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.

List of channeled skills[edit]

Weapon, bundle and transform skills[edit]

# Skill Weapon Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

Guardian tango icon 20px.png Guardian

3 Protector's Strike.png Protector's Strike Mace 30.75¾ 15 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.
3 Zealot's Defense.png Zealot's Defense Sword 0.5½ 15 Block ranged attacks while casting magical projectiles.
5 Cleansing Flame.png Cleansing Flame Torch 30.25¼ 15 Breathe magical flames that damage foes and cure conditions on allies. Inflicts burning on the final attack.
2 Whirling Wrath.png Whirling Wrath Greatsword 0.75¾ 8 Spin in place and swing your greatsword while hurling powerful projectiles.
4 Empower.png Empower Staff 20.5½ 20 Channel healing and might to nearby allies. Completing this channel grants more health to your allies.
2 Zealot's Flurry.png Zealot's Flurry Spear 1 6 Strike foes in front of you with a storm of jabs.

Dragonhunter tango icon 20px.png Dragonhunter

5 Hunter's Ward.png Hunter's Ward Longbow 1 40 Form your arrows into a barrier, and deal damage at the location.

Revenant tango icon 20px.png Revenant

3 Warding Rift.png Warding Rift Staff 10.5½ 12 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

5 Crystal Hibernation.png Crystal Hibernation Shield 3 25 Channel a shield from the Mists to protect you, blocking attacks and regenerating health.

Warrior tango icon 20px.png Warrior

5 Whirling Axe.png Whirling Axe Axe 30.5½ 15 Spin and attack nearby foes. You can move while spinning.
2 Counterblow.png Counterblow Mace 7 Block the next attack. Counter with an attack if you are in melee range. Gain adrenaline if not attacked.
5 Riposte.png Riposte Sword 20.25¼ 15 Block the next attack. Riposte and bleed your foe if you block a melee attack. Gain adrenaline if you are not attacked.
5 Shield Stance.png Shield Stance Shield 3 25 Block attacks.
2 Hundred Blades.png Hundred Blades Greatsword 30.5½ 8 Repeatedly strike multiple foes. The last strike does extra damage.
2 Volley.png Volley Rifle 20.5½ 5 Fire a volley of shots at your foe.
2 Mariner's Frenzy.png Mariner's Frenzy Spear 10.25¼ 8 Attack foes in front of you with a series of strikes.
5 Tsunami Slash.png Tsunami Slash Spear 20.75¾ 25 Spin forward and strike foes along the way.
F1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngFlurry.png Flurry Sword 0.5½ 8 Burst. Immobilize your foes with a flurry of bleeding strikes. Effect increases with adrenaline level.

Berserker tango icon 20px.png Berserker

F1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngFlaming Flurry.png Flaming Flurry Sword 20.5½ 5 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

5 Bladestorm.png Bladestorm Dagger 10.5½ 20 Unleash a flurry of attacks that damages foes and reflects projectiles coming from the front.

Engineer tango icon 20px.png Engineer

2 Poison Dart Volley.png Poison Dart Volley Pistol 10.75¾ 8 Fire a volley of darts that poison foes.
4 Magnetic Shield (engineer skill).png Magnetic Shield Shield 3 25 Create a magnetic field that reflects projectiles and can be released to knock back foes.
5 Static Shield.png Static Shield Shield 20.5½ 30 Electrify your shield, preparing to throw it at foes. Stun nearby enemies that attack you while blocking.
1 Flamethrower.png Flame Jet Flamethrower 20.25¼ Spray fire in a cone pattern while moving, burning foes on the final attack. Deals 10% bonus damage to burning targets.

Scrapper tango icon 20px.png Scrapper

2 Electro-whirl.png Electro-whirl Hammer 1 6 Spin around, reflecting missiles and hitting enemies.
4 Shock Shield.png Shock Shield Hammer 10.75¾ 18 Block attacks while striking foes in front of you, gaining barrier with each enemy you hit.

