Interrupt effect

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Interrupt effect is the term for game mechanics triggered by an interrupt.

Game mechanics[edit]

Certain skills which interrupt also have an effect that occurs along with the interruption. All interruption skills which feature an additional effect fall into the category of spells, signets or attack skills. The behavior of these skills is noted below:

Spells and Signets that cause direct interruption

  • Any spell or signet that causes direct interruption and has an effect in addition to its interruption will trigger that additional effect so long as the condition for interruption is met and so long as that additional effect is not a knockdown.
    • This means that, if Power Spike is used on a target who is casting a spell or chant, and that spell or chant is not interrupted, that target will still take damage.

Attack Skills that cause direct interruption

  • Any attack skill which causes direct interruption will also cause its additional effects so long as the condition for interruption is met and so long as that additional effect is not an increased disable time.
    • In the case of Exhausting Assault, a target who is casting a spell yet is not interrupted will still suffer overcast .
    • In the case of Distracting Shot, a target who is using a skill yet is not interrupted will not have that skill become disabled.
    • In the case of Savage Slash, a target who is casting a spell yet is not interrupted will still receive additional damage.

Hexes that cause interruption upon a condition being met

  • There are five hex skills which conditionally cause an interruption.
    • Clumsiness and Wandering Eye are immune to all forms of interruption prevention. A target who is hexed with either of these spells will always be interrupted and suffer the respective damage.
    • Shivers of Dread and its duplicate cause energy loss regardless of interruption so long as the condition for interruption is met.
      • Rust is technically a hex spell, yet unlike the above hex spells, causes a direct interruption, and so behaves in line with the aforementioned category of spells and signets.

Anomalies

  • In the case of Frustration, the additional damage will be dealt regardless of interruption so long as the skill used to interrupt meets its own condition for interruption.
  • In the case of Simple Thievery, if a skill is prevented from being interrupted (i.e under the effects of Mantra of Concentration), that skill will not be disabled and Simple Thievery will not become a copy of that skill.
Notes
  • Some secondary effects of interrupt skills are triggered even if the interrupt is unsuccessful. This has led to speculation as to whether these are truly interrupt effects, a problem with the concise or full description, or a bug. See this user page for additional details, research, and discussion.

Interrupts with a secondary effect[edit]

These skills cause a secondary effect which, according to the concise description, appears to be dependent on successful interruption.

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IconNameDescriptionOtherEnergyActivation timeRecharge timeProf.AttributeCampaign
Complicate.jpg Complicate Spell. Interrupt a skill. Interruption effect: disables interrupted skill (+5...11...12 seconds) for target foe and all foes in the area. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png mesmeraMesmerDomination MagicZ Factions
Concussion Shot.jpg Concussion Shot Bow Attack. Interrupts a spell. Interruption effect: inflicts Dazed condition (5...17...20 seconds). Hits for only 1...13...16 damage. 0 2525 Tango-energy.png 00.500.5½ Tango-activation-darker.png 0055 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.pngrangeraRangerMarksmanshipZ Core
Cry of Frustration.jpg Cry of Frustration Spell. If target foe is using a skill, that foe and all foes in the area are interrupted and take 15...63...75 damage. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png mesmeraMesmerDomination MagicZ Core
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
Disrupting Chop.jpg Disrupting Chop Axe Attack. Interrupts an action. Interruption effect: interrupted skill is disabled for +20 seconds. 6 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0 warrioraWarriorAxe MasteryZ Core
Disrupting Lunge.jpg Disrupting Lunge Pet Attack. Deals +1...10...12 damage. Interrupts a skill. Interruption effect: interrupted skill is disabled for +20 seconds. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRangerBeast MasteryZ Core
Disrupting Shot.jpg 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 rangeraRangerMarksmanshipZ Eye of the North
Disrupting Stab.jpg 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 assassinaAssassinDagger MasteryZ Factions
Distracting Shot.jpg 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.pngrangeraRangerExpertiseZ Core
Distracting Strike.jpg 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 warrioraWarriorZ Eye of the North
Exhausting Assault.jpg 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 assassinaAssassinDagger MasteryZ Factions
Leech Signet.jpg 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.pngmesmeraMesmerInspiration MagicZ Core
Lyssa's Assault.jpg 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 dervishaDervishScythe MasteryZ Nightfall
Magebane Shot.jpg 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 rangeraRangerZ Nightfall
Power Drain.jpg Power Drain Spell. Interrupts a spell or chant. Interruption effect: you gain 1...25...31 Energy. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png mesmeraMesmerInspiration MagicZ Core
Power Flux.jpg Power Flux Elite Hex Spell. Interrupts a spell or chant. Interruption effect: -2 Energy degeneration (4...9...10 seconds). 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png mesmeraMesmerDomination MagicZ Nightfall
Power Leak.jpg Power Leak Spell. Interrupts a spell or chant. Interruption effect: causes 3...14...17 Energy loss. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.pngmesmeraMesmerDomination MagicZ Prophecies
Power Leech.jpg Power Leech Elite Hex Spell. Interrupt a spell or a chant. Interruption effect: steal 5...13...15 Energy whenever target foe casts a spell (10 seconds). 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png mesmeraMesmerInspiration MagicZ Factions
Power Lock.jpg Power Lock Spell. Interrupts a spell or chant. Interruption effect: interrupted spell or chant is disabled for +5...11...13 seconds. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png mesmeraMesmerDomination MagicZ Eye of the North
Power Return.jpg Power Return Spell. Interrupts a spell or chant. Interruption effect: target foe gains 10...6...5 Energy. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 0077 Tango-recharge-darker.png mesmeraMesmerFast CastingZ Factions
Power Spike.jpg Power Spike Spell. Interrupts a spell or chant. Interruption effect: deals 30...102...120 damage. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.pngmesmeraMesmerDomination MagicZ Core
Psychic Distraction.jpg Psychic Distraction Elite Spell. Interrupts a skill. Interruption effect: disables interrupted skill (+5...11...12 seconds). Your other skills are disabled (8 seconds). 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 0022 Tango-recharge-darker.png mesmeraMesmerDomination MagicZ Factions
Psychic Instability.jpg 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 mesmeraMesmerFast CastingZ Factions
Savage Shot.jpg 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.pngrangeraRangerMarksmanshipZ Core
Savage Slash.jpg 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.pngwarrioraWarriorSwordsmanshipZ 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 Disruption.jpg Signet of Disruption Signet. Interrupts a spell. Can interrupt any skill if target foe is hexed. Interruption effect: deals 10...43...51 damage. 0 0 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png mesmeraMesmerDomination MagicZ Factions
Signet of Distraction.jpg Signet of Distraction Signet. Interrupts a spell. Interruption effect: target foe's spell is disabled for 1...4...5 seconds for each signet you have equipped. 0 0 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png mesmeraMesmerDomination MagicZ Eye of the North
Skull Crack.jpg 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 warrioraWarriorZ Prophecies
Tease.jpg Tease Elite Spell. Interrupts a skill. Interruption effect: also interrupts other foes in the area, and you steal 0...4...5 Energy from all foes in the area. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png mesmeraMesmerInspiration MagicZ Nightfall
Temple Strike.jpg Temple Strike Elite Off-Hand Attack. Interrupts a spell. Inflicts Dazed and Blindness conditions (1...8...10 seconds). Must follow a lead attack. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png assassinaAssassinDagger MasteryZ Factions
Web of Disruption.jpg Web of Disruption Hex Spell. (10 seconds.) Initial effect: interrupts a skill. End effect: interrupts a skill. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png mesmeraMesmerZ Nightfall