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This page documents properties specific to Category:Skills, which are handled by {{Skill infobox}}.

Generic properties used[edit]

Property:Has canonical name
Property:Has game description
Property:Has game icon
Property:Has game id
Property:Has availability
Property:Is historical

Property:Is for game mode[edit]

Purpose
Identifies the game mode(s) that the skill/trait properties apply to.
Applies to
[[Has skill supertype::Profession]]
Has type
String (multi-valued)
Allows values
  • PvE
  • PvP
  • WvW
  • Default

Property:Has skill supertype[edit]

Purpose
Identifies who can use the skill.
Applies to
All skills.
Has type
String
Currently used values
  • Profession
  • Racial
  • Common
  • Monster

Property:Has skill context[edit]

Purpose
Identifies the context under which the skill is available. This is loosely defined as the type in the API.
Applies to
All skills.
Has type
String (multi-valued to allow Downed, Drowning)
Allows values
Unrestricted
Currently used values
  • Weapon (slots 1 – 5)
  • Healing (slot 6)
  • Utility (slots 7 – 9)
  • Elite (slot 0)
  • Profession mechanic (slots F1 – F5)
  • Bundle
  • Transform
  • Pet
  • Downed
  • Drowning
  • Trait
  • Tonic
  • Special action

Property:Has skill context sort order[edit]

Purpose
This property is used for sorting profession skills by its skill context.
Applies to
[[Has skill supertype::Profession]]
Has type
Number
Allows values
  • Weapon: 1
  • Bundle: 2
  • Transform: 3
  • Healing: 4
  • Utility: 5
  • Elite: 6
  • Profession mechanic: 7
  • Pet: 8
  • Downed: 9
  • Drowning: 10
  • Trait: 11
  • Default: 12
Sort property chain
Has profession sort orderHas specialization sort orderHas skill context sort orderHas skill type sort order ([[Has skill context::Healing|Utility|Elite]]) OR Has weapon type sort order ([[Has skill context::Weapon]])Has attunement sort orderHas skill slot number ([[Has skill context::Weapon|Bundle|Transform|Downed|Drowning]]) OR Has profession mechanic slot number ([[Has skill context::Profession mechanic|Pet]])Has skill sort orderHas chain sequence position

Property:Has skill type[edit]

Purpose
Identify the skill's type(s) as noted in the in-game tooltip. This is loosely defined as the category from the API.
Applies to
Any skill with one or more types.
Has type
Page (multi-valued)
Allows values
Unrestricted

Property:Has skill type sort order[edit]

Purpose
This property is used for sorting profession skills by its skill type. On default it inherits the skill type, else if it inherits the chain1 skill type, else it sets "Skill without type".
Applies to
[[Has skill supertype::Profession]]
Has type
Page (multi-valued, although it's not recommended and may create unwanted results)
Allows values
Unrestricted
Sort property chain
Has profession sort orderHas specialization sort orderHas skill context sort orderHas skill type sort order ([[Has skill context::Healing|Utility|Elite]]) OR Has weapon type sort order ([[Has skill context::Weapon]])Has attunement sort orderHas skill slot number ([[Has skill context::Weapon|Bundle|Transform|Downed|Drowning]]) OR Has profession mechanic slot number ([[Has skill context::Profession mechanic|Pet]])Has skill sort orderHas chain sequence position

Property:Is for profession[edit]

Purpose
Identifies the profession this skill is used by.
Applies to
[[Has skill supertype::Profession]]
[[Has skill supertype::Racial]] [[Has skill type::Tool belt]]
Has type
String
Allows values
  • Elementalist
  • Engineer
  • Guardian
  • Mesmer
  • Necromancer
  • Ranger
  • Revenant
  • Thief
  • Warrior

Property:Has profession sort order[edit]

