Symbolic Exposure

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Symbolic Exposure

Guardian icon small.png Zeal (trait list)
Training cost
4 Hero points
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Symbolic Exposure

Symbols inflict vulnerability on foes. Deal increased strike damage to vulnerable foes.

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

— In-game description

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Traits that are improved by this trait

Zeal Zeal

Dragonhunter Dragonhunter


  • Symbol of Protection will apply 4 stacks the first pulse and 2 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
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.
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.