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Punishing Strikes

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Punishing Strikes

Thief icon small.png Thief (skill list)
Daredevil icon small.png Daredevil
Weapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.png
Activ. type
Staff Strike.png → Staff Bash.png → 
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1 Activation time  
Punishing Strikes

Whirl your staff around, striking nearby enemies.

Damage.png Damage (4x): 848 (2.1)?
Damage.png Damage (4x): 448 (1.114)?
Vulnerability.png4 Vulnerability (8s): +4% Incoming Damage, +4% Incoming Condition Damage
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 3
Combo.png Combo Finisher: Whirl
Range.png Range: 130

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Deadly Arts Deadly Arts

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
November 28, 2023
  • This skill no longer reflects projectiles.
June 27, 2023
  • Increased power coefficient from 1.8 to 2.1 in PvE only.
August 23, 2022
  • (PvE only) Damage multiplier increased from 1.672 to 1.8.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Autoattack Chain: Reduced power coefficients from 0.666/0.666/1.672 to 0.444/0.444/1.114.
July 26, 2016
  • The damage of this skill has been reduced by 5%.
January 26, 2016
  • Staff Autoattack - Staff Strike, Staff Bash, Punishing Strikes: Increased the damage by 36%, 15%, and 33% respectively.
  • This skill's damage has been increased by 44%.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Punishing Strikes has been added to the game.