Winter's Bite/history

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February 25, 2020

  • Winter's Bite: This skill is now always an area-of-effect skill even when not traited with Honed Axes. Increased bleeding stacks in PvE from 2 to 3, and increased bleeding duration in PvE from 8 seconds to 12 seconds to match the competitive mode version.
    • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 1.5 to 1.0. Increased bleeding stacks from 2 to 3.
Winter's Bite.png

Winter's Bite

0.5½ Activation time  10 Recharge time  

Profession
Ranger tango icon 20px.png Ranger (skill list)
Weapon
Main hand axe
 
Weapon slot 3
Game link

Throw an axe to chill the area around your foe. Your pet's next attack inflicts weakness.

 Damage.png Damage: 458 (1.25)?
 Damage.png Damage: 367 (1.0)?
 Bleeding.png3 Bleeding (12s): 792 Damage
 Chilled.png Chilled (4s): -66% Skill Recharge Rate, -66% Movement Speed
 Weakness.png Weakness (10s): -50% Endurance Regeneration, 50% Fumble (Unrestricted)
 Weakness.png Weakness (4s): -50% Endurance Regeneration, 50% Fumble (Unrestricted)
 Range.png Range: 900
 Radius.png Blast Radius: 240
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5

— In-game description [?]

January 22, 2019

  • Winter's Bite: The weakness effect applied to the pet's next attack will now be removed if an attack fails to hit.

December 11, 2018

  • Winter's Bite: The duration of weakness that this skill grants has been split between game modes. It now inflicts 4 seconds of weakness in PvP and WvW while keeping a 10-second duration in PvE.
Winter's Bite.png

Winter's Bite

0.5½ Activation time  10 Recharge time  

Profession
Ranger tango icon 20px.png Ranger (skill list)
Weapon
Main hand axe
 
Weapon slot 3
Game link

Throw an axe to chill your foe. Your pet's next attack inflicts weakness.

 Damage.png Damage: 458 (1.25)?
 Damage.png Damage: 550 (1.5)?
 Bleeding.png2 Bleeding (8s): 352 Damage
 Bleeding.png2 Bleeding (12s): 528 Damage
 Chilled.png Chilled (4s): -66% Skill Recharge Rate, -66% Movement Speed
 Weakness.png Weakness (10s): -50% Endurance Regeneration, 50% Fumble (Unrestricted)
 Weakness.png Weakness (4s): -50% Endurance Regeneration, 50% Fumble (Unrestricted)
 Range.png Range: 900

— In-game description [?]

March 27, 2018

  • Winter's Bite: Increased damage by 20% in PvP and WvW.
    • Increased the bleeding duration from 8 seconds to 12 seconds in PvP and WvW.
Winter's Bite.png

Winter's Bite

0.5½ Activation time  10 Recharge time  

Profession
Ranger tango icon 20px.png Ranger (skill list)
Weapon
Main hand axe
 
Weapon slot 3
Game link

Throw an axe to chill your foe. Your pet's next attack inflicts weakness.

 Damage.png Damage: 458 (1.25)?
 Damage.png Damage: 550 (1.5)?
 Bleeding.png2 Bleeding (8s): 352 Damage
 Bleeding.png2 Bleeding (12s): 528 Damage
 Chilled.png Chilled (4s): -66% Skill Recharge Rate, -66% Movement Speed
 Weakness.png Weakness (10s): -50% Endurance Regeneration, 50% Fumble (Unrestricted)
 Range.png Range: 900

— In-game description [?]

December 12, 2017

  • Winter's Bite: Bleeding stacks have been adjusted from 3 stacks for 5 seconds to 2 stacks for 8 seconds.
Winter's Bite.png

Winter's Bite

0.5½ Activation time  10 Recharge time  

Profession
Ranger tango icon 20px.png Ranger (skill list)
Weapon
Main hand axe
 
Weapon slot 3
Game link

Throw an axe to chill your foe. Your pet's next attack inflicts weakness.

