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In Guild Wars, an action is considered any attack or use of a skill. The only skills that can affect any action are also interrupts.

Interrupts that affect any action[edit]

Icon Name Description Other skill costs Energy Activation time Recharge time Prof. Attribute Campaign
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Agonizing Chop

Axe Attack. Deals +5...17...20 damage. Interrupts an action if target foe has a Deep Wound. 6 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 0 warrioraWarrior Axe MasteryZ Nightfall
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Anthem of Disruption

Chant. (1...8...10 seconds.) Allies in earshot interrupt an action with their next attack skill. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png paragonaParagon CommandZ Eye of the North
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Anthem of Disruption (PvP)

Chant. (1...8...10 seconds.) Allies in earshot interrupt an action with their next attack skill. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png paragonaParagon CommandZ Eye of the North
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Blinding Snow

Spell. Interrupts an action. Also inflicts Blindness (10 seconds.) 0 0 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png mesmeraMesmer Z Core
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Choking Breath

Skill. Interrupts target and adjacent foes. Causes knock-down (4 seconds) to any foe casting a spell. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 0011 Tango-recharge-darker.png aAny Z Nightfall
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Disarm

Sword Attack. Interrupts target foe. Interruption effect: disables this foe's attack skills (0...2...3 second[s]) if that action was an attack. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.500.5½ Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarrior StrengthZ Eye of the North
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Disrupting Accuracy

Preparation. (36 seconds.) Interrupts an action whenever your arrows critical. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRanger MarksmanshipZ Nightfall
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Disrupting Chop

Axe Attack. Interrupts an action. Interruption effect: interrupted skill is disabled for +20 seconds. 6 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0 warrioraWarrior Axe MasteryZ Core
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Disrupting Shot

Bow Attack. Interrupts an action. Interruption effect: +10...34...40 damage if you interrupt a skill. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 00.500.5½ Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRanger MarksmanshipZ Eye of the North
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Disrupting Stab

Lead Attack. Interrupts an action. If the interrupted action was a spell, it is disabled (3...9...10 seconds). 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png assassinaAssassin Dagger MasteryZ Factions
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Disrupting Throw

Spear Attack. Interrupts actions. No effect unless target has a condition. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.500.5½ Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png paragonaParagon Spear MasteryZ Nightfall
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Dissonance

Binding Ritual. Creates a level 1...10...12 spirit (10...22...25 second lifespan). Its attacks deal 5...17...20 damage and interrupt actions. 0 2525 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png ritualistaRitualist CommuningZ Factions
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Dissonance (PvP)

Binding Ritual. Creates a level 1...7...8 spirit (10...22...25 second lifespan). Its attacks deal 5...17...20 damage and interrupt actions. 0 2525 Tango-energy.png 055 Tango-activation-darker.png 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png ritualistaRitualist CommuningZ Factions
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Distracting Blow

Melee Attack. Also attacks foes adjacent to your target. Interrupts an action. Hits for no damage. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.500.5½ Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png warrioraWarrior Z Core
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Distracting Shot

Bow Attack. Interrupts an action. Interruption effect: interrupted skill is disabled for +20 seconds. Hits for only 1...13...16 damage. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.500.5½ Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png rangeraRanger ExpertiseZ Core
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Distracting Strike

Melee Attack. Interrupts an action. Interruption effect: Disables interrupted skill (20 seconds) if target foe has Cracked Armor. Deals no damage. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.500.5½ Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarrior Z Eye of the North
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Dwarven Battle Stance

Elite Stance. (5...10...11 seconds.) You attack 33% faster, you gain +40 armor, and your attack skills interrupt actions. No effect unless you have a hammer equipped. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarrior StrengthZ Prophecies
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Exhausting Assault

Dual Attack. Interrupts an action. Inflicts 10 Overcast if the interrupted action was a spell. Must follow a lead attack. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.500.5½ Tango-activation-darker.png 0088 Tango-recharge-darker.png assassinaAssassin Dagger MasteryZ Factions
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Keystone Signet

Elite Signet. (20 seconds.) Your next 0...5...6 signet[s] interrupt [sic] and deal 15...51...60 damage to other foes adjacent to your target. Initial Effect: [sic] recharges all of your other signets. 0 0 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png mesmeraMesmer Fast CastingZ Prophecies
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Leech Signet

