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Resurrection refers to any mechanism that brings a being back into life after it dies. Most players consider "res" (or often "rez") skills to be a vital component of any build in both PvE and PvP. You will not be popular if you are the only surviving member of the party and you cannot resurrect the others.

Resurrection shrines are found in nearly all explorable areas and missions, with the exception of certain PvP arenas and Elite Missions. In PvE, 10 seconds after a party wipe, all members are teleported to the shrine and (if dead) brought back to life at full health, but with the energy they had when they died. In PvP, the timing depends on the arena.

There are two main types of resurrection skills:

In PvE, resurrected foes will not yield experience, loot, and will not count towards bounties.

In PvP, every character that is not a dedicated healer/protector usually carries some form of resurrection, unless they serve a special function (e.g. the flag runner in GvG). In 8-player teams, one player carries a hard res (often a Mesmer with high Fast Casting), while the others carry the speedier Resurrection Signet (a soft res). When a party's res signets are depleted, they will try for a morale boost to recharge them.

List of resurrection skills[edit]

Skills that resurrect party members[edit]

IconNameDescriptionEnergyActivation timeRecharge timeProf.AttributeCampaign
"By Ural's Hammer!".jpg "By Ural's Hammer!" Shout. (30 seconds.) Resurrect all dead party members in earshot with full Health and Energy. Affected party members deal 25...33% more damage. Affected party members die when it ends, but do not receive a death penalty. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 06060 Tango-recharge-darker.png aAnyDeldrimor rankZ Eye of the North
"We Shall Return!".jpg "We Shall Return!" Shout. All party members in earshot are resurrected (25...45...50% Health and 5...17...20% Energy). 0 2525 Tango-energy.png 0 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png paragonaParagonCommandZ Nightfall
Death Pact Signet.jpg Death Pact Signet Signet. Resurrects target party member with your current Health and 15...83...100% maximum Energy. For 120 seconds, you die the next time this party member dies. 0 0 03.003 Tango-activation-darker.png 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png ritualistaRitualistRestoration MagicZ Nightfall
Death Pact Signet (PvP).jpg Death Pact Signet (PvP) Signet. Resurrects target party member with your current Health and 15...83...100% maximum Energy. For 120 seconds, you die the next time this party member dies. 0 0 044 Tango-activation-darker.png 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png ritualistaRitualistRestoration MagicZ Nightfall
Eternal Aura.jpg Eternal Aura Enchantment Spell. You have +100 max Health. End effect: all party members in the area are resurrected with 40...50% Health and 20...30% Energy. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 044 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png dervishaDervishSunspear rankZ Nightfall
Flesh of My Flesh.jpg Flesh of My Flesh Spell. Resurrect target party member (half your current Health and 5...17...20% Energy). Lose half your Health. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 044 Tango-activation-darker.png 0 ritualistaRitualistRestoration MagicZ Factions
Flesh of My Flesh (PvP).jpg Flesh of My Flesh (PvP) Spell. Resurrect target party member (half your current Health and 5...17...20% Energy). Lose half your Health. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 044 Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png ritualistaRitualistRestoration MagicZ Factions
Junundu Wail.jpg Junundu Wail Skill. Resurrect all dead junundu in earshot. If there are no enemies in earshot, gain 500 Health for each junundu in range. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 03.003 Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png aAnyZ Nightfall
Light of Dwayna.jpg Light of Dwayna Spell. Resurrects all dead party members in the area. (25% Health, zero Energy). 0 2525 Tango-energy.png 044 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png monkaMonkZ Prophecies
Lively Was Naomei.jpg Lively Was Naomei Item Spell. (45 seconds.) Drop effect: resurrects party members in the area (15...63...75% Health and zero Energy). 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 066 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png ritualistaRitualistRestoration MagicZ Factions
Rebirth.jpg Rebirth Spell. Resurrects target party member (25% Health, 0 Energy). Teleports target to you. Disables target's skills (10...4...3 seconds). You lose all Energy. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 055 Tango-activation-darker.png 0 Tango-quest-icon.pngmonkaMonkProtection PrayersZ Core
Renew Life.jpg Renew Life Touch Spell. Resurrects target party member (50% Health and 5...17...20% Energy). Heals allies within earshot for 55...115...130. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 044 Tango-activation-darker.png 0055 Tango-recharge-darker.png monkaMonkHealing PrayersZ Nightfall
Restoration.jpg Restoration Binding Ritual. Creates a level 1...11...14 spirit (30 second lifespan). End effect: resurrects party members in the area with 5...41...50% Health and zero Energy. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png ritualistaRitualistCommuningZ Factions
