Perfect Inscriptions

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Perfect Inscriptions

Guardian icon small.png Radiance (trait list)
Training cost
8 Hero points
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Signets gain reduced recharge, improved passive effects, and share their passive effects with nearby allies when activated.

 Radius.png Effectiveness Increased: 20%
 Number of targets.png Number of Allied Targets: 5
 Count Recharge.png Recharge Reduced: 20%
 Duration.png Duration: 10 seconds
 Radius.png Radius: 600

— In-game description


When joining a new map, signets will sometimes grant two instances of the effect. This ends when you activate the signet.
  • When multiple guardians use this trait, the signet buffs stack.
  • Before the March 9, 2021 patch, pressing the signet removed all the other stacks on that specific guardian. This was quietly fixed without a mention in the patch notes.[1]
Skill Recharge Traited Improved passive effect
Healing Signet of Resolve.png Signet of Resolve 30 Recharge time 24 Recharge time Interval of cleansing conditions reduced to 8 seconds.
Utility Bane Signet.png Bane Signet 30 Recharge time 24 Recharge time Bonus Power increased to 216
Signet of Judgment.png Signet of Judgment 25 Recharge time 20 Recharge time Damage Reduction increased to -12%
Signet of Wrath.png Signet of Wrath 25 Recharge time 20 Recharge time Bonus Condition Damage increased to 216
Signet of Mercy.png Signet of Mercy 90 Recharge time 72 Recharge time Bonus Concentration increased to 150
Elite Signet of Courage.png Signet of Courage 90 Recharge time 72 Recharge time Passive Healing increased by 20%.
Traits Wrath of Justice Wrath of Justice 25 Recharge time 20 Recharge time Bonus Condition Damage increased to 216

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
March 05, 2019
  • This trait now applies its shared signet passive effect to the guardian in addition to their allies.
August 28, 2018
  • Clarified the tooltip to include the duration the signets' passive effects are shared with allies.
August 17, 2017
  • Fixed a bug in which Perfect Inscriptions allowed the stacking of multiple passive effects.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • This no longer grants light aura but instead shares the passive effects of the activated signets with your allies.
July 07, 2015
  • Fixed an issue that prevented this trait from granting light aura when using Signet of Resolve or Signet of Courage.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
  • Added: Signets recharge 20% faster.
  • Added: Gain light aura for 3 seconds when activating a signet.
October 15, 2013
  • This trait now increases the effectiveness of the passive condition removal on Signet of Resolve.
May 28, 2013
  • Now functions in PvE.
April 30, 2013
  • Recharges can no longer be refreshed.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Perfect Inscriptions has been added to the game.