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Elementalist icon small.png Elementalist (skill list)
Weapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngNo related skill available in slot 4No related skill available in slot 5
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0.75¾ Activation time  

Strike your foe with flame.

Damage.png Damage: 83 (0.225)?
Damage.png Damage: 68 (0.185)?
Damage.png Secondary Strike: 138 (0.375)?
Damage.png Secondary Strike: 103 (0.28)?
Burning.png Burning (10.5½s): 197 Damage
Burning.png Burning (1s): 131 Damage
Burning.png Secondary Burning (20.5½s): 328 Damage
Burning.png Secondary Burning (10.5½s): 197 Damage
Burning.png Secondary Burning (1s): 131 Damage
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 3
Radius.png Radius: 180
Range.png Range: 900

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Fire Fire


  • Attack speed is approximately 1.33 attacks per second, or 1 attack per 0.75 seconds.
  • The secondary strike spell is left on the ground from the initial strike and creates a visual effect which looks like a column of flames.
  • The secondary strike has a radius of 90 and detonates 1 sec after the initial hit.
  • The skill description does not specify if the (detonation) spell area is left on the ground or on the enemy.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
July 19, 2023
  • The first strike of this skill no longer inflicts burning in PvP only. Reduced the secondary burning duration from 1.5 seconds to 1 second in PvP only.
July 18, 2023
  • Reduced initial burning duration from 1.5 seconds to 1 second and the secondary burning duration from 2.5 seconds to 1.5 seconds in PvP and WvW.
November 30, 2022
  • Fixed an issue that allowed this skill to be used when the elementalist's line of sight was obstructed.
November 29, 2022
  • (Undocumented) Reduced power coefficient of the first strike from 0.45 to 0.225 in PvE and to 0.185 in PvP and WvW. Increased power coefficient of the second strike from 0.15 to 0.375 in PvE and to 0.28 in PvP and WvW. Reduced burning duration of the first strike from 3 seconds to 1.5 seconds. Increased burning duration of the second strike from 1 second to 2.5 seconds.
May 11, 2021
  • Total casting time reduced by 25%.
July 26, 2016
  • Upon successfully hitting an enemy, this skill now leaves behind a spell that detonates 1 second later.
    • This detonation has a radius of 90 and deals one-third of the strike damage and burning duration.
April 19, 2016
  • The cast point of this skill has been reduced by 0.2 seconds.
  • The aftercast delay of this ability has been reduced by 0.38 seconds.
September 29, 2015
  • Increased the damage by 33%.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Increased the burning duration from 2 seconds to 3 seconds.
September 25, 2012
  • Fixed bugs with Flamestrike and Ice Shards so they can't be fired behind the player.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Flamestrike has been added to the game.