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Elementalist icon small.png Elementalist (skill list)
Off hand dagger
Weapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.png
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0.75¾ Activation time  
16 Recharge time
25 Recharge time

Trigger a quake at your location, knocking down foes and dealing massive damage.

Damage.png Damage: 1,100 (3.0)?
Damage.png Damage: 4 (0.01)?
Knockdown.png Knockdown: 2 seconds
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Radius.png Radius: 240
Combo.png Combo Finisher: Blast
Evade.png Defiance Break: 200

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Air Air

Earth Earth

Arcane Arcane

Catalyst Catalyst


  • The combo finisher's effects and damage are applied at 680 ms into the cast and the cast takes 1000 ms in total.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
August 23, 2022
  • (PvE only) Recharge reduced from 30 seconds to 16 seconds. Damage multiplier increased from 1 to 3.
March 29, 2022
  • Reduced cooldown from 30 seconds to 25 seconds in PvP and WvW.
February 28, 2022 End of Dragons release:
  • (Undocumented) Added tooltip fact Defiance Break.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 1.0 to 0.01.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • This skill will no longer queue; if able, it will interrupt other skills in order to cast.
February 22, 2017
  • The recharge of this skill has been reduced from 40 seconds to 30 seconds.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the blast finisher to occur around the elementalist’s selected target rather than around their current position.
October 18, 2016
  • The recharge time of this ability has been reduced from 45 seconds to 40 seconds.
June 03, 2014
  • Fixed a bug that caused the skill combo notification to appear when this skill was activated rather than when the attack hit.
October 15, 2013
  • Added a range indicator.
October 22, 2012
  • The responsiveness of skills used after this skill has been improved.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Earthquake has been added to the game.