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PvE skill quick references
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Quest-medium This skill may be earned from a quest. See skill information for details.

Adrenaline Adrenaline requirement

Energy Energy requirement

Activation Activation time

Recharge Recharge time

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Resurrection Signet Resurrection Signet Signet. Resurrect target party member. That party member is returned to life with 100% Health and 25% Energy. This signet only recharges when you gain a morale boost.
        3 Activation    
Core   Quest-medium

Note: Resurrection Signet is the only common skill that is not PvE-specific. For the sake of simplicity it is included in this list.

Asura skills

Air of Superiority Air of Superiority Skill. For 20...28 seconds, you gain a random Asura benefit every time you gain experience from killing an enemy.
    5 Energy     20 Recharge
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium
Asuran Scan Asuran Scan Hex Spell. For 9...11 seconds, your attacks cannot miss target foe. Killing a foe hexed with Asuran Scan removes 5% death penalty
    5 Energy     5 Recharge
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium
Mental Block Mental Block Enchantment Spell. For 5...10 seconds you have a 50% chance to block attacks. This enchantment is reapplied every time an enemy strikes you.
    10 Energy 1 Activation 15 Recharge
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium
Mindbender Mindbender Enchantment Spell. For 10...15 seconds, you move 20...30% faster and your spells take 20% less time to cast.
    5 Energy 1 Activation 24 Recharge
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium
Pain Inverter Pain Inverter Hex Spell. For 6...9 seconds, every time target foe deals damage that foe takes 100...132% of the damage it causes (maximum 80 damage).
    10 Energy 1 Activation 20 Recharge
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium
Radiation Field Radiation Field Ward Spell. For 5 seconds, foes in the area have -4...6 Health degeneration. When the portal ends, foes in the area are Diseased for 12...18 seconds.
    15 Energy 2 Activation 12 Recharge
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium
Smooth Criminal Smooth Criminal Spell. For 10...18 seconds, one random spell is disabled for target foe and Smooth Criminal is replaced by that spell. You gain 5...9 Energy.
    5 Energy 1 Activation 20 Recharge
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium
Summon Ice Imp Summon Ice Imp Spell. Summon a level 14...19 Ice Imp that lives for 40...56 seconds and has Ice Spikes. Only 1 Asura Summon can be active at a time.
    10 Energy 3 Activation 60 Recharge
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium
Summon Mursaat Summon Mursaat Spell. Summon a level 14...19 Mursaat that lives for 40...56 seconds and has Enervating Charge. Only 1 Asura Summon can be active at a time.
    10 Energy 3 Activation 60 Recharge
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium
Summon Naga Shaman Summon Naga Shaman Spell. Summon a level 14...19 Naga Shaman that lives for 40...56 seconds and has Stoning. Only 1 Asura Summon can be active at a time.
    10 Energy 3 Activation 60 Recharge
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium
Summon Ruby Djinn Summon Ruby Djinn Spell. Summon a level 14...19 Ruby Djinn that lives for 40...56 seconds and has Immolate. Only 1 Asura Summon can be active at a time.
    10 Energy 3 Activation 60 Recharge
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium
Technobabble Technobabble Spell. Target foe and all adjacent foes are struck for 30...38 damage. If target foe is not a boss, that foe and all adjacent foes are Dazed for 3...5 seconds.
    10 Energy 1 Activation 10 Recharge
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium

