Forceful Swing

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Forceful Swing

An active ability found on the second slot of Quarterstaffs.

It is unlocked at mastery level 40.

Forceful Swing
Energy Cost 51 Hits enemies in a 6m radius around the caster, knocking them 6.81m away. This reduces their damage by 20% and numbs their arms.

Numbed Arms effect: Against players: unable to do normal attacks for 8s. Against mobs: Normal Attack speed is reduced by 50% for 8s.

Cast Time instant
Range self
Cooldown 18s

Note: numerical values are based on gear with 1060 item power.


Ability Preview

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Related Patch Notes

Patch LinkDatePatch NamePatch Notes
28 July 2021Call to Arms Patch 9Added four new icons to better represent the corresponding abilities:
  • Blood Bandit (One-Handed Axe, E-slot)
  • Protective Beam (Enigmatic Staff, E-slot)
  • Arcane Orb (One-Handed Arcane Staff, E-slot)
  • Ground Shaker (Maces, W-slot)
10 April 2019Oberon Patch 2 / Free-to-Play LaunchQuarterstaffs
  • Forceful Swing (all Quarterstaffs):
    • Cooldown: 15s → 18s
  • Hurricane (Iron-Clad Staff):
    • Cooldown increased by 4s
20 June 2018Lancelot Patch #9Quarterstaffs
  • Cartwheel (all Quarterstaffs)
    • Cooldown: 5s → 6s
  • Forceful Swing (all Quarterstaffs)
    • Auto Attack Damage Reduction vs mobs: 30% → 50%
    • Radius: 5m → 6m
  • Mystic Rocks (Staff of Balance)
    • Energy Cost: 0 → 20% of max energy
    • Slow Strength: 60% → 50%
  • Hurricane (Iron-clad Staff)
    • Knockback Distance: 1.91m → 5m
6 December 2017Kay UpdateQuarter Staffs:
  • Cartwheel:
    • Cast range: 4m -> 8m
    • Cooldown: 6s -> 5s
  • Forceful Swing:
    • Debuff duration: 5s -> 8s
    • Against mobs: now also reduces attack speed