Talk:"Can't Touch This!"

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Haha! Confirmed here. The joke is great. I had a similiar skill idea previously with the exactly same name. Thos of who yo don't understand this, please see lyrics here or a GW music video here. :D

And btw, here is the long waited nerf for touchers. It wont affect PvE thou, poor monsters. :( --Gem-icon-sm.png (talk) 16:26, 19 September 2006 (CDT)

I'm sure we'll see this on one wicked-cool boss, at least. — 130.58 (talk) 19:52, 19 September 2006 (CDT)
A P/W boss with Hammer Mastery! --Theeth Assassin (talk) 20:23, 19 September 2006 (CDT)
I dunno, I find it hard to believe that you can really use this skill with less than 16 Hammer Mastery. — 130.58 (talk) 20:36, 19 September 2006 (CDT)
Although, as we all know, only a Paragon primary truly has enough bling to rap battle. Here's hoping this is his dance, too. — 130.58 (talk) 20:43, 19 September 2006 (CDT)
Now I'm really looking forward to the introduction of the warrior shout "Hammertime!". :D --Tetris L 03:53, 20 September 2006 (CDT)
"While wielding a hammer, you have a 75% chance to evade attacks." I am bobo 10:53, 1 October 2006 (CDT)
I'm sooooo hoping they put a skill called Hammertime in Campaign 4 LoL! 08:27, 22 February 2007 (CST)

Thus, the epitaph of the Gale-Executioner is finally written. :) First he was reduced to an "Axe-Shocker" and now, he can't even touch anyone. With "Axe Shockers" being the cookie cutter build in HA (and probably will remain even after nerfing Eviscerate), you can expect this skill to get a lot of usage earlier till people find the "next big thing" in "easy to implement wover-powered warrior builds." --Karlos 20:37, 19 September 2006 (CDT)

Don't forget touchies! — 130.58 (talk) 20:42, 19 September 2006 (CDT)
Will everyone stop jumping the gun. We don't know the duration, recharge, or even cost of this shout so we cannot possibly declare that it nerfs anything yet. Besides, Death's Charge warriors are very effective also. Chuiu Me Icon.png(T/C) 15:14, 20 September 2006 (CDT)

Indeed. Depending on duration, this may not change anything for Alliance/Competitive missions. "Within Earshot" is really not that far. Arshay Duskbrow 16:07, 20 September 2006 (CDT)

Healing Touch[edit source]

I seriously doubt this will be affected. For one its not offensive, so it will probably get by because of that. And if not that then the fact that its the only touch skill that is a spell. Though I guess we'll find out this weekend... Chuiu Me Icon.png(T/C) 22:50, 19 September 2006 (CDT)

Not the only. Don't forget Star Burst.
And Healing Burst. And other touch range spells. And Hex Eater Signet. It's only vs touch skills I guess, not spells. 04:15, 20 September 2006 (CDT)
Healing spells should not be affected because the discription says "skills used on friends [of the player, i.e. allies]". This is the same way Shame only affects spells used on allies, while Guilt only affects spells used on foes. --Tetris L 04:36, 20 September 2006 (CDT)
Annoyingly this skill does prevent helping skills such as healing touch and healing burst from working, perhaps it will be changed before the release of the full game or even before the weekend is over Wyvern Afini 19:10, 23 September 2006 (CDT)

Build idea.[edit source]

P/W. Hammer. Using this skill, some knockdowns, and Awe. You could totally make it work. — 130.58 (talk) 23:03, 19 September 2006 (CDT)

Or an R/P Kiting specialist. sprinting around random arenas, shouting "Can't Touch This!" whenever able. This one's just for fun though.
But then it wouldn't be hammer time. — 130.58 (talk) 02:33, 20 September 2006 (CDT)
Stop. Right now :p — Skuld 02:47, 20 September 2006 (CDT)
This is to stop blackout and Shock more than anything... Vamp has high recharge anyway. A hamme war with wild blow and maybe an assassin could kill a toucher pretty quick. You don't need to make a build specifically targetted against touchers to win against them-- you just need a good team. Silk Weaker 00:00, 24 September 2006 (CDT)#
[Build:P/W ParaThumper] Enjoy :) Banito 03:40, 10 December 2006 (CST)
Break it down! Zaros 10:52, 27 February 2007 (CST)

