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Health Bar Effect

In-game description:

Deep Wound

Condition. While suffering from this injury, your maximum Health is reduced by 20% and you receive less benefit from healing.


  • A Deep Wound will never reduce the maximum health of a character by more than 100, even if that character's original maximum was over 500.
  • The healing reduction from Deep Wound is 20%.
  • The Health bar of a creature suffering from Deep Wound will show 20% greyed out, even if it accounts for less than 20% of that creature's health.
  • Cruel weapon upgrades lengthen the duration of Deep Wound by 33%.
  • As with all effects that alter maximum health, inflicting a Deep Wound also lowers the target's current health by the same amount. This adjustment will never kill the target, but can bring them down to 1 health and can also give a health deficit, requiring you to be healed for a certain amount before your health rises above 1 again.


Name Target Duration Stats Notes Skill type Attr Cam
Decapitate Decapitate Foe 5..17s
    8 Adrenaline        
deal +5..41 dmg. Lose all energy and adrenaline. Causes critical hit Elite Axe Attack Warrior-icon-smallAxe N
Dismember Dismember Foe 5..17s
    5 Adrenaline        
Axe Attack Warrior-icon-smallAxe C
Eviscerate Eviscerate Foe 5..17s
    8 Adrenaline        
deals +1..25 Dmg Elite Axe Attack Warrior-icon-smallAxe P
Swift Chop Swift Chop Foe 5..17s
    5 Energy     4 Recharge
if blocked. Deals +1..16 dmg. Deals 1..16 dmg if blocked Axe Attack Warrior-icon-smallAxe C
Crushing Blow Crushing Blow Foe 5..17s
    5 Energy     10 Recharge
If knocked down. Hits for +1..16 dmg Hammer Attack Warrior-icon-smallHammer P
Pulverizing Smash Pulverizing Smash Foe 5...17s
    4 Adrenaline        
Only triggers on a knocked down foe, also inflicts Weakness. Hammer Attack Warrior-icon-smallHammer E
Body Blow Body Blow Foe 3...13s
    7 Adrenaline        
+damage, Deep Wound only afflicted when foe has Cracked Armor Melee Attack Warrior-icon-smallStr E
Gash Gash Bleeding Foe 5..17s
    6 Adrenaline        
Strike for +5..17 dmg if target bleeding Sword Attack Warrior-icon-smallSword C
Desperation Blow Desperation Blow Foe 20s
    5 Energy     7 Recharge
+damage, knockdown self & random chance of causing deep wound (20s), bleeding (25s), crippled (15s) or weakness (20s) Melee Attack Warrior-icon-smallTact P
Drunken Blow Drunken Blow Foe 20s
    5 Energy     7 Recharge
+damage, knockdown self & random chance of causing deep wound (20s), bleeding (25s), crippled (15s) or weakness (20s) Melee Attack Warrior-icon-smallTact F
Enraged Lunge Enraged Lunge Foe 5...17s
    5 Energy     5 Recharge
Deals +10...42 damage Elite Pet Attack Ranger-icon-smallBeast F
Accumulated Pain Accumulated Pain Foe 5...17s
    5 Energy 2 Activation 12 Recharge
If target has 2 or more hexes; also deals 15...63 damage Spell Mesmer-icon-smallIll F
Phantom Pain Phantom Pain Foe 5..17s
    5 Energy 2 Activation 15 Recharge
when this hex ends. Foe suffers 1..3 health degen for 10s while hexed. Hex Spell Mesmer-icon-smallIll P
Golden Fang Strike Golden Fang Strike Foe 5..17s
LeadAttack required   5 Energy     4 Recharge
Must follow a lead attack. Only when enchanted. Off-Hand Attack Assassin-icon-smallDagger E
Twisting Fangs Twisting Fangs Foe 5..17s
OffHand required   10 Energy     15 Recharge
Hits for +10..18 dmg. Foe suffers from Bleeding for 5..17s Dual Attack Assassin-icon-smallCrit F
Augury of Death Augury of Death Foe 5..17s
    5 Energy 1 Activation 20 Recharge
For 5...29s, next time foe health < 50%, inflict deep wound for 5...17s & shadow step to foe, half normal range Hex Spell Assassin-icon-smallDeadly N
Impale Impale Foe 5...17s
DualAttack required   5 Energy 1 Activation 15 Recharge
Foe is struck for 25...85 earth damage Skill Assassin-icon-smallDeadly F
Shadow Fang Shadow Fang Foe 5..17s
    10 Energy ¼ Activation 45 Recharge
shadow step to target foe when hex ends return+deep wound Hex Spell Assassin-icon-smallDeadly E
&quot;Find Their Weakness!&quot; "Find Their Weakness!" Ally 5..17s
    10 Energy     15 Recharge
Deep Wound applied when ally hits. Shout Paragon-icon-smallComm N
Cruel Spear Cruel Spear Foe 5..17s
    7 Adrenaline        
if target is still. Hits for +1..25 dmg Elite Spear Attack Paragon-icon-smallSpear N
Merciless Spear Merciless Spear Foe 5..17s
    6 Adrenaline        
if foe has less than 50% health Spear Attack Paragon-icon-smallSpear N
Slayer&#039;s Spear Slayer's Spear Foe 5..17s
    10 Energy     4 Recharge
+5..21 damage, if foe has more health than you inflict deep wound Spear Attack Paragon-icon-smallSpear N
Vicious Attack Vicious Attack Foe 5..13s
    5 Energy     8 Recharge
+ damage, only inflicts deep wound if attack is critical Spear Attack Paragon-icon-smallSpear N
Chest Thumper Chest Thumper Foe 3..17s
    5 Energy     5 Recharge
Deep Wound only applied when foe has Cracked Armor Spear Attack Paragon-icon-smallSpear E
Pious Assault Pious Assault Foe 5..17s
    10 Energy     12 Recharge
Lose 1 enchantment. Hits for +5..17 dmg Melee Attack Dervish-icon-smallScythe N
Reaper&#039;s Sweep Reaper's Sweep Foe {{{inflictdeepwoundduration}}}
    8 Adrenaline        
Elite Scythe Attack Dervish-icon-smallScythe N
Wearying Strike Wearying Strike Foe 3...9s
    5 Energy     6 Recharge
+damage & suffer from weakness Scythe Attack Dervish-icon-smallScythe N
Wounding Strike Wounding Strike Foe 5..17s
    5 Energy     3 Recharge
If you have an enchantment on you Elite Scythe Attack Dervish-icon-smallScythe N

PvE only

Name Target Duration Stats Notes Skill type Attr Cam
&quot;Finish Him!&quot; "Finish Him!" Foe 12...20s
    10 Energy     15 Recharge
If target has less than 50% Health, +Cracked Armor, +damage. Shout Norn E

Related skills

  • Warrior-icon-small Axe Rake (If foe has Deep Wound, +damage and inflict Cripple)
  • Warrior-icon-small Axe Twist (If foe has Deep Wound, +damage and inflict Weakness)
  • Warrior-icon-small Agonizing Chop (If foe has Deep Wound, interrupt)

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