Attack skill

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Attack skill
Number of skills 82
Elite skills 2
Supertype Skill
Subtype Melee attack
Ranged attack

Skill type. An attack skill is defined as "an enhanced melee or projectile attack".

Attack skills are a direct subclass of the type skill. When activated, they cause you to attack and provide a damage bonus or additional effect for that attack.

Subtypes of the type "attack skill" require the attacker to be wielding a specific kind of weapon (or have a living pet). Attempting to use an attack skill with the wrong kind of weapon will result in red message stating the wrong weapon type is equipped. Also, when the wrong kind of weapon is equipped, the skill icon for an attack skill will be grayed out with a red slash across it and a small weapon icon showing the required weapon type.

The following shows the attack skill sub-types of each type:

Notes[edit]

  • If an attack skill does not specify an activation time, it takes as long to activate as it does to make an attack. If an attack skill does specify an activation time, the attack occurs at half the time listed.
  • Many monsters can ignore the weapon restrictions of their attack skills. The most prominent example is the Doppelganger, which wields an axe and spear but can use any attack skill.
  • The + damage (also called bonus damage) from all attack skills ignore armor rating; however, the base damage of a weapon is still affected by armor rating. The damage type of the bonus damage is the same as the base damage.
  • Pet Attacks are not considered attack skills for the purposes of triggering Paragon effects that depend on next attack skill used by an ally.

Pure attacks[edit]

Each of the attacks listed below are monster skills or were only available to players during the April Fools' Day quests.


Icon Name Description Tango-adrenaline.png Energy Activation time Recharge time Campaign
Agnar's Rage.jpg

Agnar's Rage

Attack. (monster only) (5 seconds.) +10 Health regeneration. Deals 25 damage to foes in earshot and causes knock-down. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 066 Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png Prophecies
Annihilator Knuckle.jpg

Annihilator Knuckle

Attack. Deals +80 damage to target and adjacent foes. 4 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0 Core
Annihilator Strike.jpg

Annihilator Strike

Attack. Steal 75 Health. If you strike Sarah, steal twice as much Health. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 0055 Tango-recharge-darker.png Core
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Bludgeon

Attack. Strikes for +50 damage. Strikes for an additional +50 damage and applies a Deep Wound (10 seconds) if target is knocked down. 6 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0 Core
Brutal Mauling.jpg

Brutal Mauling

Attack. Brutal Mauling 4 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 044 Tango-activation-darker.png 0 Core
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Club Strike

Attack. Strikes for +25 damage. Strikes for an additional +25 damage and causes knock-down if target is suffering from a condition. 3 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0 Core
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Crippling Attack

Attack. (monster only) 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0 Prophecies
Dark Chain Lightning.jpg

Dark Chain Lightning

Attack. Deals 300 lightning damage and causes knock-down. Dark Chain Lightning then hits each nearest foe in succession, knocking-down each foe and doing 10% less damage each time. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png Factions
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Earth Shattering Blow

Attack. Deals 100 blunt damage and causes knock-down to foes in the area of target. 80 earth damage to surrounding foes. 0 0 0 0 Nightfall
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Earth Vortex

Attack. (30 seconds.) Deals 15 earth damage every second to all foes in the area. Any foe using a skill when struck is knocked-down. 8 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Nightfall
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Frost Vortex

Attack. (30 seconds.) Deals 50 cold damage every 3 seconds to all foes in the area. Any foe moving when struck moves 90% slower (10 seconds). 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Nightfall
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Giant Stomp

Attack. Causes knock-down and deals 25 damage to foes in range. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 044 Tango-activation-darker.png 03232 Tango-recharge-darker.png Core
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Hunger's Bite

Attack. Steal 30 Health for each condition on target foe. This foe randomly gains two of the following conditions (15 seconds): Poisoned, Bleeding, Diseased, Deep Wound, Crippled, Weakness, or Dazed. This skill cannot be disabled. 0 0 0 0 Nightfall
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Hunger of the Lich

Attack. (monster only) Removes one enchantment. Removal effect: you gain 100 Health and 5 Energy. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 0 Nightfall
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Quake Of Ahdashim

Attack. Deals 100 damage and knocks-down players in the area (4 seconds). If a player is carrying a bundle item, that bundle item is destroyed. This skill cannot be disabled. 0 0 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01818 Tango-recharge-darker.png Nightfall
Rolling Shift.jpg

Rolling Shift

Attack. Shift forms to attack. 0 0 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png Eye of the North
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Siege Attack

Attack. Damages creatures at the impact site. 0 0 0 0 Core
Suicide Energy.jpg

Suicide Energy

Attack. The next time you land a physical attack, you sacrifice all of your Health and target foe loses all Energy. 0 0 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 0 Factions
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Suicide Health

Attack. The next time you land a physical attack, you sacrifice all of your Health and target foe loses all Health. 0 0 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 0 Factions
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Wild Smash

