Lightning Surge

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Lightning Surge

Elementalist icon small.png Elementalist (skill list)
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1 Activation time  
10 Recharge time
6 Recharge time
Lightning Surge

Charge a lightning surge that damages and blinds foes near your target when it discharges.

 Damage.png Damage: 726 (1.8)?
 Damage.png Damage: 456 (1.13)?
 Blinded.png Blindness (5s): Next outgoing attack misses.
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Radius.png Radius: 180
 Range.png Range: 1,200

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Air Air

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
August 23, 2022
  • (PvE only) Damage multiplier increased from 1.44 to 1.8.
June 28, 2022
  • Increased power coefficient from 0.91 to 1.13 in PvP and WvW.
July 07, 2020
  • Reduced cooldown from 10 seconds to 6 seconds in PvP and WvW. Reduced power coefficient from 1.15 to 0.91 in PvP and WvW.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 1.44 to 1.15.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • The cast time has been reduced by 0.4 seconds.
October 18, 2016
  • The damage of this ability has been increased by 10%.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Blasting Staff: The effects of this trait have been added to all staff-skill area attacks by default.
September 30, 2014
  • Updated the description accuracy for the number of targets.
October 01, 2012
  • This skill no longer has infinite range and cannot fire at targets behind the player.
  • It also is properly affected by line of sight and works with the Arcana trait Blasting Staff.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Lightning Surge has been added to the game.