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effect caused by some skills which forces the affected target(s) to move towards the center of the effect or the surface of the water.Float is an
Elite skills that cause float
Underwater weapon skills that cause float
Drowning skills that cause float
- This can be used as a form of control to create space between you and your target.
- In the case of the elementalist skill, it can be used to pull an enemy closer to you as well.