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Spike Barrage

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Spike Barrage

Ranger icon small.png Ranger (skill list)
Pet (skill list)
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2 Activation time  15 Recharge time  
Spike Barrage

Beast. Fire a barrage of spikes at your target.

 Damage.png Damage (10x): 4,550 (2.20)?
 Damage.png Damage (10x): 3,420 (1.65)?
 Range.png Range: 1,200

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Wilderness Survival Wilderness Survival

  • Empathic Bond Empathic Bond — Using a Beast trait[sic] removes conditions from you and your pet. Swapping pets recharges this trait.
  • Poison Master Poison Master — Upon using a Beast ability, your pet's next attack will inflict poison; your poison damage is increased.

Nature Magic Nature Magic

Beastmastery Beastmastery

Soulbeast Soulbeast

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient per strike from 0.22 to 0.165.
May 17, 2016
  • Fixed a bug that caused this skill to fire more projectiles than intended and reduced the overall projectiles to 10.
  • Fixed a bug that caused 33% of the projectiles to deal 33% less damage than intended.
  • Increased all projectile damage by 10%.
  • Missiles are now fired directly at the target instead of at slight angles in the target's direction.
  • The missile launch point has been normalized, fixing a bug that caused some projectiles to fail if the creature was on an incline.
February 24, 2016
  • Reduced the damage of this skill by 25%.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Spike Barrage has been added to the game.