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Vicious Lacerations

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Vicious Lacerations

Revenant icon small.png Devastation (trait list)
Training cost
3 Hero points

Gain a stack of vicious lacerations on critical strikes or attacks while wielding a sword.

 Vicious Lacerations.png Vicious Lacerations (5s): +3% Damage
 Maximum Count.png Maximum stacks: 3

— In-game description


  • Since this trait applies one stack per hit, it is possible to apply up to 3 stacks with one cleaving skill.
  • The attacks do not need to be made with a sword, you only have to be wielding one.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
October 02, 2018
  • This trait now grants its boon when revenants critically strike, in addition to when they strike with a sword skill. The number of maximum stacks has been reduced from 5 to 3, and the damage increase per stack has been increased from 2% to 3%.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Vicious Lacerations has been added to the game.