Lightning Rod

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the elementalist trait. For other uses, see Lightning Rod (disambiguation).

Lightning Rod.png

Lightning Rod

Specialization
Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Air (trait list)
Tier
Grandmaster
Type
Major
Training cost
8 Hero points
Game link
External links
API

Cast Lightning Rod when you disable a foe.
Disables include stun, daze, knock back, pull, knock down, sink, float, launch, taunt, and fear.

— In-game description

Trait skill[edit]

Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Lightning Rod.png Lightning Rod (PvE) Call down lightning on a disabled foe.
Lightning Rod.png Lightning Rod (WvW, PvP) Call down lightning on a disabled foe.

Related skills[edit]

Weapon skills that are improved by this trait

Bundle skills that are improved by this trait

Transform skills that are improved by this trait

Elite skills that are improved by this trait

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
April 28, 2020
  • Reduced power coefficient from 1.2 to 0.95 in PvP and WvW.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced weakness duration from 4 seconds to 3 seconds.
January 26, 2016
  • The attack that this trait produces will now trigger after a target has become disabled rather than simultaneously.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
September 09, 2014
  • Lightning Rod now triggers on any form of disable rather than on interrupt.
April 15, 2014
  • Lightning Rod has been added to the game.