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Test of Faith

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Test of Faith

Not available underwater  
Guardian icon small.png Guardian (skill list)
Dragonhunter icon small.png Dragonhunter
Training cost
15 Hero points
Game link
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24 Recharge time  
Test of Faith

Trap. Lay a trap that creates a ring of weapons that punishes enemies that attempt to cross their threshold.

Damage.png Initial Damage: 372 (1.4)?
Damage.png Initial Damage: 27 (0.1)?
Damage.png Damage: 744 (2.8)?
Damage.png Damage: 665 (2.5)?
Damage.png Damage: 497 (1.87)?
Protection.png Boon on Trap Trigger (6s): -33% Incoming Damage
Protection.png Boon on Trap Trigger (2s): -33% Incoming Damage
Protection.png Boon on Trap Trigger (4s): -33% Incoming Damage
Crippled.png Cripple (6s): -50% Movement Speed
Crippled.png Cripple (3s): -50% Movement Speed
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Duration.png Duration: 6 seconds
Radius.png Trigger Radius: 180
Radius.png Sword Radius: 240
Unblockable.png Unblockable

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Valor Valor

Virtues Virtues

Dragonhunter Dragonhunter


  • The Crippled effect is applied both when the trap is triggered and when the foes cross the border.
  • Each foe can only be hit and crippled by the trap's edge once every 0.75 seconds.
  • Both the initial damage and the damage from crossing of the trap's border are unblockable, but the border can be dodged through without suffering any damage.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
January 30, 2024
  • Reduced the pass-through power coefficient from 2.8 to 2.5 in PvP only.
June 27, 2023
  • Reduced cooldown from 30 seconds to 24 seconds.
February 14, 2023
  • Increased protection duration from 2 seconds to 4 seconds in PvP only.
October 04, 2022
  • Reduced passthrough power coefficient from 2.22 to 1.87 in WvW only.
March 29, 2022
  • Reduced passthrough strike power coefficient from 2.52 to 2.22 in WvW only.
December 01, 2020
  • Reduced passthrough strike power coefficient from 2.8 to 2.52 in WvW only.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Increased power coefficient of pass-through attack from 2.52 to 2.8. Reduced power coefficient of initial attack from 1.4 to 0.1. Reduced protection duration from 6 seconds to 2 seconds. Reduced cripple duration from 6 seconds to 3 seconds.
January 14, 2020
  • Traps now disappear without activating if their skill is unequipped.
May 16, 2017
  • Damage of this skill has been reduced by 10% in PvP only.
April 19, 2016
  • The number of times this skill can be used to attempt to strike an enemy has been capped at 10, after which the trap will disappear.
  • The damage of this skill has been reduced by 7%.
January 26, 2016
  • The initial damage of this skill has been reduced from 66% of the trap's full damage to 50%, for a damage reduction of 25%.
  • Updated the effects of this trap to cull less frequently.
November 17, 2015
  • Reduced the visual noise on the effects associated with this skill.
October 27, 2015
  • Reduced the duration of this trap from 9 seconds - the tooltip incorrectly indicated 8 - to 6.
October 26, 2015
  • Receiving damage while crossing the threshold of this trap now has a 0.75 second internal cooldown.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Test of Faith has been added to the game.