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Forced Engagement

Revenant icon small.png Revenant (skill list)
Legendary Dwarf
Training cost
4 Hero points
Game link

26679, 56662
0.5½ Activation time  10 Energy  15 Recharge time  
Forced Engagement

Legendary Dwarf. Launch a chain at your target. When the chain connects with a foe, it slows and taunts them. You take less damage from taunted foes.

Damage.png Damage: 133 (0.5)?
Damage.png Damage: 3 (0.01)?
Damage.png Damage Reduced: 33%
Forced Engagement.png Forced Engagement (4s): Take less damage from taunted foes.
Taunt.png Taunt (4s): Involuntarily attack foes.
Taunt.png Taunt (2s): Involuntarily attack foes.
Slow.png Slow (4s): Skills and actions are slower.
Slow.png Slow (2s): Skills and actions are slower.
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 1
Range.png Range: 900

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Corruption Corruption

Retribution Retribution

Salvation Salvation

Devastation Devastation

Renegade Renegade

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
June 27, 2023
  • Reduced number of targets from 5 to 1. Increased range from 600 to 900.
February 28, 2022 End of Dragons release:
  • This skill now requires the revenant to face their initial target. The radius for attacking extra targets has been reduced from 360 to 180 and its range reduced from 1,200 to 600.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 0.5 to 0.01.
October 01, 2019
  • Increased damage reduction from taunted targets from 20% to 33%. This skill now also throws chains at up to 4 additional targets within a range of 360 of the selected target.
December 11, 2018
  • This skill's taunt and slow durations have been increased from 2 seconds to 4 seconds in PvE only. It now causes the revenant to take 20% less damage from their taunted foes.
May 08, 2018
  • The energy and cooldown of this skill is no longer split between game modes and will now use the lower 10-energy cost and higher 15-second cooldown in all modes.
March 27, 2018
  • Reduced the energy cost from 25 to 10.
  • Increased the cooldown from 10 seconds to 15 seconds in PvP and WvW.
February 22, 2017
  • The cost of this skill has been reduced from 35 energy to 25 energy.
  • The recharge for this skill has been increased from 5 seconds to 10 seconds.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Forced Engagement has been added to the game.