Piercing Shards

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Piercing Shards

Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Water
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Vulnerability you inflict has increased duration. Deal increased damage to vulnerable foes. Damage bonus is doubled while attuned to water.

 Damage.png Damage Increase: 10%
 Duration.png Vulnerability Duration Increased: 33%

— In-game description


  • The damage increase bonus also applies to equipped bundles and conjured weapons as long as the player remains in water attunement.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
July 16, 2019
  • This trait now grants half its 20% bonus damage to vulnerable foes when not attuned to water.
  • The full bonus damage is still applied while attuned to water.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
  • Added: Vulnerability lasts 33% longer.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Piercing Shards has been added to the game.