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Flay is a Barbarian skill from the Basic skill tree. Its features are:

Flay Details and Upgrades



Flay the enemy, dealing 5% damage and inflicting 8% Bleeding damage over 5 seconds.

Lucky Hit Chance: 50%
Damage: Physical Damage
Requires a Slashing weapon
Tags: Basic, Slashing


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Enhanced Flay

Flay has a 15% chance to make the enemy Vulnerable for 3 seconds. Double this chance when using a Two-Handed weapon.

Requires point in Flay.

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Battle Flay

When Flay deals Direct Damage to an enemy, they take x10% increased Bleeding damage from you for the next 3 seconds.

Requires point in Enhanced Flay.

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Combat Flay

When Flay deals Direct Damage to an enemy you gain 3% damage reduction and 50 Thorns for 3 seconds. This stacks up to 4 times.

Requires point in Enhanced Flay.

Other Skills that work with Flay

The following skills either:

  • Create a condition Flay can exploit
  • Exploit a condition Flay creates
Core Tree

Endless Fury

span class="white">Basic Skills generate 10%[x] more Fury when using Two-Handed weapons.

Damage: Physical Damage
Tags: Basic Passive

Weapon Mastery Tree


Your Bleeding effects Slow Healthy enemies by 20%.

Damage: Physical Damage


Cut to the Bone

Your Bleeding effects deal 5%[x] increased damage to Vulnerable enemies.

Damage: Physical Damage

Ultimate Tree

Wrath of the Berserker

Explode into rage, Knocking Back surrounding enemies and gaining Berserking and Unstoppable for 5 seconds. For the next 10 seconds, dealing direct damage with Basic Skills grants Berserking for 5 seconds.

Damage: N/A
Tags: Ultimate, Basic Skill

Key Passives Tree

Walking Arsenal

Dealing direct damage with a Two-Handed Bludgeoning, Two-Handed Slashing, or Dual Wielded weapons grants 10%[x] increased damage for 10 seconds.
While all three damage bonuses are active, you gain an additional 20%[x] increased damage and attack speed.

Damage: Physical Damage
Tags: Dual Wield, Bludgeoning Passive


Gushing Wounds

When causing an enemy to Bleed, you have a chance equal to your Critical Strike Chance to increase the Bleed amount by 140%[x] of your Critical Strike Damage bonus.
Overpowering a Bleeding enemy creates an explosion that inflicts 17% Bleeding damage over 5 seconds.

Damage: Physical Damage

Changes to Flay

Patch 1.3.3, March 5, 2023

  • Damage increased by 10%.
  • Fury gain increased from 13 to 15.

Patch 1.1.1, August 8, 2023

  • Fury gained increased from 10 to 13.

Patch 1.0.3, June 27, 2023

  • Bleeding base damage increased from 36% to 40%.
  • Fury generated increased from 9 to 10.
  • Enhanced Flay - Vulnerable chance increased from 10% to 15%.