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Overload Air

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PvP Menu Bar icon.png This skill has a PvP-only version — see Overload Air (PvP).
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Overload Air

4 Activation time  20 Recharge time  

Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Elementalist (skill list)
Tempest tango icon 20px.png Tempest
Profession mechanic
Air Attunement.png
Overload Air.png
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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.

 Damage.png Damage: 262 (0.715)?
 Overload Air.png Static Charge (10s): Your next attack delivers a lightning strike.
 Vulnerability.png Vulnerability (10s): 1% Incoming Damage, 1% Incoming Condition Damage
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 3
 Duration.png Field Duration: 4s
 Radius.png Attack Interval: 0.5½s
 Radius.png Radius: 360
 Combo.png Combo Field: Lightning
 Breaks stun 40px.png Breaks Stun
 Range.png Range: 360

— In-game description [?]


  • Strikes an enemy up to 14 times.
  • Elemental Enchantment Elemental Enchantment does affect the cool down of this ability.
  • While it only damages 3 enemies, the Static Charge gets applied on 5 allies.
  • Direct damage scales with the equipped (main-hand) weapon. Default damage in PvE for exotic Dagger or Scepter is 262, for Staff 289, without weapon 190.
  • The damage of this skill is reduced by 7% in PvE only.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • The total number of attacks has been reduced from 17 to 14.
February 22, 2017
  • The damage of this skill has been reduced by 7% in PvE only.
July 26, 2016
  • The damage of this skill has been reduced by 10%.
November 17, 2015
  • Reduced the visual noise on the effects associated with this skill.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Overload Air has been added to the game.


  • The character will occasionally shout out one of the following lines, depending on the status of Overload Air.
Ready to channel Starting to channel Finished channeling
Charged up! Lightning bolt! That was a blast!