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This just isn't good enough compared to clumsiness which recharges in 4 seconds,does the same damage and is hex so if the foe isn't attaking the time you cast it he might take the damage later. Please arena net, make the smiting skills useful at least: ( --Cursed angel 22:50, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

i'd suggest a buff : make this 5/2/5 or something or 5/1/7 .. 10 recharge is long 14:29, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

Smiting prayers spells have absolutely no flair to them, and even the deadly scourge skills arent even that great. This skill in particular have horrible functionalle, And something needs to be done. Burning or something? Maybe weakness. Holy damage is supposed to be "Fearsome" and "all powerful" well, not all powerful, but you know what I mean. QUESTION: Why would Anet create a spell they wouldn't use? If they cant make it work in a build, they really shouldn't make it at all. Phill Gaston 12:30, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

It's to prevent an all monk meta-game, smiting prayers have to be some of the worst skills by default only seeing good use in PvE against undead, since if monks could do some real damage and heal or protect they'd be chosen above all othher characters in every aspect of the game.(Marsc 19:21, 17 September 2008 (UTC))
You forgot to take attribute points and skill slots into consideration. A monk who has attribute points in all of his attributes is going to be less effective than one who spends his points into fewer attributes, such as going smite/divine or a heal/prot/divine hybrid with 12/8/10 points respectively. You should never assume that a monk with with skills from all attributes is overpowered, simply because of attribute points and because there is always the 8-skill limit for a bar. D A N I E L 19:44, 3 June 2010 (UTC)
If I recall, there was a glitch where when you'd use this skill, it would count as an attack skill, allowing people to use it as a melee attack. Would probably explain why it's still "This attack"

if you ask me there are already way too many monks. Perhaps thats a good thing though? I wouldnt mind seeing something like a short duration daze or KD involved on this skill since its more useable then the signets and more expensive then Spear of Light--Justice 16:28, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

I don't think this skill is that bad, i kind of like it actually, sure Smiting Prayers could get some love in a future update but they're not as bad as many people think they are. Lou Wolfskin 04:29, 2 December 2009 (UTC)

Really they could have chosen a better name. "Smite"----Secretary of Ghosts 3:51, 7 July 2011 (UTC) --The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).