[quote=“Synchophade, post:1, topic:1540730, full:true”]Are stacks on gear lost upon death?
As far as I know, all stacks on all gear are lost on death. Of this, we are pretty certain. For everything else, we’re not entirely sure. We’re reasonably sure that fade after some period of time, of which we are not sure, that varies based on the item in question. The Vow of Zealous Fury (stacks attack speed when you use a skill) is generally accepted to either last until you die or be long enough that it’s trivially easy to maintain your stacks; Vow of Vengeance seems to last a few seconds since it generally has to build back up if you drop out of combat or have to run away; Stolen Edge of Arcvynorr seems to last longer than VoV but not as long as VoZF.
Based off of the ease with which you can accumulate the stacks with the Codex Fragment, my guess would be that the stacks have a duration, which is probably on par with SEoA or slightly less. You could find out pretty easily in a private PvP match (I’m lazy, which is why I haven’t).