Purpose
This property is used for sorting profession skills by their profession class.
Applies to
[[Has skill supertype::Profession]]
Has type
Number
Allowed values
  • Guardian: 1
  • Revenant: 2
  • Warrior: 3
  • Engineer: 4
  • Ranger: 5
  • Thief: 6
  • Elementalist: 7
  • Mesmer: 8
  • Necromancer: 9
Sort property chain
Has profession sort orderHas specialization sort orderHas skill context sort orderHas skill type sort order ([[Has skill context::Healing|Utility|Elite]]) OR Has weapon type sort order ([[Has skill context::Weapon]])Has attunement sort orderHas skill slot number ([[Has skill context::Weapon|Bundle|Transform|Downed|Drowning]]) OR Has profession mechanic slot number ([[Has skill context::Profession mechanic|Pet]])Has skill sort orderHas chain sequence position

Property:Is for specialization[edit]

Purpose
Identifies the elite specialization this skill is used by.
Applies to
[[Has skill supertype::Profession]]
Has type
Page
Allows values
Unrestricted

Property:Has specialization sort order[edit]

Purpose
This property is used for sorting profession skills by its specialization.
Applies to
[[Has skill supertype::Profession]]
Has type
Number
Allowed values
Sort property chain
Has profession sort orderHas specialization sort orderHas skill context sort orderHas skill type sort order ([[Has skill context::Healing|Utility|Elite]]) OR Has weapon type sort order ([[Has skill context::Weapon]])Has attunement sort orderHas skill slot number ([[Has skill context::Weapon|Bundle|Transform|Downed|Drowning]]) OR Has profession mechanic slot number ([[Has skill context::Profession mechanic|Pet]])Has skill sort orderHas chain sequence position

Property:Is for attunement[edit]

Purpose
Identifies the attunement under which the skill is available.
Applies to
[[Is for profession::Elementalist]] [[Has skill context::Weapon]]
[[Is for profession::Elementalist]] [[Has skill type::Glyph]]
[[Is for profession::Elementalist]] [[Has skill type::Overload]]
Has type
Page (multi-valued for Dual Attack skills)
Allows values
  • Air Attunement
  • Earth Attunement
  • Fire Attunement
  • Water Attunement

Property:Has attunement sort order[edit]

Purpose
This property is used for sorting profession skills by its attunement, used to sort elementalist skills based on its attunement (two attunements for Dual Attack skills).
Applies to
[[Has skill supertype::Profession]]
Has type
Number
Allowed values
  • Default: 0
  • Fire: 1
  • Water: 2
  • Air: 3
  • Earth: 4
  • Fire+Water: 5
  • Fire+Air: 6
  • Fire+Earth: 7
  • Water+Air: 8
  • Water+Earth: 9
  • Air+Earth: 10
Sort property chain
Has profession sort orderHas specialization sort orderHas skill context sort orderHas skill type sort order ([[Has skill context::Healing|Utility|Elite]]) OR Has weapon type sort order ([[Has skill context::Weapon]])Has attunement sort orderHas skill slot number ([[Has skill context::Weapon|Bundle|Transform|Downed|Drowning]]) OR Has profession mechanic slot number ([[Has skill context::Profession mechanic|Pet]])Has skill sort orderHas chain sequence position

Property:Is for weapon[edit]

Purpose
Identifies the weapon the skill is linked to.
Applies to
[[Has skill context::Weapon]]
[[Is for profession::Warrior]] [[Has skill context::Profession mechanic]]
Has type
Page
Allows values
Unrestricted

Property:Is for bundle[edit]

Purpose
Identifies the bundle the skill is linked to.
Applies to
[[Has skill context::Bundle]]
Has type
Page
Allows values
Unrestricted

Property:Has weapon type sort order[edit]

Purpose
This property is used for sorting profession skills by its weapon type.
Applies to
[[Has skill supertype::Profession]]
Has type
Number
Allows values
  • Axe: 1
  • Dagger: 2
  • Mace: 3
  • Pistol: 4
  • Scepter: 5
  • Sword: 6
  • Focus: 7
  • Warhorn: 8
  • Torch: 9
  • Shield: 10
  • Greatsword: 11
  • Hammer: 12
  • Longbow: 13
  • Rifle: 14
  • Short bow: 15
  • Staff: 16
  • Spear: 17
  • Harpoon gun: 18
  • Trident: 19
Sort property chain
Has profession sort orderHas specialization sort orderHas skill context sort orderHas skill type sort order ([[Has skill context::Healing|Utility|Elite]]) OR Has weapon type sort order ([[Has skill context::Weapon]])Has attunement sort orderHas skill slot number ([[Has skill context::Weapon|Bundle|Transform|Downed|Drowning]]) OR Has profession mechanic slot number ([[Has skill context::Profession mechanic|Pet]])Has skill sort orderHas chain sequence position

