Binding Blade

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the guardian greatsword skill. For the effect it causes, see Binding Blade (effect).

Binding Blade.png

Binding Blade

0.75¾ Activation time  25 Recharge time  
Guardian icon small.png Guardian (skill list)
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Throw blades at your foes, causing damage over time. Bound foes can be pulled to you. The effect ends when a foe moves out of range.

 Damage.png Damage: 605 (1.5)?
 Damage.png Damage: 4 (0.01)?
 Binding Blade.png Binding Blade: 1,600 (3.0)? Damage
 Binding Blade.png Binding Blade: 1,600 (1.0)? Damage
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Duration.png Maximum Blade Duration: 10 seconds
 Radius.png Maximum Leash Range: 600
 Combo.png Combo Finisher: Whirl

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Zeal Zeal


  • Throws projectile blades at up to 5 nearby foes, dealing damage over time to those they hit. Affected foes can then be pulled using the associated sequence skill, but this ends the damage over time effect.
  • Multiple projectiles can hit the same target if they intercept the projectiles or the skill is used while on top of their character model.
  • This skill does not affect epic rank foes.
  • This skill can hit targets in stealth.
  • If the foe dodges when the pull is activated, they will not be pulled the full distance.
  • This skill will proc the whirl finisher one time.
  • Damage over time component is determined by the following formula:
    • (0.3 * Power) + 2 * Level damage per second.
    • (0.3 * Power) + 160 damage per second at Level 80 and (0.1 * Power) + 160 damage per second at Level 80 in PVP and WVW
    • The damage-over-time effect of this skill is unaffected by Vulnerability.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
November 29, 2022
  • Increased pulse damage power coefficient from 0.2 to 0.3 in PvE only.
August 23, 2022
  • (PvE only) Damage multiplier on initial hit increased from 1.0 to 1.5.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced initial strike power coefficient from 1.0 to 0.01. Reduced pulse damage power coefficient from 0.2 to 0.1.
May 08, 2018
  • The condition-damage aspect of this skill is now affected by Zealous Blade.
February 22, 2017
  • Reduced recharge from 30 seconds to 25 seconds.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Binding Blade has been added to the game.

See also[edit]