Drake's Breath

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Drake's Breath

20.25¼ Activation time  5 Recharge time  

Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Elementalist (skill list)
Main hand dagger
Weapon slot 2
Activ. type
Game link
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Spray a cone of fire at foes while on the move.

 Damage.png Damage (4x): 1,172 (3.2)?
 Damage.png Damage (4x): 1,028 (2.8)?
 Burning.png4 Burning (4s): 2096 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]

Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Fire

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
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.