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Damage and condition damage taken are increased; stacks intensity.

— In-game description

Vulnerability is a condition which increases both strike and condition damage the target takes by 1% for each stack, up to a maximum of 25%.

Related skills[edit]

See also: Condition#Related skills

Skills that apply vulnerability[edit]

Weapon skills that apply vulnerability

Bundle skills that apply vulnerability

Transform skills that apply vulnerability

Healing skills that apply vulnerability

Utility skills that apply vulnerability

Elite skills that apply vulnerability

Profession mechanic skills that apply vulnerability

Pet skills that apply vulnerability

Downed skills that apply vulnerability

Skills that convert protection into vulnerability

Primary article: Condition#Skills that convert boons into conditions

Combos that apply vulnerability

Racial skills that apply vulnerability

Common skills that apply vulnerability

Other skills[edit]

Skills that benefit from vulnerability[edit]

Related traits[edit]

See also: Condition#Related traits

Traits that apply vulnerability

Trait skills that apply vulnerability

Traits that improve vulnerability

Traits that convert protection into vulnerability[edit]

Primary article: Condition#Traits that convert boons into conditions

Related equipment[edit]

See also: Condition#Related equipment

Relics that apply vulnerability[edit]

Relics that benefit from vulnerability on foes[edit]

Upgrade components that apply vulnerability on foes[edit]


Upgrade components that affect vulnerability on foes[edit]


Player chatter[edit]

  • When vulnerability is applied to a character they will occasionally shout out one of the following lines, depending on their race and gender.
Race Gender
Male Female
Asura tango icon 20px.png Asura I am exposed! Structural integrity... compromised.
Charr tango icon 20px.png Charr I feel so... vulnerable... Too vulnerable like this!
Human tango icon 20px.png Human I feel so... vulnerable... So...vulnerable...
Norn tango icon 20px.png Norn Feeling vulnerable! This... is going to hurt.
Sylvari tango icon 20px.png Sylvari I need cover! I'm exposed.

Version history[edit]

Patch Changes
October 26, 2021
  • Positive percentage-based enhancements now display with a "+." For example, swiftness now displays "+33% Movement Speed" instead of "33% Movement Speed."
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • This condition was changed so that it not only increases direct damage, it also increases condition damage.
  • Each stack will increase direct damage by 1% and condition damage by 1%.
  • Boon to Condition Conversion: Protection converts to 3 stacks of vulnerability for 10 seconds (+2 stacks).
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Vulnerability has been added to the game.