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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?

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  • Could you please inform what skill are you using? Commented Jan 14, 2013 at 11:37
  • I'm mainly thinking about my Guardian's hammer chain.
    – mkaito
    Commented Jan 14, 2013 at 20:33
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    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.
    Commented Jan 15, 2013 at 20:35

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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.

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