Persisting Flames

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Persisting Flames

Elementalist icon small.png Fire (trait list)
Training cost
8 Hero points
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Persisting Flames

Fire fields created by weapon skills last longer. Whenever your fire fields hit a foe, gain increased strike damage for a duration.

 Persisting Flames.png Persisting Flames (15s): +1% Damage
 Maximum Count.png Maximum Stacks: 10
 Duration.png Duration Increase: 2 seconds

— In-game description


Skill Duration Traited duration
Staff Lava Font.png Lava Font 4 Seconds 6 Seconds
Pyroclastic Blast.png Pyroclastic Blast 4 Seconds 6 Seconds
Burning Retreat.png Burning Retreat 6 Seconds 8 Seconds
Dagger Burning Speed.png Burning Speed 4 Seconds 6 Seconds
Ring of Fire.png Ring of Fire 5 Seconds 7 Seconds
Focus Flamewall.png Flamewall 8 Seconds 10 Seconds
Wildfire.png Wildfire 8 Seconds 10 Seconds
Flame Uprising.png Flame Uprising 2 Seconds 4 Seconds
Trident Boil.png Boil 4 Seconds 6 Seconds
Bundle Skills Burning Retreat.png Burning Retreat 4 Seconds 6 Seconds
Ring of Fire.png Ring of Fire 5 Seconds 7 Seconds

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
October 26, 2021
  • Positive percentage-based enhancements now display with a "+." For example, swiftness now displays "+33% Movement Speed" instead of "33% Movement Speed."
May 11, 2021
  • Text on many damage-increasing profession traits, runes, and sigils has been clarified to indicate whether they increase outgoing strike damage, condition damage, or all damage, as appropriate.
July 07, 2020
  • This trait no longer grants fury when using a blast finisher with a fire combo field. Instead, this trait will now grant the elementalist an additional 1% damage for 15 seconds for each target struck with a fire field. This effect stacks up to 10 times.
July 10, 2018
  • The lava font cast by this trait has been renamed Lesser Lava Font.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Updated the description of this trait to indicate that it affects weapon-skill abilities only. No functionality has changed.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
  • Lava Tomb has been merged into this trait.
    • Create a lava font at your position when you go down.
October 15, 2013
  • The duration increase for fire fields is now consistent.
June 25, 2013
  • Updated this trait to also allow blast finishers to give fury (10 seconds) as well as might.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Persisting Flames has been added to the game.