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Overload Air

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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
Activ. type
Air Attunement.png → Overload Air.png
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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.

 Damage.png Damage: 190 (0.715)?
 Damage.png Damage: 163 (0.612)?
 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: 4 seconds
 Interval.png Attack Interval: 0.5½ seconds
 Radius.png Radius: 360
 Combo.png Combo Field: Lightning
 Breaks stun.png Breaks Stun
 Range.png Range: 360

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]


  • Strikes an enemy up to 14 times.
  • 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.
  • Casts Electric Discharge at the beginning of the channel during combat only while using Air specialization. Starting combat with Overload Air will not trigger Electric Discharge.

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 0.765 to 0.612.
July 16, 2019
  • Increased damage of the Static Charge effect provided by this skill by 20%. Fixed a bug that prevented Electric Discharge from firing.
  • Casting this skills now triggers the trait Electric Discharge.
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!