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Shattering Blow

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Shattering Blow

Not available underwater  
Warrior icon small.png Warrior (skill list)
Berserker icon small.png Berserker
Training cost
15 Hero points
Game link
0.5½ Activation time  15 Recharge time  
Shattering Blow

Rage. Summon a rock that blocks attacks, then shatter it to send out rock fragments that inflict bleeding on all foes in front of you. Extends the duration of berserk mode if it hits.

Damage.png Damage: 399 (1.5)?
Damage.png Damage: 133 (0.5)?
Bleeding.png4 Bleeding (10s): 880 Damage
Bleeding.png2 Bleeding (10s): 440 Damage
Stability.png Stability (2s): Cannot be knocked down, pushed back, pulled, launched, stunned, dazed, floated, sunk, feared, or taunted.
Shattering Blow.png Rock Guard (0.5½s): Block incoming attacks.
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Duration.png Duration Increase: 3 seconds
Duration.png Duration Increase: 1 second
Miscellaneous effect.png Reflect Missiles
Range.png Range: 600

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Arms Arms

Defense Defense

Tactics Tactics

Berserker Berserker

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 14, 2023
  • Reduced cooldown from 20 to 15 in PvP and WvW.
October 04, 2022
  • Reduced bonus berserk mode extension from 3 seconds to 1 second in PvP and WvW. This skill now grants adrenaline (10 in PvP and WvW and 5 in PvE).
August 23, 2022
  • (PvE only) Damage multiplier increased from 1 to 1.5.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 1.0 to 0.5. Reduced number of bleeding stacks from 4 to 2. Increased cooldown from 15 seconds to 20 seconds.
July 16, 2019
  • Increase berserk extension from 2 seconds to 3 seconds.
April 23, 2019
  • This skill no longer grants adrenaline. It now extends berserk duration by 2 seconds on hit.
January 26, 2016
  • This skill now blocks all attacks for its duration and grants 2 stacks of stability for 2 seconds.
  • Its adrenaline gain has been increased to 10.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Shattering Blow has been added to the game.