Holy Strike

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Holy Strike

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0.5½ Activation time  8 Recharge time  
Holy Strike

Mark an area for judgment, rapidly healing allies and then blasting foes in the area.

Damage.png Damage: 726 (1.8)?
Damage.png Damage: 504 (1.25)?
Damage.png Damage: 295 (0.73)?
Healing.png Healing: 221 (0.25)?
Healing.png Healing: 177 (0.1)?
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Miscellaneous effect.png Pulses: 4
Combo.png Combo Finisher: Blast
Radius.png Radius: 240
Range.png Range: 1,200

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Honor Honor

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
August 23, 2022
  • (PvE only) Damage multiplier increased from 1.25 to 1.8.
March 29, 2022
  • Reduced power coefficient from 0.91 to 0.73 in WvW only.
December 01, 2020
  • Reduced power coefficient from 1.25 to 0.91 in WvW only.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced pulse base heal from 221 to 177. Reduced pulse heal coefficient from 0.25 to 0.1.
August 29, 2018
  • Fixed a bug in which the tooltip was missing the blast finisher skill fact.
August 28, 2018
  • This skill has been reworked into a ground-targeted ranged attack and has been renamed Holy Strike. Holy Strike marks an area for judgment, rapidly healing allies and then blasting foes in the area. This skill has a radius of 240 and an 8-second cooldown.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • Orb of Light: Reduced the extended recharge time of this skill when detonating the orb of light from 400% to 300%. Detonating the orb of light now grants light aura to allies, in addition to its previous effects. This skill has been unsplit from PvP and will use the 20% higher heal scaling in all game types.
February 26, 2013
  • This ability now heals allies it passes through.
November 15, 2012
  • This skill's velocity has been increased by 50%.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Orb of Light has been added to the game.