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Symbol of Vengeance

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Symbol of Vengeance.png

Symbol of Vengeance

1 Activation time  
8 Recharge time
8 Recharge time
12 Recharge time
Guardian icon small.png Guardian (skill list)
Firebrand icon small.png Firebrand
Main hand axe
Weapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngNo related skill available in slot 4No related skill available in slot 5
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Symbol. Cleave your axe into the ground, reducing enemy movement and carving a razor-sharp symbol of vengeance.

 Damage.png Damage (5x): 1,100 (3.0)?
 Damage.png Damage (5x): 825 (2.25)?
 Fury.png Fury (10.5½s): +25% Critical Chance
 Fury.png Fury (10.5½s): +20% Critical Chance
 Crippled.png Cripple (2s): -50% Movement Speed
 Bleeding.png5 Bleeding (3s): 330 Damage
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 3[sic]
 Duration.png Symbol Duration: 4 seconds
 Radius.png Radius: 180
 Combo.png Combo Field: Light

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Inscription on the Symbol of Vengeance (translated).

Zeal Zeal

Valor Valor

Honor Honor

Virtues Virtues

Firebrand Firebrand


The damage and boons are applied to 5 targets rather than the 3 stated in the tooltip.
Immediately swapping weapons after casting this skill will cause no skills to activate for a couple seconds.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
June 28, 2022
  • Fury: Critical chance bonus increased from 20% to 25% in PvE only.
July 07, 2020
  • Reduced the duration of cripple inflicted from 3 seconds to 2 seconds.
March 04, 2020
  • Increased cooldown from 8 seconds to 12 seconds in PvP only.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient per strike from 0.6 to 0.45.
March 05, 2019
  • Fixed a bug that caused this skill to function improperly with the Symbolic Avenger and Symbolic Power traits.
January 22, 2019
  • Fixed a bug that applied fury around the firebrand instead of at the symbol's location.
December 11, 2018
  • This symbol now applies fury for 1.5 seconds on each pulse in addition to its other effects. The number of targets (both enemies and allies) this skill can affect has been increased from 3 to 5.
December 12, 2017
  • Fixed a bug that prevented this skill from displaying the increased damage dealt when equipped with Symbolic Power.
September 29, 2017
  • Fixed a bug in which this skill caused less damage than expected.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Symbol of Vengeance has been added to the game.