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Elementalist icon small.png Elementalist (skill list)
Weaver icon small.png Weaver
Main hand sword
Weapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngNo related skill available in slot 4No related skill available in slot 5
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1 Activation time  
12 Recharge time
18 Recharge time

Use the element of water to propel yourself backward and regenerate, leaving a healing area at your location.

 Damage.png Damage (2x): 242 (0.66)?
 Damage.png Damage (2x): 74 (0.2)?
 Healing.png Healing: 216 (0.18)?
 Healing.png Healing: 120 (0.05)?
 Regeneration.png Regen (5s): 650 Heal
 Number of targets.png Number of Enemy Targets: 3
 Number of targets.png Number of Allied Targets: 5
 Miscellaneous effect.png Pulses: 5
 Duration.png Duration: 4 seconds
 Evade.png Evade: 10.75¾ seconds
 Combo.png Combo Field: Water

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Water Water

Arcane Arcane


  • Regeneration is granted at the end of the evade-animation.
  • The water field is created in the beginning of the cast and it moves backwards with the player during the evasion. Healing pulses occur inside the field only.
  • Riptide moves the player character ~390 units backwards.
  • Evasion frame actually lasts for 1.1 seconds which is also the precise activation time.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient per strike from 0.33 to 0.1. Reduced pulse heal coefficient from 0.1 to 0.05. Reduced pulse base heal from 165 to 120. Increased cooldown from 12 seconds to 18 seconds.
December 11, 2018
  • Fixed a bug that allowed this skill to go on full cooldown when interrupted before any benefit was gained.
August 28, 2018
  • In PvP only, healing per level has been reduced by 24%, and healing power contribution has been reduced by 44%.
February 06, 2018
  • The healing-per-level aspect of this skill has been reduced by about 60%.
  • Healing-power contribution has been reduced by 45%.
September 22, 2017 Path of Fire release:
  • Riptide has been added to the game.