Attack. Causes knock-down. Ends a stance and disables it (5 seconds). Unblockable. 0 0 00.500.5½ Tango-activation-darker.png 0088 Tango-recharge-darker.png Nightfall

Skills related to attack skills[edit]

Icon Name Description Adrenaline Energy Activation time Recharge time Prof. Attribute Campaign
Anthem of Disruption.jpg

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
Anthem of Disruption (PvP).jpg

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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Anthem of Envy

Chant. (10 seconds.) Allies in earshot do +10...22...25 damage with their next attack skill. Damage bonus only applies to foes with more than 50% Health. 6 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 0 paragonaParagon CommandZ Nightfall
Anthem of Envy (PvP).jpg

Anthem of Envy (PvP)

Chant. (10 seconds.) Allies in earshot do +10...18...20 damage with their next attack skill. Damage bonus only applies to foes with more than 50% Health. 6 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 0066 Tango-recharge-darker.png paragonaParagon CommandZ Nightfall
Anthem of Flame.jpg

Anthem of Flame

Chant. (10 seconds.) Party members in earshot inflict Burning condition (1...3...3 second[s]) with their next attack skill. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png paragonaParagon LeadershipZ Nightfall
Anthem of Fury.jpg

Anthem of Fury

Elite Chant. (10 seconds.) Party members in earshot gain 1...3...4 adrenaline with their next attack skill. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png paragonaParagon LeadershipZ Nightfall
Anthem of Guidance.jpg

Anthem of Guidance

Elite Chant. (10 seconds.) Party members in earshot are unblockable with their next attack skill. 4 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 0 paragonaParagon CommandZ Nightfall
Anthem of Weariness.jpg

Anthem of Weariness

Chant. (8 seconds.) Allies in earshot inflict Weakness (1...13...16 second[s]) with their next attack skill. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png paragonaParagon CommandZ Eye of the North
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Assassin's Remedy

Enchantment Spell. (30 seconds.) Your next 1...8...10 attack skills each remove one condition. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png assassinaAssassin Critical StrikesZ Nightfall
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Assassin's Remedy (PvP)

Enchantment Spell. (30 seconds.) Your next 1...8...10 attack skills each remove one condition. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png assassinaAssassin Critical StrikesZ Nightfall
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Avatar of Dwayna

Elite Form. (10...74...90 seconds.) You deal holy damage. Whenever you use a Dervish attack skill, you lose 1 hex. Heal allies in earshot for 5...41...50 Health when you lose a Dervish enchantment. This skill is disabled for 45 seconds. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png dervishaDervish MysticismZ Nightfall
Avatar of Dwayna (PvP).jpg

Avatar of Dwayna (PvP)

Elite Form. (10...74...90 seconds.) Deal holy damage. You lose 1 hex whenever you use a Dervish attack skill. Heal yourself for 5...41...50 Health whenever you lose a Dervish enchantment. This skill is disabled for 45 seconds. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png dervishaDervish MysticismZ Nightfall
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Brawling Block

Stance. (2 seconds.) Block the next attack. Ends if you use an attack skill. You cannot use this skill if you are Dazed. 0 0 0 0044 Tango-recharge-darker.png aAny Z Eye of the North
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Burning Shield

Skill. (3...8...9 seconds.) Blocks the next attack skill against you. Inflicts Burning condition (1...5...6 second[s]) if it was a melee attack. No effect unless you are wielding a shield. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png paragonaParagon LeadershipZ Eye of the North
Crippling Anthem.jpg

Crippling Anthem

Elite Chant. (10 seconds.) Allies in earshot inflict Crippled condition (5...13...15 seconds) with their next attack skill. 4 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 0 paragonaParagon CommandZ Nightfall
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Deadly Paradox

Stance. (5...13...15 seconds.) Your Assassin skills activate and recharge 33% faster. Disables your attack skills (10 seconds). 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 0 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png assassinaAssassin Deadly ArtsZ Nightfall
Defensive Anthem.jpg

Defensive Anthem

Elite Chant. (4...9...10 seconds.) Party members in earshot have 50% chance to block. Ends when hitting with an attack skill. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 02525 Tango-recharge-darker.png paragonaParagon LeadershipZ Nightfall
Defensive Anthem (PvP).jpg

Defensive Anthem (PvP)

Elite Chant. (4...9...10 seconds.) Party members in earshot have 50% chance to block. Ends when hitting with an attack skill. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 02525 Tango-recharge-darker.png paragonaParagon LeadershipZ Nightfall
Determined Shot.jpg

Determined Shot

Bow Attack. Deals +5...17...20 damage. Recharges your attack skills if it fails to hit. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png rangeraRanger MarksmanshipZ Core
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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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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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Flourish

Elite Skill. Recharges your attack skills. You gain 2...6...7 Energy for each skill recharged. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 0088 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarrior StrengthZ Prophecies
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Focused Shot

Bow Attack. Deals +10...22...25 damage. Your other attack skills are disabled (5...3...3 seconds) if this attack hits. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0022 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRanger MarksmanshipZ Factions
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Glimmering Mark

