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Forced Engagement

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Forced Engagement

0.5½ Activation time  10 Energy  15 Recharge time  

Revenant tango icon 20px.png Revenant (skill list)
Legendary Dwarf
Training cost
4 Hero points
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Legendary Dwarf. Launch a chain at your target and at foes around 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)?
 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.
 Range.png Range: 1,200
 Damage.png Damage Reduced: 33%
 Miscellaneous effect.png Additional Chains Radius: 360
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

Corruption Corruption

Retribution Retribution

Salvation Salvation

Invocation Invocation

Devastation Devastation

Renegade Renegade

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
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.