Sun Spirit

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Sun Spirit

Ranger icon small.png Ranger (skill list)
Sun Spirit.png
 → Solar Flare.png
Sun Spirit
Training cost
2 Hero points
Game link
0.25¼ Activation time  
20 Recharge time
30 Recharge time
Sun Spirit

Spirit. Summon a sun spirit that[sic] at a target location and apply blindness to nearby enemies. The spirit will slam the ground and then shake, granting boons to nearby allies.

Blinded.png Blindness (5s): Next outgoing attack misses.
Might.png8 Might (15s): 240 Condition Damage, 240 Power
Might.png8 Might (8s): 240 Condition Damage, 240 Power
Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
Radius.png Radius: 360
Range.png Range: 600

— In-game description


Related traits[edit]

Nature Magic Nature Magic

Soulbeast Soulbeast

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
July 18, 2023
  • Reduced cooldown from 30 seconds to 20 seconds in PvE only. Increased might duration from 12 seconds to 15 seconds in PvE only.
June 27, 2023
  • Spirits have been reworked. A spirit will now grant an initial effect when summoned, slam the ground for a secondary effect, and then grant boons to nearby allies for a period of time.
August 23, 2022
  • (PvE only) All ranger spirits are now immune to crowd control on a PvE map.
August 02, 2022
  • Fixed a bug that caused spirit boons to be granted in a circle around the ranger instead of the spirit.
June 28, 2022
  • Spirit skills now affect 5 allied targets.
  • Spirits no longer apply effects when an ally in the radius strikes an enemy. Instead, each spirit applies a boon to allied targets in the radius at each 3-second interval. The Nature's Vengeance trait increases the base duration of these boons by 50% and causes spirits' activated skills to apply alacrity to allies in an area.
  • Spirits and their applied boons are as follows:
    • Sun Spirit: Vigor
March 05, 2019
  • Spirits have been reworked as follows:
    • When a spirit pulses its passive effect, it loses health equal to a percentage of its maximum health. (7.5% for nonelite spirits, 3% for elite spirits.)
    • The effect radius of a spirit's active skill has been reduced from 1,000 to 600 for all spirits.
    • Spirits now die automatically if the ranger moves away from the spirit beyond a range of 5,000. Spirits also die automatically if the ranger transitions between water travel and land travel.
    • Fixed a bug that caused underwater spirits to use their unique skill when killed.
May 08, 2018
  • Increased chance-on-hit from 75% to 100% and reduced burning duration from 3 to 2.5 seconds.
November 07, 2017
  • Increased the number of targets affected by the Sun Spirit from 5 to 10 targets.
October 18, 2016
  • Fixed a bug that caused rangers to lose access to their Solar Flare skill in certain situations.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • All ranger spirits have had their chance-on-hit effects increased to 75%.
  • The recharge of all nonelite ranger spirits has been reduced to 20 seconds.
  • This spirit's boon now applies 2 stacks of burning for 3 seconds.
July 01, 2014
  • Fixed the description of the spirit buff to remove the might on hit chance.
April 15, 2014
  • Fixed a bug that caused the spirit to have a 3-second base burn when triggered by a projectile.
December 10, 2013
  • Reduced the passive burning from 3 seconds to 2 seconds.
November 26, 2013
  • Decreased the hit-point value of the underwater version of this spirit to be consistent with the land version.
  • Summoning the spirit will now put its activated skill on a 1-second cooldown; this will fix an issue that caused the skill to begin recharging without firing when activated immediately.
September 03, 2013
  • Storm Spirit, Frost Spirit, Sun Spirit, Stone Spirit, and Spirit of Nature will now begin their recharge when the spirit dies instead of when the spirit is summoned.
  • Recharge has been reduced from 60 seconds to 25 seconds.
August 20, 2013
  • Added a radius skill fact.
July 26, 2013
  • Sun, Stone, and Storm Spirit: Fixed a bug that caused downed players to be able to use the spirit effects without gaining the internal cooldown.
December 14, 2012
  • Updated Sun Spirit's skill fact to include the burning proc duration.
November 15, 2012
  • The tooltip for this skill now displays the proper burning time of 3 seconds.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Sun Spirit has been added to the game.