Ring of Earth

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Ring of Earth

Elementalist icon small.png Elementalist (skill list)
Main hand dagger
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1 Activation time  6 Recharge time  
Ring of Earth

Use the earth to launch yourself into the air and strike foes in a small radius. Deliver a larger ring of earthen spikes upon impact.

 Damage.png Initial Damage: 121 (0.33)?
 Damage.png Initial Damage: 37 (0.1)?
 Damage.png Final Impact Damage: 550 (1.5)?
 Damage.png Final Impact Damage: 330 (0.9)?
 Bleeding.png3 Bleeding (6s): 396 Damage
 Bleeding.png2 Bleeding (6s): 264 Damage
 Crippled.png Cripple (2s): -50% Movement Speed
 Miscellaneous effect.png Number of Impacts: 2
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Miscellaneous effect.png Blocks Missiles
 Radius.png Initial Radius: 180
 Radius.png Final Impact: 240

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Earth Earth

Weaver Weaver


  • The missile blocking lasts for ~2 seconds. It seems to have approximately 240 radius, like the final impact. The missile blocking occurs at the initial damage.
Tooltip damage calculation adds 32 to the weapon strength midpoint, reporting marginally higher damage.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
August 23, 2022
  • (PvE only) Final impact damage multiplier increased from 1.2 to 1.5.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced initial strike power coefficient from 0.33 to 0.1. Reduced final strike power coefficient from 1.2 to 0.9. Reduced bleeding stacks per strike from 3 to 2.
April 23, 2019
  • This skill has been slightly reworked. It now delivers an attack early in the animation, and then another attack upon impacting the ground. Bleeding duration per impact has been reduced from 12 seconds to 6 seconds. Initial impact damage is 27.5% of the final impact. Final impact damage has not changed from the skill's initial value.
May 08, 2018
  • The bleeding application of this skill is no longer split between game modes and will now apply 3 stacks of bleeding in all modes.
March 27, 2018
  • Increased the number of bleeding stacks from 1 to 3 in PvP and WvW.
September 09, 2014
  • Added a Blocks Missiles skill fact.
December 10, 2013
  • Added a range indicator.
May 28, 2013
  • No longer destroys unblockable projectiles.
October 22, 2012
  • This skill now applies cripple.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Ring of Earth has been added to the game.