Impale (warrior sword skill)

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the warrior sword skill. For other skills of the same name, see Impale.

Impale (warrior sword skill).png


0.5½ Activation time  15 Recharge time  
Warrior tango icon 20px.png Warrior (skill list)
Off hand sword
Weapon slot 4
Impale (warrior sword skill).png → Rip.png
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Throw your sword at your foe to impale them.

 Damage.png Damage: 183 (0.5)?
 Torment.png5 Torment (8s): 880 Damage, 1,272 ...
 Crippled.png5 Cripple (1s): -50% Movement Speed
 Impale (warrior sword skill).png Impaled: Duration: 4 seconds
 Interval.png Interval: 1 second
 Combo.png Combo Finisher: Physical Projectile
 Range.png Range: 900

— In-game description [?]

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
July 07, 2020
  • Impale now applies a pulsing 1-second cripple in addition to torment. Successfully using the Rip ability now grants 10 stacks of might for 5 seconds.
October 02, 2018
  • The projectile velocity has been increased by 66%.
September 09, 2014
  • Lowered the duration of torment from 12 seconds to 8 seconds.
April 15, 2014
  • The time this skill is active has been reduced from 10 seconds to 4 seconds.
  • Torment is now applied every second that the skill is active, rather than every 3 seconds.
  • Reduced the number of torment stacks when the missile hits from 2 to 1 to compensate for the increase in pulses, so that the number of stacks remains the same.
  • This skill will no longer fire at enemies behind the warrior.
July 23, 2013
  • This skill now applies torment instead of bleeding.
  • Two stacks of torment are now applied upon the sword's impact.
February 26, 2013
  • This ability's cooldown has been reduced to 15 seconds.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Impale has been added to the game.


  • Gwwlogo.png A Guild Wars skill bears the same name as this skill.
  • This skill's Bleeding was replaced with Torment because Bleeding used to only stack up to 25 times.