Brutal Shot

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the rifle skill. For the harpoon gun skill that formerly had this name, see Puncture Shot (warrior).
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Brutal Shot

0.5½ Activation time  8 Recharge time  

Profession
Warrior tango icon 20px.png Warrior (skill list)
Weapon
Rifle
Weapon slot 4
Game link
External links
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Immobilize your foe, then evade backward.

 Damage.png Damage: 422 (1.0)?
 Damage.png Damage: 169 (0.4)?
 Immobile.png Immobilize (10.5½s): Unable to move.
 Vulnerability.png8 Vulnerability (12s): 8% Incoming Damage, 8% Incoming Condition Damage
 Vulnerability.png12 Vulnerability (6s): 12% Incoming Damage, 12% Incoming Condition Damage
 Immobile.png Condition Removed
 Evade.png Evade: 0.75¾ seconds
 Maximum Count.png Maximum Count: 2
 Count Recharge.png Count Recharge: 20 seconds
 Miscellaneous effect.png Distance: 400
 Combo.png Combo Finisher: Physical Projectile
 Range.png Range: 1,200

— In-game description [?]

Notes[edit]

This skill goes on full cooldown without firing if target moves behind you or walking past the target during cast animation.

Related traits[edit]

Discipline Discipline[edit]

  • Crack Shot Crack Shot — Warrior ranged weapon skills gain reduced recharge, and their weapon skill 1 attacks are enhanced.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • This skill now has 2 ammunition, requires an 8-second recharge between uses, and recovers ammunition every 20 seconds.
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 1.0 to 0.4. Adjusted vulnerability from 8 stacks for 12 seconds to 12 stacks for 6 seconds.
August 28, 2018
  • The damage of this skill has been increased by 100%.
February 23, 2016
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the roll-back portion of this skill from functioning if the player was in midair.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the audio of this ability from playing.
January 26, 2016
  • This ability will now roll the warrior backward (about 400 distance) when the shot is fired.
  • This ability now immobilizes struck enemies for 1.5 seconds.
January 27, 2015
  • The casting time on this skill has been reduced from 1 second to 0.5 seconds.
June 25, 2013
  • Reduced the aftercast by .3 seconds.
April 30, 2013
  • Increased vulnerability duration from 10 seconds to 12 seconds. Increased vulnerability stacks from 5 to 8.
November 15, 2012
  • This skill is now a projectile combo finisher.
October 22, 2012
  • This skill can now stack vulnerability up to 2 times.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Brutal Shot has been added to the game.