LOL!!!!![edit source]

Had to be said, and it was important enough to give it's own header. --Jamie (Talk Page) 01:27, 20 September 2006 (CDT)

:D — Skuld 02:31, 20 September 2006 (CDT)
Omfg, I can't belive this! Pure genius! Even if Nightfall totally sucks, I'm still going to buy it alone for all the cool shouts. Now male Paragons only need to do the appropriate dance... :D --84-175 (talk) 04:51, 20 September 2006 (CDT)
QFT - LOL. :D ~ Nilles (chat) 10:30, 21 September 2006 (CDT)

Uh-oh...[edit source]

Throw Dirt, Signet of Midnight, Blinding Powder. Are those both going to count as touch skills also? (Seems that way.) If so, that's most of the sources of blindness right there... hmm, quite a powerful skill indeed. — 130.58 (talk) 20:39, 21 September 2006 (CDT)

Blinding Flash, Shadowsong, ... --Theeth Assassin (talk) 20:46, 21 September 2006 (CDT)
Gah, Shadowsong >.< But yeah, SoM and Throw Dirt are gonna be ouch'd... Just glad that Grasps of Insanity at ToPK won't get this skill... :P Me, I'm more worried about what it'll do to Shock... the [Build:A/E Falling Shocker] is gonna be hurting if this gets overpowered... --Armond Warblade Warrior(talk) 21:08, 21 September 2006 (CDT)
Edit: Blinding Powder isn't a touch skill. It's "target foe". It just looks like a touch skill because by the time you finish your combo you're going to be right next to the guy anyway. --Armond Warblade Warrior(talk) 18:20, 24 September 2006 (CDT)

Counter.[edit source]

Cast Plague Touch four times. Follow with actual touch combo. ;) — 130.58 (talk) 19:16, 23 September 2006 (CDT)

Still is good at stopping any kind of touchers, plague touches will still drain energy whether you have expertise or not, as well as take around 3 seconds to get all 4 done, you usually cant stand in front of a person for 3 seconds failing touch skills without them noticing anything Wyvern Afini 11:38, 24 September 2006 (CDT)
Skill failures not already in-progress before a 'spell failure' skill goes up usually fail instantly, without any penalty beyond energy loss and exhaustion, when applicable. I never unlocked this, so it's only theorycraft, but I'd imagine the same holds true for touch skills. Most likely, you can spam those touches instantly wearing out the failures in no time at all. With Plague Touch, that'd be a mere 8 energy lost, with 13 expertise or more. Unless anyone else's experience says otherwise? Merengue 20:20, 25 September 2006 (CDT)
It is as you say. I tried it out, not only vs touchers, but a D/Me with Signet of Midnight and Sand Shards attacked me. Signet of Midnight has 15 sec recharge, but he wore through failures in less than a second. For free I might add(it's a signet). This only counters: Shock(shock warrior has no chance of getting through with all that exhaustion), Vamp touch on necro(60 energy for 4 failures), blackout on mesmer(40 en for 4 failures). R/Me with blackout still gets off easy. It only costs energy and in some cases exhaustion. No recharge, no cast time, no aftercast occurs on failures. Works the same as Spell Breaker and Shadow Form in that regard. Someone please add this info on the skill page, as most people assume recharge occurs. --Spura 12:40, 26 September 2006 (CDT)

Not much of a "touch counter" after all then...sigh. Maybe it'll get a buff. Arshay Duskbrow 14:21, 26 September 2006 (CDT)

As said, it's more a counter for Shock and Blackout than anything. Believe it or not, a cripshot cannot spam blacout 4 times. Energy is precious to a cripshot. Debshotting (or E burning one) can really reduce their effectiveness. --Silk Weaker 09:43, 29 September 2006 (CDT)

Um...[edit source]

So why do we get this skill when the male Paragon's dance is "Beat It"? I'm disappointed, I wanted an MC Hammer dance. 20:31, 23 September 2006 (CDT)

