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Rift Slash

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Rift Slash

Revenant icon small.png Revenant (skill list)
Main hand sword
Weapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.png
Activ. type
Preparation Thrust.png → Brutal Blade.png → 
Rift Slash.png
Game link
0.5½ Activation time  
Rift Slash

Slash foes, creating a rift on them that explodes for additional damage after a short delay.

Damage.png Damage: 330 (0.9)?
Damage.png Rift Damage: 80 (0.2175)?
Damage.png Damage: 220 (0.6)?
Damage.png Rift Damage: 53 (0.145)?
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 3
Duration.png Duration: 1 second
Radius.png Radius: 180
Range.png Range: 130

— In-game description


  • The rift is created on each of up to 3 targets hit by the slash, and each explosion hits 3 targets. A single Rift Slash can hit up to 9 times.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • Updated the animation to be more prominent. Skill timing is unchanged.
  • (Competitive split) Reduced initial strike power coefficient from 0.9 to 0.6. Reduced explosion power coefficient from 0.2175 to 0.145.
May 14, 2019
  • Lowered damage for the full sword attack chain sequence by about 10% in PvP.
July 26, 2016
  • Weapon damage has now been incorporated in this skill's secondary damage component.
  • Base damage has been normalized.
January 26, 2016
  • The damage of this skill has been reduced by 10%.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Rift Slash has been added to the game.