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Ghastly Claws has a 0.75¾ second charging phase and 1 second active phase.
Unload only has an active phase.

Channeled skills are a skill type that activate over a period of time. These skills can be spotted by a yellow activation bar that fills when the skill is activated. The thin portion of the activation indicates the charging portion while the wide bar indicates the active portion. Channeled skills can vary greatly on what happens during the charging phase, active phase, and end effect. For the active portion, the skill pulses periodically for the number of times indicated in the tooltip. Canceling a skill during the charging phase will cause the skill to go on a 4 second recharge while canceling during the active phase will put the skill on full cooldown. Some skills such as Meteor Shower, Churning Earth, and Empower do not display the charging and active phases, but simply display the thin bar.

Channeled skills[edit]

Type Skil Description

Guardian tango icon 20px.png Guardian[edit]

Whirling Wrath.png
 Whirling Wrath
Spin in place and swing your greatsword while hurling powerful projectiles.
Channel healing and might to nearby allies. Completing this channel grants more health to your allies.
Zealot's Defense.png
 Zealot's Defense
Block ranged attacks while casting magical projectiles.
Cleansing Flame.png
 Cleansing Flame
Breathe magical flames that damage foes and cure conditions on allies. Inflicts burning on the final attack.
Main-hand Mace
Protector's Strike.png
 Protector's Strike 1
Protect allies from the next incoming attack against them, and lash out when attacked, granting boons to nearby allies and fully charging the passive burning effect.
Zealot's Flurry.png
 Zealot's Flurry
Strike foes in front of you with a storm of jabs.
"Receive the Light!".png
 "Receive the Light!"
Shout. Heal yourself and allies in a cone in front of you.
Block attacks while healing.
Renewed Focus.png
 Renewed Focus
Meditation. Focus, making yourself invulnerable and recharging your virtues.
Focus a wrathful light ray on your foe.

Dragonhunter tango icon 20px.png Dragonhunter[edit]

Hunter's Ward.png
 Hunter's Ward
Form your arrows into a barrier, and deal damage at the location.

Revenant tango icon 20px.png Revenant[edit]

Warding Rift.png
 Warding Rift
Create a rift from the Mists that blocks incoming attacks. When the rift closes it blinds foes in front of you.

Herald tango icon 20px.png Herald[edit]

Crystal Hibernation.png
 Crystal Hibernation
Channel a shield from the Mists to protect you, blocking attacks and regenerating health.

Warrior tango icon 20px.png Warrior[edit]

Hundred Blades.png
 Hundred Blades
Repeatedly strike multiple foes. The last strike does extra damage.
Fire a volley of shots at your foe.
Main-hand Sword
Burst. Immobilize your foes with a flurry of bleeding strikes. Effect increases with adrenaline level.
Main-hand Mace
 Counterblow 1
Block the next attack. Counter with an attack if you are in melee range. Gain adrenaline if not attacked.
Off-hand Axe
Whirling Axe.png
 Whirling Axe
Spin and attack nearby foes. You can move while spinning.
Off-hand Sword
 Riposte 1
Block the next attack. Riposte and bleed your foe if you block a melee attack. Gain adrenaline if you are not attacked.
Shield Stance.png
 Shield Stance
Block attacks.
Mariner's Frenzy.png
 Mariner's Frenzy
Attack foes in front of you with a series of strikes.
Tsunami Slash.png
 Tsunami Slash
Spin forward and strike foes along the way.

Berserker tango icon 20px.png Berserker[edit]

Main-hand Sword
Flaming Flurry.png
 Flaming Flurry
Primal Burst. Lash out with a flurry of strikes that block missiles and shoot fireballs at foes in front of you.

Spellbreaker tango icon 20px.png Spellbreaker[edit]

Off-hand Dagger
Unleash a flurry of attacks that damages foes and reflects projectiles coming from the front.
Profession mechanic
Full Counter.png
 Full Counter 1
Burst. Absorb the next attack against you and counterattack all foes around you. Foes struck by the counter attack are interrupted.

