Smiter's Boon (PvP)

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This skill has a PvE version — see Smiter's Boon.

Enchantment Spell. For 5 seconds, your Smiting Prayers have double the Divine Favor bonus.

Concise description

Enchantment Spell. (5 seconds.) Your Smiting Prayers have double Divine Favor healing bonus.

Progression
Divine Favor
Healing bonus
0
0
1
3
2
6
3
10
4
13
5
16
6
19
7
22
8
26
9
29
10
32
11
35
12
38
13
42
14
45
15
48
16
51
17
54
18
58
19
61
20
64
21
67

Trivia[edit]

  • This skill was modified in the August 21st, 2008 update to effectively remove it from PvP. In a Developer update, ArenaNet stated, "We recognize that the changes to this skill will essentially remove it from play. In the future, we may consider whether or not there is an incarnation of this skill that would be viable but balanced. For now, we do not expect it to see serious use."
  • This skill is considered by most to be the paramount example of a nerf and thus, has given rise to a nickname known as Smiter's Booning (or simply S-booning) or "[to] 25/90 <a skill>" (in reference to the new energy cost and recharge), or simply "booned." (example- "The skill got booned!") It is most often used when players cry out for the nerf of a particular problematic skill or when a skill has been made so underpowered it becomes unplayable in serious builds.