Shocking Aura (effect)

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Shocking Aura

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Stun nearby attacking foes with an electric shock (only once per 2 seconds for each attacker).

— In-game description

Shocking Aura is an aura that stuns foes that attack you.

Related skills[edit]

Weapon skills that grant Shocking Aura

Elite skills that grant Shocking Aura

Related traits[edit]

See also: Aura#Traits that improve auras

Traits that grant Shocking Aura


  • Stun Duration is 1 second.
  • Stun is applied after getting hit.
  • Only stuns enemies within 240 units.
  • The short duration combined with restriction of stunning attackers means that this aura can stun one attacker only 1-2 times during its duration.
  • The aura can hit enemies during attacks that evade like Unrelenting Assault and Surge of the Mists.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed effect history, see here.

Patch Changes
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • Aura effects have been updated to be larger and more noticeable. The previous, more subtle aura effects are now used for auras on allies and for all characters viewed by PvP spectators when the Effect LOD option is checked in the graphics settings. Effect icons used for auras have been updated for consistency.
July 26, 2016
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Shocking Aura's internal cooldown from being applied to downed players.
December 01, 2015
  • The following skills have had their effects replaced with a new version to reduce visual noise: Frost Aura, Magnetic Aura, Shocking Aura, and Fire Shield.
May 14, 2013
  • This skill's icon on the buff bar now displays the same icon as the skill itself.
February 26, 2013
  • Updated this ability to indicate its cooldown on stunning enemies.
December 14, 2012
  • This aura is no longer incorrectly considered a boon.
  • The aura will no longer be affected by boon duration, but also cannot be ripped by boon removal skills.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Shocking Aura has been added to the game.