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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
Wilderness Survival is a core specialization for the ranger that focuses on defensive combat maneuvers and conditions.
|Minor Adept||Natural Vigor||You recover endurance more quickly.|
|Major Adept||Child of Earth||Create muddy terrain [sic] when you use a healing skill.|
|Major Adept||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||Gain increased vitality. You and your pet gain expertise based on vitality.|
|Minor Master||Companion's Defense||You and your pet gain protection when you dodge roll.|
|Major Master||Ambidexterity||Gain condition damage. Gain additional condition damage while wielding a torch or dagger. Torch and dagger skills recharge faster.|
|Major Master||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||After you swap pets, you and your pet gain stability.|
|Minor Grandmaster||Rugged Growth||You and your pet recover health while affected by protection.|
|Major Grandmaster||Empathic Bond||20||Using a Beast trait[sic] removes conditions from you and your pet.|
Swapping pets recharges this trait.
|Major Grandmaster||Wilderness Knowledge||Survival skills grant fury and remove conditions.|
|Major Grandmaster||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