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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.

 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.
  • Actual activation time is 0.54 seconds.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
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.