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Sand Savant

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Sand Savant

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

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.

 Radius.png Radius Increase: 120

— In-game description

Notes[edit]

  • The default maximum number of targets that can be affected by shade skills is 2. Thus affecting a total maximum of 8 targets with the scourge and 3 sand shades.
  • In PvE and PvP, Sand Savant increases the number of targets to 5 but the scourge can only summon one sand shade. Thus, the Greater Shade affects 5 targets, and the scourge another 5 targets, for a total of 10 targets maximum. Additionally, it increases the radius of all shade skills to a total of 300 units, but also increases the recharge of Manifest Sand Shade's charges by 25%.
  • In WvW, the maximum number of targets per Greater Shade and scourge remains at 2 each, but the scourge can only summon one sand shade. Thus, the Greater Shade affects 2 targets, and the scourge another 2 targets, for a total of 4 targets maximum. Additionally, it increases the radius of all shade skills to a total of 300 units, but also increases the recharge of Manifest Sand Shade's charges by 100%.
  • Greater shades last as long as default sand shades: 20 seconds in PvE, and 15 seconds in PvP and WvW
Game mode Trait Maximum number of sand shades Targets per shade and scourge Total maximum number of targets Radius Charge recharge
PvE Default 3 sand shades 3 12 180 8 seconds
With Sand Savant 1 greater shade 5 10 300 10 seconds
PvP Default 3 sand shades 3 12 180 15 seconds
With Sand Savant 1 greater shade 5 10 300 30 seconds
WvW Default 3 sand shades 2 8 180 15 seconds
With Sand Savant 1 greater shade 2 4 300 30 seconds

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.