Ditto. Is there a petition we can sign? — 130.58 (talk) 21:46, 23 September 2006 (CDT)

Capital T[edit source]

Nowhere do I see the t in 'can't' capitalized. Care to provide proof of this (like maybe a picture of the cd). Everytime I search for it, I get this cd cover. Chuiu Me Icon.png(T/C) 19:17, 24 September 2006 (CDT)

Give me five minutes to take a pic of my iTunes thing and figure out how to upload it. --Armond Warblade Warrior(talk) 19:25, 30 September 2006 (CDT)
Saving this page for it. [Image:U Can'T Touch This iTunes]
Obviously, it didn't. x.x I have the pic saved on my computer, and I could email it to anyone who needs the proof, but it would be much easier if someone would tell me how to upload it. --Armond Warblade Warrior(talk) 19:42, 30 September 2006 (CDT)
Perhaps the "Upload file" link? Chuiu Me Icon.png(T/C) 19:48, 30 September 2006 (CDT)
*cough* Shush. Just because I didn't click the little link I put in... :P
It does complain, though. Specifically, it says "." is not a recommended file type. I've saved it as a .bmp, any other recommendations? --Armond Warblade Warrior(talk) 19:51, 30 September 2006 (CDT)
What 90% of all images everywhere are saved in, .jpg ... Wait a minute, iTunes? Since when do they dictate how artists spell their songs? Sorry but iTunes isnt evidence enough for me, for all I know some random data entry dude could have accidentally made it a capital T when going to type "Touch". Chuiu Me Icon.png(T/C) 19:53, 30 September 2006 (CDT)
*sigh* Can't help you, then... but if someone *did* mistype it, it's the only mistype I've ever found... Think of how horrible Apple would feel if it was indeed a mistype :P
It's still not uploading the file, either. I don't think the name of it's on the CD, and to be honest I'm not completely sure where the CD is, but I'll look and see if I can take a pic... --Armond Warblade Warrior(talk) 19:57, 30 September 2006 (CDT)
Besides, I'm sure if it was that Wikipedia would get it right. And its evidence from the cd case and that article that its not a capital T. Chuiu Me Icon.png(T/C) 20:02, 30 September 2006 (CDT)

According to Gracenote (CDDB), it's "U Can'T Touch This" on this CD and this one, both compilation peices, and "U Can't Touch This" on one of Hammer's actual albums. So there definitely is some ambiguity, but I'd err on the side of Wikipedia and conventional spelling (just like we don't call them "MetallicA" in print). — 130.58 (talk) 21:24, 30 September 2006 (CDT)

I think it might just be some sort of formatting problem with Gracenote, since if you look at all the uses of apostrophes and quotation marks on those links, the next letter is capitalized. Unless its some sort of musical style that I've never heard of for capitalizing songs, I think that its safe to say that those sources aren't accurate. VegJed 11:30, 1 October 2006 (CDT)
Figured. Death to the capital T! — 130.58 (talk) 14:26, 1 October 2006 (CDT)
*cough* Right. Death to my idea. Uh huh. :P Well, I found the CD case (DJ Don's Dance Party) and it reports it as a lower case. If you'll excuse me... *Wanders off* Oh, hi, Mr. random Apple worker dude! Help me test out this new spell, will you? It's called Rodgort's Invocation... No, I'm NOT the dude who came in to torch half of Microsoft last week because my computer crashed again. That would be, um, my twin.
...Dammit, they always run away... --Armond Warblade Warrior(talk) 22:08, 1 October 2006 (CDT)
It's not your "idea". It's your observation of something iTunes did. Nobody's blaming ya. It's not like you went in here and said that it should be a capital T because that would be wickedly awesome or something like that. — 130.58 (talk) 19:11, 2 October 2006 (CDT)
*blink* Um, sure. Didn't say you were, but whatever floats your boat. :P --Armond Warblade Warrior(talk) 22:31, 2 October 2006 (CDT)

Vocal Minority and Stuff[edit source]

I edited this out, because while it is true what it says, Vocal Minority and Well of Silence render any shout or chant inoperative, so I don't see why this needs to be pointed out in this skill page. If we wanted to do that, then we would have to edit all shout and chant pages and add that info, because this skill is no different than those in this regard.

