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Warrior icon small.png Warrior (skill list)
Profession mechanic
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14387, 14512, 14513, 14514
0.75¾ Activation time  8 Recharge time  

Burst. Jump to the targeted location and slam your hammer down, damaging and stunning foes.

Damage.png Damage: 807 (2.0)?
Damage.png Damage: 275 (0.682)?
Stun.png Level 1 stun: 1 second
Stun.png Level 2 stun: 10.5½ seconds
Stun.png Level 3 stun: 2 seconds
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Radius.png Radius: 240
Combo.png Combo Finisher: Blast
Evade.png Defiance Break: 450[sic]
Range.png Range: 600

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Strength Strength

Arms Arms

Defense Defense

Tactics Tactics

Discipline Discipline

Berserker Berserker

Spellbreaker Spellbreaker

Bladesworn Bladesworn


The Defiance Break sums up all three levels: 100+150+200=450 instead of correctly displaying the level-depending value.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
October 04, 2022
  • Increased power coefficient from 0.01 to 0.682 in PvP and WvW.
September 13, 2022
  • Fixed an issue that caused this skill to do less damage than intended when used by spellbreakers.
August 23, 2022
  • (PvE only) Damage multiplier increased from 1 to 2.
February 28, 2022 End of Dragons release:
  • (Undocumented) Added tooltip fact Defiance Break.
July 07, 2020
  • Icons for daze and stun are now displayed in light purple in skill and trait tooltips.
February 26, 2020
  • Fixed a bug in which the spellbreaker's version of this skill did more damage than intended in PvP and WvW.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 1.0 to 0.01.
February 22, 2017
  • Fixed a bug that caused this skill to hit 10 targets at level 1 adrenaline.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Movement-speed adjustments no longer affect the intended travel distance.
  • Using a burst skill for your equipped weapon will now set the recharge of all adrenaline tiers of that burst skill.
  • The recharge of all burst skills has been reduced from 10 seconds to 8 seconds.
December 10, 2013
  • Reduced the damage by 20%.
  • Fixed the skill facts to indicate the damage increase when Burst Mastery is traited.
November 26, 2013
  • Fixed a bug where this skill would occasionally fail to consume adrenaline.
April 30, 2013
  • Fixed the attack radius to correctly match the ground targeted decal radius.
  • Added a radius skill fact.
  • Fixed the damage displayed in the skill fact at zero adrenaline to be consistent with the skill at all adrenaline levels.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Earthshaker has been added to the game.