Signet. Interrupts an action. Interruption effect: you gain 3...13...15 Energy if the action was a spell. 0 0 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png mesmeraMesmer Inspiration MagicZ Core
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Lightbringer's Gaze

Skill. Target demonic servant of Abaddon takes 100 holy damage and is interrupted. Hits one additional foe in the area for each rank of Lightbringer you have attained. This skill is disabled (15 seconds). 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png aAny Lightbringer rankZ Nightfall
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Lyssa's Assault

Scythe Attack. Interrupts an action. If you are enchanted, the interrupted skill is disabled for an additional 1...8...10 second[s]. This attack does 50% of normal damage. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.500.5½ Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png dervishaDervish Scythe MasteryZ Nightfall
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Lyssa's Haste

Flash Enchantment Spell. (3...13...15 seconds.) Your Dervish enchantments recharge 33% faster. Initial Effect: interrupts all adjacent foes. End Effect: interrupts all adjacent foes. 50% failure chance unless Wind Prayers 5 or higher. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png dervishaDervish Wind PrayersZ Nightfall
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Lyssa's Haste (PvP)

Flash Enchantment Spell. (3...13...15 seconds.) Your Dervish enchantments recharge 33% faster. Initial Effect: interrupts all adjacent foes. End Effect: interrupts all adjacent foes. 50% failure chance unless Wind Prayers 5 or higher. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 02525 Tango-recharge-darker.png dervishaDervish Wind PrayersZ Nightfall
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Magebane Shot

Elite Bow Attack. Interrupts an action. Interruption effect: an interrupted spell is disabled for +10 seconds. Unblockable. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 00.500.5½ Tango-activation-darker.png 0055 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRanger Z Nightfall
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Panic

Elite Hex Spell. Also hexes foes near your target (1...8...10 second[s]). Interrupts all other nearby foes whenever a hexed foe successfully activates a skill. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png mesmeraMesmer Domination MagicZ Prophecies
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Psychic Instability

Elite Spell. Interrupts an action. Interruption effect: if the action is a skill, cause knockdown for 2...4...4 seconds on target foe and all nearby foes. 50% failure chance unless Fast Casting 5 or higher. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png mesmeraMesmer Fast CastingZ Factions
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Psychic Instability (PvP)

Elite Spell. Interrupts an action. Interruption effect: if the action is a skill, causes knockdown for 2...3...3 seconds on target foe and all adjacent foes. 50% failure chance unless Fast Casting 5 or higher. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png mesmeraMesmer Fast CastingZ Factions
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Punishing Shot

Elite Bow Attack. Deals +10...18...20 damage. Interrupts an action. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 00.500.5½ Tango-activation-darker.png 0055 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRanger MarksmanshipZ Prophecies
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Savage Shot

Bow Attack. Interrupts an action. Interruption effect: deals +13...25...28 damage if action was a spell. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 00.500.5½ Tango-activation-darker.png 0055 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png rangeraRanger MarksmanshipZ Core
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Savage Slash

Sword Attack. Interrupts an action. Interruption effect: deals +1...32...40 damage if action was a spell. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.500.5½ Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png warrioraWarrior SwordsmanshipZ Core
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Shivers of Dread

Hex Spell. (10...34...40 seconds.) Cold damage interrupts target foe's actions. Interruption cost: you lose 10...6...5 Energy or this hex ends. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png necromanceraNecromancer CursesZ Factions
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Simple Thievery

Elite Spell. Interrupts an action. Interruption effect: If a skill was interrupted, that skill is disabled and Simple Thievery becomes that skill (5...17...20 seconds). 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png mesmeraMesmer Domination MagicZ Nightfall
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Skull Crack

Elite Melee Attack. Interrupts an action. Inflicts Dazed condition (10 seconds) if target is casting a spell. 9 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 00.500.5½ Tango-activation-darker.png 0 warrioraWarrior Z Prophecies
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Spinal Shivers

Hex Spell. (10...34...40 seconds.) Cold damage interrupts target foe's skills. Interruption cost: you lose 10...6...5 Energy or Spinal Shivers ends. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png necromanceraNecromancer CursesZ Prophecies
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Warmonger's Weapon

Weapon Spell. (3...11...13 seconds.) Attacks interrupt an action. Does not interrupt attacking foes. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png ritualistaRitualist Channeling MagicZ Nightfall