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Drop the Hammer

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Drop the Hammer

Revenant icon small.png Revenant (skill list)
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0.5½ Activation time  10 Energy  15 Recharge time  
Drop the Hammer

Summon a massive hammer from the Mists to strike the ground. Recharge Coalescence of Ruin if you strike an enemy.

Damage.png Damage: 1,090 (2.7)?
Damage.png Damage: 4 (0.01)?
Knockdown.png Knockdown: 3 seconds
Knockdown.png Knockdown: 2 seconds
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Radius.png Radius: 240
Combo.png Combo Finisher: Blast
Evade.png Defiance Break: 200
Range.png Range: 1,200

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Retribution Retribution

Salvation Salvation

Renegade Renegade


  • Due to the delay between activation and actual impact of this skill, if Coalescence of Ruin is cast immediately after Drop the Hammer, the hammer will strike just after Coalescence of Ruin finishes casting, immediately recharging it.


Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
March 19, 2024
  • This skill now has a shorter casting time to summon the mist hammer, which still strikes after a delay. This skill now also recharges Coalescence of Ruin if it hits.
November 28, 2023
  • Increased the power coefficient from 2.3 to 2.7 in PvE only. Increased the knockdown duration from 2 seconds to 3 seconds in PvE and PvP.
August 23, 2022
  • (PvE only) Damage multiplier increased from 1.5 to 2.3.
February 28, 2022 End of Dragons release:
  • (Undocumented) Added tooltip fact Defiance Break.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 1.5 to 0.01.
April 23, 2019
  • This skill now displays a red ring visual effect to enemies. Fixed a bug in which this skill would rarely display its effects a second time.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Drop the Hammer has been added to the game.