Channeled skill

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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]

Greatsword Whirling Wrath.png Whirling Wrath Spin in place and swing your greatsword while hurling powerful projectiles.
Staff Empower.png Empower Channel healing and might to nearby allies. Completing this channel grants more health to your allies.
Sword Zealot's Defense.png Zealot's Defense Block ranged attacks while casting magical projectiles.
Torch 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.
Spear Zealot's Flurry.png Zealot's Flurry Strike foes in front of you with a storm of jabs.
Healing "Receive the Light!".png "Receive the Light!" Shout. Heal yourself and allies in a cone in front of you.
Shelter.png Shelter Block attacks while healing.
Elite Renewed Focus.png Renewed Focus Meditation. Focus, making yourself invulnerable and recharging your virtues.
Downed Wrath.png Wrath Focus a wrathful light ray on your foe.

Dragonhunter tango icon 20px.png Dragonhunter[edit]

Longbow 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]

Staff 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]

Shield 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]

Greatsword Hundred Blades.png Hundred Blades Repeatedly strike multiple foes. The last strike does extra damage.
Rifle Volley.png Volley Fire a volley of shots at your foe.
Main-hand Sword Flurry.png Flurry Burst. Immobilize your foes with a flurry of bleeding strikes. Effect increases with adrenaline level.
Main-hand Mace Counterblow.png 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.png 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 Shield Stance.png Shield Stance Block attacks.
Spear 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 Bladestorm.png Bladestorm 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 Flamethrower.png Flame Jet Spray fire in a cone pattern while moving, burning foes on the final attack. Deals 10% bonus damage to burning targets.
Shield Magnetic Shield (engineer skill).png Magnetic Shield Create a magnetic field that reflects projectiles and can be released to knock back foes.
Static Shield.png Static Shield Electrify your shield, preparing to throw it at foes. Stun nearby enemies that attack you while blocking.

Scrapper tango icon 20px.png Scrapper[edit]

Hammer Electro-whirl.png Electro-whirl 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]

Longbow Rapid Fire.png Rapid Fire Fire multiple arrows at your foe.
Longbow Barrage.png Barrage Barrage the target area with a hail of arrows that cripple.
Off-hand Axe Whirling Defense.png Whirling Defense Spin your axes around you to attack nearby foes.

Thief tango icon 20px.png Thief[edit]

Dual Pistol Unload.png Unload Dual Wield. Blast your foe repeatedly with both pistols. Gain initiative if all attacks hit.
Sword+Pistol Pistol Whip.png Pistol Whip Dual Wield. Pistol-whip your foe, stunning them, then slash repeatedly with your sword.
Elite 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]

Utility 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.
Healing 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]

Rifle 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.
Scepter 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.
Staff 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.
Healing Ether Renewal.png Ether Renewal Cantrip. Cure a condition and heal yourself with every pulse.
Downed 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.
Fortify.png Fortify 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 your flames, granting might to allies and burning enemies. Finishing the cast creates a tornado that continues to grant might and burn foes. 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.
Healing "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]

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

Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer[edit]

Greatsword Spatial Surge.png Spatial Surge Shoot a beam at your foe. The farther away they are, the more damage you deal.
Scepter 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]

Shield 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.
Axe 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.
Spear Wicked Spiral.png Wicked Spiral Spin multiple times, dealing damage and applying vulnerability to each foe struck.
Trident 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.
Downed 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 Bandage.png Bandage Call your allies for help. Restores health while you channel it.
Channeled Agony.png Channeled Agony Steel yourself and channel a burst of spectral agony to foes within range.

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