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Elemental Bastion

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Elemental Bastion

30 Recharge time
40 Recharge time
Tempest icon small.png Tempest (trait list)
Training cost
10 Hero points
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Heal allies you grant an aura to. Grant frost aura to nearby allies when struck while below the health threshold.

 Healing.png Healing: 522 (0.55)?
 Healing.png Healing: 391 (0.8)?
 Radius.png Health Threshold: 75%
 Frost Aura (effect).png Frost Aura (4s): -10% Incoming Damage
 Number of targets.png Number of Allied Targets: 5
 Radius.png Radius: 360

— In-game description

Related skills[edit]

Weapon skills that are improved by this trait

Bundle skills that are improved by this trait

Utility skills that are improved by this trait

Elite skills that are improved by this trait

Trait skills that are improved by this trait

Related traits[edit]

Traits that improve this trait

Fire Fire

Air Air

Earth Earth

Water Water

Tempest Tempest

Traits that are improved by this trait

Fire Fire

Water Water

Arcane Arcane

Tempest Tempest


Shocking Aura appears to use PvE healing value in WvW/PvP.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
November 29, 2022
  • Increased heal attribute scaling from 0.4125 to 0.8 in WvW only.
February 28, 2022 End of Dragons release:
  • Increased healing coefficient from 0.55 to 0.8 in PvP only.
October 26, 2021
  • Multiplicative damage reduction enhancements have been updated to display how much damage was reduced by rather than displaying how much the damage is multiplied by. For example, protection now displays "-33% Damage" instead of "67% damage." This is not a change to functionality; it is only a change to display the bonus in a more intuitively understandable way.
October 05, 2021
  • All effects that provide a percentage reduction to incoming damage have been standardized to stack multiplicatively.
April 06, 2021
  • Increased heal scaling from 0.4125 to 0.55 in PvP only.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Increased internal cooldown from 30 seconds to 40 seconds. Reduced base heal from 522 to 391. Reduced healing coefficient from 0.55 to 0.4125.
July 28, 2016
  • Fixed a bug that prevented this skill from healing allies when traited with Powerful Aura.
July 26, 2016
  • The base healing-per-level values for this trait have been reduced by 33%.
    • The healing power contribution has been increased by 10%.
January 26, 2016
  • The duration of the frost aura this trait applies has been reduced from 5 seconds to 4 seconds.
October 29, 2015
  • This trait can now activate when struck by missiles.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Elemental Bastion has been added to the game.