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Gun Flame

Warrior icon small.png Warrior (skill list)
Berserker icon small.png Berserker
Profession mechanic
Weapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.png
Primal Burst
Game link
0.75¾ Activation time  5 Recharge time  
Gun Flame

Primal Burst. Fire a fast, flaming shot that explodes on the first foe it hits, interrupting foes in the area.

Damage.png Damage: 928 (2.2)?
Damage.png Damage: 591 (1.4)?
Damage.png Damage: 650 (1.54)?
Burning.png Burning (10s): 1,310 Damage
Daze.png Daze: 0.25¼ seconds
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 3
Radius.png Radius: 180
Miscellaneous effect.png Velocity Increase: 100%
Combo.png Combo Finisher: Physical Projectile
Evade.png Defiance Break: 100
Range.png Range: 1,500

— In-game description


  • The 3 target cap applies to the AoE attack.
  • If reflected back, won't do any damage to the caster after traveling total of maximum range even when hit by it.
  • If an enemy is in front of the path of the attack and evades it, the projectile will miss the intended target.

Related traits[edit]

Strength Strength

Arms Arms

Defense Defense

Tactics Tactics

Discipline Discipline

Berserker Berserker

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
November 07, 2023
  • (Undocumented) Previous change has been reverted.
September 26, 2023
  • (Undocumented) Reduced power coefficient from 2.2 to 2.1 in PvE only.
June 27, 2023
  • Reduced the power coefficient from 1.54 to 1.4 in WvW only.
February 28, 2022 End of Dragons release:
  • (Undocumented) Added tooltip fact Defiance Break.
July 07, 2020
  • Icons for daze and stun are now displayed in light purple in skill and trait tooltips.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 2.2 to 1.54.
July 26, 2016
  • Updated the damage skill fact to be more accurate when the Burst Mastery trait was in use.
April 19, 2016
  • The physical damage of this skill has been reduced by 20%.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed this skill to hit enemies twice.
  • This skill no longer pierces but still delivers the area-of-effect attack.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the tool tip to show a decrease in damage when the Burst Mastery trait was in use.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Gun Flame has been added to the game.