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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]

IconNameDescriptionAdrenalineEnergyActivation timeRecharge timeProf.AttributeCampaign
Monster skill.jpg 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 monsteraMonsterZ Core
Aura Slicer.jpg 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 dervishaDervishMysticismZ Eye of the North
Banishing Strike.jpg 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 dervishaDervishMysticismZ Nightfall
Banishing Strike (PvP).jpg 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 dervishaDervishMysticismZ Nightfall
Bloodstone Slash.jpg Bloodstone Slash Melee Attack. Steal 75 Health. 0 0 0 0 monsteraMonsterZ Eye of the North
Body Blow.jpg 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 warrioraWarriorStrengthZ Eye of the North
Brawling Combo Punch.jpg Brawling Combo Punch Melee Attack. Attack twice for 50 damage each time. 0 0 0 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png aAnyZ Eye of the North
Brawling Headbutt (Brawling skill).jpg Brawling Headbutt Melee Attack. Deals 30 damage. Causes knock-down (3 seconds). 7 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0 aAnyZ Eye of the North
Brawling Hook.jpg Brawling Hook Melee Attack. Deals 30 damage. 4 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0 aAnyZ Eye of the North
Brawling Jab.jpg Brawling Jab Melee Attack. Deals 10 damage. 0 0 0 0 aAnyZ Eye of the North
Brawling Straight Right.jpg 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 aAnyZ Eye of the North
Brawling Uppercut.jpg Brawling Uppercut Melee Attack. Deals 80 damage. Unblockable. 10 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0 aAnyZ Eye of the North
Bull's Strike.jpg 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.pngwarrioraWarriorStrengthZ Core
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 aAnyNorn rankZ Eye of the North
Consuming Flames.jpg 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 monsteraMonsterZ Prophecies
Counterattack.jpg 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 warrioraWarriorStrengthZ Nightfall
Desperation Blow.jpg 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 warrioraWarriorTacticsZ Prophecies
Distracting Blow.jpg 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.pngwarrioraWarriorZ Core
Distracting Blow (Turai Ossa).jpg 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 aAnyZ Bonus Mission Pack
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
Drunken Blow.jpg 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.pngwarrioraWarriorTacticsZ Factions
Falken Punch.jpg 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 monsteraMonsterZ Prophecies
Falken's Fire Fist.jpg 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 aAnyZ Winds of Change
Feeding Frenzy (skill).jpg 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 monsteraMonsterZ Nightfall
Golem Strike.jpg Golem Strike Melee Attack. Deals 180 damage and inflicts Dazed condition (3 seconds). 6 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0 monsteraMonsterZ Eye of the North
Griffon's Sweep.jpg 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.pngwarrioraWarriorStrengthZ Prophecies
Leviathan's Sweep.jpg 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 warrioraWarriorStrengthZ Factions
Magehunter Strike.jpg 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 warrioraWarriorStrengthZ Nightfall
Malicious Strike.jpg 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 assassinaAssassinCritical StrikesZ Nightfall
Mystic Sweep.jpg 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 dervishaDervishMysticismZ Nightfall
Parasitic Bite.jpg 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 monsteraMonsterZ Eye of the North
Pious Assault.jpg 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 dervishaDervishScythe MasteryZ Nightfall
Pious Assault (PvP).jpg 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 dervishaDervishScythe MasteryZ Nightfall
Power Attack.jpg Power Attack Melee Attack. Deals +10...34...40 damage. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0033 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.pngwarrioraWarriorStrengthZ Core
Protector's Strike.jpg 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.pngwarrioraWarriorStrengthZ Prophecies
Reap Impurities.jpg 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 dervishaDervishScythe MasteryZ Nightfall
Shattered Spirit.jpg 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 monsteraMonsterZ 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
Sneak Attack.jpg 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 aAnyEbon Vanguard rankZ Eye of the North
Soldier's Strike.jpg 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 warrioraWarriorTacticsZ Nightfall
Symbolic Strike.jpg Symbolic Strike Melee Attack. Deals +12 damage (maximum 70) for each signet you have equipped. 4 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0 warrioraWarriorZ Eye of the North
Thrill of Victory.jpg 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 warrioraWarriorTacticsZ Core
Thunderfist Strike.jpg Thunderfist Strike Melee Attack. Deals 100 damage. 0 0 0 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png monsteraMonsterZ Eye of the North
Twin Moon Sweep.jpg 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 dervishaDervishScythe MasteryZ Nightfall
Twin Moon Sweep (PvP).jpg 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 dervishaDervishScythe MasteryZ Nightfall
Unseen Aggression.jpg Unseen Aggression Melee Attack. Deals 225 damage and causes knock-down. 0 0 0 0 monsteraMonsterZ Eye of the North
Victorious Sweep.jpg 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 dervishaDervishScythe MasteryZ Nightfall
Whirlwind Attack.jpg Whirlwind Attack Melee Attack. Deals +13...20 damage to target and adjacent foes. 6 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0011 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarriorSunspear rankZ Nightfall
Whirlwind Attack (Turai Ossa).jpg 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 aAnyZ Bonus Mission Pack
Wild Blow.jpg 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.pngwarrioraWarriorZ Core

