Path of Scars

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Path of Scars

Ranger icon small.png Ranger (skill list)
Off hand axe
Weapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.png
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0.5½ Activation time  15 Recharge time  
Path of Scars

Throw your axe so that it returns to you, striking foes each way.

Damage.png Damage: 440 (1.2)?
Damage.png Damage: 4 (0.01)?
Pull.png Pull: 450
Combo.png Combo Finisher: Physical Projectile
Evade.png Defiance Break: 150
Range.png Range: 1,200

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Marksmanship Marksmanship

  • Farsighted Farsighted — Ranger weapon skills deal increased strike damage. Damage is further increased for foes above the range threshold.
  • Moment of Clarity Moment of Clarity — Gain an attack of opportunity for you and your pet on interrupting a foe. Daze and stun durations that you inflict last longer. This trait can only grant an attack of opportunity against enemies with defiance bars once per interval.

Skirmishing Skirmishing

Beastmastery Beastmastery

Druid Druid

Soulbeast Soulbeast

Untamed Untamed


  • Deals 2 hits of the stated damage in total. Once when thrown and a second time when returning.
  • Pulls up to five foes on the return.
  • This skill is ground targeted and can be cast at a shorter distance than the maximum.

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.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 1.2 to 0.01.
April 19, 2016
  • This skill is now ground targeted and can be cast at a shorter distance than the maximum.
July 28, 2015
  • Increased the base range to 1200.
September 09, 2014
  • Increased projectile velocity by 25%.
July 01, 2014
  • Added a pierces skill fact.
December 10, 2013
  • Fixed a bug that enabled the skill to be fired at enemies behind the ranger.
June 25, 2013
  • This skill now pulls enemies on the return flight.
May 14, 2013
  • Fixed a bug that caused the projectile speed of the following axe skills to be 75% of their intended speed: Ricochet, Splitblade, Winter's Bite, Path of Scars.
February 26, 2013
  • This ability's damage has been normalized between traited and non-traited versions.
    • Damage has been increased by 85% when not traited.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Path of Scars has been added to the game.