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Elementalist icon small.png Elementalist (skill list)
Tempest icon small.png Tempest
Training cost
15 Hero points
Game link
0.25¼ Activation time  30 Recharge time  

Shout. Call upon the earth to cripple and immobilize foes in the area around you. Allies in the initial blast gain a magnetic aura.

Damage.png Damage (2x): 398 (1.5)?
Damage.png Damage (2x): 26 (0.1)?
Magnetic Aura (effect).png Magnetic Aura (4s): Reflect projectiles with magnetic energy.
Protection.png Protection (5s): -33% Incoming Damage
Protection.png Protection (3s): -33% Incoming Damage
Aegis.png Aegis (5s): Block the next incoming attack.
Crippled.png Cripple (6s): -50% Movement Speed
Immobile.png Immobilize (2s): Unable to move.
Immobile.png Immobilize (3s): 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

Related traits[edit]

Fire Fire

Air Air

Earth Earth

Water Water

Arcane Arcane

Tempest Tempest


  • 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
August 23, 2022
  • (PvE only) Cooldown reduced from 35 seconds to 30 seconds. Now also applies aegis to allies for 5 seconds.
February 28, 2022 End of Dragons release:
  • The tempest's shout skills have had their maximum targets reduced from 10 to 5.
December 01, 2020
  • Shout Skills: Increased the maximum number of targets from 5 to 10 in PvE only.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced total power coefficient from 1.5 to 0.1. Increased immobilize duration from 2 seconds to 3 seconds. Reduced protection duration from 5 seconds to 3 seconds. Reduced cooldown from 35 seconds to 30 seconds.
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.