Engineer tango icon 20px.png Engineer[edit]

Main-hand Pistol
Poison Dart Volley.png
 Poison Dart Volley
Fire a volley of darts that poison foes.
Engineering Kit Flamethrower
 Flame Jet
Spray fire in a cone pattern while moving, burning foes on the final attack. Deals 10% bonus damage to burning targets.
Magnetic Shield (engineer skill).png
 Magnetic Shield
Create a magnetic field that reflects projectiles and can be released to push back foes.
Static Shield.png
 Static Shield
Electrify your shield, preparing to throw it at foes. If you are hit, the shield discharges, stunning your nearby attacker.

Scrapper tango icon 20px.png Scrapper[edit]

Spin around, reflecting missiles and hitting enemies.
Shock Shield.png
 Shock Shield
Block attacks while striking foes in front of you, gaining barrier with each enemy you hit.

Holosmith tango icon 20px.png Holosmith[edit]

Photon Forge
Photon Blitz.png
 Photon Blitz
Fire multiple piercing blasts at your target.

Ranger tango icon 20px.png Ranger[edit]

Rapid Fire.png
 Rapid Fire
Fire multiple arrows at your foe.
Barrage the target area with a hail of arrows that cripple.
Off-hand Axe
Whirling Defense.png
 Whirling Defense
Block projectiles while damaging nearby foes.

Thief tango icon 20px.png Thief[edit]

Dual Pistol
Dual Wield. Blast your foe repeatedly with both pistols. Gain initiative if all attacks hit.
Pistol Whip.png
 Pistol Whip
Dual Wield. Pistol-whip your foe, stunning them, then slash repeatedly with your sword.
Dagger Storm.png
 Dagger Storm
Trick. Spin around, reflecting projectiles and throwing daggers that cripple and bleed nearby foes. You can move while spinning.

Daredevil tango icon 20px.png Daredevil[edit]

Bandit's Defense.png
 Bandit's Defense 1
Physical. Briefly block incoming attacks. Blocking an attack grants access to a retaliatory attack.
Fist Flurry.png
 Fist Flurry
Physical. Strike your enemy multiple times. If all attacks hit, gain access to Palm Strike.
Channeled Vigor.png
 Channeled Vigor
Physical. Channel your energy to gain endurance and health per pulse. Heal for more if your endurance is full.

Deadeye tango icon 20px.png Deadeye[edit]

Double Tap.png
 Double Tap
Fire two bullets that grant might if they hit your target.
Three Round Burst.png
 Three Round Burst
Kneel. Fire three bullets that grant might if they hit your target.

Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Elementalist[edit]

Main-hand Dagger
Cone of Cold.png
 Cone of Cold
Spray an icy blast in a cone that damages foes and heals allies.
Drake's Breath.png
 Drake's Breath
Spray a cone of fire at foes while on the move.
Arc Lightning.png
 Arc Lightning
Cast an arc of electricity at your foe.
Stone Shards.png
 Stone Shards
Fling stone daggers at your foe to bleed them.
Off-hand Dagger
Churning Earth.png
 Churning Earth
Make the earth churn, crippling nearby foes before unleashing a seismic wave that damages and bleeds them.
Meteor Shower.png
 Meteor Shower
Call down a meteor shower onto the target area. Damage is reduced per target each time they are struck by this ability.
Ether Renewal.png
 Ether Renewal
Cantrip. Cure a condition and heal yourself with every pulse.
Grasping Earth.png
 Grasping Earth
Immobilize your foe with hands erupting from the ground.
Conjure Earth Shield
Stone Sheath.png
 Stone Sheath 1
Block the next attack and cause bleeding to foes around you. Gain Tectonic Shift if you successfully block an attack.
Use magnetism to envelop yourself in a shield, becoming invulnerable.
Conjure Frost Bow
Frost Volley.png
 Frost Volley
Rapidly fire at your foe, making them vulnerable with each hit. Damage is increased per stack of Water Arrow.
Frost Storm.png
 Frost Storm
Call down an ice storm on the targeted area. The number of final ice shards are increased for each stack of Water Arrow. Damage is reduced per target each time foes are struck by this skill.
Conjure Fiery Greatsword
Flame Wave.png
 Flame Wave
Shoot a fireball at your foe with each swing.

