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Preparation Thrust

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Preparation Thrust

Revenant icon small.png Revenant (skill list)
Main hand sword
Weapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.png
Activ. type
Preparation Thrust.png
 → Brutal Blade.png → Rift Slash.png
Game link
0.5½ Activation time  
Preparation Thrust

Stab your foe with your sword, inflicting vulnerability.

Damage.png Damage: 275 (0.75)?
Damage.png Damage: 147 (0.4)?
Vulnerability.png Vulnerability (6s): +1% Incoming Damage, +1% Incoming Condition Damage
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 3
Range.png Range: 130

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Corruption Corruption

Devastation Devastation


  • The whole sequence takes 2.05 seconds.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 0.6 to 0.4.
May 14, 2019
  • Lowered damage for the full sword attack chain sequence by about 10% in PvP.
July 26, 2016
  • Added a skill fact for the number of targets.
January 26, 2016
  • The damage of this skill has been reduced by 11%.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Preparation Thrust has been added to the game.