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Disambig icon.png This article is about the class of weapon. For the specific weapon sold by NPC weaponsmiths, see Hammer (weapon).


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Hammer concept art.

The hammer is a two-handed weapon. Hammers are known for their wide variety of control skills and breadth of their attacks. They are melee weapons with the exception of the Revenant who uses them as a long range weapon.

Skills by profession[edit]

# Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

Guardian tango icon 20px.png Guardian[edit]

1 Hammer Swing (guardian skill).png Hammer Swing 0.5½ Chain. Strike your foe.
1 ChainHammer Bash (guardian skill).png Hammer Bash 0.5½ Chain. Bash your foe.
1 ChainSymbol of Protection.png Symbol of Protection 10.25¼ Symbol. Smash a mystic symbol onto the ground that gives protection to you and your allies.
2 Mighty Blow.png Mighty Blow 0.75¾ 4 Damage nearby foes with a mighty ground slam.
3 Zealot's Embrace.png Zealot's Embrace 1 12 Send a wave toward your foe that immobilizes foes in a line.
4 Banish.png Banish 1 15 Launch your foe with a powerful smash.
5 Ring of Warding.png Ring of Warding 0.75¾ 30 Ward. Create a ring around you that foes cannot cross. Trapped foes cannot exit the ring while it is active.
With  Glacial Heart.png Glacial Heart
2 Glacial Blow.png Glacial Blow 0.75¾ 6 Crush nearby foes with a chilling slam.

Revenant tango icon 20px.png Revenant[edit]

1 Hammer Bolt.png Hammer Bolt 1 Hurl your weapon at enemies, striking foes in its path.
2 Coalescence of Ruin.png Coalescence of Ruin 0.75¾ 4 Slam the ground with your hammer, creating a cascading eruption of energy.
3 Phase Smash.png Phase Smash 10.25¼ 8 Leap through the Mists to the target area. When you land, damage and chill foes in an area, then teleport back to your previous location.
4 Field of the Mists.png Field of the Mists 0.75¾ 12 Create a field from the Mists that blocks incoming projectiles in front of you.
5 Drop the Hammer.png Drop the Hammer 10.75¾ 15 Summon a massive hammer from the Mists to strike the ground.

Warrior tango icon 20px.png Warrior[edit]

F1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngEarthshaker.png Earthshaker 0.75¾ 8 Burst. Jump to the targeted location and slam your hammer down, damaging and stunning foes.
1 Hammer Swing (warrior skill).png Hammer Swing 0.5½ Chain. Bash your foe.
1 ChainHammer Bash (warrior skill).png Hammer Bash 0.5½ Chain. Bash your foe again.
1 ChainHammer Smash.png Hammer Smash 0.5½ Smash the ground and damage nearby foes.
2 Fierce Blow.png Fierce Blow 0.75¾ 6 Weaken your foe with a fierce blow, dealing increased damage when striking a controlled foe. Controls include stun, daze, knock back, pull, knock down, sink, float, launch, taunt, and fear.
3 Hammer Shock.png Hammer Shock 0.5½ 10 Smash the ground and send out a crippling wave.
4 Staggering Blow.png Staggering Blow 0.5½ 18 Push back nearby foes with a staggering blow.
5 Backbreaker.png Backbreaker 1 25 Knock down your foe. Weakened foes stay knocked down longer. Recharges Fierce Blow if you control a foe with this ability.
Recharges Fierce Blow if striking a target with a defiance bar.

Berserker tango icon 20px.png Berserker[edit]

F1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngRupturing Smash.png Rupturing Smash 0.75¾ 5 Primal Burst. Jump to the targeted location and slam your hammer down, creating a deadly chain of earthen shock waves that immobilize and daze foes.

Scrapper tango icon 20px.png Scrapper[edit]

1 Positive Strike.png Positive Strike 0.5½ Chain. Smack your hammer into your foe while empowering yourself.
1 ChainNegative Bash.png Negative Bash 0.5½ Chain. Slam your hammer into your foe to leave them vulnerable.
1 ChainEqualizing Blow.png Equalizing Blow 0.5½ Chain. Bring down your hammer on your foe.
2 Electro-whirl.png Electro-whirl 1 6 Spin around, reflecting missiles and hitting enemies.
3 Rocket Charge.png Rocket Charge 10.75¾ 12 Dash forward with a rocket-charged hammer to damage enemies.
4 Shock Shield.png Shock Shield 10.75¾ 18 Block attacks while striking foes in front of you, gaining barrier with each enemy you hit.
5 Thunderclap.png Thunderclap 0.75¾ 20 Ionize an area, bringing down the power of lightning to stun foes and damage them over its duration.

Related traits[edit]



Weapon strength[edit]

See also: Weapon strength

Related achievements[edit]

See also[edit]

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