Wilderness Survival

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"In the wild...all you can rely on is yourself."

Wilderness survival offers techniques to improve your defense in order to stay alive during intense combat. It grants both offensive and defensive condition augments depending on whether you are applying conditions or receiving them.

— In-game description

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Wilderness Survival is a core specialization for the ranger that focuses on defensive combat maneuvers and conditions.

Tier Trait Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Minor Adept Natural Vigor.png Natural Vigor You recover endurance more quickly.
Major Adept Child of Earth.png Child of Earth Create muddy terrain [sic] when you use a healing skill.
Major Adept Oakheart Salve.png Oakheart Salve 10 Gain regeneration when you are inflicted with bleeding, poison, or burning. While you have regeneration, you take reduced strike damage.
Major Adept Taste for Danger.png Taste for Danger Gain increased vitality. You and your pet gain expertise based on vitality.
Minor Master Companion's Defense.png Companion's Defense You and your pet gain protection when you dodge roll.
Major Master Ambidexterity.png Ambidexterity Gain condition damage. Gain condition damage. Gain additional condition damage while wielding a torch, dagger, or mace. Torch and dagger skills recharge faster.
Major Master Refined Toxins.png Refined Toxins 5 While you are above the health threshold, your strikes inflict poison. While your pet's health is above the health threshold, its strikes inflict poison.
Major Master Shared Anguish.png Shared Anguish After you swap pets, you and your pet gain stability.
Minor Grandmaster Rugged Growth.png Rugged Growth You and your pet recover health while affected by protection.
Major Grandmaster Empathic Bond.png Empathic Bond 20 Using a Beast trait[sic] removes conditions from you and your pet.
Swapping pets recharges this trait.
Major Grandmaster Wilderness Knowledge.png Wilderness Knowledge Survival skills grant fury and remove conditions.
Major Grandmaster Poison Master.png Poison Master Upon using a Beast ability, your pet's next attack will inflict poison; your poison damage is increased.
See also: List of ranger traits