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Deflecting Shot

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Deflecting Shot

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0.75¾ Activation time  10 Recharge time  
Deflecting Shot

Fire a missile that knocks back enemies and blocks missiles.

Damage.png Damage: 693 (1.8)?
Damage.png Damage: 4 (0.01)?
Miscellaneous effect.png Blocks Missiles
Knockback.png Knockback: 300
Blinded.png Blindness (4s): Next outgoing attack misses.
Radius.png Radius: 120
Pierces.png Pierces
Combo.png Combo Finisher: Physical Projectile
Evade.png Defiance Break: 150
Range.png Range: 1,200
Unblockable.png Unblockable

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Virtues Virtues

Dragonhunter Dragonhunter

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 28, 2022 End of Dragons release:
  • (Undocumented) Added tooltip fact Defiance Break.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • This skill now knocks back foes, and its animation has been slowed down so the arrow is fired at 0.74 seconds (up from 0.28 seconds). Reduced power coefficient from 1.8 to 0.01 in PvP and WvW.
July 16, 2019
  • This skill no longer deals bonus damage if a missile is reflected. Increased base damage by 80%.
April 23, 2019
  • Skills that destroy missiles will now block missiles instead.
February 22, 2017
  • The missile hitbox has been improved.
April 19, 2016
  • The base damage of this skill has been increased by 17%.
November 17, 2015
  • Added unblockable as a skill fact.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Deflecting Shot has been added to the game.