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Primal Echoes

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Primal Echoes

8 Recharge time  

Ranger tango icon 20px.png Druid (trait list)
Training cost
10 Hero points
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Reduces recharge of staff skills. Daze nearby foes when you swap to staff.

 Daze.png Daze (1s): Unable to use skills.
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Count Recharge.png Recharge Reduced: 20%
 Radius.png Radius: 300
 Miscellaneous effect.png Combat Only

— In-game description


  • Shifting into the Celestial Avatar Form will also trigger the trait, even when not using a Staff.
  • The daze applies before damage from Sigil of Hydromancy, making it possible to activate Ancient Seeds on weapon swap.

Skill Traited recharge
Staff Astral Wisp.png Astral Wisp 8 6.4
Ancestral Grace.png Ancestral Grace 18 14.4
Vine Surge.png Vine Surge 20 16
Sublime Conversion.png Sublime Conversion 25 20

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 23, 2016
  • Fixed a bug in the skill fact that indicated an incorrect duration when using the Moment of Clarity trait.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Primal Echoes has been added to the game.


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