From Guild Wars 2 Wiki
Piercing is a line area of effect property of some projectile attacks that allows them to hit multiple enemies in their path within the maximum range instead of stopping at the first enemy the projectile hits.
Attacks which pierce
- Arc Lightning
- Crippling Shield from Conjure Earth Shield
- Flame Wave from Conjure Fiery Greatsword
- Frost Fan from Conjure Frost Bow
- Vapor Blade
- Deathly Claws (in Lich Form)
- Life Blast (in Death Shroud, with Unyielding Blast trait)
- Necrotic Grasp
Traits which grant piercing
- Crack Shot - Rifle and harpoon gun shots pierce. Reduced recharge on rifle and harpoon gun skills.
- Coated Bullets - Pistol shots pierce.
- Piercing Arrows - All arrow attacks pierce targets.
- Unyielding Blast (Life Blast from Death Shroud) - Life Blast and Plague Blast pierce and cause vulnerability.