Property:Has skill slot number[edit]

Purpose
Identifies the slot 1 – 10 that a weapon skill or an auxiliary skillbar skill appears in.
Applies to
[[Has skill context::Weapon|Bundle|Transform|Downed|Drowning]]
Has type
Number
Allows values
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Notes
For [[Has skill context::Healing|Elite]], the slot numbers are always 6 and 10, respectively, so this property should not be used.
For [[Has skill context::Utility]], the slot number can be any of 7, 8, or 9, so this property should not be used.
Sort property chain
Has profession sort orderHas specialization sort orderHas skill context sort orderHas skill type sort order ([[Has skill context::Healing|Utility|Elite]]) OR Has weapon type sort order ([[Has skill context::Weapon]])Has attunement sort orderHas skill slot number ([[Has skill context::Weapon|Bundle|Transform|Downed|Drowning]])Has skill sort orderHas chain sequence position

Property:Has profession mechanic slot number[edit]

Purpose
Identifies the slot F1 – F5 that a profession mechanic skill appears in. Default is 0 to allow proper sorting.
Applies to
[[Has skill context::Profession mechanic|Pet]]
Has type
Number
Allows values
0 (default), 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Sort property chain
Has profession sort orderHas specialization sort orderHas skill context sort orderHas skill type sort order ([[Has skill context::Healing|Utility|Elite]]) OR Has weapon type sort order ([[Has skill context::Weapon]])Has attunement sort orderHas skill slot number ([[Has skill context::Weapon|Bundle|Transform|Downed|Drowning]]) OR Has profession mechanic slot number ([[Has skill context::Profession mechanic|Pet]])Has skill sort orderHas chain sequence position

Property:Has skill sort order[edit]

Purpose
This property is used for sorting and grouping profession skills in a logical way. On default it inherits chain1 skill page name, else it uses page name.
Applies to
[[Has skill supertype::Profession]]
Has type
Text
Allows values
Unrestricted
Sort property chain
Has profession sort orderHas specialization sort orderHas skill context sort orderHas skill type sort order ([[Has skill context::Healing|Utility|Elite]]) OR Has weapon type sort order ([[Has skill context::Weapon]])Has attunement sort orderHas skill slot number ([[Has skill context::Weapon|Bundle|Transform|Downed|Drowning]]) OR Has profession mechanic slot number ([[Has skill context::Profession mechanic|Pet]])Has skill sort orderHas chain sequence position

Property:Has chain sequence[edit]

Purpose
Defines the skill's chain sequence skills if present. Full sequence of skills must be provided, separated by commas.
Applies to
Any skill
Has type
String
Allows values
Unrestricted

Property:Has chain sequence position[edit]

Purpose
This property is used for sorting skills by its chain sequence position.
Applies to
Any skill
Has type
Number
Allows values
Unrestricted
  • Default: 0 (for non-sequence skills)
  • Sequence skills: 1, 2, 3, 4 (based on their position)
  • Stealth Attack and Ambush skills: 5
Sort property chain
Has profession sort orderHas specialization sort orderHas skill context sort orderHas skill type sort order ([[Has skill context::Healing|Utility|Elite]]) OR Has weapon type sort order ([[Has skill context::Weapon]])Has attunement sort orderHas skill slot number ([[Has skill context::Weapon|Bundle|Transform|Downed|Drowning]]) OR Has profession mechanic slot number ([[Has skill context::Profession mechanic|Pet]])Has skill sort orderHas chain sequence position

Property:Is for race[edit]

