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

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.