--Spura 06:03, 5 October 2006 (CDT)

Hmm not sure I'm in 100% agreement - there's a specific blurb how this is a special (if not unique) counter, so is it that suprising that the counters counter would get specific attention? I'd say it's very likely one or both of these skills came about for the very reason, to nip this one in the bud. --CKaz 14:16, 12 October 2006 (CDT)

Moved from article:[edit source]

Update[edit source]

"For 20 seconds, the next X touch skills used against you fail."

I can see how it was a bit excessive before, but now, like Defiant was Xinrae, it's a bit too narrow, in my opinion. At least they could have made it a targeted shout that can be used on any ally :( Merengue 01:08, 28 October 2006 (CDT)

Edit: Crap, I had that on the main article page? >< Sorry, I could have sworn I stuck it on talk =\ Merengue 14:00, 28 October 2006 (CDT)

Well im glad about this update. I'm an owner of a toucher and all i have to do is 4 plauge touches then go back to spamming vamp touch. This skill has gotten nerffed =)--Zyc 09:18, 17 December 2006 (CST)

An "owner of a toucher"....can you be skilled at touching? It's one of the simplest builds in the game to play...
Could he possibly have meant that he owns a toucher? 20:43, August 26, 2010 (UTC)
Nah. He implied he is a Touchy. Also, this is an almost ancient conversation :) --Vipermagi 10:01, August 27, 2010 (UTC)

IS it really a nerf?[edit source]

How many people are acctually putting this in there skill bar? How many touches can be thrown before it recharges? but in 1vs1?if toucher loses 4x7 energy and has to lower 510 health.....

So I guess the correct answer is it's just the thought of it being there people won't touch anymore.

They should have made a boss with this skill called "Hammer the Untouchable". If ANet had, they would be heroes in my eyes. --Mgrinshpon 18:39, 4 January 2007 (CST)

Hmm[edit source]

If you used this right before dying, could Restore Life still be cast on you? It's a touch skill. ;) Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 02:00, 22 February 2007 (CST)

Of course. Like most effects, it expires upon death. --Spura 08:03, 22 February 2007 (CST)

GvG-team[edit source]

Okay, this is what my Guild came up: Make a group of 8 P/W or W/P Hammergons, put on the weird looking pants and then enter misssion. As soon you are GvGing use Cant Touch This and start shouting STOP! HAMMERTIME!! The other team is - ofcourse- rolling on teh floor laughing and so we could rush towards the GL and then before the other team even had the chance to go in their seats again we already won. Funny isn;t it? --SigmA Omigod.jpg 14:13, 31 March 2007 (CDT)

Lol, best Team Build EVAR. If only there wasn't going to be a builds wipe T_TLavaEdge324++Conjure Flame.jpg 20:21, 20 April 2007 (CDT)
Wait, so was that your guild I watched on youtube? Wait, no, cause the opponents in that vid actually continued fighting, and lost from noobish mistakes (Meteor Shower rangers FTL!) VegJed 22:54, 21 April 2007 (CDT)

Sucks[edit source]

Needs a buffSystem Of A Guild 12:55, 14 May 2007 (CDT)

lol this skill is obviously a direct stab at touchers. i dont mind touchers though i think it is a very well thought out build that works and is very original. people only hate it because its good :P

People hate it because it beat them ;P — Skuld 08:50, 22 May 2007 (CDT)
people hated them because the vast majority of the touch rangers were noobs jumping on the metaphorical band wagon. Touch rangers were never good, too little damage and too slow for killing and survival is weak. Necromancers will always be the best touchers because they can utalise a secondary proffession to add veratility, add runes and headscars to increase damage and healing. Maybe it's cus I'm a necromancer and dont play it like a noob, but I know from experience a touch necro can kill any target as fast as a good assassin can, and are much harder to counter. — ~Soqed Hozi~ 17:32, 4 June 2007 (CDT)
Touch rangers arn't bad in RA as only 4 people attacking you is much easier to deal with and if your ennemy deosnt have a monk you dont need to damage quickly. And is a touch necro like a Kamikaze, kills but you die too? As for this skill i think its fine. Cant beat a touch ranger but beats shock, blackout, shove and a few other annoying things :).--Diddy Bow 17:39, 4 June 2007 (CDT)
Uh... touch necros... lol? -Auron My Talk 00:10, 5 June 2007 (CDT)
you r dumb lolz — Skuld 06:03, 5 June 2007 (CDT)
You guyz are newbs. I see them touch necros all the time. The usually pack Fireball and shock as well. Readem (talk*contribs) 01:24, 11 June 2007 (CDT)

