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Disambig icon.png This article is about the class of weapon. For the specific weapon sold by NPC weaponsmiths, see Focus (weapon).


Chimeric Prism Focus concept art.jpg

Focus concept art.

The focus is an off-hand only weapon. Foci are primarily used by scholar professions and are characterized by having powerful defensive skills and utility.

Skills by profession[edit]

# Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

Guardian icon small.png Guardian

4 Ray of Judgment.png Ray of Judgment 0.75¾ 20 Infuse your foe with the light of judgment, inflicting damage each interval if they are initially struck.
5 Shield of Wrath.png Shield of Wrath 35 Create a shield to block the next three attacks. If the shield is not destroyed, it explodes and damages nearby foes.

Elementalist icon small.png Elementalist

Fire Attunement Fire Attunement
4 Flamewall.png Flamewall 0.75¾ 20 Create a wall of flame at the target area that burns foes.
5 Fire Shield.png Fire Shield 25 Envelop yourself in a fiery shield that burns foes and grants might each time you are struck (cooldown of 1 second per attacker).
5 ChainTransmute Fire.png Transmute Fire 0.5½ 10 Use the energy of the fire aura to cause an explosion, damaging enemies and benefiting allies.
Water Attunement Water Attunement
4 Freezing Gust.png Freezing Gust 0.5½ 25 Chill your foe for a brief time.
5 Comet.png Comet 0.75¾ 25 Drop a comet of ice on target foe, damaging and dazing foes in the area.
Air Attunement Air Attunement
4 Swirling Winds.png Swirling Winds 0.5½ 30 Create a swirling wind that blocks projectiles.
5 Gale.png Gale 0.75¾ 40 Knock down your foe with a charged wind blast.
Earth Attunement Earth Attunement
4 Magnetic Wave.png Magnetic Wave 25 Damage foes, cure three of your conditions, and reflect projectiles with a magnetic surge.
5 Obsidian Flesh.png Obsidian Flesh 3 50 Envelop yourself in stony armor, making yourself invulnerable.

Mesmer icon small.png Mesmer

4 Temporal Curtain.png Temporal Curtain 0.25¼ 25 Create a wall of energy that grants swiftness to allies who cross it and cripples foes who touch it. Allies may cross the wall more than once but receive less swiftness after the first crossing.
4 ChainVortex.png Into the Void Shatter your Temporal Curtain, pulling nearby enemies toward its position.
5 Phantasmal Warden.png Phantasmal Warden 0.5½ 20 Phantasm. Create a phantasm that throws axes at nearby targets and creates a defensive bubble, protecting itself and allies from projectiles.

Necromancer icon small.png Necromancer

4 Soul Grasp.png Soul Grasp 0.5½ 3 Release a disembodied hand to draw life force from your foe.
5 Spinal Shivers.png Spinal Shivers 1 16 Chill your target and remove up to three boons, dealing extra damage based on the number of boons removed.

Related traits[edit]

Trait skills that are related to focus skills

Weapon strength[edit]

See also: Weapon strength

Related achievements[edit]

See also[edit]

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