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Solar Beam

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Solar Beam

Ranger icon small.png Ranger (skill list)
Druid icon small.png Druid
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Activ. type
Game link
10.25¼ Activation time  

Fire a concentrated beam of light at the target enemy or ally, damaging foes and healing allies struck by the beam.

 Damage.png Damage: 121 (0.3)?
 Damage.png Damage: 101 (0.25)?
 Healing.png Healing: 66 (0.03)?
 Healing.png Healing: 30 (0.03)?
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 3
 Miscellaneous effect.png Pulses: 3
 Range.png Range: 1,200

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Druid Druid

  • Live Vicariously Live Vicariously — When you heal an ally, you are also healed.
  • Natural Mender Natural Mender — Increase healing to other allies. Gain astral force each interval while not in celestial avatar form.


  • The beam also damages enemies it passes through.
  • Attack speed is approximately three pulses every 1.35 seconds.
  • The heal is equal to (2 + Level^2 * 0.01 + Healing Power * 0.03) in PvE.
  • The target circle beneath the ally briefly fades red when trying to cast this skill on them.
    • This skill heals allies through walls.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
October 18, 2022
  • Fixed an issue that caused this skill to display as out of range when an ally was targeted.
August 23, 2022
  • This skill can now target allies.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced base heal per pulse from 66 to 30.
March 27, 2018
  • Reduced damage per strike by 17% in PvP only.
November 17, 2015
  • This skill can no longer be activated without a target.
October 28, 2015
  • Fixed a bug that caused this skill to heal allies beyond its intended range.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Solar Beam has been added to the game.