Elemental Surge

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Elemental Surge

Elementalist icon small.png Arcane (trait list)
Training cost
8 Hero points
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Arcane skills gain reduced recharge, grant increased ferocity, and inflict a condition based on your attunement.

 Fire Attunement.png Burning.png Burning (4s): 524 Damage
 Water Attunement.png Chilled.png Chilled (3s): -66% Skill Recharge Rate, -66% Movement Speed
 Air Attunement.png Blinded.png Blindness (5s): Next outgoing attack misses.
 Earth Attunement.png Immobile.png Immobilize (2s): Unable to move.
 Earth Attunement.png Immobile.png Immobilize (1s): Unable to move.
 Elemental Surge.png Arcane Lightning (15s): Increases your ferocity.
 Ferocity attribute.png Ferocity: +150
 Count Recharge.png Recharge Reduced: 20%

— In-game description

Related skills[edit]

Traited recharge

Skill Traited recharge
Healing Arcane Brilliance.png Arcane Brilliance (PvP) 15 12
Arcane Brilliance.png Arcane Brilliance (PvE, WvW) 25 20
Utility Arcane Blast.png Arcane Blast 1 0.8
Arcane Power.png Arcane Power 45 36
Arcane Shield.png Arcane Shield (PvE) 40 32
Arcane Shield.png Arcane Shield (WvW, PvP) 45 36
Arcane Wave.png Arcane Wave 2 1.6
Trait Arcane Shield.png Lesser Arcane Shield (PvE) 60 48
Arcane Shield.png Lesser Arcane Shield (WvW, PvP) 300 240
Traited count recharge

Skill Traited recharge
Utility Arcane Blast.png Arcane Blast 20 16
Arcane Wave.png Arcane Wave 30 24

Related traits[edit]

Traits that improve this trait

Fire Fire

Earth Earth

Weaver Weaver

Catalyst Catalyst


Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced immobilize duration from 2 seconds to 1 second.
May 18, 2017
  • The burn duration from this skill has been reduced to 4 seconds from 5 seconds.
May 17, 2017
  • When used with Arcane Power, this trait now considers the caster of the ability as the source when dealing conditions and will apply them based on the caster's current attunement.
October 18, 2016
  • Immobilize duration has been increased from 1 second to 2 seconds.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
  • Added: Gain 150 more ferocity for 15 seconds when you use an arcane skill.
  • Added: Arcane abilities recharge 20% faster.
May 28, 2013
  • Now functions correctly with the Arcane Shield while the player is attuned to air.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Elemental Surge has been added to the game.