Panic Strike

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PvP Menu Bar icon.pngWvW Menu Bar icon.png This trait has a PvP and WvW version — see Panic Strike (PvP) and Panic Strike (WvW).
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Panic Strike

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Immobilizing a foe poisons them. Striking a foe that is below the health threshold immobilizes them.

 Radius.png Health Threshold: 50%
 Immobile.png Immobilize (20.5½s): Unable to move.
 Poison.png Poison (4s): 134 Damage, -33% Healing Effectiveness

— In-game description

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Reduced the duration of poison applied by this trait from 4 seconds to 2 seconds in PvP and WvW.
May 16, 2017
  • In addition to its previous effect, this trait now causes you to apply 1 stack of poison for 4 seconds to foes that you immobilize.
  • Immobilize duration has been reduced from 2.5 seconds to 1.5 seconds in PvP only.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
  • This trait has been moved to the Master tier.
September 09, 2014
  • Reduced the immobilized duration from 4 seconds to 2.5 seconds.
  • Reduced the cooldown of this trait from 30 seconds to 20 seconds.
June 25, 2013
  • Reduced the cooldown from 60 seconds to 30 seconds.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Panic Strike has been added to the game.