Take Root

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Take Root

Not available underwater  3 Activation time  150 Recharge time  

Common Common
Sylvari tango icon 20px.png Sylvari (skill list)
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Take root at your current location, becoming immobile, but causing several turrets to grow nearby.

 Take Root.png Take Root (3s): Unable to move or be damaged.
 Duration.png Duration: 30s
 Miscellaneous effect.png Prevents Capture-Point Contribution
 Range.png Range: 1,200

— In-game description [?]


  • The player channels for three seconds when the skill is cast and is invulnerable to attacks during the channel. The player will cancel this channel and invulnerability if they move but the turrets will still spawn.
  • Five Seed Turrets will spawn around the caster and begin attacking foes.
  • Very rarely the player character may say a phrase when using this skill. Ex: "Time to go into overdrive".

Related skills[edit]

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
May 08, 2018
  • Fixed a bug that prevented seed turrets from dying when their caster was defeated.
May 16, 2017
  • Bleeding duration caused by turrets reduced from 10s to 3s.
December 14, 2012
  • Updated the skill fact to include the duration.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Take Root has been added to the game.