Restoration (PvP).jpg Restoration (PvP) Binding Ritual. Creates a level 1...8...10 spirit (30 second lifespan). End effect: resurrects party members in the area with 5...41...50% Health and zero Energy. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 055 Tango-activation-darker.png 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png ritualistaRitualistCommuningZ Factions
Restore Life.jpg Restore Life Touch Spell. Resurrects target party member (20...56...65% Health, 42...80...90% Energy). 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 044 Tango-activation-darker.png 0088 Tango-recharge-darker.png monkaMonkHealing PrayersZ Prophecies
Resurrect.jpg Resurrect Spell. Resurrects target party member (25% Health, 0 Energy). 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 055 Tango-activation-darker.png 0088 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.pngmonkaMonkZ Core
Resurrection Chant.jpg Resurrection Chant Half Range Spell. Resurrects target party member at your current Health and with 5...29...35% Energy. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 066 Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png monkaMonkHealing PrayersZ Factions
Resurrection Signet.jpg Resurrection Signet Signet. Resurrects target party member (100% Health, 25% Energy). This signet only recharges when you gain a morale boost. 0 0 03.003 Tango-activation-darker.png morale boostmorale boost Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.pngaAnyZ Core
Seed of Resurrection.jpg Seed of Resurrection Signet. Resurrect all allies within range. 0 0 0 0 aAnyZ Core
Signet of Return.jpg Signet of Return Signet. Resurrects target party member (5...13...15% Health and 1...3...4% Energy for each party member in earshot). 0 0 055 Tango-activation-darker.png 0055 Tango-recharge-darker.png paragonaParagonLeadershipZ Nightfall
Signet of Return (PvP).jpg Signet of Return (PvP) Signet. Resurrects target party member (5...13...15% Health and 1...3...4% Energy for each party member in earshot). 0 0 055 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png paragonaParagonLeadershipZ Nightfall
Sunspear Rebirth Signet.jpg Sunspear Rebirth Signet Signet. Resurrect target dead ally [sic] at your location (full Health and 10% Energy for each Sunspear Rank attained). This signet only recharges when you gain a morale boost. 0 0 03.003 Tango-activation-darker.png morale boostmorale boost Tango-recharge-darker.png aAnySunspear rankZ Nightfall
Unyielding Aura.jpg Unyielding Aura Elite Enchantment Spell. Your Monk spells heal for +15...51...60%. End effect: a random other party member is resurrected with full Health and Energy and teleported to your location. -1 Tango-upkeep.png 055 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png monkaMonkDivine FavorZ Prophecies
Unyielding Aura (PvP).jpg Unyielding Aura (PvP) Elite Enchantment Spell. Resurrects target party member (full Health, full Energy). End effect: this ally dies and leaves an exploited corpse. Does not incur a death penalty. 50% failure chance unless Divine Favor 5 or more. -1 Tango-upkeep.png 055 Tango-energy.png 03.003 Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png monkaMonkDivine FavorZ Prophecies
Vengeance.jpg Vengeance Enchantment Spell. (30 seconds.) Resurrects target party member (full Health, full Energy). This ally deals 25% more damage and does not incur death penalty. End effect: this ally dies. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 044 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.pngmonkaMonkZ Prophecies

Skills that resurrect pets[edit]

IconNameDescriptionEnergyActivation timeRecharge timeProf.AttributeCampaign
Comfort Animal.jpg Comfort Animal Skill. Your pet gains 20...87...104 Health. Resurrects your pet (10...48...58% Health.) If you have Comfort Animal equipped, your animal companion will travel with you. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 0011 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.pngrangeraRangerBeast MasteryZ Core
Comfort Animal (PvP).jpg Comfort Animal (PvP) Skill. Your pet gains 20...87...104 Health. Resurrects your pet (10...48...58% Health.) 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 0011 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRangerBeast MasteryZ Core
Heal as One.jpg Heal as One Elite Skill. (15 seconds.) Your pet's attacks steal 1...16...20 Health. Initial effect: heals you and your pet for 20...87...104; resurrects your pet (50% Health) if dead. If you have this equipped, your pet will travel with you. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 0055 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRangerBeast MasteryZ Factions
Heal as One (PvP).jpg Heal as One (PvP) Elite Skill. Heals you and your pet for 25...121...145. If your pet is dead, it is resurrected with 50% Health. No effect if neither you nor your pet are below 75% Health. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 0088 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRangerBeast MasteryZ Factions
Revive Animal.jpg Revive Animal Skill. Resurrects all nearby allied pets (10...77...94% Health). 0 055 Tango-energy.png 066 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRangerBeast MasteryZ Prophecies

