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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 tango icon 20px.png Guardian[edit]

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.
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 tango icon 20px.png Elementalist[edit]

Fire Attunement.png
 Fire Attunement
0.75¾ 20 Create a wall of flame at the target area that burns foes.
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 Chain
Transmute Fire.png
 Transmute Fire
0.5½ 8 Use the energy of the fire aura to cause an explosion, damaging enemies and benefiting allies.
Water Attunement.png
 Water Attunement
Freezing Gust.png
 Freezing Gust
0.5½ 25 Chill your foe for a brief time.
0.75¾ 25 Drop a comet of ice on target foe, damaging and dazing foes in the area.
Air Attunement.png
 Air Attunement
Swirling Winds.png
 Swirling Winds
0.5½ 30 Create a swirling wind that blocks projectiles.
0.75¾ 40 Knock down your foe with a charged wind blast.
Earth Attunement.png
 Earth Attunement
Magnetic Wave.png
 Magnetic Wave
25 Damage foes, cure three of your conditions, and reflect projectiles with a magnetic surge.
Obsidian Flesh.png
 Obsidian Flesh
50 Envelop yourself in stony armor, making yourself invulnerable.

Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer[edit]

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 Chain
 Into the Void
Shatter your Temporal Curtain, pulling nearby enemies toward its position.
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 tango icon 20px.png Necromancer[edit]

Soul Grasp.png
 Soul Grasp
0.5½ 3 Release a disembodied hand to draw life force from your foe.
Spinal Shivers.png
 Spinal Shivers
1 20 Chill your target and remove up to three boons, dealing extra damage based on the number of boons removed.

Related traits[edit]

Weapon strength[edit]

See also: Weapon strength

See also[edit]