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Head Butt

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Head Butt.png

Head Butt

Not available underwater  
Warrior icon small.png Warrior (skill list)
Berserker icon small.png Berserker
Training cost
25 Hero points
Game link
0.75¾ Activation time  
20 Recharge time
18 Recharge time
Head Butt

Rage. Stun your target and stun yourself. Gain adrenaline and extend berserk duration if you hit.

Damage.png Damage: 1,196 (4.5)?
Damage.png Damage: 3 (0.01)?
Attribute bonus.png Adrenaline: 30
Stun.png Stun: 3 seconds
Stun.png Self-Stun: 1 second
Duration.png Duration Increase: 2 seconds
Duration.png Duration Increase: 1 second
Breaks stun.png Breaks Stun
Evade.png Defiance Break: 400[sic]
Range.png Range: 400

— In-game description


The Defiance Break sums up the stun and the self stun: 300+100=400 instead of correctly using only the stun for 300 Defiance Break
  • When using Stalwart Strength Stalwart Strength, the Stability.png Stability granted upon inflicting stun immediately negates the self-stun that this skill inflicts.

Related traits[edit]

Strength Strength

Arms Arms

Defense Defense

Discipline Discipline

Berserker Berserker

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
October 04, 2022
  • Reduced berserk mode extension from 2 seconds to 1 second in PvP and WvW. This skill no longer removes stability from the user, and it no longer deals increased damage when removing stability. Increased power coefficient from 3.0 to 4.5 in PvE 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 3.0 to 0.01. Reduced cooldown from 25 seconds to 18 seconds.
July 16, 2019
  • This skill now removes all stacks of stability when casting and does 50% more damage if stability was removed.
April 23, 2019
  • This skill extends berserk duration by 2 seconds in addition to its previous effects.
May 16, 2017
  • The casting time of this skill has been increased from 0.5 seconds to 0.75 seconds. Distance traveled has been increased from 300 to 400.
July 26, 2016
  • Fixed an issue in which skills could be executed before the warrior stunned themselves.
  • Increased the cooldown of this skill from 20 seconds to 25 seconds in PvP only.
June 01, 2016
  • Fixed a bug that allowed this ability to go on interrupt cooldown after breaking a stun.
  • This ability will now go on full recharge if interrupted.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Head Butt has been added to the game.