Ice Spike

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Ice Spike

0.75¾ Activation time  6 Recharge time  Ground-targeted  

Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Elementalist (skill list)
Weapon slot 2
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Drop a giant ice spike on foes to make them vulnerable.

 Damage.png Damage: 605 (1.5)?
 Damage.png Damage: 367 (0.91)?
 Vulnerability.png5 Vulnerability (10s): 5% Incoming Damage, 5% Incoming Condition Damage
 Vulnerability.png12 Vulnerability (6s): 12% Incoming Damage, 12% Incoming Condition Damage
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Radius.png Radius: 300
 Combo.png Combo Finisher: Blast
 Range.png Range: 1,200

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

Water Water


  • If cancelled or interrupted, the animation will still play but will have no effect.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
July 07, 2020
  • Reduced cooldown from 8 seconds to 6 seconds in PvP and WvW.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 1.5 to 0.91. Adjusted vulnerability duration from 5 stacks for 10 seconds to 12 stacks for 6 seconds. Increased cooldown from 6 seconds to 8 seconds.
December 11, 2018
  • This skill now strikes first before applying vulnerability.
June 20, 2017
  • The cooldown of this skill has been increased from 4 seconds to 6 seconds and now causes a blast finisher when the spike lands.
October 18, 2016
  • The casting time for this ability has been reduced from 1 second to 0.75 seconds.
  • Aftercast of this ability has been reduced by 0.5 seconds.
July 26, 2016
  • Fixed a bug in which the animation became unsynchronized when this skill was used under the effects of quickness or slow.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Blasting Staff: The effects of this trait have been added to all staff-skill area attacks by default.
April 15, 2014
  • Fixed a bug that allowed the spell effects to continue even if the skill was canceled early.
January 28, 2013
  • This skill now appropriately displays area-of-effect rings.
November 15, 2012
  • This skill's tooltip now states the correct amount of vulnerability when traited.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Ice Spike has been added to the game.