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Tidal Surge

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Tidal Surge

Elementalist icon small.png Elementalist (skill list)
Tempest icon small.png Tempest
No related skill available in slot 1No related skill available in slot 2No related skill available in slot 3Weapon slot filled tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.png
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0.25¼ Activation time  30 Recharge time  
Tidal Surge

Send out a tidal wave that regenerates and heal[sic] allies, then knocks enemies back.

Damage.png Damage: 330 (1.0)?
Damage.png Damage: 3 (0.01)?
Healing.png Healing: 1,302 (0.5)?
Regeneration.png Regen (8s): 1,040 Heal
Knockback.png Knockback: 240
Miscellaneous effect.png Healing Radius: 360
Evade.png Defiance Break: 150
Range.png Range: 360

— In-game description

Related traits[edit]

Air Air

Water Water

Arcane Arcane


  • The heal and regeneration are applied in a radius around the user at the start of the skill, affecting the user and 4 other allies. This can affect allies behind the user.
  • The damage and knockback affect 5 enemies in front of the wave when it crashes down, approximately 3 seconds after the skill is cast.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
November 28, 2023
  • Reduced the cooldown from 35 seconds to 30 seconds.
February 28, 2022 End of Dragons release:
  • (Undocumented) Added tooltip fact Defiance Break.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • (Competitive split) Reduced power coefficient from 1.0 to 0.01.
October 02, 2018
  • The time between casting this skill and knocking back targets has been reduced by about 0.5 seconds.
September 23, 2017
  • Fixed a bug in which effects played too quickly when the player was affected by quickness.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Tidal Surge has been added to the game.