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Disambig icon.png This article is about the combat effect. For the visual effect from equipment, see Cosmetic aura. For the NPC, see Aura (NPC).

Auras are a type of effect that provide an irremovable buff to a character, benefiting them and/or causing harm to their foes in some way when attacked. Multiple aura effects can be active on a character simultaneously, but they do not stack in duration or intensity. Each profession has access to a specific selection of auras primarily by performing skill combos, but some auras are granted through skills and traits. Elementalists are notable for having direct access to multiple auras as well as traits that enhance their effects in general.

List of auras[edit]

Aura Description Combo Field that can provide this aura
Chaos Aura.png Chaos Aura Give yourself random boons and your foe random conditions whenever you are struck. Ethereal field
Dark Aura.png Dark Aura Surrounded by a dark aura that reduces incoming condition damage and causes torment each time you are struck (1-second cooldown per attacker). Dark field
Fire Aura.png Fire Aura Enveloped in a fiery shield that burns foes, grants might each time you are struck (1-second cooldown per attacker). Fire field
Frost Aura (effect).png Frost Aura Chill foes that strike you (only once per second for each attacker); incoming damage is reduced by 10%. Ice field
Light Aura.png Light Aura When struck, you gain resolution. Incoming condition damage is reduced by 10%. (Cooldown: 1s) Light field
Magnetic Aura (effect).png Magnetic Aura Reflect projectiles with magnetic energy. None
Shocking Aura (effect).png Shocking Aura Stun nearby attacking foes with an electric shock (only once per 2 seconds for each attacker). None

Transmute auras[edit]

  • Elementalists can use specific weapon skills to "detonate" an aura, which delivers an area effect and removes the aura.
  • These skills have independent 10-second cooldowns (3 seconds in PvP modes) and can only be used when the elementalist is affected by the appropriate aura.
Transmute Description Weapon Skill
Transmute Fire.png Transmute Fire Use the energy of the fire aura to cause an explosion, damaging enemies and benefiting allies. Focus Fire Shield.png Fire Shield
Transmute Frost.png Transmute Frost Cause your frost aura to violently explode, healing allies and damaging foes. Off hand dagger Frost Aura.png Frost Aura
Transmute Lightning.png Transmute Lightning Cause your shocking aura to violently explode, stunning enemies who are struck by it. Main hand dagger Shocking Aura.png Shocking Aura
Transmute Earth.png Transmute Earth Cause the surrounding magnetic aura to violently explode. Staff Magnetic Aura.png Magnetic Aura

Related traits[edit]

This section is about traits that grant or improve auras in general as a type of effect.
For traits that grant or improve one specific aura, see Aura/Overview or the respective articles for each aura.

Traits that grant auras[edit]

Traits that improve auras