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Ranger icon small.png Ranger (skill list)
Main hand axe
Weapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.png
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0.25¼ Activation time  

Bounce your axe between multiple foes, gaining might for each enemy struck.

Damage.png Damage: 330 (0.9)?
Damage.png Damage: 195 (0.533)?
Might.png Might (5s): 30 Condition Damage, 30 Power
Might.png Might (5s): 30 Condition Damage, 30 Power
Number of targets.png Maximum Targets: 2
Combo.png Combo Finisher: Physical Projectile (20% chance)
Range.png Range: 900

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Marksmanship Marksmanship

  • Farsighted Farsighted — Ranger weapon skills deal increased strike damage. Damage is further increased for foes above the range threshold.

Skirmishing Skirmishing

Nature Magic Nature Magic


  • The visual of this skill will show the generic Axe model being thrown instead the axe equipped by the character.
  • If you're using Frostfang or Astralaria, its model will replace the generic model when this skill is used.
  • Attack speed is noticeably slower than the tooltip suggests, at approximately 0.88 seconds per attack.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
June 30, 2022
  • Damage multiplier increased from 0.8 to 0.9 in PvE only.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 0.8 to 0.533. Reduced might duration from 10 seconds to 5 seconds.
May 08, 2018
  • The damage of this skill is no longer split between game modes and will now use the higher 15% damage increase in all modes.
March 27, 2018
  • Increased damage by 14% in PvP and WvW.
  • Increased might duration from 5 seconds to 10 seconds in PvP and WvW.
July 26, 2016
  • The number of times the axe can bounce has been reduced from 2 to 1.
  • Base damage has been increased by 40%.
April 19, 2016
  • Might duration applied by this skill has been increased from 3 seconds to 5 seconds.
  • Increased the cast point by 0.1 seconds.
  • The aftercast delay has been reduced by 0.16 seconds.
September 09, 2014
  • This skill now grants 3 seconds of might on hit.
May 14, 2013
  • Fixed a bug that caused the projectile speed of the following axe skills to be 75% of their intended speed: Ricochet, Splitblade, Winter's Bite, Path of Scars.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Ricochet has been added to the game.