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0.25¼ Activation time  
35 Recharge time
45 Recharge time
 15 Hero point  
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Shout. Call upon the earth to cripple and immobilize foes in the area around you. Allies in the initial blast gain magnetic aura.

 Damage.png Damage (2x): 398 (1.5)?
 Magnetic Aura.png Magnetic Aura (4s): Reflect projectiles with magnetic energy.
 Protection.png Protection (5s): -33% Incoming Damage
 Crippled.png Cripple (6s): -50% Movement Speed
 Immobile.png Immobilize (2s): Unable to move.
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Miscellaneous effect.png Blast Radius: 240
 Combo.png Combo Finisher: Blast
 Range.png Range: 600

— In-game description [?]


  • The cripple, Magnetic Aura and 1st instance of damage are applied instantly. Blast Finisher, Immobile and 2nd damage are applied after 1 second.
  • Both instances of damage occur at the initial location of the caster.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
March 05, 2019
  • This skill now applies 5 seconds of protection to nearby allies in addition to its other effects.
October 02, 2018
  • The cooldown of this skill has been reduced from 45 seconds to 35 seconds in PvE only.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • "Aftershock!" has been added to the game.


  • The skills Shock and Aftershock formed an elementalist melee synergy combo in the original Guild Wars.