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The Aspects are sources of power for the Zephyrite, which exist as forces in the world. There are three aspects: the Aspect of Sun, Aspect of Wind, and Aspect of Lightning. After the Zephyrites discovered the aspects, they constructed the Zephyr Sanctum to study and embrace the aspects in peace. Players can utilize these aspects through crystals located around Labyrinthine Cliffs. Bethamy postulates the aspects are a result of honing certain aspects of Air Magic over centuries.


There are three types of crystals which correcto the three aspects, each providing specific effects and a skill.

Object name Appearance Ingame description Associated skill
Wind Crystal Wind Crystal.jpg The Aspect of Wind will help lift you up. Run across any blue Wind crystal and you'll be able to jump higher. Assisted Leap.png Assisted Leap
Sun Crystal Sun Crystal.jpg Run across any red Sun crystal and the Aspect of Sun will flow through you. You'll be able to dash like a beam of light. Light Dash.png Light Dash
Lightning Crystal Lightning Crystal.jpg Just as lightning leaps from place to place, so can you. Collect any purple lightning crystals you see and you'll gain the power to tether to locations at great distances. Lightning Pull.png Lightning Pull

There are also Sky Crystals that don't correspond to any one aspect or grant skills, but instead hold the recorded knowledge of the Zephyrites.

Aspect skills[edit]

Once a player touches a crystal, they will be granted a hidden transformation effect and three locked skills. These skills are unlocked by touching a corresponding crystal. Once the skill is unlocked, the player will have ten stacks of an effect corresponding to the skill. Each use of the skill consumes one stack. Stacks are denoted on the player's effect bar as Miscellaneous effect.png Assisted Leap (effect), Miscellaneous effect.png Light Dash (effect), and Miscellaneous effect.png Lightning Pull (effect). When all ten stacks are used, the skill will return to a locked state. Because you are under a transformation effect, you will be able to use bundles, including kites and summoned objects such as conjure weapons.

# Skill Activation time Recharge time Description
1 Assisted Leap.png Assisted Leap 10.5½ Use the aspect of wind to leap extremely high.
2 Light Dash.png Light Dash 1 Dash forward at the speed of light.
2 Redirect Arrow.pngSun Break.png Sun Break Stop moving at the speed of light.
3 Lightning Pull.png Lightning Pull 1 Use lightning to pull yourself to the target location.
3 Redirect Arrow.pngLightning Pull.png Lightning Pull 0.25¼ Use lightning to pull yourself to the target location.
5 Return.png Return 2 End the transformation and return to your true form.

When you don't have the skill unlocked - either because you haven't picked up the necessary crystal or have run out of stacks - you will have the following skills.

# Skill Activation time Recharge time Description
1 Skill.png Assisted Leap Collect a wind crystal to unlock this skill.
2 Skill.png Light Dash Collect a sun crystal to unlock this skill.
3 Skill.png Lightning Pull 0 Collect a lightning crystal to unlock this skill.


The three types of crystals that grant aspect skills may be found in the following locations.

Maguuma Jungle
Maguuma Wastes


  • The crash has damaged most of the crystals that have fallen into Dry Top and their power fades much more rapidly than in the Labyrinthine Cliffs. Once picking up a crystal, you will obtain the Temporary Abilities that will grant you 15 seconds to use skills before the crystals power has dissipated.[1]
  • You cannot change your healing, utility, or elite slot while under the transform effect, although they are not locked