Spiteful Talisman

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Spiteful Talisman

Necromancer icon small.png Spite (trait list)
Training cost
3 Hero points
Game link
Spiteful Talisman

Deal increased strike damage to foes with no boons. Focus and axe skills recharge faster.

Damage.png Damage Increase: 10%
Count Recharge.png Recharge Reduced: 20%

— In-game description


Traited recharge

Skill Traited recharge
Axe Ghastly Claws.png Ghastly Claws 8 6.4
Unholy Feast.png Unholy Feast 12 9.6
Focus Spinal Shivers.png Spinal Shivers (PvE) 16 12.8
Spinal Shivers.png Spinal Shivers (WvW, PvP) 20 16

Trait Spinal Shivers.png Lesser Spinal Shivers 20 16
Traited count recharge

Skill Traited recharge
Focus Soul Grasp.png Soul Grasp (PvE) 12 9.6

Soul Grasp.png Soul Grasp (WvW, PvP) 15 12

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
May 11, 2021
  • Text on many damage-increasing profession traits, runes, and sigils has been clarified to indicate whether they increase outgoing strike damage, condition damage, or all damage, as appropriate.
August 28, 2018
  • Fixed a display bug in which this trait showed a 5% damage increase instead of a 10% damage increase.
December 12, 2017
  • This trait now reduces the recharge time of axe skills in addition to focus skills.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
  • No longer increases range of focus skills.
  • Added: Increases damage to foes with no boons by 5%.
June 11, 2013
  • This trait now works with Reaper's Touch in PvE.
March 26, 2013
  • Properly grants bonus damage to Spinal Shivers for each boon removed.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Spiteful Talisman has been added to the game.