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Seed of Life

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Seed of Life.png

Seed of Life

Not available underwater  Ground-targeted  
Ranger icon small.png Ranger (skill list)
Druid icon small.png Druid
Parent skill
Celestial Avatar.png Celestial Avatar
Weapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.png
Celestial Avatar
Game link
Not available underwater This skill has an underwater replacement: Seed of Life (underwater)
4 Recharge time  
Seed of Life

Celestial Avatar. Summon a seed that heals and cleanses nearby allies of conditions when it blossoms.

Healing.png Healing: 216 (0.4745)?
Healing.png Healing: 216 (0.2)?
Blinded.png Blindness (4s): Next outgoing attack misses.
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Radius.png Radius: 240
Combo.png Combo Field: Light
Range.png Range: 1,200

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Druid Druid

  • Live Vicariously Live Vicariously — When you heal an ally, you are also healed.
  • Natural Mender Natural Mender — Increase healing to other allies. Gain astral force each interval while not in celestial avatar form.
  • Grace of the Land Grace of the Land — Grant boons to allies within the radius of your Celestial Avatar skills.
  • Lingering Light Lingering Light — While in Celestial Avatar form, your healing of others is significantly increased. Healing another player with a Celestial Avatar skill reduces the cooldown of Celestial Avatar. Cooldown can only be reduced once per outgoing heal and will occur even if the affected player is at full health.


  • Has no activation time; thus can be cast while other skills are being cast.
  • The Light Field activates first and lasts for ~0.66 seconds (the cast time), after which the heal, condition cleanse, and blind are applied.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
June 27, 2023
  • Increased the number of conditions removed from 1 to 3 in PvE only. Increased cooldown from 1 second to 4 seconds in PvE only.
October 04, 2022
  • Increased range from 180 to 240. Reduced blossoming time from 1.32 seconds to 0.66 seconds. This skill now activates instantly. Reduced the number of conditions removed from 3 to 2 in PvP and WvW.
July 07, 2020
  • Increased number of conditions cleansed from 2 to 3 in PvP and WvW.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced heal coefficient from 0.4745 to 0.2. Increased number of conditions cleansed from 1 to 2. Increased cooldown from 3 seconds to 4 seconds.
May 08, 2018
  • Reduced the healing of this skill by 35%.
March 27, 2018
  • Increased the cooldown from 1 second to 3 seconds in PvP only.
November 07, 2017
  • Decreased the base heal value of this skill by 18.5%.
  • Increased the healing scaling of this skill by 21.5%.
October 18, 2016
  • The base healing power for this ability has been reduced by 20%.
  • Healing-power contribution has been increased by 33%.
May 17, 2016
  • The number of conditions removed by this skill has been decreased from 2 to 1.
November 06, 2015
  • Unknown date
  • (Undocumented) Blindness added.
  • (Undocumented) Added tooltip fact for Light field.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Seed of Life has been added to the game.


See also[edit]