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GW2 Patch: Game Update Notes: February 14, 2023


02/14/2023‚ÄĒFebruary 14 Release Notes

General

  • Unlocked outfits, gliders, mounts, miniatures, and mail carriers can now be favorited by clicking the heart that appears on the top right of the skin in the corresponding tab of the Equipment panel.
    • A new Randomize checkbox has been added to the Outfits, Glider Skins, Mounts, Miniatures, and Mail Carriers tabs. When this option is enabled, players will see the following behavior:
      • Each time a glider or mount is summoned, a random favorited skin will be used. If no favorites have been set, a random unlocked skin will be used.
      • Each time you load into a map, random favorited outfits, miniatures, and mail carriers will be selected and applied. If no favorites have been set, random unlocked skins will be selected and applied.
  • A new button that allows players to randomize their skins or dyes has been added to the Wardrobe and Dyes tabs of the Hero panel.
    • Changes are not applied and do not cost Transmutation Charges until you accept them.
  • Players can now choose to randomize their appearance when using Total Makeover Kits and Self-Style Hair Kits.
  • Improved the loading performance of the Wardrobe and Fishing tabs.

World vs. World

The rewards for attacking and defending towers, keeps, and Stonemist Castle have been revamped. Players will earn increased rewards based on the number of opposing players participating in the battle and the upgrade tier of the objective.

  • New rewards have been added to these events, including rare equipment, WvW Skirmish Claim Tickets, and Grandmaster Marks.
  • Participation tiers for tower, keep, and castle events have been adjusted and now require increased participation to reach silver and gold tiers.

For more information, check out our blog post about the system here

Profession Skills

Mantras

  • Mantras will again need to be prepared before gaining access to their charges.
  • Firebrand mantras will have a more powerful final charge.
  • Mesmer mantras will grant an effect upon finishing their initial casting time.
  • In PvE maps, firebrand mantras will automatically prepare when out of combat and not on cooldown.

Elementalist

Core

  • Burning Speed: This skill will now stop moving when it reaches the targeted enemy if one exists.
  • Earthen Rush: This skill will now stop moving when it reaches the targeted enemy if one exists.
  • Soothing Disruption: This trait no longer reduces the cooldown of cantrips.
  • Lightning Flash: Reduced cooldown from 40 seconds to 20 seconds in PvE only.
  • Cleansing Fire: This skill is now an ammunition skill and grants the caster might for each condition it removes. Ammunition recharge time is 25 seconds.
  • Armor of Earth: This skill now grants barrier for each unique boon on the user in addition to its other effects. Reduced duration from 6 seconds to 4 seconds in PvP only. Reduced cooldown from 60 seconds to 40 seconds in PvP only.
  • Ether Renewal: Reduced casting time from 2.75 seconds to 2.25 seconds. Reduced cooldown from 18 seconds to 15 seconds.
  • Flame Burst: This skill now inflicts blind in addition to burning.
  • Burning Retreat: Reduced cooldown from 20 seconds to 18 seconds.
  • Water Blast: This skill can now target allies.
  • Geyser: Increased heal attribute scaling from 1.0 to 1.25 in PvP and WvW.
  • Frozen Ground: This skill now grants frost aura to allies in the area when the field is created.
  • Healing Rain: This skill now heals allies for each condition removed. Increased conditions removed per pulse from 1 to 2 in PvE only.
  • Gust: This skill is now ground-targetable.
  • Windborne Speed: This skill now grants superspeed in addition to its other effects.
  • Transmute Earth: This skill now grants stability instead of protection. Increased boon-application radius from 240 to 600.
  • Dragon’s Tooth: Reduced power coefficient from 2.0 to 1.5 in PvP and WvW.
  • Water Trident: Reduced ammunition from 2 to 1 in PvP and WvW.
  • Blinding Flash: Reduced ammunition from 2 to 1 in PvP and WvW. Reduced weakness duration from 2.5 seconds to 2 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Stone Sheath: Reduced the duration of Tectonic Shift from 2 seconds to 1 second in PvP only.
  • Conjurer: This trait no longer reduces the cooldown of conjured-weapon abilities.

Tempest

  • Lucid Singularity: This trait now causes overloads to pulse alacrity while channeling in addition to granting alacrity when channeling is completed. The total amount of alacrity granted remains the same.

