Potent Poison

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Potent Poison

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Increased poison duration. Poison deals increased damage. Other Deadly Arts traits apply additional poison stacks.

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

— In-game description

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.