Potent Poison

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Potent Poison

Thief icon small.png Deadly Arts (trait list)
Training cost
8 Hero points
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Potent Poison

Poison you inflict has increased damage and duration. Other Deadly Arts traits apply additional stacks of poison.

Duration.png Duration Increase: 33%
Duration.png Duration Increase: 5%
Miscellaneous effect.png Additional Poison Stacks: 1

— In-game description

Related skills[edit]

Weapon skills that are improved by this trait

Transform skills that are improved by this trait

Utility skills that are improved by this trait

Profession mechanic skills that are improved by this trait

Downed skills that are improved by this trait

Drowning skills that are improved by this trait

Related traits[edit]

Traits that are improved by this trait

Deadly Arts Deadly Arts


  • The damage modifier stacks multiplicatively with other damage modifiers.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced bonus poison duration from 20% to 5%.
July 10, 2018
  • This trait has been split and will now grant 20% bonus to poison duration and damage in both PvP and WvW, with PvE remaining at 33%.
March 27, 2018
  • Fixed a bug that prevented this trait from applying the extra poison stack to Deadeye's Mark.
May 16, 2017
  • In addition to its previous effect, this trait now increases the number of stacks of poison applied by other Deadly Arts traits.
October 18, 2016
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the condition's duration increase from displaying in the Attributes section.
September 29, 2015
  • Increased poison damage from 10% to 33%.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
  • This trait has been moved to the Grandmaster tier.
  • Added: Poison deals 10% more damage.
November 26, 2013
  • Updated the thief skills that caused poison to reflect the extended duration that this trait applies.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Potent Poison has been added to the game.