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Lightning Orb

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Lightning Orb

0.5½ Activation time  25 Recharge time  Ground-targeted  

Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Elementalist (skill list)
Tempest tango icon 20px.png Tempest
Weapon slot 5
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Launch an orb of lightning that fires projectiles at nearby foes.

 Damage.png Damage: 148 (0.45)?
 Damage.png Damage: 119 (0.36)?
 Vulnerability.png Vulnerability (10s): 1% Incoming Damage, 1% Incoming Condition Damage
 Vulnerability.png Vulnerability (6s): 1% Incoming Damage, 1% Incoming Condition Damage
 Interval.png Missile Launch Interval: 0.25¼ seconds
 Radius.png Radius: 360
 Range.png Range: 1,200

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Air



  • The orb travels at 200 units per second.
  • On an average-sized target, Lightning Orb will hit 14 times on average.
  • The maximum times it can hit is 42 times.
  • The orb can only hit one target at a time.
  • Can be used off of some cliffs/ledges, and will traverse through the air at a 45-degree angle until it reaches a level surface or the attack is completed.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient per strike from 0.45 to 0.36. Reduced vulnerability duration from 10 seconds to 6 seconds.
September 23, 2017
  • Fixed a bug that prevented this skill from attacking valid targets.
January 26, 2016
  • Updated the skill fact to indicate the correct damage per strike.
  • Increased the launch radius for missiles from 300 to 360.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Lightning Orb has been added to the game.