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Melee attack
Number of skills 50
Elite skills 2
Supertype Attack skill
Sub types Axe attack
Dagger attack
Hammer attack
Pet attack
Scythe attack
Sword attack

Melee attacks are close-combat attacks performed with melee weapons: swords, axes, hammers, daggers, and scythes. Melee attack can refer to either a normal attack made with a melee weapon or a specific type of skill performed with melee weapons. Melee attacks have the same damage type as the weapon used to perform them. Many skills will refer to "melee attacks" or "in melee". These skills will affect both normal attacks and attack skills.

  • A melee attack is performed whenever a character swings a melee weapon at his opponent. This includes any attack skill specific to a particular melee weapon, such as Hammer attacks.
  • A melee attack skill, a subtype of attack skills, can often be executed with any melee weapon. For example, Wild Blow (a warrior skill) can be performed with a scythe.


List of melee attack skills[edit]

Icon Name Description Adrenaline Energy Activation time Recharge time Prof. Attribute Campaign
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Annihilator Bash

Melee Attack. Deals +50 damage. Knocks down foe. Initial Effect: Removes blind condition and ends target foe's stance. 2 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0 monsteraMonster Z Core
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Aura Slicer

Melee Attack. (5...13...15 seconds.)Inflicts [sic] Bleeding condition. Also inflicts Cracked Armor (1...8...10 second[s]) if you are enchanted. 4 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0 dervishaDervish MysticismZ Eye of the North
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Banishing Strike

Melee Attack. Deals 10...50...60 holy damage. Deals double damage to summoned creatures. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 0033 Tango-recharge-darker.png dervishaDervish MysticismZ Nightfall
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Banishing Strike (PvP)

Melee Attack. Deals 10...50...60 holy damage. Deals double damage to summoned creatures. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0033 Tango-recharge-darker.png dervishaDervish MysticismZ Nightfall
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Bloodstone Slash

Melee Attack. Steal 75 Health. 0 0 0 0 monsteraMonster Z Eye of the North
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Body Blow

Melee Attack. Deals +10...34...40 damage. Inflicts Deep Wound (0...12...15 second[s]) if target foe has Cracked Armor. 7 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0 warrioraWarrior StrengthZ Eye of the North
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Brawling Combo Punch

Melee Attack. Attack twice for 50 damage each time. 0 0 0 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png aAny Z Eye of the North
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Brawling Headbutt

Melee Attack. Deals 30 damage. Causes knock-down (3 seconds). 7 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0 aAny Z Eye of the North
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Brawling Hook

Melee Attack. Deals 30 damage. 4 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0 aAny Z Eye of the North
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Brawling Jab

Melee Attack. Deals 10 damage. 0 0 0 0 aAny Z Eye of the North
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Brawling Straight Right

Melee Attack. Deals 25 damage; interrupts an action. 0 0 00.500.5½ Tango-activation-darker.png 0088 Tango-recharge-darker.png aAny Z Eye of the North
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Brawling Uppercut

Melee Attack. Deals 80 damage. Unblockable. 10 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0 aAny Z Eye of the North
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Bull's Strike

Melee Attack. Deals +5...25...30 damage and causes knock-down if target foe is moving. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png warrioraWarrior StrengthZ Core
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Club of a Thousand Bears

Melee Attack. Deals +6...9 damage for each adjacent foe (maximum 60 damage). Causes knock-down if target foe is non-human. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png aAny Norn rankZ Eye of the North
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Consuming Flames

Melee Attack. Remove one enchantment. Deals 400 fire damage split evenly among target and adjacent foes; you gain life equal to damage done to one target. 0 0 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 0044 Tango-recharge-darker.png monsteraMonster Z Prophecies
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Counterattack

Melee Attack. Deals +5...29...35 damage. You gain 2...5...6 Energy if target foe is attacking. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0066 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarrior StrengthZ Nightfall
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Desperation Blow