Purpose
Identifies the race this skill is used by.
Applies to
[[Has skill supertype::Racial]]
Has type
Page
Allows values
  • Asura
  • Charr
  • Human
  • Norn
  • Sylvari

Property:Is for monster[edit]

Purpose
Identifies the monster this skill is used by.
Applies to
[[Has skill supertype::Monster]]
Has type
Page
Allows values
Unrestricted

Property:Is for pet family[edit]

Purpose
Identifies the pet family the skill is linked to.
Applies to
[[Has skill context::Pet]]
Has type
Page
Allows values
Unrestricted

Property:Is for pet[edit]

Purpose
Identifies the pet the skill is linked to.
Applies to
[[Has skill context::Pet]]
Has type
Page
Allows values
Unrestricted

Property:Has parent skill[edit]

Purpose
Identifies the primary skill ([[Has skill context::Weapon|Healing|Utility|Elite]]) to which a skill is linked.
Applies to
[[Has skill context::Transform]]
[[Is for profession::Engineer]] [[Has skill type::Tool belt]]
[[Has skill type::Glyph]]
Has type
Page
Allows values: unrestricted

Property:Requires offhand[edit]

Purpose
Identifies the off hand weapon required for the given dual wield skill
Applies to
[[Has skill type::Dual Wield]]
Has type
String
Allows values
  • Dagger
  • Pistol
  • None

Property:Has skill facts[edit]

Purpose
Identifies skill facts of the skill.
Applies to
All skills.
Has type
String
Allowed values
Unrestricted

Property:Has activation time[edit]

Purpose
List the activation time of the skill.
Applies to
Any skill with an activation time, activation time 0 is not set.
Has type
Number
Allows values
Unrestricted

Property:Has recharge time[edit]

Purpose
List the recharge time of the skill.
Applies to
Any skill with a recharge time, recharge time 0 is not set.
Has type
Number
Allows values
Unrestricted

Property:Has initiative cost[edit]

Purpose
List the initiative cost of using the skill.
Applies to
[[Is for profession::Thief]] [[Has skill context::Weapon]] [[Is in weapon slot:: >> 1]]
Has type
Number
Allows values
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Property:Has energy cost[edit]

Purpose
List the energy cost of using the skill.
Applies to
[[Is for profession::Revenant]]
Has type
Number
Allows values
Unrestricted

Property:Has upkeep cost[edit]

Purpose
List the upkeep cost for maintaining the skill.
Applies to
[[Is for profession::Revenant]]
Has type
Number
Allows values
Unrestricted

Property:Has health cost[edit]

Purpose
List the health cost cost for using the skill.
Applies to
Any skill with health cost.
Has type
Number
Allows values
Unrestricted

Property:Has hero point cost[edit]

Purpose
List the hero point cost to unlock a "slot skill".
Applies to
[[Has skill context::Healing|Utility|Elite]]
Has type
Number
Allows values
Unrestricted

Property:Has combo effect[edit]

Purpose
Define the combo effect(s) applied by the skill.
Applies to
Any skill
Has type
String
Allows values
  • Dark
  • Ethereal
  • Fire
  • Ice
  • Light
  • Lightning
  • Poison
  • Smoke
  • Water
  • Blast
  • Leap
  • Projectile
  • Whirl

Property:Has skill activation type[edit]

Purpose
Identifies the activation type of a skill.
Applies to
Any skill
Has type
Text
Allows values
  • Chain
  • Channeled
  • Charge

Property:Breaks stun[edit]

Purpose
Identifies skills that can break stuns.
Applies to
Any skill
Has type
Boolean
Allows values
Y/N

Property:Is ground targeted[edit]

Purpose
Indicates if this skill uses ground targeting.
Applies to
Any skill
Has type
Boolean
Allows values
T/F

Property:Is usable underwater[edit]

Purpose
Indicates if this skill is usable underwater.
Applies to
Any skill
Has type
Text
Allows values
  • Land and Underwater
  • Land only
  • Underwater only

Property:Is for activity[edit]

Purpose
Identifies what activity the skill is linked to.
Applies to
Activity skills
Has type
Text
Allows values
Unrestricted