Crushing Blow

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Crushing Blow

Warrior icon small.png Warrior (skill list)
Off hand mace
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0.75¾ Activation time  12 Recharge time  
Crushing Blow

Crush your opponent's armor, leaving them vulnerable and gaining might. Vulnerability and might stacks doubled if you hit a disabled foe.
Disables include stun, daze, knockback, pull, knockdown, sink, float, launch, taunt, and fear.

Damage.png Damage: 825 (2.25)?
Damage.png Damage: 642 (1.75)?
Might.png5 Might (6s): 150 Condition Damage, 150 Power
Vulnerability.png10 Vulnerability (6s): +10% Incoming Damage, +10% Incoming Condition Damage
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 3
Range.png Range: 130

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Strength Strength

Defense Defense

Tactics Tactics


Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
November 28, 2023
  • Increased the power coefficient from 1.5 to 2.25 in PvE and from 1.5 to 1.75 in PvP and WvW. Increased the might stacks from 3 to 5. Reduced the cooldown from 15 seconds to 12 seconds.
July 07, 2020
  • Reduced vulnerability stacks from 15 to 10. Now also grants 3 stacks of might for 6 seconds when it hits. If this attack strikes a foe suffering from control effects, the might gain and vulnerability application are doubled.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Increased cooldown from 12 seconds to 15 seconds.
May 08, 2018
  • The vulnerability stacks applied by this skill are no longer split between game modes and will now inflict 15 stacks of vulnerability for 6 second in all modes in addition to using the 25% increased damage values.
March 27, 2018
  • Increased damage by 25% in PvP and WvW.
  • Adjusted vulnerability applied from 10 stacks for 10 seconds to 15 stacks for 6 seconds in PvP and WvW.
January 26, 2016
  • The recharge of this skill has been reduced from 15 seconds to 12 seconds and its damage has been increased by 20%.
November 04, 2014
  • Increased the number of vulnerability applications that this skill applies from 4 to 10.
June 25, 2013
  • Reduced the aftercast by .2 seconds.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Crushing Blow has been added to the game.