Melee Attack. Deals +10...34...40 damage. Inflicts one of the following random conditions: Deep Wound (20 seconds), Weakness (20 seconds), Bleeding (25 seconds), or Crippled (15 seconds). You are knocked-down. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0077 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarrior TacticsZ Prophecies
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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 Blow (Turai Ossa)

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 aAny Z Bonus Mission Pack
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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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Drunken Blow

Melee Attack. Deals +10...34...40 damage. Inflicts one of the following random conditions: Deep Wound (20 seconds), Weakness (20 seconds), Bleeding (25 seconds), or Crippled (15 seconds). You are knocked-down. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0077 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png warrioraWarrior TacticsZ Factions
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Falken's Fire Fist

Melee Attack. Deals +100 damage to target foe, knocks them down, and sets them on fire (5 seconds). 8 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 03.003 Tango-activation-darker.png 0 aAny Z Winds of Change
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Falken Punch

Melee Attack. Target foe takes +100 damage, is knocked down, and on fire for 5 seconds. 8 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 03.003 Tango-activation-darker.png 0 monsteraMonster Z Prophecies
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Feeding Frenzy

Melee Attack. Toma instantly kills any enemy that is at 20% Health. This lowers Toma's hunger level meter. 0 0 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 0 monsteraMonster Z Nightfall
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Golem Strike

Melee Attack. Deals 180 damage and inflicts Dazed condition (3 seconds). 6 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0 monsteraMonster Z Eye of the North
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Griffon's Sweep

Melee Attack. Deals +5...17...20 damage. Causes knock-down and deals 10...29...34 damage if blocked. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0088 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png warrioraWarrior StrengthZ Prophecies
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Leviathan's Sweep

Melee Attack. Deals +5...17...20 damage. Causes knock-down and deals 10...29...34 damage if blocked. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0088 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarrior StrengthZ Factions
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Magehunter Strike

Elite Melee Attack. Deals +5...17...20 damage. Unblockable if target foe is enchanted. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.500.5½ Tango-activation-darker.png 0033 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarrior StrengthZ Nightfall
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Malicious Strike

Melee Attack. If target foe has a condition, this attack deals +10...26...30 damage and is a critical hit. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0066 Tango-recharge-darker.png assassinaAssassin Critical StrikesZ Nightfall
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Mystic Sweep

Melee Attack. Deals +3...10...12 damage. Deals an additional +3...10...12 damage if you are enchanted. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 0066 Tango-recharge-darker.png dervishaDervish MysticismZ Nightfall
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Parasitic Bite

Melee Attack. (5 seconds.) This attack inflicts -1 Health degeneration and you gain + 1 Health regeneration. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0011 Tango-recharge-darker.png monsteraMonster Z Eye of the North
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Pious Assault

Melee Attack. Deals +10...18...20 damage. Removes 1 of your Dervish enchantments. Removal Effect: this skill recharges 75% faster and adjacent foes take 10...26...30 damage. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png dervishaDervish Scythe MasteryZ Nightfall
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Pious Assault (PvP)

Melee Attack. Removes 1 of your Dervish enchantments. Removal effect: this skill recharges 75% faster and adjacent foes take 10...26...30 damage. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png dervishaDervish Scythe MasteryZ Nightfall
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Power Attack

Melee Attack. Deals +10...34...40 damage. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0033 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png warrioraWarrior StrengthZ Core
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Protector's Strike

Melee Attack. Deals +10...34...40 damage if target is moving. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.500.5½ Tango-activation-darker.png 0033 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png warrioraWarrior StrengthZ Prophecies
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Reap Impurities

Melee Attack. Deals +3...13...15 damage. Struck foes lose 1 condition. Removal Effect: all foes adjacent to those struck take 10...34...40 holy damage. 5 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0 dervishaDervish Scythe MasteryZ Nightfall
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Shattered Spirit

Melee Attack. This attack removes 2 hexes on target boss. Removal effect: +50 damage for each hex removed. 0 0 0 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png monsteraMonster Z Eye of the North
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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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Sneak Attack

