Purging Flames

From Guild Wars 2 Wiki
Jump to navigationJump to search

Purging Flames.png

Purging Flames

Guardian icon small.png Guardian (skill list)
Training cost
3 Hero points
Game link
0.5½ Activation time  
20 Recharge time
28 Recharge time
Purging Flames

Consecration. Create a ring of fire. With each pulse, burn foes while removing conditions from allies inside the area of effect.

Damage.png Damage (6x): 318 (1.2)?
Burning.png6 Burning (4s): 3,144 Damage
Miscellaneous effect.png Conditions Removed: 1
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Miscellaneous effect.png Pulses: 6
Duration.png Duration: 5 seconds
Radius.png Radius: 180
Combo.png Combo Field: Fire
Range.png Range: 900

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Zeal Zeal

Radiance Radiance

Virtues Virtues


  • This skill is affected by Block.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
June 27, 2023
  • Master of Consecrations trait no longer reduces the cooldown of consecration skills.
  • Reduced cooldown from 25 seconds to 20 seconds in PvE and from 35 seconds to 28 seconds in PvP and WvW.
May 12, 2021
  • Fixed an issue in which the cooldown of this skill was lower than intended in PvP and WvW.
May 11, 2021
  • Reduced radius from 240 to 180. This skill no longer burns foes that cross the outside of the field. Instead, it now applies one stack of burning with a 4-second duration on foes inside the radius when cast and again on each pulse for the duration of the effect. Cooldown reduced from 35 seconds to 25 seconds in PvE only.
October 01, 2019
  • This skill no longer reduces the duration of incoming conditions. Instead of removing 3 conditions from allies when cast, it now removes 1 condition from allies and 1 additional condition every second the skill persists. Fixed a bug that prevented this skill from being properly extended when Master of Consecrations was equipped.
July 30, 2019
  • This skill now uses different effects depending on whether the caster is an enemy or an ally.
December 12, 2017
  • Burning has been adjusted from 3 stacks for 5 seconds to 2 stacks for 8 seconds.
August 25, 2015
  • Updated the underwater version of this skill to be self-targeted instead of ground targeted.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • This skill now applies 3 stacks of burning for 5 seconds.
  • Consecrated Ground is now baseline. Consecration skills use ground targeting.
September 09, 2014
  • Added a Number of Targets: 5 skill fact.
November 26, 2013
  • Updated the skill fact to show the correct condition duration reduction (33%).
October 29, 2013
  • Updated the skill fact to indicate the correct condition duration reduction.
October 15, 2013
  • Base functionality has been reworked.
    • This skill now removes three conditions from allies in an area effect around the guardian while burning enemies (enemies that enter or exit the flames are still burned).
    • This skill now reduces the condition duration for allies who remain in the consecration areas.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Purging Flames has been added to the game.