Holosmith tango icon 20px.png Holosmith

4 Photon Blitz.png Photon Blitz Engage Photon Forge 10.5½ 10 Fire multiple piercing blasts at your target.

Ranger tango icon 20px.png Ranger

5 Whirling Defense.png Whirling Defense Axe 30.25¼ 25 Spin your axes around you to attack nearby foes.
2 Rapid Fire.png Rapid Fire Longbow 20.5½ 10 Fire multiple arrows at your foe.
5 Barrage.png Barrage Longbow 20.25¼ 20 Barrage the target area with a hail of arrows that cripple.

Druid tango icon 20px.png Druid

1 Solar Beam.png Solar Beam Staff 10.25¼ Fire a concentrated beam of light, damaging the targeted foe and healing allies inside of the beam.
3 Ancestral Grace.png Ancestral Grace Staff 10.25¼ 18 Become a wisp of natural energy, traversing to the targeted location. When you reach the target, heal nearby allies and grant protection to your pet. Recharge is reduced if you heal another ally.
4 Rejuvenating Tides.png Rejuvenating Tides Celestial Avatar 20.75¾ 8 Celestial Avatar. Gather tidal force to rapidly heal nearby allies.
4 Rejuvenating Tides.png Rejuvenating Tides Celestial Avatar 20.75¾ 8 Celestial Avatar. Gather tidal force to rapidly heal nearby allies.
5 Natural Convergence.png Natural Convergence Celestial Avatar 20.5½ 10 Celestial Avatar. Channel your celestial powers, pulsing cripple and slow. Once the channel ends, any foes still within its radius will be trapped by a black hole, immobilizing them.
5 Natural Convergence.png Natural Convergence Celestial Avatar 20.25¼ 10 Celestial Avatar. Channel your celestial powers, pulsing cripple and slow. Once the channel ends, any foes still within its radius will be trapped by a black hole, immobilizing them.

Thief tango icon 20px.png Thief

3 Unload.png Unload (with offhand Pistol) Pistol 10.5½ 5 Dual Wield. Blast your foe repeatedly with both pistols. Gain initiative if all attacks hit.
3 Pistol Whip.png Pistol Whip (with offhand Pistol) Sword 0.75¾ 5 Dual Wield. Pistol-whip your foe, stunning them, then slash repeatedly with your sword.

Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Elementalist

Fire Attunement Fire Attunement
2 Drake's Breath.png Drake's Breath Dagger 20.25¼ 5 Spray a cone of fire at foes while on the move.
Water Attunement Water Attunement
2 Cone of Cold.png Cone of Cold Dagger 20.25¼ 10 Spray an icy blast in a cone that damages foes and heals allies.
Earth Attunement Earth Attunement
5 Churning Earth.png Churning Earth Dagger 2 30 Make the earth churn, crippling nearby foes before unleashing a seismic wave that damages and bleeds them.
Air Attunement Air Attunement
1 Arc Lightning.png Arc Lightning Scepter 30.5½ Cast an arc of electricity at your foe.
Earth Attunement Earth Attunement
1 Stone Shards.png Stone Shards Scepter 10.5½ Fling stone daggers at your foe to bleed them.
Fire Attunement Fire Attunement
5 Meteor Shower.png Meteor Shower Staff 30.75¾ 30 Call down a meteor shower onto the target area.
Damage is reduced per target each time they are struck by this ability.
2 Frost Volley.png Frost Volley Conjure Frost Bow 2 6 Rapidly fire at your foe, making them vulnerable with each hit. Damage is increased per stack of Water Arrow.
4 Frost Storm.png Frost Storm Conjure Frost Bow 20.75¾ 20 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.
2 Stone Sheath.png Stone Sheath Conjure Earth Shield 20.25¼ 8 Block the next attack and cause bleeding to foes around you. Gain Tectonic Shift if you successfully block an attack.
5 Fortify.png Fortify Conjure Earth Shield 3 30 Use magnetism to envelop yourself in a shield, becoming invulnerable.
1 Flame Wave.png Flame Wave Conjure Fiery Greatsword 20.75¾ Shoot a fireball at your foe with each swing.

Weaver tango icon 20px.png Weaver

Fire AttunementAir Attunement Fire + Air Attunement
3 Plasma Beam.png Plasma Beam Scepter 10.25¼ 18 Dual Attack. Fire a superheated jet of plasma at your foe.

Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer

2 Illusionary Counter.png Illusionary Counter Scepter 2 8 Clone. Block the next attack, and counter by inflicting torment and creating clones that cast Ether Bolt.
3 Confusing Images.png Confusing Images Scepter 20.25¼ 12 Channel a beam of energy that damages and confuses your foe.
2 Blurred Frenzy.png Blurred Frenzy Sword 1 10 Strike your foe with a flurry of strikes, distorting the space around you, making you evade attacks.
4 Illusionary Riposte.png Illusionary Riposte Sword 20.25¼ 12 Clone. Block your foe and create an illusion when attacked.
1 Spatial Surge.png Spatial Surge Greatsword 1 Shoot a beam at your foe. The farther away they are, the more damage you deal.

Chronomancer tango icon 20px.png Chronomancer

4 Echo of Memory.png Echo of Memory Shield 10.5½ 30 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.
4 ChainDeja Vu.png Deja Vu Shield 10.5½ 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

2 Ghastly Claws.png Ghastly Claws Axe 10.75¾ 8 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.
2 Life Siphon.png Life Siphon Dagger 10.75¾ 10 Siphon health from your foe. Healing effectiveness increases if you are bleeding. Damage increases if your foe is bleeding.
2 Wicked Spiral.png Wicked Spiral Spear 10.75¾ 8 Spin multiple times, dealing damage and applying vulnerability to each foe struck.
5 Frozen Abyss.png Frozen Abyss Trident 2 25 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.
4 Life Transfer.png Life Transfer Death Shroud 30.5½ 25 Shroud. Damage nearby foes and steal their life force.

Profession mechanic skills[edit]

# Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

Warrior tango icon 20px.png Warrior

F1 Flurry.png Flurry 0.5½ 8 Burst. Immobilize your foes with a flurry of bleeding strikes. Effect increases with adrenaline level.

Berserker tango icon 20px.png Berserker

F1 Flaming Flurry.png Flaming Flurry 20.5½ 5 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

F2 Full Counter.png Full Counter 10.5½ 8 Burst. Absorb the next attack against you and counterattack all foes around you. Foes struck by the counter attack are interrupted.

Tempest tango icon 20px.png Tempest

F1 Overload Fire.png Overload Fire 4 20 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.
F2 Overload Water.png Overload Water 4 20 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.
F3 Overload Air.png Overload Air 4 20 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.
F4 Overload Earth.png Overload Earth 4 20 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, utility and elite skills[edit]

Skill Underwater skills Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

Guardian tango icon 20px.png Guardian

Shelter.png Shelter 10.25¼ 30 Block attacks while healing.
Renewed Focus.png Renewed Focus 2 90 Meditation. Focus, making yourself invulnerable and recharging your virtues.
"Receive the Light!".png "Receive the Light!" Not available underwater 20.25¼ 30 Shout. Heal yourself and allies in a cone in front of you.

Willbender tango icon 20px.png Willbender

Flash Combo.png Flash Combo Not available underwater 0.75¾ 20 Physical. Shadowstep to your target and strike at them multiple times. If all attacks hit, gain access to Repose.
Whirling Light.png Whirling Light Not available underwater 10.25¼ 15 Physical. Lunge forward and perform a whirlwind kick, weakening and burning any foes left in your wake.

Thief tango icon 20px.png Thief

Dagger Storm.png Dagger Storm Not available underwater 20.75¾ 90 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

Channeled Vigor.png Channeled Vigor Not available underwater 0.75¾ 20 Physical. Channel your energy to gain endurance and health per pulse. Heal for more if your endurance is full.
Bandit's Defense.png Bandit's Defense Not available underwater 10.5½ 20 Physical. Briefly block incoming attacks. Blocking an attack grants access to a retaliatory attack.
Fist Flurry.png Fist Flurry Not available underwater 1 20 Physical. Strike your enemy multiple times. If all attacks hit, gain access to Palm Strike.

Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Elementalist

Ether Renewal.png Ether Renewal Not available underwater 20.75¾ 18 Cantrip. Cure a condition and heal yourself with every pulse.

Tempest tango icon 20px.png Tempest

"Wash the Pain Away!".png "Wash the Pain Away!" 10.5½ 20 Shout. Mists billow from you, healing allies in range and cleansing conditions on the final pulse.

