Strength of Stone

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Strength of Stone

Elementalist icon small.png Earth (trait list)
Training cost
5 Hero points
Game link
3 Recharge time
Strength of Stone

Gain condition damage based on your toughness. Inflict bleeding when you immobilize a foe.
Bleeding can only occur on the same target once per interval.

Bleeding.png3 Bleeding (10s): 660 Damage
Bleeding.png Bleeding (10s): 220 Damage
Condition Damage attribute.png Gain Condition Damage Based on a Percentage of Toughness: 10%
Interval.png Interval: 3 seconds

— In-game description

Related skills[edit]

Weapon skills that are improved by this trait

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Related traits[edit]

Traits that improve this trait

Earth Earth

Traits that are improved by this trait

Arcane Arcane


  • This trait only converts your base toughness (1000 at level 80) and permanent toughness from your gear and not from abilities or food.
  • Great synergy with Signet of Earth

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced bleeding stacks from 3 to 1.
August 13, 2019
  • Updated the description and skill facts to clarify that bleeding can only occur once every 3 seconds per target.
July 17, 2019
  • The bleeding inflicted by this trait now has a 3-second cooldown per target.
July 16, 2019
  • In addition to its previous effects, this trait now also causes the elementalist to inflict 3 stacks of bleeding for 10 seconds when immobilizing a foe.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
December 10, 2013
  • Added a 10% gain to condition damage based on toughness.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Strength of Stone has been added to the game.