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Disambig icon.png This article is about the type of weapon. For the specific weapon item sold by NPC weaponsmiths, see Rifle (item).


Wheelock Rifle concept art.jpg

Rifle concept art.

The rifle is a type of two-handed weapon that is known for its high single-target damage output and long-range projectiles.

Skills by profession[edit]

# Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

Warrior icon small.png Warrior

1 Fierce Shot.png Fierce Shot 0.75¾ Fire a shot at your target. Gain might if you strike a vulnerable target.
2 Volley.png Volley 20.5½ 1 Fire a volley of shots at your foe.
3 Explosive Shell.png Explosive Shell 0.75¾ 1 Shoot an explosive round that explodes when it hits, striking enemies in a cone behind the initial target.
4 Brutal Shot.png Brutal Shot 0.5½ 1 Evade backward, then fire an immobilizing shot.
5 Rifle Butt.png Rifle Butt 0.5½ 20 Knock back your foe with your rifle butt. Successfully striking a foe recovers ammunition for each of your other rifle skills.
F1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngKill Shot.png Kill Shot 10.25¼ 8 Burst. Fire a powerful shot. Damage increases with adrenaline level.

Berserker icon small.png Berserker

F1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngGun Flame.png Gun Flame 0.75¾ 5 Primal Burst. Fire a fast, flaming shot that explodes on the first foe it hits, interrupting foes in the area.

Engineer icon small.png Engineer

1 Hip Shot.png Rifle Burst 0.5½ Deliver a quick burst of fire that pierces targets, followed by an explosive grenade.
1 ChainGrenade Barrage.png Rifle Burst Grenade Fire an explosive grenade from your rifle.
2 Blunderbuss.png Blunderbuss 0.5½ 6 Fire several shards of shrapnel that inflict more damage the closer you are to foes. You and nearby allies gain might.
3 Net Shot.png Net Shot 9 Immobilize foes with a net shot.
4 Overcharged Shot.png Overcharged Shot 0.5½ 14 Fire a blast so strong that it launches your foe as the recoil frees you from any movement-impairing conditions.
5 Jump Shot.png Jump Shot 1 18 Blast the ground, damaging nearby foes and leaping to your target.

Thief icon small.png Thief

1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngDeath's Judgment.png Death's Judgment 0.5½ 1 Stealth Attack. Reveal yourself and fire a powerful shot at your target.

Deadeye icon small.png Deadeye

1 Brutal Aim.png Brutal Aim 0.75¾ Fire a shot that inflicts vulnerability on your target. Applies additional vulnerability when used against your marked target.
1 ChainDeadly Aim.png Deadly Aim 0.75¾ Kneel. Fire a shot that inflicts vulnerability on your target. Applies additional vulnerability against your marked target.
1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngMalicious Death's Judgment.png Malicious Death's Judgment 0.5½ 1 Stealth Attack. Reveal yourself and fire a powerful shot at your target that pierces but deals less damage to unmarked foes. If this attack hits your mark, it consumes all malice and deals increased damage for each malice consumed.
2 Skirmisher's Shot.png Skirmisher's Shot 0.5½ Fire a bullet that inflicts conditions on your target and grants you a boon.
2 ChainSpotter's Shot.png Spotter's Shot 0.75¾ Kneel. Fire a bullet that grants you boons and inflicts conditions on your target.
3 Double Tap.png Double Tap 0.75¾ Fire two bullets that grant might if they hit your target.
3 ChainThree Round Burst.png Three Round Burst 1 Kneel. Fire three bullets that grant might if they hit your target.
4 Death's Retreat.png Death's Retreat 0.25¼ Shadowstep away from your target and lose conditions. Poisons foes at your starting location.
4 ChainSniper's Cover.png Sniper's Cover 0.25¼ Kneel. Create a barrier of shadows that blocks incoming missiles. Kneeling while within the barrier allows you to use Death's Advance.
4 ChainDeath's Advance.png Death's Advance 0.25¼ Kneel. Shadowstep forward while granting yourself stealth.
5 Kneel.png Kneel 0.5½ 0.5½ Your base and maximum movement speed is reduced. Gain access to kneel skills, which have increased projectile velocity. You can still dodge roll while kneeling. Kneeling is canceled if you swap weapons or use Free Action.
5 ChainFree Action.png Free Action Kneel. Stop kneeling and move freely. If you used at least one kneel skill, gain swiftness.

Mesmer icon small.png Mesmer

1 Friendly Fire.png Friendly Fire 0.75¾ Shoot an illusionary bullet that heals nearby allies on impact.
2 Journey.png Journey 0.5½ 5 Clone. Shoot a bullet through a portal. It reappears above the target location and explodes, damaging enemies and healing allies. Create a clone if you hit an enemy or ally.
3 Inspiring Imagery.png Inspiring Imagery 0.75¾ 12 Throw an inspiring beacon to a target location. The beacon will explode after a short duration, granting boons to nearby allies. The beacon can be detonated early to heal allies and damage enemies.
3 ChainAbstraction.png Abstraction 0.75¾ Detonate your beacon, debilitating enemies and bolstering allies.
4 Phantasmal Sharpshooter.png Phantasmal Sharpshooter 0.75¾ 1 Phantasm. Create a phantasm that shoots a bullet at your target, stunning them.
5 Singularity Shot.png Singularity Shot 0.5½ 20 Shoot a bullet at a target location that explodes upon arrival, granting resistance and barrier to allies. A singularity lingers at the impact point.
5 ChainDimensional Aperture.png Dimensional Aperture Collapse your singularity, creating a single-use portal that will teleport the user to your current location. Increase the cooldown of Singularity Shot.

Mirage icon small.png Mirage

1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngEffervescence.png Effervescence 0.25¼ 1 Ambush. Spray invigorating magic, damaging enemies and healing allies.

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Weapon strength[edit]

See also: Weapon strength

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