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Well of Silence

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Well of Silence

Not available underwater  Ground-targeted  
Thief icon small.png Thief (skill list)
Specter icon small.png Specter
Training cost
15 Hero points
Game link
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0.5½ Activation time  30 Recharge time  
Well of Silence

Well. Shadowstep to the target area and lay down a well that removes conditions from allies. Gain shadow force for each condition removed. The first strike of the well dazes foes.

Miscellaneous effect.png Shadow Force: 1%
Daze.png Daze: 2 seconds
Miscellaneous effect.png Number of Impacts: 5
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Interval.png Interval: 1 second
Radius.png Radius: 240
Combo.png Combo Field: Dark
Evade.png Defiance Break: 200
Range.png Range: 600

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Shadow Arts Shadow Arts

  • Shadow Savior Shadow Savior — After completing a shadowstep, you are healed. Nearby allies are also healed for a larger amount. Only affects thief shadowsteps.

Acrobatics Acrobatics

Trickery Trickery

Specter Specter

  • Traversing Dusk Traversing Dusk — Heal allies in the area around you when you shadowstep. Gain shadow force for each ally in the radius. Wells grant resistance on their initial impact.


  • Your character will occasionally shout out one of the following lines upon using this skill:
    • "I need quiet!"
  • 1 condition is removed per pulse

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
November 28, 2023
  • Reduced the cooldown from 35 seconds to 30 PvP and WvW.
June 27, 2023
  • Reduced cooldown from 40 seconds to 35 seconds in WvW and PvP.
February 14, 2023
  • This skill has been reworked. It now dazes enemies on the initial strike, then removes conditions from allies in the area on each pulse. Gain shadow force for each condition removed. Reduced cooldown from 50 seconds to 40 seconds in PvP and WvW.
April 19, 2022
  • Updated the skill description to indicate that if all other conditions are present, it will apply cripple.
February 28, 2022 End of Dragons release:
  • Well of Silence has been added to the game.
November 30, 2021
October 26, 2021