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Shards of Faith

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Shards of Faith

60 Recharge time
300 Recharge time
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Trap. Lay a trap that deals damage and unleashes multiple fragments into the area when triggered. Each fragment grants aegis to allies, as long as they don't already have aegis.

 Damage.png Damage: 399 (1.5)?
 Stability.png3 Boon on Trap Trigger (5s): Cannot be knocked down, pushed back, pulled, launched, stunned, dazed, floated, sunk, feared, or taunted.
 Crippled.png Cripple (6s): -50% Movement Speed
 Aegis.png Aegis (8s): Block the next incoming attack.
 Miscellaneous effect.png Number of Fragments: 3
 Duration.png Duration: 10 seconds
 Radius.png Trigger Radius: 180
 Radius.png Attack Radius: 240
 Breaks stun.png Breaks Stun

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Zeal Zeal

Valor Valor

Honor Honor

Virtues Virtues

Dragonhunter Dragonhunter


  • The duration refers to how long the Aegis fragments remain on the ground.
  • The skill effects are virtually identical to Fragments of Faith, but will show up as a distinct skill in the combat log.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Increased cooldown from 90 seconds to 300 seconds.
March 27, 2018
  • Increased the cooldown from 75 seconds to 90 seconds in PvP only.
May 16, 2017
  • The cooldown of this trait has been increased from 60 seconds to 75 seconds in PvP only.
October 18, 2016
  • The ability triggered by this trait has been split from the utility skill and renamed Shards of Faith.
  • The cooldown of this trait has been increased from 45 seconds to 60 seconds.
  • The number of fragments dropped has been decreased from 5 to 3.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Shards of Faith has been added to the game.