Written in Stone

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Written in Stone

Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Earth
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Signets gain reduced recharge and continue to grant their passive bonuses while recharging.

 Count Recharge.png Recharge Reduced: 20%

— In-game description


  • This trait actually causes signets to apply a temporary version of their passive effect to be applied for an amount of time equal to their respective recharge.
    • The temporary effect is removed when changing zones or being downed, meaning in those cases you will lose the effect of the signet until it recharges.
Skill Recharge Traited
Signet of Restoration.png
 Signet of Restoration
25 Recharge time 20 Recharge time
Signet of Fire.png
 Signet of Fire
15 Recharge time 12 Recharge time
Signet of Water.png
 Signet of Water
20 Recharge time 16 Recharge time
Signet of Air.png
 Signet of Air
25 Recharge time 20 Recharge time
Signet of Earth.png
 Signet of Earth
25 Recharge time 20 Recharge time

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
July 10, 2018
  • Fixed a bug that caused this trait to apply enhancements for the water and fire signet beyond the cooldown of the signet skills, resulting in a doubled enhancement.
July 26, 2016
  • Fixed a bug in which signet passive effects were removed prior to the skill coming off of cooldown.
September 29, 2015
  • Fixed a bug that allowed the duration of passive boons to extend longer than the recharge of the skill when signets were used.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
  • Signet Mastery has been merged into this trait.
    • Signet recharges are reduced by 20%.
October 15, 2013
  • Fixed an issue that caused Signet of Air to lose its effect partially through the skill's recharge.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Written in Stone has been added to the game.