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Rift Slash

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Rift Slash.png

Rift Slash

0.5½ Activation time  

Revenant tango icon 20px.png Revenant (skill list)
Main hand sword
Weapon slot 1
Activ. type
Preparation Thrust.png → Brutal Blade.png → Rift Slash.png
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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.