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Disambig icon.png This article is about the Tempest mechanic. For the Thaumanova Reactor Fractal effect, see Overload (effect).

Overload is a profession mechanic that allows elementalists who specialize into Tempest to gain additional skills while in each attunement. Each overload skill is able to be used after 6 seconds in the attunement. Overloading increases the recharge of the attunement when swapping to a different attunement.

List of overload skills[edit]

# Skill Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Fire Attunement.png
 Fire Attunement
Attune to fire, gaining heavy damage and burning abilities.
F1 Chain
Overload Fire.png
 Overload Fire
4 20 Overload. Unleash all flames you've accumulated, searing enemies and strengthening allies. Finishing the cast leaves a tornado behind. Using this skill causes the attunement to have a longer recharge.
Water Attunement.png
 Water Attunement
Attune to water, gaining superior support and healing abilities.
F2 Chain
Overload Water.png
 Overload Water
4 20 Overload. Create a surge of accumulated water magic, healing and cleansing allies. When the cast ends, heal the area and apply regeneration. Using this skill causes the attunement to have a longer recharge.
Air Attunement.png
 Air Attunement
Attune to air, gaining heavy damage and control abilities.
F3 Chain
Overload Air.png
 Overload Air
4 20 Overload. Use your air magic to summon a nimbus that repeatedly strikes nearby enemies. When this ability is complete, imbue your allies with electricity and create a lingering static region that strikes enemies at the same interval. Using this skill causes the attunement to have a longer recharge.
Earth Attunement.png
 Earth Attunement
Attune to earth, gaining superior damage-over-time and defensive abilities.
F4 Chain
Overload Earth.png
 Overload Earth
4 20 Overload. Ride your stored earth magic around, granting protection to other allies you move over and crippling enemies, then deliver a final immobilizing blast of power to the area, leaving behind a dust cyclone that delivers the same effects as the overload. Using this skill causes the attunement to have a longer recharge.

Related traits[edit]


Player Chatter[edit]

  • The character will occasionally shout out one of the following lines, depending on the attunement and situation.
Overload Ready to channel Starting to channel Finished channeling
Fire Fired up! Inferno! Cooling down!
Water Flooded! Overflow! Drying off!
Air Charged up! Lightning bolt! That was a blast!
Earth Ready to rock! Landslide! Back on solid ground!