5 seconds.
March 04, 2020
  • Increased energy cost from 30 to 35 in PvP only.
May 08, 2018
  • The energy cost of this skill is no longer split between game modes and will now use the lower 30-energy cost in all modes.
March 27, 2018
  • Reduced the energy cost from 35 to 30 in PvP and WvW.
December 13, 2016
  • This ability now breaks stun.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Pain Absorption has been added to the game.