What it should be[edit source]

My suggestion to make this skill better, less specialized, and most importantly more usable (so I have an excuse to make that bubble appear above my head!)

"Can't Touch This!"

10e 10r

For 1...3...4 seconds, the next touch or melee attack skill against target ally fails. That skill is disabled for an additional 1...12...15 seconds.

--Heelz 22:10, 19 June 2007 (CDT)

Very strong anti-spike by virtue of 'melee attack skill'. The skill disable is quite long too. --Kale Ironfist 22:14, 19 June 2007 (CDT)
How is this anti-spike? It prevents touch skills, not melee attacks. --NYC Elite 22:30, 19 June 2007 (CDT)
Read Heelzs' suggestion to buff it, which I was responding to. It states 'next melee attack skill' as one of the conditions to disable. --Kale Ironfist 22:58, 19 June 2007 (CDT)
Okay, maybe the disable's a little long, 1...7 would be reasonable and still be useful against touchers (the skill's original, but narrow, purpose). It has a very short duration with a normal investment in Command and needs quick reflexes to use it on a target about to get spiked (if I'm wrong, further explain how it is "very strong", please, that is, if you're not simply talking about assassins). It'll also only return 1 energy to a paragon, so I don't think it would be as imbalanced as you think. It's also an active defense, rather than passive like most shouts, which I think ANet prefers. This skill must be improved, so we can see it more often! --Heelz 23:32, 19 June 2007 (CDT)

Nah, I'd prefer this remain as awesome as flare :). Readem (talk*contribs) 23:37, 19 June 2007 (CDT)

It has to be done...[edit source]

Red thumbs down.png This Shout has been voted as Less Able to Make Effective (LAME).

Several users of GuildWiki have formed a consensus that this Shout sucks and badly needs an update from Anet.

This Shout was voted as lame for the following reasons:

  • Number-based skill failure.
  • Easily countered with spamming.

Yellow Thumbs Sideways.jpg The following Improvements have been suggested for this Shout. The poster believes that both of the suggestions should be adopted by ANet.

  • For 2..6 seconds, all touch skills targeted against you fail.
  • Add MC Hammer dance for male Paragons.

There we go.~ GoldDeanIcon.pngDean - 13:54, 16 August 2007 (CDT)

Lol, I think both additions... and yeah it is LAME. ~~ User:Frvwfr2 frvwfr2 (T/C/RFA) 13:55, 16 August 2007 (CDT)
... all I have to say is... we already have rits. Why did anet give paragons another mj dance. --Lann 15:34, 16 August 2007 (CDT)
Female necros? PaintballerSig.jpg The Paintballer (T/C) 16:02, 16 August 2007 (CDT)
Talking about males here bud >.> --Lann 16:11, 16 August 2007 (CDT)
Male Rit dance is Napoleon Dynamite, not Michael Jackson.~ GoldDeanIcon.pngDean - 03:53, 20 August 2007 (CDT)

I think that changing it to target ally would help A LOT. So you could see how the toucher goes after and help them. Or protect your warrior from blackout. Or protect monks from grapple and similar skills.--Spura 14:24, 20 August 2007 (CDT)

Wouldn't that make it "Can't touch that"? :P KazDoran 23:07, 17 October 2007 (UTC)
Well, in Java, this can be assigned to anything, so you can assign this to the target! I'm such a nerd :P --Gimmethegepgun 23:16, 17 October 2007 (UTC)
Yes you are, my friend... yes you are... I laughed at that one. canTouch(this) == false; :D KazDoran 18:30, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

AB[edit source]

Couldn't this skill be used in ab quite effectivle to take down the anoying quantity of Touch Rangers?

