Opening Strike

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Opening Strike

Ranger icon small.png Marksmanship (trait list)
Training cost
2 Hero points
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Opening Strike

You and your pet inflict vulnerability with your first strike when entering combat.

Opening Strike (effect).png Opening Strike: Your next attack is an opening strike.
Vulnerability.png5 Vulnerability (5s): +5% Incoming Damage, +5% Incoming Condition Damage

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Traits that improve this trait

Marksmanship Marksmanship

Soulbeast Soulbeast

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
September 28, 2017
  • This trait will now be properly reapplied when the player dismounts.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • This trait now grants Opening Strike to both you and your pet, rather than to just you.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
January 28, 2013
  • The number of uses on this skill's effect will now decrease if an attack lands or if the attack is negated by Blind, Block, Evade, Obstructed, or Invulnerable.
December 14, 2012
  • These now work at any range.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Opening Strike has been added to the game.