Attack skill

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Attack skill
Number of skills 84
Elite skills 3
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.

Game mechanics[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.

Attack skills[edit]

List of attack skills by sub-types[edit]

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

Untyped attack skills[edit]

Note: all of these skills are temporary skills.
IconNameDescriptionTango-adrenaline.pngEnergyActivation timeRecharge timeProf.AttributeCampaign
Annihilator Knuckle.jpg Annihilator Knuckle Attack. Deals +80 damage to target and adjacent foes. 4 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0 aAnyZ 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 aAnyZ Core
Bludgeon.jpg 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 aAnyZ Core
Club Strike.jpg 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 aAnyZ Core

Related skills[edit]

Skills that increase the effectiveness of attack skills[edit]

IconNameDescriptionAdrenalineEnergyActivation timeRecharge timeProf.AttributeCampaign
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 paragonaParagonCommandZ 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 paragonaParagonCommandZ Eye of the North
Anthem of Envy.jpg 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 paragonaParagonCommandZ 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 paragonaParagonCommandZ 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.pngparagonaParagonLeadershipZ 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 paragonaParagonLeadershipZ 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 paragonaParagonCommandZ 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 paragonaParagonCommandZ Eye of the North
Assassin's Remedy.jpg 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 assassinaAssassinCritical StrikesZ Nightfall
Assassin's Remedy (PvP).jpg 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 assassinaAssassinCritical StrikesZ Nightfall
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 paragonaParagonCommandZ Nightfall
Grenth's Grasp.jpg 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 dervishaDervishWind PrayersZ Nightfall
Rending Aura.jpg 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 dervishaDervishWind PrayersZ Nightfall
Weapon of Renewal.jpg 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 ritualistaRitualistSpawning PowerZ Eye of the North
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 paragonaParagonMotivationZ Nightfall

Skills that counter attack skills[edit]

IconNameDescriptionAdrenalineEnergyActivation timeRecharge timeProf.AttributeCampaign
Burning Shield.jpg 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 paragonaParagonLeadershipZ Eye of the North
Disarm.jpg 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 warrioraWarriorStrengthZ Eye of the North
Glimmering Mark.jpg 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 elementalistaElementalistAir MagicZ Prophecies
Shield Bash.jpg 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.pngwarrioraWarriorStrengthZ Core
Signet of Clumsiness.jpg 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 mesmeraMesmerIllusion 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 mesmeraMesmerIllusion MagicZ Nightfall
Wary Stance.jpg 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 warrioraWarriorTacticsZ Prophecies

Skills that recharge attack skills[edit]

IconNameDescriptionAdrenalineEnergyActivation timeRecharge timeProf.AttributeCampaign
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.pngrangeraRangerMarksmanshipZ Core
Flourish.jpg 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 warrioraWarriorStrengthZ Prophecies
Moebius Strike.jpg 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 assassinaAssassinDagger MasteryZ Factions

Skills that disable part or all of the user's attack skills[edit]

IconNameDescriptionAdrenalineEnergyActivation timeRecharge timeProf.AttributeCampaign
Deadly Paradox.jpg 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 assassinaAssassinDeadly ArtsZ Nightfall
Focused Shot.jpg 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 rangeraRangerMarksmanshipZ Factions
Needling Shot.jpg 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 rangeraRangerMarksmanshipZ Factions
Shadow Walk.jpg 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 assassinaAssassinZ Nightfall
Wastrel's Collapse.jpg 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 assassinaAssassinZ Nightfall
Wild Throw.jpg 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.pngparagonaParagonSpear MasteryZ Nightfall

Skills that ends if you use an attack skill[edit]

IconNameDescriptionAdrenalineEnergyActivation timeRecharge timeProf.AttributeCampaign
Brawling Block.jpg 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 aAnyZ Eye of the North
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 paragonaParagonLeadershipZ 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 paragonaParagonLeadershipZ 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 rangeraRangerBeast MasteryZ Nightfall

Skills related to non-attack skills[edit]

IconNameDescriptionAdrenalineEnergyActivation timeRecharge timeProf.AttributeCampaign
Bestial Fury.jpg 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 rangeraRangerBeast MasteryZ Factions
Confusing Images.jpg 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 mesmeraMesmerIllusion MagicZ Eye of the North
Expunge Enchantments.jpg 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.pngassassinaAssassinDeadly ArtsZ Factions
Marauder's Shot.jpg 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 rangeraRangerMarksmanshipZ Factions
Tiger's Fury.jpg 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.pngrangeraRangerBeast MasteryZ Prophecies