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The default appearance of the energy bar.

Energy, represented by the blue bar in the user interface, is a pool that is consumed when using most skills. Skills that do not use energy include Signets and adrenal skills.

Energy capacity[]

All characters have an innate energy capacity of 20. This doesn't change based on level, but can be increased via certain armor pieces, weapons, weapon upgrades, or in the case of Elementalists, increasing the Energy Storage attribute. All standard Warrior armor sets provide no modifier to maximum energy, while all Ranger, Assassin, and Dervish armor sets provide +5 maximum energy. Most sets of spell caster and Paragon armor provide +10 maximum energy. The Radiant Insignia also provides energy in an amount dependent on the body location of the armor it is applied to.

A special case is exhaustion, which temporarily lowers the maximum amount of the player's energy. It is caused on its caster by many elementalist spells and can also be inflicted on a foe by skills of other professions.

Any temporary effects on energy capacity also modify current energy by the same amount, albeit also temporarily. For example, if a character with 15 of 40 energy has his maximum energy reduced by 12 (perhaps by unequipping a focus), he would then have 3 of 28 energy. It is possible to reduce current energy below zero in this manner. In such a case, the UI will indicate the character has zero energy until his energy is once again greater than zero (cause by any means, whether by equipping an item, natural energy regeneration, or other sources of energy). This is often used to "hide" energy so that it cannot be lost due to hostile skills such as many Mesmer spells.

Energy regeneration/degeneration[]

As with Health, the rate at which Energy regenerates (or degenerates) is represented by small arrows or "pips" that appear in the energy bar. Each "pip" indicates 1 point of energy recovery every 3 seconds (arrows pointing to the right) or loss (arrows pointing to the left). The maximum regeneration or degeneration is 10 pips.

The primary attribute of most professions allows secondary sources of energy besides natural regeneration. Examples are a Necromancer's Soul Reaping attribute, an Assassin's Critical Strikes attribute, etc.

Unlike Health, Energy regenerates even while in combat and players have a natural regen of +2 pips that does not increase naturally. As with Energy capacity, Energy regeneration can be increased via certain armor pieces. Warrior and Paragon armor sets provide no extra Energy regeneration, Ranger sets provide a +1 bonus, and all other professions (Necromancer, Mesmer, Elementalist, Monk, Ritualist, Dervish, and Assassin) get a +2 bonus from their armor. Thus, Warriors and Paragons have an energy regeneration of +2, Rangers of +3, and all other professions +4.

Some enchantments require energy degeneration to maintain, often referred to as "upkeep". Some items combine Energy bonuses at the cost of energy degeneration.

Armor stats refer to 'energy regeneration' as 'energy recovery'.

Energy regeneration will not stack to exceed -10 pips or +10 pips.

Energy-related skills[]

Energy-related attributes[]

Maximum energy[]

The highest possible maximum energy a character can have is 201. This is only possible with a primary elementalist character and involves a combination of many different effects.

Base energy 20
20 Energy Storage1 60
10% Morale Boost2 8
Inherent armor bonus 10
Radiant Insignia 8
4 Runes of Attunement 8
"Seize the Day" wand inscription 15
"Live For Today" focus inscription 15
Inherent focus bonus 12
Birthday Cupcake 10
Grail of Might 10
Candy Apple 10
Edification3 15
Total 201
  1. Includes +1 from All-Seeing Eye, +3 from Rune of Superior Energy Storage, and +1 from each of the following: Lunar Blessing, Golden Egg, Grail of Might, and Candy Corn.
  2. The Morale Boost bonus calculation includes the bonus from Energy Storage.
  3. Assumes rank 10 in the Asura Title Track and is only active when the title is displayed while in the Tarnished Coast.