Arqade is a question and answer site for passionate videogamers on all platforms. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

When I swing my hammer while being surrounded by foes, I think I might be hitting more than 5 at a time, which is meant to be the global area damage cap, but the numbers go away too fast for me to count them.

I know most skills are meant to be capped at 5 targets, but does the same apply do melee?

share|improve this question
Could you please inform what skill are you using? – Eduardo Copat Jan 14 '13 at 11:37
I'm mainly thinking about my Guardian's hammer chain. – mkaito Jan 14 '13 at 20:33
It is possible that if you have 6 foes on the screen, the first strike is hitting 1,2,3,4,5 and then the second swing hits 1,2,3,4,6. The 5 damage indicator may still be fading as the second swing hits. Just a thought. – Emerica. Jan 15 '13 at 20:35
up vote 4 down vote accepted

In this recent statement by a programmer, all player skills are capped at 5 targets.

As we’ve previously said, the AOE target limit on player skills is currently set to 5. That means that any given player skill will hit at most 5 players regardless of how many players are in the area of the skill.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.