Ritual of Life

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Ritual of Life

35 Recharge time  

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Cast Lesser Well of Blood when reviving an ally. Wells of Blood revive allies every pulse.

 Miscellaneous effect.png Revive Percentage: 7%
 Miscellaneous effect.png Revive Percentage: 4%

— In-game description


  • Only the reviver gets the initial self heal.
  • The well is created when starting the revival process.
  • Also triggered when reviving with the Signet of Undeath, the well will be placed at the caster's position.
  • Revive amount is increased by outgoing healing modifiers.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
August 28, 2018
  • This trait is now split between game modes and will now revive at 4% in PvP and WvW.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • This trait no longer improves revive speed.
  • The skill cast by this trait has been renamed Lesser Well of Blood.
  • This trait now causes Well of Blood and Lesser Well of Blood to revive allies by 7% each pulse.
February 22, 2017
  • The well created by this trait has been renamed to the Lesser Well of Blood and will continue to use a 35-second recharge.
April 19, 2016
  • The cooldown of this trait has been reduced from 40 seconds to 35 seconds.
August 25, 2015
  • Fixed a bug that prevented this trait's recharge from being reduced by the effects of Vampiric Rituals.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
  • Added: Revive allies 10% faster.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Ritual of Life has been added to the game.