Zealous Blade

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Zealous Blade

Guardian icon small.png Zeal (trait list)
Training cost
5 Hero points
Game link
Zealous Blade

Your power is increased. Gain additional power while wielding a greatsword. Your greatsword skills have reduced recharge.

Power attribute.png Power: +120
Power attribute.png Power While Wielding Greatsword: +120
Count Recharge.png Recharge Reduced: 20%

— In-game description


Skill Traited recharge
Greatsword Whirling Wrath.png Whirling Wrath 8 6.4
Leap of Faith.png Leap of Faith (PvE) 10 8
Leap of Faith.png Leap of Faith (WvW, PvP) 15 12
Symbol of Resolution.png Symbol of Resolution 12 9.6
Binding Blade.png Binding Blade 25 20
  • The conditional power increase while wielding a greatsword is applied before any percent-based stat conversions are calculated, but the baseline power is applied after.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
July 07, 2020
  • Fixed a bug that caused improper functionality with combo finishers.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • Fixed a bug in which this trait could grant a hidden 10% damage increase on top of its listed bonuses.
July 16, 2019
  • This trait no longer heals when combined with a light field or grants 10% bonus damage when wielding a greatsword.
  • Instead it grants +120 power plus an additional +120 power while wielding a greatsword in addition to reducing greatsword skill recharge by 20%.
October 02, 2018
  • This trait no longer heals the guardian when they strike while wielding a greatsword. It now heals significantly more whenever the guardian combos in a light field.
May 08, 2018
  • The bonus damage of this trait is no longer split between game modes and will now use the higher 10% damage bonus in all modes.
March 27, 2018
  • Increased the bonus damage from 5% to 10% in PvP and WvW.
August 25, 2015
  • Fixed a bug that caused this trait to incorrectly grant healing for scepter skills.
  • Fixed a bug that caused this trait to fail to grant healing for some greatsword skills.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
  • Added: Greatsword skills have a 20% reduced recharge.
December 10, 2013
  • This trait now scales with healing power by 2%.
June 25, 2013
  • This trait has been merged with Greatsword Power and is now labeled as a Tier 2 trait.
    • Greatsword damage is increased by 5%.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Zealous Blade has been added to the game.