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Palm Strike

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Palm Strike

Thief icon small.png Thief (skill list)
Daredevil icon small.png Daredevil
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0.5½ Activation time  
Palm Strike

Physical. Strike your foe once to deal massive damage and stun them, marking your target with a Pulmonary Impact.

Damage.png Damage: 465 (1.75)?
Damage.png Damage: 3 (0.01)?
Damage.png Second Strike Damage: 872 (3.28)?
Palm Strike.png2 Pulmonary Impact (2s): Explosively damaging attack.
Stun.png Stun: 2 seconds
Evade.png Defiance Break: 200
Range.png Range: 130

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Trickery Trickery

Daredevil Daredevil


  • Although the tool-tip lists Second Strike Damage, it's just listing  Palm Strike.png Pulmonary Impact per instance. Technically double what it is listed, but significantly lower in WvW/PvP.
  • The tool-tip in WvW/PvP is actually:
Damage.png Second Strike Damage: 199 (0.75)?

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 28, 2022 End of Dragons release:
  • (Undocumented) Added tooltip fact Defiance Break.
July 07, 2020
  • Icons for daze and stun are now displayed in light purple in skill and trait tooltips.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced initial power coefficient from 1.75 to 0.01.
March 27, 2018
  • Pulmonary Impact: Reduced damage by 29% in PvP and WvW.
May 16, 2017
  • This skill now applies two instances of Pulmonary Impact on a successful hit.
  • Pulmonary Impact: The damage of this effect has been reduced by 15% in PvP only.
October 18, 2016
  • Pulmonary Impact: Fixed a bug that prevented this skill from doing damage while a thief was in the air.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Palm Strike has been added to the game.