Monster-only resurrection skills[edit]

IconNameDescriptionEnergyActivation timeRecharge timeProf.AttributeCampaign
Animate Undead (Palawa Joko).jpg Animate Undead Spell. All Palawa Joko's minions are resurrected with 100% Health and 50% Energy. Sacrifice}5% Tango-sacrifice.png 055 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png aAnyZ Eye of the North
False Death.jpg False Death Insects have a 25% chance of resurrecting when killed. Insects are resurrected with 25% Health and Energy. 0 0 0 0 monsteraMonsterZ Eye of the North
Restore Life.jpg Restore Life Touch Spell. Touch a body of a fallen party member. Target party member is returned to life with 26...45% Health and 42...80% Energy. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 0 monsteraMonsterHealing PrayersZ Core
Resurrect (Gargoyle).jpg Resurrect (Gargoyle) Spell. Resurrect target (25% Health and zero Energy.) 0 055 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 0 aAnyZ Prophecies
Resurrect (monster skill).jpg Resurrect Spell. Resurrect target (25% Health and zero Energy.) [sic] 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 088 Tango-activation-darker.png 0 aAnyZ Core
Unyielding Anguish.jpg Unyielding Anguish Spell. Caster resurrects the nearest Anguished Soul. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 03.003 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png aAnyZ Nightfall

List of skills related to resurrection[edit]

Skills that improve the effect of resurrection skills[edit]

IconNameDescriptionEnergyActivation timeRecharge timeProf.AttributeCampaign
"We Shall Return!" (PvP).jpg "We Shall Return!" (PvP) Shout. (10 seconds.) Whenever party members in earshot use a resurrection skill, their fallen allies return with 10...62...75% more Health and 5...41...50% more Energy. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png paragonaParagonCommandZ Nightfall

Skills that suppress resurrection[edit]

Icon Name Description Effect type Campaign
Curse of Dhuum.jpg Curse of Dhuum Spell. Resurrection is disabled. Should you die, your spirit will travel to the Forgotten Vale. Environment effect Core
IconNameDescriptionEnergyActivation timeRecharge timeProf.AttributeCampaign
Frozen Soil.jpg Frozen Soil Nature Ritual. Creates a level 1...8...10 spirit. (30...78...90 second lifespan). Creatures in range cannot activate resurrection skills. Does not affect spirits. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 055 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRangerWilderness SurvivalZ Prophecies

Skills that worsen resurrection process[edit]

Icon Name Description Effect type Campaign
Curse of the Bloodstone.jpg Curse of the Bloodstone Spell. Resurrection skills take 4 times as long to cast. Environment effect Prophecies

Skills related to Resurrection shrine[edit]

Icon Name Description Effect type Campaign
Resurrect Party.jpg Resurrect Party Skill. The Priest periodically resurrects your entire party to the Resurrection Shrine. Environment effect Core
IconNameDescriptionEnergyActivation timeRecharge timeCampaign
Untouchable.jpg Untouchable Skill. (5 seconds.) You are invulnerable after being resurrected by the Resurrection Shrine. 0 0 0 0 Core

Other resurrection-related effects[edit]

In-game effects that cause resurrection[edit]

Items that resurrect party members[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • Resurrection skills that return the target to 50% health (or less) will fail if the target's modified health is 1 point. For example, a 55 Monk with 60% Death Penalty cannot reliably be brought back to life by Light of Dwayna.
  • Players that swap weapons frequently might have trouble managing energy after being resurrected by a skill that only restores a fraction of their energy, especially if they were wielding their high energy set when dying.
Bug Bug.Resurrection skills can fail under a very narrow set of circumstances in which all of the following conditions are met:
  • The party has recently zoned into a new area.
  • Some of the players have not yet appeared due to lag.
  • Those present resign before the absent players appear.
  • Those players attempt to resurrect the team members who had resigned.
Bug Bug.The teleportation effect of a hero maintaining Unyielding Aura will work after the party dies due to resignation.