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Rupturing Smash

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Rupturing Smash

Warrior icon small.png Warrior (skill list)
Berserker icon small.png Berserker
Profession mechanic
Weapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.png
Primal Burst
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0.75¾ Activation time  5 Recharge time  
Rupturing Smash

Primal Burst. Jump to the targeted location and slam your hammer down, creating a deadly chain of earthen shock waves that immobilize and daze foes.

 Damage.png Damage: 605 (1.5)?
 Damage.png Damage: 460 (1.14)?
 Immobile.png Immobilize (2s): Unable to move.
 Daze.png Daze: 1 second
 Daze.png Daze: 2 seconds
 Radius.png Radius: 360
 Combo.png Combo Finisher: Blast
 Evade.png Defiance Break: 100
 Range.png Range: 600

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Strength Strength

Arms Arms

Defense Defense

Tactics Tactics

Discipline Discipline

Berserker Berserker


  • For clarity, hits 5 targets.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
October 04, 2022
  • Increased attack area from 180 degrees in front of the player to 360 degrees around the player. Increased daze duration from 1 second to 2 seconds in PvP and WvW.
February 28, 2022 End of Dragons release:
  • (Undocumented) Added tooltip fact Defiance Break.
July 07, 2020
  • Icons for daze and stun are now displayed in light purple in skill and trait tooltips.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 1.5 to 1.14.
April 23, 2019
  • Cleaned up animation, and reduced casting time by approximately 0.1 seconds.
February 22, 2017
  • Increased damage by 50%.
October 18, 2016
  • This attack now strikes as a single hit within an arc rather than a cascading damage attack.
  • The effect for this skill has been sped up to better match its new functionality.
  • The radius has been increased to 360.
  • The ground decal size has been increased to match the new radius.
  • The daze duration has been increased to 1 second.
November 04, 2015
  • Added 0.5 seconds of daze to this skill.
  • Increased immobilize duration from 1 second to 2 seconds.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Rupturing Smash has been added to the game.