Demoralise

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Demoralise is a basic Ranged ability that is unlocked from the Scare Tactics book. It stuns and knocks back the target, dealing 20-100% ability damage.

The stun from Demoralise is not long enough to gain the effect from Piercing Shot, as the stun only lasts for 1.2 seconds and abilities may only be activated every 1.8 seconds.

Compared to its melee counterpart, Kick, it does not require being in melee distance and can attack from a distance. The 1 square knockback and stun only happens if the attack successfully hits and the mob is 1x1 square size.

The threshold version of this ability is Rout.

This ability shares its cooldown timer with other basic stuns (Backhand, Kick, Binding Shot, Impact, and Shock). Unlike Binding Shot, Demoralise does not bind the target.

Despite being a free-to-play item, Scare Tactics can only be obtained by members. Free players can only obtain it by trading. Therefore, unlike the melee variants, Shock, Horror, Demoralise, and Rout are impossible to unlock in free-to-play Ironman Mode.

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