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Energy Expulsion

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Energy Expulsion.png

Energy Expulsion

Not available underwater  
Revenant icon small.png Revenant (skill list)
Legendary Centaur
Training cost
9 Hero points
Game link

35 Energy  2 Recharge time  

Legendary Centaur. Force energy to erupt from the tablet, knocking down nearby foes and healing nearby allies.

If this skill is empowered, knockdown duration is increased.

 Healing.png Healing: 1,970 (1.0)?
 Healing.png Healing: 1,478 (0.5)?
 Miscellaneous effect.png Conditions Removed: 1
 Knockdown.png Knockdown: 3 seconds
 Knockdown.png Knockdown: 2 seconds
 Skill fact text only icon.pngWhen Empowered
 Knockdown.png Additional Knockdown: 1 second
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Radius.png Radius: 240
 Combo.png Combo Finisher: Blast

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Retribution Retribution

Salvation Salvation

Invocation Invocation

Devastation Devastation

Renegade Renegade


  • Destroys the tablet.
  • Ventari occasionally shouts "None will harm you while I am here!" on use.
  • The Blast Finisher occurs at the Revenant's location, not the tablets.
Jumping before the cast finishes can cause the tablet to vanish without healing or knocking down.[verification requested]

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
June 28, 2022
  • After summoning Ventari's Tablet, the next Legendary Centaur skill will be empowered. This occurs when entering Legendary Centaur Stance or when using Project Tranquility.
    • Energy Expulsion: Knockdown duration is increased.
  • This skill no longer creates healing fragments and instead heals and removes conditions from allies in the area. This skill no longer consumes all energy when used. Increased energy cost from 10 to 35. This skill now knocks down enemies that it strikes instead of knocking them back.
February 28, 2022 End of Dragons release:
  • (Undocumented) Added tooltip fact Defiance Break.
March 23, 2021
  • Reduced knockback distance from 450 to 100 in PvP only.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced base heal per fragment from 985 to 739. Reduced fragment heal coefficient from 0.5 to 0.25.
April 23, 2019
  • Updated the description of this skill to refer to the created objects as "healing fragments" rather than the misleading term "energy fragments."
September 23, 2017
  • This skill now has a 10-second cooldown in PvP and a 2-second cooldown in other game modes.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • Increased the duration of fragments created by this skill from 5 seconds to 10 seconds.
May 16, 2017
  • Reduced cost to 10 energy.
  • This skill now consumes all remaining energy when cast and removes a condition from up to 5 nearby allies for every 10 energy consumed (including the casting cost).
July 26, 2016
  • Fixed a bug that caused this skill to knock back from an incorrect point.
April 19, 2016
  • This skill is now instant but has a 1-second delay for the explosion.
February 23, 2016
  • Updated this skill to create an extra energy fragment when using the Natural Abundance trait.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Energy Expulsion has been added to the game.