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Primordial Stance

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Primordial Stance

Elementalist icon small.png Elementalist (skill list)
Weaver icon small.png Weaver
Training cost
15 Hero points
Game link
5 Recharge time  
Primordial Stance

Stance. Channel the prime elements at their core, dealing damage based on your current attunements. Fully attuning deals the same condition twice.

 Damage.png Damage: 88 (0.33)?
 Fire Attunement.png Burning.png Burning (2s): 262 Damage
 Fire Attunement.png Burning.png Burning (10.5½s): 197 Damage
 Water Attunement.png Chilled.png Chilled (1s): -66% Skill Recharge Rate, -66% Movement Speed
 Air Attunement.png Vulnerability.png8 Vulnerability (3s): +8% Incoming Damage, +8% Incoming Condition Damage
 Earth Attunement.png Bleeding.png2 Bleeding (6s): 264 Damage
 Primordial Stance.png Primordial Stance (5s): Deal damage and inflict conditions based on your current attunements.
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Maximum Count.png Maximum Count: 2
 Count Recharge.png Count Recharge: 20 seconds
 Count Recharge.png Count Recharge: 25 seconds
 Interval.png Interval: 1 second
 Radius.png Radius: 180

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Fire Fire

Earth Earth

Water Water

Weaver Weaver


  • Switching attunements while the stance is active does change the conditions inflicted accordingly.
  • Your character will occasionally shout one of the following lines upon activating this skill:
    • I see the pattern at last!
    • Your seams are showing.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
July 07, 2020
  • Burning duration has been reduced from 3 seconds to 2 seconds, with the PvP and WvW versions remaining at 1.5 seconds. Bleeding duration has been reduced from 8 seconds to 6 seconds globally.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Increased ammo recharge from 20 seconds to 25 seconds. Reduced burning duration from 3 seconds to 1.5 seconds.
July 16, 2019
  • Reduced ammo recharge time from 25 seconds to 20 seconds.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Primordial Stance has been added to the game.