"Sic 'Em!"

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"Sic 'Em!"

Ranger icon small.png Ranger (skill list)
Training cost
2 Hero points
Game link
28 Recharge time  
"Sic 'Em!"

Command. Your pet rushes at your foe, revealing them and dealing increased damage.

"Sic 'Em!".png "Sic 'Em!" (10s): +40% Damage, +40% Movement Speed
Revealed.png Revealed (6s): You cannot stealth
Range.png Range: 2,000

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Beastmastery Beastmastery

Soulbeast Soulbeast

  • Elevated Bond Elevated Bond — Gain access to Stances. Survival in the desert has enhanced your connection to your pet, granting you the ability to meld with them by entering beastmode. Traits that affect your pet may affect you differently while in beastmode.


In PvE, skelk and jaguar seem to ignore this shout's revealed effect.
  • Cannot be used without a valid targeted enemy.
  • If the pet is in passive mode, activating this shout will have the same effect as Attack My Target (defaults to F1). It'll make the pet attack your targeted foe, and once said foe is defeated, the pet will be back to passive mode.
  • Using this skill while commanding your pet to use its Beast skill (defaults to F2), will cancel the Beast skill before applying "Sic 'Em!" (effect). If the pet was already channelling the Beast skill, it will be interrupted and go on a 4-second recharge.
  • The targetted enemy applies the "Sic 'Em!" (effect) effect to the pet. The damage bonus is only applied against this targetted enemy, even for skills that hit on an AoE, and only increases power damage, not damage caused by conditions.
  • With a casting range of 2000 units, "Sic 'Em!" is the longest range skill in the game that can target an enemy, surpassing even the ranger pet skill Attack my target which has an approximate range of 1900 units. If "Sic 'Em!" is cast out of the range of Attack my target, the pet will not go attack the enemy because it is outside of their range.

Soulbeast icon small.png Soulbeast interactions[edit]

  • When activated while merged, the Soulbeast gains the bonus damage against that specific target.
    • The damage bonus is reduced to 25% while merged, but remains at 40% for the pet when not merged.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
June 27, 2023
  • Reduced cooldown from 35 seconds to 28 seconds.
October 26, 2021
  • Positive percentage-based enhancements now display with a "+." For example, swiftness now displays "+33% Movement Speed" instead of "33% Movement Speed."
May 11, 2021
  • When used by a merged soulbeast, the damage bonus granted is now 25%. When used by any other ranger specialization, or an unmerged soulbeast, the damage bonus granted to the pet is 40%.
July 16, 2019
  • Reduced the bonus damage applied to a merged soulbeast from 40% to 25% in PvP and WvW only.
  • Damage bonus for pets remains unchanged.
  • Fixed a bug that caused this skill to not grant the listed movement-speed bonus.
May 28, 2019
  • Ranger Shout skills have been reclassified as command skills.
May 08, 2018
  • Reduced the cooldown of this skill from 40 seconds to 35 seconds.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • The effect from this ability is no longer removed when you give your pet another command.
September 09, 2014
  • Increased the duration of revealed from 4 seconds to 6 seconds.
October 15, 2013
  • This shout now applies 4 seconds of revealed on the targeted enemy.
  • Updated the range skill fact to 2000 to match the maximum usable distance of this skill.
April 30, 2013
  • Reduced cooldown from 60 seconds to 40 seconds.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • "Sic 'Em!" has been added to the game.


  • Prior to the April 30, 2013 patch, this was incorrectly spelled as Sick 'Em. Sick 'em is an incorrect spelling of sic 'em. To sic means to set upon, or to incite an attack.