Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns content


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Not available underwater  
Guardian icon small.png Guardian (skill list)
Dragonhunter icon small.png Dragonhunter
Training cost
15 Hero points
Game link
Purification render.png

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0.75¾ Activation time  30 Recharge time  

Trap. Heal yourself and imbue your light into a trap. Enemies that trigger this trap are damaged and blinded as the light returns to you for a second heal.

 Damage.png Damage: 50 (0.1875)?
 Healing.png Initial Heal: 1,608 (0.333)?
 Healing.png Trap Heal: 6,480 (1.0)?
 Healing.png Trap Heal: 4,380 (0.667)?
 Regeneration.png Boon on Trap Trigger (10s): 1,300 Heal
 Blinded.png Blindness (6s): Next outgoing attack misses.
 Radius.png Trigger Radius: 180
 Radius.png Attack Radius: 240

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Radiance Radiance

Valor Valor

Honor Honor

Virtues Virtues

Dragonhunter Dragonhunter


  • The initial heal is equal to (40 + Level^2 * 0.245 + Healing Power * 0.333).
  • The trap heal is equal to (80 + Level^2 * 1.0 + Healing Power * 1.0).

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced trap heal coefficient from 1.0 to 0.667. Reduced trap base heal from 5,475 to 4,380.
January 14, 2020
  • Traps now disappear without activating if their skill is unequipped.
February 22, 2017
  • The trap heal on this skill has been reduced by approximately 16% in PvP only.
October 18, 2016
  • The cast time of this ability has been increased from 0.5 seconds to 0.75 seconds.
  • The initial heal's base healing value has been reduced from 80 to 40, with level scaling also reduced by 6%.
  • The initial heal has had its healing-power contribution increased by about 33%.
November 17, 2015
  • Reduced the visual noise on the effects associated with this skill.
October 29, 2015
  • Fixed a bug that caused this trap to last for 60 seconds instead of the full 5 minutes.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Purification has been added to the game.