Powerful Aura

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Powerful Aura

Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Water (trait list)
Training cost
8 Hero points
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Any aura you grant yourself is granted to nearby allies.

 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Radius.png Radius: 600

— In-game description

Related skills[edit]

Weapon skills that are improved by this trait

Bundle skills that are improved by this trait

Utility skills that are improved by this trait

Elite skills that are improved by this trait

Trait skills that are improved by this trait

Related traits[edit]

Traits that are improved by this trait

Fire Fire

Water Water

Arcane Arcane

Tempest Tempest


  • Hits 5 allied targets excluding you, so applying an aura to yourself can apply it to 6 allies in total. For example, increases allies affected by auras from shouts like "Feel the Burn!" to 6 in WvW/PvP.
  • Auras granted by combos do trigger Powerful Aura.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed trait history, see here.

Patch Changes
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • Fixed a bug that prevented this trait from correctly sharing light aura.
January 26, 2016
  • The durations of auras this trait applies have been reduced from 5 seconds to 4 seconds.
October 29, 2015
  • Fixed an issue that allowed this trait to double-apply boons associated with auras.
September 29, 2015
  • Increased the effective radius of this trait from 360 to 600.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • Updated this trait to reflect the introduction of the specialization mechanic.
  • Changed: When you apply an aura to yourself, grant that aura to all nearby allies as well.
May 20, 2014
  • Updated the description of this trait to clarify that the shared auras only apply when the source is a weapon skill.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Powerful Aura has been added to the game.