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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, causing harm to foes and/or benefiting the user in some way when attacked. Elementalists have access to auras through different weapon skills, but auras can also be granted or improved by certain combos, traits, and upgrade components. Auras do not stack like boons do.

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 to deliver an area effect.
  • These skills have independent 10-second cooldowns (3 seconds in PvP) and can only be used if 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 auras in general, for traits that grant or improve one specific aura, check the respective aura page or the aura overview page.

Traits that grant auras[edit]

Traits that improve auras

Related equipment[edit]

Runes that grant auras[edit]

For runes that grant one specific aura, check the respective aura page or filter the table on Rune for "Aura".

Runes that improve auras[edit]