Deldrimor skills

Alkar's Alchemical Acid Alkar's Alchemical Acid Spell. Throw Alkar's Alchemical Acid at target foe. Target and adjacent foes are struck for 40...48 damage. Destroyers take an additional 45...65 damage and they have Cracked Armor for 14...19 seconds.
    10 Energy 1 Activation 10 Recharge
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium
Black Powder Mine Black Powder Mine Trap. When Black Powder Mine is triggered, all nearby foes are struck for 20...28 damage, become Blinded, and begin Bleeding for 7...9 seconds. Black Powder Mine ends after 90 seconds. While activating this Skill you are easily interrupted.
    10 Energy 2 Activation 20 Recharge
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium
Brawling Headbutt Brawling Headbutt Skill. You headbutt target touched foe, dealing 45...65 damage and knocking down that foe if it hits.
    7 Adrenaline ¾ Activation    
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium
Breath of the Great Dwarf Breath of the Great Dwarf Spell. All party members are relieved of Burning and are healed for 50...58 Health.
    10 Energy ¼ Activation 15 Recharge
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium
"By Ural's Hammer!" "By Ural's Hammer!" Shout. For 30 seconds, all dead party members within earshot are resurrected with full Health and Energy. Resurrected party members deal 25% .. 33% more damage. When this skill ends, affected party members die. This skill does not incur a death penalty.
    5 Energy     60 Recharge
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium
"Don't Trip!" "Don't Trip!" Shout. For 3...5 seconds, party members within earshot cannot be knocked down.
    5 Energy     20 Recharge
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium
Drunken Master Drunken Master Stance. For 72...86 seconds, your movement and attack speeds are increased by 10...14%. If you are drunk while activating this skill, your movement and attack speeds are increased by 25...31% instead.
    5 Energy     60 Recharge
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium
Dwarven Stability Dwarven Stability Enchantment Spell. For 24...29 seconds, your stances last 55...91% longer. If you activated this skill while drunk, you cannot be knocked down.
    5 Energy ¼ Activation 30 Recharge
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium
Ear Bite Ear Bite Skill. Target touched foe takes 50...66 piercing damage and begins Bleeding for 15...23 seconds.
    4 Adrenaline ¾ Activation    
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium
Great Dwarf Armor Great Dwarf Armor Enchantment Spell. For 22...36 seconds, target ally has +24 armor, +60 maximum Health, and an additional +24 armor against Destroyers.
    5 Energy 1 Activation 10 Recharge
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium
Great Dwarf Weapon Great Dwarf Weapon Weapon Spell. For 20 seconds, target other ally's weapon strikes for +15...19 damage and has a 28...38% chance to cause knock down.
    10 Energy 1 Activation 5 Recharge
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium
Light of Deldrimor Light of Deldrimor Spell. All foes in the area are struck for 55...80 holy damage. The location of hidden objects are briefly indicated on your Compass. Any hidden objects in the area are revealed.
    5 Energy ¾ Activation 20 Recharge
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium
Low Blow Low Blow Skill. Strike target foe for 45...65 damage. If target foe is knocked down, that foe takes an additional 30...46 damage and suffers from Cracked Armor for 14...19 seconds.
    6 Adrenaline ¾ Activation    
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium
Snow Storm Snow Storm Spell. Create a Snow Storm at target foe's location. For 5 seconds, foes adjacent to that location are struck for 30...38 cold damage each second.
    10 Energy 1 Activation 10 Recharge
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium

Ebon Vanguard skills

Deft Strike Deft Strike Ranged Attack. If this attack hits, target foe takes 18...28 damage. If that foe has Cracked Armor, it begins Bleeding for 18...28 seconds.
    5 Energy ½ Activation 8 Recharge
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium
Ebon Battle Standard of Courage Ebon Battle Standard of Courage Ward Spell. You plant an Ebon Battle Standard of Courage at your current location. For 14...19 seconds, non-spirit allies in this area gain +24 armor and an additional +24 armor against Charr.
    10 Energy 1 Activation 20 Recharge
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium
Ebon Battle Standard of Honor Ebon Battle Standard of Honor Ward Spell. You plant an Ebon Battle Standard of Honor at your current location. For 14...19 seconds, non-spirit allies in this area strike for +8...14 damage and an additional +7...9 against Charr.
    10 Energy 1 Activation 20 Recharge
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium
Ebon Battle Standard of Wisdom Ebon Battle Standard of Wisdom Ward Spell. You plant an Ebon Battle Standard of Wisdom at your current location. For 14...19 seconds, non-spirit allies in this area have a 44...57% chance to halve skill recharge time of spells they cast.
    10 Energy 1 Activation 20 Recharge
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium
Ebon Escape Ebon Escape Spell. Shadow Step to target other ally. You and that ally are healed for 70...97 Health.
    5 Energy ¼ Activation 10 Recharge
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium
Ebon Vanguard Assassin Support Ebon Vanguard Assassin Support Spell. Summon a level 14...19 Ebon Vanguard Assassin that has Iron Palm, Fox Fangs, and Nine Tail Strike. This summoned Assassin Shadow Steps to target foe. If target foe is a Charr, the Assassin lives for 24...29 seconds. If the target foe is not a Charr, the Assassin lives for 12...14 seconds.
    10 Energy 1 Activation 30 Recharge
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium
Ebon Vanguard Sniper Support Ebon Vanguard Sniper Support Spell. Target foe is struck for 54...83 piercing damage and begins Bleeding for 5...21 seconds. This attack[sic] has a 10% chance of doing an additional 540...828 piercing damage. If this attack hits a Charr it has a 25% chance of doing an additional 540...828 piercing damage.
    10 Energy 1 Activation 15 Recharge
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium
Signet of Infection Signet of Infection Signet. If target foe is Bleeding, that foe is Diseased for 13...19 seconds.
        1 Activation 10 Recharge
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium
Sneak Attack Sneak Attack Melee Attack. If this attack hits, target foe is Blinded for 5...7 seconds. This attack counts as a lead attack.
    5 Energy     5 Recharge
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium
Tryptophan Signet Tryptophan Signet Signet. For 14...19 seconds, target foe and all adjacent foes move and attack 23...37% slower.
        1 Activation 15 Recharge
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium
Weakness Trap Weakness Trap Trap. When Weakness Trap is triggered, all nearby foes are Weakened for 10...18 seconds and take 24...45 lightning damage. All Charr are knocked down. Weakness Trap ends after 90 seconds. While activating this skill, you are easily interrupted.
    10 Energy 2 Activation 30 Recharge
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium
Winds Winds Ebon Vanguard Ritual. Create a level 4...9 spirit. All foes within its range have a 15% chance to miss with ranged attacks. This spirit dies after 54...83 seconds.
    5 Energy 5 Activation 30 Recharge
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium

Lightbringer skills

Lightbringer's Gaze Lightbringer's Gaze Skill. Target demonic servant of Abaddon takes 100 holy damage and is interrupted. This skill strikes one additional foe in the area for each rank of Lightbringer you have attained. This skill is disabled for 15 seconds after it is used.
    5 Energy 1 Activation 15 Recharge
Nightfall PvE
only
 
Lightbringer Signet Lightbringer Signet Signet. If you are within the area of a demonic servant of Abaddon, you gain 3...5 strikes of adrenaline and 16...24 Energy.
        ¼ Activation 25 Recharge
Nightfall PvE
only
 

Norn skills

A Touch of Guile A Touch of Guile Hex Spell. Target touched foe takes 44...73 damage. If target foe was knocked down, that foe cannot attack for 5...7 seconds.
    5 Energy ¾ Activation 15 Recharge
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium
Club of a Thousand Bears Club of a Thousand Bears Melee Attack. If this attack hits, you deal +6...8 damage for each adjacent foe (maximum 60 damage). If target foe is non-human it is knocked down.
    5 Energy     12 Recharge
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium
"Dodge This!" "Dodge This!" Shout. For 16...19 seconds, your next attack cannot be blocked and does +14...19 damage.
    4 Adrenaline        
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium
Feel No Pain Feel No Pain Skill. For 30 seconds you have +2...3 Health regeneration. If you are drunk when activating this skill you also have +200...280 maximum Health.
    5 Energy     20 Recharge
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium
"Finish Him!" "Finish Him!" Shout. If target foe has less than 50% Health, that foe takes 44...73 damage and suffers from Cracked Armor and a Deep Wound for 12...18 seconds.
    10 Energy     15 Recharge
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium
"I Am the Strongest!" "I Am the Strongest!" Shout. Your next 5...7 attacks do an additional +14...19 damage.
    5 Energy     20 Recharge
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium
"I Am Unstoppable!" "I Am Unstoppable!" Shout. For 16...19 seconds, you have +24 armor and cannot be knocked down or Crippled.
    5 Energy     30 Recharge
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium
Raven Blessing Raven Blessing Elite Form. You lose all effects and take on the aspect of the raven. For 60 seconds, you have 80 armor, 660...692 Health, and a 20...28% chance to block. All your attributes are set to 0 and raven attacks replace your skills.
    10 Energy     60 Recharge
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium
Ursan Blessing Ursan Blessing Elite Form. You lose all effects and take on the aspect of the bear. For 60 seconds, you have 100 armor and 750...790 Health. All your attributes are set to 0 and bear attacks replace your skills.
    10 Energy     60 Recharge
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium
Volfen Blessing Volfen Blessing Elite Form. You lose all effects and take on the aspect of the wolf. For 60 seconds, you have 80 armor, 660...692 Health, and 2...4 Health regeneration. All your attributes are set to 0 and wolf attacks replace your skills.
    10 Energy     60 Recharge
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium
"You Are All Weaklings!" "You Are All Weaklings!" Shout. Target foe and foes adjacent to target are Weakened for 8...11 seconds.
    5 Energy     12 Recharge
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium
"You Move Like a Dwarf!" "You Move Like a Dwarf!" Shout. Target foe is knocked down and takes 44...73 damage. When that foe gets up, it is Crippled for 8...14 seconds.
    10 Energy     10 Recharge
Eye of the North PvE
only
Quest-medium

Sunspear skills

Sunspear Rebirth Signet Sunspear Rebirth Signet Signet. Resurrect target dead party member at your location with full health[sic] and 10% energy[sic] for each Sunspear rank you have attained. This signet can only be used once per mission unless recharged by a morale boost.
        3 Activation    
Nightfall PvE
only
 

No title

Signet of Capture Signet of Capture Signet. Choose one skill from a nearby dead Boss of your profession. Signet of Capture is permanently replaced by that skill. If that skill was elite, gain 250 XP for every level you have earned.
        2 Activation 2 Recharge
Core PvE
only
 

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