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Tides of Time

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Tides of Time

0.75¾ Activation time  40 Recharge time  Ground-targeted  

Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer (skill list)
Chronomancer tango icon 20px.png Chronomancer
Weapon slot 5
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Launch a wave of temporal energy that damages and stops enemies it passes through and buffs allies. The wave then returns to you. Touching the returning wave reduces the recharge of this skill.

 Damage.png Damage: 264 (0.8)?
 Alacrity.png Alacrity (2s): Skills recharge faster.
 Stun.png Stun: 1 second
 Miscellaneous effect.png Blocks Missiles
 Miscellaneous effect.png Recharge Reduced: 10s
 Combo.png Combo Field: Ethereal
 Range.png Range: 600

— In-game description [?]


  • Breakbar damage is affected by Sigil of Paralyzation and also Confounding Suggestions but not combined, when using both at the same time only Sigil of Paralyzation works.
  • This skill has no target limit, and will affect all targets it passes through.
  • May hit large targets multiple times per pass.
  • Will disappear when it collides with terrain or blocked targets.


Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
March 27, 2018
  • Fixed a bug that caused the recharge refund to fail if the chronomancer catches a wave from another chronomancer.
February 08, 2018
  • Updated aiming calculations for this skill so that it more accurately reflects the intended firing direction while the caster is moving.
  • The wave will now attempt to fire in the aimed direction relative to the player character's facing.
February 06, 2018
  • This skill no longer applies quickness.
  • Instead, it applies 2 seconds of alacrity to allies when the skill's wave animation passes through them.
  • This skill now uses ground targeting.
December 12, 2017
  • Improved the consistency of the returning wave in situations where the outgoing wave impacts walls or terrain
May 16, 2017
  • The casting time of this skill has been increased from 0.5 seconds to 0.75 seconds.
November 04, 2015
  • Fixed a bug that allowed this skill to destroy unblockable projectiles.
October 29, 2015
  • Fixed a bug that caused the effects from this skill to fail to appear under certain graphical settings.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Tides of Time has been added to the game.