Skill Traits

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Skill Traits are skill enhancements that replaced the old Skill Notes after the 2015 Character Reborn update.

Skill Traits[edit]

Skill Traits are skill enhancements that can be attached to any Active or Special Active. Hyper Actives and Passives will not have any traits.

Each Special Active and Active possesses two traits. Only one trait can be chosen at any given moment but players also have the option of not choosing any. When a trait is chosen, the enhancement can not be reversed unless the Tome of Amnesia is present in the character's inventory.

Level Requirements[edit]

A skill's traits are unlocked when the player reaches a certain level. The level requirement is dependent on when the skill is learned.

Skills Level Requirement
Base Job Skills Level 20
1st Job Skills Level 40
2nd job Skills Level 70
Transcendence Skills Level 99

List of Traits[edit]

Each trait has their own unique name. When a skill is equipped with a trait, the name will precede the skill's name. Prior to the 01/27/2016 NA Patch, the trait's name were added to the end of the skill's name instead.

Trait Name Effect
Empowered Strengthened
  • Damage increased
Gigantic Greater
  • Skill radius / size increased
Light Lighter
  • MP cost reduced
Heavy Heavier
  • Attack power increased to 144%
  • Cooldown time increased to 120%
Useful More useful
  • Damage reduced
  • Amount of hits dealt increased
Enhanced Maximised
  • Critical hit rate increased to 100%
  • Attack Power decreased
Reversed Turned
  • Cooldown increased
  • MP cost reduced
Critical Lethal
  • MP cost increased
  • Skill will ignore 50% defense in PvE (25% in PvP)
Haste Faster
  • Cooldown time reduced
Regenerating (1)
Regenerating (1)
  • Certain chance of regaining some of the MP used
Regenerating (2)
Regenerating (2)
  • 50% chance of reducing cooldown time to 60%
  • Skill will cancel Mana Break
  • Cooldown is doubled
Evil Mean-Looking
  • Skill will burn MP per hit
Powerful Stronger
  • Super Armor added to the skill
  • Cooldown increased
Sure-kill (1)
Killing Blow (1) Safer (1)
  • Skill effect's duration increased
Sure-kill (2)
Killing Blow (2) Safer (2)
  • Skill effect's effectiveness increased
Absorbing Absorbent
  • Skill's Mana gain will increase
Persistent Tenacious
  • Skill will reduce KD per hit
Persistent Tenacious
  • Range/Duration increased
Awakened Awakened
  • Skill's ability/effect will be changed


Date Changes
06/30/2016 07/13/2016
  • Regenerating (1) and Regenerating (2) tooltip improved.
10/20/2016 -
  • Critical changed from ignoring 100% defense to 50% defense.
  • Critical changed from ignoring 100% defense to 25% defense.
11/03/2016 11/23/2016
  • Cooldown increased to 200% effect added to Ruthless.
07/13/2017 07/26/2017
  • Awakened Trait deleted.
  • Unified unlock level of traits based on class advancement :
    • Base class : Level 20
    • 1st Job : Level 40
    • 2nd Job : Level 70
    • Transcendent : Level 99
01/11/2018 -
  • Passive Skills no longer affect Skill Traits.
09/20/2018 10/11/2018
  • Heavy streamlined to "Damage increased to 144%, Cooldown increased to 120%".
10/11/2018 10/31/2018
  • Regenerating (2) streamlined to "50% chance to reduce Cooldown by 60%".
12/19/2019 01/15/2020
  • Critical can no longer ignore guard.

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