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Warrior icon small.png Warrior (skill list)
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1 Activation time  
25 Recharge time
20 Recharge time

Knock down your foe. Weakened foes stay knocked down longer. Recharges Fierce Blow if you control a foe with this ability.
Recharges Fierce Blow if striking a target with a defiance bar.

Damage.png Damage: 605 (1.5)?
Damage.png Damage: 4 (0.01)?
Knockdown.png Knockdown: 3 seconds
Knockdown.png Weakened Foe Knockdown: 4 seconds
Evade.png Defiance Break: 700[sic]
Range.png Range: 130

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Strength Strength

Arms Arms

Defense Defense

Spellbreaker Spellbreaker


The Defiance Break sums up both listed knockdowns: 300+400=700 instead of correctly displaying 300 on default and 400 versus a weakened foe.
  • This skill can only hit one target.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
March 29, 2022
  • Reduced cooldown from 25 seconds to 20 seconds in PvP and WvW.
February 28, 2022 End of Dragons release:
  • (Undocumented) Added tooltip fact Defiance Break.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • This skill now recharges Fierce Blow if the warrior knocks down a foe or strikes an enemy with a defiance bar.
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 1.5 to 0.01.
October 02, 2018
  • In addition to its previous effects, this skill now knocks foes down for 1 additional second if the target is weakened.
July 10, 2018
  • The knockdown time of this skill has been increased from 2 seconds to 3 seconds.
January 26, 2016
  • The recharge of this skill has been reduced from 30 seconds to 25 seconds.
June 25, 2013
  • Reduced the aftercast by .25 seconds.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Backbreaker has been added to the game.