Hilt Bash

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the ranger greatsword skill. For the former warrior skill, see Hilt Bash (warrior). For other uses, see Bash.

Hilt Bash

0.5½ Activation time  
25 Recharge time
20 Recharge time
25 Recharge time
Ranger tango icon 20px.png Ranger (skill list)
Weapon slot 5
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Daze your foe with a hilt bash. Stun them if you hit from behind, and refresh your Maul ability.

 Damage.png Damage: 290 (0.72)?
 Damage.png Damage: 4 (0.01)?
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 1
 Daze.png Daze: 10.5½ seconds
 Stun.png Stun: 10.5½ seconds
 Range.png Range: 300

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

Marksmanship Marksmanship

Beastmastery Beastmastery

Druid Druid

Soulbeast Soulbeast


  • The description is misleading; the Maul refresh functionality of this skill is not contingent on this attack striking from behind

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
July 07, 2020
  • Icons for daze and stun are now displayed in light purple in skill and trait tooltips.
April 28, 2020
  • Increased cooldown from 20 seconds to 25 seconds in PvP only.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 0.72 to 0.01. Reduced cooldown from 25 seconds to 20 seconds.
December 12, 2017
  • Increased damage by 42%.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • Fixed a bug that was occasionally causing this skill to miss at near maximum range or strike a target behind you.
February 22, 2017
  • This skill should now land more consistently when used at max range.
  • This skill no longer grants a damage bonus to pets, but it will now refresh the greatsword's Maul skill when striking an enemy.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Fixed a bug that prevented this ability from striking a foe near the maximum range.
September 09, 2014
  • Increased stun and daze durations to 1.5 seconds.
March 26, 2013
  • Reduced recharge from 30 seconds to 25 seconds.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Hilt Bash has been added to the game.