Heavy Cleave

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Heavy Cleave

An active ability found on the second slot of Quarterstaffs.

It is unlocked at mastery level 15.



Heavy Cleave
Energy Cost 32 Unleashes a heavy attack that deals 869 damage to all enemies in front of you.
Cast Time 1s
Range melee
Cooldown 15s


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

Equipment

Melee Weapon
Elder's Black Monk Stave
Elder's Double Bladed Staff
Elder's Grailseeker
Elder's Hand of Justice
Elder's Iron-clad Staff
Elder's Quarterstaff
Elder's Soulscythe
Elder's Staff of Balance

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)
6 May 2021Call to Arms Patch 4 (Balance Patch)Hammers

Ground Pound made it fairly easy to hit enemy clumps in large fights. It has been toned down in various ways to make it more reactable for enemies, especially in smaller group sizes, while staying incredibly strong in large fights.

Iron Breaker offered too much armor shred for its low cooldown, and has been reduced slightly.

Heavy Cleave is now called Heavy Smash. The area was improved to make it easier to land, and a sweet spot was added in the center that deals extra damage. This makes interactions with this ability a bit more interesting and increases the potential maximum damage slightly. Additionally, the entire cast time now also reflects until the weapon hits the ground, making this interaction more consistent. Finally, as a small quality-of-life improvement, normal attacks of One-handed Hammers have received a minor buff.

  • One-handed Hammer Normal Attacks:
    • Attacks per Second: 0.8 → 1
    • Damage per Attack: 49 → 39
  • Iron Breaker (all Hammers):
    • Resistance Reduction: 0.17 → 0.14
  • Heavy Cleave (all Hammers) - ability is now called "Heavy Smash":
    • Area increased slightly; it now extends further, but the cone is also slightly slimmer
    • Cast Time: 1s → 1.4s
    • Hit Delay: 0.5s → 0s
    • Standtime: 1s → 0.5s
    • Now deals more damage directly at the Hammer impact spot:
      • Damage at the center of the impact: 271.95 → 290
      • Damage in the rest of the cone: 271.95 → 266
  • Ground Pound (Grovekeeper):
    • Jump time: 0.5s → 0.66s
    • Radius: 6m → 5.5m
    • Now indicates impact area during the jump
6 May 2021Call to Arms Patch 4 (Balance Patch)Quarterstaffs

The hit-and-run playstyle of Quarterstaffs in Corrupted Dungeons has been toned down, while also trying to retain their playstyles in other content. This change alone will not entirely eliminate the strategy of resetting fights in Corrupted Dungeons, but should help balance the success of Quarterstaffs in this regard. Additional further changes will be made in a future patch to address the reset meta in Corrupted Dungeons.

Heavy Cleave's area was improved, making it easier to hit enemies and giving it a more unique feel. The hit delay has also been removed, making the ability strike much faster.

  • Cartwheel (all Quarterstaffs):
    • Move Speed Bonus: 30% → 20%
    • Buff Duration: 5s → 3s
  • Stun Run (all Quarterstaffs):
    • Buff Duration: 5s → 4s
  • Heavy Cleave (all Quarterstaffs):
    • Adjusted the hit area into a rectangular shape that extends further
    • Hit Delay: 0.5s → 0s
    • Standtime: 1s → 0.5s
    • Damage: 271 → 240
  • Vault Leap (regular Quarterstaff):
    • Standtime: 0.2s → 0.6s
    • Enemy Knockup Duration: 1s → 0.7s
    • Cast Range: 15m → 13m
    • Jump End Position now offset by 3m
    • Visual fixes for jump animation on high ping
11 April 2018Lancelot Patch #4
  • Quarterstaffs:
    • Heavy Cleave:
      • Cast Time: 0.5s -> 1s
      • Damage: 172.84 -> 271.95
    • Separator:
      • Damage: 81.37 -> 149.18
    • Mystic Rocks:
      • Resistance Increase: 0.20 -> 0.10