Dec 6, 2011

Warrior Skill Check: Hamstring

This week, let’s take a look at the final skill for the main hand sword, ‘Hamstring’. It can be a very useful and/or obnoxious skill.  

Hamstring is the third skill on the bar for the main hand sword, and it will “Cripple your foe with a precise slash”. The key word here is ‘cripple’. It is a condition which decreases movement speed by 50% and prevents dodging. While crippled, a character will visibly limp when moving. This right here is just an all around good skill. 

In terms of PvP, you can significantly turn the tide with a well timed cripple. A low health fleeing opponent could be cut down, or even a light armored straggler at the back of the pack. Turned to defense, ‘Hamstring’ could end up saving your life if you get over your head in a fight and need to retreat. Especially if you combo this skill with the ‘Savage Leap’ skill we talked about last week. Leap in, slow your foe, and do what you need to in order to come out the victor!

It can be used in a similar manner within PvE. Finish a fleeing enemy or cut and run when things are getting to thick.


  1. The title of this is misleading. Should be Warrior Skill Check: Hamstring

  2. Whoa! Thanks for the heads up, that took me way too long to fix that. ;)

  3. Haha, no problem. It was only a minor issue :P