Melee Attack. Inflicts Blindness (5...8 seconds). Counts as a lead attack. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0055 Tango-recharge-darker.png aAny Ebon Vanguard rankZ Eye of the North
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Soldier's Strike

Melee Attack. Deals +10...34...40 damage. Unblockable if you are under the effects of a chant or shout. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0044 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarrior TacticsZ Nightfall
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Symbolic Strike

Melee Attack. Deals +12 damage (maximum 70) for each signet you have equipped. 4 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0 warrioraWarrior Z Eye of the North
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Thrill of Victory

Melee Attack. Deals +20...36...40 damage. If you have more Health than your target, you gain 1...2...2 adrenaline. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0088 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarrior TacticsZ Core
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Thunderfist Strike

Melee Attack. Deals 100 damage. 0 0 0 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png monsteraMonster Z Eye of the North
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Twin Moon Sweep

Melee Attack. Remove 1 of your Dervish enchantments. Gain 10...42...50 Health. Removal effect: unblockable, attack twice, and gain 10...58...70 more Health. 7 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0 dervishaDervish Scythe MasteryZ Nightfall
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Twin Moon Sweep (PvP)

Melee Attack. Remove 1 of your Dervish enchantments. Gain 10...18...20 Health. Removal effect: Unblockable, attack twice, each strike doing 25% less damage, and gain 10...26...30 more Health. 7 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0 dervishaDervish Scythe MasteryZ Nightfall
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Unseen Aggression

Melee Attack. Deals 225 damage and causes knock-down. 0 0 0 0 monsteraMonster Z Eye of the North
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Victorious Sweep

Melee Attack. Deals +5...21...25 damage. You gain 30...70...80 Health for each foe you hit that has less Health than you. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0044 Tango-recharge-darker.png dervishaDervish Scythe MasteryZ Nightfall
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Whirlwind Attack

Melee Attack. Deals +13...20 damage to target and adjacent foes. 6 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0011 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarrior Sunspear rankZ Nightfall
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Whirlwind Attack (Turai Ossa)

Melee Attack. Deals +20 damage to target and adjacent foes. 6 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0011 Tango-recharge-darker.png aAny Z Bonus Mission Pack
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Wild Blow

Melee Attack. Always a critical hit. Removes a stance. Unblockable. Lose all adrenaline. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0088 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png warrioraWarrior Z Core

Skills related to melee attack skills[edit]

Icon Name Description Adrenaline Energy Activation time Recharge time Prof. Attribute Campaign
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Defensive Stance

Stance. (1...4...5 second[s].) You have 75% chance to block. End effect: gain one adrenaline for each melee attack skill you have (maximum 0...3...4). 5 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0088 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png warrioraWarrior TacticsZ Core
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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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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

Skills related to melee attacks[edit]

Icon Name Description Adrenaline Energy Activation time Recharge time Prof. Attribute Campaign
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"Fear Me!"

Shout. (1...12...15 second[s].) You have +5...25...30% chance of a critical hit with melee attacks against stationary foes. Initial effect: nearby foes lose 1...3...4 Energy. 4 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0066 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png warrioraWarrior TacticsZ Prophecies
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Ancestor's Visage

Enchantment Spell. (4...9...10 seconds.) All adjacent foes lose all adrenaline and 3 Energy whenever a melee attack hits target ally. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png mesmeraMesmer Illusion MagicZ Factions
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Bonetti's Defense

Stance. (5...10...11 seconds.) You have 75% chance to block. Gain 5 Energy for each melee attack blocked. Ends if you use a skill. 8 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0 Tango-quest-icon.png warrioraWarrior TacticsZ Prophecies
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Bull's Charge

Elite Stance. (5...10...11 seconds.) You move 33% faster. Causes knock-down if you hit a moving foe in melee. Ends if you use a skill. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarrior StrengthZ Prophecies
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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
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Charging Strike

Elite Stance. (1...8...10 second[s].) You move 33% faster and deal +10...34...40 damage with your next melee hit. Ends when you hit or if you use a skill. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0055 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarrior StrengthZ Nightfall
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Deadly Riposte

