Vital Persistence

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Vital Persistence

Necromancer icon small.png Soul Reaping (trait list)
Training cost
5 Hero points
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Vital Persistence

Gain Vitality. Your incoming healing is increased.

 Vitality attribute.png Vitality: +180
 Healing.png Incoming Healing Increase: 20%
 Healing.png Incoming Healing Increase: 10%

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Traits that are improved by this trait

Spite Spite

Curses Curses

Death Magic Death Magic

Blood Magic Blood Magic

Reaper Reaper

Harbinger Harbinger


  • This trait increases the amount of healing received from the Necromancer's self-applied healing in addition to the healing received from outside sources.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
December 11, 2018
  • This trait no longer reduces the recharge time of shroud skills. Instead, it increases all incoming healing by 20% in PvE and by 10% in PvP and WvW. Its vitality bonus is unchanged.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • This trait no longer slows shroud decay but instead grants bonus Vitality and reduces the recharge of shroud skills by 20%.
  • Basic drain of Death Shroud and Reaper Shroud was reduced by 25%.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
  • This trait has been moved to the Master tier.
  • Added: Shroud skills recharge faster.
  • Traits that previously referred to Death Shroud now refer to the more ubiquitous Shroud.
December 10, 2013
  • Increased the reduction of life force drain from 25% to 50%.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Vital Persistence has been added to the game.