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Sand Savant

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Sand Savant

Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Scourge (trait list)
Training cost
10 Hero points
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Summon only one shade at a time. This greater shade has a modified recharge. Influence a larger area with Shade skills.
A greater shade counts as three shades for related traits.

 Number of targets.png Increased Targets: 5
 Count Recharge.png Recharge Increase: 25%
 Count Recharge.png Recharge Increase: 100%
 Radius.png Radius Increase: 120

— In-game description


  • Increases targets affected by the shade from 3 to 5 in PvE and PvP only. The target cap remains 2 in WvW.
  • The term "Increased Targets" may be misleading, historically it was used to describe the target cap increase by 2 from 3 to 5 (then by 5 from 5 to 10), now it describes the actual target cap instead of an increase.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
July 08, 2020
  • Reduced the target cap of shades from 3 to 2 in WvW only. Reduced the target cap of greater shades from 5 to 2 in WvW only.
December 03, 2019
  • This trait no longer increases the target cap of shade skills in WvW only. Undocumented change: modified PvE recharge from -33% to +25% in PvE only.
October 01, 2019
  • Increased the number of targets affected by the larger shade from 2 to 5 so that it now affects up to 10 targets.
June 05, 2018
  • This trait has been split between game modes.
    • In PvE it will continue to reduce cooldown by 33%.
    • In PvP and WvW modes it will increase sand shade recharge by 100%.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Sand Savant has been added to the game.