Churning Earth

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Churning Earth

2 Activation time  30 Recharge time  

Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Elementalist (skill list)
Off hand dagger
Weapon slot 5
Activ. type
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Make the earth churn, crippling nearby foes before unleashing a seismic wave that damages and bleeds them.

 Damage.png Damage: 1,284 (3.5)?
 Crippled 40px.png4 Crippled (1s): -50% Movement Speed
 Bleeding 40px.png8 Bleeding (8s): 1408 Damage
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Radius.png Radius: 360
 Combo.png Combo Finisher: Blast

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

  • Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Evasive Arcana Evasive Arcana - Create an attunement-based spell after dodging. (Casts a weaker version of Churning Earth at the end of your dodge, applying 20 seconds of bleeding and 2 seconds of cripple.)


  • Cannot move while channeling.
  • The cripple is applied repeatedly, the period depending on the distance the enemy is from the epicenter.
  • As Lightning Flash is an instant cast, it will not interrupt the channeling. Players can channel from a distance and then teleport into range before it ends.
  • Combo notifications appear at the start of Churning Earth, even though the actual effects are not applied until the end of the channel. If a combo field expires before Churning Earth finishes channeling, the combo effects are still created.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
April 19, 2016
  • The damage of this skill has been increased by 7%.
January 26, 2016
  • Reduced the casting time of this skill from 3.25 seconds to 2 seconds.
November 15, 2012
  • This skill's description no longer references "hold and release."
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Churning Earth has been added to the game.


  • This skill was previously a charge skill, but was changed to a channeled skill later.
  • A Guild Wars skill bears the same name as this skill.