Electric Discharge

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Electric Discharge

Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Air
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Strike your target with a bolt of lightning when attuning to air.

 Damage.png Damage: 93 (0.35)?
 Damage.png Damage: 66 (0.25)?
 Vulnerability.png Vulnerability (8s): 1% Incoming Damage, 1% Incoming Condition Damage
 Ferocity.png Critical Damage Increase: 100%
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 1
 Radius.png Radius: 900

— In-game description


  • Electric Discharge strikes the targeted foe within a radius of 900 while doing nothing without a target.
The Electric Discharge tooltip doesn't state Combat only, although it doesn't trigger when changing attunements while out of combat.
The Electric Discharge tooltip says radius while the combat log states range.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
December 11, 2018
  • The critical damage of this trait has been increased by 100%. Its base damage has been reduced by 50%.
March 27, 2018
  • Reduced damage by 28% in PvP and WvW.
  • Fixed a bug that caused this trait to attack at infinite range instead of the listed range of 900.
December 15, 2017
  • Fixed a bug that caused players using this trait to attack the nearest target instead of the active target.
December 12, 2017
  • This trait now properly displays its damage in the combat log and inflicts vulnerability in addition to its previous strike effects.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
May 20, 2014
  • Fixed a bug that caused the damage skill fact for this trait to be inaccurate.
March 26, 2013
  • The Sunspot, Electric Discharge, and Earthen Blast traits no longer trigger when changing attunements while out of combat.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Electric Discharge has been added to the game.