Mind Stab

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Mind Stab

0.25¼ Activation time  10 Recharge time  Ground-targeted  
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Stab an illusionary greatsword through the ground to cripple foes at your targeted location.

 Damage.png Damage: 403 (1.0)?
 Crippled.png Cripple (5s): -50% Movement Speed
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Radius.png Radius: 240
 Range.png Range: 1,200

— In-game description


Using this skill interrupts your own activation time for other skills that are not healing or control skills - a leftover from when it used to inflict Daze.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
March 29, 2022
  • Increased power coefficient from 0.7 to 1.0 in PvP and WvW.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • Cooldown reduced from 12 seconds to 10 seconds.
  • This skill no longer removes boons, but instead inflicts cripple for 5 seconds.
  • Competitive splits: Reduced power coefficient from 1.0 to 0.7.
September 09, 2014
  • Increased the radius of the attack to 240.
  • Increased the damage of the attack by 17%.
June 25, 2013
  • Reduced the aftercast by .4 seconds.
September 14, 2012
  • Improved responsiveness.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Mind Stab has been added to the game.