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Unwavering Avoidance

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Unwavering Avoidance

Revenant icon small.png Retribution (trait list)
Training cost
4 Hero points
Game link
5 Recharge time
Unwavering Avoidance

Gain vigor when successfully evading an attack.

Vigor.png Vigor (3s): +50% Endurance Regeneration

— In-game description


  • When the Vindicator specialization is equipped, the Vigor duration is 1 second in PvP and WvW.
  • The vigor is applied upon any Evade regardless of the source so skills like Phase Smash can trigger it.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
October 18, 2022
  • Reduced vigor duration from 1.5 seconds to 1 second in PvP and 3 seconds to 1 second in WvW when using the vindicator elite specialization.
July 19, 2022
  • Reduced vigor duration from 3 seconds to 1.5 seconds in PvP only when the Vindicator specialization is equipped.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • This trait now grants vigor instead of stability when evading an attack. The cooldown of this trait has been reduced from 8 seconds to 5 seconds.
October 18, 2016
  • This trait now triggers when an attack is successfully evaded instead of during dodge rolls.
  • The recharge time has been increased from 5 seconds to 8 seconds.
  • Stability duration has been increased from 2.5 seconds to 3 seconds.
January 26, 2016
  • This trait now has a 5-second internal cooldown.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Unwavering Avoidance has been added to the game.