Stability

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the boon. For other uses, see Stability (disambiguation).
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Stability

Effect type
Boon
Stacking
Intensity
Game link

— In-game description

Stability is a boon that protects against control effects (full list above in description). Unlike stun break, stability does not remove effects already in place. However, many skills which grant stability also evoke the stun break effect. Stability stacks in intensity up to 25 times, and each incoming control effect removes a stack. In contrast, boon removal skills (boon strip/boon steal/boon corrupt) void all stacks of stability at once.

Stability does not trigger from or protect against movement impairing effects including Crippled.png Crippled, Immobile.png Immobile, Chilled.png Chilled, and Slow.png Slow.

Related skills[edit]

See also: Boon#Related skills

Weapon skills that grant stability[edit]

Firebrand tango icon 20px.png Tome

Druid tango icon 20px.png Celestial Avatar

Reaper tango icon 20px.png Reaper's Shroud

Common Shield Generator

Common Turtle Banner

Utility skills that grant stability[edit]

Elite skills that grant stability[edit]

Profession mechanics that grant stability[edit]

Underwater skills that grant stability[edit]

Skills that convert fear to stability[edit]

Primary article: Conditions#Skills that convert conditions into boons

Related traits[edit]

See also: Boon#Related traits

Traits that grant stability[edit]

Guardian tango icon 20px.png Virtues Virtues

Dragonhunter tango icon 20px.png Dragonhunter Dragonhunter

Revenant tango icon 20px.png Retribution (specialization) Retribution

Warrior tango icon 20px.png Defense Defense

Berserker tango icon 20px.png Berserker Berserker

Engineer tango icon 20px.png Firearms Firearms

Scrapper tango icon 20px.png Scrapper Scrapper

Holosmith tango icon 20px.png holosmith Holosmith

Ranger tango icon 20px.png Nature Magic Nature Magic

Soulbeast tango icon 20px.png Soulbeast Soulbeast

Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Earth Earth

Tempest tango icon 20px.png Tempest Tempest

Weaver tango icon 20px.png Weaver Weaver

Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Chaos Chaos

Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Soul Reaping Soul Reaping

Scourge tango icon 20px.png Scourge Scourge

Traits that improve stability[edit]

Firebrand tango icon 20px.png Firebrand Firebrand

Revenant tango icon 20px.png Retribution (specialization) Retribution

Scrapper tango icon 20px.png Scrapper Scrapper

Traits that specifically remove stability[edit]

Revenant tango icon 20px.png Devastation Devastation

Traits that convert fear to stability[edit]

Primary article: Conditions#Traits that convert conditions into boons

Related equipment[edit]

See also: Boon#Related equipment

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • Only one stack of Stability can be removed every .75 seconds.
  • The final stack removed does not provide a .75 second window of immunity to control skills and the target will still be affected by all incoming control attacks.
  • Stability does not prevent the activation of traits that trigger when disabled, such as Autodefense Bomb Dispenser, even though the character is not disabled. This may not be true for all traits of this kind[verification requested].

Version history[edit]

Patch Changes
April 19, 2016
  • The frequency at which stability can be removed by control effects has been increased from 0.05 seconds to 0.75 seconds.
  • A brief effect will now play on the character when stability is removed via control.
July 07, 2015
  • Fixed a bug that caused skills that convert boons to conditions to not properly convert stability to fear.
March 16, 2015
  • This boon has been changed from a duration stack type to an intensity stack type.
  • Crowd-control effects will remove one instance of stability apiece each time they are applied.
May 20, 2014
  • Updated the description to include "pull" in the list of things that are ignored.
October 22, 2012
  • Updated the stability boon to stack duration up to 3 times.
  • The icon for stability has changed.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Stability has been added to the game.

Trivia[edit]

  • Prior to the October 22 2012 update, stability had effect monitor icon of retaliation, while retaliation had its own icon.
  • Stability has changed from duration to intensity stacking with March 16 2015 update, while many skills have been updated to reflect this change.