Channeled skill

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Frost Volley has a 0.5½ second charging phase and 2 second active phase, firing 5 shots.
Churning Earth has an active phase that inflicts crippled and end effect.

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]

Weapon/Slot or State Skills 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 your nearby allies. Completing this channel grants more health to your allies.
Zealot's Defense.png
 Zealot's Defense
Destroy ranged attacks while casting magical projectiles.
Cleansing Flame.png
 Cleansing Flame
Breathe magical flames that damage foes and cure conditions on allies.
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!"
Heal yourself and allies in a cone in front of you.
Renewed Focus.png
 Renewed Focus
Focus, making yourself invulnerable and recharging your virtues.
Focus a wrathful light ray on your foe. Hits enemies it passes through.

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
Immobilize your foes with a flurry of bleeding strikes. Effect increases with adrenaline level.
Off-hand Axe
Whirling Axe.png
 Whirling Axe
Spin and attack nearby foes. You can move while spinning.
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.

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.
Weapon 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.

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

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.
Ether Renewal.png
 Ether Renewal
Heal yourself and cure a condition with every pulse.
Grasping Earth.png
 Grasping Earth
Immobilize your foe with hands erupting from the ground.

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.
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.
Deja Vu.png
 Deja Vu
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
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.
Life Leech.png
 Life Leech
Leech a foe's health to heal yourself.

Any tango icon 20px.png 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.

Related traits[edit]

Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Elementalist[edit]


Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Necromancer[edit]

Death Magic