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Overload Water

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Overload Water

Elementalist icon small.png Elementalist (skill list)
Tempest icon small.png Tempest
Profession mechanic
Weapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.png
Activ. type
Water Attunement.png → 
Overload Water.png
Game link
4 Activation time  20 Recharge time  
Overload Water

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.

Healing.png Healing: 392 (0.2)?
Healing.png Healing: 392 (0.1)?
Healing.png Final Healing: 3,220 (0.75)?
Regeneration.png Regen (8s): 1,040 Heal
Vigor.png Vigor (5s): +50% Endurance Regeneration
Miscellaneous effect.png Conditions Removed per Pulse: 1
Number of targets.png Number of Allied Targets: 5
Count Recharge.png Water Attunement: 20 seconds
Interval.png Interval: 1 second
Radius.png Radius: 360
Breaks stun.png Breaks Stun

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Water Water

Arcane Arcane

Tempest Tempest


  • Casts Healing Ripple at the beginning of the channel while using Water specialization.
  • Despite looking a bit like a Water field, this skill does not create one.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 28, 2022 End of Dragons release:
  • (Undocumented) Maximum targets reduced from 10 to 5.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced pulse heal coefficient from 0.2 to 0.1. Reduced maximum number of targets from 10 to 5.
July 16, 2019
  • Casting this skills now triggers the trait Healing Ripple.
December 11, 2018
  • This skill now applies vigor for 5 seconds upon completion. The number of targets this skill affects has been increased from 5 to 10.
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 Water has been added to the game.


  • The character will occasionally shout out one of the following lines, depending on the status of Overload Water.
Ready to channel Starting to channel Finished channeling
Flooded! Overflow! Drying off!