Signet of Mercy

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Signet of Mercy

Guardian icon small.png Guardian (skill list)
Training cost
4 Hero points
Game link

9163, 9243
Signet of Mercy (overhead icon).png

Overhead activation icon

2 Activation time  
50 Recharge time
90 Recharge time
135 Recharge time
Signet of Mercy

Signet Passive: Improves concentration.
Signet Active: Revive a nearby downed ally.

Signet of Mercy.png Signet Passive: 120 Concentration
Number of targets.png Number of Allied Targets: 1
Radius.png Radius: 180
Range.png Range: 900

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Radiance Radiance


  • The radius for revival underwater is 240 around the guardian.
  • The skill revives other players from the Downed state only, and not the Defeated state. Defeated NPC allies can be resurrected.
  • The skill may fail to revive a downed ally if they are poisoned and below a certain health threshold.
  • If this skill successfully revives an ally it will activate Relic of Mercy.pngRelic of Mercy if it is equipped.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
June 28, 2022
  • Cooldown reduced from 90 seconds to 50 seconds in PvE only.
February 28, 2022 End of Dragons release:
  • Increased cooldown from 90 seconds to 135 seconds in PvP only.
December 03, 2019
  • Reduced recharge to 90 seconds in all game modes. Changed the passive effect from granting 180 healing power (216 when traited) to granting 120 concentration (150 when traited).
March 27, 2018
  • Reduced the cooldown from 150 seconds to 90 seconds in PvP and WvW.
May 16, 2017
  • Reduced the casting time of this skill from 3 seconds to 2 seconds.
July 26, 2016
  • The casting time of this skill has been reduced from 3.75 seconds to 3 seconds.
  • The aftercast has been reduced by 0.25 seconds.
May 20, 2014
  • Fixed an issue that caused this skill to be ground targeted while under water.
  • This skill can now revive an ally in an area around the player (radius of 240) while under water.
October 15, 2013
  • This skill is now ground targeted with a 900 range and a 180 radius.
August 20, 2013
  • Added a passive skill fact that is also updated when traited with Perfect Inscriptions.
June 25, 2013
  • Reduced the cooldown to 150 seconds.
April 30, 2013
  • Increased passive stat bonus by 100%.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Signet of Mercy has been added to the game.