Panic Strike/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 Panic Strike.

September 22, 2017

  • Panic Strike Panic Strike: Reduced the duration of poison applied by this trait from 4 seconds to 2 seconds in PvP and WvW.
Select a game mode to view:
  
Panic Strike.png

Panic Strike

20 Recharge time  

Specialization
Thief tango icon 20px.png Deadly Arts
Tier
Master
Type
Major
Game link

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.
 Immobile.png Immobilize (10.5½s): Unable to move.
 Poisoned.png Poisoned (4s): 134 Damage, -33% Heal Effectiveness
 Poisoned.png Poisoned (2s): 67 Damage, -33% Heal Effectiveness

— In-game description

May 16, 2017

  • Panic Strike Panic Strike: 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.
  • Panic Strike Panic Strike: Immobilize duration has been reduced from 2.5 seconds to 1.5 seconds in PvP only.
Select a game mode to view:
 
Panic Strike.png

Panic Strike

20 Recharge time  

Specialization
Thief tango icon 20px.png Deadly Arts
Tier
Master
Type
Major
Game link

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.
 Immobile.png Immobilize (10.5½s): Unable to move.
 Poisoned.png Poisoned (4s): 134 Damage, -33% Heal Effectiveness

— In-game description

June 23, 2015

  • Panic Strike Panic Strike: Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
    • This trait has been moved to the Master tier.
Panic Strike.png

Panic Strike

20 Recharge time  

Specialization
Thief tango icon 20px.png Deadly Arts
Tier
Master
Type
Major
Game link

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

 Radius.png Health Threshold: 50%
 Immobile.png Immobilize (20.5½s): Unable to move.

— In-game description

September 09, 2014

  • Trait XI.png Panic Strike: Reduced the immobilized duration from 4 seconds to 2.5 seconds.
    • Reduced the cooldown of this trait from 30 seconds to 20 seconds.
Trait XI.png

Panic Strike

20 Recharge time  

Specialization
Thief tango icon 20px.png Deadly Arts
Tier
Grandmaster
Type
Major

Striking a foe that is below the health threshold immobilizes them

 Radius.png Health threshold: 50%
 Immobile.png Immobilize (2½s): Unable to move.

— In-game description

June 25, 2013

  • Trait XI.png Panic Strike: Reduced the cooldown from 60 seconds to 30 seconds.
Trait XI.png

Panic Strike

30 Recharge time  

Specialization
Thief tango icon 20px.png Deadly Arts
Tier
Grandmaster
Type
Major

Striking a foe that is below the health threshold immobilizes them

 Radius.png Health threshold: 50%
 Immobile.png Immobilize (4s): Unable to move.

— In-game description

Original version

Trait XI.png

Panic Strike

Specialization
Thief tango icon 20px.png Deadly Arts
Tier
Grandmaster
Type
Major

When you strike a foe with less than 50% health, you cause immobilize for 4 seconds. (60-second cooldown).


— In-game description