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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.

For the current version of this trait, see Power Block.

December 12, 2017

  • Skills, traits, and sigils that have bonus effects when interrupting foes will now activate when used against foes with defiance bars as though they had been interrupted, with a 3-second cooldown.
Power Block.png

Power Block

Specialization
Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Domination
Tier
Grandmaster
Type
Major
Game link

Interrupts deal damage and inflict weakness. Enemy skills that you interrupt have an increased cooldown.
Cannot increase recharge of skills with no recharge or skills on creatures with defiance bars.
This trait can only damage enemies with defiance bars once per interval.

 Damage.png Damage: 399 (1.5)?
 Weakness.png Weakness (5s): Endurance regeneration decreased by 50%. 50% of hits are Glancing Blows (50% damage). Stacks duration.
 Duration.png Duration: 15s
 Interval.png Interval: 3s

— In-game description

June 24, 2015

  • Power Block Power Block: Reduced the damage on interrupt by 17%.
Power Block.png

Power Block

Specialization
Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Domination
Tier
Grandmaster
Type
Major
Game link

Interrupts deal damage and inflict weakness. Enemy skills that you interrupt have an increased cooldown.
(Cannot increase recharge of skills with no recharge.)

 Damage.png Damage: 399 (1.5)?
 Weakness.png Weakness (5s): Endurance regeneration decreased by 50%. 50% of hits are Glancing Blows (50% damage). Stacks duration.
 Duration.png Duration: 15s

— In-game description

June 23, 2015

  • Power Block Power Block: Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
    • Now deals damage and applies 5 seconds of weakness after interrupting a foe.
    • Increased interrupted skill recharge to 15 seconds.
Power Block.png

Power Block

Specialization
Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Domination
Tier
Grandmaster
Type
Major

Interrupts deal damage and inflict weakness. Enemy skills that you interrupt have an increased cooldown.

 Damage.png Damage: 308 (0.333)?
 Weakness.png Weakness (5s): Endurance regeneration decreased by 50%. 50% of hits are Glancing Blows (50% damage). Stacks duration.
 Duration.png Duration: 15s

— In-game description

April 18, 2014

  • Trait XIII.png Power Block: Fixed an issue that caused this trait to set skills with zero recharge on 10 second recharge; namely auto-attacks from creatures and players, as well as thief initiative abilities.
    • This trait will no longer trigger through stun immunity effects such as Stability and Defiance.

Original version

Trait XIII.png

Power Block

Specialization
Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Domination
Tier
Grandmaster
Type
Major

Enemy skills that you interrupt have an increased cooldown.

 Duration.png Duration: 10s

— In-game description