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Temporal Rift

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Temporal Rift

0.5½ Activation time  10 Energy  15 Recharge time  
Revenant icon small.png Revenant (skill list)
Off hand axe
No related skill available in slot 1No related skill available in slot 2No related skill available in slot 3Weapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.png
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Slice into the Mists, creating an unstable rift. After a short duration, this rift will collapse in on itself, pulling in enemies.

 Damage.png Damage: 275 (0.75)?
 Damage.png Damage: 4 (0.01)?
 Torment.png4 Torment (10s): 880 Damage, 1,272 Damage if Foe Is Stationary
 Torment.png Torment (1s): 22 Damage, 32 Damage if Foe Is Stationary
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 5
 Duration.png Duration: 1 second
 Radius.png Width: 300
 Range.png Range: 900

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Corruption Corruption

Retribution Retribution

Salvation Salvation

Invocation Invocation

Renegade Renegade


  • The rift is a 300x900 rectangular area which will pull enemies horizontally into a straight line in front of the player, in order to group them for cone or line area of effect attacks such as Frigid Blitz, Coalescence of Ruin, Surge of the Mists or Mace skills.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
May 11, 2021
  • Reduced torment duration from 12 seconds to 10 seconds in PvE only.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • This skill no longer inflicts confusion. Increased the amount of torment applied in PvE from 2 stacks to 4 stacks.
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 0.75 to 0.01. Adjusted base torment from 2 stacks for 12 seconds to 1 stack for 1 second.
February 06, 2018
  • The condition-damage application from this skill has been split between game modes. This skill will apply 4 stacks of confusion for 8 seconds in PvE, and 6 stacks of confusion for 3 seconds in PvP and WvW.
December 12, 2017
  • Torment has been adjusted from 3 stacks for 8 seconds to 2 stacks for 12 seconds.
May 16, 2017
  • In addition to its current effects, this skill now applies 3 stacks of confusion for 8 seconds to enemies that are currently using a skill when struck by it.
February 22, 2017
  • This skill will now more reliably hit enemies on slopes.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Temporal Rift has been added to the game.