Elite Hex Spell. (10 seconds.) Deals 5...21...25 damage each second to target and adjacent foes. Inflicts Blindness [sic] on foes using attack skills. Ends if you use a skill that targets this foe. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png elementalistaElementalist Air MagicZ Prophecies
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Grenth's Grasp

Elite Flash Enchantment Spell. (20 seconds.) Inflicts Crippled condition (1...9...11 second[s]) with your attack skills and transfer 1 condition. No effect unless wielding a cold weapon. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png dervishaDervish Wind PrayersZ Nightfall
Heket's Rampage.jpg

Heket's Rampage

Stance. (5...10...11 seconds). You attack 33% faster. Ends if you use an attack skill. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRanger Beast MasteryZ Nightfall
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Moebius Strike

Elite Off-Hand Attack. Deals +10...30...35 damage. Recharges all your other attack skills if target foe's Health is below 50%. Must follow a dual attack. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0022 Tango-recharge-darker.png assassinaAssassin Dagger MasteryZ Factions
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Needling Shot

Bow Attack. Fast-moving arrow. Deals 10...26...30 damage. Recharges instantly if target foe is below 50% Health. Your other attack skills are disabled (2 seconds). 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 0044 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRanger MarksmanshipZ Factions
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Rending Aura

Flash Enchantment Spell. (30 seconds.) Your attack skills remove enchantments from knocked-down foes. Initial effect: deals 10...34...40 cold damage to all nearby foes. End effect: nearby foes have Cracked Armor for 1...8...10 second[s]. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 0066 Tango-recharge-darker.png dervishaDervish Wind PrayersZ Nightfall
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Shadow Walk

Stance. (15 seconds.) Shadow Step to target foe. End effect: return to your original location. Disables your attack skills for 1 second. Disables your stances and enchantments for 10 seconds. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png assassinaAssassin Z Nightfall
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Shield Bash

Skill. (5...10...11 seconds.) You block the next attack skill. Causes knock-down and +15 second recharge if it was a melee skill. No effect unless you are wielding a shield. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png warrioraWarrior StrengthZ Core
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Signet of Clumsiness

Signet. Interrupts an attack for target foe and all adjacent foes. Interruption effect: deals 15...51...60 damage; knocks down foes using attack skills. 0 0 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 0088 Tango-recharge-darker.png mesmeraMesmer Illusion MagicZ Nightfall
Signet of Clumsiness (PvP).jpg

Signet of Clumsiness (PvP)

Signet. Interrupts an attack for target foe and all adjacent foes. Interruption effect: deals 15...51...60 damage; knocks down foes using attack skills. 0 0 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png mesmeraMesmer Illusion MagicZ Nightfall
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Wary Stance

Stance. (1...5...6 second[s]). You block attack skills. Gain adrenaline and 5 Energy for each block. Ends if you use a skill. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarrior TacticsZ Prophecies
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Wastrel's Collapse

Elite Skill. Shadow Step to target foe. Causes knock-down if target foe is not using a skill. Disables your non-dagger attack skills (10 seconds). 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png assassinaAssassin Z Nightfall
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Weapon of Renewal

Weapon Spell. (4...9...10 seconds.) Target ally gains 1...6...7 Energy the next time this ally hits with an attack skill. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png ritualistaRitualist Spawning PowerZ Eye of the North
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Wild Throw

Spear Attack. Deals +5...17...20 damage. Unblockable. Ends target's stance.Disables [sic] your non-spear attack skills for 3 seconds. 7 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0 Tango-quest-icon.png paragonaParagon Spear MasteryZ Nightfall
Zealous Anthem.jpg

Zealous Anthem

Chant. (10 seconds.) Allies in earshot gain 1...7...8 Energy with their next attack skill. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png paragonaParagon MotivationZ Nightfall

Skills related to non-attack skills[edit]

Icon Name Description Adrenaline Energy Activation time Recharge time Prof. Attribute Campaign
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Bestial Fury

Stance. (5...10...11 seconds.) You attack 25% faster. Your non-attack skills are disabled (5 seconds). 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRanger Beast MasteryZ Factions
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Confusing Images

Hex Spell. (2...8...10 seconds). Target foe takes twice as long to activate non-attack skills. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png mesmeraMesmer Illusion MagicZ Eye of the North
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Expunge Enchantments

Touch Skill. Removes one enchantment for each non-attack skill you have. All your non-attack skills are disabled (10...6...5 seconds). 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png assassinaAssassin Deadly ArtsZ Factions
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Marauder's Shot

Bow Attack. Deals +10...30...35 damage. Your non-attack skills are disabled (10 seconds) if this attack hits. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 0066 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRanger MarksmanshipZ Factions
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Tiger's Fury

Stance. (5...10...11 seconds.) You attack 25% faster. Disables your non-attack skills (5 seconds). 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png rangeraRanger Beast MasteryZ Prophecies