Purity of Purpose

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Purity of Purpose

Specialization
Engineer tango icon 20px.png Alchemy (trait list)
Tier
Grandmaster
Type
Major
Training cost
8 Hero points
Game link
External links
API

When you would cleanse a condition from an ally, convert it to a boon instead.

 Bleeding.png Vigor.png Vigor (10s): 50% Endurance Regeneration
 Bleeding.png Vigor.png Vigor (3s): 50% Endurance Regeneration
 Blinded.png Fury.png Fury (5s): 20% Critical Chance
 Blinded.png Fury.png Fury (3s): 20% Critical Chance
 Burning.png Aegis.png Aegis (5s): Block the next incoming attack.
 Burning.png Aegis.png Aegis (3s): Block the next incoming attack.
 Chilled.png Alacrity.png Alacrity (3s): 25% Skill Recharge Rate
 Chilled.png Alacrity.png Alacrity (10.5½s): 25% Skill Recharge Rate
 Confusion.png Retaliation.png Retaliation (5s): Reflect incoming damage back to its source.
 Confusion.png Retaliation.png Retaliation (3s): Reflect incoming damage back to its source.
 Crippled.png Swiftness.png Swiftness (10s): 33% Movement Speed
 Crippled.png Swiftness.png Swiftness (5s): 33% Movement Speed
 Immobile.png Resistance.png Resistance (2s): Conditions currently on you are ineffective; stacks duration.
 Immobile.png Resistance.png Resistance (10.5½s): Conditions currently on you are ineffective; stacks duration.
 Poisoned.png Regeneration.png Regen (5s): 650 Heal
 Poisoned.png Regeneration.png Regen (3s): 390 Heal
 Slow.png Quickness.png Quickness (3s): Skills and actions are faster.
 Slow.png Quickness.png Quickness (10.5½s): Skills and actions are faster.
 Torment.png Might.png3 Might (10s): 90 Condition Damage, 90 Power
 Torment.png Might.png3 Might (5s): 90 Condition Damage, 90 Power
 Vulnerability.png Protection.png Protection (3s): -33% Incoming Damage
 Vulnerability.png Protection.png Protection (10.5½s): -33% Incoming Damage
 Weakness.png Might.png3 Might (10s): 90 Condition Damage, 90 Power
 Weakness.png Might.png3 Might (5s): 90 Condition Damage, 90 Power

— In-game description

Notes[edit]

  • This trait also causes conditions to be converted on the user instead of being cleansed.

Trivia[edit]

  • The name of this trait is a reference to ArenaNet's explanation on changes to the Scrappers Gyro skills in the October 18, 2016 game update, where they cited "purity of purpose" as the reason for the change.[1] Neither the changes nor the explanation itself were received well by the community and quickly became a joke for misguided decisions in Engineer balancing.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
April 14, 2020
  • Fixed a bug that prevented this trait from affecting taunt.
March 31, 2020
  • Fixed a bug that prevented this trait from affecting taunt.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Boon durations have been adjusted as follows:
    • Protection, quickness, stability, and alacrity have been reduced from 3 seconds to 1.5 seconds.
    • Resistance has been reduced from 2 seconds to 1.5 seconds.
    • Fury, aegis, retaliation, and regeneration have been reduced from 5 seconds to 3 seconds.
    • Vigor has been reduced from 10 seconds to 3 seconds.
    • Might and swiftness have been reduced from 10 seconds to 5 seconds.
February 06, 2018

References[edit]