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Disambig icon.png This article is about is about a skill mechanic. For the jeweler crafting component, see Chain (crafting).

A chain is a set of skills that are used in sequence when focused on one target. The skills of a chain share one skill slot, effectively giving the user additional weapon skills.

To access the later skills each of the skills must connect in a quick sequence. If the next skill in one chain is not activated quickly enough, the chain will be interrupted. Some skills with quick activation and short execution times can be used in a middle of a chain without interrupting it. Most chains can also be continued after dodging and then quickly continuing attacking.

If a character is knocked down, stunned, or otherwise interrupted their skill chain will also reset.

A chain should not be confused with a sequence, which has a similar mechanic but which allows its second effect to be triggered at any time.

Incomplete List of chain skills[edit]

Weapon Chain Description

Guardian tango icon 20px.png Guardian[edit]

Greatsword
Strike.png
 Strike
Strike your foe.
Redirect Arrow.png
Vengeful Strike.png
 Vengeful Strike
Strike your foe again.
Redirect Arrow.png
Wrathful Strike.png
 Wrathful Strike
Attack with a final, powerful strike that applies might for each foe you strike.
Hammer
Hammer Swing (guardian skill).png
 Hammer Swing
Strike your foe.
Redirect Arrow.png
Hammer Bash (guardian skill).png
 Hammer Bash
Bash your foe.
Redirect Arrow.png
Symbol of Protection.png
 Symbol of Protection
Smash a mystic symbol onto the ground that gives protection to you and your allies.
Axe

(requires Firebrand)

Core Cleave.png
 Core Cleave
Cleave at your enemy with a physical and a magical axe.
Redirect Arrow.png
Bleeding Edge.png
 Bleeding Edge
Slice through your foe again, physically and magically, as your weapon is heating up.
Redirect Arrow.png
Skill.png
 Searing Slash
No skill description found.
Mace
True Strike.png
 True Strike
Smash your foe.
Redirect Arrow.png
Pure Strike.png
 Pure Strike
Bash your foe.
Redirect Arrow.png
Faithful Strike.png
 Faithful Strike
Hit your foe with a final strike and heal nearby allies.
Sword
Sword of Wrath.png
 Sword of Wrath
Slash your foe once.
Redirect Arrow.png
Sword Arc.png
 Sword Arc
Slash your foe again.
Redirect Arrow.png
Sword Wave.png
 Sword Wave
Send out waves of attacks that strike multiple targets.

Revenant tango icon 20px.png Revenant[edit]

Mace
Misery Swipe.png
 Misery Swipe
Swing your mace at your foe.
Redirect Arrow.png
Anguish Swipe.png
 Anguish Swipe
Sweep your mace back for a second blow.
Redirect Arrow.png
Manifest Toxin.png
 Manifest Toxin
Deliver a crushing blow that sends toxic energy chaining to enemies behind each target.
Staff
Rapid Swipe.png
 Rapid Swipe
Swipe your staff at your foe.
Redirect Arrow.png
Forceful Bash.png
 Forceful Bash
Bash your foe with your staff.
Redirect Arrow.png
Rejuvenating Assault.png
 Rejuvenating Assault
Cleave foes around you with your staff, creating healing orbs for you and your allies.
Sword
Preparation Thrust.png
 Preparation Thrust
Stab your foe with your sword, inflicting vulnerability.
Redirect Arrow.png
Brutal Blade.png
 Brutal Blade
Slice foes, damaging them and inflicting vulnerability.
Redirect Arrow.png
Rift Slash.png
 Rift Slash
Slash foes, creating a rift on them that explodes for additional damage after a short delay.



Warrior tango icon 20px.png Warrior[edit]

Greatsword
Greatsword Swing.png
 Greatsword Swing
Slash your foe.
Redirect Arrow.png
Greatsword Slice.png
 Greatsword Slice
Slice your foe.
Redirect Arrow.png
Brutal Strike.png
 Brutal Strike
Hit your foe with a final brutal strike.
Hammer
Hammer Swing (warrior skill).png
 Hammer Swing
Bash your foe.
Redirect Arrow.png
Hammer Bash (warrior skill).png
 Hammer Bash
Bash your foe again.
Redirect Arrow.png
Hammer Smash.png
 Hammer Smash
Smash the ground and damage nearby foes.
Axe
Chop.png
 Chop
Chop your foe.
Redirect Arrow.png
Double Chop.png
 Double Chop
Chop your foe twice.
Redirect Arrow.png
Triple Chop.png
 Triple Chop
Deliver three final chops to your foe.
Dagger

(requires Spellbreaker)

