Symbol of Swiftness

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Symbol of Swiftness

0.75¾ Activation time  
12 Recharge time
15 Recharge time
15 Recharge time
 Ground-targeted  
Profession
Guardian icon small.png Guardian (skill list)
Weapon
Staff
Weapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.png
Type
Symbol
Game link
External links
API

Symbol. Sear a mystic symbol into the target area, damaging foes and granting swiftness to allies.

 Damage.png Damage (5x): 1,010 (2.5)?
 Damage.png Damage (5x): 805 (2.0)?
 Damage.png Damage (5x): 505 (1.25)?
 Swiftness.png Swiftness (4s): +33% Movement Speed
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Duration.png Symbol Duration: 4 seconds
 Radius.png Symbol Radius: 180
 Combo.png Combo Field: Light
 Range.png Range: 1,200

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Zeal Zeal

Valor Valor

Honor Honor

Virtues Virtues

Notes[edit]

  • Pulses once a second over 4 seconds, so it's possible to run through the area of effect without gaining swiftness or taking damage.
  • The damage coeficient is divided over 5 hits, one initial hit and the four pulses.
  • The full four seconds of Swiftness are applied with every pulse.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
March 29, 2022
  • Reduced power coefficient from 0.3 to 0.25 in WvW only.
May 11, 2021
  • Decreased cooldown from 15 seconds to 12 seconds in PvE only.
December 01, 2020
  • Reduced power coefficient per strike from 0.4 to 0.3 in WvW only.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient per strike from 0.5 to 0.4.
December 10, 2013
  • This skill now applies 4 seconds of swiftness per pulse, rather than 8 seconds to players without swiftness and 1 second to players with swiftness.
July 23, 2013
  • Increased the base radius to 180 and a 240 radius when traited with Writ of Exaltation.
  • Increased the spell effect and AoE rings to match the actual radius of this skill for both the base and when traited with Writ of Exaltation.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Symbol of Swiftness has been added to the game.