Merciless Hammer/history

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Historic content quaggan icon.png This page contains information about a Guild Wars 2 trait that has been updated since its introduction.
Some of the information on this page no longer applies to the game as it currently exists.

This trait is split between game modes. View the game mode version of the game update by selecting the game mode below the changes.
For the current version of this trait, see Merciless Hammer.

February 06, 2018

  • Merciless Hammer Merciless Hammer: Confusion inflicted by this trait has been split and will now apply 6 stacks for 4 seconds in PvP and WvW only.
Select a game mode to view:
 
Merciless Hammer.png

Merciless Hammer

Specialization
Warrior tango icon 20px.png Strength
Tier
Grandmaster
Type
Major
Game link

Deal increased damage with a hammer when attacking a foe that is dazed, knocked down, launched, or stunned. Hammer skills gain reduced recharge. Inflict confusion when you interrupt enemy skills.
This trait can only confuse enemies with defiance bars once per interval.

 Damage.png Damage Increase: 20%
 Confusion.png4 Confusion (8s): 320 Damage, 198 Damage to Players on Skill Use, 382 Damage to Non-Players on Skill Use
 Confusion.png6 Confusion (4s): 240 Damage, 297 Damage to Players on Skill Use, 573 Damage to Non-Players on Skill Use
 Count Recharge.png Recharge Reduced: 20%
 Interval.png Interval: 3s

— In-game description

December 12, 2017

  • Skills, traits, and sigils that have bonus effects when interrupting foes will now activate when used against foes with defiance bars as though they had been interrupted, with a 3-second cooldown.
  • Merciless Hammer Merciless Hammer: Confusion application only.
Merciless Hammer.png

Merciless Hammer

Specialization
Warrior tango icon 20px.png Strength
Tier
Grandmaster
Type
Major
Game link

Deal increased damage with a hammer when attacking a foe that is dazed, knocked down, launched, or stunned. Hammer skills gain reduced recharge. Inflict confusion when you interrupt enemy skills.
This trait can only confuse enemies with defiance bars once per interval.

 Damage.png Damage Increase: 20%
 Confusion.png4 Confusion (8s): 320 Damage, 198 Damage to Players on Skill Use, 382 Damage to Non-Players on Skill Use
 Count Recharge.png Recharge Reduced: 20%
 Interval.png Interval: 3s

— In-game description

August 08, 2017

  • Merciless Hammer Merciless Hammer: This trait has moved to the Strength line and takes the slot previously taken by Axe Mastery. In addition to its previous functionality, this trait now also causes interrupts to inflict 4 stacks of confusion for 8 seconds.
Merciless Hammer.png

Merciless Hammer

Specialization
Warrior tango icon 20px.png Strength
Tier
Grandmaster
Type
Major
Game link

Deal increased damage with a hammer when attacking a foe that is dazed, knocked down, launched, or stunned. Hammer skills gain reduced recharge. Inflict confusion when you interrupt enemy skills.

 Damage.png Damage Increase: 20%
 Confusion.png4 Confusion (8s): 320 Damage, 198 Damage to Players on Skill Use, 382 Damage to Non-Players on Skill Use
 Count Recharge.png Recharge Reduced: 20%

— In-game description

June 23, 2015

  • Merciless Hammer Merciless Hammer: Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
    • This trait has been moved to the Grandmaster tier.
Merciless Hammer.png

Merciless Hammer

Specialization
Warrior tango icon 20px.png Discipline
Tier
Grandmaster
Type
Major
Game link

Hammer damage is increased when attacking a foe that is dazed, knocked down, launched, or stunned. Reduces recharge on hammer skills.

 Damage.png Damage Increase: 20%
 Count Recharge.png Recharge Reduced: 20%

— In-game description

April 15, 2014

  • Trait X.png Merciless Hammer: Damage to stunned and knocked down foes has been decreased from 25% to 20%.
Trait X.png

Merciless Hammer

Specialization
Warrior tango icon 20px.png Defense
Tier
Master
Type
Major

Hammer damage is increased when a foe is disabled. Reduces recharge on hammer skills.

 Damage.png Damage increase: 20%
 Miscellaneous effect.png Recharge reduced: 20%

— In-game description

Original version

Trait X.png

Merciless Hammer

Specialization
Warrior tango icon 20px.png Defense
Tier
Master
Type
Major

Hammer damage is increased when a foe is disabled. Reduces recharge on hammer skills.

 Damage.png Damage increase: 25%
 Miscellaneous effect.png Recharge reduced: 20%

— In-game description