Hammer of Wisdom

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Hammer of Wisdom

Guardian icon small.png Guardian (skill list)
Spirit Weapon
Hammer of Wisdom
Training cost
4 Hero points
Game link

9125, 46170
0.5½ Activation time  8 Recharge time  2 Ammunition  
Hammer of Wisdom

Spirit Weapon. Order the Hammer of Wisdom to knock down your foe.

Damage.png Damage: 319 (1.2)?
Damage.png Damage: 3 (0.01)?
Knockdown.png Knockdown: 2 seconds
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 3
Count Recharge.png Count Recharge: 20 seconds
Count Recharge.png Count Recharge: 24 seconds
Maximum Count.png Casts: 2
Combo.png Combo Finisher: Blast
Evade.png Defiance Break: 200
Range.png Range: 900

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Zeal Zeal

Virtues Virtues

Dragonhunter Dragonhunter

Firebrand Firebrand

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
June 27, 2023
  • Reduced ammunition recharge from 25 seconds to 20 seconds in PvE and from 30 seconds to 24 seconds in PvP and WvW.
May 02, 2023
  • Fixed an issue that displayed an incorrect number of targets when the Eternal Armory trait was equipped.
February 28, 2022 End of Dragons release:
  • (Undocumented) Added tooltip fact Defiance Break.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 1.2 to 0.01. Increased ammo recharge from 25 seconds to 30 seconds
April 23, 2019
  • These skills are now all ground-targeted while the player is on land.
  • Updated the tooltip to display the sink effect instead of the knockdown effect while underwater. Fixed an issue in which the sink duration was 1 second instead of 2 seconds.
May 08, 2018
  • The ammunition recharge of this skill is no longer split between game modes and will now use the lower 25-second cooldown in all modes.
March 27, 2018
  • Reduced the ammo-recharge time from 30 seconds to 25 seconds in PvP and WvW.
February 06, 2018
  • Spirit Weapons: Fixed a bug that prevented players from animating properly when using these skills while equipped with a two-handed weapon.
September 29, 2017
  • Fixed a bug in which this skill caused crashes.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Reduced the cast time of this skill from 0.75 seconds to 0.5 seconds.
  • Increased the number of targets affected by this skill from 1 to 3.
  • Increased damage by 20%.
August 16, 2017
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Hammer of Wisdom damage from scaling with the guardian's attributes.
August 10, 2017
  • Fixed a bug that could cause spirit weapons to go on cooldown after not being used for a sufficient amount of time.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • Spirit weapons have been reworked. They now use the ammo system.
  • Hammer of Wisdom: This now has an ammo count of 2, and using the skill orders the hammer to knock down your foe.
    • Count recharge is 30 seconds.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
September 09, 2014
  • This spirit weapon is no longer destroyed when the Command skill is used.
August 20, 2013
  • Updated the damage facts for this skill as well as its Command skill.
August 06, 2013
  • Removed the range skill fact on the summon.
April 30, 2013
  • Increased health of this summoned spirit by 25%.
February 26, 2013
  • The health of this spirit has been increased by 33%.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Hammer of Wisdom has been added to the game.