Drake's Breath

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Drake's Breath

Elementalist icon small.png Elementalist (skill list)
Main hand dagger
Weapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.png
Activ. type
Game link
10.5½ Activation time  
5 Recharge time
6 Recharge time
Drake's Breath

Spray a cone of fire at foes while on the move.

Damage.png Damage (4x): 1,172 (3.2)?
Damage.png Damage (4x): 644 (1.76)?
Burning.png4 Burning (4s): 2,096 Damage
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Range.png Range: 400

— In-game description

Players breathe fire while channeling the skill.

Related traits[edit]

Fire Fire

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
June 25, 2024
  • Reduced the casting time from 2.2 seconds to 1.6 seconds. Increased the power coefficient per strike from 0.4 to 0.44 in PvP and WvW.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient per strike from 0.7 to 0.4. Increased cooldown from 5 seconds to 6 seconds.
May 08, 2018
  • The burning duration is no longer split between game modes and will now use the higher 4-second duration in all modes.
May 16, 2017
  • Increased burn duration to 4 seconds and increased damage by 14% in PvE only.
October 18, 2016
  • The damage of this ability has been increased by 40%.
September 29, 2015
  • Decreased the burning duration from 3 seconds to 2.5 seconds.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Increased the burning duration from 2 seconds to 3 seconds.
January 27, 2015
  • Burning applied from this skill has been reduced from 3 seconds to 2 seconds per pulse.
September 09, 2014
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the damage from Drake's Breath from counting as a multihit attack.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Drake's Breath has been added to the game.