Common skills[edit]

Special action skills[edit]

# Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Dirge of Balthazar.png Dirge of Balthazar 3 0 Applies Turning the Tide to all creatures in the area of effect.

Enemies affected by the following:
  Incoming damage increased,
  Constant burning damage,
  Burning damage increased while moving.

Allies affected by the following:
  Increased crit chance,
  Increased endurance regeneration,
  Incoming damage lowered.
Dirge of Dwayna.png Dirge of Dwayna 3 0 Applies Preservation of Life to all allies in the area of effect.

Fallen allies are revived.
All allies will auto-revive the next time they fall.

There is a modest countdown before the auto-revive kicks in. If you are revived by other means before the countdown finishes, the effect is not expended.
Dirge of Grenth.png Dirge of Grenth 3 0 Applies Breath of the Mist to all creatures in the area of effect.

Enemies affected by the following:
  Skills and actions take longer to complete
  Movement is slowed,
  Skills take longer to recharge.

Allies affected by the following:
  Skills and actions complete more quickly,
  Movement speed is increased,
  Incoming critical hits trigger protection.
Dirge of Lyssa.png Dirge of Lyssa 3 0 Applies Own Worst Enemy to all creatures in the area of effect.

Enemies suffer from a 50% chance to fumble all attacks while under the effect.

Affected allies split incoming damage 50/50 with whatever attacked them while under effects of Own Worst Enemy.

If the attacker is also affected by Your Own Worst Enemy, 100% of the damage is reflected back to the attacker and the player takes no damage from that attack.
Dirge of Melandru.png Dirge of Melandru 3 0 Applies Wild Growth to all creatures in the area of effect.

Attacks made against enhanced allies trigger Retaliation and Bleeding.

As the performer of this dirge, you also benefit from a summoned mushroom spike thrower that will fight for you.

Weapon skills[edit]

# Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
4 Bandage.png Bandage 490.25¼ 5 Call your allies for help. Restores health while you channel it.
2 Drop Bucket.png Catch Fireball 30.75¾ 5 Used to catch falling molten rocks from the caldera.
5 Channeled Agony.png Channeled Agony 2 60 Steel yourself and channel a burst of spectral agony to foes within range.
5 Arc Lightning.png Charged Particle Beam. 7 20 Hold down to damage target.
3 Consume Bloodstone Fragment.png Consume Bloodstone Fragment 0.25¼ 30 Consume the bloodstone fragment to acquire unbound magic and apply boons to yourself.
2 Poison Dart Volley.png Dart Volley 10.75¾ 5 Fire a barrage of unpoisoned darts.
1 Do (Super Adventure Box).png Do 1
5 Detonate Mine Field.png Eject Coolant 110.75¾ 120 Ejects hardened coolant in the form of potentially harmful particles. Do not stand near device during this process.
3 Gatling Fists.png Gatling Fists 7 18 Shoot a barrage of missiles at target foe.
4 Gatling Fists.png Gatling Fists 5 15 Shoot a barrage of missiles at target foe.
3 Melt.png Melt 7 You melt into a puddle of green liquid.
3 Mi (Super Adventure Box).png Mi 1
1 Fumigate.png Poison Spray 20.25¼ Spray Lionguard solvent in a cone pattern while on the move, inflicting conditions on the final attack.
5 Throw Ley Energy.png Power-Save Mode 1 30 Enter Powersave Mode. While in Powersave Mode, you are unable to move or attack, but you resist attacks, stop using power, and convert Brand shards into power more efficiently.
2 Re (Super Adventure Box).png Re 1
2 Spray and Pray.png Spray and Pray 50.5½ 2 Ignite chopper fuel for a makeshift flamethrower. Applies burning on the final attack and deals 10% bonus damage to burning targets.
3 Whirling Assault.png Whirling Assault 6 30 Spin the upper portion of hazmat suit, knocking back foes.
3 Whirling Defense.png Whirling Defense 40.25¼ 15 Block projectiles while damaging nearby foes.
2 Whirling Inferno.png Whirling Inferno 50.5½ 6 Spin around releasing jets of flame to damage your foes.
2 Whirling Wrath.png Whirling Sparks 0.75¾ 10 Thrash foes around you in a spinning frenzy while flinging projectiles.