Weaver

  • Superior Elements: Critical chance granted by this trait has been increased from 10% to 15% in PvE only.
  • Cauterizing Strike: Increased power coefficient against burning enemies from 2.33 to 2.8 in PvE only.
  • Charged Strike: Increased power coefficient from 0.8 to 0.9 in PvE only.
  • Polaric Slash: Increased power coefficient from 0.9 to 1.0 in PvE only.
  • Polaric Leap: Increased power coefficient from 0.33 to 0.66 in PvE only.
  • Seiche: Increased power coefficient from 0.5 to 0.8 in PvE only.
  • Clapotis: Increased power coefficient from 0.6 to 0.9 in PvE only.
  • Breaking Wave: Increased power coefficient from 1.0 to 1.1 in PvE only.
  • Aqua Siphon: Increased base healing from 1,770 to 2,255 in PvE only.
  • Twin Strike: Increased power coefficient on initial strike from 0.5 to 1.0 in PvE only.
  • Shearing Edge: Increased power coefficient from 1.5 to 1.8 in PvE only.
  • Weave Self: Woven Air and Perfect Weave now grant increased strike damage in addition to their other effects.

Catalyst

  • Fortified Earth: Reduced base barrier from 2,520 to 1,254 in PvP only.
  • Elemental Celerity: Increased cooldown from 60 seconds to 75 seconds in PvP only.
  • Deploy Jade Sphere: Increased cooldown from 10 seconds to 15 seconds in PvP only.

Engineer

Core

  • Fragmentation Shot: Reduced aftercast duration by 25%.
  • Poison Dart Volley: Increased overall animation speed of this skill by 66%.
  • Utility Goggles: Increased number of damaging conditions removed from 1 to 2.

Scrapper

  • Reconstruction Field: Reduced cooldown from 25 seconds to 20 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Chemical Field: Reduced cooldown from 25 seconds to 20 seconds.
  • Damage Dampener: This trait has been replaced with Rapid Regeneration. Rapid Regeneration heals the scrapper while they are under the effects of either swiftness or superspeed.
  • Applied Force: Increased bonus power per might stack from 15 to 20 in PvE only.

Mechanist

  • Fixed an issue that caused the engineer to be the source of boons and conditions for several mech skills, instead of the mech itself.
  • Jade Mech CJ-1: Fixed an issue that caused melee autoattacks to be slower than intended. Reduced the range of the first two melee strikes from 240 to 130.
  • Mechanical Genius: Increased duration of the boon applied by Mechanical Genius from 6 seconds to 10 seconds.
  • Chemical Rounds: Fixed an issue that prevented the condition damage from this skill from being inherited by the mech.
  • Serrated Steel: This trait now functions with the mech when it is active.
  • Incendiary Powder: This trait now functions with the mech while it is active. Trait cooldowns for the mech are separate from the engineer.

Guardian

Core

  • Strike: Increased power coefficient from 0.9 to 1.0 in PvE only.
  • Vengeful Strike: Increased power coefficient from 1.0 to 1.1 in PvE only.
  • Wrathful Strike: Increased power coefficient from 1.4 to 1.5 in PvE only.
  • Whirling Wrath: This skill no longer reduces the user’s movement speed.
  • Symbol of Resolution: Increased power coefficient per strike from 0.6 to 0.65 in PvE only.
  • Sword Wave: Increased power coefficient per strike from 0.5 to 0.55 in PvE only.
  • Symbol of Blades: Increased power coefficient per strike from 0.6 to 0.65 in PvE only. Reduced recharge from 10 seconds to 8 seconds.
  • Ray of Judgment: Increased power coefficient per strike from 0.33 to 0.45 in PvE only.
  • Zealot’s Defense: Reduced cooldown from 15 seconds to 12 seconds.
  • Symbol of Protection: Reduced casting time from 1.33 seconds to 0.9 seconds.
  • Zealot’s Embrace: This skill now grants barrier when striking an enemy.
  • Banish: This skill now marks the enemy for 5 seconds. Mighty Blow will consume the mark to teleport to the target.
  • Right-Hand Strength: This trait no longer reduces the recharge of main-hand sword skills.
  • Unscathed Contender: Reduced strike damage increase while under the effects of aegis from 20% to 7%. This trait now grants an additional 7% strike damage increase while you are above 90% health.

