Fire Breath

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Fire Breath

Not available underwater  
Ranger icon small.png Ranger (skill list)
Salamander Drake
Pet (skill list)
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Not available underwater This skill has an underwater replacement: Boil (salamander drake)
10.5½ Activation time  
20 Recharge time
25 Recharge time
Fire Breath

Beast. Breathe a cone of fire that burns foes.

Damage.png Damage (5x): 2,585 (1.25)?
Burning.png5 Burning (3s): 1,965 Damage
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Range.png Range: 250

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Wilderness Survival Wilderness Survival

  • Carnivore CarnivoreSteal health from enemies when you or your pet disable them. Disables include stun, daze, knockback, pull, knockdown, sink, float, launch, taunt, and fear.
  • Poison Master Poison Master — Upon using a Beast ability, your pet's next attack will inflict poison; your poison damage is increased.

Nature Magic Nature Magic

Beastmastery Beastmastery

Soulbeast Soulbeast


  • After this skill's initial cast time, the attack itself is channeled over 1.5 seconds.
  • Pulses 5 times over the full duration of the channel, dealing damage and burning foes with each pulse.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
November 28, 2023
  • Reduced the cooldown from 30 seconds to 20 seconds in PvE and from 30 seconds to 25 seconds in WvW and PvP. Increased the burning duration from 1 second to 3 seconds.
September 13, 2022
  • Fixed an issue that caused the breath effect to display incorrectly.
April 30, 2013
  • Reduced cast time from 2.7 seconds to 1.5 seconds.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Fire Breath has been added to the game.