This article is about the ability. For the bow in the Crucible, see Decimation.
Release date 20 November 2012 (Update)
Members No
Skill Strength
Level 67
Type Basic
Adrenaline +8%
Equipment Dual
Cooldown 7 seconds
Decimate your target's defences, dealing up to 188% weapon damage, or up to 244% weapon damage if they are wearing a shield.
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Decimate is an ability found in the Ability book. It is a Basic Strength ability which requires level 67 Strength to use and only works if two one-handed weapons are wielded. It has a cooldown time of 7 seconds. When activated, the player instantly attacks with both weapons for 37.6-188% of ability damage, or 48.8-244% ability damage if the target is wearing a shield. This ability was buffed to its current state at the same time as the Legacy update, and is now one of the most powerful basic abilities and has the shortest cooldown of any 188% damage basic ability. Decimate no longer shares its cooldown with Havoc, its lower level Attack counterpart.


  • During the EoC beta, Decimate was referred to as Smite, but was later changed to its current name to avoid confusion with the "Smite" prayer.
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