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Arc Divider

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Arc Divider

Warrior icon small.png Warrior (skill list)
Berserker icon small.png Berserker
Profession mechanic
Weapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.png
Primal Burst
Game link
0.75¾ Activation time  5 Recharge time  
Arc Divider

Primal Burst. Spin to create a violent shock wave that damages nearby foes.

Damage.png Damage: 1,412 (3.5)?
Damage.png Damage: 605 (1.5)?
Damage.png Damage: 734 (1.82)?
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Radius.png Radius: 360
Range.png Range: 450

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Strength Strength

Arms Arms

  • Sundering Burst Sundering BurstBurst skills inflict vulnerability if they hit and inflict additional vulnerability if the attack is a critical hit. Can only occur once per interval per target for multihit burst skills.
  • Burst Precision Burst PrecisionBurst skills have an increased critical chance. Gain bonus critical-hit chance and ferocity for a duration when you hit with a burst skill. Duration is based on adrenaline spent.

Defense Defense

Tactics Tactics

Discipline Discipline

Berserker Berserker

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
October 17, 2023
  • Reduced the power coefficient from 1.8 to 1.5 in WvW only.
July 18, 2023
  • Increased power coefficient from 2.5 to 3.5 in PvE only.
June 27, 2023
  • Reduced the number of strikes from 3 to 1. Reduced the casting time from 1.86 seconds to 0.8 seconds. Reduced total power coefficient from 5.1 to 2.5 in PvE and from 2.112 to 1.82 in PvP.
May 02, 2023
  • Increased power coefficient per strike from 1.5 to 1.7 in PvE only. Reduced power coefficient per strike from 0.705 to 0.6 in WvW only.
February 14, 2023
  • Increased power coefficient per strike from 1.4 to 1.5 in PvE only.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • Reduced power coefficient per strike in PvP and WvW from 1.05 to 0.704.
May 14, 2019
  • Reduced damage in PvP and WvW by 25%. Fixed a bug that allowed this skill to trigger Sundering Burst more than once per target.
April 23, 2019
  • This skill has been reworked. It no longer deals bonus damage to low-health targets. Instead, it now spins and strikes 3 times. Each strike increases in radius.
May 16, 2017
  • The casting time of this skill has been increased by 0.25 seconds.
July 26, 2016
  • Removed an incorrect listing of a fire combo field from the tool tips.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Arc Divider has been added to the game.