Skill. (8 seconds). You block the next melee attack and your attacker takes 15...75...90 damage. Inflicts Bleeding condition. (3...21...25 seconds). No effect unless you have a sword equipped. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarrior TacticsZ Prophecies
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Ebon Dust Aura

Elite Flash Enchantment Spell. (30 seconds.) Deal +3...13...15 earth damage with your melee attacks. Initial Effect: Blinds nearby foes for 1...6...7 second[s]. End Effect: removes Blindness. No effect unless wielding an earth weapon. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png dervishaDervish Earth PrayersZ Nightfall
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Enraging Charge

Stance. (5...13...15 seconds.) You move 25% faster. Gain +0...2...3 adrenaline on your next melee attack. Ends after your next hit. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarrior StrengthZ Nightfall
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Escape (PvP)

Elite Stance. (1...7...8 second[s].) You move 33% faster and have 75% chance to block. Ends if you make a melee attack. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRanger ExpertiseZ Core
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Gladiator's Defense

Elite Stance. (5...10...11 seconds.) You have 75% chance to block. Your attacker takes 5...29...35 damage whenever you block a melee attack this way. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarrior TacticsZ Prophecies
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Illusionary Weaponry

Elite Enchantment Spell. (30 seconds.) Deals 8...34...40 damage to foes in place of other damage or effects from melee attacks. You have +5 armor for each equipped Illusion Magic skill. Your melee attacks neither hit nor fail to hit. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 02525 Tango-recharge-darker.png mesmeraMesmer Illusion MagicZ Prophecies
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Illusionary Weaponry (PvP)

Elite Enchantment Spell. (30 seconds.) Deals 8...34...40 damage to foes in place of other damage or effects from melee attacks. Your melee attacks neither hit nor fail to hit. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 02525 Tango-recharge-darker.png mesmeraMesmer Illusion MagicZ Prophecies
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Riposte

Skill. (8 seconds). You block the next melee attack and your attacker takes 20...68...80 damage. No effect unless you have a sword equipped. 4 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0 warrioraWarrior TacticsZ Prophecies
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Strength of Honor

Enchantment Spell. Target ally deals 5...21...25 more damage in melee. -1 Tango-upkeep.png 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png monkaMonk Smiting PrayersZ Core
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Strength of Honor (PvP)

Enchantment Spell. Target ally deals 1...4...5 more damage in melee. -1 Tango-upkeep.png 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png monkaMonk Smiting PrayersZ Core
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Sympathetic Visage

Enchantment Spell. (4...9...10 seconds.) All adjacent foes lose all adrenaline and 3 Energy whenever a melee attack hits target ally. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png mesmeraMesmer Illusion MagicZ Prophecies
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Tainted Flesh

Elite Enchantment Spell. (20...39...44 seconds.) Foes who hit target ally in melee become Diseased (3...13...15 seconds); this ally is immune to Disease. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 0 necromanceraNecromancer Death MagicZ Core
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Ward Against Melee

Ward Spell. (5...17...20 seconds.) Allies in this ward have a 50% chance to block melee attacks. Allied spirits are not affected. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png elementalistaElementalist Earth MagicZ Core
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Warrior's Cunning

Skill. (5...10...11 seconds.) Your melee attacks are unblockable. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 06060 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarrior StrengthZ Core
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Warrior's Endurance

Elite Skill. (5...29...35 seconds.) You gain 3 Energy each time you hit with a melee attack. No Energy gain if you have more than 10...22...25 Energy. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarrior StrengthZ Prophecies
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Warrior's Endurance (PvP)

Elite Stance. (5...29...35 seconds.) You gain 3 Energy each time you hit with a melee attack. No Energy gain if you have more than 10...22...25 Energy. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarrior StrengthZ Prophecies
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Withering Aura

Enchantment Spell. (5...17...20 seconds.) Target ally's melee attacks cause Weakness condition (5...17...20 seconds.) 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 0033 Tango-recharge-darker.png necromanceraNecromancer Death MagicZ Eye of the North