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Vicious Reprisal

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Vicious Reprisal

1 Recharge time
Revenant icon small.png Retribution (trait list)
Training cost
8 Hero points
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While you have resolution, all damage dealt is increased, and you gain might when you strike foes. Resolution granted to you lasts longer.

 Damage.png Damage Increase: 10%
 Might.png Might (8s): 30 Condition Damage, 30 Power
 Might.png Might (6s): 30 Condition Damage, 30 Power
 Duration.png Duration Increase: 50%

— In-game description


Vicious Reprisal creates an addition resolution duration of 50% of its base duration (as stated in its source description), but this duration increase is neither affected by additional boon duration (from concentration, traits etc.) nor is it added to it. Whichever of the both effects is greater overrides the other.

That means, if you have 0% additional boon duration, you get the full 50% duration increase from Vicious Reprisal. If you increase your additional boon duration by concentration or other effects (like traits), the duration of resolution stays the same as long as you have less than or equal to 50% additional boon duration. In this case your additional boon duration seems to have no effect on the duration of resolution .

If you raise the additional boon duration (via concentration or else) above 50% then Vicious Reprisal has no longer any the prolonging effect.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
May 11, 2021
  • This trait now increases all damage dealt rather than strike damage only.
  • The Retaliation boon has been renamed Resolution.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced might duration from 8 seconds to 6 seconds.
November 19, 2019
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent this trait from granting the listed increased retaliation duration.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • This trait has been reworked and renamed Vicious Reprisal.
  • Vicious Reprisal increases the duration of retaliation applied to you by 50% and causes your attacks to do 10% increased damage, granting 1 stack of might for 8 seconds as long as you have retaliation.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Empowering Vengeance has been added to the game.