Child of Earth

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Child of Earth

Ranger icon small.png Wilderness Survival (trait list)
Training cost
3 Hero points
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Child of Earth

Create muddy terrain when you use a healing skill.

— In-game description

Trait skill[edit]

Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Muddy Terrain.png Lesser Muddy Terrain (PvE) 20 Survival. Use mud to cripple, slow, and immobilize foes.
Muddy Terrain.png Lesser Muddy Terrain (WvW, PvP) 20 Survival. Use mud to cripple, slow, and immobilize foes.

Related skills[edit]

Healing skills that are improved by this trait


Though the actual utility skill Muddy Terrain cannot be equipped underwater, the associated trait skill Lesser Muddy Terrain can indeed be triggered underwater.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
December 03, 2019
  • Fall damage functionality has been removed from this trait. This trait has been renamed Child of Earth.
December 11, 2018
  • Fixed a bug in which the muddy terrain that this trait creates could last much longer than the intended 10-second duration.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • This trait now casts Lesser Muddy Terrain when you use your healing skill, in addition to when you take falling damage.
February 22, 2017
  • Immobilize duration applied by this trait has been increased from 2 seconds to 3 seconds.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
October 15, 2013
  • Increased the number of maximum targets from 3 to 5.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Soften the Fall has been added to the game.