Piercing Arrows

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Piercing Arrows

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All arrow attacks pierce targets.

 Number of targets.png Targets per Arrow: 5
 Pierces.png Pierces

— In-game description


  • When aiming at targets very close to you (melee range or such), the path of the projectile can sometimes result in no useful pierce effect at all - the attack will be angled too far vertically, either striking the ground and disappearing or flying up into the sky. This can often be avoided by aiming at an enemy further along the line.
  • Special effects, such as knockback from Point Blank Shot, trigger on each target hit.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
January 13, 2015
  • Added Pierces and Targets per Arrow skill facts.
July 29, 2014
  • Added pierces and targets per arrow skill facts to affected skills.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Piercing Arrows has been added to the game.