Burning Retreat

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the elementalist staff skill. For the Conjured Flame skill, see Burning Retreat (Lava Axe skill).

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Burning Retreat

Elementalist icon small.png Elementalist (skill list)
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18 Recharge time  
Burning Retreat

Quickly roll backward, leaving behind a line of fire that burns.

Damage.png Damage: 81 (0.2)?
Burning.png Burning (2s): 262 Damage
Duration.png Duration: 6 seconds
Interval.png Interval: 1 second
Evade.png Evade: 1 second
Combo.png Combo Field: Fire

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Fire Fire

Water Water

Catalyst Catalyst


  • The rollback's maximum range is roughly 650 units.
  • Hitting obstacles like walls won't cancel the skill.
  • The skill damages an enemy only once per second.
  • There are 6 "lines" that are created by the entire Burning Retreat.
  • Fire fields will not generate if the character's position does not change significantly (for example, running against a wall).

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 14, 2023
  • Reduced cooldown from 20 seconds to 18 seconds.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • This skill can now only damage an enemy once per second.
  • Damage has been increased by 100%, and burning duration has been increased from 1 second to 2 seconds per tick.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Movement-speed adjustments no longer affect the intended travel distance.
September 09, 2014
  • This skill no longer generates fire fields if the character's position does not change significantly (for example, rolling against a wall).
October 15, 2013
  • Increased the retreat distance by 200.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Burning Retreat has been added to the game.