List of common skills

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Skills that players can learn that are not tied to any profession are called common skills. All of them but Resurrection Signet are PvE only. This list does not include temporary common skills (disguises and forms, mission-specific skills, mini-games, as well as the skills which are commonly available only during the special events).

Legend

Tango-adrenaline.png Adrenaline cost
Tango-sacrifice.png Sacrifice cost
Tango-overcast.png Overcast cost
Tango-upkeep.png Upkeep cost
Tango-energy.png Energy cost
Tango-activation-darker.png Activation time
Tango-recharge-darker.png Recharge time


Core[edit]

Icon Name Description Energy Activation time Recharge time Attribute Campaign
Resurrection Signet.jpg

Resurrection Signet

Signet. Resurrects target party member (100% Health, 25% Energy). This signet only recharges when you gain a morale boost. 0 0 03.003 Tango-activation-darker.png morale boostmorale boost Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png Z Core

Icon Name Description Energy Activation time Recharge time Attribute Campaign
Signet of Capture.jpg

Signet of Capture

Signet. Choose one skill from a nearby dead Boss of your profession. Signet of Capture is permanently replaced by that skill. If that skill was elite, gain 250 XP for every level you have earned. 0 0 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 0022 Tango-recharge-darker.png Z Core

Nightfall[edit]

Lightbringer skills[edit]

Icon Name Description Energy Activation time Recharge time Attribute Campaign
Lightbringer Signet.jpg

Lightbringer Signet

Signet. You gain 4...5 strikes of adrenaline and 22...24 Energy if you are within the area of a demonic servant of Abaddon. 0 0 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 02525 Tango-recharge-darker.png Lightbringer rankZ Nightfall
Lightbringer's Gaze.jpg

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 Lightbringer rankZ Nightfall

Sunspear skills[edit]

Icon Name Description Energy Activation time Recharge time Attribute Campaign
Sunspear Rebirth Signet.jpg

Sunspear Rebirth Signet

Signet. Resurrect target dead ally [sic] at your location (full Health and 10% Energy for each Sunspear Rank attained). This signet only recharges when you gain a morale boost. 0 0 03.003 Tango-activation-darker.png morale boostmorale boost Tango-recharge-darker.png Sunspear rankZ Nightfall

Eye of the North[edit]

Asura title track[edit]

Icon Name Description Energy Activation time Recharge time Attribute Campaign
Air of Superiority.jpg

Air of Superiority

Skill. (20...30 seconds). Gain a random Asura benefit every time you earn experience from killing an enemy. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Asura rankZ Eye of the North
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Asuran Scan

Hex Spell. (9...12 seconds.) You cannot miss target foe. If you kill this foe, you lose 5% Death Penalty. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0055 Tango-recharge-darker.png Asura rankZ Eye of the North
Mental Block.jpg

Mental Block

Enchantment Spell. (5...11 seconds.) You have a 50% chance to block. Renewal: every time an enemy hits you. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png Asura rankZ Eye of the North
Mindbender.jpg

Mindbender

Enchantment Spell. (10...16 seconds.) You move 20...33% faster and cast Spells 20% faster. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 02424 Tango-recharge-darker.png Asura rankZ Eye of the North
Pain Inverter.jpg

Pain Inverter

Hex Spell. (6...10 seconds.) Deals 100...140% of the attack damage (maximum 80) back to target foe every time it does damage. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Asura rankZ Eye of the North
Radiation Field.jpg

Radiation Field

Ward Spell. (5 seconds.) Causes -4...6 Health degeneration to foes in the area. End effect: inflicts Disease condition (12...20 seconds) to foes in the area. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png Asura rankZ Eye of the North
Smooth Criminal.jpg

Smooth Criminal

Spell. (10...20 seconds.) Disables one Spell. This skill becomes that Spell. You gain 5...10 Energy. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Asura rankZ Eye of the North
Summon Ice Imp.jpg

Summon Ice Imp

Spell. Summon a level 14...20 Ice Imp (40...60 lifespan) that has Ice Spikes. Only 1 Asura Summon can be active a time. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 03.003 Tango-activation-darker.png 06060 Tango-recharge-darker.png Asura rankZ Eye of the North
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Summon Mursaat

Spell. Summon a level 14...20 Mursaat (40...60 lifespan) that has Enervating Charge. Only 1 Asura Summon can be active a time. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 03.003 Tango-activation-darker.png 06060 Tango-recharge-darker.png Asura rankZ Eye of the North
Summon Naga Shaman.jpg

Summon Naga Shaman

Spell. Summon a level 14...20 Naga Shaman (40...60 lifespan) that has Stoning. Only 1 Asura Summon can be active a time. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 03.003 Tango-activation-darker.png 06060 Tango-recharge-darker.png Asura rankZ Eye of the North
Summon Ruby Djinn.jpg

Summon Ruby Djinn

Spell. Summon a level 14...20 Ruby Djinn (40...60 lifespan) that has Immolate. Only 1 Asura Summon can be active a time. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 03.003 Tango-activation-darker.png 06060 Tango-recharge-darker.png Asura rankZ Eye of the North
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Technobabble

Spell. Deals 30...40 damage to target and adjacent foes. Inflicts daze condition (3...5 seconds) on these foes if target was not a boss. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png Asura rankZ Eye of the North

Deldrimor title track[edit]

Icon Name Description Tango-adrenaline.png Energy Activation time Recharge time Attribute Campaign
"By Ural's Hammer!".jpg

"By Ural's Hammer!"