Tempest tango icon 20px.png Tempest[edit]

Profession mechanic
Overload Fire.png
 Overload Fire
Overload. Unleash all flames you've accumulated, searing enemies and strengthening allies. Finishing the cast leaves a tornado behind. Using this skill causes the attunement to have a longer recharge.
Overload Air.png
 Overload Air
Overload. Use your air magic to summon a nimbus that repeatedly strikes nearby enemies. When this ability is complete, imbue your allies with electricity and create a lingering static region that strikes enemies at the same interval. Using this skill causes the attunement to have a longer recharge.
Overload Water.png
 Overload Water
Overload. Create a surge of accumulated water magic, healing and cleansing allies. When the cast ends, heal the area and apply regeneration. Using this skill causes the attunement to have a longer recharge.
Overload Earth.png
 Overload Earth
Overload. Ride your stored earth magic around, granting protection to other allies you move over and crippling enemies, then deliver a final immobilizing blast of power to the area, leaving behind a dust cyclone that delivers the same effects as the overload. Using this skill causes the attunement to have a longer recharge.
"Wash the Pain Away!".png
 "Wash the Pain Away!"
Shout. Mists billow from you, healing allies in range and cleansing conditions on the final pulse.

Weaver tango icon 20px.png Weaver[edit]

Plasma Beam.png
 Plasma Beam
Dual Attack. Fire a superheated jet of plasma at your foe.

Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer[edit]

Spatial Surge.png
 Spatial Surge
Shoot a beam at your foe. The farther away they are, the more damage you deal.
Confusing Images.png
 Confusing Images
Channel a beam of energy that damages and confuses your foe.
Illusionary Counter.png
 Illusionary Counter 1
Clone. Block the next attack, and counter by inflicting torment and creating clones that cast Ether Bolt.
Main-hand Sword
Blurred Frenzy.png
 Blurred Frenzy
Strike your foe with a flurry of strikes, distorting the space around you, making you evade attacks.
Off-hand Sword
Illusionary Riposte.png
 Illusionary Riposte 1
Clone. Block your foe and create an illusion when attacked.

Chronomancer tango icon 20px.png Chronomancer[edit]

Echo of Memory.png
 Echo of Memory
Phantasm. Block incoming attacks for a short duration. If this skill fully channels, summon a phantasm that slows enemies and grants protection to allies. If an attack is blocked, Deja Vu is usable for a short time.
Deja Vu.png
 Deja Vu
Phantasm. Block incoming attacks for a short duration. If this skill fully channels, summon a phantasm that slows enemies and grants protection to allies.

Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Necromancer[edit]

Death Shroud
Life Transfer.png
 Life Transfer
Shroud. Damage nearby foes and steal their life force.
Ghastly Claws.png
 Ghastly Claws
Summon spectral claws to slash your foe in a quick flurry of strikes, gaining life force per strike. This attack deals increased damage per stack of vulnerability on your target.
Main-hand Dagger
Life Siphon.png
 Life Siphon
Siphon health from your foe. Healing effectiveness increases if you are bleeding. Damage increases if your foe is bleeding.
Wicked Spiral.png
 Wicked Spiral
Spin multiple times, dealing damage and applying vulnerability to each foe struck.
Frozen Abyss.png
 Frozen Abyss
Create a continually expanding field near you that applies chill and vulnerability to enemies and deals damage when it ends. Fire Crimson Tide on each pulse at enemies within the maximum range.
Life Leech.png
 Life Leech
Leech health from a foe to heal yourself.

Common Common[edit]

Hazmat Suit
Gatling Fists.png
 Gatling Fists
Shoot a barrage of missiles at target foe.
Downed or Drowning
Call your allies for help. Restores health while you channel it.

1 Successfully blocking an attack with this skill will end the channel early