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Versed in Stone

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Versed in Stone

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Rite of the Great Dwarf affects condition damage as well. When struck below the health threshold, cast the Rite of the Great Dwarf. Gain power based on your toughness.

 Damage.png Condition Damage Reduced: 50%
 Radius.png Health Threshold: 50%
 Miscellaneous effect.png Gain Power Based on a Percentage of Toughness: 13%
 Miscellaneous effect.png Gain Power Based on a Percentage of Toughness: 4%

— In-game description


  • This trait will not trigger in the downed state.
# Skill Activation time Recharge time Description
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 Rite of the Great Dwarf
45 Legendary Dwarf. Channel the power of the Rite of the Great Dwarf to turn yourself and nearby allies into stone to reduce incoming damage.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
March 27, 2018
  • Increased the cooldown from 60 seconds to 90 seconds in PvP only.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • This trait now also converts 13% of your Toughness into Power.
    • (Undocumented change): This conversion is 4% in PvP and WvW.
October 18, 2016
  • The recharge time of this trait has been increased from 45 seconds to 60 seconds in WvW and PvP.
July 26, 2016
  • Fixed a bug in which this trait would trigger in a downed state.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Versed in Stone has been added to the game.