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Dragon's Maw

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Dragon's Maw

Not available underwater  
Guardian icon small.png Guardian (skill list)
Dragonhunter icon small.png Dragonhunter
Training cost
25 Hero points
Game link
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0.5½ Activation time  40 Recharge time  
Dragon's Maw

Trap. Lay a trap that pulls enemies and creates a barrier that holds them in.

Damage.png Damage: 957 (3.6)?
Damage.png Damage: 3 (0.01)?
Slow.png Slow (4s): Skills and actions are slower.
Slow.png Slow (3s): Skills and actions are slower.
Duration.png Maw Barrier Duration: 4 seconds
Radius.png Trigger Radius: 180
Radius.png Attack Radius: 240
Radius.png Maw Barrier Radius: 120
Range.png Range: 180

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Valor Valor

Virtues Virtues

Dragonhunter Dragonhunter


  • The pull and ward effects each cause 150 Defiance bar damage.
  • There is a slight delay after the trap animation starts, it is possible to exit Dragon's maw in this duration.
  • It is possible to exit Dragon's Maw by dodging towards the edge and using Stun break during the knockdown animation.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
June 27, 2023
  • Reduced cooldown from 50 seconds to 40 seconds.
November 29, 2022
  • (PvE only): Reduced cooldown from 75 seconds to 50 seconds. Increased power coefficient from 2.4 to 3.6.
February 23, 2021
  • Fixed a bug in which the trap would be created at the incorrect location if the guardian moved during the arming time.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 2.5 to 0.01. Reduced might duration from 8 seconds to 6 seconds. Reduced slow duration from 4 seconds to 3 seconds. Reduced cooldown from 75 seconds to 50 seconds.
January 14, 2020
  • Traps now disappear without activating if their skill is unequipped.
January 26, 2016
  • Increased the barrier radius from 90 to 120.
  • Reduced barrier duration from 6 seconds to 4 seconds.
  • Updated the effects of this trap to cull less frequently.
November 17, 2015
  • Fixed an issue that caused the effects of this trap to fade early, leaving an invisible, impassable ring for a short time.
  • Reduced the visual noise on the effects associated with this skill.
October 29, 2015
  • Fixed a bug that caused this trap to last for 60 seconds instead of the full 5 minutes.
October 27, 2015
  • Increased the cooldown of this ability from 60 to 75 seconds.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Dragon's Maw has been added to the game.