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Overload Fire

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Overload Fire

4 Activation time  20 Recharge time  

Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Elementalist (skill list)
Tempest tango icon 20px.png Tempest
Profession mechanic
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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 longer recharge.

 Damage.png Pulse Damage: 330 (0.9)?
 Damage.png Pulse Damage: 367 (1.0)?
 Burning.png Pulse Burning (3s): 393 Damage
 Might.png Pulse Might (12s): 30 Power, 30 Condition Damage
 Duration.png Duration: 5s
 Interval.png Interval: 1s
 Breaks stun.png Breaks Stun
 Combo.png Combo Field: Fire
 Combo.png Combo Finisher: Whirl
 Range.png Range: 180

— In-game description [?]



  • Pulses 10 times.
  • Elemental Enchantment Elemental Enchantment does affect the cool down of this ability.
  • Combos for a total of 7 burning bolts.
  • Direct damage scales with the equipped (main-hand) weapon. Default damage in PvE for exotic Dagger or Scepter is 367, for Staff 404, without weapon 266.
  • The maximum number of targets is 5, although it is not listed on the tooltip.
  • The cast time of this skill is ~4.5s, although the tooltip says 4s.
  • While under the effect of Quickness, (due to the shorter cast time) it only pulses 4 times during the channel, resulting into a total of 9 pulses instead of the intended 10.
  • Though it's a Fire Field the duration of the fire field isn't affected by Persisting Flames.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
September 23, 2017
  • Fixed a bug that occurred when One with Fire was equipped without Unstable Conduit.
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • The physical damage has been reduced by 10% in PvE only.
December 01, 2015
  • Fixed an issue that caused the effects of this ability to scale with the character's size.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Overload Fire has been added to the game.


  • The character will occasionally shout out one of the following lines, depending on the status of Overload Fire.
Ready to channel Starting to channel Finished channeling
Fired up! Inferno! Cooling down!