Shout. (30 seconds.) Resurrect all dead party members in earshot with full Health and Energy. Affected party members deal 25...33% more damage. Affected party members die when it ends, but do not receive a death penalty. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 06060 Tango-recharge-darker.png Deldrimor rankZ Eye of the North
"Don't Trip!".jpg

"Don't Trip!"

Shout. (3...5 seconds.) Prevents knock-down; affects party members within earshot. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Deldrimor rankZ Eye of the North
Alkar's Alchemical Acid.jpg

Alkar's Alchemical Acid

Spell. Projectile: deals 40...50 damage to target and adjacent foes. Deals 45...70 more damage and inflicts Cracked Armor condition (14...20 seconds) to Destroyers. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png Deldrimor rankZ Eye of the North
Black Powder Mine.jpg

Black Powder Mine

Trap. (90 seconds.) Affects nearby foes. Deals 20...30 damage. Inflicts Blindness and Bleeding conditions (7...10 seconds). Easily interrupted. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Deldrimor rankZ Eye of the North
Brawling Headbutt.jpg

Brawling Headbutt

Touch Skill. Deals 45...70 damage; causes knock-down. 7 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 0 Deldrimor rankZ Eye of the North
Breath of the Great Dwarf.jpg

Breath of the Great Dwarf

Spell. Removes burning and heals for 50...60 Health. Affects party members. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png Deldrimor rankZ Eye of the North
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Drunken Master

Stance. (72...90 seconds.) You move and attack 10...15% faster if you are not drunk. You move and attack 25...33% faster if you are drunk. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 06060 Tango-recharge-darker.png Deldrimor rankZ Eye of the North
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Dwarven Stability

Enchantment Spell. (24...30 seconds.) Your stances last 55...100% longer. You cannot be knocked-down if you activated this skill while drunk . [sic] 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Deldrimor rankZ Eye of the North
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Ear Bite

Touch Skill. Deals 50...70 piercing damage and inflicts Bleeding condition (15...25 seconds). 4 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 0 Deldrimor rankZ Eye of the North
Great Dwarf Armor.jpg

Great Dwarf Armor

Enchantment Spell. (22...40 seconds.) +24 armor and +60 maximum Health. Additional +24 armor against Destroyers. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png Deldrimor rankZ Eye of the North
Great Dwarf Weapon.jpg

Great Dwarf Weapon

Weapon Spell. (20 seconds.) +15...20 weapon damage and 28...40% chance to cause knock-down with attacks. Cannot self-target. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 0055 Tango-recharge-darker.png Deldrimor rankZ Eye of the North
Light of Deldrimor.jpg

Light of Deldrimor

Spell. Deals 55...80 holy damage to foes in the area. Pings hidden objects within the area on the compass. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Deldrimor rankZ Eye of the North
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Low Blow

Touch Skill. Deals 45...70 damage. Inflicts 30...50 damage and Cracked Armor (14...20 seconds) if target foe is knocked down. 6 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 0 Deldrimor rankZ Eye of the North
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Snow Storm

Spell. Deals 30...40 cold damage each second (5 seconds). Hits foes adjacent to target foe's initial location. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png Deldrimor rankZ Eye of the North

Ebon Vanguard title track[edit]

Icon Name Description Energy Activation time Recharge time Attribute Campaign
Deft Strike.jpg

Deft Strike

Ranged Attack. Deals 18...30 damage. Inflicts Bleeding condition (18...30 seconds) if target foe has Cracked Armor. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.500.5½ Tango-activation-darker.png 0088 Tango-recharge-darker.png Ebon Vanguard rankZ Eye of the North
Ebon Battle Standard of Courage.jpg

Ebon Battle Standard of Courage

Ward Spell. (14...20 seconds.) Allies in this ward have +24 armor and +24 more armor against Charr. Spirits are unaffected. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Ebon Vanguard rankZ Eye of the North
Ebon Battle Standard of Honor.jpg

Ebon Battle Standard of Honor

Ward Spell. (14...20 seconds.) Allies in this ward deal +8...15 damage and +7...10 more damage against Charr. Spirits are unaffected. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Ebon Vanguard rankZ Eye of the North
Ebon Battle Standard of Wisdom.jpg

Ebon Battle Standard of Wisdom

Ward Spell. (14...20 seconds.) Spells that allies in this ward cast have a 44...60% chance to recharge 50% faster. Spirits are unaffected. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Ebon Vanguard rankZ Eye of the North
Ebon Escape.jpg

