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Piercing Light

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Piercing Light.png

Piercing Light

Dragonhunter icon small.png Dragonhunter (trait list)
Training cost
10 Hero points
Game link

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 45 36
Light's Judgment.png Light's Judgment 20 16
Procession of Blades.png Procession of Blades (PvE, PvP) 20 16
Procession of Blades.png Procession of Blades (WvW) 25 20
Test of Faith.png Test of Faith 30 24
Elite Dragon's Maw.png Dragon's Maw 50 40

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.