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Ranger icon small.png Ranger (skill list)
Short bow
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Fire an arrow that bleeds your target. Attacks are stronger from behind or from the side or against defiant foes.

Damage.png Damage: 183 (0.5)?
Damage.png Damage: 98 (0.266)?
Bleeding.png Bleeding (3s): 66 Damage
Bleeding.png Bleeding (2s): 44 Damage
Bleeding.png Bleeding (10.5½s): 33 Damage
Range.png Range: 900
Combo.png Combo Finisher: Physical Projectile (20% chance)

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Marksmanship Marksmanship

  • Farsighted Farsighted — Ranger weapon skills deal increased strike damage. Damage is further increased for foes above the range threshold.

Skirmishing Skirmishing

Soulbeast Soulbeast


Gwwlogo.png The Guild Wars Wiki has an article on Crossfire.
  • Base attack speed is approximately once every 0.52 seconds, and once every 0.36 seconds with quickness.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
June 27, 2023
  • All effects that benefit when the player strikes from the flank or from behind now always apply their benefits when striking defiant foes.
June 30, 2022
  • Increased damage multiplier from 0.4 to 0.5 in PvE only. Bleed duration when not flanking increased from 1.5 seconds to 2 seconds in PvE only.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 0.4 to 0.266.
October 19, 2016
  • Fixed a bug that caused this ability to give the lower bleeding value regardless of positioning.
October 18, 2016
  • This ability will now bleed foes for 1.5 seconds when they're struck from the front.
June 25, 2013
  • Decreased the range to 900.
December 14, 2012
  • Increased the velocity of arrows fired from Short Bow and Longbow skills by 30%.
October 07, 2012
  • Increased casting time by 40 milliseconds.
    • This was done to fix some glitches in the animation that caused problems with this skill.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Crossfire has been added to the game.


  • Crossfire's name has gone back and forth between being spelt with and without a space in development.
    • Crossfire―August 2012-Present
    • Cross Fire―March 2011-August 2012
    • Crossfire―Unknown-August 2012