Hounds of Balthazar

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the human elite skill. For the hostile NPC, see Hound of Balthazar.

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Hounds of Balthazar

Not available underwater  
Common Common
Human tango icon 20px.png Human (skill list)
Hound of Balthazar
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1 Activation time  240 Recharge time  

Summon two Hounds of Balthazar to fight at your side.

 Duration.png Duration: 30 seconds

— In-game description

Combat abilities[edit]



The NPCs summoned by this skill are sometimes affected by several mesmer traits that affect illusions such as Time Catches Up. They will also sometimes react to shatter skills by quickly running to the target.
  • Despite the fact that they can't be summoned underwater, if the hounds are summoned before entering water, they will follow the player even after diving, but they won't attack while in the water.
  • If for some reason Hounds summoned by previous uses of the skill are still alive when the skill is used again (such as through Adrenal Mushrooms), the previously summoned Hounds will die.
  • When this skill is used your character will sometimes shout:
    • Be my will and fury.
    • Show no mercy.
    • Hit them hard.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 06, 2018
  • Updated the voice-over lines.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Hounds of Balthazar has been added to the game.


Gwwlogo.png The Guild Wars Wiki has an article on Hound of Balthazar.
  • The human god Balthazar is accompanied by two war hounds, Temar and Tegon, and the god is often depicted with the pair at his feet.
  • The constellation Hounds of Balthazar is named after the hounds.

See also[edit]