Dragonhunter

  • Test of Faith: Increased protection duration from 2 seconds to 4 seconds in PvP only.
  • Light’s Judgment: The first strike of this skill will now daze enemies in addition to its other effects. Reduced cooldown from 30 seconds to 20 seconds.
  • Wings of Resolve: Reduced cooldown from 30 seconds to 25 seconds.
  • Shield of Courage: Reduced cooldown from 60 seconds to 50 seconds.
  • Fragments of Faith: Reduced cooldown from 60 seconds to 45 seconds in PvP and WvW. Reduced stability duration from 5 seconds to 4 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Hunter’s Determination: This trait has been reworked. It now causes all elite skills to break stuns on activation.
  • Heavy Light: Reduced internal cooldown from 10 seconds to 1 second.

Firebrand

  • Exiting a firebrand tome will now put that tome on a 0.5-second cooldown.
  • Chapter 2: Igniting Burst: Increased weakness duration from 2 seconds to 3 seconds in PvP only.
  • Chapter 3: Heated Rebuke: Reduced page cost from 2 to 1 in PvP only.
  • Chapter 2: Radiant Recovery: Reduced cooldown from 8 seconds to 6 seconds in PvP only.
  • Chapter 4: Shining River: Increased base pulse heal from 287 to 464 in PvP only. Increased pulse-heal attribute scaling from 0.2 to 0.25 in PvP only.
  • Epilogue: Eternal Oasis: Reduced page cost from 3 to 2 in PvP only.
  • Epilogue: Unbroken Lines: Increased the number of stability stacks from 1 to 2 in PvP only.
  • Firebrand mantras now require an initial casting time to prepare the mantra charges. The final charge of each mantra is more powerful.
  • Firebrand mantras will now automatically swap to their charged state when not on cooldown and when the player is out of combat in PvE maps.
  • Weighty Terms: This trait will now only trigger on the final charge of a mantra and restores one page in addition to its current effect. This trait no longer has an internal cooldown.

Willbender

  • Willbender virtues no longer remove the active effects of other willbender virtues.

Mesmer

Core

  • Master of Manipulation: This trait no longer reduces the recharge of manipulation skills, and it now grants aegis to nearby allies instead of superspeed.
  • Mirror: Reduced cooldown from 15 seconds to 12 seconds in PvE, and from 20 seconds to 15 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Mimic: Reduced cooldown from 30 seconds to 20 seconds.
  • Mass Invisibility: Reduced cooldown from 60 seconds to 48 seconds in PvE, and from 75 seconds to 60 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Time Warp: This skill now also grants superspeed to allies and inflicts chill on enemies. Reduced cooldown from 120 seconds to 75 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Decoy: Reduced cooldown from 45 seconds to 40 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Mirror Images: Reduced cooldown from 35 seconds to 30 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Mesmer mantras now require an initial casting time to prepare the mantra charges. The effects they grant when completing the initial cast are as follows:
    • Mantra of Recovery: Heal yourself, and heal nearby allies for a lesser amount.
    • Mantra of Concentration: Grant boons to yourself and nearby allies.
    • Mantra of Distraction: Reduce the recharge time of Diversion.
    • Mantra of Pain: Grant might to yourself and nearby allies.
    • Mantra of Resolve: Remove all conditions from yourself, and remove fewer conditions from nearby allies.
  • Egotism: Increased damage bonus from 5% to 10% in PvP and WvW.
  • Protected Phantasms: This trait has been replaced by Temporal Enchanter. Temporal Enchanter causes glamour skills to grant superspeed and resistance to allies in the area and increases glamour durations by 1 second.

Chronomancer

  • Echo of Memory: Deja Vu: These skills will now immediately summon the phantasm when successfully blocking an attack. If no attack is blocked, the phantasm will still be summoned at the end of the channel.
  • Tides of Time: Catching the returning wave while under the effects of Continuum Shift will now also reduce the recharge of this skill after exiting Continuum Shift. Increased the number of might stacks from 5 to 8 in PvE only.
  • Well of Action: This skill now grants might and fury to allies on its final pulse in addition to superspeed.
  • Well of Senility: This skill now dazes enemies on its final pulse in addition to removing boons.

Virtuoso

  • Psychic Riposte: Fixed an issue in which the unblockable effect would not apply to the entire shatter.

