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Phase Traversal

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Phase Traversal

Revenant icon small.png Revenant (skill list)
Legendary Assassin
Training cost
4 Hero points
Game link
0.5½ Activation time  
30 Energy
35 Energy
35 Energy
5 Recharge time
5 Recharge time
12 Recharge time
Phase Traversal

Legendary Assassin. Step through the Mists to your target. Your next few attacks can't be blocked.

 Damage.png Damage: 532 (2.0)?
 Damage.png Damage: 266 (1.0)?
 Unblockable (effect).png2 Unblockable (5s): Your attacks are unblockable
 Quickness.png Quickness (3s): Skills and actions are faster.
 Unblockable.png Unblockable
 Range.png Range: 1,200

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Salvation Salvation

Devastation Devastation

Herald Herald

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
March 23, 2021
  • Increased cooldown from 5 seconds to 12 seconds in PvP only.
July 07, 2020
  • This skill now performs a pathing check before activation.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • This skill no longer increases damage for the next few attacks, and it now uses the new unblockable effect. Damage increased by 100% in PvE only. Energy cost raised from 30 to 35 in WvW to match the PvP version.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • Skills and traits that grant the unblockable status now use a unified effect. This effect is intensity stacking, and stacks are lost whenever attacks hit or miss. Single strikes that hit multiple foes only consume 1 stack. Skills that grant the unblockable status for a duration have been updated to use a number of stacks instead.
August 28, 2018
  • The energy cost of this skill has been reduced from 35 to 30 in PvE and WvW.
February 07, 2018
  • Reverted the range check on this ability.
February 06, 2018
  • This skill is now unblockable and grants 3 seconds of quickness in addition to its previous effects. Fixed a bug in which this skill could be used on targets outside of its range.
July 26, 2016
  • This skill will now properly damage downed enemies.
May 17, 2016
  • The cost of this skill has been increased from 20 to 35.
October 27, 2015
  • Added a 5-second recharge.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Phase Traversal has been added to the game.