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Screenshot of a skill

I know from "What is this new icon in some of the skills?" that the water droplet icon means that a skill can't be used underwater, and the cooldown icon is easy enough to figure out, but what does this clock icon mean?

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This was recently added in the October 7th patch, though oddly enough they don't actually list it there. That symbol represents the activation time and/or channeling time (if it's a skill that channels) in seconds for a skill. Anything that provides Quickness will reduce this value (by half).

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It is stupid tho, Renewed Focus has a duration of 3 seconds and the channeling time is 2... how can that be? – Lyrion Oct 11 '12 at 6:15
@Lyrion: the skill only activates after two seconds, I think. Think of it as casting time. – pleinolijf Oct 11 '12 at 6:58
@pleinolijf No it is an instant cast, i have a guardian. The elite skill would be useless if it takes 2 seconds to activate since the damage would already be done. – Lyrion Oct 11 '12 at 8:32
for channeling powers, do they do double damage per tick if you have quickness? otherwise quickness would actually be harmful for those powers! – Rodolfo Oct 11 '12 at 21:26

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