 Damage.png Damage: 458 (1.25)?
 Bleeding.png2 Bleeding (8s): 352 Damage
 Chilled.png Chilled (4s): -66% Skill Recharge Rate, -66% Movement Speed
 Weakness.png Weakness (10s): -50% Endurance Regeneration, 50% Fumble (Unrestricted)
 Range.png Range: 900

— In-game description [?]

August 08, 2017

  • Winter's Bite: Unsplit this skill from PvP. The higher 150% damage will now be used in all game types.
Winter's Bite.png

Winter's Bite

0.5½ Activation time  10 Recharge time  

Profession
Ranger tango icon 20px.png Ranger (skill list)
Weapon
Main hand axe
 
Weapon slot 3
Game link

Throw an axe to chill your foe. Your pet's next attack inflicts weakness.

 Damage.png Damage: 458 (1.25)?
 Bleeding.png3 Bleeding (5s): 330 Damage
 Chilled.png Chilled (4s): -66% Skill Recharge Rate, -66% Movement Speed
 Weakness.png Weakness (10s): -50% Endurance Regeneration, 50% Fumble (Unrestricted)
 Range.png Range: 900

— In-game description [?]

June 20, 2017

  • Winter's Bite: The damage of this skill has been increased by 150%. (PvP only)
Winter's Bite.png

Winter's Bite

0.5½ Activation time  10 Recharge time  

Profession
Ranger tango icon 20px.png Ranger (skill list)
Weapon
Main hand axe
 
Weapon slot 3
Game link

Throw an axe to chill your foe. Your pet's next attack inflicts weakness.

 Damage.png Damage: 183 (0.5)?
 Damage.png Damage: 458 (1.25)?
 Bleeding.png3 Bleeding (5s): 330 Damage
 Chilled.png Chilled (4s): -66% Skill Recharge Rate, -66% Movement Speed
 Weakness.png Weakness (10s): -50% Endurance Regeneration, 50% Fumble (Unrestricted)
 Range.png Range: 900

— In-game description [?]

April 19, 2016

  • Winter's Bite: The chill duration of this skill has been increased from 3 seconds to 4 seconds and now also applies 3 stacks of bleeding for 5 seconds.
    • The aftercast delay has been reduced by 0.32 seconds.
Winter's Bite.png

Winter's Bite

0.5½ Activation time  10 Recharge time  

Profession
Ranger tango icon 20px.png Ranger (skill list)
Weapon
Main hand axe
 
Weapon slot 3
Game link

Throw an axe to chill your foe. Your pet's next attack inflicts weakness.

 Damage.png Damage: 168 (0.5)?
 Bleeding.png3 Bleeding (5s): 330 Damage
 Chilled.png Chilled (4s): -66% Skill Recharge Rate, -66% Movement Speed
 Weakness.png Weakness (10s): -50% Endurance Regeneration, 50% Fumble (Unrestricted)
 Range.png Range: 900

— In-game description [?]

July 01, 2014

  • Winter's Bite: Fixed the description and icon of the pet buff to better match its skill functionality.

December 10, 2013

Winter's Bite.png

Winter's Bite

0.5½ Activation time  10 Recharge time  

Profession
Ranger tango icon 20px.png Ranger (skill list)
Weapon
Main hand axe
 
Weapon slot 3
Game link

Throw an axe to chill your foe. Your pet's next attack inflicts weakness.

 Damage.png Damage: 168 (0.5)?
 Chilled.png Chilled (3s): -66% Skill Recharge Rate, -66% Movement Speed
 Weakness.png Weakness (10s): -50% Endurance Regeneration, 50% Fumble (Unrestricted)
 Range.png Range: 900

— In-game description [?]

June 25, 2013

  • Winter's Bite:. Fixed an issue so that it now chills for 3 seconds (as listed in the tooltip) instead of 2 seconds.

May 14, 2013

Original version

Winter's Bite.png

Winter's Bite

0.5½ Activation time  10 Recharge time  

Throw an axe to chill your foe. Your pet's next attack inflicts weakness.

 Damage.png Damage: 168 (0.5)?
 Chilled.png Chilled (3s): -66% Skill Recharge Rate, -66% Movement Speed
 Range.png Range: 900

— In-game description [?]