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Burst attacks or burst skills are a warrior profession mechanic that expend all built-up adrenaline. Each weapon has one burst skill that improves at three different stages of adrenaline. This improvement can be anything from doing more damage, adding conditions, increasing condition duration, or increasing skill duration. The burst skill does not take a skill slot, being activated by using the F1 key and is located just above the first five weapon skills, and is automatically chosen according to the two-handed weapon equipped or, in case of dual-wielding, the weapon equipped in the main hand.

Bursts carry a few different mechanics aside from standard skills. They can only be activated once the warrior has at least one full stage of adrenaline, which is, aside from using specific skills, only gained while in combat. However, bursts can still be used while not in combat, provided that the warrior has at least one full stage of adrenaline. If a burst attack fails to hit, e.g. due to being blinded or being interrupted while executing the attack, or if the attack simply does not connect with an enemy target in any way (like when used while out of combat) the burst skill will go on its effective recharge time, and all adrenaline will be spent.

List of burst skills[edit]

Weapon Skill Description
Leap at your foe with a devastating attack. Effect increases with adrenaline level.
Greatsword/Weapon skills disabled
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 Arcing Slice
Deliver a circular attack to foes around you, and gain fury. Deal more damage to foes with low health.
Jump to the targeted location and slam your hammer down, damaging and stunning foes.
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 Combustive Shot
Ignite target area, burning nearby foes. Effect increases with adrenaline level.
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 Skull Crack
Stun your foe with a skull crack. Effect increases with adrenaline level.
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 Kill Shot
Fire a powerful shot. Damage increases with adrenaline level.
Immobilize your foes with a flurry of bleeding strikes. Effect increases with adrenaline level.
Harpoon gun
Forceful Shot.png
 Forceful Shot
Fire a forceful shot. Damage increases with adrenaline level.
Whirling Strike.png
 Whirling Strike
Strike all foes around you. Effect increases with adrenaline level.
Dagger (requires Spellbreaker)
Breaching Strike.png
 Breaching Strike
Strike your target and remove boons.
Any (requires Spellbreaker)
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 Full Counter
Absorb the next attack against you and counterattack all foes around you. Foes struck by the counter attack are interrupted.

Related traits[edit]