Upper Hand

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Upper Hand

2 Recharge time
5 Recharge time
Thief icon small.png Acrobatics (trait list)
Training cost
8 Hero points
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Gain initiative and regeneration when you evade an attack.

 Regeneration.png Regen (6s): 780 Heal
 Miscellaneous effect.png Initiative: 1

— In-game description

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
March 27, 2018
  • Increased the cooldown from 3 seconds to 5 seconds in PvP and WvW.
February 22, 2017
  • The internal cooldown on this trait has been increased from 2 seconds to 3 seconds in PvP only.
January 26, 2016
  • This trait now grants regeneration for 6 seconds when the initiative regain occurs.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Upper Hand has been added to the game.