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"I am a mountain, solid and enduring."

Earth-based magic grants defensive benefits, reducing incoming damage and the severity of conditions. Attuning to earth gives you a superior advantage in combat, granting you abilities that cripple and immobilize your foes.

— In-game description


Earth is a core specialization of the elementalist that focuses on use of bleeds, defense, and signets.

Tier Trait Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Minor Adept Stone Flesh.png Stone Flesh Strike damage taken is reduced while attuned to earth.
Major Adept Earth's Embrace.png Earth's Embrace Gain barrier when attuning to earth. Note: this effect will not trigger when attuning to the same element.
Major Adept Serrated Stones.png Serrated Stones Bleeding you inflict has increased duration. Deal increased damage to bleeding foes.
Major Adept Elemental Shielding.png Elemental Shielding Auras you grant to allies also grant protection.
Minor Master Earthen Blast.png Earthen Blast Damage and cripple nearby foes when attuning to earth.
Also triggers on overload skills.
Major Master Strength of Stone.png Strength of Stone 3 Gain condition damage based on your toughness. Inflict bleeding when you immobilize a foe.
Bleeding can only occur on the same target once per interval.
Major Master Rock Solid.png Rock Solid Grant stability to nearby allies when attuning to earth.
Note: This effect will not trigger when attuning to the same element.
Major Master Earthen Blessing.png Earthen Blessing Decrease the duration of movement-impairing conditions applied to you. Restore endurance when you receive one of these conditions.
Minor Grandmaster Geomancer's Training.png Geomancer's Training Strike damage from nearby foes is reduced. Earth weapon skills gain reduced recharge.
Major Grandmaster Diamond Skin.png Diamond Skin 1 Remove conditions when struck while your health is above the threshold.
Major Grandmaster Written in Stone.png Written in Stone Signets continue to grant their passive bonuses while recharging. Gain an aura when you use a signet skill.
Major Grandmaster Stone Heart.png Stone Heart You cannot be critically hit for a duration of time after entering or exiting earth attunement.
Remaining effect duration is lost when exiting.
See also: List of elementalist traits

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