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Searing Slash (firebrand)

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the firebrand axe skill. For other skills of the same name, see Searing Slash.

Searing Slash (firebrand).png

Searing Slash

Guardian icon small.png Guardian (skill list)
Firebrand icon small.png Firebrand
Main hand axe
Weapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngNo related skill available in slot 4No related skill available in slot 5
Activ. type
Core Cleave.png → Bleeding Edge.png → 
Searing Slash (firebrand).png
Game link
0.5½ Activation time  
Searing Slash

Unleash your searing axe in an overhand slash, following it up with a magical edge.

Damage.png Damage (2x): 880 (2.4)?
Damage.png Damage (2x): 586 (1.6)?
Burning.png2 Burning (2s): 524 Damage
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 3
Range.png Range: 130

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Zeal Zeal

Radiance Radiance

Firebrand Firebrand

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficients from 0.72/0.72/2.4 to 0.48/0.48/1.6.
December 11, 2018
  • The burning duration of this skill has been increased from 1 second to 2 seconds per hit.
July 10, 2018
  • Altered the animation of this skill to reduce the popping effect.
December 12, 2017
  • This skill has had its animation reviewed and now completes slightly faster than before.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Searing Slash has been added to the game.