Skills related to melee attack skills[edit]

IconNameDescriptionAdrenalineEnergyActivation timeRecharge timeProf.AttributeCampaign
Defensive Stance.jpg 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.pngwarrioraWarriorTacticsZ Core
Dwarven Battle Stance.jpg 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 warrioraWarriorStrengthZ 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

Skills related to melee attacks[edit]

IconNameDescriptionAdrenalineEnergyActivation timeRecharge timeProf.AttributeCampaign
"Fear Me!".jpg "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.pngwarrioraWarriorTacticsZ Prophecies
Ancestor's Visage.jpg 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 mesmeraMesmerIllusion MagicZ Factions
Bonetti's Defense.jpg 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.pngwarrioraWarriorTacticsZ Prophecies
Bull's Charge.jpg 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 warrioraWarriorStrengthZ Prophecies
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
Charging Strike.jpg 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 warrioraWarriorStrengthZ Nightfall
Deadly Riposte.jpg 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 warrioraWarriorTacticsZ Prophecies
Ebon Dust Aura.jpg 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 dervishaDervishEarth PrayersZ Nightfall
Enraging Charge.jpg 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 warrioraWarriorStrengthZ Nightfall
Escape (PvP).jpg 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 rangeraRangerExpertiseZ Core
Gladiator's Defense.jpg 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 warrioraWarriorTacticsZ Prophecies
Illusionary Weaponry.jpg 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 mesmeraMesmerIllusion MagicZ Prophecies
Illusionary Weaponry (PvP).jpg 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 mesmeraMesmerIllusion MagicZ Prophecies
Riposte.jpg 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 warrioraWarriorTacticsZ Prophecies
Strength of Honor.jpg 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.pngmonkaMonkSmiting PrayersZ Core
Strength of Honor (PvP).jpg 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 monkaMonkSmiting PrayersZ Core
Sympathetic Visage.jpg 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 mesmeraMesmerIllusion MagicZ Prophecies
Tainted Flesh.jpg 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 necromanceraNecromancerDeath MagicZ Core
Ward Against Melee.jpg 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.pngelementalistaElementalistEarth MagicZ Core
Warrior's Cunning.jpg Warrior's Cunning Skill. (5...10...11 seconds.) Your melee attacks are unblockable. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 06060 Tango-recharge-darker.png warrioraWarriorStrengthZ Core
Warrior's Endurance.jpg 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 warrioraWarriorStrengthZ Prophecies
Warrior's Endurance (PvP).jpg 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 warrioraWarriorStrengthZ Prophecies
Withering Aura.jpg 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 necromanceraNecromancerDeath MagicZ Eye of the North