Necromancer

Core

  • Banshee’s Wail: This trait no longer reduces the cooldown of warhorn skills.
  • Wail of Doom: This skill is now unblockable. Reduced cooldown from 30 seconds to 24 seconds.
  • Locust Swarm: Reduced cooldown from 30 seconds to 24 seconds.
  • Necrotic Stab: Increased power coefficient from 0.7 to 0.9 in PvE only. Increased life force gained from 2% to 4%.
  • Necrotic Bite: Increased power coefficient from 1.2 to 1.3 in PvE only. Increased life force gained from 6% to 8%.
  • Life Siphon: Reduced cooldown from 10 seconds to 8 seconds in PvP and WvW. Increased damage bonus against bleeding foes from 20% to 50% in PvE only.
  • Dark Pact: This skill now also inflicts bleeding on the target and grants life force to the caster for each boon removed. This skill now removes boons instead of corrupting them in PvP and WvW. Increased the number of boons removed from 1 to 3 in PvP, 1 to 2 in WvW, and 2 to 3 in PvE.

Reaper

  • “Your Soul is Mine!”: This skill now deals additional damage and grants additional life force per target struck within melee range of the caster. Reduced cooldown from 20 seconds to 16 seconds.
  • “Nothing Can Save You!”: This skill no longer grants additional unblockable attacks on all enemies struck. This skill now deals additional damage and grants additional unblockable attacks when striking targets within melee range of the caster. Reduced cooldown from 20 seconds to 16 seconds.
  • “Rise!”: This skill now deals additional damage and summons additional horrors when striking targets within melee range of the caster. The maximum number of shambling horrors that can be summoned is 5. Reduced cooldown from 40 seconds to 32 seconds.
  • “Suffer!”: This skill now deals additional damage and transfers one additional condition to targets struck within melee range of the caster. Reduced cooldown from 20 seconds to 16 seconds.
  • “You Are All Weaklings!”: This skill now deals additional damage and grants more might when striking targets within melee range of the caster. Reduced cooldown from 25 seconds to 20 seconds.
  • Chilling Victory: Reduced cooldown from 2 seconds to 1 second in PvP.
  • Blighter’s Boon: This trait now also triggers when removing a boon from an enemy.

Ranger

Core

  • Empathic Bond: This trait has been reworked. It now causes beast skills to remove conditions from the ranger and their pet.
  • Rugged Growth: Increased pulse heal from 155 to 196 in PvP and WvW.
  • Windborne Notes: This trait no longer reduces the cooldown of warhorn skills.
  • Hunter’s Call: Reduced cooldown from 20 seconds to 16 seconds.
  • Call of the Wild: Reduced cooldown from 30 seconds to 24 seconds.
  • Wilderness Knowledge: This trait no longer reduces the cooldown of survival skills.
  • Troll Unguent: Reduced cooldown from 25 seconds to 20 seconds in PvE, and from 30 seconds to 24 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Lightning Reflexes: Reduced cooldown from 30 seconds to 24 seconds.
  • Muddy Terrain: Reduced cooldown from 25 seconds to 20 seconds.
  • Quickening Zephyr: Reduced cooldown from 45 seconds to 35 seconds in PvE, and from 40 seconds to 32 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Entangle: Reduced cooldown from 60 seconds to 48 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Brutish Seals: This trait no longer reduces the cooldown of signet skills, and it now grants might in addition to fury.
  • Signet of the Hunt: The active component of this skill now grants superspeed in addition to unblockable stacks. Reduced cooldown from 40 seconds to 20 seconds.
  • Signet of Renewal: This skill now grants resolution to the ranger’s pet in addition to resistance. Reduced cooldown from 50 seconds to 35 seconds.
  • Signet of the Wild: Reduced cooldown from 40 seconds to 30 seconds.

Soulbeast

  • Double Arc: Reduced cooldown from 7 seconds to 6 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Instinctive Engage: Reduced ammunition recharge from 15 seconds to 12 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Dolyak Stance: Reduced duration from 6 seconds to 4 seconds in PvP only. Reduced cooldown from 60 seconds to 40 seconds in PvP only.
  • Moa Stance: Reduced cooldown from 40 seconds to 30 seconds in PvP only.
  • Griffon Stance: Reduced cooldown from 30 seconds to 25 seconds.
  • Primal Cry: This skill now inflicts poison on each strike in addition to its other effects.
  • Eternal Bond: Increased base heal from 487 to 584.

Untamed

  • Unnatural Traversal: This skill is no longer instant and now has a casting time of 0.25 seconds.

Revenant

Core

  • Resilient Spirit: Reduced barrier per unique boon from 160 to 119 in PvP only.

