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Core Cleave

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Core Cleave.png

Core Cleave

Guardian icon small.png Guardian (skill list)
Firebrand icon small.png Firebrand
Main hand axe
Weapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngNo related skill available in slot 4No related skill available in slot 5
Activ. type
Core Cleave.png
 → Bleeding Edge.png → Searing Slash (firebrand).png
Game link
0.5½ Activation time  
Core Cleave

Cleave at your enemy with a physical and a magical axe.

Damage.png Damage (2x): 264 (0.72)?
Damage.png Damage (2x): 176 (0.48)?
Bleeding.png2 Bleeding (1s): 44 Damage
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 3
Range.png Range: 130

— In-game description


  • This skill cleaves.
  • The full chain completes in 2.85 seconds ± 0.02 seconds.

Related traits[edit]

Firebrand Firebrand

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficients from 0.72/0.72/2.4 to 0.48/0.48/1.6.
December 12, 2017
  • This skill has had its animation reviewed and now completes slightly faster than before.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Core Cleave has been added to the game.