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Breaching Strike

Warrior icon small.png Warrior (skill list)
Spellbreaker icon small.png Spellbreaker
Profession mechanic
Weapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.png
Game link
0.75¾ Activation time  8 Recharge time  
Breaching Strike

Burst. Strike your target and remove boons. Deal more damage if your target has no boons.

Damage.png Damage: 917 (2.5)?
Damage.png Damage: 440 (1.2)?
Damage.png Damage: 484 (1.32)?
Combo.png Combo Finisher: Leap
Range.png Range: 450
Unblockable.png Unblockable

— 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

Spellbreaker Spellbreaker


Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
November 07, 2023
  • (Undocumented) Previous change has been reverted.
September 26, 2023
  • (Undocumented) Increased power coefficient from 2.5 to 2.75 in PvE only.
June 28, 2023
  • Fixed an issue that caused this skill to consume all adrenaline for spellbreakers.
February 14, 2023
  • Reduced bonus damage against enemies with no boons from 50% to 5% in PvP and WvW.
November 29, 2022
  • This skill now deals bonus damage to foes without boons.
October 18, 2022
  • Fixed an issue that caused this skill to do more damage than intended in WvW.
October 04, 2022
  • Increased power coefficient from 1.2 to 1.32 in PvP only.
September 13, 2022
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Breaching Strike tooltip to display incorrect damage when using the Burst Mastery trait.
August 23, 2022
  • (PvE only) Damage multiplier increased from 1.5 to 2.5.
June 28, 2022
  • Increased power coefficient from 0.9 to 1.2 in PvP and WvW.
July 07, 2020
  • Increased power coefficient from 0.7 to 0.9 in PvP and WvW.
March 17, 2020
  • Fixed a bug that caused this skill to do more damage than expected in PvP and WvW.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 1.2 to 0.7. Increased number of boons removed from 2 to 3.
March 28, 2018
  • Fixed a bug in which the skill facts displayed incorrectly in PvP and WvW.
March 27, 2018
  • Reduced damage by 20% in PvP and WvW.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Breaching Strike has been added to the game.