Renegade

  • Kalla’s Favor: Increased power damage bonus per stack from 1% to 2% in PvP and WvW.
  • Heroic Command: Lasting Legacy: Increased might duration from 6 seconds to 9 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Bloodbane Path: Increased power coefficient per strike from 0.4 to 0.45 in PvP and WvW.
  • Sevenshot: Increased power coefficient per strike from 0.24 to 0.265 in PvP and WvW.
  • Endless Enmity: This trait no longer requires the enemy to be under a certain health threshold. Reduced fury duration from 6 seconds to 4 seconds. Fury is also applied to nearby allies.
  • Brutal Momentum: This trait now grants a 10% increased critical-hit chance when endurance is not full. The 33% increased critical chance while endurance is full is unchanged.

Vindicator

  • Phantom’s Onslaught: Reduced power coefficient from 1.36 to 1.18 in PvP only.
  • True Strike: Reduced power coefficient per block stack from 0.3 to 0.15 in PvP only.
  • Spear of Archemorus: Reduced power coefficient from 2.67 to 2.33 in PvP only.
  • Nomad’s Advance: Reduced power coefficient from 2.1 to 1.7 in PvP only.
  • Scavenger Burst: Reduced power coefficient from 1.4 to 1.25 in PvP only.
  • Imperial Impact: The attack from this trait no longer inflicts chill in PvP and WvW. Reduced power coefficient from 0.625 to 0.5 in PvP only.

Thief

Core

  • Signets of Power: This trait has been reworked. It now causes signet skills to grant initiative when activated.
  • Signet of Malice: Reduced cooldown from 15 seconds to 12 seconds.
  • Signet of Shadows: Reduced cooldown from 20 seconds to 16 seconds.
  • Infiltrator’s Signet: Reduced cooldown from 30 seconds to 24 seconds in PvE, and from 35 seconds to 28 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Trickster: This trait no longer reduces the cooldown of trick skills. Increased the number of conditions removed from 1 to 2.
  • Caltrops: Reduced cooldown from 30 seconds to 24 seconds.
  • Haste: Reduced cooldown from 30 seconds to 24 seconds in PvE, and from 45 seconds to 35 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Roll for Initiative: Reduced cooldown from 35 seconds to 28 seconds in PvE, and from 50 seconds to 35 seconds in PvP and WvW. Reduced initiative gain from 6 to 4 in PvP and WvW.
  • Skelk Venom: Reduced cooldown from 30 seconds to 25 seconds.
  • Keen Observer: Reduced health threshold requirement from 90% to 75% in PvE only.

Daredevil

  • Steal is no longer replaced by Swipe when the daredevil specialization is equipped.
  • Impairing Daggers: Reduced cooldown from 25 seconds to 18 seconds.
  • Impact Strike: Reduced cooldown from 40 seconds to 30 seconds.

Deadeye

  • Deadeye’s Mark is no longer removed when the deadeye goes into the downed state.
  • Brutal Aim: Increased power coefficient from 0.6 to 0.75 in PvE only.
  • Deadly Aim: Increased power coefficient from 1.0 to 1.1 in PvE only.
  • Skirmisher’s Shot: Increased power coefficient from 0.8 to 1.0 in PvE only.
  • Spotter’s Shot: Increased power coefficient from 1.15 to 1.3 in PvE only.
  • Double Tap: Increased power coefficient per hit from 0.65 to 0.8 in PvE only.
  • Three Round Burst: Increased power coefficient per hit from 0.75 to 0.85 in PvE only.
  • Shadow Meld: This skill no longer removes revealed in PvP and WvW.

Specter

  • Shadow Sap: The enemy-targeted version of this skill now grants might in an area around the specter. The ally-targeted version of this skill now grants protection.
  • Well of Silence: 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.
  • Well of Bounty: Increased might stacks from 6 to 8 in PvE only.

Warrior

Core

  • Counterblow: Reduced cooldown from 8 seconds to 7 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Pommel Bash: This skill now grants barrier if it strikes an enemy that is using a skill.
  • Savage Leap: Increased power coefficient from 0.75 to 1.15 in PvP and WvW.
  • Final Thrust: This skill now inflicts a reduced amount of bleeding to targets above 50% health. Reduced cooldown from 15 seconds to 12 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Dolyak Signet: Increased base healing from 1,000 to 1,640. Reduced stability duration from 6 seconds to 4 seconds in PvP only. Reduced cooldown from 60 seconds to 40 seconds in PvP only.
  • Balanced Stance: Reduced cooldown from 60 seconds to 50 seconds in PvP only.
  • Signet of Stamina: Reduced cooldown from 40 seconds to 35 seconds. Increased endurance gain from 25 to 50 in PvP only.
  • Frenzy: Reduced cooldown from 40 seconds to 35 seconds.
  • Banner of Defense: Increased cooldown from 30 seconds to 40 seconds in PvP only.
  • Fierce Blow: Increased cooldown from 4 seconds to 5 seconds in PvP only.
  • Adrenal Health: Reduced base heal per stack from 87 to 70 in PvP only.
  • Martial Cadence: Reduced quickness duration from 3 seconds to 2 seconds.

