Talk:Aura

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Necessary?[edit]

Is this page really necessary? as far as I know there ain't no in-game categorization for "aura" skills, the effects either come from skills or combos, I think this should be deleted. Swirling Aura is now known as Swirling Winds, and it's not an aura, it's an area effect that destroys projectiles. :) - 177.1.64.151 05:02, 7 May 2012 (UTC)

If there are traits which improve auras (which is the case), we have to know which skills are categorized as such. So I disagree with the deletion. Gnarf 16:44, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
Oh, I didn't really know about that, if you say so then it's fine, just remove Swirling Aura since it simply does not exist anymore! :) - 177.0.27.252 07:05, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
It did exist during last BWE. :o Though it seemed more like local AoE instead of self-buff like Shocking Aura. But it really depends on if traits affect it or not. Mediggo 07:15, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
I don't understand why people keep changing back Shocking Aura, ok it's historical but it's not part of the game as seen in BWE1 so why not update this list accordingly? - 201.24.9.137 07:30, 24 May 2012 (UTC)
(edit) Oops! My bad, I confused Swirling Aura with Shocking Aura (dagger skill) - 201.24.9.137 07:33, 24 May 2012 (UTC)

Tempest Defense[edit]

I'm not sure how to edit and it may be relevant that the trait in Air Magic XI Tempest Defense gives you a Shocking Aura for 4 s. - 67.84.47.110 18:06, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

Skill type[edit]

Is this really a "skill" type, or an effect type? None of the skills show "Aura" at the beginning of the description like other skill types and there are numerous other ways to gain aura effects. Mora 04:18, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

It's not an officially displayed skill type, no, but the term is used by a number of traits. Possibly we should be applying the term to the effects instead of the skills? —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 04:30, 9 May 2013 (UTC)
As noted on that page, the aura effect from fire+leap combo doesn't count as an aura for Powerful Aura, but trigger for all the other traits. It should be considere an anomaly since it doesn't work with Arcane Resurrection either. I agree we should be treating it as an effect type.--Relyk ~ talk > 05:04, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

Chaos Armor[edit]

I noticed on this page Superior Rune of Radiance that Chaos Armor was mentioned an an Anomaly and asked about it on the talk page but since it has the same animation and mechanics as existing Auras, even though this is not mentioned directly in the skills tooltip, I thought it should be included on the Aura page. Lady Elyssa (talk) 11:35, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

Based on elementalist's trait Zephyr's Boon and Elemental Shielding, I believe that Chaos Armor is not an aura, as both does not trigger from chaos armor via leap/blast combo, and both traits work with leap in fire/ice/light field and blast in ice field. -- User_talk:MaplemistMaplemist 06:36, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for your input on this Maple though as I understand it the Ele Traits would only apply to those Aura's that an Ele applied rather than those applied by another character. Lady Elyssa (talk) 07:57, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
I tested it with my ele that, if I leap through other's fire/ice/light field or blast other's ice field, traits are triggered properly, but not ethereal field. Auras are applied by the ones who perform the finisher, not the field initiator. Hence Chaos Armor is not an aura, and that is why the "anomaly" tag on the radiance rune page. -- User_talk:MaplemistMaplemist 10:06, 12 December 2014 (UTC)

Multiple Auras[edit]

Is it worth mentioning somewhere on the first page about having multiple auras. I assume that it can't be done and that if you apply a magnetic aura over the top of a fire shield that the latter supersedes the former? May seem silly but it is often worth stating the obvious. Stu (talk) 12:23, 4 December 2015 (UTC)

White it may or may not be possible, you may have up to 8 similtaneous WvW Auras concurrrent with an aura on this page. ~ 1Maven (talk) 17:24, 4 December 2015 (UTC)