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Call to Anguish

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Call to Anguish

Not available underwater  Ground-targeted  
Revenant icon small.png Revenant (skill list)
Legendary Demon
Training cost
4 Hero points
Game link
Not available underwater This skill has an underwater replacement: Call to Anguish (underwater)
0.75¾ Activation time  
30 Energy
30 Energy
25 Energy
 3 Recharge time  
Call to Anguish

Legendary Demon. Leap toward the targeted area and pull foes toward your landing point.

 Damage.png Damage: 319 (1.2)?
 Damage.png Damage: 3 (0.01)?
 Chilled.png Chilled (2s): -66% Skill Recharge Rate, -66% Movement Speed
 Pull.png Pull: 360
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Radius.png Radius: 360
 Combo.png Combo Finisher: Leap
 Evade.png Defiance Break: 150
 Range.png Range: 600

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Corruption Corruption

Retribution Retribution

Salvation Salvation

Devastation Devastation

Renegade Renegade


  • When used underwater, this skill causes the character to shadowstep to the target instead of being a ground-targeted skill.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
November 29, 2022
  • Reduced energy cost from 30 to 25 in PvP only.
October 04, 2022
  • Reduced energy cost from 35 to 30 in PvP only.
February 28, 2022 End of Dragons release:
  • (Undocumented) Added tooltip fact Defiance Break.
March 04, 2020
  • Increased energy cost from 30 to 35 in PvP only.
October 01, 2019
  • Decreased energy cost from 35 to 30. Reduced recharge from 5 seconds to 3 seconds. Increased radius from 240 to 360. Damage increased by 33%.
July 16, 2019
  • Unyielding Anguish has been reworked and renamed Call to Anguish.
  • It is now a leap finisher skill that pulls foes to the center of your landing point and chills them. This skill has an energy cost of 35 and a 5-second recharge.
May 16, 2017
  • Removed one of the two strikes on initial casting.
February 22, 2017
  • Increased the base damage of this skill by 20%.
  • The duration of torment inflicted by this skill has been increased from 5 seconds to 6 seconds.
July 26, 2016
  • Updated the underwater version of this skill to match the land version.
  • Reduced the maximum number of targets from 10 to 5 per pulse.
  • Updated the skill facts.
  • Underwater: Reduced the energy cost of this skill from 35 to 30 to match the land version.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Unyielding Anguish has been added to the game.


  • This skill used to be called Unyielding Anguish which was the name of a skill that Mallyx the Unyielding used.