Glacial Blow

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Glacial Blow

0.75¾ Activation time  
6 Recharge time
8 Recharge time
 
Profession
Guardian tango icon 20px.png Guardian (skill list)
Weapon
Hammer
Trait req.
Glacial Heart Glacial Heart
Weapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.png
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Crush nearby foes with a chilling slam.

 Damage.png Damage: 969 (2.4)?
 Damage.png Damage: 807 (2.0)?
 Chilled.png Chilled (20.5½s): -66% Skill Recharge Rate, -66% Movement Speed
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Radius.png Radius: 180
 Combo.png Combo Finisher: Blast
 Range.png Range: 300

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

Virtues Virtues

Glacial Blow VS Mighty Blow[edit]

Compared to its predecessor skill, Mighty Blow, Glacial Blow's maximum possible DPS decreases while the damage per single cast increases. The PvE version of Glacial Blow favors damage more than the PvP and WvW version.

Data is displayed below. Note that Glacial Blow's damage includes the damage from Glacial Heart.

PvE version[edit]

  • Maximum DPS: 92%
    • Glacial Blow + Glacial Heart: (2.4x + 0.5x) damage every 6 seconds = 0.483x DPS
    • Mighty Blow: 2.1x damage every 4 seconds = 0.525x DPS
    • Glacial Blow / Mighty Blow = (0.483x) / (0.525x) = 92%
  • Damage per single cast: 138%
    • Glacial Blow + Glacial Heart: 2.9x damage
    • Mighty Blow: 2.1x damage
    • Glacial Blow / Mighty Blow = 2.9x / 2.1x = 138%

PvP / WvW version[edit]

  • Maximum DPS: 77%
    • Glacial Blow + Glacial Heart: (2.0x + 0.1x) damage every 6 seconds = 0.35x DPS
    • Mighty Blow: 1.82x damage every 4 seconds = 0.455x DPS
    • Glacial Blow / Mighty Blow = (0.35x) / (0.455x) = 77%
  • Damage per single cast: 115%
    • Glacial Blow + Glacial Heart: 2.1x damage
    • Mighty Blow: 1.82x damage
    • Glacial Blow / Mighty Blow = 2.1x / 1.82x = 115%

Notes[edit]

  • Glacial Blow triggers a short leap to the target up to 300 range.
  • Glacial Blow deals damage first, and then inflicts Chilled.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
July 07, 2020
  • Reduced cooldown from 10 seconds to 8 seconds in PvP and WvW.
December 11, 2018
  • Glacial Blow has been added to the game.