Precise Cut.png
 Precise Cut
Strike your foe. This attack deals increased critical damage.
Redirect Arrow.png
Focused Slash.png
 Focused Slash
Strike your foe. This attack has increased critical-hit damage.
Redirect Arrow.png
Keen Strike.png
 Keen Strike
Strike your foe and gain might. Gain additional might on critical hit.
Mace
Mace Smash.png
 Mace Smash
Smash your foe.
Redirect Arrow.png
Mace Bash.png
 Mace Bash
Bash your foe.
Redirect Arrow.png
Pulverize.png
 Pulverize
Thrash your foe, leaving them weakened.
Sword
Sever Artery.png
 Sever Artery
Bleed your foe with a slash.
Redirect Arrow.png
Gash.png
 Gash
Bleed your foe with a gash.
Redirect Arrow.png
Hamstring.png
 Hamstring
Cripple your foe with a precise slash.
Spear
Stab (warrior skill).png
 Stab
Stab your foe.
Redirect Arrow.png
Jab (warrior skill).png
 Jab
Jab your foe.
Redirect Arrow.png
Impale (warrior spear skill).png
 Impale
Impale your foe and cripple them.



Engineer tango icon 20px.png Engineer[edit]

Tool Kit
Smack.png
 Smack
Smack your foe. Repair turrets.
Redirect Arrow.png
Whack.png
 Whack
Whack your foe. Repairs turrets.
Redirect Arrow.png
Thwack.png
 Thwack
Thwack your foe. Repairs turrets.
Hammer

(requires Scrapper)

Positive Strike.png
 Positive Strike
Smack your hammer into your foe while empowering yourself.
Redirect Arrow.png
Negative Bash.png
 Negative Bash
Slam your hammer into your foe to leave them vulnerable.
Redirect Arrow.png
Equalizing Blow.png
 Equalizing Blow
Bring down your hammer on your foe.
Sword

(requires Holosmith)

Sun Edge.png
 Sun Edge
Strike your foe and inflict vulnerability. This attack deals more damage based on your heat level.
Redirect Arrow.png
Sun Ripper.png
 Sun Ripper
Strike your foe again and inflict vulnerability. This attack deals more damage based on your heat level.
Redirect Arrow.png
Gleam Saber.png
 Gleam Saber
Unleash a burst of stored energy with your sword and recharge your other sword skills. This attack deals more damage based on your heat level.



Ranger tango icon 20px.png Ranger[edit]

Greatsword
Slash (ranger greatsword skill).png
 Slash
Slash your foe.
Redirect Arrow.png
Slice (ranger skill).png
 Slice
Slice your foe.
Redirect Arrow.png
Power Stab.png
 Power Stab
Stab your foe and evade attacks.
Dagger

(requires Soulbeast)

Groundwork Gouge.png
 Groundwork Gouge
Swipe past your foe's defenses, exposing their vulnerability.
Redirect Arrow.png
Leading Swipe.png
 Leading Swipe
Rake your dagger across your foe, leaving them bleeding.
Redirect Arrow.png
Serpent Stab.png
 Serpent Stab
Slash across your foe, poisoning them.
Redirect Arrow.png
Deadly Delivery.png
 Deadly Delivery
Strike deeply into your foe, inflicting multiple conditions.
Sword
Slash (ranger sword skill).png
 Slash
Slash your foe.
Redirect Arrow.png
Crippling Thrust.png
 Crippling Thrust
Stab your foe, crippling them for a short time.
Redirect Arrow.png
Precision Swipe.png
 Precision Swipe
Deliver a blow to your foe. Your pet gains might.
Spear
Stab (ranger skill).png
 Stab
Stab your foe.
Redirect Arrow.png
Jab (ranger skill).png
 Jab
Jab your foe.
Redirect Arrow.png
Toxic Strike.png
 Toxic Strike
Deliver a final poisonous attack.

Thief tango icon 20px.png Thief[edit]

Dagger
Double Strike.png
 Double Strike
Strike your foe twice.
Redirect Arrow.png
Wild Strike.png
 Wild Strike
Strike your foe again. Gain endurance with a successful strike.
Redirect Arrow.png
Lotus Strike.png
 Lotus Strike
Strike your foe and inflict poison.
Sword
Slice (thief skill).png
 Slice
Slice your foe.
Redirect Arrow.png
Slash (thief skill).png
 Slash
Slash your foe again.
Redirect Arrow.png
Crippling Strike.png
 Crippling Strike
Cripple your foe with a final strike.
Spear
Stab (thief spear skill).png
 Stab
Stab your foe.
Redirect Arrow.png
Jab (thief skill).png
 Jab
Strike your foe again.
Redirect Arrow.png
Poison Tip Strike.png
 Poison Tip Strike
Poison your foe with a final attack.
Staff

(requires Daredevil)

Staff Strike.png
 Staff Strike
Strike your enemies with your staff.
Redirect Arrow.png
Staff Bash.png
 Staff Bash
Swing your staff a second time, striking multiple foes.
Redirect Arrow.png
Punishing Strikes.png
 Punishing Strikes
Whirl your staff around, striking nearby enemies.


Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer[edit]

Axe

(requires Mirage)

Lacerating Chop.png
 Lacerating Chop
Inflict bleeding on your target.
Redirect Arrow.png
Ethereal Chop.png
 Ethereal Chop
Inflict Torment on your target.
Redirect Arrow.png
Mirror Strikes.png
 Mirror Strikes
Inflict bleeding and torment on your target.
Scepter
Ether Bolt.png
 Ether Bolt
Shoot a bolt of energy at your target.
Redirect Arrow.png
Ether Blast.png
 Ether Blast
Shoot a second bolt of energy at your target.
Redirect Arrow.png
Ether Clone.png
 Ether Clone
Deliver a damaging attack directly to your target. Summon a clone that casts Ether Bolt. Inflict torment instead if you have the maximum number of illusions.
Sword
Mind Slash.png
 Mind Slash
Slash your foe to make them vulnerable.
Redirect Arrow.png
Mind Gash.png
 Mind Gash
Gash your foe to make them vulnerable.
Redirect Arrow.png
Mind Spike.png
 Mind Spike
Stab your foe and rip a boon off of them. Does additional damage when the target has no boons.
Spear
Stab (mesmer skill).png
 Stab
Stab your foe.
Redirect Arrow.png
Jab (mesmer skill).png
 Jab
Jab your foe.
Redirect Arrow.png
Evasive Strike.png
 Evasive Strike
Evade while delivering a powerful final attack.

Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Necromancer[edit]

Dagger
Necrotic Slash.png
 Necrotic Slash
Slash your foe twice.
Redirect Arrow.png
Necrotic Slash.png
 Necrotic Stab
Strike your foe again.
Redirect Arrow.png
Necrotic Bite.png
 Necrotic Bite
Strike your foe and gain life force.
Scepter
Blood Curse.png
 Blood Curse
Bleed your foe.
Redirect Arrow.png
Rending Curse.png
 Rending Curse
Bleed your foe.
Redirect Arrow.png
Putrid Curse.png
 Putrid Curse
Poison and bleed your foe.
Spear
Cruel Strike.png
 Cruel Strike
Stab your foe.
Redirect Arrow.png
Wicked Strike.png
 Wicked Strike
Strike your foe again.
Redirect Arrow.png
Reaper's Scythe.png
 Reaper's Scythe
Reap life force from nearby foes.
Greatsword

(requires Reaper)

Dusk Strike.png
 Dusk Strike
Cleave foes in front of you.
Redirect Arrow.png
Fading Twilight.png
 Fading Twilight
Cleave foes in front of you again.
Redirect Arrow.png
Chilling Scythe.png
 Chilling Scythe
Strike foes and chill them.


Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Elementalist[edit]

Lightning Hammer
Lightning Swing.png
 Lightning Swing
Bash your foe.
Redirect Arrow.png
Static Swing.png
 Static Swing
Strike your foe again.
Redirect Arrow.png
Thunderclap (Lightning Hammer skill).png
 Thunderclap
Smash the ground and damage nearby foes.
Magnetic Shield (bundle)
Shield Smack.png
 Shield Smack
Smack your foe with the magnetic shield.
Redirect Arrow.png
Shield Smash.png
 Shield Smash
Smash your foe with the magnetic shield.
Redirect Arrow.png
Crippling Shield.png
 Crippling Shield
Throw your shield in a line, crippling struck foes. This attack deals bonus damage if you have barrier.
Sword

(requires Weaver)

Fire Attunement.png
 Fire Attunement
Fire Strike.png
 Fire Strike
Build elemental flames into your sword and strike your enemies.
Redirect Arrow.png
Fire Swipe.png
 Fire Swipe
Heat your sword a second time and strike your enemies for increased damage.
Redirect Arrow.png
Searing Slash (weaver).png
 Searing Slash
Heat your sword a final time and use the full power of your flames to sear enemies and ignite them.
Water Attunement.png
 Water Attunement
Seiche.png
 Seiche
Imbue your blade with water, healing yourself for each target you strike.
Redirect Arrow.png
Clapotis.png
 Clapotis
Deliver a second strike that heals you for each target it hits.
Redirect Arrow.png
Breaking Wave.png
 Breaking Wave
Strike your enemies and unleash a wave that heals allies.
Air Attunement.png
 Air Attunement
Charged Strike.png
 Charged Strike
Strike your foe with shocking force.
Redirect Arrow.png
Polaric Slash.png
 Polaric Slash
Deliver a second strike, gaining swiftness.
Redirect Arrow.png
Call Lightning.png
 Call Lightning
Deliver the final attack, calling lightning strikes onto enemies.
Earth Attunement.png
 Earth Attunement
Crystal Slash.png
 Crystal Slash
Strike your opponent with your serrated blade.
Redirect Arrow.png
Crystalline Strike.png
 Crystalline Strike
Attack enemies with a second vicious attack.
Redirect Arrow.png
Crystalline Sunder.png
 Crystalline Sunder
Unleash a final crushing blow.