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Sand Squall

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Sand Squall

Elementalist icon small.png Elementalist (skill list)
Tempest icon small.png Tempest
No related skill available in slot 1No related skill available in slot 2No related skill available in slot 3Weapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.png
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0.75¾ Activation time  30 Recharge time  
Sand Squall

Apply protection to you and your allies, then increase the duration of all boons currently existing on you and your allies. Gain magnetic aura.

Magnetic Aura (effect).png Magnetic Aura (4s): Reflect projectiles with magnetic energy.
Protection.png Protection (2s): -33% Incoming Damage
Protection.png Protection (0.5½s): -33% Incoming Damage
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Duration.png Duration Increase: 3 seconds
Radius.png Radius: 600
Combo.png Combo Finisher: Blast

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Fire Fire

Air Air

Earth Earth

Water Water

Arcane Arcane

Tempest Tempest


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 base protection duration from 2 seconds to 0.5 seconds. Reduced maximum number of targets from 10 to 5.
March 05, 2019
  • The increased boon duration that this skill grants has been increased from 2 seconds to 3 seconds. The number of allies this affects has been increased from 5 to 10.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Sand Squall has been added to the game.