Crippling Shot

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Crippling Shot

12 Recharge time  

Ranger tango icon 20px.png Ranger (skill list)
Short bow
Weapon slot 4
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Fire an arrow that cripples your target. If you are flanking or behind your target, immobilize them. Your pet's next three attacks inflict bleeding.

 Damage.png Damage: 293 (0.8)?
 Bleeding.png Bleeding (12s): 264 Damage
 Crippled.png Cripple (4s): -50% Movement Speed
 Immobile.png Immobilize (10.5½s): Unable to move.
 Combo.png Combo Finisher: Physical Projectile
 Range.png Range: 900

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

Skirmishing Skirmishing[edit]


  • When you use this skill your pet is buffed with Blood Thirst for 11 seconds.
  • Blood Thirst is applied when you activate the skill, not when its projectile hits a target.
  • The skill's bleeding fact is incorrect and displays the bleeding duration based off the Ranger's condition duration. The bleeding from Blood Thirst is 12 seconds.
  • While in beastmode, the player's next few attacks inflict bleeding.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
January 22, 2019
  • The pet's next three attacks will now only apply bleeding for each successful strike.
May 16, 2017
  • This trait now immobilizes if you are beside your target, in addition to when you are behind your target.
October 18, 2016
  • In addition to its existing functionality, this skill will now immobilize your foe for 1.5 seconds if you are behind them.
April 19, 2016
  • The cripple duration has been increased from 3 seconds to 4 seconds.
  • Base damage has been increased by 100%.
  • The pet bleeding duration has been increased from 6 seconds to 12 seconds.
June 25, 2013
  • Decreased the range to 900.
  • Increased the damage by 14%.
December 14, 2012
  • Increased the velocity of arrows fired from Short Bow and Longbow skills by 30%.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Crippling Shot has been added to the game.


  • Gwwlogo.png A Guild Wars skill bears the same name as this skill.
  • Before Beta Weekend Event 2, the first sentence of the description of this skill used to be "Shatter your foe's dreams of becoming an adventurer with a single arrow to the knee." This was a reference to a line of dialogue in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, wherein its town guards profess that they "used to be an adventurer", until they "took an arrow in the knee."