Symbolic Exposure

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Symbolic Exposure

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Symbols inflict vulnerability on foes. Damage to vulnerable foes is increased.

 Damage.png Damage Increase: 5%
 Vulnerability.png2 Vulnerability (5s): 2% Incoming Damage, 2% Incoming Condition Damage

— In-game description


  • Symbol of Protection will apply 2 stacks the first pulse and 1 stack the following pulses, due to the hammer swing counting as a symbol hit for purposes of traits.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
July 16, 2019
  • This trait now increases damage to vulnerable foes by 5% in addition to its previous effects.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • Increased the stacks of vulnerability inflicted by this trait from 1 stack to 3(2 in-game) stacks and the vulnerability duration from 3 seconds to 5 seconds.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Symbolic Exposure has been added to the game.