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Rite of the Great Dwarf

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Rite of the Great Dwarf

Revenant icon small.png Revenant (skill list)
Legendary Dwarf
Training cost
9 Hero points
Game link

27975, 56773
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10.25¼ Activation time  40 Energy  
Rite of the Great Dwarf

Legendary Dwarf. Channel the power of the Rite of the Great Dwarf to turn yourself and nearby allies to stone to reduce incoming damage.

Rite of the Great Dwarf.png Rite of the Great Dwarf (5s): Gain 50% damage reduction. You are still susceptible to conditions and control effects.
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Radius.png Radius: 600
Breaks stun.png Breaks Stun

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Retribution Retribution

Salvation Salvation

  • Generous Abundance Generous Abundance — Heal allies around yourself when using a Legend skill. Heal allies around Ventari's Tablet when using a Legendary Centaur skill. Dragon Facet skills and Ventari's Will cannot activate this trait.

Invocation Invocation

Devastation Devastation


  • Jalis occasionally shouts "The Great Dwarf's power is upon you all!" on use.
  • When affected by Versed in Stone Versed in Stone, this skills states "You are still susceptible [sic] control effects", omitting the word "to".

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
May 08, 2018
  • The energy cost of this skill is no longer split between game modes and will now use the lower 40-energy cost in all modes.
February 22, 2017
  • The cost of this skill has been reduced from 50 energy to 40 energy in PvP only.
May 03, 2016
  • Fixed a bug that caused this skill to reduce damage additively rather than multiplicatively while under the effects of a trait.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Rite of the Great Dwarf has been added to the game.


  • The Rite of the Great Dwarf was the ritual performed by King Jalis Ironhammer, utilizing the Hammer of the Great Dwarf that turned Deldrimor Dwarves into living stone in order to fight off the Great Destroyer and its spawn.