Arcane Lightning

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Arcane Lightning

Elementalist icon small.png Arcane (trait list)
Training cost
8 Hero points
Game link
Arcane Lightning

Arcane skills grant increased ferocity and have additional effects.

Arcane Brilliance.pngProtection.png Protection (30.5½s): -33% Incoming Damage
Arcane Wave.pngImmobile.png Immobilize (10.5½s): Unable to move.
Arcane Blast.pngBlinded.png Blindness (5s): Next outgoing attack misses.
Arcane Shield.pngStability.png2 Stability (4s): Cannot be knocked down, pushed back, pulled, launched, stunned, dazed, floated, sunk, feared, or taunted.
Arcane Power.pngArcane Power.png2 Arcane Power (5s): Attacks do critical damage.
Arcane Lightning.png Arcane Lightning (15s): Increases your ferocity.
Ferocity attribute.png Ferocity: +150

— In-game description


  • Arcane Shield provides stability after the shield expires or is destroyed.
  • In PvE, the duration of immobilize from Arcane Wave is instead 2 seconds.
  • Arcane Brilliance.png Arcane Brilliance still inflicts a condition depending on current attunement.

Related skills[edit]

Healing skills that are improved by this trait

Utility skills that are improved by this trait

Trait skills that are improved by this trait

Related traits[edit]

Traits that improve this trait

Earth Earth

Arcane Arcane

Tempest Tempest

Weaver Weaver

Catalyst Catalyst

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
March 19, 2024
  • Elemental Surge: This trait has been renamed to Arcane Lightning. This trait no longer causes arcane skills to inflict conditions and instead enhances each arcane skill as follows:
    • Arcane Brilliance: Grants protection to the user.
    • Arcane Wave: Immobilizes enemies that it strikes.
    • Arcane Shield: Grants stability to the user when the shield expires.
    • Arcane Power: Grants additional critical-strike stacks to the user.
    • Arcane Blast: Blinds enemies that it strikes.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced immobilize duration from 2 seconds to 1 second.
May 18, 2017
  • The burn duration from this skill has been reduced to 4 seconds from 5 seconds.
May 17, 2017
  • When used with Arcane Power, this trait now considers the caster of the ability as the source when dealing conditions and will apply them based on the caster's current attunement.
October 18, 2016
  • Immobilize duration has been increased from 1 second to 2 seconds.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
  • Added: Gain 150 more ferocity for 15 seconds when you use an arcane skill.
  • Added: Arcane abilities recharge 20% faster.
May 28, 2013
  • Now functions correctly with the Arcane Shield while the player is attuned to air.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Elemental Surge has been added to the game.