Primal Burst

From Guild Wars 2 Wiki
Jump to navigationJump to search

Primal Burst attacks are profession mechanic skills exclusive to the Warrior elite specialization, the Berserker. Each weapon has one primal burst skill. Similarly to regular Warrior Burst skills, primal burst skills are fueled by adrenaline, however, they can only be accessed during Berserk. Primal burst skills are assigned automatically according to the two-handed weapon equipped or, in case of dual-wielding, the weapon equipped in the main hand.

List of primal burst skills[edit]

Weapon Skill Description
Axe Decapitate.png Decapitate Primal Burst. Gather your strength into a powerful attack. If it hits, gain might and recharge this skill.
Greatsword Arc Divider.png Arc Divider Primal Burst. Spin to create shock waves that grow in size to damage nearby foes.
Hammer Rupturing Smash.png Rupturing Smash Primal Burst. Jump to the targeted location and slam your hammer down, creating a deadly chain of earthen shock waves that immobilize and daze foes.
Longbow Scorched Earth.png Scorched Earth Primal Burst. Fire a burning shot into the ground that creates a trail of flaming destruction.
Mace Skull Grinder.png Skull Grinder Primal Burst. Unleash a powerful skull strike that dazes your target and inflicts multiple conditions.
Rifle Gun Flame.png Gun Flame Primal Burst. Fire a fast, flaming shot that explodes on the first foe it hits, interrupting foes in the area.
Sword Flaming Flurry.png Flaming Flurry Primal Burst. Lash out with a flurry of strikes that block missiles and shoot fireballs at foes in front of you.
Harpoon gun Burning Shackles.png Burning Shackles Primal Burst. Fire a fast, forceful shot that immobilizes and burns foes.
Spear Wild Whirl.png Wild Whirl Primal Burst. Strike all foes around you, burning and pulling them in.

Related traits[edit]

See also: Burst


  • Primal bursts are all considered tier 1 bursts for traits that scale according to adrenaline level.