Whirling Wrath

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Whirling Wrath

Guardian icon small.png Guardian (skill list)
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Activ. type
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0.75¾ Activation time  8 Recharge time  
Whirling Wrath

Spin in place and swing your greatsword while hurling powerful projectiles.

Damage.png Damage (7x): 1,274 (3.15)?
Damage.png Damage (7x): 1,127 (2.8)?
Damage.png Projectile Damage: 151 (0.375)?
Damage.png Projectile Damage: 40 (0.1)?
Miscellaneous effect.png Number of Impacts: 7
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Radius.png Radius: 130
Combo.png Combo Finisher: Whirl
Range.png Range: 600

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Zeal Zeal


  • Both the spin and the projectiles deal damage. Projectiles fly out in every direction, so not all will connect with smaller targets.
  • The projectiles do not pierce.
  • The projectiles have a damage type of Lightning and will cause the appropriate death animation.
  • Disabling the "Melee attack assist" option in your settings, which prevents your character from moving into the hitbox of enemies, will allow you to use this skill from the inside of an enemy, hitting with both the melee attack and the projectiles resulting in a substantial increase in total damage to the target.
  • Coefficient: 3.15 for primary strikes (0.45 each * 7) and 2.625 for secondary projectiles (0.375 each * 7), for a total coefficient of 5.775.
  • The projectile(s) from this skill keeps to the ground, meaning that it can be aimed only horizontally; its path vertically is always along the ground. It also means that targets cannot be hit if there is a gap or large elevation in the ground between the target and the caster (eg. harpy jumping puzzle in Uncategorized Fractal).
  • This skill will only make up to 4 whirl finishers despite making up to 7 hits.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
May 02, 2023
  • Fixed an issue that prevented this skill from creating Combo Finisher: Whirl the correct number of times.
February 14, 2023
  • This skill no longer reduces the user's movement speed.
July 07, 2020
  • Increased melee strike power coefficient from 0.3 to 0.4 in PvP and WvW.
  • Reduced projectile power coefficient from 0.25 to 0.1 in PvP and WvW.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient per strike from 0.45 to 0.3 in PvP and WvW.
  • (Competitive split) Reduced projectile power coefficient from 0.375 to 0.25 in PvP and WvW.
  • Fixed a bug in which the projectiles fired by this skill did less damage than expected.
February 22, 2017
  • Reduced recharge from 10 seconds to 8 seconds.
  • Increased damage by 20%.
  • Projectile damage is now listed separately from melee damage.
July 01, 2014
  • Added number of impacts and radius skill facts.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the damage skill fact to display 9 hits instead of 7.
October 07, 2012
  • Reorganized guardian greatsword skills to the following:
    • Skill 2: Whirling Wrath (10 second recharge)
    • Skill 3: Leap of Faith (15 second recharge)
    • Skill 4: Symbol of Wrath (20 second recharge)
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Whirling Wrath has been added to the game.