Phoenix Talon

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[Special Active: Bravery]
Summons the Phoenix that damages nearby enemies before Elsword absorbs its power to gain a buff.
Vitality Skill
  • Consumes Vitality gauge and acquire Destruction gauge
  • MP consumption ↓ MP gains ↑ when Vitality is activated
Final Enhanced Skill
  • Give Power of Phoenix to nearby allies with half the duration.


Class Level Required
Rune Slayer 35

Skill Information

Mode Damage (Magical)  Party BuffPhoenix PowerParty BuffPhoenix Power Max Hits MP Usage Cooldown
Phoenix Multi Hit Descending Phoenix Movement/Jump Speed Increase
This effect is multiplicative
to your current stats. 
MP Recovery Duration Phoenix Multi Hit Descending Phoenix
Upon Absorbing Magic Projectile Per Second Self Party
PvE 444% 2238% 20% 5 MP 3 MP 15 Seconds N/A 7 1 250 MP 20 Seconds
PvP 151% 680%
PvE 444% 2238% 20% 5 MP 3 MP 15 Seconds 7.5 Seconds 7 1 250 MP 20 Seconds
PvP 151% 680%

Skill Traits

Stage Killing Blow (1) Phoenix Talon Light Phoenix Talon
Attribute Effect Duration (Party) Attribute Effect MP Usage
Self Party
Normal Skill effect's duration increased to 130% 19.5 Seconds N/A MP Usage decreased to 80% 200 MP
[Enhanced] 19.5 Seconds 9.75 Seconds

Total Damage

ModeBaseRune Mastery

Related Skills

Tips and Details

Elsword's appearance while the buff is active
  • The buff cannot absorb projectiles from Special Actives.
  • This skill is extremely useful against Battle Magician's Starballs because the balls hit you several times.
  • The buff does not absorb Rose's bullets though, as they deal physical and not magical damage.
  • Enemies are launched by the initial hits of the skill.
    • The final hit catches the enemies, causing a juggle and preventing them from being knocked down.
  • Elsword is vulnerable right before the Phoenix crashes on him.
  • The phoenix has to land on you for the buff to be applied. If you activate Phoenix Talon and you were moved or hit, you will not receive the buff. The phoenix however, will still attack.
  • Even though it isn't stated in-game, Phoenix Talon inflicts burn on any targets hit by it.
  • While the buff is active, Elsword's hands will glow brightly and he will possess red afterimages as he moves.
  • Curiously, the [Enhanced] effect is applied separately from the self-buff, activating when the skill is first cast rather than when the phoenix descends. This also results in the caster gaining the 50% duration buff during the skill, before the phoenix descends.


Date Changes
08/06/2009 05/04/2011
  • Phoenix Talon added.
02/05/2015 -
  • MP Regen per Second decreased.
07/23/2015 12/16/2015
04/21/2016 05/18/2016
  • Heavy trait changed to Light.
01/25/2017 02/08/2017
  • Phoenix Attack damage increased.
  • Phoenix Descent damage decreased.
04/27/2017 05/10/2017
  • Damage decreased.
  • Magic Projectile Absorption decreased.
  • Natural MP Gain decreased.
  • Duration decreased.
04/05/2018 04/18/2018
  • Damage increased.
06/28/2018 07/11/2018
  • Invincibility frames increased.
02/29/2024 03/27/2024
  • Skill use animation improved to be affected by action speed.
  • Skill use animation can be canceled at a certain period of time after casting.

Alternative Names

Server Name Translation
South Korea 피닉스 탤런 Phoenix Talon
Japan フェニックスタロン Phoenix Talon
China (Simplified Chinese) 凤凰之爪 Phoenix Talon
Germany Phönixklaue Phoenix Talon
Spain Garra de fénix Phoenix Talon
France Serres du Phénix Phoenix Talons
Italy Artiglio di Fenice Phoenix Talon
Poland Szpon Feniksa Phoenix Talon
United Kingdom Phoenix Claw
Brazil Nascer da Fênix Phoenix Birth