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]

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 your nearby allies. Completing this channel grants more health to your allies.
Sword
Zealot's Defense.png
 Zealot's Defense
Destroy ranged attacks while casting magical projectiles.
Torch
Cleansing Flame.png
 Cleansing Flame
Breathe magical flames that damage foes and cure conditions on allies.
Main-hand Mace
Protector's Strike.png
 Protector's Strike 1
Surround yourself and nearby allies with a shield. Damage foes that strike protected allies, and then apply boons in a radius.
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!"
Heal yourself and allies in a cone in front of you.
Shelter.png
 Shelter
Block attacks while healing.
Elite
Renewed Focus.png
 Renewed Focus
Focus, making yourself invulnerable and recharging your virtues.
Downed
Wrath.png
 Wrath
Focus a wrathful light ray on your foe. Hits enemies it passes through.

Dragonhunter tango icon 20px.png Dragonhunter[edit]

Longbow
Hunter's Ward.png
 Hunter's Ward
Form your arrow 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, warding you from attack. While the rift is open projectiles will hit nearby foes, blinding them.

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
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 incoming 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
Lash out with a flurry of strikes that destroys projectiles and shoots 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
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.
Weapon 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 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]

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
Block projectiles while damaging nearby foes.

Thief tango icon 20px.png Thief[edit]

Dual Pistol
Unload.png
 Unload
Blast your foe repeatedly with both pistols. Gain initiative if all attacks hit.
Sword+Pistol
Pistol Whip.png
 Pistol Whip
Pistol-whip your foe, stunning them, then slash repeatedly with your sword.
Elite
Dagger Storm.png
 Dagger Storm
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
Briefly block incoming attacks. Blocking an attack grants access to a retaliatory attack.
Fist Flurry.png
 Fist Flurry
Strike your enemy multiple times. If all attacks hit, gain access to Palm Strike.
Healing
Channeled Vigor.png
 Channeled Vigor
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
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
Heal yourself and cure a condition 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 target area. The number of final ice shards are increased per 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
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 longer recharge.
Overload Air.png
 Overload Air
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
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
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!"
Mists billow out of the player, healing allies that are in range.

Weaver tango icon 20px.png Weaver[edit]

Scepter
Plasma Beam.png
 Plasma Beam
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
Block the next attack and counter by inflicting torment and creating two 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
Block your foe and create an illusion when attacked.

Chronomancer tango icon 20px.png Chronomancer[edit]

Shield
Echo of Memory.png
 Echo of Memory
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
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.
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 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
Bandage.png
 Bandage
Call your allies for help. Restores health while you channel it.

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