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Piercing Light

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Piercing Light.png

Piercing Light

Guardian tango icon 20px.png Dragonhunter (trait list)
Training cost
10 Hero points
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Traps gain reduced recharge and slow enemies.

 Slow.png Slow (10.5½s): Skills and actions are slower.
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Count Recharge.png Recharge Reduced: 20%

— In-game description


Skill Traited recharge
Healing Purification.png Purification 30 24
Utility Fragments of Faith.png Fragments of Faith (PvE) 45 36
Fragments of Faith.png Fragments of Faith (WvW, PvP) 60 48
Light's Judgment.png Light's Judgment 30 24
Procession of Blades.png Procession of Blades 25 20
Test of Faith.png Test of Faith 30 24
Elite Dragon's Maw.png Dragon's Maw (WvW, PvP) 50 40
Dragon's Maw.png Dragon's Maw (PvE) 75 60
Trait Fragments of Faith.png Shards of Faith (PvE) 60 48
Fragments of Faith.png Shards of Faith (WvW, PvP) 300 240

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
December 13, 2016
  • This trait no longer causes traps to daze enemies and will instead inflict slow on enemies for 1.5 seconds on the initial trigger of a trap.
October 18, 2016
  • Daze duration from this trait has been reduced from 0.5 seconds to 0.25 seconds.
January 26, 2016
  • The daze duration of this trait has been reduced from 1 second to 0.5 seconds.
  • The daze from this trait is no longer unblockable when used with Test of Faith.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Piercing Light has been added to the game.