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Puncture Shot

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the dragonhunter skill. For the warrior skill, see Puncture Shot (warrior).

Puncture Shot.png

Puncture Shot

Guardian icon small.png Guardian (skill list)
Dragonhunter icon small.png Dragonhunter
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0.75¾ Activation time  
Puncture Shot

Fire an arrow that pierces enemies. If the arrow hits a second target, all enemies struck are crippled.

Damage.png Damage: 385 (1.0)?
Damage.png Damage: 218 (0.566)?
Crippled.png Cripple (2s): -50% Movement Speed
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Pierces.png Pierces
Combo.png Combo Finisher: Physical Projectile (20% chance)
Range.png Range: 1,200

— In-game description


  • Attack speed is once every 1.0 seconds.

Related traits[edit]

Dragonhunter Dragonhunter

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
August 23, 2022
  • (PvE only) Damage multiplier increased from 0.85 to 1.0.
May 11, 2021
  • Removed the bouncing aspect of this skill. This skill now pierces enemies and inflicts the crippled condition on all enemies if it hits more than one, with a cap of 5 targets.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 0.85 to 0.566.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Puncture Shot has been added to the game.