Merciless Hammer

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Merciless Hammer

Warrior tango icon 20px.png Strength
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Deal increased damage with a hammer when attacking a foe that is dazed, knocked down, launched, or stunned. Hammer skills gain reduced recharge. Inflict confusion when you interrupt enemy skills.

 Damage.png Damage Increase: 20%
 Confusion.png4 Confusion (8s): 150 Damage On Skill Use, 704 Damage
 Count Recharge.png Recharge Reduced: 20%

— In-game description


  • The application of confusion does not work at all on bosses or any foe with a break bar. See main paragraph on interrupt.
Skill Recharge Traited recharge
Fierce Blow.png
 Fierce Blow
6 Recharge time 40.75¾ Recharge time
Hammer Shock.png
 Hammer Shock
10 Recharge time 8 Recharge time
Staggering Blow.png
 Staggering Blow
18 Recharge time 140.5½ Recharge time
25 Recharge time 20 Recharge time

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • This trait has moved to the Strength line and takes the slot previously taken by Axe Mastery.
  • In addition to its previous functionality, this trait now also causes interrupts to inflict 4 stacks of confusion for 8 seconds.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
  • This trait has been moved to the Grandmaster tier.
April 15, 2014
  • Damage to stunned and knocked down foes has been decreased from 25% to 20%.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Merciless Hammer has been added to the game.