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0.25¼ Activation time  75 Recharge time  
Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Elementalist (skill list)
Tempest tango icon 20px.png Tempest
Training cost
25 Hero points
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Shout. Shout and infuse your allies with arcane energy. Allies who would take lethal damage while this is active ignore the deathblow and are healed instead. If the effect expires naturally, grant an aura based on your current attunement.

 Healing.png Healing: 2,836 (1.5)?
 Fire Attunement.png Fire Aura.png Fire Aura (4s): Enveloped in a fiery shield that burns foes, grants might each time you are struck (1-second cooldown per attacker).
 Water Attunement.png Frost Aura (effect).png Frost Aura (4s): -10% Incoming Damage
 Air Attunement.png Shocking Aura (effect).png Shocking Aura (4s): Stun nearby attacking foes with an electric shock (only once per 2 seconds for each attacker).
 Earth Attunement.png Magnetic Aura (effect).png Magnetic Aura (4s): Reflect projectiles with magnetic energy.
 "Rebound!".png Rebound (5s): Ignore the next lethal blow and receive healing
 Fury.png Fury (5s): 20% Critical Chance
 Radius.png Radius: 600

— In-game description [?]

A player using "Rebound!"

Related traits[edit]

Fire Fire

Air Air

Earth Earth

Water Water

Arcane Arcane

Tempest Tempest


  • Does not work with falling damage.
  • Despite the description, the lethal blow isn't actually ignored - the player still takes the damage, but is prevented from entering a downed state and is immediately healed.
    • If players receive a lethal blow while under the Rebound effect, their health is "set" to the amount healed. So even if their health is higher before (e.g. they get one-shot by Jade Maw) their health is the healed amount afterwards.
  • If a player is affected by both Rebound and Rigorous Certainty and takes a lethal blow, Rebound is consumed first.
Despite the description, allies always receive an aura when the Rebound effect expires, either from lethal damage or natural timeout.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
December 01, 2020
  • Shout Skills: Increased the maximum number of targets from 5 to 10 in PvE only.
March 05, 2019
  • This skill now applies 5 seconds of fury to nearby allies in addition to its other effects.
May 16, 2017
  • The base healing of this ability has been increased by 33%.
December 01, 2015
  • Fixed a bug that allowed elementalists to revive when Vapor Form ends.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • "Rebound!" has been added to the game.