Berserker

  • Arc Divider: Increased power coefficient per strike from 1.4 to 1.5 in PvE only.
  • Shattering Blow: Reduced cooldown from 20 to 15 in PvP and WvW.
  • Sundering Leap: This skill now grants aegis on activation. Reduced cooldown to 15 seconds in all game modes. Reduced power coefficient from 2.33 to 2.0 in PvP and WvW, and from 3.0 to 2.5 in PvE. Decreased berserk mode extension from 5 seconds to 3 seconds in PvE only.
  • Outrage: Reduced cooldown from 20 seconds to 18 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Dead or Alive: Increased Blood Reckoning duration from 2.5 seconds to 3 seconds.
  • Eternal Champion: This trait has been reworked. It now grants stability and endurance when entering berserk mode, and it causes all traits that trigger when entering berserk mode to also trigger when exiting berserk mode.

Spellbreaker

  • Full Counter: This skill will now trigger traits that trigger on burst skill usage when striking an enemy instead of when absorbing an attack.
  • Breaching Strike: Reduced bonus damage against enemies with no boons from 50% to 5% in PvP and WvW.

Bladesworn

  • Swift Cut: This skill now fires an additional projectile after the melee slash. Enemies hit by the melee attack take reduced damage from the projectile.
  • Steel Divide: This skill now fires an additional projectile after the melee slash. Enemies hit by the melee attack take reduced damage from the projectile.
  • Explosive Thrust: The secondary explosion portion of this skill is now a ranged attack. Enemies hit by the melee attack take reduced damage from the projectile.
  • Blooming Fire: This skill no longer causes explosions along the length of your strike. Instead, this skill now launches a projectile at your target, shattering on contact and causing multiple explosions.
  • Artillery Slash: This skill now consumes all ammo when used, gaining bonus damage and different effects based on the amount of ammo consumed.
  • Cyclone Trigger: This skill now applies aegis to the caster in addition to its other effects. This skill now blocks missiles as soon as it is activated. The total duration of the block remains the same.

02/14/2023‚ÄĒLate Notes

General

  • Fixed a crash related to selecting players who are under the effect of stealth abilities.

Profession Skills

Elementalist

  • Call Lightning: Follow-up lightning strikes from this skill occur faster and will now always strike three times. Damage coefficient on follow-up strikes has been reduced from 0.425 to 0.32.
  • Rock Barrier: Fixed an issue that caused this skill’s full cooldown timer to activate when interrupted.

Necromancer

  • Augury of Death: This trait no longer reduces the recharge of shout skills. This trait instead grants additional life-siphon damage and healing when shouts strike enemies in melee range.
  • “Rise!”: This skill now deals additional damage and summons additional horrors when striking targets within melee range of the caster. The maximum number of shambling horrors that can be summoned is 5 in PvE and PvP and 3 in WvW. Reduced cooldown from 40 seconds to 32 seconds in PvE. Reduced cooldown from 50 seconds to 40 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • “Chilled to the Bone!”: This skill now deals additional damage, stun duration, and condition duration, and it grants you additional boons when striking targets within melee range of the caster. Reduced cooldown from 45 seconds to 36 seconds in PvE. Reduced cooldown from 60 seconds to 48 seconds in PvP and WvW.

Warrior

  • Blademaster: Fixed an issue that caused this trait to grant more expertise than intended.

02/14/2023‚ÄĒLate Notes

General

¬∑       Orders from Above: Alacrity duration increased from 1.5 seconds to 2 seconds in PvE.

Profession Skills

Engineer

¬∑       Flame Jet: Reduced power coefficient per strike from 0.25 to 0.2 in WvW.

Guardian

¬∑       Hunter’s Ward: Reduced power coefficient on the final impact from 1.666 to 1.333 in WvW.


Source: Guild Wars 2 Official Forums

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