Block Chance[edit source]

Just an idea, adding a block chance to this skill would be pretty nice. Count Coolio 08:53, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

It came from the Guru![edit source]

I'm not sure how many of you are aware of this, but this skills was actually conceptualized by players on Guild Wars Guru. I know this simply because I was one of the contributors to the idea. The original thread with the idea can be found here 1. --Curse You 22:30, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

Well, it turned out a LOT diffrent. Quite funny though... That one would be much better. Plague Touch spam ftl >.> --- VipermagiSig.JPG -- (s)talkpage 23:19, 4 December 2007 (UTC)
Well it turns out I was wrong in the end, according to Emily Diehl on GWW [1] --Curse You Curse You (talk|contribs) 05:48, April 8, 2010 (UTC)

Guess who's found a use :D[edit source]

along with an auspicious parry/riposte build, it is needed to farm that morbin dinosaur fellow, it is needed to protect against his twisting jaws, a long recharge touch skill. if timed right it is possible to constantly block the devastating twisting jaws skill. *jigs woo found a use* Mr buck rogers

Icon[edit source]

Am I going crazy or are those people on the icon wearing the female version of Necromancer Vabbian armor instead of parachute pants?--franc likes tacos 02:31, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

It does look similar, but not quite the same, I think.Entrea SumataeEntrea [Talk] 03:04, 9 June 2008 (UTC)
I was just wondering since I was browsing through some of the sealed play pictures for skills, and when I saw this skill [2], the one on the left really looks like Vabbian armor. The pattern on the hips, chest, and shoulders seem to match. I'm only guessing the one on the right is wearing the same armor since the two look similar.
Only reason I'm bringing this up is to clarify whether the note about parachute pants is true or not.--franc likes tacos 05:16, 9 June 2008 (UTC)
Considering the cultural reference it seems true enough.--AlariSig.png 05:29, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

Parachute Pants?[edit source]

Where's the Parachute Pants?

File:Lann-canttouchthis.jpg well I don't see them... Silver Sunlight SSunlight.jpg 22:43, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

lolololol --Lann-sf2.jpg Lann 22:47, 16 June 2008 (UTC)
How can you not see them?!—JediRogue 20:32, 18 June 2008 (UTC)
You can revert if you like, but I don't see them lol... 20:45, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

Guess what[edit source]

This skill is now cheap enough to consider bringing along just to meet "under the effects of a shout" conditions 100% of the time. Felix Omni Signature.png 00:41, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

Soldier's Fury here I come Zulu Inuoe 04:00, 20 June 2008 (UTC)
I was running that in RA today, we had 8 wins before losing to dual healers. Felix Omni Signature.png 04:02, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

Palm Strike[edit source]

Every time I do PVP I become more and more tempted to take this skill along, due to the prevalence of Palm Strike in the current meta... everywhere. But of course that counts as counterspeccing. I wish Anet would tweak it to add some more functionality to it so it wouldn't be such a niche skill (block chance? IMS?). Recharge and cost would have to be reevaluated of course. Lazuli 06:32, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

Or it could also make you Too-Legit... As for what that might mean, I'm not sure yet but maybe it would involve Hex immunity. :p --ilrIlr d-small.png
For shits 'n giggles, & rather ironically, I've been taking Can't Touch This on my A/P Palm Striker variant to counter the overabundance of PS sins (& Shockers & R/N's) in RA/TA. It's saved more than a handful of matches now after it comes down to me vs another PS. Still not rly worth it for serious use, but fun nontheless watching a 'sin PS 3 or 4 times in a row helplessly. - insidious420 19:21, 29 December 2008 (UTC)
It is if you echo it!Entrea SumataeEntrea [Talk] 05:07, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

Anomaly[edit source]

I don't often use Touch skills in PvE, but recently I was fighting a Peacekeeper group with my Warrior, and I got my Brawling Headbutt blocked by this. But the blocked message comes up as "Target is immune to spells (Can't Touch This!")" I know I've seen some other skills with similar mistyped immunities, so I thought I'd mention this. KazeSmilie v2 Pikmin Yellow.gif 08:36, November 17, 2010 (UTC)