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Disambig icon.png This article is about the elementalist mechanic. For the process that grants an additional infusion slot, see Attuned equipment.

An attunement is the profession mechanic of the elementalists. There are four attunement skills in total, representing the elements of fire, water, air and earth. These skills occupy the F1-F4 slots of the mechanic bar by default. Activating an attunement changes the weapon skills on the skill bar, and each weapon type has a unique set of skills for each attunement. Additionally, glyph skills have different effects based on a current attunement.

Attunements are activated instantly and can be used in the middle of the cast of another skill. When one is activated, the previous attunement recharges for 10 seconds, while other attunements which are ready to use will recharge for 1.5 seconds. Both of these recharges can be reduced by the Elemental Enchantment trait, as well as the Alacrity boon.

Elementalists' hands become enveloped by an aura which identifies that character's attunement. Elementalists do not have a "neutral state" as they are always attuned to one of the elements, except when transformed or mounted.

List of attunements[edit]

Skill Description Unlock level
Fire Attunement.png Fire Attunement Attune to fire, gaining heavy damage and burning abilities. 1
Water Attunement.png Water Attunement Attune to water, gaining superior support and healing abilities. 5
Air Attunement.png Air Attunement Attune to air, gaining heavy damage and control abilities. 11
Earth Attunement.png Earth Attunement Attune to earth, gaining superior damage-over-time and defensive abilities. 15


  • Attuning counts as a weapon swap for activating sigils.
  • Attunement swap is instant, and can be activated whilst disabled.
  • Because Elementalists can't swap weapons in combat, its possible to swap attunements whilst activating a skill without causing it to cancel. This allows for some handy tricks, eg:

Related traits[edit]

Traits that improve attunements[edit]

Traits that change based on attunement[edit]

Player chatter[edit]


Attuning to an element frequently causes the elementalist to shout out one of the following lines, depending on their race, gender and the attunement used.

Race Gender Attunement
Fire Attunement.png Fire Attunement Water Attunement.png Water Attunement Air Attunement.png Air Attunement Earth Attunement.png Earth Attunement
Asura tango icon 20px.png Asura Female Fire!
Observe the power of fire!
Spark to flame!
The water's rage!
Wave and torrent!
I summon the winds!
Let the storms rage!
I command stone and soil!
The earth is my weapon!
Male Fire!
I have ignition!
Turn up the heat!
Cleansing will now begin!
Turn the tide!
Now they'll feel my turbulence!
Severe weather warning!
Geological forces, at my command!
Rocks and stones will break your bones!
Charr tango icon 20px.png Charr Female Burn them!
Feel the flame!
Feel the cold!
Making waves!
Storm power!
The wind is here!
Rock solid!
Strong as stone!
Male Bring the flames!
Behold the ocean's power!
My power will drown you!
Lightning and thunder!
The wind obeys me!
I can move mountains!
I summon the power of our lands!
Human tango icon 20px.png Human Female Feeling hot!
Now burn!
Behold, the ocean's power!
Feel Grenth's icy embrace!
I call upon the storm's power!
I summon the power of the storm!
Reap the whirlwind!
I can move mountains!
I summon the power of earth!
Male Fire!
Here come the flames!
Getting hotter!
Behold, the ocean's power.
My power is like a tidal wave!
Dwayna, heed me!
I call upon the storm's power.
Reap the whirlwind!
I can move mountains!
I summon the power of Melandru!
Norn tango icon 20px.png Norn Female Fire, do my bidding!
Cold power.
Feel the cold.
By the winds!
The air is mine.
Solid like rock.
Stronger than stone.
Male Bringing the fire!
Flames are my friend.
They'll burn.
Drown in my power.
The flow and freeze.
Rocks and mountains!
The power of the land.
Sylvari tango icon 20px.png Sylvari Female Ferocious fire!
Fire consumes at my whim!
I channel the flames!
Currents flow by my will!
I am river and ocean!
Powerful water!
Glorious air!
I channel the wind!
The storm shall bend at my word!
Earth and stone conform to my will!
I channel rock and soil!
Supportive earth!
Male Consuming fire!
Element of fire, obey me!
I am the flames!
Element of water, attend me!
I am rain and ice!
Persistent water!
Element of wind, heed me!
I am the wind!
Joyous air!
Element of earth, hear me!
I am rock and soil!
Solid earth!


Weaver icon small.pngWeavers frequently shout out one of the following lines when double attuning:

  • Fire Attunement.png  +  Water Attunement.png   "Extreme temperatures time!" - "Conflagration!" - "That's my boiling point!"
  • Fire Attunement.png  +  Air Attunement.png   "You'll melt away!" - "Searing flesh from bone!" - "My flames burn hotter!"
  • Fire Attunement.png  +  Earth Attunement.png   "Blood of the earth!" - "These flames run deep!" - "I recommend.. you run!"
  • Water Attunement.png  +  Air Attunement.png   "Shatter!" - "Feel the chill!" - "Cold bites to the bones!"
  • Water Attunement.png  +  Earth Attunement.png   "Everything erodes, even you!" - "The pressure of the depths!" - "Natural Wrath."
  • Air Attunement.png  +  Earth Attunement.png   "I'll return you to dust!" - "A wind of truth cannot be quelled." - "Blade of the Earth"


Catalyst icon small.pngCatalysts occasionally shout out one of the following lines when attuning:

  • Fire Attunement.png   "A brilliant ember!" - "Heart of a volcano!"
  • Water Attunement.png   "A swift stream!" - "An ocean trench!"
  • Air Attunement.png   "A swirling gust!" - "A thousand storms!"
  • Earth Attunement.png   "A ripple in the earth!" - "An ancient mountain!"


  • Before the release of Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire, human female elementalist could say "Feel the fires of Balthazar!" when attuning to Fire. This was removed with the expansion.