Ebon Escape

Spell. Heals you and target ally for 70...110. Initial effect: Shadow Step to this ally. Cannot self-target. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png Ebon Vanguard rankZ Eye of the North
Ebon Vanguard Assassin Support.jpg

Ebon Vanguard Assassin Support

Spell. Summon a level 14...20 assassin that has Iron Palm, Fox Fangs, and Nine Tail Strike; it Shadow Steps to this foe. If this foe is a Charr, the assassin lives for 24...30 seconds. If target foe is not a Charr, the Assassin lives for 12...15 seconds. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Ebon Vanguard rankZ Eye of the North
Ebon Vanguard Sniper Support.jpg

Ebon Vanguard Sniper Support

Spell. Deals 54...90 piercing damage and inflicts Bleeding condition (5...25 seconds). 10% chance of +540...900 piercing damage. 25% chance of +540...900 piercing damage if target foe is a Charr. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png Ebon Vanguard rankZ Eye of the North
Signet of Infection.jpg

Signet of Infection

Signet. Inflicts Diseased condition 13...20 seconds if target foe is Bleeding. 0 0 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png Ebon Vanguard rankZ Eye of the North
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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 Ebon Vanguard rankZ Eye of the North
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Tryptophan Signet

Signet. (14...20 seconds.) Target and adjacent foes move and attack 23...40% slower. 0 0 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png Ebon Vanguard rankZ Eye of the North
Weakness Trap.jpg

Weakness Trap

Trap. (90 seconds.) Affects nearby foes. Deals 24...50 lightning damage. Inflicts Weakness condition (10...20 seconds). Knocks-down Charr. Easily interrupted. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Ebon Vanguard rankZ Eye of the North
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Winds

Ebon Vanguard Ritual. Creates a level 4...10 spirit (54...90 second lifespan.) Affects foes within range. 15% chance to miss with ranged attacks. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 055 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Ebon Vanguard rankZ Eye of the North

Norn title track[edit]

Icon Name Description Tango-adrenaline.png Energy Activation time Recharge time Attribute Campaign
"Dodge This!".jpg

"Dodge This!"

Shout. (16...20 seconds.) Your next attack is unblockable and deals +14...20 damage. 4 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0 Norn rankZ Eye of the North
"Finish Him!".jpg

"Finish Him!"

Shout. Deals 44...80 damage and inflicts Cracked Armor and Deep Wound conditions (12...20 seconds). No effect unless target foe has less than 50% Health. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png Norn rankZ Eye of the North
"I Am Unstoppable!".jpg

"I Am Unstoppable!"

Shout. (16...20 seconds.) You have +24 armor and cannot be knocked-down or Crippled. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Norn rankZ Eye of the North
"I Am the Strongest!".jpg

"I Am the Strongest!"

Shout. Your next 5...8 attacks deal +14...20 damage. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Norn rankZ Eye of the North
"You Are All Weaklings!".jpg

"You Are All Weaklings!"

Shout. Inflicts Weakness condition (8...12 seconds). Also affects adjacent foes. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png Norn rankZ Eye of the North
"You Move Like a Dwarf!".jpg

"You Move Like a Dwarf!"

Shout. Deals 44...80 damage, causes knock-down, and inflicts Crippled condition (8...15 seconds). 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png Norn rankZ Eye of the North
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A Touch of Guile

Touch Hex Spell. Deals 44...80 damage. Target foe cannot attack (5...7...8 seconds) if it was knocked-down. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png Norn rankZ Eye of the North
Club of a Thousand Bears.jpg

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 Norn rankZ Eye of the North
Feel No Pain.jpg

Feel No Pain

Skill. (30 seconds.) You have +2...3 Health regeneration. You have +200...300 maximum Health if you are drunk when activating this skill. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Norn rankZ Eye of the North
Raven Blessing.jpg

Raven Blessing

Elite Form. You lose all effects and take on the aspect of the Raven (60 seconds). All your attributes are set to 0 and raven attacks replace your skills, and you have 80 armor, 660...700 Health, and a 20...30% block chance. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 06060 Tango-recharge-darker.png Norn rankZ Eye of the North
Ursan Blessing.jpg

Ursan Blessing

Elite Form. You lose all effects and take on the aspect of the bear (60 seconds). All your attributes are set to 0 and bear attacks replace your skills, and you have 100 armor and 750...790...800 Health. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 06060 Tango-recharge-darker.png Norn rankZ Eye of the North
Volfen Blessing.jpg

Volfen Blessing

Elite Form. You lose all effects and take on the aspect of the wolf (60 seconds). All your attributes are set to 0 and wolf attacks replace your skills, and you have 80 armor, 660...700 Health and 2...4 Health regeneration. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 06060 Tango-recharge-darker.png Norn rankZ Eye of the North

Trivia[edit]

  • Healing Signet Healing Signet was planned to become a common skill in the early days of Guild Wars.



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